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Caught around 16 bass, all big, best 5 just over 28 lbs. Biggest one was pushing 8 lbs....they fattening up for winter.

October 16, 2017 at 2:25pm

My bud Kevin and I had a nice trip and won the Bayou Country Lures Team Trail tournament in Bayou Black Saturday. Had just shy of 16 lbs. and Lunker of 7.00 lbs.

July 02, 2017 at 2:43pm

Mike, here are just a few of the 10 lb. bass caught in this area, I many more pics like this. These bass grow fast here, I have caught and tagged them each year.... and know this.

May 17, 2016 at 4:24pm

Went out and caught around 20 bass, had some nice ones.... this was the biggest, she went just shy of 8 lbs.

December 09, 2015 at 9:43pm

My son Eric and caught I made a late trip Saturday, caught 5 really nice bass... with this one being the biggest. Had to fish worms extremely slow... if you reeled it all, they would not touch it.

November 29, 2015 at 9:53am

Got a chance to make a trip with youngest son Eric to the Bend FRIDAY, Saturday, and Sunday. A big front blew through Friday morning early, with 25-30 mph winds. Our biggest bass were caught in the main lake, but had to go back in protected waters when the wind and waves got bad. Our best day was Saturday when we caught around 50 bass with the best 5 bass going around 21 lbs. Fun trip!

October 19, 2015 at 11:29am

Have been having some good early fall fishing in the Lafitte/Salvador areas. My son and I went out this weekend and caught around 25 bass... with 6 going between 4 and 5 bs.... best 5 around 22 lbs.

September 08, 2015 at 6:01pm

Launched out of Segnette today, and caught several really nice bass. My son Eric stuck this swamp monster, and it put a show on. Don't see many bass filled out like that in August

August 02, 2015 at 11:00pm

Had a nice trip today with my youngest son Eric. We caught some nice bass with these two being the biggest.

May 31, 2015 at 8:48pm

Took two of my 6 grandkids out, and they wound up with 10 bass. Fun was had by all. Now I have to work the other 4 kids in!

January 01, 2015 at 5:49pm

Made a trip with son Adam this morning. Fog was fairly bad, it was slow going. We caught 24 bass, had some decent ones, and one over 5 lbs. We went further east this time. Caught some on jigs and some on spinnerbaits.

December 04, 2014 at 2:14pm

Had an outstanding trip with my son. We caught between 60 and 70 bass, many in the 3 and 4 lb. class. We each had a bass between 5 and 6 lbs. Fishing along the intracoastal between Larose and Houma. Had a blast!

November 29, 2014 at 10:41pm

Florida issued a warning to all beach goers.... says bacteria will get worse as ocean temps rise.

July 29, 2014 at 10:05pm

The State House will be voting on the saltwater license Tuesday. This is for HB 1082. If you want to tell your Rep. and Senator your view on this today, below is a website to find them and their e-mail addresses. Don't complain if you don't send your views!

April 28, 2014 at 1:05pm

Caught a big spawner today....was dripping eggs. Let her go to have babies and grow. If you gonna keep some bass to eat, keep the 1 to 2 sense in putting a knife into a bass like this that will be someone's biggest ever, maybe a youngster will catch her!

March 11, 2014 at 11:37pm

Hey Sam, e-mail me at when you get a chance, thanks.

January 21, 2014 at 11:22am

My son lost his tackle bag yesterday while fishing out of Bayou Black....must have fallen out of the boat. If anyone comes across a tackle bag in this area, please give me a shout, thanks. 504-621-9440.

December 28, 2013 at 9:13am

Talked to several friends yesterday and today. One went out of Bayou Segnette in Westwego, and saw dead fish or fish dying. Another went into Lake Des Allemands and reported lots of dead/dying fish. Another launched at Bayou Black and reported dead/dying fish, mostly on the north side of the intracoastal. All said the water coming out of the marsh smells really bad.

September 03, 2012 at 1:32pm

All folks who fish and swim in our Gulf waters be careful and attentive. My son was invited to go on a trip this weekend out of Grand Isle for snapper. There were 7 people total on the boat. They fished for red snapper 24 miles out, then fished for mangrove snapper about 8 miles out. Everyone took a swim, but only two, my son and a friend, handled frozen pogy and chumed. Both had a small cut on a hand. Last night they both had swollen red hands with red lines going up their arms. They both sought immediate medical attention. They received several shots and 3 types of oral anti-biotics that will cover several of the Vibrio bateria strains. I have googled this to get more info, and the Center for Disease Control has had over 900 cases of this reported since 1998, almost all in the Gulf states. Take note if you have cuts, abrasions, and wounds. I always take a liquid anti-septic with me in case I have a nick or cut and use it frequently and wash the area well.If you notice any signs of soreness, swelling, or red lines, get immediate medical attention. This stuff works fast, especially if you have diabetes or any other condition that can affect the immune system. The pictures I saw of people who thought it was something else and tried to treat it with topical medication was not pretty. People have had limbs amputated and it could even be fatal.

June 04, 2012 at 12:51pm

The grass is just starting to come up in Lake Cataouatche. The LW&F was out spraying last week. Does anyone know how to contact them so we can get them to stop and let the grass grow again? Thats the only chacne this lake has with all the attention it recieves.

April 22, 2010 at 3:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Basin Bass in response to a report titled: Basin Bass

I always considered the Basin as the area between the flood control levees, hence, the Basin. From Morgan City all the way north of Henderson.

February 08, 2018 at 11:44am
A comment titled: Re: Help me figure the weight in response to a report titled: Help me figure the weight

Next time, cut two pieces of mono off line about 30 inches long, and tie a simple overhand knot in one for the girth. Lay the unknotted line along the length and cut it off...from tail to closed mouth. Take the line with the single knot and measure around the bass at the widest area...and cut off excess. Wrap those two lines and put in tackle box or pocket till you get home. Use a tape measure to lay line along to get a good reading.

Put the length in the box and click on the purple box, and it will convert to M.M. Put the girth in box and click on the purple box and it will convert to M.M. There are 3 formulas used . Look at the last one, by biologist Hal Schramm...I have found to be the most accurate. My son caught one on Toledo Bend in 3-05-16, and I caught one also. We weighted them at Fin and Feather Resort. Any weighed over 10 lbs, and you get a free replica. My son's weighed 11.1 lbs...was 25.0 inches long and 18.5 inches in girth. My weighted 11.40 was 23.5 inches long and 20.0 inches in girth. My son's bass was empty, and had already dropped he eggs, probably should have pushed 13 lbs or better, being 25 inches long...but did not have the girth.
Anyway..a fisherman can always get a measurement just by using their line.

January 13, 2018 at 1:43pm
A comment titled: Re: BIG BASS in response to a report titled: 12.8 BIG BASS at Bayou Sorrel!!

Great bass there man! I have seen them that size on Toledo Bend, and even caught 10 lbers around here, but nothing approaching 13 that big bass. Super rare, and a special bass.

December 20, 2017 at 11:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Good trip at Bayou Black in response to a report titled: Good trip at Bayou Black

We have been using black worms, dark senkos, and chatterbaits.

July 05, 2017 at 9:55pm

There are nice bass around these marshes also. I won the Media Bass tournament out of Morgan City last week with a 5 bass stringer that weighed 17.39 lbs...biggest was 5 lbs. The Lunker bass caught, was 7.25 lbs. This will be the 5th year since Hurricane Isaac, and we have had zero storms...hopefully we can get by this year also without one. The bass are really growing now. Many 7 and 8 lb. bass weighed in this year around here, and a 9.2 from the Basin.

May 29, 2017 at 8:07am

Living the Dream Guide Service. Fun for the whole family. Call Jerry Thompson 318-256-8991
I have heard from folks I know who have hired these folks to catch crappie, they caught their limit, and had a blast. May want to call and check them out for a trip.

April 15, 2017 at 12:34pm

Where are you staying. If you are staying at mid-lake near the bridge that crosses the can try this. The big bass in last week's BASS event, almost 10 lbs...came out of the cove right above the bridge on a spinnerbait. In the early morning right near daylight...try and find some grass sticking out of the water...the locals call it hay 1 to 3 feet of water. The shad have begun spawning, so you will see many small shad in schools .....shallow...until the sun comes up. Around 8 or so, they move out to deeper water until late afternoon to the next morning. Throw a topwater popper like a PopR...or a minnow lure like a Rouge. When the action slows...look for a little deeper water...7 to 15 feet....places that transition from shallow to deep fairly quick. Use a jig with craworm trailer, or a june bug color worm...3/8 sinker and 5/0 hook. Fish it slow. You can also fish boat houses and piers with a spinnerbait, and seawalls. There are some bass making beds now, some that have already spawned and hanging around structure and deeper transition areas like well as bass coming in from deep water to stage and spawn. These bass will also stop and stage for a while in areas that change from deep to shallow. Good Luck.

April 15, 2017 at 12:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Des Allemands hawg in response to a report titled: Des Allemands hawg

Last January my wife had her knee replaced and that put the crimp on my spring fishing time. This Feb....she had her other knee replaced, and I knew I was going to be taking care of her. I did get my daughter to watch here the first week of March, and the boys and I went to the Bend for a couple days. We got there just in time for a huge front...and +30 mph winds. Did not fish the main lake, and stayed in coves. We caught 15-20 a we did not do bad, and had 5 -6 bass between 5 and 7 lbs. Most folks we talked to out there were only catching 2-3 bass after that front. I had my chance at one over her around Lake Salvador....looked to be 8-9 lber...but she threw the lure on her last jump....right near the boat. With no storms for the last 4 years...we are finally growing a few nice ones again!

April 06, 2017 at 12:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Des Allemands hawg in response to a report titled: Des Allemands hawg

Well, when nobody answers...I reckon that means it was kept.

April 04, 2017 at 3:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Des Allemands hawg in response to a report titled: Des Allemands hawg

Very nice bass....wonder if he turned her loose....

April 02, 2017 at 10:26am

I already submitted my 'feedback' at the meeting in Houma that the State CPRA held there a public, recorded message. The CPRA...did not like it either.
I pointed out that 80% of our coastal marshes are privately owned...most by oil companies who own millions of acres. These deep pocketed corporations are closing off many of the waterways that South Louisianians have used....even before oil companies arrived here. The real problem started in 1987, and the ruling by the US Supreme Court...on Phillips Petroleum vs the State of Mississippi. Phillips bought some land along a river in that state....and the river flowed into the Gulf. This oil company took over the river...believing they owned the river bottom, and any oil and gas under it. They applied for a permit for drilling, and the state told them, they owned the river bottom, always have. The Court ruled in favor of the State. This set these oil companies off like nothing else. In this corrupted state....they started with their cronies in our Legislature. They changed our water access laws in 1990....and few sportsmen realized this...because it as done without any fanfare. We are the only state who does not recognize the Public Trust Doctrine of the US Constitution....which says...No matter who buys, sells, and owns the costal areas affected by the ebb and flow of the tides, ( coastal waterways), the water is always held in Public Trust. The Public has the right to use the waterways. They placed many definitions in these laws, and a deal where a person had to go to a map of 1812....which were highly inaccurate and see if you could use a waterway. Many other silly deals were added also.
The 120 projects of the State CPRA Master Plan...are on....private marshland...much that has eroded or sunk and is no longer there. State law says once this happens, the area is now...State water bottom owned by the state. The sweetheart deal worked out by the State CPRA....IS THIS. They will use between 50 and 100 Billion dollars of PUBLIC funds, and restore these areas...then give them back to the former owner...for all to be posted and the public kept out of the waterways. I told CPRA...they had to be kidding. They will use a massive amount of PUBLIC funds....only to give these restored, private areas back to be posted again...with no access guarantee to the public. They said they had to work out these agreements to 'save the marsh'. Looks like the only deal that will stop the entire misuse of massive amounts of public funds on this deal....are lawsuits.

March 16, 2017 at 10:58am

My sons Eric and Adam and SIL Shawn, made our annual trek to the Bend this past week, and as usual, had a ball. A wicked cold front hit us right after we arrived, and winds were 15-20 mph, gusting to 25-30 fishing the main lake like last year was a scratch. We caught several last year between 11 and 12 lbs, and a 9 lber....but fishing in the coves...we did not find any of those big gals. We caught 5 bass between 5 and 6 lbs, and averaged 15-20 bass a day. The average size was impressive, all going between 3 to 4.5 lbs. My sons ErIc and Adam each lost a hawg fishing in heavy timber, when they both got wrapped around trees, and broke off 20 lb. flouro line. Adam lost one right before dark Thursday, that looked to be around 9 lbs. After fighting it for a good while and she got wrapped on a stick up, she came loose and shot towards the bow of their boat. We were right next to him and had a birdseye view. The big gal jumped and cleared the water near his troll motor, and when she came down and hit the water, the hook came out. He was not too happy.

March 05, 2017 at 11:08am

I catch most of my lunker the winter, and not during the spawn. Dec. and Jan. are my best months...always.

January 17, 2017 at 7:15pm

I know this is an older post...but is the 'landowner' suggesting the natural bayous and passes on the yellow shaded 'land' is also...private?????

January 17, 2017 at 7:10pm

I went up to Gramercy yesterday to help folks sandbag their homes and try to keep dry. Throwing those deals around when you realize you are no longer in the shape you thought you were. Going to try some Demo skills tomorrow further north. Buying some Bengay first...

August 18, 2016 at 9:57am

You know that pic is old... those are all old luggars....probably 2 cylinder jobs. There was also shrimp drying, wooden decks behind the store.

May 25, 2016 at 10:48am
A comment titled: Re: One Proud Hubby! in response to a report titled: One Proud Hubby!

Great catch, and great story. Congrats to the wife! I am glad she returned it , perhaps some kids will catch her and make great memories. You can always eat the smaller ones, but those big gals are rare, and special!

May 23, 2016 at 6:15pm

Hurricanes come and go...but it does not change the fact.... that we place a lot of taxes and fees into that program... and we should at least get a few fish...end of story.

May 23, 2016 at 6:11pm

Great looking catch! Glad you are back to fishing!

May 18, 2016 at 11:20am

Very nice deer! I used to hunt coming up... but when I went into a plant, and then worked my way up to running it...I had little time. Fishing was something where I could hook up the boat and zoom out there on short notice and get back... with a launch a few minutes either direction from my house. The kids who start out hunting and fishing...very seldom get into trouble. Both my sons go saltwater and freshwater fishing with me all the time. Perhaps they will keep dad in mind when he cannot get around too good.

May 18, 2016 at 9:22am
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