Hello again Cyber Anglers, Been fishing and filming out of Des Allemands lately, launching out of 2 Da Swamp Tour boat Launch, located by the bridge on the Lafourche Parish side of Highway 90. I have been working the canals on the north side of Highway 90, catching a host of freshwater fish. The last three shows were filmed there as BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s has been transitioning to new owners, after closing for a short period. Des Allemands has been a favorite freshwater destination and is only 10 minutes away from my home in Raceland. The last three episodes of Between the Banks have featured this area, both fishing and facilities and the usual particulars. I havenÃ¢â¬â¢t forgotten about Leeville. I have had the Pathfinder up the bayou at my home and couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t resist hitting my freshwater favorites. I still have my favorite spots in Bayou Black, Amelia, and Spillway to hit. You can check out editions of Between the Banks on the TV venues daily, YouTube and betweenthebanks.com. at your convince. In the meantime good luck fishing....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of Boudreauxs in Leeville this past weekend and hammered the nice Specks & White Trout in the East Access Canal again. Check episodes 1560 & 1559 of Between the Banks for reference information. We jumped over to the South Texaco Field and caught Redfish, and few Specks and smaller Whites. We fished the cuts in DÃ¢â¬â¢s Canal and the Reds were on the Oyster beds and Trout were in the middle. I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t planning on fishing until I ran into a old friend who was staying at Boudreauxs. I jumped in his 14 foot, 25 horse powered flat and only fished with a bone colored She Dog and a tuxedo H&H queen Cocahoe. My old friend challenged me to catch on artificial and only bring two rod and reels. I won the bet and was treated to wonderful meal at Leeville Seafood Restaurant. I was surprised to see a smaller than normal winter time crowd in Leeville, especially with the nice weather except for the wind. I new however that the South Texaco field and the East Access Canal had protected water, shielding us from the wind. Once the weather passes I will return with camera and film in the South Texaco field. In the meantime you can go to YouTube and see past episodes like 1546 &1547 along with numerous wintertime editions of Between the Banks filmed in the South Texaco field. If you need additional help fishing Leeville or anywhere in Lafourche Parish, you can always call me on the BTB fishing line at 504-458-9451. I answer all the calls myself. Boudreauxs has reopened and you will be pleasantly surprised. In the meantime good luck fishing....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of 2 Da Swamp Tours and Marina in Des Allemands. Located on the west side of Bayou Des Allemands on Hwy 90 next to the truck stop, this launch is close to my home in the Raceland/Mathews area. While Boudreauxs is being repaired, I figured I would take in some freshwater water fishing. We shot episode 1562, part 2 of a freshwater edition in search of Sac-a-lait. Not a one sac but instead a nice mess of 12-14Ã¢â¬Â Bass. I had lunker on but it spit the small, blue and white, shiner tipped tube jig. Grape/green flake culprit worm also produced. Episode 1562 of Between the Banks starts airing on TV this weekend and is already up on YouTube and betweenthebanks.com. Over 100 of the most recent, past episodes are archived on my YouTube channel, search Bob Gourgues or Between the Banks. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob PS The front building at Boudreauxs is open!
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Here is an update on long time Leeville landmark Boudreauxs Waterfront Motel. The Motel was recently sold and the new owners have started renovations. The front building should reopen soon, two weeks to a month, before the spring, outside Speck run. The rooms are being updated and new bedding is included. The second elevated building is the oldest and may take a while longer. The owners have fished Leeville for some time and are wasting no time getting the place back up and running. In my opinion, this is great news for Leeville as Boudreauxs has been a main economic engine for many years. The reopening, combined with the new public launch and fishing pier, adds stability to this popular Lafourche Parish fishing destination. The new owners are keeping the same name and phone number. This also explains the recent freshwater episodes of Between the Banks fishing show. Lafourche Parish also has some great Bass, Sac-a-lait, and Perch fishing, only 4 miles away from home. Don?t worry however, I will return to Boudreauxs when it reopens. In the meantime good luck fishing.....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of Des Allemands this week, looking for Bass and taking advantage of the cloudy, warmer weather. The Des Allemands area is close to home and is one of my favorite places to freshwater fish. I launched at 2 Da Swamp tours boat launch (the old SommeÃ¢â¬â¢s launch) on the west side of Bayou Des Allemands off Hwy 90. Fished the canals just south of the lake and caught a bunch of 12 1/2Ã¢â¬Â bass on spinner baits. I also worked the fallen tree tops for Sac-a-lait with live shiners. Brought the camera along and Turtle shot a freshwater edition of Between the Banks TV show (episode 1561). This episode is already up on betweenthebanks.com and YouTube and will start airing on the TV venues shortly. All the details are provided for a successful fishing trip. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of Leeville and shot part two of Speck fishing in the East Access Canal. Episode 1560 of Between the Banks is up on YouTube, betweenthebanks.com, and starts on the TV venues this weekend. If you need additional help fishing this area call the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. Merry Christmas and in the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Episode 1559 is up on YouTube. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel in Leeville this past Thursday. It was great to be back on the water again filming new episodes of Between the Banks. I ran straight to the East Access Canal and took up an anchored position on the north bank right before the big cut on the south bank, in six feet of water, right on top of the drop off. I fished the middle and the north bank ledge and caught my limit of nice Specks before noon. Live cocahoes from GailÃ¢â¬â¢s, DOA shrimp tipped with a small Cocahoe, and a 52M18 Mirror Lure caught all the Specks. Episode 1559 has all the details for success. Part 1 of this two part series (episode 1559), starts airing today on betweenthebanks.com and YouTube and starts this Saturday on LCN Television network and other cable venues. Thanks for all the prayers, cards and calls and well wishes while I was fighting round two with cancer. I have a final scan on Dec. 14th where I hope to hear the word Ã¢â¬ÅremissionÃ¢â¬Â. I am looking forward to a home cooked Turkey feast this Thursday. The doctors want me to regain lost weight and Turtle will oblige. Happy Thanksgiving to all and in the meantime good luck fishing.... Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Completed chemo and radiation treatments and am heading back on the water soon as the fall fishing in Leeville is on. You donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to go far and you donÃ¢â¬â¢t even need a boat. Leeville fishing pier is producing Specks along with the usual Whites. Check BTB episodes 1520 & 1521 on YouTube for assistance on successful pier fishing. Big Specks have already moved into Bayou Lafourche, the Southeast Canal, and both Access Canals. Just go to YouTube and check out past editions of BTB for all the details. Episode 1558 will be up on the TV venues this weekend and betweenthebanks.com and YouTube today. The BTB fishing line at 504-458-9451 for additional help. As you can see I am back up and running. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and well wishes. In the meantime good luck fishing...Captain Bob Ps. Possible continued high water thru Friday brother-in-law Terry reports.
Hello again Cyber Anglers, The next episode of Between the Banks deals with the challenges most anglers are facing right now. Tips and helpful information on dealing with weather and pesky Sharks are inside this episode along with references to past episodes filmed two years ago. My guests battled the heat and Sharks successfully and caught some big Specks. Episode 1557 will start airing on the television venues this weekend daily and is already up on my YouTube channel and betweenthebanks.com. Thanks for all the prayers and confidence building messages since my last post. I have spent the last two months getting cleared by my doctors and will start chemo and radiation treatments this coming Monday and should be done in time for the Fall inside bite in Leeville. IÃ¢â¬â¢ll keep shooting shows from home every three weeks, referencing past episodes on my YouTube channel and will continue to work the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451 if additional help is needed. In the meantime good luck fishing... Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Shot episode 1556 yesterday and itÃ¢â¬â¢s all about Tide and Nervous Water. Think of it as the first class of Fishing 101. It even has homework if you please and a test that will follow when I shoot 1557. The episode will start this weekend on the television venues and is already up on my YouTube channel. I still have to post it on betweenthebanks.com and still have June and July email to do then I will be caught up. The BTB fishing line is also available for additional help at 504.458.9451. Thanks for the good wishes and prayers and in the meantime good luck fishing... Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, All the businesses in Leeville are back up and running after taking as much as 6 feet of water from Barry. The big range in tide and the timing of high tide and storm surge combined to bring the high water. The Ã¢â¬ÅTwinsÃ¢â¬Â from Boudreauxs stopped by to see me at my home in Raceland yesterday and gave me the news as I have not been in Leeville since filming episode 1555a June New Moon. Three years ago I had a quiet battle with cancer. I was blessed as the cancer was able to be surgically removed. Recently a swollen lymph node revealed it was back provoking tests, minor surgery and scans in preparation for chemo and radiation. I only share this information on this public forum to explain my absence in Leeville, my lack of production of new episodes of Between the Banks television show, posts on this forum, betweenthebanks.com and YouTube. I beat this disease before and intend to do it again and ask for no pity but only for prayers. I will continue to answer the Between the Banks fishing line at 504.458.9451 if you need help fishing Lafourche or Leeville. There are also over 100 of the most recent episodes on YouTube so you can still get all the help you need while I am 10-7. Next week I have a small break before the treatments and will try to shoot an episode on tide so stay tuned and in the meantime good luck fishing....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of BoudreauxsÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel in Leeville during New Moon in June and filmed Episode 1555a of Between the Banks. It was a typical hot summer day, good incoming tide with light, building southeast wind. My guests and I darted out at daybreak, with an anticipated bite from 830-1030a, we headed for intermediate waters, respecting the forecasted wind. We pulled up at Deep Bayou and again found moving, nervous, bait filled, Gulf Green water. No need to go further so I anchored on the inside of the L shaped rocks. So far this Trout season, I rarely have gone any where else and once again this location produced. I watched boats catch at the helipad and the red camp also. Episode 1555a is up on my YouTube channel and should be up on betweenthebanks.com today. Television venues should start airing daily on Saturday. More details on exercising patience for success are in this episode. If you are fishing Lafourche Parish and need additional help, call the BTB Fishing Line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing.....Captain Bob PS Thank you for the prayers, regards, and good wishes. The surgery was successful. Just waiting on Pathology. Hopefully will be back on normal TV production schedule soon.
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel in Leeville Thursday and was met with a filling Full Moon and a building east southeast wind. As I headed across Little Lake to Deep Bayou, I could see choppy conditions in outside, open water. The water at the Deep Bayou rocks was Gulf green, bait filled and nervous. I could not believe there were no boats there. I crept in and anchored on the inside of the rocks so I could fish with the wind at my back, easily casting into the pipeline trench where I had marked fish. It was on! All of my fish came on Carolina rigged, large cocahoes and finger Mullet. As the wind increased boats started returning from the choppy outside waters and noticed my position and decided to join in on the catching. The Helipad, the camp pilings, and the mouth of Grand Bayou Blue all produced for Anglers who stopped in the Deep Bayou area. The bite ended at noon just as the big Sharks moved in. I headed in as the wind was building. All of the action was filmed and can be found on episode 1554 of Between the Banks, already up on my YouTube channel (search Bob Gourgues), on betweenthebanks.com, and starts daily on television venues this weekend. The Specks are gorging in advance of Spawning and it is on and will continue thru Summer. Come down and enjoy this wonderful time of year. Additional help available on the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of Boudreauxs in Leeville this past Sunday. Had a great Speck trip at Philo as the weather was perfect. Tide was switching to come in early and a light northeast wind yielded calm seas. We took our time, enjoying the cool morning ride out. The Deep Bayou rocks had traffic so her sirens could not lure me in. As I approached Philo the north side and cut were packed so I headed to the east cove and drifted to the southeast point were the water was gulf green with slicks everywhere. Finger mullet and shrimp were working the nervous water along with the nice hungry Specks. Carolina rigged nice cocahoes from Gails did the deed on every Speck. If you would like to see exactly how I was fishing along with tips on how to be successful when your fishing the islands and structures, check out episode 1553 of Between the Banks. We shot it Sunday and itÃ¢â¬â¢s already up on betweenthebanks.com and my YouTube channel and starts daily at 6am &130pm on LCN TV network along with the cable systems this weekend. Additional help on the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of Boudreauxs Waterfront Motel in Leeville this past Wednesday as conditions were perfect. Incoming tide, Gulf green water, bait everywhere, light northwest wind and 72 degree surface water temperature spelled success. I came out of the Southwest Canal and turned southwest to Deep Bayou. The water conditions were perfect but a boat was already working the rocks so I hit the camp and picked up a Catfish. The boat at the rocks was impatiently ridding his trolling motor liKe a jockey and by 8am left. I quickly moved in and a half hour later started to hammer the big Specks, largest pushing 5 pounds. If you would like to see what happened and get the usual details, check out episode 1552 of Between the Banks on LCN Television Network at 6am&1pm daily, Vision, Eatel, Charter & Cox cable systems daily, and YouTube along with betweenthebanks.com. Everybody gets Between the Banks! Big Trout season is on in the transition areas and outside waters. Come get some of this great fun. If you need help just check out BTB or call the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. I will be happy to help. In the meantime good luck fishing and catching.....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel in Leeville this past Friday. A fishing buddy of mine, his wife and daughter arrived Thursday so we compared notes and developed a plan. I told him I was going to escape the Gnats and hit one of the transaction areas in search of Specks. Water temp was in the mid 60Ã¢â¬â¢s and I wanted to check Deep Bayou since a brisk east wind was blowing early. He wanted to hit the islands first so we split up. I cautioned that we were fishing on a full moon with flat tide. When I got to the Deep Bayou Rocks the monster Bull Redfish were on. First cast with my Trout rod, rigged with a Carolina large Cocahoe minnow, produced a big hit and the battle was on. While I fought the monster, another boat pulled up but gave me plenty room and respected the hook up. He started fishing and also hooked up to a smaller bull. They then started catching nice Specks while I continued to battle the big Bull. By the time I boated and released the 40+ pound Bull, they had caught a hand full of nice Specks. I checked with my buddy fishing the Islands and he revealed they had gotten into the Specks early but most were small males . His biggest was17Ã¢â¬Â with 50% throwbacks. He and his girls ended up with 40, all caught on DOA shrimp or live Shrimp under a cork. He explained he anchored and waited for the bite as most boats were running around. He returned Saturday and picked up 17. Warmer water was closer to the coast. Too much traffic fo me to fish Saturday. We filmed the Friday action at Deep Bayou and will start airing it daily on the TV venues this Saturday. Episode 1551 is already up on betweenthebanks.com and my YouTube channel. As always if your fishing Lafourche and need help or additional information or details, feel free to call me on the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. I will be happy to help. In the meantime good luck fishing.....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers, Fished out of BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel this past Saturday and was met with fog, Gnats and a missing cameraman. By the time I called in back up the fog had lifted enough to head out and escape feasting pests. I headed to Deep Bayou, with filming a Bull Redfish show in mind but wanted also to check for Specks at the rocks and helipad. Bait was everywhere, water was gulf green, tide was pouring in but all I could muster was a monster Gaftop. The Cut Thru Canal was next and the Bulls were waiting along with a few Catfish. I went 0 for 2 on the Bulls but my strike catch ratio was 100% on the Cats. If you would like to see more details and tips on fishing Bulls, Episode 1550 is up on betweenthebanks.com, YouTube and starts daily on the TV venues this Saturday. If you need help or additional information on fishing Lafourche or Leeville, call the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451, I will be happy to help. In the meantime good luck fishing....Bob
Hello again Cyber Anglers,
Episode 1549, our latest filming trip out of BoudreauxÃ¢â¬â¢s Waterfront Motel in Leeville, was shot this past Saturday and was a trip from Hell.
The calm morning was infested with feeding Gnats and Catfish. Then the South wind started to hump and the fog disappeared but the Catfish continued to feast. When I sought clean protected water, the Gnats, Catfish, and a lonely Oyster fish decided to eat. I fished hard and all day.
If you would like to see for yourself episode 1549 is up on betweenthebanks.com, my YouTube channel, and starts daily on the TV venues this Saturday.
Water temp continues to rise. Hopefully the big Specks will start soon. In the meantime good luck fishing...Bob
Ps. New tackle store open on 3235 before Wal Mart. Details on the episode 1549.
Hello again Cyber Anglers,
Finally got out and escaped the fog Wednesday and hit the Redfish oin the East side of the South Texaco field in Leeville. H&H spinners with Colorado blade carrying a 1/4 oz. white spade long shank w/ tuxedo queen cocahoe caught all the Reds. Water was warming but dirty. Reds reaction to the vibrations was obvious.
Front threw , really blowing. In the meantime good luck fishing ....Bob