Trying to decide whether to buy a Power Pole or Talon for my 20' SeaFox center console boat. I mainly fish out of Delacroix and every now and again Hopedale. I would like to get some Feedback from owners of each to see which one to install. Thanks in advance!
Ended 2017 with two great trips to Delacroix, We went out Friday the 29th thinking the trout would be on the bottom in deeper water with the freezing weather, but tried 1 spot without a bite, so we were making our way to Oak River to fish the bottom there. We never start our trips early in the morning in the winter because of the cold weather and we wait until the sun comes up to warm the water a little before we start out, around 10am to 11am. Before we got to Oak River i wanted to make a stop close to the river in shallower water and try fishing under a cork where we caught fish in similar conditions in the past. We made one short drift and caught 2 trout right off, so we threw the cajun anchor and proceeded to catch our 50 trout in about 2 1/2 hours. I asked my buddy on the boat ride back if he wanted to come back Saturday and try again and sure enough on Saturday, we wound up back in the same spot the next early afternoon and proceeded to catch another 50 trout in about 1 1/2 hours. The winter trout bite is back close in this year in Delacroix after a disappointing winter last year.
Had a Buddy come in on Black Friday that used to live here and moved to Florida where the Trout limit is only 5 fish. We knew the launch at Serignes would be packed with fisherman and duck hunters so we didn't get down there until 10am giving the duck hunters time to leave and free up some space in the lot. We launched 3 boats and headed out, Our first stop was in Batola where we picked up a few trout but the action was slow, There were a few boats there when we arrived, but the boats started arriving one after the other so we picked up and went into Skippy where there were about 20 boats spread out across the bay. We pulled up to one of our usual spots and started fishing, one of our boats started catching a few trout under a cork in the channel, so we found out which bait they were biting on and switched up and started catching as well. One of our boats started at the other end of Skippy and didn't do very well, so we called them back to where we were and they started to pick up trout. The trout, with the tide falling, were coming through in waves, we would pick up a few and then it would slow down and then start up again. We watched most of the boats start to leave and it seemed like the more boats that left the better our fishing got. We weren't catching one after the other and just waited through the lulls and wound up with 150 trout between the 3 boats by 4pm, The best part was, we only threw back maybe a dozen trout between the 3 boats and all the fish were caught on Vudu Shrimp. It was such a great day to sit anchored up in one spot with little or no wind, soaking up the warm sun on a cool day and filling the box with 13 to 14 inch trout. How can it get any better, Spending the day with good people on the water catching fish!
Took a well deserved day off and went to the Island for some Red Fish Therapy and we were not disappointed. A dozen nice Reds and a few trout buried under the reds.
Not as good as last trip, but we still managed 30 nice trout Yesterday on Plastics!
Trout bite on the rocks, can't believe how many boats were out there on a Tuesday!
Evening Reds starting up in Delacroix, Not bad for a 3 hour evening trip!
Fished Sunday the 28th, Didn't think we would do very much with the low water, but the tide was rising when we arrived at Serigne at about 10am, Just like our last trip we started with the pack of boats in Little Lake and caught a few, then moved to Alligator Pass and caught more, then moved to Batola and finished up our limit. All caught under a cork with Vudoo shrimp. I don't know how true this is, but I was told to fish 4 foot under a cork to catch bigger trout in Delacroix, I hadn't tried it yet because we have been doing just fine at 2 1/2 foot. Anybody else hear about this or try it out?
Made it back to the Island Sunday, hoping for the same trout bite we left 2 weeks ago. With the water coming back up a little we thought the trout bite would be up as well. While talking to Lionel at the launch at about 9:30 am, he told us one of his customers just called him from Little Lake and they had 65 trout already dirty water and all, so we knew where our first stop was going to be. Coming around the turn from Bayou Gentily to the lake, there were about 15 boats scattered around the lake, so we made our way around them without disturbing anybody's fishing to a big opening between boats and dropped the trolling motor and started fishing with a White Vudoo shrimp under a cork. The bite started right away and to my surprise they were all keepers, unlike last week where we were keeping 1 in 4. We made a few drifts in Little Lake and experienced the Curse of the Cajun Anchor. Yes we tried to anchor in a spot during the drift where the bite was on, but the anchor curse kicked in and the bite quit, so we pulled the anchor and continued the drift until the bite slowed, then made a move into Alligator Pass where the bite picked up again. It seemed like the stronger the wind got the slower the bit got, so we decided to run into Lake Batola where the wind wasn't as bad along the shore. The water in Batola was just as dirty as Little Lake but the wind wasn't as bad, and the bite started on the first cast with a nice Red and then nothing but keeper trout after that. We finished our day and our Limit by about 2pm. Thanks to Lionel at Serigne's launch for the fishing report to start our day.
We hadn't been down to Delacroix in about a month, so my buddy and I decided to make an afternoon trip on Sunday. The weather was nice, so we headed out around noon. Getting to the Island we saw an old friend that we hadn't seen in 8 years, standing on side the road, that just got back from fishing crabs. We stopped to talk, and in between the long time no see, and what you been up to, we asked if he would like to join us on the water. To my surprise there was a very joyful. Hell Yes response. You would think when someone is on the water almost everyday he would get a chance to fish now and again, but he said he hadn't fished in about 3months. No wonder we got the Hell Yes response. He met us at Serignes and we headed out to Little Lake where we found about 15 to 20 boats spread out all over the lake that looked like they were catching fish. Being on the water as much as our buddy is he directed us to a spot on the lake were there were no boats, but he said that part of the lake had good current. As soon as we started fishing, we started catching, the only problem was there were a lot of small trout in the mix. He had us move into Alligator Pass where we started catching more keepers. We had about 25 trout in the box when the bite slowed, So our buddy took the helm and brought us through some back canals into another bay and we started another drift. This bay had cleaner water and started to yield bigger trout, there were a few trout up to 3 pounds. We finished our day in this last spot and wound up with 55 trout and 1 bass, almost all caught under a cork with white Vudoo shrimp. Sorry there's no pictures, I forgot the cell phone at home, Maybe that's why it was such a peaceful trip.
For all the trout that are supposedly being caught in Delacroix, I'm not seeing hardly any reports from fishermen, only Site Sponsored Guides, which we know they always catch limits. We took a trip the Friday after Thanksgiving and fished hard to catch 40 trout, using plastics only under a cork. Is anybody except Guides catching limits or is it that nobody post anymore?
Had a Great Bow hunt in Illinois this year, The weather was perfect, The company was great, and the Bucks were starting to chase does. I shot this buck at 15 yards, coming to check out the does in the field I was on the edge of. He went about 60 yards and crashed. If you've never tried the Rage broad heads, you may want to give them a try, they are deadly. I shot this doe 2 days latter from the same stand at 30 yards, I hit a little high and I may have clipped the spine because she dropped in her tracks. I was getting ready to nock another arrow, but she expired in about 30 seconds. Like I said those Rage broad heads are deadly. Happy hunting everyone, I'm done for the year, Time to fill the other half of the freezer with Trout, Delacroix here I come!
Got a chance to take a former Louisiana boy Trout fishing in Delacroix the day before Thanksgiving. He now resides in Florida where there daily limit of Speckle Trout is only 5 fish with a minimum size of 15'. Needless to say, He felt like he died and came back to heaven when we caught our 50 trout limit in about 3 hours in Delacroix. All caught on Vudu shrimp under a cork. Great Day, Good Weather, Great company, Who could ask for anything more!
Doe Harvest for 2014, Deer Sausage for the year, The Rage did the job again this year!
Fished for 3 hours Sunday evening and had 21 trout and 2 reds, none were caught on Live Shrimp, All were caught on $3.40 Vudu shrimp under a cork! Best bait I've used in years!
We had not been to Delacroix since the end of February where we left the trout biting. The freezer is still full of trout, so we were after a different species on this trip. It can get a little expensive running out to Black Bay with live shrimp chasing trout in the summer time, so we decided to stay on the inside and chase Redfish in the evening. We launched the boat at Serignes about 2pm and hit two spot not far from the launch only picking up a couple of fish at both spots, 2 reds and 2 bass, so we took a 10 minute boat ride to the third spot where I had not seen grass in the water since before Katrina. We anchored up and threw out dead shrimp under a corks and proceeded to catch reds on every cast for about 2 hours until we were worn out. We had our limit of reds with our first eight cast and then were just catching and releasing. At 6pm with sore arms and backs we called it quits, washed down the boat and came in. Delacroix is Alive and Well my freinds!
I use this forum as a way to find out what's going on with the fishing in the surrounding areas, and I have no problem sharing what happens on my trips down to Delacroix, like what we catch and where, and what we catch our fish on. I have no problem fishing next to other fishermen when areas where the fish are biting gets crowded, but I will not pull into and area that in packed with boats already (like point fienne was Sunday). I have no problem with other boats pulling in on side of me when I'm catching fish, as long as they do it quietly and they are not right on top of me and trying to cast right into my set up. I guess some people are just to lazy to go around trying to find fish on their own, like this weekend where on a couple of occasions, other boats would ride by at an idle to see if you were catching, One idiot saw us catching and tried to get between us and the shore to get close, cruising through only 10 yards outside of our cork line, instead of going behind us where there was 600 yards of open water to get where he wanted to fish. Needless to say the bite shut down, so we moved into Jack Nevette where there was not a single boat to be seen. Our 2 boat party started a drift through Nevette and we were picking up a few trout, about the time of our second drift, another Idiot came cruising in, saw we were catching and came and anchored up right in the middle of our drift. I know nobody owns the water, but people need to have a little of respect for other people. Do unto others! By the way we wound up with 32 Trout and 2 Reds, Trout caught with Vudu shrimp under a cork and reds on dead bait. Sorry for venting, but you just got to get it out sometimes!
At first i thought our Sunday was going to be as bad as Peyton Mannings. When we launched the boat about 10:30 am at Serigne's, we could see at most about 300 yards out, so we made our way to Skippy slowly and mainly by GPS. There were only a few trucks at the launch so it looked like most of the people stayed home to either watch the Super Bowl or to stay out of the Fog. Most of the boats we saw were mainly running around, i guess looking for fish, anyway we started a drift in Skippy and started catching a few trout and since we were catching a few fish and all the other boats were running around we figured we better stay on the slow bite we had. The wind started picking up and the fog started going away and the bite got a little better, and we wound up putting 51 trout in the box before we called it quits. About this time is when things got real eerie, the wind laid down to dead calm and the fog got so thick we couldn't see 50 feet in any direction. All i can say is, thanks to whoever invented the GPS system, because if it were not for the GPS we would not have made it back to the dock. I have never had to spend the night on the water before, and if it were not for our electronics it would have been my first time. We caught most of our fish with Rootbeer Vudu shrimp under a cork
Should I go sit in the Deer stand on my lease where I've been twice this year and not seen thing or should I go fishing in Delacroix and catch my limit in trout like I've done on each and every trip I made there since October. Well that's a no brainer, My buddy Lenny and I were a little concerned about the fishing with the hard freeze and all, but our concerns would fall by the way side once we pulled into Skippy Bay anchored up and started catching trout under a cork. With about 20 trout in the boat in an hours time and the bite slowing down, we waited for most of the boats to leave and pulled the anchor and started drifting and within a few hundred yards started catching trout one after the other. In 2 short drifts the count was at 43, but when we looked around thinking about another drift we had boats pulling up all around us, and one clown came trolling right through where we were casting, not just once but twice, I guess trying to get on our bite. The fishing was too good to give this clown a second thought, so we just pulled around behind all the boats that pulled in and began another drift, in just 4 cast we had our limit and went in close to shore to cast for some red fish.
Fishing in Delacroix right now is as good as it's ever been. We fished Thursday and Friday last week, My buddy and I caught our 50 trout in 3 hours Thursday and went back Friday with his son-in-law and Granddaughter and had 100 in about 4 hours, all fishing with VooDoo shrimp under a Speculizer, Doesn't get any better than that.