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Had decent window of opportunity and nice in-coming tide,only downside was predicted SW winds and what the heck,get out and at least try a few choice spots!Did nice solo(not counting beloved chocolate lab,Molly)trip and wanted to try re-emerging grass beds but SW winds made that idea useless so I opted for Plan B,No Boat Bayou. Recently did some maintenance on fine High-Speed Lew’s baitcaster and perfect timing. Hit No Boat Bayou tossing Shaker in Jungle Jazz and nabbed fine 19 in red after missing a few fish,other than fine-fighting but useless gaff tops and did box nice flounder and keeper speck and released four under-sized specks(awesome news for Fall)and did have few takers on Tsunamai Chartreuse spoon but only feisty Ladyfish!!Lake P water getting very fine and should start yielding some fine specks,always has reds a-plenty and bridges should do quite well if not now real soon!! Mandevillian

August 06 at 9:37am

Me and a buddy from Abita KC’s have been wanting to get a chance at some Lake P reds and had decent game plan just had to deal with dreaded SW winds this am. Figured we might find some decent reds in protective cove and one 17 in red did indeed come from dat lil redfish honey hole and the SW winds slightly subsided so I showed my buddy some re-emerging grass beds and true to form,nabbed thick feisty specimen using Chartreuse Tsunamai Spoon. Thought all hope was lost as this fish managed to get under my trolling motor but by that time he was worn out simply hurriedly lifted trolling motor and gave fish little more time to wear him out. Only got rough measurement of the bigger red but looks to be close to 27 in stud. Got some fine meat for pellet-fired smoker and last red older son cooked on smoker was more than incredible! Mandevillian

July 29 at 11:42am

Little Creek Hunting Club has memberships available for 2022/2023 Deer Season.Contact Frank Muller,Club President C(985)290-3016. Mandevillian

July 24 at 4:37pm

De Nuck and Futz Duo(minus Molly)hit No Idea/No Boat Bayou today launching outta Lake Rd Launch and we hit one of our favorite bayous and he nabbed three specks,none made de cut and I only nabbed one but missed it at boat side and it would not have made the cut.Nuck was tossing Matrix Shad(green hornet)and I was tossing Lunker City Shaker,Vampire in 3.75.Water in Lake gorgeous and boaters beware-Nuck skinned skeg on underwater SOLID obstruction just to E of mouth of Bayou Lacombe(probably best to stick to slightly off-center of Bayou Lacombe to avoid probably solid pipe)!Think GB3 also hit same solid obstruction while back and he was fortunate to not bend prop shaft too badly. Mandevillian

July 08 at 3:51pm

Not sure what true issue is with this site but this may be try # 5 to post brief report probably gonna add pics later. Here goes-few days ago took beloved ole lab,Molly,and salvinia along Cane more than thick thankfully have functional trim to get motor to about top of dat junk. Tossed Tsunamai chartreuse spoon across grass beds to no avail hit Big Bridge snagged tiny croaker smaller than 3.75 in Shaker(Vampire Killa color). Came back to grass beds tossed spoon NADA. Happy Fourth don’t have a Fitfh on de Fourth !! Mandevillian

July 02 at 5:31pm

Second try to post today's report!!Wanted to hit re-growing fine grass beds but once again NW winds took care of dat,hit No Boat/No Idea Bayou and tossed and tossed Shaker 3.75 in in Vampire-no takers swapped out to bass gear in the fashion of Culprit Craw Dad(Wifey and I call dat worm Benson Boogie worm)and did not take too long for fat but short marsh bass to gobble up worm,tossed him on ice and on way out had HUGE alligator gar,probably every bit of 6 ft stud,come within a hair of nabbing Culprit worm,woulda been NO fun with 12 lb Vanish fluro spooled up!!Did make my way back to fine grass beds and saw another fisher on opposite side from me,not sure what he dragged up,I had a few feisty fish swipe at Tsunamai Chartreuse spoon.Need to get back out to those grass beds,plenty reds patrolling them and I spooked a few and yesterday spotted fine gar,probably 4 ft long cruising one of those beds and also saw big sting ray yesterday,never a bad thing as they target same tiny crabs as reds do!!Hope to find either more favorable wind conditions or another set of grass beds to toss spoons and spinnerbaits across!!! Mandevillian

June 24 at 6:25pm

Knew oppressive heat was gonna roll come about 9:30 or so and had every intention of trying topwaters(NW winds took care of dat)and had to make the most of today's solo trip so option of hitting No Boat/No Idea Bayou was decent choice.Got greeted with slightly falling tide chunked Shaker in Vampire(dat color takes nice bite outta fish,pun intended).Nabbed tiny blue catfish then nabbed decent 17 in red and made executive decision to make the journey to Big Bridge where I found dirty water and somewhat rough conditions,headed back in and had neat Army helicopter fly directly over me-guess he was hoping I might stick a fine red,coming off grassbed,but dat did NOT happen.Hope to scout a few decent-looking areas tomorrow. Mandevillian

June 23 at 5:41pm

Wifey and I have NAHU CE event to attend tomorrow am and been wanting to check out nice ole bass haunt on SShore,the actual name is Duncan Canal,we call it Parish Line Canal. Got up very early this am trailered ole SouthFork from Mandeville to Kenner,launching at Williams Blvd boat launch. Winds were somewhat higher than expected,no worries as we headed to very nice and protected Parish Line Canal and I had grandson and Wifey and chocolate lab,Molly,with us. Our intention was to hit P Line Canal first then make run to PowerLine Pilings and see what those reefs would hold,trouble was wind abs waves NOT favorable but we did nab 9 bass,kept 7 and Wifey caught the bulk while I caught two footballs and tossed back small fella dat was nabbing bait along rocks and I deftly tossed Culprit worm in CrawDad(Wifey and I affectionately call dem Benson Boogie worms due to coloration)!Cleaned up those fine bass might get my mom to cook em up tomorrow evening after Wifey and I get back from our CE event. Had a blast and might get back real soon. Only issue is co$t of two ga$!!! Mandevillian

June 20 at 5:57pm

Promised grandson and Wifey that we would try our hand at hopefully catching a bunch of crabs for Father's Day crab boil and we started our trip at mouth of Bayou Lacombe,witnessed yak fisher catch fine 31 in red that he actually offered us(we had probably room in our chest at the time but declined his generous offer)and we tried soaking some nets with terrible results,went to No Boat/No Idea Bayou and just as the name implies,there were no boats present and we set out our nets,caught maybe five crabs,including the nice one I scooped at mouth of Bayou Lacombe!Lake P was gorgeous,had a steadily falling tide,shoulda been decent crabbing conditions,guess the crabs played hide and seek!!Oh well,grandson the lucky beneficiary of today's crab trip.At least Molly enjoyed modelling shades!! Mandevillian P.S. Happy Father's Day to all dads out there!

June 17 at 6:07pm

Knew No Idea/No Boat Bayou most always holds some decent fish,even with W winds,took grandson and beloved chololate lab,Molly,down Cane and to No Boat Bayou(Cane fulla Giant Salvinia-gonna be a chore come Teal Season).Had nice spinning rod set-up for grandson and he wanted to fish but the spinning rod was tad too much for him to properly cast SO Paw Paw proceeded to make a few casts,had nice falling tide,figured some of the No BoatNo Idea Bayou small drains would have reds at the intersections and got to first intersection,made long cast,popped sliding cork/Z-Man shrimp imitation a few times was NOT paying attention,cork SUBMERGED and I missed decent hook-set of fine red that chased Z-Man shrimp all de way back to boat!!!Frustrated,but not tossing in de towel as far as sliding cork set-up,I made a bunch of casts,missed a few possible small bass and told grandson we would make one more pass back towards Lake P,using Vampire Shaker and fine azz Duckett Triad rod with Tatula and 12 lb fluoro and we were about to head for home when I felt distinctive strike of beast of a red and fight was on,big-time.Could readily tell this was a stud of a red,one we would enjoy fighting and release once we got pic plus his length.Thank God the red cooperated and moved from deep bayou towards shelf in Lake where average depth maybe 3 ft and NO pilings or obstructions-took about maybe 10 minutes but showed grandson glimpses of beast of a red and he was somewhat afraid to try to net de beast so I sufficiently wore out this beast,he barely fit his head in net but we got him hoisted aboard,took few pics and released de beast to allow another angler the fun.Was incredible fight and he darn-near spooled me,thank God trolling motor was able to adequately keep up with him!!! Mandevillian

June 15 at 12:51pm

Doggone site acting up did post reply to post via de Wiz. Here goes try # 2. Had slight window of opportunity wanted to try to head W to Causeway but once I got to mouth of Cane Bayou decided best course was to head to No Boat Bayou maybe some call it No Idea Bayou and today it lived up to either name as my boat ONLY one there. Had older First-Generation. Curado in tow spooled with #30 Fins Wind Tamer with # 20 Seaguar Fluoro leader(Killa combination) and did not take too long for my go-to Vampire Shakers(3.75)to take bite outta fat and feisty 28 plus inch red. I had all the confidence in the world in this set up and thoroughly cleaned older Curado and got her working like new. Bout less than five minutes later put net on irate but worn-out fat azz red followed up by nice flounder then another slightly smaller flounder and last fish to hit ice was 19 inch red not nearly as irate as red # 1. Missed possibly one each red and flounder and 11 hit heat was definitely on and me and ole Molly headed homeward. Gonna add few pics later. Wifey driving headed across Big Pond to get more Medicare Kits for enrolling more clients. Wifey doing way more than Hubby as I love chasing fish every chance I get. Fun times today. Mandevillian

June 09 at 3:12pm

Got invite to join Causeway Dave and Fishing Produce Man(AJ Lacava)and how could I turn dat invitation down-just had to make sure it was today vs tomorrow as Wifey and I typically attend Mass at either St.Jane de Chantal in Abita or Most Holy Trinity in Mandeville.Got us very early start and Causeway Dave nabbed first fish,a nice speck that obviously had been hugging bottom judging by scars on his belly.I hooked what felt like very thick speck,turned out to be first generation Curado(second time I have snagged first generation Curado and this one might be able to be resurrected!!Joked with my fishing partners and we grinding out nice box of 13 fat specks and 20 white trout-told Dave I would gladly take the white trout-years ago guide showed me how to properly prepare white trout in a manner that makes em virtually indistinguishable from specks-they just do not freeze well.Think Dave and AJ used Swamp Lures in Rat color,I started tossing Lunker City Vampire,quickly switched over to Limetreuse(3.75 in-killa color in stained,murky water like what we encountered).Had exactly ONE fish get away and we slung em aboard and my fish that got away actually broke the line,not from his weight but small white trout(and a few big ones) and thick specks musta frayed my line and my bad.Not sure if ole AJ was taping when I did have log of a speck bounce off gunwale of Dave's boat and he looked at me like what the hell ya doin'!!!Dat log came home with us along with 12 of his buddies.I had a great time with these soft plastic PROS and was gratifying to get a chance to fish side-by-side and got me ole antique Curado to boot!!How often dat happen??? Mandevillian

June 04 at 5:50pm

Had decent window of opportunity and wanted to get a fellow from the Abita KC's back to de Tracks,or at least de East Bridges as de Trestles bite may be bout done!Got us an early start,Lake conditions were very nice but I did make the wrong decision to try to hit the Southern-most spots out there and dat was a mistake as Lake got churned up.We did try Hwy 11 where just the day before I nabbed 7 nice specks and missed a few good fish and had probably two brutes of reds snap off.Dinked and dunked around,never getting on a pattern,unlike Th,and our grand total was three flounders with one a toss-back and one stinking hardhead and I did have fish break off,probably a red that hit not long after flounder choked down Shaker in Vampire(killa color in relatively clear water).What was ultra-cool was watching no less than 6 sheepshead charge the Vampire Shaker(3.75 in)and two actually broke water and ironic thing is I had made de executive decision to hit one last set of I-10 Twin Span Pilings and on VERY LAST cast as I was steadily retrieving Shaker past a Piling,wouldn't ya know it,big thick sheepshead came outta water and I did lift rod tip as it appeared the specimen on direct collision course with my lure!!!My fishing buddy heard the first sheepshead crash the water surface,not sure if he heard the second but definitely heard my excitement-woulda been ultra-cool to nab sheepshead on this incredible soft plastic,works like NO OTHER locally-available soft plastic,got plenty of folks that have now witnessed this lure's incredible effectiveness-Got another report to write from Causeway TODAY!!! Mandevillian

June 04 at 5:33pm

Had decent window of opportunity and took full advantage of slight winds and probably much better water quality vs what I found at the Causeway just yesterday and only had beloved ole chocolate lab,Molly,with me today.Launched very early and was ecstatic at the wonderful conditions I was greeted with.Saw very few folks out and about,no big deal,and even better was five of today's fish came with NO ONE anywhere near and the first two came with just about NO ONE around.Funny thing was first two fish I hooked musta been huge reds,hell-bent on never getting close to being landed and first one frayed line around Hwy 11 pilings and perhaps I did not remove all the frayed line as next fish seemed a carbon-copy,snapped line like it was silk thread.Kinda figured a pattern at Hwy 11,they seemed to want no part of jigging,had two boxed steadily retrieving Lunker City Shaker,Vampire color,and a third nailed lure while I was steadily retrieving it BUT I was not able to box dat fish and he seemed way bigger than first two specks.What was ultra-cool was I actually watched first speck inhale Shaker right in front of me and that is getting to be relatively common using these fine soft plastics,unlike no other soft plastic I have used and being a lure junkie,I have tossed MANY versions of soft plastics NONE nearly as effective,ESPECIALLY mated to Pro-S jigheads,also from Lunker City!!Made my way close to NO side on Hwy 11 decided to hit ole Twin Span and dat gave me five fat specks,again all falling victim to the tantalizing wobble dem Shakers(great name)give off,daring a speck to come investigate.My issue today was I actually ran outt.a 3.75 in Vampire Shakers,grabbed 4.5 in. that was somewhat muted from the bag getting rainwater in it and it enticed at least 3 specks,all coming from exact same piling location!!Headed back tomorrow with BUNCH of fresh bags of Vampire Shakers and got a buddy joining me,gonna let him experience the joy of watching fish chase down soft plastics.Had huge sheephead and smallish flounder chase down lure and watched flounder actually about nip piece off of lure,sheepshead came from around Hwy 11 piling and was ultra-cool!!!Hope for repeat tomorrow!! Mandevillian

June 02 at 3:01pm

Gotta give credit where credit is due and the fine folks at Sportsman's Warehouse(on-line)did the right thing.I had placed an order for a MotorGuide X3 digital Salt Water trolling motor(55lb thrust),got the trolling motor delivered last week and unfortunately was not home when the box containing the trolling motor was delivered.The box looked like it had been damaged,possibly in shipment,and the original box looked to be intact and when I carefully unpacked the trolling motor I noticed two items missing,the prop pin(somewhat important)and the Velcro strap was likewise missing.I did mount the trolling motor on my flat,contacted Sportsman's and here is where the fun began!!Customer Service suggested I package up the MotorGuide,send it back for replacement or try to escalate issue,which I did and my suggestion was for them to issue store credit for the cost of replacement items.Next I did my best,per their suggestion,to contact Mercury Marine,useless as can be,and they suggested I contact Sportsman's.The best solution was what we did-Wifey ordered spare set of pins and prop nut and Velcro strap from TrollingMotorParts.Com(excellent vendor)and I did get e-mail from Customer Service-they wanted a copy of the itemized bill from and I sent them that and just a few days ago got e-mail confirmation that $27.99(amount for pins and Velcro strap)had been credited to my credit card!!!Guess the squeaky wheel got the grease and I did contact a local trolling motor repair company(useless proposition)and all I received was attitude!!!Guess some folks CAN'T stand decent competition!!!All's well that ends well!!!Trolling motor is lil beast!! P.S. Older son was taking box to fire pile and found pin so now I have a few spares!!!Did not find Velcro strap.

May 26 at 8:59am

Was gonna be de Nuck,Futz,CCAguns trio today but on way to ice vending machine,got a brief call from CCAguns dat he had very important 9:00 am conference call(gotta take care of business)and I decided to have beloved chocolate lab,Molly,join us(she revolts when left behind!!).Picked up Nuck at crack of 8:00 am to take advantage of expected nice in-coming tide and we shoulda realized with de lack of boaters out and about,today gonna be a struggle and it indeed was a STRUGGLE.At least I can report dat Lowrance with chart screen worked flawlessly and the new X3 MotorGuide 55 lb thrust trolling motor is a lil beast!!We started chunking soft plastics at few platforms near Alligator Point,water was nasty and we spotted one probable charter and one rec boat headed straight for Biloxi Marsh(bet they caught some fish)and we did quite a bit of exploring,going as far as one of Nuck's ole-time duck hunt spots and the bayou there was nice but guess de doggone fish had LOCKJAW.Did try Unknown Pass RR bridge and NADA and also tried a few spots in Lake Catherine and same ole NADA there,at least we got ZERO rain and think next jaunt gonna be to cross de Big Pond and head to either Bonnabel Launch or Williams Blvd Launch and chuck at the PowerLine Pilings,should have PLENTY fine reds out there,who knows,might scare up few thick Lake P specks!! Mandevillian

May 23 at 7:03pm

Been promising grandson we would soak some crab nets in nearby Bayou Lacombe,did not want to fight crowds at Lake Rd launch,so we launched at Main St,only a few boaters had launched ahead of us and we only had maybe 8 fish carcasses to bait our nets with.Knew Lake P was gonna be a snarling,nasty beast,so we tucked into nice trenasse and set out our nets and only caught a few decent crabs,chatted with some folks in small flat and decided to take Jr to nice trenasse that we sometimes traverse in duck season and we nabbed a monster crab,easily 8-10 inches,point to point,and his claws were HUGE!!Only ended up catching 7 crabs,but plenty of meat came from these and Wifey cleaned the ones left over from a trip I made with Jr and his dad.Also,check out what I call 'hash' marks on fine Igloo chest.I typically measure every speck,even those obviously NOT needing measuring and you can readily see thick marks starting at the 18 in mark and spanning all the way to about 22 inches,clearly indicative of the shear size of the specks we have been nabbing,somewhat on a regular basis!! Mandevillian P.S. Lunker City Shakers doin' de damage!!

May 21 at 8:11pm

Grandson been itching to get after some perch or bass so we can get back to Bayou Lacombe soaking some crab nets baited with either bass or perch carcasses so we hit local Cane Bayou,chatted with a regular who has nice yak with MotorGuide stern-mounted trolling motor and the doggone Salvinia thick as all get-out.Made our way to Lake P,muddy mess and quite stirred up so we decided to try for perch but I did not have any tiny split shot lead weights and could not seem to elicit and perch using live worms,tossed my favorite Zoom Speed Worms,JuneBug Red,and nabbed decent marsh bass,missed one and now we back home,cleaned bass,got nice carcass for baiting one crab net,waiting til a tad later to walk next door to sis-in-law's fine stocked pond,gonna watch Jr nab some fine and fat perch,clean em and have some Bayou Lacombe crab net baits!!! Mandevillian

May 20 at 12:23pm

Checked predicted tidal movement and forecasted wind speed and direction and older son and grandson decided to soak 10 crab nets,armed with some nice and fresh perch carcasses plus a few chicken wings and SHOULDA suggested to older son the correct way to pin fish carcasses into each crab net vs the way he pinned em in nets,making it way too easy for hungry crabs to devour and remove carcasses from nets!!Think we soaked nets maybe all of two hours,hit mouth of Bayou Lacombe for maybe 20 minutes,each of us had pretty significant strikes(missed em,unfortunately)and believe we got maybe 10 gumbo-sized crabs,willing to bet our take woulda been closer to three dozen crabs HAD we NOT lost our perch carcasses!!!Water out there very crab and fish-friendly,probably gonna make return visit very early this Sat!! Mandevillian

May 17 at 12:15pm

Guess my gut instinct,especially with de dreaded 'W' component in today's wind forecast,shoulda prevailed over either addiction or stupidity when it comes to chasing fish at de bridges!!!We were greeted with nasty waves,nasty water,and shoulda realized today NOT de day for fishing de bridges as we saw very few folks even trying!!We did try Trestles,Hwy 11 bridge,and the canal alongside Hwy 11 and about had to jump in as crazy azz Molly wanted to tussle with a few of the bigger canines living in the homes out there.She is shade over 10 years old and still wild and crazy and she absolutely LOVES being on my boat!!Think my best bet,at least for tomorrow,is soaking some crab nets in Bayou Lacombe,might even try tossing some MirroDines at the mouth of Bayou Lacombe,might be bout time for nice specks and possibly some fine reds out there.Think it was bout two years ago,roughly this same time of year,that I snapped new Lew's Tournament baitcasting rod on beast of a red dat inhaled MirroDine lure and the folks at Amazon were very accomodating and rod may have gotten damaged in shipping as I have NEVER had a rod snap right about reel seat!!Hope we find some willing crabs and possibly a few specks tomorrow!! Mandevillian

May 16 at 8:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck Lease Shopping in response to a report titled: Duck Lease Shopping

Seems like with the ever-declining migrations,lotta diehards getting outta chasing ducks should not be too tough to locate a decent lease. Not too familiar with the area ya mentioned but might be good idea to check out the Public Options first and why not try teal season. Just my 0.02! Mandevillian

August 10 at 8:12am
A comment titled: Re: Hope for Fine Fall Fishing in Lake P in response to a report titled: Hope for Fine Fall Fishing in Lake P

Had an awesome time at tonight’s CCA NShore Chapter’s Fishing Seminar heard from three guest speakers and chatted at length with Capt Mike Gallo seems like ole Lake P bout to be prime already has reds a-plenty and Mike offered some nice tactics to try,one that I recently tried,drop-shot rig. Thanks to Ben Martino,we had some yummy jambalaya and hope folks make the CCA NShore Chapter Banquet on the 25th of this month at the Castine Center starting at 6:00 pm. Mandevillian

August 09 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal Time Greatest Hits Video in response to a report titled: Teal Time Greatest Hits Video

DD,Great videos and hard to believe teal season not that far away!!Hope and pray the balance of Tropical Season we avoid any storms and too bad no direct correlation between Teal Season success and Regular Duck Season success,guess teal care little bout standing rows of corn!! Mandevillian P.S. Found out one of the NWR’s I used to hunt allows waterfowl hunting 7 days/week!!!

August 09 at 10:09am
A comment titled: Re: What’s Wrong w/Sportsman in response to a report titled: What’s Wrong w/Sportsman

CCAguns and Dr Spot,Too bad this site getting more and more difficult to navigate. Seems like best bet is to use cell phones to post but advanced-age eyes makes dat mo’ difficult! Mandevillian

August 06 at 11:40am
A comment titled: Re: Hope for Fine Fall Fishing in Lake P in response to a report titled: Hope for Fine Fall Fishing in Lake P

Wanted to attach short video clip of fine but relatively short fight with beast of a black drum(Wifey makes incredible mock crab cakes outta them)but this beast was tad too BIG!!! Mandevillian

August 06 at 9:39am

Those grass beds a-loaded up with reds and makes perfect sense as the big red fulla tiny crabs and those crabs hang out in the grass beds trying to hide out from the reds. Gotta go where de bait hangs out,NO DOUBT. Mandevillian

August 04 at 5:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Buddy and Paw Paw Hit Lake P 7 29 22 in response to a report titled: Buddy and Paw Paw Hit Lake P 7 29 22

Forgot to add the little bit of excitement we endured today in fine protected cove. Had what felt to be big red grab Lunker City Shaker 3.75 in. Jungle Jazz color and turned out to be big gator that never surfaced saw bubbles from it digging into bottom and thankfully it did not spool me but I quickly broke it off before it realized it was hooked. As long as grass beds re-emerge,Fall fishing in Lady P gonna be off de charts and best part is easy to get to.

July 29 at 7:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Tailing Reds in response to a report titled: Tailing Reds

Wiz,Nice reds!!Nick and I fished in his boat today and he actually nabbed three specks,none quite making the cut and I missed one at side of boat and it would not have made the cut! Mandevillian

July 08 at 3:42pm

Part of the MAJOR problem with this site,besides the persistent SPAMMERS,is that it is ridiculously inconsistent as to the method one chooses to post reports ads,etc. Often have to try all sorts of computer gyrations to get report.replies,etc posted and I know the Wiz and I post quite often and know he only uses I Phone and I mostly use laptop but my God this get more than ridiculous trying to get either a post done or even just reply to a post. Mandevillian

July 07 at 4:54pm

Amen,Capt Rory. Was wondering where ya were as I have not seen a report from ya in long time. It is also somewhat of a pain to post and last few times had to us I phone but that actually worked. Mandevillian

July 06 at 8:33am

Yep,Spotted bout four ft gar plus spooked bunch of reds of fine sizes with one close to four ft long probably biggest red I have seen out there in long time. Water pristine and it requires not only stealth but ability to make super-long casts. Hope to get back out pronto. Mandevillian

July 02 at 5:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Sight casting for reds in response to a report titled: Sight casting for reds

Did indeed make a short Lady P trip,water at both the Causeway and along shorelines as pretty as ever but only managed bait-sized croaker,on Vampire Shaker3.75 in!!!Fountainebleau State Park has a few fine 'glamping' spots and I am getting ready to write short report.Gonna also scope out AJ's recent You Tube,might be good idea to try the Dell for nice-sized specks!! Mandevillian

June 30 at 8:48am
A comment titled: Re: Sight casting for reds in response to a report titled: Sight casting for reds

Wiz,Thanks for sharing!!Got bearings re-packed on ole SouthFork trailer,noticed relatively little usable tread left on left trailer tire and got new set of tires(dey mighty proud of 4.80 by 12 tires!!)and did change both sets of races on hubs,do have a spare hub hanging around just need to get set of bearings and grease seal for dat hub(good insurance)!!Might take grandson chasing reds this afternoon/early evening!! Mandevillian

June 29 at 11:09am
A comment titled: Re: No Boat Bayou Trip 6 23 22 in response to a report titled: No Boat Bayou Trip 6 23 22

Yep,CCAguns,Probably not bad idea. Too damn hot to enjoy fishing and Nick mentioned possibly getting together next week. Mandevillian

June 24 at 2:34pm
A comment titled: Re: 2022 Louisiana Turkey Hatch in response to a report titled: 2022 Louisiana Turkey Hatch

LETUMGROW,Yep,predator control plus keeping away from flooding issues would DEFINITELY help re-stock the once-thriving wild turkey population in the Sherburne WMA!What used to be one of LA's finest WMA's as far as wild turkey populations goes,is now only a shell of what it used to be!I know the LAWLF did shoot bunch of hogs from helicopters a bunch of years ago but flooding issues no doubt drowned a bunch of young turkeys,possibly even quite a few adults did not survive flooding conditions!!Looks like ya got nice wild turkey population where ya hunt!! Mandevillian

June 22 at 1:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Parish Line Canal Trip 6 20 22 in response to a report titled: Parish Line Canal Trip 6 20 22

Hope to make return trip to SShore soon.The Lake water has gotten more than incredible and on our way home yesterday evening,Wifey and I saw at least one fisher trying the Causeway,bet evening trips,as long as there is some tidal activity,would yield some fish,more than likely reds and possibly flounders and possibly a few specks might still be hanging around!! Mandevillian

June 22 at 12:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Why I Don\'t Spool Reels with Mono in response to a report titled: Why I Don't Spool Reels with Mono

P.S.Dat big ole red was caught on 12 lb fluro!! Mandevillian

June 22 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Why I Don\\\'t Spool Reels with Mono in response to a report titled: Why I Don't Spool Reels with Mono

Rarely use mono,only time in recent memory was on a trip with a buddy,CCAguns,and had probably huge red strip and spool 17 lb Fluro like it was silk thread(we were tied to Lake Borgne platform and unable to get free from platform)and I re-spooled with mono and left it on reel til recently when I replaced it once again with fluro,my line of choice due to the jigging techniques I typically use,need a denser line to get to bottom,like feel flouro affords and quality fluro much less likely to be frayed vs mono.Do have a few rods spooled with Fins Wind Tamer,in my estimation the Cadillac of braid lines,have tried Power Pro,not a fan of that first-generation and inferior line,again my experience and not a knock on that line just have proven via many fishing trips with Fins that Power Pro vastly INFERIOR! Mandevillian P.S. Have landed MANY 36 in plus reds on Vanish Fluro,as long as I can use trolling motor to fight red!!

June 17 at 6:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Red Fish Time in response to a report titled: Red Fish Time

Wiz,Nice reds,we seem to have some BEASTS on NShore,though I did miss a fine one,probably specimen of at least 24 inches,using sliding cork with Z-Man shrimp on end!!!Just posted pics of easily 36 in stud we fought with all of 12 lb test fluro!!! Mandevillian

June 15 at 12:54pm
A comment titled: Re: Vampire Strikes Again 6 9 22 in response to a report titled: Vampire Strikes Again 6 9 22

Big ole red was more than incredible cooked on older son’s Pit Boss pellet-fired smoker. All one had to do was not eat the darker red meat and the white flesh was as tender as could be,even though the fish was a shout 31 inch specimen and fat as a pig. By removing the beast from this particular spot,perhaps slot reds will get in there as this fella NO DOUBT ate up more than his fair share of fish groceries. Mandevillian

June 11 at 11:28am
Boutte, LA

Little Creek Hunt Club has openings for 2022/2023 Deer Season. $500 per member contact club President Frank Muller (985)290-3016.

August 06 at 10:14am
Boutte, LA

Little Creek Hunt Club has openings for 2022/2023 Deer Season. $500 per member contact club President Frank Muller (985)290-3016.

August 06 at 10:11am