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Has anyone been picking up readfish from shore in the Shell Beach area? Last year we hit them at the bridge.

December 18, 2018 at 9:54am

Little tough, deep fry em like a turkey. Kids will love it! Great job on lady P Mr M! Went to Shell Beach a couple times over the holiday weekend. Lots of catfish, rat reds, and other fishes. Wind was too much to get out into Lake Borgne with the yacks. Spoke with a couple guides and they were having trouble connecting too, made me feel better. I's sure it will get better as we get into fall.

September 06, 2019 at 12:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Crabs in response to a report titled: Crabs

Couldn't agree more. I personally believe a lot of Louisiana's wildlife regulations need a reality check. A lot are outdated and not meant to sustain the natural resources of the state. I think the LWLF is too afraid of backlash from the sportsmen of the state to protect its resources.

August 21, 2019 at 11:35am
A comment titled: Re: What to do? in response to a report titled: What to do?

Trapping and predator hunting. There are quite a few guys around that would jump at the opportunity to predator hunt and trap your property. Interview them like you would an employee to ensure you're getting someone who's going to treat you and your property with respect.

August 16, 2019 at 8:02am

Awesome! Y'all are the best! I've been dying to get out in some real water and catch some fish. What made me nervous was while fishing from shore I've see some large bay boats flying through the bayou's and I didn't want to become a speed bump. It's a long ride from Abita Springs to drive around and cast from shore. Thank you!

August 06, 2019 at 8:14am

Great post Mandevillian! Would you say that you could safely fish Hopedale and Shell Beach from a kayak? I've been wanting to try but I don't know anyone who has and don't want to do anything stupid on purpose. Thanks!

August 05, 2019 at 4:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Best Light SW Spinning Reel in response to a report titled: Best Light SW Spinning Reel

Y'all are going to laugh me off of this site, but I fish strictly spinning setups and use mostly Shimano Sienna 2500fd models. I have more expensive Shimano's, but the Sienna has bee my go to for many years. I've fished mostly fresh water when them, but I've landed hundreds of salmon, thousands of walleye, thousands of bass, and even an eight foot lake sturgeon. Since we've moved back to LA I've caught many reds and bass on them I've never had an issue, and I've never had to take a reel apart. There are ceramic drag washer upgrade kits available for most reels, and I've read that these can make an average reel awesome.

May 29, 2019 at 11:23am
A comment titled: Re: Another Private Canal in response to a report titled: Another Private Canal

Here is a perspective from another state. I'm not saying it is correct, or that I agree with it. Who owns the land under the water? Does the property owner own the land under the water to the center of the canal? Does the property owner pay taxes on the land under the canal? If the property owner owns property on both sides of the canal then do they own the property under the canal? In New York State, if you own the land on both sides of a stream than you own the land under the stream. If you own the land on one side of a stream, you do not. If you own the property under a stream, you can prevent people from walking the stream to fish even if it is stocked by NYS with fish paid for with tax dollars. If the stream is considered navigable, which most are, then you cannot prevent people from traveling the stream as long as they are not touching your property. You own the land, not the water. If someone is fishing from a boat, and travels through your property, there are legal as long as they do not step foot onto your property.

February 01, 2019 at 10:35am
A comment titled: Re: Shell Beach Redfish in response to a report titled: Shell Beach Redfish

Thanks bahduhbing42. Wishful thinking I guess.

December 19, 2018 at 11:23am
A comment titled: Re: Visiting Louisiana in response to a report titled: Visiting Louisiana

If I had a boat I'd take you up on that, man I miss Molson Canadians! Your best bet may be to look up hog hunts close to the areas you'll be in. They are always in season and hunts can be relatively cheep. Same goes for fishing, although a fishing charter will run quite a bit of cash. Good luck.

October 17, 2018 at 11:52am
A comment titled: Re: Lady P Trip 8 29 18 in response to a report titled: Lady P Trip 8 29 18

Great report mandevillian, keep them coming!

August 31, 2018 at 7:28am
A comment titled: Re: Northshore Reds? in response to a report titled: Northshore Reds?

Thanks again Mandevillian! I'm limited to shore and kayak fishing. Looking forward to hooking into some reds from the kayak.

August 11, 2017 at 8:41am
A comment titled: Re: Northshore Reds? in response to a report titled: Northshore Reds?

Thanks Mandevillian! Sounds like the fishing is slowing down for the summer in Lake P. Any suggestion as to when it starts picking back up again? Late August, early September?

July 28, 2017 at 12:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Crabbing in response to a report titled: Crabbing

My daughter and I tried Bayou Lacombe last weekend and got two crabs. We used chicken on a string. There was a nice sized gator going after a few people's baits at the launch. Tide was moving well. We tried around Mandeville boat launch without any luck. Thinking of heading to Madisonville next weekend with the nets.

July 27, 2017 at 1:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Northshore Reds? in response to a report titled: Northshore Reds?

Mandevillian, where do you park when you launch there? I'm not a bass fisherman, but we love to kayak and that looks like a nice place to launch.

July 27, 2017 at 12:54pm
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