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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 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 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?


Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

July 27, 2017 at 9:48am

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

August 19 at 6:20pm


March 22 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 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 at 7:10am
A comment titled: Re: Where to Find Windshields in response to a report titled: Where to Find Windshields

January 04 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

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 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.


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


Tried to email you some info, but it would not go through. Please email us (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 ( 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
A comment titled: Re: Hook 5 request for info in response to a report titled: Hook 5 request for info

Thanks for the info, we will give it a try.


July 27, 2017 at 5:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing with crabs in response to a report titled: Fishing with crabs

TEAM JO-JO………….. Our technique with live crabs is just that, LIVE crab. We like them silver dollar size, leave all claws and fiddlers on, hook it in just slightly through the rear body, and back out around the back BIG fiddler. Fish it Carolina style. This a killer technique for sheepshead.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

April 14, 2017 at 8:02am
A comment titled: Re: Mandeville area on Lake Pontchartrain in response to a report titled: Mandeville area on Lake Pontchartrain

Please give me a call, (504-915-4896 / email you can jump on board the Bay Flat Sr. and we can run around our Disney World known as Delacroix Island for a fun day of fishing, cost is a hand shake & a smile.

Myself a home grown Louisiana boy, USN 62-66 all I did was fish.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

March 24, 2017 at 6:46pm
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