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HUMMINBIRD LAKEMASTER---LOUISIANA DELTA

?Recently purchased this card and installed the card to my 898ci HD SI DI. Surprised to see that all land mass is now RED! Recently read somewhere(?) that someone had mentioned the ability to change the TRANSPARENCY setting so as to allow one to view old canals, bayous, trenasses, etc. Has anyone been able to do so...? I am recovering from surgery and unable to do so myself! Any and all info relative to this feature and/or the ability to replicate older images PLEASE COMMENT!!! THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE...John C.

February 03 at 2:09pm

This coming Tuesday, October 9, I lost a great fishing companion and a true friend…JOHN GREMILLION/R.I.P. October 9, 2014!

Hope you are still catching those big speckled trout and staying away from those “stuuupid redthings”! i KNOW YOU ARE till throwing your Texas Tackle double rigged shrimp jigs.

Hope you caught that heavenly world record tarpon you and your uncle were always after. By now, you should have a 300 on your 24′ Blue Wave.

We all miss you!

Missy, hope you are doing well!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

October 07, 2018 at 12:28pm

Read on another webiste, there was a massive fish kill which had settled along the beaches from west of Fouchon to Elmer's Isle! It was stated that the stench was horrible...prior to and during the incident pogie boats/spotter planes reportedly were working the Gulf within a mile of the beaches! At the time, days before the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo-were were no picture/videos.

Anyone hear and/or see this in person?

If indeed true...hope the media has the cahoonas to do some coverage and the after-math!?!

John Castelluccio, Jr.

July 30, 2018 at 1:15am

NEED INFO: Can anyone post Pros/Cons for fishing the Grand Isle/Fouchon areas during the first two weeks of October? A group of us are planning an out of the ordinary fishing trip to Grand Isle/Fouchon---October 7th thru the 12th. Usually, we get together anytime between late May to July and we have never fished the area during the early fall months; therefore, we would like to get an idea of what to expect! Any/all info relative to surf fishing...Fouchon, Elmer's Island to 4-Bayous AND the north-side of the island as far north as Bassa Bassa, etc...THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE...John Castelluccio, jr.

July 21, 2018 at 4:31pm

Anyone interested in purchasing 'fishing' maps of Louisiana (Pathfinder, Nevr lost, Trail Blazer, etc ...) made and copy-righted by New Orleans Map Company should contact TOM DUNE (past owner) at 504-613-5513 (Cell) or his PRIMARY NUMBER...985-781-7906 (house)!

ALL maps are at near half price (below pre-Katrina pricing)...John Castelluccio, Jr.

ps...Tom lives in the Slidell area

March 10, 2018 at 3:09pm

Corps planning on opening Bonnet Carre Spillway very soon---FOR ONLY THREE WEEKS AS OF NOW!!! ?Waiting? to see how much ?promised land? will be built up in our marshes? NADA!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

March 06, 2018 at 1:39pm

LOCAL CHEFS WHO OPPOSE RED SNAPPER CHANGE

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves' changes to the red snapper allotment process:

Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Nina Compton of Compere Lapin

Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery

Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette

Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher

Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill

Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group

Ernest Prejean of Prejean's in Lafayette

Ryan Schantz of Calla

Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

I believe, we as recreational fishers will TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow who also show their opposition to Garrett Graves' changes to red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr. (I am not the originator of this post-BUT DO SUPPORT A TOTAL BOYCOTT)

January 26, 2018 at 12:53am

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves? changes to the red snapper allotment process:

Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Nina Compton of Compere Lapin

Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery

Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette

Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher

Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill

Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group

Ernest Prejean of Prejean?s in Lafayette

Ryan Schantz of Calla

Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

What we as recreational fishers will TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow showing their opposition to Garrett Graves' changes to red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr. (I am not the originator of this post-BUT DO SUPPORT A TOTAL BOYCOTT)

January 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves’ changes to the red snapper allotment process:
Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Nina Compton of Compere Lapin
Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette
Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher
Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill
Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group
Ernest Prejean of Prejean’s in Lafayette
Ryan Schantz of Calla
Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

What we SHOULD DO as recreational fishers, TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow WHO SHOW their opposition to Garrett Graves’ changes to the red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

January 25, 2018 at 5:55pm

Bad weather & high winds = no reports... so putting this out there!

Requesting ANY AND ALL input both positive and/or negative relative to the Minn Kota Saltwater/Riptide (Ulterra?) I-Pilot (36V w/60' shaft) with ALL THE BELLS/WHISTLES (handheld remote vs foot control AND the Auto Deploy/Stow features). I do realize that with these troll motors in 'anchor'/Spotlock' feature that the bow will always be into the wind and should stray from side to side due to both tide and winds.

ALSO...what about the 'Auto Deploy/Stow' feature?

We troll the MRGO, Trestles, Rocks, etc and wondering if having the foot control would give more 'hands-free' time as compared to constantly positioning with the remote!

We realize that the guides for the most part like the handheld remote due to the fact that they are assisting their client s and keeping them on the fish.

ANY/ALL INPUT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...John Castelluccio, Jr.

October 17, 2017 at 12:32pm

ORIGINAL QUESTION----

MY ORIGINAL QUESTION: Which tidal conditions, incoming vs dropping combined with wind direction of less than 10 mph IS BEST for fishing the surf, whether from boat or standing the surf? Are tide predictions for Caminada Bridge combined with moon phase ALL are players in fishing Elmer's???

Hoping for lots of experienced suggestions/answers. Thanks, John C.

July 21, 2017 at 11:37am

F Y I: Don't forget to renew your LOUISIANA fishing licenses which expire on Friday, June 30th, 2017! Thanks for correcting my error...John C.

June 02, 2017 at 3:57pm

F Y I: Don't forget to renew your LOUISIANA fishing licenses which expire on Friday, June 30th, 2017! Thanks for correcting my error...John C.

June 02, 2017 at 2:48pm

Remembering CAPT. JOHN GREMILLION...RIP October 9, 2014. Age 47...Miss You My Friend: John Castelluccio, Jr.

(*** Louisiana Sportsman's Magazine, June Edition...page 198)

May 31, 2017 at 11:24am

ANY shrimping reports from personal experience or '...I heard...' ??? John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 16, 2016 at 7:22pm

Trying to locate a SHIMANO CURADO BANTAM
201-Bantam Super- Free (BSF) left-hand
baitcaster! This was the 'original'-old
metal flaked dark-green! Davey Jones
claimed mine...Thanks, John
Castelluccio, Jr. 504-481-1344

January 05, 2016 at 8:50pm

'EVER WONDER WHY' charter captains are delaying their limit and/or near-limit articles/pics? Is it less (old) news equals less fishers? John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 18, 2015 at 10:12am

I was reminded by 'Missy' John (Holy
Mackerel) Gremillion's girl-friend...That
Friday, July 3rd was his birthday. Happy
bBrthday John...Hope you caught several
300# tarpon, limits of big trout up there
and noooo redthings! Miss You...John
Castelluccio, Jr.

July 04, 2015 at 1:22am

Posted - 09/17/2014 : 2:25:31 PM

I purchased (2006) my custom made all aluminum and SS trailer from Sport-Trailer Trailer Co., located on old Hwy. 90 in Bay St. Louis, MS. Someone hit my trailer in the Bonnabel parking lot two weeks ago...damaging the left metal upright-guide pole and the U-bolted bracket! I made an appointment with the owner of Sport-Trail Trailers-Kevin Desalles and brought it in yesterday morning. A new bracket was welded on, BOTH metal uprights were replaced, LIKEWISE ALL four of the U- bolts, nuts and washers. They inspected my trailer, tongue assembly (under, around and over) and found a stress fracture in the step-up next to the fender and welded that. Accompanied Kevin into his office, he handed me two t-shirts and AND he apologized that there was not enough time (11:00am employees' lunch time) to lift my boat off the trailer so as to chemically-wash my trailer as a courtesy . I was gratefully surprised at what he 'charged' and a handshake. SPORT-TRAIL TRAILER CO. is doubling it's size AND will be the 'official' trailer manufacturer for BLAZER BAY BOATS located in Pensacola, FL

September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm

Took my boat into Pontchartrain - shakedown for trip to Grand Isle this weekend. Noticed GPS unit with flashing message...\'HIGH VOLTAGE INPUT\' and then noticed my Yamaha instrument gauge showing 17.4 - 17.6 volts while running 4000 rpms. Stopped boat put motor into neutral and instrument gauge showd 13.6 - 14.0 volts. I was seriously concerned that the over charging could cause the battery to explode and/or damage something else---instruments, gps, motor, etc. I called a few mechanics and one asked if battery was bad or very old...NO! Battery is less than 2 years old and I charge it on trickle charge after every trip. Now I am wondering if I have overcharged/damaged the startup battery. My motor is a 2006 Yamaha ZR200TRX HPDI. Does anyone have any input and/or related/similar experiences??? Thanks, John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 06, 2014 at 11:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Underwater Hazards in response to a report titled: Underwater Hazards

ADDITIONALLY, our 'once recreational fisherman's' friend/ally---'C C A' has not opposed the land-owners' right to claim fishable free-flowing waters bounding private land AS PRIVATE WATER AND LAND! You can smell the stench in Baton Rouge and the CCA.aka 'Can't Commit Again'! John Castelluccio, Jr.

May 21 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: Re: Underwater Hazards in response to a report titled: Underwater Hazards

MOST DEFINITELY---'Call Hall' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17 at 9:24pm
A comment titled: Re: gps in response to a report titled: gps

YES THERE IS A FEW...this is what was installed in my rig... Pyle - UPLMRM71W , Marine and Waterproof , Marine Video , Marine Grade Water Proof IPX7 7'' LCD Wide-Screen Monitor with Anti-Glare Shield & Universal Stand (White Color) UPLMRM71W MSRP :$355.99 Marine Grade Water Proof IPX7 7'' LCD Wide-Screen Monitor with Anti-Glare Shield & Universal Stand (White Color)

May 10 at 10:11pm
A comment titled: Re: New DockSide TV \\\\\\\\\\\ in response to a report titled: New DockSide TV 'Slamming Spillway Specks'

CHAS...CONGRATULATIONS---this video and especially the concluding song really puts being in the outdoors, fishing, (and complimented with catching trout) thus giving special meaning to be privileged to our GREAT FISHERIES AND RESOURCES!!! THANK YOU...Captain Chris you showed your professional-knowledge of our fishing world---GREAT NARRATION! John Castelluccio, Jr.

April 13 at 3:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Dats a Good RedFish Paw Paw 3 28 19 in response to a report titled: Dats a Good RedFish Paw Paw 3 28 19

THAT IS a BIG '10-4' !!! John C.

March 29 at 2:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Need some clarification in response to a report titled: Need some clarification

GOOGLE: Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge | Louisiana Department of Wildlife and ... www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/elmers-island

March 21 at 9:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Lafitte Fishing in response to a report titled: Lafitte Fishing

VERY CURIOUS...what APP was that on your Verizon device??? Really liked the contour lines and navigation markers...John Castelluccio, Jr.

March 09 at 11:29am

Hoping that the 'upper-river' areas have controlled their sturgeon and carp populations! BOTH are detrimental to our lakes but the carp over-run could be disastrous for our lake. The PLUS SIDE is the millions of pogie/menhaden coming into the lakes (trout candy AND crab food)! IMO John Castelluccio, Jr.

February 23 at 12:52pm
A comment titled: Re: LakeMaster Louisiana Delta card? in response to a report titled: LakeMaster Louisiana Delta card?

HUMMINBIRD LAKEMASTER---LOUISIANA DELTA
​Recently purchased this card and installed the card to my 898ci HD SI DI. Surprised to see that all land mass is now RED! Recently read somewhere(?) that someone had mentioned the ability to change the TRANSPARENCY setting so as to allow one to view old canals, bayous, trenasses, etc. Has anyone been able to do so...? Any and all info relative to this feature and/or the ability to replicate older images PLEASE COMMENT!!! THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE...John C

February 03 at 2:21pm
A comment titled: Re: House Bill 391 and the CCA in response to a report titled: House Bill 391 and the CCA

TOTALLY A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF W H Y A L L INCUMBENTS SHOULD GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 06, 2018 at 9:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle Bank in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Bank

(Forgot)...let's us know how you all did...John Castelluccio, Jr.,

October 19, 2018 at 5:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle Bank in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Bank

pizzatv: Likewise we will be 8-10 fishers in the Grand Isle area from Sunday thru maybe Thursday. I seriously do not think that the predicted forecast will be favorable---Sunday...20-30mph North and Monday thru Wednesday 15 -20mph NNE and Thursday 10-15 East! The Mississippi river is rising and with the easterly-winds Empire and Grand Isle gets dirty!?! ADD high probabilities of rain...more eatting, drinkING, cards and Judge Judy TV? John Castelluccio, Jr.

Grand Isle, LA 10 Day Weather
8:00 pm CDT
DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY

SUN
OCT 21
Partly Cloudy/Wind
73�70�
0% Precip
NE 22 mph 67%

MON
OCT 22
PM Showers
79�74�
50% Precip
E 13 mph 70%

TUE
OCT 23
Showers
79�75�
60% Precip
E 14 mph 81%

WED
OCT 24
Showers
80�73�
50% Precip
E 11 mph 76%

THU
OCT 25
Scattered Thunderstorms
79�73�
60% Precip
ESE 10 mph

October 18, 2018 at 8:14pm

And can you FACTUALLY inform all of us just 'how much that...'... most people don't realize how much natural resource (fish) are waisted by commercial fisherman and not even a hint of penalty for it'. Please share with us all that you are aware of...very curious! John Castelluccio, Jr.

September 05, 2018 at 1:49pm

By having the fishing license requirement for anyone over 17 years of age...allows the WLF the 'PROBABLE CAUSE' to inspect those fishing ANYWHERE for violations! As stated above, there is a larger percentage of bank fishers who violate size/limit requirements!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

September 04, 2018 at 11:33pm

REMEMBER...this coming NOVEMBER ELECTION---DO NOT vote for any incumbents whether Democrat or Republican!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 26, 2018 at 2:10pm

Cauht1: As Capt. Rory Rorison mentioned previously---

FIRST OF ALL...we have a size minimum and a per fish limit on all saltwater species which is authorized by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with biological data to substantiate/allow these limits!

SECOND OF ALL: There is statistical proof that NOT EVERYONE catches their allowable limit(s)...I BELIEVE that figure is around 10%!?!

THIRD OF ALL: Those catching 'limits' are most likely chartered trips---AND THOSE HAVE BEEN FAR AND IN BETWEEN! This is evidenced by the LACK of fishing (bragging) reports.

FOURTH OF ALL: I hope you come OFTEN to our bountiful State to share its beauty, co-mingle with our residents, AND REAP SOME OF WHAT OUR STATE IS KNOWN FOR...ie: FOOD - FISHING - FRIENDS!

LASTLY: Until you witness the damage that the bogie-industry is doing to a basic-link in our saltwater fisheries eco-system ( REMOVING unrestrictedly that link to sustain our fisheries offshore)---pogey/menhaden! That is the very reason almost ALL of the entire Atlantic seaboard States have basically disallowed the pogey industry to harvest in its States' waterways!

Sincerely...John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 24, 2018 at 2:36pm

N O W... Is the time to start contacting our 'Legislators' (both House and State Reps) in reference to restrictions on this industry which is depleting the basic ecosystem for sustenance along the food chain which is alternately depleting the redfish, trout, jackfish, etc species. This type is industry is running rampant with very few restrictions IF ANY....Billions of dollars to the few!

The Gulf Coast Management Association has a 'hands-off' attitude as compared to the Atlantic Fisheries Management which has seen the devastation to their fisheries industry and has started/continues to stringently control the pogey industry along the eastern seaboard.

We should remind our ELECTED officials that THEIR FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS and they should listen to what we have seen, what we are saying and what is being indicated by past events and the affect on our future fisheries.

Our sport, recreational and chartered industry contributes more to our economic businesses than what this pogey industry minimally gives back to Our State's Economy! J

REMEMBER THIS DURING OUR NOVEMBER ELECTION PERIOD!

John Castelluccio, Jr.

August 15, 2018 at 2:16pm

Taken into consideration: Thank you BOTH! ...NEXT!!!???!!!

August 05, 2018 at 5:42pm

Any pics/videos??? Just that!

August 04, 2018 at 11:36pm

STRANGE, statement/postS by charter Capt. Carpenter; pics from 'FantasyIsland'; video by CeeDub; Capt. Ty Hibbs; Chris Macaluso (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE) and even on 'Paradise Louisiana'...there was mention (during Grand Isle Rodeo week) of fish kills and rotting fish on the beach(es)!

INITIAL POST:
'Daryl Carpenter
July 27 at 8:16 PM
Guys I'm not trying to pick up another torch because I have enough of them that I am trying to keep lit now and run a business. But here is my tale of the last 48 hours. ......
.
Fished the beaches of Fourchon yesterday and caught a limit of trout before 9AM. As I was fishing I was looking toward the gulf and I observed the pogie fleet exercising their fishery, they were working the area hard. Fast forward to today .......
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Fished the Fourcon beach again today and about mid morning noticed the crowds of boats coming further west. Reports were that there were hundreds of dead 'breeder reds' floating in the surf, washing up on the beach and the smell was horrible. I was west of it and the wind was out of the west so I did not notice it.
.
On the ride home to Grand Isle I passed hundreds of dead mature Redfish, Jack Cravelle, sharks and mixed in with them were 6 inch long pogies that could have only come from one place. There were hundreds of dead Reds and jacks washed up on the beach along the way.

August 03, 2018 at 5:15pm
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