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PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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MEAT HAUL This past Wednesday and Thursday I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from Indiana Mr Fred Rude, Dr Jerry McClarren, and their buddies Mick and Billy. We gave the speckled trout a try on day 1 and worked hard to put a decent box of fish together for the guys. We fished the Barataria Bay area hitting a bunch of spots to put 50 specks on ice. We used Capt Lane’s Ghost Minnows in limetreuse under popping corks to catch the silver wonders. Day 2 was more of a meat trip as we fished the marshes east and west of Lafitte in search of redfish and puppy drum. We used fresh shrimp under a popping cork to do most of the damage on the hard pullers. A couple nice reds were caught on H&H gold spoons fished in grassy areas. All in all it was another great 2 days on the water for me and my good friends from Indiana. Many thanks to Mr Fred and all on the trip for their repeat business and for all they do for our service. I look forward to their return! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN FOR THE REST OF THIS MONTH AND FOR JUNE AND LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR FISHING AND LODGING FOR JULY. GIVE US A CALL AND GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING FISHING TEAM. YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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REDS AND DRUM STILL BITING IN LAFITTE The redfish are hungry down here in Lafitte and we are enjoying some nice trips. A few bonus puppy drum are making it to the tables as well which is a good thing if you like to eat fish. H&H gold spoons fished in the clear water ponds and shorelines are effective as are weedless jigs tipped with Capt Lane’s Mad Mullets. The grass is filtering the water to a gin clear color and a weedless presentation is a must in these areas. Most of the fish being caught in the very clean water have been sight fished which is an added level of excitement for sure. In the murkier water fresh shrimp under popping corks has been the ticket for the reds. The shrimp are accounting for the puppy drum and an occasional sheepshead which are both nice bonuses in the icechest. WE HAVE BOATS OPEN FOR THIS MONTH AND FOR JUNE AND LOTS OF LODGING AND FISHING OPEN FOR JULY. MOST OF OUR BUSINESS IS FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE BEEN FISHING WITH US FOR YEARS. GIVE US A CALL AND BOOK A TRIP AND YOU WILL SEE WHY WE RUN A TRUE GUIDE SERVICE!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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OPEN BOATS FOR SUNDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY DUE TO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS! WE HAD 2 SEPERATE GROUPS CANCEL CHARTERS DUE TO INJURIES AND ILLNESSES. WE KNOW THESE THINGS CAN’T BE HELPED AND FEEL BAD FOR OUR FRIENDS WHO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THESE EVENTS. FOR ANYONE THINKING OF A SHORT NOTICE TRIP FOR THE PRIME MONTH OF MAY, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AS WE HAVE FISHING AND LODGING OPEN! The cleaning tables are looking good these days as the fishing is finally what it should be for this time of year. The weather has stabilized and warmed up and the fish are eating. The shrimp are getting bigger and make great meals for the hungry trout and reds. I am posting a few photos from the last couple days to give an idea of how the fishing has been going. Hope you enjoy!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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FEELING LIKE MAY FINALLY The weather and the fishing are good and getting better down here in Lafitte. Spring fishing is happening for us as the late season fronts have stopped for the time being. The shrimp have shown up and food is plentiful for the fish. The trout and reds are fattening up and recovering from a really harsh winter for south Louisiana standards. It is happening for us as of the last few days. Greg Miller, his dad Mr Darryl and some of their buddies from Ohio are fishing with us this week and enjoying some good trips for trout and reds. I am including some pictures from a couple of their trips with the report. WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR THIS MONTH AND FOR JUNE AND JULY HAS LOTS OF OPENINGS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. THE FISHING SHOULD ONLY GET BETTER SO GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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SORRY FOR THE LACK OF REPORTS! Between a move and efforts to improve our website the reports from Phil Robichaux Charters have not been coming for a while. We are still fishing and have seen improving catches especially in the last few days. The late fronts in April made the fishing a challenge for us but things are looking up. The trout are showing up and the redfish are starting to feed again. Nice boxes of fish are coming in daily FINALLY! Today I had the pleasure of guiding Mr Joe and Ms Maggie Provost and we did well on reds pitting 15 nice ones on ice along with a couple bonus fish. The crew fished with Capt Lane yesterday and caught 75 pretty trout, so 2 great days on the water for this nice couple was enjoyed for sure. During the week I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Lenny Becnel and his crew and they filled the table with reds and drum using fresh shrimp and gold spoons. The box was full at the end of the day on this trip! I will add photos from these 2 days with the report so hope you enjoy! WE HAVE SOME BOATS OPEN FOR MAY AND JUNE AND LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY. THE FISHING IS JUST GETTING RIGHT SO GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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ANOTHER GREAT DAY ON THE WATER WITH NEW FRIENDS… Yesterday I had the pleasure of guiding first time customers from Michigan, Mr David Village, his daughter Audra, and their friend Mr Ray. We headed east of Lafitte in search of redfish and found some good looking areas in the shallow marsh that we hadn’t fished in a while and caught a few fish but it wasn’t fast and furious by any means. We have gone from winter conditions to almost summer in a week down here in south Louisiana and that presents a challenge to us fishermen. As a rule, redfish want to be shallow so we looked in the ponds for the fish and finally started putting better numbers of them in the boat around lunch time. Time of day may have played a role as well as it seemed the fish just turned on in the afternoon hours. Whatever the case, we ended the day with a nice limit of reds in the box and released a few for good measure. Persistence definitely payed off for us on this day! Many thanks again to Mr David, Audra, and Mr Ray for choosing our service and for giving us an opportunity to earn their business. We look forward to future trips with them! COME ON DOWN AND FISH WITH THE HARDEST WORKING FISHING TEAM IN LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS. WE HAVE LOTS OF OPENINGS SO BOOKING IS EASY. GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

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ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF REDFISHING… I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Doug Urisko and Bill Winget on a recent trip. The guys ride in Bacchus every year and slip a charter in while they are in town. The redfish were biting for us again in the marsh ponds and fresh shrimp under a cork did the trick on the hard fighters. We did some scouting afterwards and found some fish willing to eat soft plastics on a rocky shoreline. Mr Doug landed the biggest red of the day while we were throwing plastic and we released the beauty to make some little redfish for us in the future. Many thanks to Doug and Bill for another successful trip on the water spent with good friends. I look forward to the next one! WE HAVE LOTS OF OPENINGS RIGHT NOW AND THE FISHING REMAINS VERY GOOD, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE REDFISH. GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER      

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NICE DAY ON THE WATER… I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Mr Dwight Johnston, his sons Father Matthew and Michael, and Father Cody Chatagnier on a recent trip. It’s always a special trip when this group gets together. With their busy schedules it doesn’t happen very often I must say, so it is greatly appreciated when everybody can get together and spend some time on the water. We fished around trying some areas that were improving with the warmer temperatures and caught some fish but it took some work. The fish were on the move from the wintering areas to the shallower waters of the marshes and lakes and weren’t very aggressive for some reason. We did manage a nice box of fish, mostly reds on this day which was a bonus. The time spent with family and great friends was what made the day for this group of guys though. Thanks again to Mr Dwight, Father Matthew, Michael, and Father Cody for making the trip happen. Can’t wait till next time! WE HAVE LOTS OF OPENINGS RIGHT NOW AND THE WEATHER IS WARMING UP SO COME ON DOWN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY SPRING CONDITIONS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER      

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AWESOME WINTER FISHING CONTINUES… The fishing remains great for us here in Lafitte especially for redfish. The cold weather seems to be turning the hard-fighters on even more. I had the pleasure of guiding Mr Sam Ward and his buddy Mr Johnny from Arkansas a couple days ago. The reds were hungry and plentiful close to the marina and we boxed a nice limit pretty quick using fresh shrimp under popping corks. We rode around to scout some new water and found more fish which is a good thing, always nice to have options when conditions change. Many thanks again to Mr Sam and Mr Johnny for supporting our service and for a great day on the water spent with good folks. I look forward to seeing them and their friends in the future! WE HAVE OPENINGS DAILY RIGHT NOW INCLUDING THIS WEEKEND. THE WATERS ARE QUIET AND THE FISH ARE WAITING AND HUNGRY. GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER      

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FUN TRIP… Yesterday I had the opportunity to take my wife Rachel and our friend Angela Caruso fishing, something I really enjoy doing in spite of guiding for a number of years. The love of fishing is still there for me in a big way which is a blessing for sure. We left the dock at almost noon not knowing what to expect from the fish just wanting to catch enough for dinner. We found pretty water and mullet a short distance from Nick’s Marina and the redfish were there and hungry. We boxed 15 perfect eating-sized reds and released a bunch of big ones and small ones to boot. Three bonus puppy drum were added to the catch and were enjoyed greatly for supper last night. The action was non-stop and it was great to see the fish active and eating after some very cold weather this winter. DON’T LET THE COLD WEATHER SCARE YOU! THE FISH ARE STACKED UP AND WAITING FOR YOU DOWN HERE IN LAFITTE. WE HAVE BOATS OPEN TOMORROW AND FOR THE WEEKEND THIS WEEK AND LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR THE WEEKS TO COME. GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

Fishing Reports

26May

Sweetwater Marina

Some good fishing the last few days out of Sweetwater! Seems like the customers have been catching lots of reds. There are scattered trout reports. Overall, I think there is enough action with the reds to make it all worth while. Captain Jack fished the last two days with his 6 buddies from a Georgia and Florida. The last two days they caught 60 reds and released BUNCHES !!! Here we go again. Not even June..and our first tropical threat of the year. Hopefully, the lord will spare us here in Saint Bernard Parish. We pray for everyone in the storms path. We want to give a shout to Rummel students that chartered 4 boats yesterday! Attached is a pic from Captain Jack's charter today and pics of the Rummel students from yesterday! Come see what the fishing is doing here in Delacroix. You won't regret it. We can't wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina! Need to rent lodging or book a charter? Call the number above. We have newly renovated, clean, comfy lodges with a great view...you can BBQ, on the porch that overlooks the bayou. We also have brand new mobile home trailers that we rent, as well. One bedrooms& two bedrooms available. Very reasonable rates. Convenient location..right across from our Marina. You stay with us..and you can leave your boat in the water. Also, we work with amazing captains. Captain Jack, owner of Sweetwater, is our main captain; he is absolutely amazing...he has been in the business many of years, great with children, with anyone really. He had a wonderful, funny personality. Book asap. We do have some captains available Friday and Saturday..they became available. Don't pass up on these limited weekends that are still available. Remember...we offer non-ethanol fuel, maps, gps chips, live bait, tackle, propane, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, nets and anything else you may need to have a wonderful day out on the water. Also...it would be greatly appreciated, if you tagged us in pictures/post about your experience here in Delacroix/at Sweetwater..or you can send in your pictures and we will post them! We love to see our customers happy with our service..we try super hard to please everyone. Rate our Facebook, as well. Leave comments about your stay, your charter, your experience...we would love to hear about it. Can't wait to see ya at Sweetwater Marina, the Marina that loves their customers.
25May

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

MEAT HAUL This past Wednesday and Thursday I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from Indiana Mr Fred Rude, Dr Jerry McClarren, and their buddies Mick and Billy. We gave the speckled trout a try on day 1 and worked hard to put a decent box of fish together for the guys. We fished the Barataria Bay area hitting a bunch of spots to put 50 specks on ice. We used Capt Lane's Ghost Minnows in limetreuse under popping corks to catch the silver wonders. Day 2 was more of a meat trip as we fished the marshes east and west of Lafitte in search of redfish and puppy drum. We used fresh shrimp under a popping cork to do most of the damage on the hard pullers. A couple nice reds were caught on H&H gold spoons fished in grassy areas. All in all it was another great 2 days on the water for me and my good friends from Indiana. Many thanks to Mr Fred and all on the trip for their repeat business and for all they do for our service. I look forward to their return! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN FOR THE REST OF THIS MONTH AND FOR JUNE AND LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR FISHING AND LODGING FOR JULY. GIVE US A CALL AND GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS WITH LAFITTE'S HARDEST WORKING FISHING TEAM. YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    
24May

Capt. Jody Donewar

ARKANSAS CREW HAVE ANOTHER GOOD MORNING! We left out very early from Delta Marina. Made one stop but the bite was slower due to the tide slacking for the next couple days. Joe, Matt and Cody put a nice catch on the deck. BIG THANKS TO JOE, MATT & CODY! We will be off the water for the flip flop tide today and tomorrow.  Also will be off the water a bit longer due to this storm threatening the Gulf Coast. FISHING WILL BE GREAT AFTER THIS STORM! WE STILL HAVE SOME OPEN DAYS IN JULY THROUGH NOVEMBER! Capt. Jody 504 453 1519 CaptainJodyDonewar.com
23May

Lake P evening journey

TEAM JO-JO:

Another one of those trips that just came together, somewhat, as Big Andrew, (plan)  bought (20) 15-18 count live shrimp, this be the biggest live shrimp me ever saw, and called me to see if me wanted to make an evening trip to his new honey hole. When me down Delacroix way, Serigne’s would not keep the BIG shrimp, not good for bait was their contention. But me know Big Andrew has a story of when he met a fisherperson at Seabrook, and this fisherperson told him/ showed him what it took to catch BIG Silverwodners at Seabrook, and that be BIG live shrimp, me guess whatever it takes to build your confidence level up.

SIGNS:

  • Had a 7 AM meeting, no can go to Delacroix
  • Dentist at noon, me don’t like this outing for sure
  • Got the call around 2:30 you go says he, me go says me, we go meet up at 4:30 be his abode

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • S.E. wind 6-8 mph perfect
  • Sunny & clear
  • Warm temps, wind and shade kept us cool
  • Water level up 4-6”
  • Water Temp 86.3F
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus
  • Tide pouring in, strong current
  • Top secrete spot had (5) boats in the area, in close proximity

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments
  • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders.
  • Confirm the BIG shrimp theory
  • Verify hot spot hot
  • Improve our hand line fishing for little croakers
  • Watch the sun set in the west
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
 
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Not a problem, cast / work lure in any direction, liked wind cause it kept us cool)
 
  • MOVING WATER: (Had plenty, incoming tide, might have been a little too strong, but we fished it, had no other choice)
 
  • WATER CALRITY: (This was the challenge for the day, it be a little muddy looking, but fishable, however catchable was the true challenge)
 
  • HOLDING FISH: (Top secrete spot)
 
  • PATIENTS: ( Action when we first got there, slowed down a little, but enough to keep us interested all evening)
 
  • SKILL: (The ability to work the H&H purple beetle along the bottom and mot get hooked up on the trash among the bottom, this took some skill to accomplish and still catch Silverwonders in their strike zone)
 
  • LUCK: (Having a fisherperson friend with a boat in Lakeshore Estate, hanging in the slip ready to go on a moment’s notice)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………85% CUAGHT THIS WAY
 
  • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID NOT TRY
 
  • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY
 
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
 
  • Cork ……..DID NOT TRY
 
  • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A
 
  • Dead bait………Hand line fishing (2) croakers, (2) Pin fish, one Silverwonder, and 4 hardheads
 
  • Live bait…………………(1) Silverwonder, and all the other trash fish,
 

·      LURE DU JOURE:

  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….CAUGHT 11 OF THE SILVERWONDERS
 
  • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY
 
  • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………NOTHING
 
  • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
 
  • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
 
  • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………N/A

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Top secrete spot, fished from 4:30 to 7:30 PM

OUR REMUNERATIONS

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (12)Silverwonders 11 throw backs
  • (2) small croakers
  • (2) Pin fish
  • (1) Sheepshead
  • (1) Gaff Top
  • (9) Hardheads
  • (5) Bottoms
  • (5) Popped lines
  • Saw a big shark swimming around us, kept breaking the water
  • Watching the 8” Silverwonders running from the 6” live shrimp
  • Improving our technique on catching little croakers, caught 2, when we use to fish trestles a long time ago, during slack tides we would drift and catch croakers for the next tide use. We used 6# test hand line, BB sinkers, and a small perch hook, our shrimp was mixed with salt to harden it up and make hard for eh croakers to get off the hook. Would Catch anywhere from 20 to 30 croakers, put them in skiff live well and then fish the change of the tide with them, that is when the BIG girls came out and wanted to play.
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Not the shrimp fishing fisherperson for sure!!! But the purple beetle fisherperson did pretty well with the nursery Silverwodners.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me like these real easy relaxing trips, close to home, easy to go to know, might want to try your area too.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

A catch less trip is proof that someone was at least trying to consummate something.

O & A:

Have you ever stopped to think…..and forgot to start again?

FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S next foray AGENDA:

Off the water for a while, rest up Silverwonders, enjoy your free range, because pack will be back, until then: Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
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