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TEAM JO-JO Me was fishing with Big T-Doc this past weekend, he expressed an interest of making another, (last trip Oct 2018) trip to Chandeleur looking at early November, do we have any other fisherpersons interested on making a trip? I’m sure prices have went up, once we know we have a few interested I will call and get up dated prices, and confirm what dates may be available, last time it was, (2 day trip, last time it was a weekend) $915.00 a person which includes tip, of course we had such an excellent time, all did additional tip for the best crew on the water. We had (11) fisherpersons, (12 Max for vessel) that made our trip, some of whom we met for the first time, and those who responded to post on fishing site regarding making a trip. Please click on below for additional information, if interested, please advise stanleyfink@charter.net and we will get your name on the list. Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack http://www.duesouthcharters.com/

June 04 at 7:54am

TEAM JO-JO Big Pablo and crew made another trip out of Hopedale in search of the elusive Silverwodners and any other fishes that may bite, me sure live shrimp catch a lot, along with a lure or two. You got to go to know Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

June 04 at 7:44am

TEAM JO-JO: Frist mate for today be Big Ted, he called, (Monday) expressing some interest on how to run to Like Camp and surrounding areas. After me trying to give directions, says me, best you jump on board and we make a trip, lot easier to show you the routes. We came up with a 4:30 meet up for a Thursday run around our Disney Wolds known as Delacroix Islands. SIGNS: • Great night sleep • Work up to find a really nice cool low humidity type morning to greet us. • Me jumpsuit made it into me inventory of gear * tackle that me bring today. • Big Ted right on time, had gate problems again, Big Ted called but had hard time getting to me to open gate. • Loaded up Big Ted’s FORD transporter • Ask me, you have a jacket, don’t need one says he, going to be cold says me, you want me to give you one. No says he me be OK • Me request we take Hwy 11 and 90 route, no wildlife sightings did we see, not good. • Boats all over the road, we were behind 5 as we drove down Paris Road, gas stations all full of boats, gearing up for their trip, we going to have a lot of competition today for the elusive Silverwodners. • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, Violet gas station, and Last Stop Food store, did nothing did we need. • Check point Able, water level in canal at junction up 3-4 inch • Check point Bravo, water moving slowly in Reggio canal. • A lot of traffic on Delacroix Hwy • Reached the home of the Bay Flat Sr, she be rocking in the 20-24 MPH E.N.E wind • Me offered Big Ted a rain jacket to block the wind, glad be he that we had one on board the Bay Flat Sr, he kept it on all day. • Gave a quick safety speech re: crossing highway & open space around dock and Bay Flat Sr • Quick transfer of gear to Bay Flat Sr • Yamaha Dream Machine was already on standby, ½ turn of key and she fired right up • Cruised down to Lionel’s for some go juice, ice, and 50 big lively shrimp • Off to spot # 57 to start our day of fishing. CONDITIONS: • Perfect • Wind , 20-24 MPH E.N.E, N.E., E.N.E. blew steady all day • Water, choppy in Four Horse, and open water, rough ride running around • Sky, sunny & clear • Temp, cool temps, mild, never took of jumpsuit all day • Water level, looked to be about 2-3” up, but with riseing tide, and strong, strong easterly wind it coming in like a raging flood in the flat lands. • Water Temp , 75.6F • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a 2 plus • Tide, blowing in, current & wind combine Bay Flat Sr doing 2.4 MPH doing the Oak River Troll • Boats out and about, saw 10-12 in the Four Horse area, with all that wind they still be running back & forth looking for the fishes. REPERTOIRE OF TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Put some run time on the Bay Flat Sr and the Yamaha Dream Machine • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Give Big Ted the grand tour, wind made it difficult to give all routes to him, but he got the one to get him to Lake Campo. • Put Big Ted on some Silverwonders, this be his quest for the day • Learn what learn can of fishing new areas east of Twin Pipeline 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (We used two Cajun anchors to get the Bay Flat Sr in positon to where we had the wind at our back in spot # 57. We also tried to do the Oak River Troll, but our speed of 2.4 MPH was a might too much for our lures to get close to the bottom. Unless you fishing a lee shoreline, wind made it difficult to fish with lures.)) 2 MOVING WATER: ( This criteria was way over done it be moving so fast that your lure and/or bait would do a speed run from bow to stern, all without ever touching the bottom.) 3 WATER CALRITY: (Pass from Four Horse to Lake Campo, dirty, dirty, mud dirty, me guess the current had it all churned up. It was strange pass dirty, it created a plume effect, as it entered Four Horse it mushroomed out, but 100 yards left / right water clarity was a 3 plus, looked real good. 4 HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 57, all fish caught here) 5 PATIENTS: (Slow day, but Big Ted and Oneofthepack had a lot to talk about, family, military experience, work, and of course fishing, we even had a one for one fishing story of yeasr gone by. Before we knew it, it was time to move on. 6 SKILL: (Having experienced conditions like today before, me felt it was not a good strategy to run around and try to find fish, we had some action, so we be going to stay put and be satisfied on whatever action we could get at this spot #) 7 LUCK: ( Catching any fish at all) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(1) Drum, (1) NMR Silverwonder • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….Nothing wind way to strong!!!! • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..Nothing • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Did not try • Dead bait………NONE • Live bait………………… (1) Silverwonder, (1) Drum, all other fish • ONEOFTHEPACK ‘S LURE REPERTOIRE OF LURE DU JOURE: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………Nothing • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………(1) Silverwonder, (1) Drum • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Did not try • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY REAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # #57 (2) t, LC-5, 5A, Lc-1, 2, 3, 4, 57, 51B, Submarine hole, stopped fishing at 1:49 PM. OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (2) NMR Silverwonders • (2) Drum • (2) Croakers • (3) Fresh water cats • (6) Hard heads • (2) Crabs • (2) Popped lines, BIG fish • (2) Bottoms, 2 popped lines • (1.5) Bushels of grass • At spot # 51B, me either hooked the Big Drum 30# plus pounds that me caught few weeks ago, or the 29 pound Redworrier that Big Jim hooked and release a few days ago. All Big Ted say be he going to spool you, not me says me, me grabbed the spool to put little more pressure on him, line at hook popped, but me really enjoyed the short lived fight. • Perfect sandwiches and drinks as provided by Big Ted, thanks man enjoyed them • Learned how to fish a 20-24 MPH E.N.E wind • Learned to question the “You got to go to know” theory • Spending the day on the water with one of the best fisherperson me know, Big Ted be he. • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: Both of us, it was a very beautiful day, perfect weather cool, low humidity, and the fact that we each even caught fish, made us both fisherperson of the day. SUGGESTIONS: Looks like inside Silverwonder fishing / catching is slowing down, time to check out the outside strategy / technique / presentations and see if the elusive Silverwonders have taken up residency in those areas. It seems Big Pablo & crew had the above in mind, as they made a trip to the rocks, me consider this to be outside, they had some action, me think the wind may have limited their selections of where to fish. Guess me will have to make me 1 or 2 trips to the outside, but it be not one of me favorite areas to fish, getting sea sick not me idea of fishing. Me would rather chase perch than go outside. PONDER OF THE DAY: I fish because the voice in my head tells me to Q&A: Can you think of a fishing time when impossible became possible? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: Follow up rip Saturday with Big Ted, still need to show him and learn new routes of fish East of Twin Pipeline, until then: Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

May 08 at 7:35am

TEAM JO-JO: Long weekend, hard to tell what day it is, all me knew was it was a fishing day. Checked with Big Pablo first, he be working. Texted Big Don, no response, so me called him later asks me you want to go, yessum says he. Ask me Big Lucy going, yessum says he, so we all set for our Tuesday trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. SIGNS: • Goodnight sleep • Got FORD transporter back for this trip • Loaded a few items of gear & tackle, long with live bait box • No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90 • Not many boats on Hwy, gas stations, and/or boat launches • Met up at Team Jo-Jo official meeting place, Waffle House in Chalmette for 4:30 AM • Passed on all the eating place, we on a mission for salad mixings for Big Lucy • Check point Abel water level down 6” • Check point Bravo, water falling at Reggio canal • Reached the home of the Bay Flat Sr, no safety speech, Big Don needed one for sure, he almost fell in the space between the Bay Flat Sr and the dock, down he went, got one foot wet did he. • Yamaha Dream Machine looking like she be idling all night, she be ready to go with very little effort from her battery. • Quick stop at Lionel’s for some ice, go juice, and 50 lively BIG shrimp, Big Don needed some back up. • Off to spot # LC-3 to start our fun day chasing the elusive Silverwonders. CONDITIONS: • Perfect • Wind , 18-22 MPH S.S.E blowing steady all day never let up • Water, open water choppy, but we found many spots to have the wind at our back • Sky, sunny & clear • Temp, mild to warm, not bad, wind kept us cool somewhat • Water level, down 6” • Water Temp , 78.6F • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a  Spot LC-3 2 minus  LC-5 3  Spot 57 & 57 A a 3 plus  Spot 51B a 3 plus • Tide, Tail end of a falling tide, turned and started to pour in. • Boats out and about, not many 8-10, they be stacked up on west & east side of pass from Four Horse to Lake Campo REPERTOIRE OF TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Put some run time on the Bay Flat Sr and the Yamaha Dream Machine • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Learn: o Lake Campo & surrounding areas o Locate drop offs, channels, type bottoms, soft, oyster shells, hang ups, etc., etc., o Build up an inventory of spot numbers so can fish rising / falling tides and all wind directions, know / learn where the current lines are. • Bring home some salad mixings for Big Lucy • Try to show Big Don new areas and get him to expand his comfort level when he be running about by himself. 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Tough today, wind very strong, but we used it to our advantage, tide and wind going in same direction, perfect for the Oak River Troll technique.) 2 MOVING WATER: ( Tail end of falling, start of a rising, perfect it be, moving all day, was still pouring in when we came in) 3 WATER CALRITY: (At first me thought it was going to be a wasted trip as it did not look good9 a 2 minus) at our first stop, But as we worked our way back in the clarity improved real good) 4 HOLDING FISH: (Spot 57 & 57 A (new spot)(19)t 5 PATIENTS: (Needed some in the AM, we came across (2) boats working east side of Lake Camo pass, we passed the time away watching 2 fisherpersons wearing the Silverwonders out, this made me day, me now know it possible to find elusive Silverwonders. After we got on them it was steady action doing the Oak River Troll) 6 SKILL: (Having the Oak River Troll as part of our repertoire of techniques / presentations) 7 LUCK: ( Coming across fisherpersons catching, me confidence level sky rocketed to over the top) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………Nothing • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….(19) Silverwonder caught this way • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..(2 Caught • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Did not try • Dead bait………NONE • Live bait………………… (2)t, 13r, also all catfish • ONEOFTHEPACK ‘S LURE REPERTOIRE OF LURE DU JOURE: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………Nothing • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………(19) Silverwonders Oak River Troll • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Did not try • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # LC-3, 3A, 4, 5A (NEW), 5B (NEW), 5C (NEW), 5 (3)T, 57 (9)T, 57A (10)T, 51C (1)T, stopped fishing at 3:15 PM, 20 minute run back to the home of the Bay Flat Sr. OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (23) NMR Silverwonders • (14) Redworries, 13 Ratworriers • (1) Sing Ray • (1) Gaff Top • (6) Hardheads • (1) Crab • (2) Oyster Shells • @ popped lines • (3) Tangled lines • (1) Bushel of grass • Saw bunch of alligators • Saw a PIG swimming across canal did not know what it was, than we made it out a BIG A_ _ black pig, first time me ever see anything like that on the water in Delacroix, don’t know what kind of sing that be. • Learned: o (4) New spot numbers o Techniques / presentations other fisherperson use o Not nice to make fun of someone’s mishap, (Big Don steeping off dock) as me did the same thing when we returned to slip, but me did not get wet. All me could think about was me $800.00 phone, glad it did not get wet • Saw a boat with 5-6 fisherpersons on board wearing the Silverwodners out in Four Horse Lake and cut to Lake Campo, they were reeling them 3-4 at a time, me enjoyed them enjoying their outing • If not catching, me second best outing, watching others catch • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: Hands down Big Don, he lead in all category / divisions / spices / size, he was on a roll of which me could not dodge or catch up with, Big Don fisherperson of the day. SUGGESTIONS: Silverwonders are in, Four Horse, pass to Lake Pato Caballo & Lake Campo has, is, will be the home of the elusive Silverwonders for a few more weeks, “You don’t have to go to know” know this they are in those areas, all you need to know is the right time, technique & presentation. Word is tight lining technique is working better than corks. Add / learn how to do the Oak River Troll it be working well on this trip, and the wind helps you along with it. PONDER OF THE DAY: When you be fishing & nothing is going right, go left. Q&A: Is it easier to fish or to catch? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: Predicted weather not looking good, go / no go, time to flip a coin to see what to do, until then: Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

April 29 at 5:15am

TEAM JO-JO: Last time out Monday, been without a truck, Sonofthepack needed a ride to work so me let him use the FORD transporter. So me had no plans to go fishing at all this week. Got a call form Big George, (Thursday night) checking up on me, (was not feeling to good last week) he wanted to see how me be making out. We talked about some fishing, conditions, and what each of us thought. Me was listen and reading between the words, me think Big George was looking to scratch out a fishing trip. But we both agreed it night be best to wait. Friday me up, checking all the fishing post, watching fishing videos, around 7 could not take it anymore, so me called Big George, once again we talking fishing. Says me you want to go, he says Saturday looks good, no says me, now today trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. Lost a few seconds, then Big George say the wind is going to be real bad, (he was right) we might want to wait for a better day. Says me lets plan for next week, says he give me 2 days’ notice, cause it mess up his sleeping, (me too it does) when he knows he be going fishing. Now me did in the water no transportation to go fishing, Sonofthepack gest up and says he has to do paper work, and he be not using FORD transporter today, happy me, me be. Loaded up all me gear in the FORD transporter in no time off me be, SOLO trip to Delacroix. SIGNS: • Been to long off water • Been to long cooped up in abode • Been to long since me had a fishing pole In me hand • No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90 • No boats on Hwy, gas stations, but me got a real late start, they all be out their already. • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnell, Violet gas station, me on a mission • Check point Abel water level up 12 to 14” • Check point Bravo water pouring out at Reggio canal • Fisherperson all along Delacroix Hwy, where ever they had a wet spot someone was fishing in it • Reached the home of the Bay Flat Sr, she looked surprise to see me • She be swaying back and forth in her slings • Me quickly loaded her up • Yamaha Cream Machine one turn of the key and she be fired up ready will and bale to go. • Made a stop at Lionel’s for some ice, drinks, sandwiches, and 2 pounds of dead bait, me knew it was going to be a long day of fishing. • Off to spot # 51B to start me day. • On the way out 9:25 (5) boats coming back in, this not good sign me think, they either had their limits, or the wind was too hard to fish. • Once me hit the Twin pipeline, more boast coming in, don’t know what happen, but it seemed all fisherperson where going home early. • Reached the honey hole at 9:36 AM CONDITIONS: • Perfect • Wind , East strong, S.S.E 18-20 mph steady all day • Water, choppy, ripples where me be fishing • Sky, Sunny, over cast, sunny over cast, sunny, overcast, kept changing • Temp, mild, put me jumpsuit on at the slip, took it off before me pulled out of slip • Water level, up 12-14” • Water Temp , started out at 67F, got up to 73F • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a good 3 plus, looked good all day, once the tide came in in about an hour it went to a 3 minus • Tide, tail end of a falling tide , (took about 3 hours) to come in • Boats out and about, not that many saw about 8-10 running around REPERTOIRE OF TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Put some run time on the Bay Flat Sr and the Yamaha Dream Machine • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Solo trip practice social distancing • Challenge me self to 25 Silverwonders & 5 Redworries • Need some much needed down time • Stake out a place and spend the day there, too much wind to run around • Wait them out, me had the right place, all me needed was the right time 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Tough one today, first boat position was perfect, wind at me back. Re-positon boat to get better angle on them, now fishing cross wind. Had to re-position boat again too far out, this location was perfect, but still had to fish a cross wind.) 2 MOVING WATER: (Strong falling tide, had to wait it out for tide to change, which it did around 1:03 pm started to show signs of coming in, As the evening went along the stronger the current got, when the wind died down a little current slowed up, so did the bites.) 3 WATER CALRITY: (Looked good, see picture of lures in water it be a 3 plus most of the day, latter it be a 3 minus as it was coming in.) 4 HOLDING FISH: (51B, never left this place) 5 PATIENTS: (Needed plenty, from 9:36 to 12:54 was slow, weal slow, cast, cast, cat, nothing, but patients paid off.) 6 SKILL: (Knowing right place, waited for right time) 7 LUCK: ( Got the FORD transporter back so me could make this trip) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………99.9 % Silverwonders caught this way. • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….(1) Silverwonder caught this way • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..DID NOT TRY • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Did not try • Dead bait………Catfish, croakers, sting rays, sheepshead • Live bait………………… None • ONEOFTHEPACK ‘S LURE REPERTOIRE OF LURE DU JOURE: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………100% with this rig Silverwonders caught • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….Nothing • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Did not try • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # 51B, stopped fishing at 3:30 PM OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (29) NMR Silverwonders, 9 Miniwonders • (2) Croakers • (1) Sheepshead • (2) Sting Rays • (9) Hardheads • (4) Oyster shells • (3) Clam shells • (1) Bushel of grass • (2) Extra poles • (2) Tangled lines • Great sandwiches, & drink thanks to Lionel’s • Real nice size fresh dead shrimp, only used 10-12 out of 2 pounds • Relaxing day • Challenging catching day • Game plan worked • Great dinner had we • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: We talked it over, it was either me, meself or I, I lead the dead bait category, meself had the best conversations, but me was nothing but serious about the challenge we made on the ride to Delacroix. SUGGESTIONS: If they was ever a story that lends credence to our motto “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” this be one for sure. PONDER OF THE DAY: There is only one happiness in this life, to fish and catch. Q&A: When fishing do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: Nothing plan, was supposed to go with Big Pablo, but no invite to go, so guess me no go and just rest up for next week……………………May be not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

April 18 at 11:56am

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April 06 at 9:02am

TEAM JO-JO: Great minds think alike, Big Pablo express some interest, (as did Oneofthepack) in heading out to Lake Campo to see if we could learn the area and some hot spot to fish. Big Adrian be first mate, Oneofthepack be innocent fisherperson for today, down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. SIGNS: • Meet up for 5:15 AM at Big Pablo’s abode • Me up at 4:00 AM, did not want to leave house until after 5 AM, Slidell curfew, did not want to be stopped and question why me be out. • As me loaded up the FORD transporter, me notice something, just nothing, no noise, no traffic on I-10, we usually hear the traffic, but there was none today. • It was like a ghost town, no traffic, no people out & about • We did not take Hwy 11, not good it be • No wild life sightings along I-10 or 610 • Did have a bad accident at the base of the green bridge on Paris Road, heading towards New Orleans. • Boast all over the Hwy, in gas stations, and the launches where packed • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, did stop at Violet gas station for go juice, ice, and snacks, they had (15) boats in the station, it was challenging to get out of the station. • Police had out speeding signs, they would flash if you were speeding, seems nobody paid any attention to it. • It was a steady line of boast heading south • Check point Able, water level at junction canal, down 10-12” • Check point Bravo water pouring out at Roggio canal • Reggio launch had 5 boast waiting to launch • Me expected Lionel’s line to be back up for blocks, but e aught and in-between time, as they on had 3 boast in front of us. • Launched, got 80 live shrimp • Off to Lake Campo to start our day, 30 minute ride to where we turn off main bayou • CONDITIONS: • Perfect • Wind , calm than 10-12 out of the East, blew all day long • Water, choppy & bumpy • Sky, overcast day, all day, nice it be • Temp, mild temps, sun came out for second got warm, but clouds covered her up, back to mild temps • Water level, down 10-12” • Water Temp , guess 74.6F • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a o Lake Campo first spot a solid 5 o Crossed Campo a 3 o 51A, B, C, & D a 5 plus, looked real good, dark looking, clean & clean • Tide, Tail end of a falling tide turned around about 11:58 • Boats out and about, LOTS< LOTS< LOTS, me guess 150 REPERTOIRE OF TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Put some run time on the Bay Flat Sr and the Yamaha Dream Machine • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Check out Lake Campo, find some hot spot # to fish • Observe how others fished the area • Try out some new lures • Try top water lures • Run new routes, learn routes to Lake Campo • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching: 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Lake Campo kind of hard to fish with a high wind, but we did manage to find a spot with the wind at our back, and it be a perfect spot to be at, we had all 7 of the criteria’s in this one spot.) 2 MOVING WATER: (Perfect falling than rising, moving all day.) 3 WATER CALRITY: (Looking good all over, Lake John looking real good a 5 plus in this area) 4 HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 51A, B, C, & D) 5 PATIENTS: (Lake Campo we needed some, caught first fish in about 8 minutes, then it was a challenge to find more) 6 SKILL: (Oak River Troll, tight lining, live shrimp presentation) 7 LUCK: (Big Pablo. Bought 80 big lively shrimp from Lionel’s) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………20% caught this way • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….15% caught his way • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..20% Caught this way • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Did not try • Dead bait………NONE • Live bait………………… 45% caught this way w/Carolina rig. ONEOFTHEPACK’S LURE REPERTOIRE OF LURE DU JOURE: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………3 caught • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………20 caught • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Did not try • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # Lake Campo 3-4 spots, # 51A, B, C, & D, (23)t stopped fishing at 3:35 PM OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (38) NMR Silverwonders, (8) Miniwonders • (2) Redworries, (1) Ratworrier • (1) Sheepshead • (1) Croaker • (1) Sting Ray • (10) Hard heads • (2) Oyster shells • (2) Bottoms • (1) Bushel of grass • Learned a few spots in Lake Campo, seems all they do is pound all around the Islands, and fish with corks, that is the technique me saw. • Learned new route to Lake Campo • Learned that live shrimp is the way to go • Great food, snacks, and drinks • Spending the day on the water with 2 of the best fisherperson me know, Big Pablo, and Big Adreian • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: Oneofthepack managed to add a few to the box, stayed true to the lures, me efforts not enough for the honors today. Big Adreian came out quick in Lake Campo, had his share of Oak River Troll, and tight lining catches, but he waited too long to switch over to live and dead shrimp, cause when he went with them he caught cat fish. He came up a little short for the honors today. Big Pablo had a good showing when fishing with lures under a cork, but when it came to Oak River Troll & Tight lining he struggled with these techniques. It was not until they slowed down with the Oak River Troll technique, and we anchored up to fish the strike zone we identified doing the Oak River Troll, that Big Pablo, threw out a live shrimp on a Carolina rig. It was all over for the lures, he just sat their pulling them in one after another, while Big Adreian and Oneofthepack watched, seems Big Pablo had the last laugh. And he is fisherperson of the day. SUGGESTIONS: If you did not get the message in all above, “DON’T LEAVE THE DOCK WITHOUT OF SOME OF BIG LIONEL’S BIG LIVELY SHRIMP” PONDER OF THE DAY: My wife was the best I could get with the boat I had Q&A: To what degree have you actually controlled the course your fishing has taken? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: Nothing, me think (maybe) me slow down some, 7th & 8th booked with Big Jeff. Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

April 06 at 8:54am

TEAM JO-JO: Decided today, (1-8-20) was going to be a fishing day in-lieu of a work day, no plans, no first mate, just a solo trip on the water with me, meself, and me aboard the Bay Flat Jr for a relaxing day on the water. SIGNS: • Tough time sleeping • Late get up • Loveofthepack cooked breakfast • Me than decide to go fishing, it now be 10:15 AM • Off to Dock Side to figure out where me be going fishing • S.E. wind 12-15 mph blowing steady • Had me mind made up Lakeshore Estate or bust, me and the Bay flat Jr road out the 2 to 3 foot waves as we headed east, turn out to be a piece of cake. CONDITIONS: • Perfect • Wind S.E. 12-15mph steady as she blew • Water, ripples in the pond, Lake P had some 2 to 3 footers running almost parallel with Twin Span • Sky, Sunny & clear • Temp cool temps, jumpsuit on all day • Water level, down 2 plus feet hard getting off dock to Bay Flat Jr, same when getting up • Water Temp , 58F steady all day • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a  Lake P 2 minus  Pond 3, looked dirty all the way in the back • Tide, falling at first than turned and start to come in, you could see the dirty water mixing with the clear water, you could follow the tide as it came in by watching the colors change. • Boats out and about, had 4 Bay Boats and (2) Kayaks • 1 pull Yamaha Nightmare Machine started right up, this be a real good sign TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare Machine • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Need some alone time • Needed to relax, get on the water and vent • Try all me new trolling rigs / techniques • See if the Silverwonders wanted to join us for dinner tomorrow • Learn, learn, learn, how to fish the Lakeshore Estate canal system • Bring home dinner, set me goal at 5 Silverwonders, all me needed to have a small fish fry • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching: 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No way getting out of it, helped me to troll somewhat, it actually slowed the Bay Flat Jr down when heading into win. 2 (MOVING WATER: (Looked like it moving all evening late evening looked like the pond came to life, fish on top of the water and Pelicans eating them up. 3 WATER CALRITY: (Lake P not good, pond it was a 3 to 3 plus depending how far back up in the pond you went.) 4 HOLDING FISH: ( S.E. shoreline, 15-17 feet of water) 5 PATIENTS: (Reached the honey hole at 11:53, 12:07 first Silverwonder in the boat & box, next bite / catch 2:45 to 3:50 PM, no patients needed today) 6 SKILL: (Notice on me last trip, Silverwonders being caught at an area we never fished before, so me gave it a try today, BINGO!!!!) 7 LUCK: (Making the decision to try a new area) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………DID NOT TRY • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID NOT TRY • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..DID NOT TRY • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Caught 15T, 1M  S.S. wire w/ Long A lure & trailers caught 1  Lead core caught w/ Rattle Trap & trailers 1M  Power pro caught w/ ¾ oz. jig head w/trailers 15t  Orange & Green trailers caught 95%, Matrix Shad Lemon Drop caught 5%  All matched up with ¾ oz. jig head • Dead bait………NONE • Live bait………………… NONE • LURE DU JOUR: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………Did not try • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Caught 95% of Silverwonders with this rig, added trailers AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # Lakeshore Estate canal system OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (15) Silverwonders. (3) Miniwonders • (1) Mullet • (5) Missed at boat, small trouble hook me think was the problem • (1) Popped line, fish broke me lead core line, hit it so hard like to pole out of my hand • (3) Hits me missed • Trouble hooks caught everything in the boat, including me twice, hate trouble hooks. • Learned a lot to day, this was the best part of the trip, leaning how to fish Lakeshore Canal System • Relaxing evening on the water just what me needed to bring me back down to reality • Lots of cool fresh air • Sun in me face • Dinner for tomorrow • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: Easy call, me, meself, & I it be. SUGGESTIONS: Me tried the S.S. Wire rig, Lead Core rig, and Power Pro rig, comments as follows: • S.S. Wire too hard to manage, will take some time to get used to, hard to get line out, cannot feel the lure like me like to feel, heavy to handle, hard to reel in, but that might be cause me have to reel with me left had. This rig would be me third option to use for trolling. • Lead Core, once again, hard to get line out, heavy rig, me like the feel of it, and me can feel me lure pretty good, hard to reel in, with trailers line to long, (short pole) have to almost stand up to get fish in boat., hard to reel in, this would be me second option for trolling • Power Pro, all very easy to use, line flows right out, can use me thumb to let line out and stop it when me want, feeling of lure good, easy to reel in, setting hook great, fighting fish smooth bring them in, this be me # 1 option for trolling. However a lot of line needs to be let out to get to bottom. • Lures: o Option 3 Long A o Option 2 Rattle traps o # 1 option 3/4oz. jig head w/Matrix Shad Lemon drop o All above should have trailers, orange & green ones w/red hooks Just me suggestions above, works for me is all me can say. PONDER OF THE DAY: Are there limits to fisherpersons creativity? Q&A: Would things get better or worse if fisherpersons focused on what was going wrong rather than what’s going well? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: Trip with Big Wayne tomorrow, heading to Bayou Bienvenue in the AM, until then: Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

January 11 at 7:43am

TEAM JO-JO: A whistle blower (WB) contacted me, he had some second, third, and 4th hand Intel, his complaint / concern was that the Silverwonders are back in Lake P. Me question the authenticity of his knowledge, but he assured me it came from a very credible source / induvial who had 5th hand knowledge of the alleged fish story. He indicated he could not confirm any “quid pro quo” took place to gain this knowledge, but he did offer to go with me to confirm the Intel. Me crew for today be Big PJ (not WB) we running round Lake P in the Bay Flat Jr in the AM looking for some action. SIGNS: • Too much time on me hands • Meet up for 6 AM • Bay Flat Jr would be our water taxi • We took the back way to Lake P under the Hwy 11, I-10, and service road bridges, if we were out for mullets we could have sunk many boast with fish, they were all over the place. • Saw (2) Kayas fishing the shoreline • Had 2 boast at the south end of the tracks • Bai all over / in the water • Pelicans cruising the trestles, good sign • Opportunity came for a trip, so me took it • Took forever. (25-40 pulls) to start the Yamaha Nightmare Machine if I did not like it so much me would throw it overboard CONDITIONS: • Perfect • E.S.E. wind calm all day, just a breeze • Calm seas • Sunny & clear • Mild temps • Water level down 10-13” • Water Temp in eh 80’s F • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a solid 4, sill had that brown look to it. • Tide, rising all morning, was hoping it would stop and turn around. • (2) Boats out and about TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: • Be safe • Have fun • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare Machine • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. • Check out (WB) complaint / concern, get conformation of same. • Check water condition • See if trolling would produce some bites • Take care of the big itch Big PJ & Oneofthepack had to go fishing. • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching: 1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (What wind) 2 MOVING WATER: (Had plenty, rising all morning, may have been a little too much strong current, need for it to stop and turn around.) 3 WATER CALRITY: (Good, very fishable, clean, clear, but with a little brown look to it) 4 HOLDING FISH: ( 2nd fire break from south) 5 PATIENTS: (None needed not much action, but we be trolling and you never know when / what might happen, Big PJ busy tying lines) 6 SKILL: (Getting the knack of trolling Lake P & the trestles) 7 LUCK: (Finding A fish) • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………NOTHING • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID NOT TRY • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY • Cork ……..DID NOT TRY • Lake P Troll (LPT)……………(1) REDWORRIER • Dead bait………NONE • Live bait…………………NONE • LURE DU JOURE: • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….NOTHING!!!!!!! • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………NOTHING!!!!!!!! • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY • Matrix Shad PURPEL HAZE, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………(1) REDWORRIER • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED: Spot # south shore, (west side of trestles) out to 2 ½ fire breaks to the north, trolled up and down, back & forth. OUR REWARDS: • Lived to fish another day • (0) Silverwonders • (1) Redworries • Morning on the water • Smooth sailing • Got to try put some new diving lures • Being on the water with one of the best fisherperson me know, that be Big PJ • Had some great donuts at new donut place, along with some good hot coffee on the way back home, fish not biting, but Team Jo-Jo was, like we were trying to fatten up for the winter. • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY: Me guess, you guess, with only one fish caught, it not be a hard decision on who be fisherperson of the day, but it would not be who you think. SUGGESTIONS: Me think a little more time needed for Lake P to turn on, grass needs to go, water needs to clean up a little more, and some salt water needs to move back in. The owner of the boat launch indicated November they be back, he will start having live shrimp than too. PONDER OF THE DAY: If at first you don’t catch, fish, fish, and fish again. Q&A: Where is the line between fishing and not catching? TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM: 10/3/19 me next plan trip, Yank coming down to enjoy all that our Disney World known as Delacroix Island has to offer, until then: Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

October 08, 2019 at 12:45am

Cpat Paul,

Please call me to discuss attending and / or arranging a group GPS class

Stanley Fink 504-915-4896 cell

February 28, 2018 at 7:24pm

Recently purchased a Lowrance Hook 5, the screen has a lot of clutter from the surface down to the bottom, cannot distinguish any fish, (if any) between the top and bottom. Any suggestion on how to correct this?

On our old unit (black & white) the fish where symbols of fish in various sizes, does / will the Hook be able to show fish symbols?

Thanks

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

July 27, 2017 at 9:48am
A comment titled: Re: Heavy Duty Aluminum Hulls in response to a report titled: Heavy Duty Aluminum Hulls

Bay Flat Sr, takes a licking and keeps on clicking, had her since 2005. She be the best boat me ever owned, only downside is open water when it be choppy. Pound away, don't hurt her any, but you will feel every bit of her hitting the waves. Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

May 16 at 7:30am
A comment titled: Re: Looking for someplace to go crabbing in response to a report titled: Looking for someplace to go crabbing

Delacroix

May 08 at 7:36am
A comment titled: Re: Silverwonder Party Delacroix Way in response to a report titled: Silverwonder Party Delacroix Way

Yes see attach lure

April 18 at 5:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Silverwonder Party Delacroix Way in response to a report titled: Silverwonder Party Delacroix Way

Challenging day enjoyed every second of it

April 18 at 2:16pm

Call me 504-915-4896 cell Stanley FInk (aka Oneofthepack)

August 19, 2019 at 6:20pm

Delacroix

March 22, 2019 at 5:52am
A comment titled: Re: Looking for fish in response to a report titled: Looking for fish

Give me a call 504-915-4896

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack (aka Stanley)

January 15, 2019 at 6:39am
A comment titled: Re: Lack of ducks in response to a report titled: Lack of ducks

Lack of ducks, lack of trout, could this be????????????

January 12, 2019 at 7:10am
A comment titled: Re: Where to Find Windshields in response to a report titled: Where to Find Windshields

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/taylor-made-windshield

January 04, 2019 at 8:58am

Where is the weight-in and what time?

August 21, 2018 at 6:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Freshwater Fishing Near City in response to a report titled: Freshwater Fishing Near City

Please email me stanleyfink@charter.net

June 29, 2018 at 4:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix morning tides in response to a report titled: Delacroix morning tides

Fished it Wednesday tide was falling hard, changed at 10:10 AM came in the rest of the day, however when I return to Lionel's it was still falling hard.

Wind has such an impact with tides in Delacroix, sometimes hard to tell true tide.

As for the water level it down 12-14', fished and ran around all over with no problem.

Word is Lake Campo under birds is the place to fish

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

June 07, 2018 at 4:54pm

Oneofthepack bought (4) Pathfinders 105 of Delacroix, and (1) #9 of Bayou Bienvenue area, they laminated and look great, with these maps you can see how the marsh use to look, locate old paths / channels, and islands.

The Map man has maps for all areas, even the Honey Island Swamps, all at reduced price / great investment for your inventory of areas to fish & learn.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

March 10, 2018 at 8:33pm
A comment titled: Re: Zero fish Hopedale on December 10th in response to a report titled: Zero fish Hopedale on December 10th

“YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” could have just as easily been the best trip of your life.

Seems you pursued the guide, (don’t know if any questions where asked, i.e. how they biting, what do you think our chances are on catching fish, is it worth going out today?????) made an agreement, (not sure on content of that agreement i.e. catch fish / no catch fish results etc.) my 2 cents fulfill your part of agreement, learn from the costly experience, and don’t make the same mistakes down the road.

We were out and about all day Thursday, our outing produced 15 small trout, but even if we caught nothing the experience of challenging the elements and being out there on the water running around our Disney World known as Delacroix Island was priceless.

Hope you next guide trip fairs out a lot better.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-JO & Oneofthepack

December 29, 2017 at 5:06am
A comment titled: Re: New Kayaker, New Fisherman in response to a report titled: New Kayaker, New Fisherman

See attach

December 27, 2017 at 5:55am
A comment titled: Re: New Kayaker, New Fisherman in response to a report titled: New Kayaker, New Fisherman

Suggest you give Gulf Outlet Mariner (Chalmette) a try, fish THE PEN has plenty of deep water and a great shoreline to fish, all enclosed area, North wind would be tough if it is blowing.

Bring some dead bait, reds are plenty & Silverwodners are few and in-between, but you should be able to put a few in the box.

As for lures Purple H&H 3” beetle or the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, match that up with an H&H 1/4oz. white head w/gold hook.

You can buy live & dead shrimp at Fishermen’s Fiend right at the launch.

Email us stanleyfink@charter.net and we will email you a map of the area in question.

Let us know how you make out.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

December 27, 2017 at 5:53am
A comment titled: Re: Best trout reels? in response to a report titled: Best trout reels?

Me had been a Mitchel 300 reel user since the 60’s, graduated to Shimano reels, $30 then $60 reels, used / replace them for years, these reels would bind up for no reason. One trip they would not work, next trip the worked find, but me no have the patients for Shimano reels.

Moved on to the Penn Battle II BTLII1000, love them, have 8-10 reels now, they perform well and have no problem handling 12” trout or a 25# bull red. Me have had many fisherperson fish with us, after they try me rig with Penn Reels, no problem they go by 1 or 2 to fish with. I guess, (10-15 guess) we influence the sale / selections of rods & reels, we got positive feedback on same from all our guess.

As for rods to match with the Penn Reel, once again we use the Shimano Clarus 1 piece 6 foot rod, (w/cork handle) makes for a light rig, fish all day with it with no problem. It too can handle a 12” trout up to a 25 # bull red.

This rig also good for fresh water fishing, even with the ultra-lures me still able to use me rigs.

We filled the spool with 20# power pro, (with a 15# mono 12-16” leader) works great, can cast far, and you never lose a fish, plus you can flip most fish in the boat without a net, if they too big just grab leader and pull them in.

Above just a suggestion, it best you buy what you feel suites you, and maintains your confidence level for catching.

SF

November 02, 2017 at 2:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Packing list for first trip in response to a report titled: Packing list for first trip

Kyle,

Tried to email you some info, but it would not go through. Please email us stanleyfink@charter.net (504-915-4896 cell) so we can email you info, on lures, techniques, and areas to fish.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

September 26, 2017 at 7:57am
A comment titled: Re: Which one to buy? in response to a report titled: Which one to buy?

Me, (vote for depth finder) caught a lot more fish with a depth finder than a trolling motor, been fishing 60 plus years, had maybe (3) trolling motors, they nothing but problems, just took a 24V motor guide off the Bay Flat Sr. had not used it in years.

Now if you fishing Lake P trestles, best to have the trolling motor over the depth finder, depth pretty much the same across the lake along the trestles., and you will trolling motor to troll, and cast & retrieve all along the trestles.

I have a depth finder you can have, call me 504-915-4896.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

August 05, 2017 at 6:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater vs Hopedale in response to a report titled: Sweetwater vs Hopedale

Me live & breathe, (last 54 plus years) Delacroix area, fished Hopedale a few times in me life, but me feel both areas this time of the year you have to travel to the outside to catch the Silverwonders.

At our Disney World known as Delacroix Island me feel the only challenge (possible rough water) is Little Lake, after that you are in protected water for the most part. Concentrate on the areas within Twin pipeline, Grand Lake, Oak River, and Little Lake, which is a very large area.

Suggest you locate North / South pipeline, (aka Pencil Canal) and Oak River, let this areas be your starting point,

Fish and learn the areas, depth finder is a must, need to locate the holes, and drop offs in all areas. Explore Oak River to the east out to Twin Pipeline, and to the west, (this side has proved to be more productive for Team Jo-Jo) to Orange bayou, fish the cuts dumping into Oak River, drop, off cuts and edges of the channel.

Our productive lures are H&H 3” Purple beetle, Chartreuse Glow Beetle , and the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop and we mix, match them with ½ oz. 3/8 oz. and 1/4oz. round H&H white heads with gold hook. ¼ oz. is our go to size head.

99.9% we tight lining, no corks, 90% we fish with lures, very seldom do we by bait, lie the challenge for trying to convince the fish to bite on lures, and me love the tap you get when the fish hits the lure, what a feeling.

Weather you decide to fish Delacroix or Hopedale, suggest you put in the effort to learn the area from the top & bottom (above the surface & below surface) know where all the holes are, current lines are, where the fishes favorite feeding spots are located along the bottom, channel, edges, cuts, etc. etc.. Get to a point where with one cast you can tell if they are biting in that spot.

Most important suggestion of all “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”

Hope above helps with your quest to fish & hopefully catch.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

P.S. Email us (stanleyfink@charter.net) and we will email you some of our Delacroix spot numbers along with narratives on how to fish them.

July 29, 2017 at 7:37am
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