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Went out on a trout charter on Friday August 7 with Captain Stan Cuquet owner of Castaway Charters we debated calling the trip and doing the reschedule because the fishing had slowed down due to the full moon but since I have a marriage coming up and it would be my firs time to fish with my fiance' we decided we'd give it a try. Blasted out into the Breton Sound and it was like glass. Made a stop and started hitting some quality trout and one big red over 25lbs then off to hit a few more spots and ended the day with 30 trout and 5 reds. not too bad for her first time trout fishing and we had a great time! If you're looking for a charter to go on Stan is the man, been fishing with him for over 20 years and he catches fish when others can't. There were several guides that got blanked that day !!

August 11 at 11:23am

Any word on the trout and redfish action in these areas? Thinking about driving down Saturday and fishing.

March 27, 2019 at 8:18am

Anyone having any luck fishing the Rigolets? I haven't seen any reports and was thinking about going there this weekend since it is a shorter run from the house.

November 28, 2018 at 8:09am

Have the trout started running the beaches in the Grand Isle, Elmers Island and Fourchon ? In the past the action would usually heat up once the summer rolled into mid July and August. I am planning on taking my boat out August 11 and trying to catch a few. I haven't seen too many reports about the beaches though.

August 07, 2018 at 11:24am

Went out with Captain William Bradford of Super Strike Charters to take our grandkids out on their first offshore charter. We caught 2 nice Yellow Fin Tunas and then asked them to move on to let the kids catch our limit of Red Snapper. We moved to the Snapper grounds and caught our limit of very nice Red Snapper. Deckhand Barry was excellent with the kids and made sure they had fun. Once we got the Snapper, Captain Will asked if we wanted to back and get some more tuna or go after a swordfish, I was game to go but everyone else had had enough and wanted to go in so we came back in I can tell you Captain Will and Barry are a first class operation and were a lot of fun to fish with, they know how to catch fish and there is no way you can go wrong going out with these guys.

July 19, 2018 at 10:35am

Going to GI Friday to do a little Speck Fishing for my birthday. Any pointers as to where the fish are holding up. I know once it gets hot they usually run the beaches. I am looking for bigger trout. I'm sure live shrimp and croakers are still the hot ticket. Any insight is appreciated!

August 04, 2014 at 8:47am

While fishing on the Lower Natalbany Sunday, a boat pulled up and asked us if we could identify a fish that jumped into their boat. Sure enough and sad to see, it was a big Asian Carp close to 30lbs. So that means they're going to be in Tickfaw and Blood River as well. Not good.

August 04, 2014 at 8:43am

Anybody know where I can fish from the bank and catch Stripers, a long time ago I went to the Morganza Locks (I think that is where we went) and did ok. Any spots and tips would be appreciated.

August 22, 2012 at 9:08am

I am about to set some slat traps and possible hoop net or two and was wondering what the best bait was to put in them. I will be setting them on the Tickfaw River. I have known poeple to use the cheese bait with some success but I don't know where to get it in the Springfield area. Thanks!

November 15, 2011 at 9:39am

Anyone catching sacalait on Tickfaw or Blood Rivers yet. This cooler weather should have em turnig back on. Also any tips on how to fish for them in those areas is appreciated! Thanks and good luck!

October 20, 2011 at 10:11am

Had the pleasure of fishing with Stan 'The Lip Ripper' Cuquet of Cast Away Charters Saturday 7-9-11. Man what a good time, Stan found clean water and the honey hole and it was on, Bille was wearing em out and she caught the biggest fish and the most fish too. Not sure who some of the other guides think they are out there. They just have no respect and they'll try to get right on top of your spot if they see you catching fish. No respect at all. All in all it was a nice trip with our limits of nice trout and we were heading back in by 12:30. Call Stan at Cast Away Charters for a great trip and great time.

July 11, 2011 at 9:50am

I am working in the Houma area and would like to know if there are any places that I could drive to after work and fish from the shore and catch a few redfish and or trout. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

August 23, 2010 at 5:44pm

This big Snapper didn't get away, but I had to put it back. Caught it 2 weeks before the season started, guessing it weighed around 30 lbs. Had a great trip, caught some nice Mahi Mahi on a huge rip about 50 miles out. Maybe next trip, it will be making snapper steaks on the grill!! Good luck and safe fishing to everyone!!

June 04, 2009 at 2:59pm

Where is Dockside ??

December 09, 2019 at 8:07am
A comment titled: Re: Ignorance On The Water in response to a report titled: Ignorance On The Water

People don't care and for reasons unknown, they think they're entitled to do what they want without regard for others. One day they will run into someone that will do more than shake their heads at them and it will be a bad scene. I would have taken a picture of them and their boat number with my phone and told them I was going to report their actions to the Wildlife & Fisheries, you had a witness.

November 22, 2019 at 8:06am
A comment titled: Re: Chalmette Wall in response to a report titled: Chalmette Wall

Too much fresh water. They need to open MRGO.

November 22, 2019 at 7:59am
A comment titled: Re: Snapper fishing in response to a report titled: Snapper fishing

All of these idiots saying don't do it or babbling stupidity about pop up storms are morons. If you're out there, you can see the storms coming long before that get to you, if you use a little common sense and your boat and motor are in good shape,I don't see the problem. I guess they're too scared to go out there in a boat that size.

August 07, 2019 at 12:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Verret in response to a report titled: Lake Verret

I had a friend went out there Saturday 3-1-19 and caught a nice box of catfish on night crawlers under a cork.

March 04, 2019 at 11:53am
A comment titled: Re: Rigolets Bite in response to a report titled: Rigolets Bite

Yeah went Sunday,put the boat in at Rigolets Marina at 5:40, weather was great, water was perfect not dirty at all, only thing is fish were not biting, we tried Hwy 11 bridge, train trestles, Lake St.Catherine, Seven Lagoons, Little Deeddie Lake, Big Deedie Lake, various cuts and canals in Lake Borgneas well as several rigs in Lake Borgne. Tried Plastics of every color, Rattle Traps, Mirror lures of every type and shade, and live shrimp under poping corks, live shrimp tight lined and every thing else we could thing of and the fish we not cooperating. Wound up with a few blue cats and a couple of Sheepshead. The Sheepshead were the only thing biting and they were off the rigs but most of them were undersized. Called it a day at 2:30 and ran back to the landing, most everyone there had the same results.

December 03, 2018 at 11:39am
A comment titled: Re: Shrimp Trawl in response to a report titled: Shrimp Trawl

No difference in cost of a recreational license for a 16' trawl - 25' trawl. You are only allowed to catch 250 lbs a day.

June 19, 2018 at 9:32am
A comment titled: Re: Elmers Island Fishing in response to a report titled: Elmers Island Fishing

I thought Elmers Island was closed and if you were going to surf fish there you had a long hike to do so. You may want to double check that.

June 19, 2018 at 9:15am
A comment titled: Re: Amite River launch in response to a report titled: Amite River launch

You can go to Pete's Landing. Take I-12 to Livingston, take a right and go down La 63 to a 4 way stop, continue straight, come to another stop sign at La 444 go left, i'll be about 5 miles down on the right. Not much boat traffic in that area. Good fishing.
Pete's Landing & Bait Shop 24380 Hwy 444. Livingston, LA 70754

September 21, 2017 at 12:24pm
A comment titled: Pellets in response to a report titled: No one has pogies

The little bait shop at the camp ground in Port Vincent usually has pellets and cottenseed cake. He has poggies too but they're usually gone pretty fast.

March 25, 2014 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: Gar Rodeo in response to a report titled: Gar

There is a limit on the jugs, and that is 25 per person, 2 people per boat which comes up to 50 jugs per boat. We're going to fish it for the first time and went to Black Lake to get a copy of the rules, sharks and gators do not qualify for the trash fish either.

August 01, 2012 at 9:30am
A comment titled: Lake P in response to a report titled: fishing lake P

The lake can get ver rough, very quickly because it is so shallow. If you go be sure the weather conditions or good. This time of the year, we get those pop up thunder storms all the time. Watch the weather while you're out there. A lot of big boats have went down out there due to those sudden storms. I have personally seen it go from 1' seas to over 6' in less than 30 minutes.

July 05, 2012 at 9:24am
A comment titled: Tickfaw in response to a report titled: Goin fishin

Well how did you do? I live on the Tickfaw in Killian but haven't had a chance to get out since it cooled off. Went a few weeks ago and got a few bass and some nice goggle eye. Thinking about trying this weekend. I know a lot of folks use jigs out here and did quite well earlier this year.

November 02, 2011 at 2:08pm
A comment titled: WMA Bow Hunting in response to a report titled: Wma bow hunting

You may consider Red River WMA or Three Rivers WMA. There ia a lot of land to hunt on them and there is a pretty good deer population on them as well.

October 20, 2011 at 10:13am
A comment titled: Big Blue Gill in response to a report titled: Big Ol' Bluegill

That is most certainly a big Bluegill and not a Chinquapin. I have caught thousands of Bluegill and my share of Chinqupins.

October 17, 2011 at 2:41pm
A comment titled: Shark Fishing in response to a report titled: HELP! Shark Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain

Season is closed from April 1st to June 30th for all La saltwater, this includes both Lake Ponchatrain and Maurepas. I called Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries because I was going to try it in Lake Maurepas. We were told bull sharks were being reported in the lake. I was told by the agent the season may be closed longer. You should call prior to going and be certain it is open. When season is open I'd make some chum out of fish and start making a slick, do this in an area where there are not any people in the water. I would use a balloon as a float and fish about a foot deep, but you can try varying depths. You'll want to use a large piece of bait, whole mullet or something of that nature, fresh is better and also cut some slices down the side, you'll need a good quality wire leader and make sure it is long enough and of course a very strong hook. Good luck and be safe, sharks are fun to catch but also very dangerous.

June 08, 2011 at 12:04pm
A comment titled: Hogs in response to a report titled: Just try to count em!!!

Where was that video taken from? That is insane and shows how bad the hog problem has really become.

April 18, 2011 at 11:45am
A comment titled: Lemon Fish in response to a report titled: fishy lemonfish

We have never had to bleed lemon fish and I have been out on guided charters as well as private boats. I always be sure to cut out all of the blood line in the fish but I do that to all fish, and I never have an overly fishy taste even after freezing them. As others have posted you have to keep a lot of ice on the fish when they are caught and when you clean them. I always have a big tub filled with ice and water that I put my filets in once they have been throughly cleaned and trimmed. I freeze them in freezer bags with water and never have a problem.

April 18, 2011 at 9:07am
A comment titled: Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish in response to a report titled: Blackened Redfish

This is the recipie from the man himself, I have tried numerous times and it is great, like he says, you can not get the skillet too hot!!!
Makes 6 servings

3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter,
melted in a skillet

Seasoning mix:
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
(preferably cayenne)
3/4 teaspoon white pepper
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

6 (8- to 10-ounce) fish fillets (preferably redfish,
pompano or tilefish), cut about 1/2 inch thick

Note: Redfish and pompano are ideal for this method of cooking. If tilefish is
used, you may have to split the fillets in half horizontally to have the proper thickness. If you can’t get any of these fish, salmon steaks or red snapper
fillets can be substituted. In any case, the fillets or steaks must not be more
than 3/4 inch thick.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over very high heat until it is beyond the
smoking stage and you see white ash in the skillet bottom (the skillet can-
not be too hot for this dish), at least 10 minutes. [Believe me, this will set
off your smoke alarm. We always do this outside. MG]
Meanwhile, pour 2 tablespoons melted butter in each of 6 small ramekins;
set aside and keep warm. Reserve the remaining butter in its skillet. Heat
the serving plates in a 250-degree [F.] oven.
Thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl. Dip
each fillet in the reserved melted butter so that both sides are well coated; them sprinkle seasoning mix generously and evenly on both sides of the
fillets, patting it in by hand. Place in the hot skillet and pour 1 teaspoon
melted butter on top of each fillet (be careful, as the butter may flame up). Cook, uncovered, over the same high heat until the underside looks
charred, about 2 minutes (the time will vary according to the fillet’s thick-
ness and the heat of the skillet). Turn the fish over and again pour 1 tea-
spoon butter on top; cook until fish is done, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining fillets. Serve each fillet while piping hot. To serve, place
one fillet and a ramekin of butter on each heated serving plate.

March 21, 2011 at 3:07pm
A comment titled: Surf Fishing in response to a report titled: Surf Fishing

Watch for the birds feeding in the water and try there. Might want to try some minnows fished with a slip sinker also. Green Sparkle beetles work great. Early in the morning and later in the afternoons seem to be the best times but when there is a good tide movement it should provide good action. Word of caution, be wary of the current. Good Luck !!

May 25, 2005 at 12:27pm
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