The Bayou Tigers Bass Club is accepting new members for the 2014 season. We are based out of Denham Springs. Our annual dues are $50.00 and tournament entry fees are $30.00. Immediate family members are included in the membership, however they must pay the $30.00 tournament fee to be eligible for prize money. We fish 11 tournaments a year, with an end of the year Classic in December. Two of our tournaments, 1 Spring and 1 Fall, are out of town tournaments. We try to keep these tournaments within a 4 hour drive of Denham (Toledo Bend, Red River, etc). Our first meeting for the 2014 season is Jan.2 at Big Mike's Bar and Grill in Denham Springs at 7:00. If your interested or have any questions, feel free to email me and I'll get back with you as soon as possible or come to the Jan. meeting and say hello. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone tell me what the winning weight was for the Dupont Tournament which was held on 9/11? I saw all the boats at the landing and was wondering what the winners weighed.
Need a new Cranking/electronics/live wells/basically everything but the trolling motor battery for my bass boat. Not to worried about money but don't want to get raped either. Thanks for suggestions in advanced.
Can anyone give me some pros and/or cons on Phoenix Boats? I have a friend who is looking at them, and is looking for any info from someone who owns one or knows someone who owns one. Thanks in advance.
Is Bayou Magazille a no wake zone?
Headed to False River tomorrow. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone fished Lake Concordia or Lake St. John lately?
My new ride. 2010 Skeeter ZX200 with a Yamaha HPDI 200. Picked it up Wednesday. Can't wait to to take it out. Look out little fishies, Daddy's coming.
Just acquired some Remington .270 WSM rounds from a buddy. Don't know anything about them. Are they the same as regular .270 rounds (other than the obvious)? Can I shoot them in my Ruger M77 .270 or no?
Any reports from Lake Ohkissa this past weekend?
Fished southern end of Spillway today. Caught 7 Bass, with 5 being keeper size, 1 sac-a-lait, and 1 drum. Caught 1 bass and drum on a crankbait, 1 bass on a jig, and the rest on a spinnerbait, including the sac-a-lait. Sizes ranged from 12 to 17 1/2 inches. Sac was almost a pound. All fished were released.
Just curious if people prefer jigs with rattles or without rattles.
Headed to Lake Catouatchie/Des Allemands area Friday. Not looking for anyone's honey holes, just a little info to make the day worth while. I heard there was a tournament at Des Allemands over the weekend. Anyone know how they did? Thanks in advance.
About to buy a scope for my Marlin 30-30. Any suggestions on an affordable scope ($100-$150)? Will be shooting 50-100 yards through timber.
Can this be true????
Baton Rouge Advocate (2theadvocate.com) is reporting the passing of Capt. Barry Brechtel as a result of an automobile accident early yesterday (Tuesday) morning.
Holy @#$% if it is. I never met him, but watching him on tv and listening to him on the radio, he seemed like a true friend of the hunter and fisherman. God bless him and his family in this painfull time. He will be truly missed.
Thinking of fishing False River middle of next week. Anyone willing to part ways with a little info will be much appreciated. Thanks.
Fished Jack Miller's this morning. Six total, two keepers. Five on white/chart spinnerbait and one on a jig. Two keepers were 16 and 14 inches. All fish were released.
On a side note, heard what sounded like three separate Tom's gobbling this morning for about 30-45 minutes. Probably heard 20-25 gobbles between all of them. Sounded like they were together or very close to each other. It was a sweet bonus to a pretty morning
Fished Jack Miller's this morning. Caught five bass by 8:30, 12-16 inches. Four on chart/white buzzbait and one on a junebug lizard (he swatted at the buzzbait first). Had several short strikes and blow ups. All fish were in 3ft of water or less, probably getting ready for the spawn on this weekends full moon. Never made it to Pat's Bay so I can't tell you what the water looks like there. Water I was fishing was clear/black and in the mid 60's. Winds really picked up around 8:00 and made fishing tough from then on. Left at noon due to trolling motor battery running down (think I need a new one).
Fished the Bayou Pigeon area yesterday. Started near the radio tower off Little Pigeon. Caught 7 (two keepers) from 7-8:30. Caught 5 on buzzait (including both keepers) and two on spinnerbaits. Nothing from 8:30 till 11:30, then 5 (1 keeper) from 11:30 to 1:00 on crankbaits. Last keeper was a nice one, about 3-3 1/4 lbs (over 18 inches). Left at 1:00.
Water was stained to clear. Most of them caught in backs of the deadend canals. Caught 3, including the biggest, on the corners of runouts off stumps. Caught 10 of the 12 off wood, the other two off grass. Used a white buzzbait and spinnerbait, and baby bass and shad colored bandit crankbaits. Saw alot of fish chasing shad early in the morning and the only water movement I saw was from the wind pushing it. All fish were released to fight another day.
Fished Jack Miller's today. Fishing was extremely slow as we only managed a handful of bites and caught two, not including the goo. Water in Bulltail was muddy 3/4 of the way to the back and stained the rest of the way. Best water clarity was in Pat's Bay and along the levee. Both bass caught were caught on spinnerbaits.
A friend of mine has one and also uses a suction cup mount to attach it to his boat. He also attaches a tether (small rope) to it in case the mount should come loose.
I have 2 Lowrance HDS5 FF/GPS. Right now their listed for $649.99 at Basspro.com. They also have an Elite 5 with GPS for $499.99 or an Elite 5X without for $229.99 I liked the HDS 5 so much I upgraded to an HDS 8 with Downscan and Side Imagining. The HDS 5 has worked real well for me in areas like Toledo Bend, Red River, Spillway, Bayou Black, Cataoutche, etc. If you can afford it, I would suggest getting one with the GPS capabilities. Hope this helps out a little and best of luck.
Last I heard the Bayou Pigeon and Grand Lake area. If your not familiar with the area, be careful I hear the water levels are low.
Bought my own boat, joined a local bass club and decided to fish locally this year. Considering getting back into it next year.
Congrats. I fished the co-angler side of the BFL's in 2008, 2009, and 2010 making the regional each year. Finished third in 2008 on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas qualifing me for the BFL All-American on the Miss. River in Davenport, Iowa. Hope you do good enough to qualify for the All-American. It's an awesome event to be a part of.
You can night fish just about anywhere you feel comfortable going. Any of the Florida Parishes waterways are good at night. I've always liked the Tickfaw River and this time of the year, night fishing is better with most of the pleasure boaters gone. Blind River is also a good option. There is also a Wednesday evening bass tournament out of Hill Top from 5-8 or 5-8:30. Good Luck and lets know how you do.
Why is the Diversion closed?
Fished there last Saturday. Fish were caught in the trees(Cypress trees)in 4-5ft. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and trick worms. Most fish were caught in the mid to upper end of the lake, but big bass was caught on the south end.
Bayou Tigers Bass Club. Most of us live in the Denham Springs area. We meet on the first Thursday of every month, at 7:00 pm, at Big Mike's Bar and Grill in Denham and we're always open to new members.
Find clean/clear water, it's warmer. Water temps yesterday were 45-50 (50 being late in the afternoon). Crankbaits and rattletraps.
Thanks for the info. I had a club tournament there that day and had 11.54 with a 4.55 for big bass.
thanks for the advise guys.
yes. I have a fortrax with an HDS 5 wired to it.
Boaters vs. Boaters, Co-anglers vs. Co-anglers. They also have a big bass pot, but that money comes out of your registration money also. Your right about expense. First year I did it solo. Last 2 years I've had a buddy going with me to cut down on the expense.
Cullen, wasn't trying to compare the lakes, lake for lake. You are also right about the 400 boats in one area, that's never a good thing. Was just trying to make a point that the habitat needs to be protected as well as the fish. Me personally, I don't even keep bass unless I'm fishing a tournament, have trout and redfish to eat. I'm open to any suggestion and their have been many good ones posted.
Made To Go, in case you didn't see it, Caddo Lake produced a 16 lber sometime in the last two weeks. It, as well as most of the northern lakes/reservoirs, produces quality fish every year and I don't think their is a slot on them, maybe a minimum, but I'm not sure. I know for certain Toledo Bend doesn't have a slot and it produce many, many fish over 10 lbs every year, year round. To me slots are over rated. Catouatche's success is a combination of diversion water and grass for the fish to hide and grow up in. We've seen this before, False River, Caney Lake, etc., when the grass goes, the bass fishing goes with it. Drop the daily limit to 5 or 7, and get LDWF off their A$$ and do their job. Fishing is a year round sport, hunting's not. Just my two cents.
Varies from person to person. They will ask/tell you if they want you to net their fish or not. Most guys will go over things with you while sitting their waiting to take off. Haven't had anyone, yet, tell me they didn't want me to net their fish.
Last tournament on Sam Rayburn, Boater had a 5lber hung up in some buck brush. Tried several times to get the net under the fish. Ended up having to reach in and grab the fish by the mouth by hand. I don't know who was more nervous, me or him.
I currently fish the BFL's as a co-angler. As far as advise, some are receptive and some are not. Most of the Boaters I've fished with have been class acts. A few were not, but they try to put you in a spot to give you an opportunity to catch some and that's all you can ask for.
I enjoy fishing these tournaments and have been fairly successful. Have cashed several checks and I made the All-American in Davenport, Iowa last year. I think this will be my last year though because I'm tired of driving three to four hours for each tournament.