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So many different ways to clean trout. My dad had a restaurant, my best friend and I had a commercial fishing business, I was a guide and have cleaned trout for several fishing camps so maybe I have seen a few cleaned. First if I see slim on the cleaning table feel you may have something to learn. Start off your trout should always be left in cold cold e=water for a hour before cleaning. When you take trout out like that no slim on fish, table or meat. Next always use an elec. knife but you never want it sharp as it will cut through the skin. I like the belly cut no other way for me and the main reason is the fact that there is no stinking mess this way. If you ever catch trout that are feeding heavy and cut the stomach you will know what I am talking about. You may lose a little meat but you make up for it on time. If you know how to do the belly cut you can cut the Brest bones out with the first cut. Guess we all have our ways but this is the best I have found from over 100 years of experience in doing it.

April 23, 2018 at 6:59pm

With 40 mph winds watching some bass shows on the tube and all have the same format can't catch them so they go to catching off the beds watching that is a waste to me. Any bait you put in front they will take. Then they try to sell you a bait. Leave the bed fish do their thing then catch them.

March 11, 2018 at 12:30pm

As kids we called bass green trout and a 3 ponder was a wall hanger. You still can see some of them in restaurants in the Lafitte area. Do to the small size there is no size limit in the area. I can remember as a kid reading how Paul Kaulman would catch a ton of them in lake Penchant. About 20 plus years ago they started to stock Florida bass in the Lafitte area. This was when I started to fish the Lafitte area. Bass fishing has always been my passion and my mentor Jimmy Regira of Donaldsonville has taught me well. We started off catching a few 3 to 5 pound bass on a trip. Just went the bass size was taking off Katrina hit and it knocked them back a few years. Now for the past 3 year size is as big as any area in Louisiana and you can include TB to that list. Catching a 20 pound 5 fish string is no problem. Believe this one or not Iol. I like to keep the small bass and it is now getting hard to find them again lol.

February 17, 2018 at 9:42pm

Good news for bass fishing around Lafitte. My years first trip today and found bass all over great day. I was hoping that the freeze did not cause any problems but in fact the freeze seems to have helped. You are now able to go into areas it was impossible to fish due to grass and the bass now are holding on stumps. We have had some barrels put up to block our fishing area but this is also good in a way as the bass now have more area where they can spwan, I have never seen more healthy bass than the ones I caught today returned them full of eggs.

January 24, 2018 at 9:53pm

Last week could not get out of area due to snow and ice in BR. So turned on u tube and found a ton of fisherman putting shows on the internet. Some are very good in fact more action than the regular ones. Only problem I find few tell you where they are fishing expect Between the Banks Bob is the best when it comes to location where he is fishing. One thing they all have in the winter shows is that they look for deep water. The reefs get all the time and fan fair but I did not see one of the guides fishing the reefs. For my money deep water and deep run outs are the best for fishing. I can remember when the canals in Golden Meadows were loaded with trout every winter. This is when the canals were 8 to 10ft deep now less than 4 and the fishing sucks. Maybe we would take that reef money and dig the canals deep again and put all the dirt along the canals for coastal rebuilding. Even Bob is now fishing new canals which were made when the new bridge at Leeville was built. Thanks for the shows uygs sure made the days fun.

January 21, 2018 at 6:25pm

I watch some fisherman having a great time with family and friends catching 5 red fish in Hopedale Canal This is only one of 1000 canals that hold red fish when it get cold. To think that a rod and reel fisherman can hurt salt water fish is crazy. I can remember for years purse seine boats caught red fish by the ton yea ton. Remember when a truck use to come to Venice for 26000 pounds of trout. Let the guys have there fun please and who wants to clean 5 red fish lol. Come get you some.

January 06, 2018 at 10:41pm

One of the most used canals in Lafitte is now posted with blue barrels across the canal. This canal is used by fisherman and others when you want to enter a area called 2 Pilling canal. It is also a back way to lake Salvador when you have a strong south wind. I see no lights on these barrels if someone hits them could be a bad accident. This canal has been opened for many years and sure has a strong tide flow.

November 15, 2017 at 7:50pm

Every where you go you see billion being spent on land recovery in our Louisiana marsh. From Joe's landing South you have a area that was filled in for a subdivision several years ago. This runs for about half mile and has the best Roseau canes you ever saw and willow trees as tall as oaks. Would be a great idea to find out how this guy did the job that we are spending billions to do.

September 09, 2017 at 1:58pm

August 15, 2017 at 8:02pm

I was fishing Christmas eve with my two sons and one caught a red fish. Using the formula like the article did about the big red ours was 68 pounds. With grand kids and Christmas we had to let him and the record go. Nice fish the fisherman caught in Venice

June 19, 2017 at 8:56pm

Seems like now when I go fishing more noise than in downtown New Orleans on a Holiday. Air boats by the ton and pro drives by the millions. These boats make a lot of noise and I am a old fort with a hearing problem. Then you have the Air force training right over the area. We are only a few miles from the gulf why do they have to test over Lafitte is a question I would like to know. Guess we will all need some type of ear protection soon.

March 22, 2017 at 7:02pm

Please note you have seen very few post about a bass being caught but when they start to bed you will see post after post how easy it is to catch bass. Grew up as a kid that loved to fish City Park and they closed the park during the bedding season. I have seen people snag them off the ness many times. So glad that for many years we as kids and then young men with kids had city park for some great bass fishing and the closing was the main reason.

January 14, 2017 at 6:42am

Last Friday with 9 grandkids and 3 sons we went fishing in Lafitte. While fishing for trout my son hooked this red and about a half hour or more he landed it. The boys did the math and came up with 68 pounds of red fish. With 9 hungry kids and Santa on the way no time to get official with scale etc. So we put him back would like to have seen his ture weight. Been fishing for over 70 years and biggest red I ever saw.

December 26, 2016 at 11:36pm

Red fish are hitting shad like bass in the Lake Salavadore area. Plenty of boats and reds use a heavy spoon so you can get distance to school.

October 16, 2016 at 7:00pm

Years ago they pumped lake mud into the area between interstate and lake. Driving home this week this area now looks great with grass and trees and no water. Seems like this project worked well if land is what they wanted.

August 30, 2016 at 7:17am

Good news and bad news of bass fishing. Good news the shad spawn is on and bad news never the same spot. Two at time when you find them.

August 05, 2016 at 5:32pm

If you take a boat ride around Lafitte you will see all kinds of coastal restoration projects from rocks, to walls and now a drag line is working across from C Way Marina. This a good idea but it is also the middle of the storm season why was this work not done in the fall then you have had all summer for the grass and trees to grow so if you get a storm damage would not be so bad. I see all the hype about the reefs but seldom if ever see any reports of people fishing and catching from them. To make my case one was built in Sulphur Mind years ago and don't think anyone even knows where it is now. This use to be the best winter fishing spot in the coast but started to fill in. Now do you think it better to take a drag line and keep that deep hole and use to the dirt to build a ridge or built a reef that holds no fish and no one knows where it is der.

July 18, 2016 at 7:56am

I was trying to cool off today after fishing an took a boat ride to the intercoastal area between Perot and the marsh is growing like the jungles of S. American then you go south and looks like the start of desert with dirt showing up all over the shore line. DER WHERE DO YOU THINK THE SALT WATER IS.

July 09, 2016 at 5:53pm

If Congressman Garret Graves' bill one day becomes law � and the Gulf states will manage their red snapper fishery � the price tag for Year 1 in Louisiana will be $10,039,000, according to the LDWF. I am sure with that kind of cost you could outsource it for one dollar less lol

July 08, 2016 at 10:18am

As i fish around Lafitte I see a ton of coastal restoration projects but little are no news from anyone on what is going on. Last week I saw a drag line across from SeaWay working. They seem to be working on building some type of ridge as the mud is being pilled high. What is the over all plan does anyone know even heard a rumor last week they plan to put a golf course in the area lol

July 06, 2016 at 7:52am
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April 24, 2018 at 8:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Filleting spec in response to a report titled: Filleting spec

So right Capt Rory I have never seen anyone beat the belly cut for trout. Like I said l like my knife a little less sharp because I cut the skin. My sons like it sharp but they have a steady hand. The stink you find from a feed trout is laminated true plus with the belly cut.

April 24, 2018 at 10:54am
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I started with Cop Cop Smith the legend of Hopedale and Shell beach and believe me for 85 years he knew trout. So lucky to have learned from him. We always seem to have an ice machine/ Talk to anyone that sells shrimp for a living or catches them on a boat ice cold water is the same as freezing your catch. This will keep your trout fillets firm and clear of any blood or slim. I like the elec knife that is a little lest shape but it cuts the Brest bone out with no problem. When you clear several hundred trout those bones can make a long day. PS I went to Venice many years ago with Dow Chemical and one of the top guides did not want to clean our fish. I showed him how we do it fast our way. No thanks took for ever. Then a few weeks later on TV was showing them how I did it saying best way.

April 23, 2018 at 9:54pm

As a kid I grew up fishing City Park all the time. Use to have a group of guys that fished it all the time. Joe Buck was the band director for the School inside the park and he fished it every day. Black worm was his only bait. The local paper did a story on him with over 50 bass he caught over 6 pounds. They have over 25 miles of shore area to fish in the park a great place to spend a few hours fishing. Eddie worked there for years and protected the bass by closing the park during the spawn reason it was so good.

February 24, 2018 at 8:05am
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Bob been around for 50 years with the same game plan maybe he is doing something that people like. You do a great job on your Videos wish I could have made one Wed. of this week a bass trip I will never forget.

January 26, 2018 at 10:31pm

Time again bass gang for the big gals to start showing up on TB. My son coached at Many HS and we spent many days on the Bend nothing like the spring time for big bass. All of the guides told me that you need warm nights about 65 for two nights during Feb. You will have days in the spring where it get to almost 80 but in the am it is about 45. Warm nights remember

January 08, 2018 at 12:00am

Will be harder to fish bass in Lafitte as barrels have been put all over the 2 pilling canal area. Not sure if the favorite stump canal will be posted but you can bet it will come. This land area is now protected by our tax dollars with a wall and rock dam. With our these protections this now posted land would be park of the Gulf Of Mexico.

December 02, 2017 at 7:33am
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Only took a day and the guys on TV were talking about the posting of land in their back yard lake Pontratrain. LOL. But again so careful as not to upset the land owners keep saying we need to hear their side of the story. We as tax payers are spending billions to save land and water that is now going to be posted. Without our tax payer money there would be no land. Area in Lafitte would be part of the Gulf Of Mexico.

November 24, 2017 at 10:20am
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Barrels of posted property just put up in Lafitte.

November 23, 2017 at 6:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Good news just saw on Paradise La. That they are now posting 20K acres of land around the Lake P. Now they money people will start to get his ball moving

November 22, 2017 at 11:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Agree but back then GCCA was made up of week end fisherman and some of them were very powerful in La. and i remember hearing we know who to use as lobbyist to get this passed. Guys like James Wilson worked so hard and meeting were held all over the area. The gill netters were not to nice to some of these fisherman. I feel now that the only way to get his done is our vote as the power boys seem now to have the key to the gates. Our vote can take that key away from them then the posted signs will come down. Thanks for your effort and I am for you 100 percent. PS My meeting was at the bait shop on the old river road in Kenner James is now fishing in haven but he was a hard worker for the fisherman.

November 20, 2017 at 7:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

The fisherman were the ones that make the gill net ban pass. Guess again it will be the fisherman and not the so called send me money groups that will help.

November 20, 2017 at 8:58am
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Here is gps numbers 29°40'13.97'N 90 749 46 W Louisiana sports could bring this to the front of the line with a few featured articles

November 19, 2017 at 11:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

No you say LOUISIANA WAY. BASS will no longer come to La. and still silence from any one in government

November 19, 2017 at 5:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

I will take picture and give GPS numbers. Where is the CCA and the local fishing show host and best of all our elected official that look out for us. You would think the marine dealers and bait shops would be all over this in the media.

November 18, 2017 at 8:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

Best we have spend millions in that area building a wall and rock dam to built up this land. If this had not been done this posted area would now be a lake.

November 17, 2017 at 6:15am
A comment titled: Re: Posting in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Posting in Lafitte

No not stump canal but this canal runs into the stump canal from 2 pilling canal

November 16, 2017 at 11:40am
A comment titled: Re: Surf fishing grand isle in November in response to a report titled: Surf fishing grand isle in November

You have plenty of spots to fish the old road hwy 1 is now hot and you can trout around the lights around GI also. Weather will tell you were to go.

October 30, 2017 at 3:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Shrimping in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Shrimping in Lafitte

Think it would be a waste of time unless you want to run about 20 miles South fish all the time and never see a shrimp boat with his nets in the water.

September 25, 2017 at 4:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Shrimping in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Shrimping in Lafitte

Plenty of boats selling but they are not on any time table just show up. Nunez may be your best bet call them 504 689 2389

September 22, 2017 at 11:21pm
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