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1 ounce jig with a swim bait produced some huge pond sacs

February 08 at 11:21pm

Only fish of the tournament was short. Only fish of the day with one other running with the jig which was short as well. The only place where I got bite was side bayous with current while flipping and punching the cover outside the current. This was the Flat Lake area which is HIGH and from what I know the bigens were caught running to Wax lake which is where they usually spawn first. Dad told me to go there 😂...I limit my runs with a slower boat....but I have a boat!

January 20 at 10:33am

Pond fishing and a 20# sack. Flipped a ballin out jig with a z craw trailer

December 30, 2019 at 11:42pm

Fished 11/30 (first time inshore since last post) Only 10 keepers and a few throw backs. The bite was slow and soft with the 1/2 ounce z man jig head paired with a z man fluke generating the most bites (using plastics that float slows the rate of fall so you can throw a heavier plug in the wind and get the same or similar fall rate as a lighter weight) buddy and his friend popped corks with shrimp and caught 12 specs along with some sheepshead. My buddy fished shallow areas 5-9 feet while I was fishing bends in canals 12-15 feet. The water temp was 64 which is not cold as I've caught trout on topwater in 48 degree water....this go got one strike on topwater and that was it. Water was dirty, I don't mind stained water but there was only a foot of visibility. Good luck and tight lines

December 01, 2019 at 10:49pm

Mixed bag caught out of La Loutre with the wind pushing but the tide refusing to fall but bait was still pushed through the ponds into the bayou. When the wind and tide fall together they can empty a pond into La Loutre (or any canal, body of water) pushing the bait through a funnel and the fish will stack up and munch. That's the best location I can give you and can be used in your arsenal when looking and planning to fish an area - any area. The reds would not get out of the way but they are fun to catch (caught over 15 at > 20 inches one with seven spots which was promptly returned to his home) Top water, stroking a jig, cork with plastic and jerk baits were the methods used. 1/2 ounce (due to current and wind) Z man jig head with a Z man fluke - they are indestructible and hardly ever need changing. Cork with a small profile jig, jerk bait was a yozuri salt water jointed 8-10 feet of depth, top water was the usual Sexy Dawg (Strike King) which a redfish promptly put 2 trebles through my leg, shook hard and knocked one out. Thankfully my dad was there to hold the fish still while I unhooked the fish and then used my wire cutters to clip the barb end off. I keep rubbing alcohol in the boat for instances like this and they were brand new Gamakatsu EWG short shank no 2 trebles that I feel go through human flesh a bit too and yes I did get it on video with the go pro.

October 11, 2019 at 8:50pm

All fish were caught on a strike king sexy dawg (large with 3 hooks) and a mirror dine lipless jerkbait. Caught a few white on a jig Z man TRD and a 40 lb drum which was released after the 10 minute fight. Everything caught stroking a jig (TRD for me) was short but come mid November that should change. 40lb Gliss with a LEADER!! 20 lb P-line copolymer leader (helps it float and doesn't burn like straight fluro) and I use Yozuri 100% fluro for subsurface baits and also Yozuri hybrid for leaders to Gliss, again a leader is a must and non fluro leader secured with a uni knot. I did catch a couple on a Yozuri jerkbait. Tight lines

October 05, 2019 at 2:17pm

All were caught on top water and Hopedale Marina was where we launched. Smaller fish were caught on corks...

September 29, 2019 at 2:12pm

Caught the monster on top water by the rocks. The rest were on corks and its a slow bite unless you're super early or late evening. The water is clean with the marsh areas near Lena Lagoon area being consumed by too much grass. Lake Robin, Coquile (no spell check) are producing good trout and the rocks will have boats lined up - tip if you don't have down or side imaging to find those extra rocks on the bottom just look for a bunch of corks stuck in the rocks ; ) to find that spot. As usual bigens caught on sexy dawg with #2 ewg trebled.

May 09, 2018 at 12:37pm

Walked the dog and caught 8 on a sexy dawg, white with the largest at 3.5 lbs. Missed 3 others on top water and 2 on a swim bait. Launched out of Dorions around 1pm and fished the Shell cuts. Good luck!

April 02, 2018 at 10:22pm

Caught em again and bream, trout, reds and bass in the same area is awesome! A 3 pound 4 ounce trout to boot with lots of reds undersized, a lot of small trout tossed back and 5 plus other large bass released and the rest are catch and grease! Fluke white, top water sexy dawg, cork and fin spin 2.5 inch chartreuse Berkley minow and many other baits landed fish today.

March 23, 2018 at 11:02pm

Biloxi Marsh. Soft jerkbait fluke all white was the hottest but also caught em on sexy dawg top water, cutter 110 sinking jerk bait, fin spin under a small was over the grass jerk it with slack and let her sink....only 1 of the bass I caught was still fanning (red tail and belly - catch and release but the others were catch and grease ; ))

March 21, 2018 at 10:32pm

Biloxi Marsh area today. Reds, Bass, Trout and a bream. Red was 27.5 inches. Missed quite a few big bass today...launched out of Hopedale around 1030 am and fought the wind all day. Sinking jerk bait cutter 110, fin spin 1/16 ounce 1 foot under a small cork, top water sexy dawg (silver blue and chrome) all caught fish but the favorite was a bright all white fluke by Gulp on a trokar weedless hook ( soft jerk bait twitch with slack and let it drop in the grass)

March 21, 2018 at 10:27pm

Caught this big one and a few keeper trout. Tide was at the lowest differential for the month and the water was not moving much. Had a good time and it's always fun catching and releasing a 33 inch bull.

November 26, 2017 at 9:08pm

Had a great time around Drum lake and left em biting. Baits used were shrimp style jerk bait (best, suspended just below the surface ) top water she dawg (2nd best) and gulp under a cork with a double rig. Wind was ene which kept the water just above the grass in most areas and it was amazing watching the specs coming out if the water while feeding for hours.....

November 12, 2017 at 8:50pm

Top water action is jot! Sexy dawn bone color and Sexy dawn silver blue....caught reds and specs today....only a few on a jerk bait.

August 17, 2017 at 11:58pm

Caught em again Friday and Monday. Poor conditions of tide but should become much better this weekend. Good luck & go set a hook

August 16, 2017 at 11:04am

Caught some big Specs on top water - she dog and a couple on an artificial shrimp jerkbait. Best was over 22 inches with only one less than 14 and a few at 18-20. Fished 8-7 Monday

August 08, 2017 at 7:09pm

Nice bass!! Throw em back and let em grow! The big en has defied all odds but hey I keep larger trout sometimes and to each his own.....I just throw almost all bass back because I might need to weigh em one day lol

April 05 at 8:43pm
A comment titled: Re: LOOK BEHIND YOUR BOAT ! ! ! in response to a report titled: LOOK BEHIND YOUR BOAT ! ! !

If you see me stay on plane don't slow to 2500 rpm and think you're being courteous. If your in a small dingy I slow down otherwise it's worse.....just use common sense if your in a big boat deal with it.

March 24 at 6:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Great day to be on the water in response to a report titled: Great day to be on the water

Nice catch!

March 09 at 6:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Tide Magazine 2020 in response to a report titled: Tide Magazine 2020

All nets kill fish, end of story. Larger demand means more nets, larger population means more demand and with demand comes $ and those with power also love money. Let's try to be simple - more demand = more nets = more fish caught and more bycatch killed unintentionally. Dead men tell no tales and dead fish never make to my box or any table for that matter. If the industry is left alone they will kill EVERY single thing they can in pursuit of more $ (not fish) they are not out there to catch fish as WE are, they are out there to make $. Don't give me the I need to feed my family line, go get a line wet and feed them and get your freaking nets out of our waters. I have personally watched these boats below (south) of the rocks down the MRGO, they are destructive, end of story. It's not about what industry drives this, it's about not tolerating it because it destroys wildlife. How much it destroys is not the topic its the fact that it destroys wildlife period. Don't give me the they throw everything back they are not suppose to catch because they do not have an accurate mortality rate on the throw backs for undersized fish fishermen/ladies catch and for sure they don't come close to being accurate for nets. The byproduct is not solely used in LA waters therefore its not good for LA people due to the loss being greater than the reward. For those that use Gods land for pleasure, relaxation and food the cost far exceeds any political $ generated from these acts. LA WLF is suppose to guard the wildlife and politicians are elected by the people not industries. Get it together

March 09 at 1:27pm

Let the river flow how it was supposed to. More land will be built this mother nature. Read Rising Tide and learn how the levee system should not have been the lone way to use the river.

February 14 at 10:33pm
A comment titled: Re: 1 ounce jig some up in response to a report titled: 1 ounce jig some up

Thanks Wiz. I was pond fishing practicing my swim bait fishing and boom! one of those actually put slack in my line while swimming it steady with a 7.1.1 reel. After that I started jigging for them.

February 10 at 12:46pm
A comment titled: Re: made the move to fishing reds in response to a report titled: made the move to fishing reds

Nice! I only caught one trout yesterday but lots of bass

February 03 at 11:57am

12 & 15 are the best you can hope for and get the stock back to an acceptable threshold. 15&15 gets it back a lot faster....and is a no brainier not having to reassess a possible failure with 12 & 15

February 03 at 11:53am


February 01 at 9:59pm

15/15 and only 5 over 20. I'm guessing 15/15 will be it or 14 and 15.

February 01 at 9:58pm

Navinocs paired with a bird. Best I've seen besides my lakemaster cards. However there's no land sat pics. I would pic the area at home on Google Earth pro then boat your way.....humminbird standard built in maps shows the same thing you're having trouble with so I got a Navionics card for the marsh and Lakemaster for the lakes.

December 06, 2019 at 8:44am
A comment titled: Re: Hopedale in response to a report titled: Hopedale

Thanks! Sounds like a good time!

December 02, 2019 at 10:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale in response to a report titled: Trout on Topwater Hopedale

Monotex with world record distance. It's different and takes a while if you're not using it a lot or in tune with your gear. Being lighter you may get more wind knots with spinning gear if you don't control your slack. Again I use a uni knot with a copolymer leader P line 15-20lb leader. Landed a 30-40lb drum with it last bent the frame of the net.

October 08, 2019 at 5:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale in response to a report titled: Trout on Topwater Hopedale

Thank you. It's a fishing line about 30% thinner than braid but less abrasion resistance than braid. That's why I stress to use a leader.

October 07, 2019 at 4:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout on Topwater Hopedale in response to a report titled: Trout on Topwater Hopedale

Thanks!! I know you will find the time and the fish.

October 06, 2019 at 8:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake verret bass report in response to a report titled: Lake verret bass report

Caught 7 today all in the water 😂 threw at 🌲, under trees, stumps, and corners. Mix of baits used - square bill, spinner, worm, frog and sexy dawg.

January 08, 2019 at 1:16am
A comment titled: Re: Colorado DIY elk hunt in response to a report titled: Colorado DIY elk hunt

In 2016 August/September I hunted uncompahgre Forrest (most hunted unit and relatively flatter than most of the rockies.) It's unit 166/167 I believe and I camped next to Long point mountain to be specific but the unit next to it is a trophy unit and takes years to get drawn there....I was out there for 12 days or so (by myself) & saw lots of mule deer and a few elk - missed the only time I shot - archery. I also went to 2 other parks - the unit around purgatory is one of the better but it's steep which also means very few's next to Cascade River and is very scenic with a mountain bike trail for a few that time of year the lows we're only 39-40 which means you don't need coffee when you use a shower bag at that temp....have fun and I hope you can go!!

December 27, 2018 at 7:52pm
A comment titled: Re: Eloi Bay safe navagation in response to a report titled: Eloi Bay safe navagation

Spoil canal (one with yellow track) is the best as its shielded from wind and you can run as fast as is safe. Running MRGO the whole way can get choppy with 10-15 mph winds. I see all sizes run that route so just follow the grey pvc (conduit) and you will be good.

Catchem all release a few

June 12, 2018 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Hopedale 4lb 12 ounce trout in response to a report titled: Hopedale 4lb 12 ounce trout

Yeah but worth it ; )

May 10, 2018 at 10:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Post spawn in response to a report titled: Post spawn

Lol. Used the grabber to weigh and if the trebles were in tight spots....if you've ever had a size one go through your finger you remember.

April 03, 2018 at 6:04pm
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