Wind: South, South East 10-12mph
Tide: Slow Falling Tide, Then Rising at 3:30 p.m.
Water Temp: 69°-62°
Location: Just South of the North Draw Bridge at the Lake P Trestles
Technique: Live Shrimp on Drop Shot/Tight Line Matrix
Yield: 8 Keepers and 4 throwbacks (3 Specks NMR, 3 Reds Definite Measure Required, 1 Black Drum Needed Measure Also, 1 huge sail cat, 3 thowback sail cats)
Launched at Heritage Park in Slidell. I have a question to start this out, does anyone know where the no wake zone stops from heritage park out to the Lake? I can understand from the launch through the bridge and a little ways past, I can also see the parish no wake signs, but am lost after that. if i follow all of the signs that people have posted down bayou which is very wide after the first turn past the bridge i would be idling for over an hour.
Now for the fishing, Once out on the lake the ride was slow and steady, the fog was still thick at 1:00 p.m. Made my way to the draw bridge to find plenty boats out on water. Found a spot just south of the north draw bridge. I had myself, my wife, my two daughters (ages 5, and almost 2), and my mom. I had to play deckhand for a while. After a couple of hours of everyone getting tired of fish stealing bait from line, and my mom pulling in one red and one trout, I had to see what was going on. I cast the line right under the trestles and BAM 22″ trout. Cast the line again and BAM small but keeper Red. Cast the line again and BAM Small but keeper Black. This went one for the rest of the fish caught. handed the pole back and the fish STOPPED BITING AS THEY SAID. Still fun with everyone on the boat though. I did take line back around 4:00 p.m. just after tide started coming and and fish bite did die off. I would like to say that at least 6 boats stopped to ask what we were using because they had no afternoon bites on plastics. I had also tried plastics of every color and style and had 0 bites also. Fish only seemed to want the live shrimp.
I have a couple of days upcoming this week where i will be off of work and hopefully back on water. If i can boat a limit of the trout the same size we caught i will have plenty of fish back in freezer. I will 100% be back on water January 2, 2016 weather permitting.
(P.S.: Be Careful In the Fog)