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10 Feb

Bow fishing trip Friday night

Great night with our bachelor party from Mandeville La.

8 Feb

This is going to be an awesome event.

This is going to be an awesome event. And, oh my, lookie lookie who’s on the agenda to speak <blush>Don Maille Wanda Stewart

 

6 Feb

Looking for a fun day of fishing?

If anyone is looking for a fun day of fishing and to put some fish in your freezer Captain Casey Lombard with Precision Fishing Charters LLC is the 🔌.. 🔥🔥🔥🎣🎣🎣🐟🐟🐟🔥🔥🔥 #CajunOutcast #HighWaterLures#FilletzallBlades
 
182 Autin Street
Des Allemands, Louisiana
Call (985) 714-3987

6 Feb

TomL – Fishing Report – 5 Feb 2019

See report.

4 Feb

Delacroix Re-match

TEAM JO-JO:

After reading report on RNR about Silverwodners in Little Lake, (Delacroix) for the second time, me just had to make a trip and see what up with that. Low expectations so me did a solo trip to search for the elusive Silverwonders.

SIGNS:

  • Slow day Sunday
  • Patriots won, me like Brady & that team
  • Charged up Bay Flat Sr battery, ready to go in the AM
  • RNR post hard to resists
  • Out the house by 6:10 AM
  • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, and Last Stop food store, did make a stop for a BIG biscuit and a bucket of ice at gas station in Violet, they nice people
  • Check point Abel water level normal at junction canal
  • Check point Bravo, water not moving at Reggio canal, not good
  • Me a quick leaner, installed battery fist to make sure all OK before me load all the gear into the Bay Flat Sr.
  • Delacroix looking deserted
  • Lionel’s no boats launched, Sweetwater (5) boats, Gulf Outlet (1) boat, Bayou Bienvenue (7) boats, and look to be a slow day for fishing.

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • S.E wind, then S.S.E, then S.E. wind
  • Cool temps, jumpsuit on all day
  • Fog, me fogged in all morning, gained a lot more confidence in me GPS
  • Foggy, over cast, cloudy morning, all morning, never did see the sun
  • Water level normal
  • Water Temp 59.6F
  • Tide falling, falling hard into Little Lake from Gran Lake
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus in some areas mouth of Alligator Pass and Little Lake was a 2 minus. Grand Lake & mouth of alligator pass a 3, water looking good in that area.
  • Not many boats out you could hear a few running around but you could not see them.
  • A lot of those plants floating on top of the water all the way out to Grand Lake & Little Lake

 

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on Bay Flat Sr. and Yamaha Dream Machine
  • 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.
  • Take the Little Lake challenge, see if me cold find some Silverwonders to play with
  • Install charged battery on Bay Flat Sr to fire up Yamaha Dream Machine
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No problem, plus wind not that strong, only problem wind and tide going in different directions)
  • MOVING WATER: (Falling all morning, it was even strong current in Little Lake)
  • WATER CALRITY: (Me have to admit water looked a lot better in Alligator Pass, and Grand Lake too, had a good 3 minute to a 3 on the scale of 1-7, very fishable)
  • HOLDING FISH: (They out their somewhere, but me could not find them)
  • PATIENTS: ( None needed, the beauty / nature of Delacroix is all me need to keep me interested, plus me had the Pelicans to chat with.)
  • SKILL: (Me skill no work, me would like to know what, (live bait, lure, if so what lure, cork or bottom????) they caught the Silverwodners on & where they located in Little Lake. Little Lake not that big, but when you looking for the SPOT, it is a very big lake and a challenge to find the Silverwodners.)
  • LUCK: (Having me (2) GPS with me today , as they both where very much needed on the way out & on the way in, without them me would still be out there fighting the FOG.))
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………NOTHING!!!!!!!!
  • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………NOTHING!!!!!
  • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
  • Cork ……..NOTHING!!!!!!!!!
  • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A
  • Dead bait………NONE
  • Live bait…………………NONE

·      LURE DU JOURE:

  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….NOTHING!!!!!!!
  • 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/
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Fog kind of limited me ability to run all around Little Lake to find THE SPOT where the Silverwonders hiding, so me hung around in Alligator Pass, mouth of Grand Lake & pass, mouth of Little Lake and Alligator pass. But me fished shallow, deep, up & down drop offs, did the Oak River Troll, popped corks to my arm hurt, back & forth from Grand Lake to Little Lake, and did this for 3 plus hours.

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (0) Silverwonders
  • (0) Redworries
  • No bottoms
  • No tangled line
  • No extra poles
  • (1/4) bushel of grass
  • Nothing, nada, skunked me be
  • Spending me morning on the water with all that cool fresh, misting air blasting into me lungs, which be priceless.
  • Fishing out of me comfort zone, i.e. fishing with corks, this not be me favorite technique / presentation, but me have to learn.
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Not be me, myself, or I, even the Pelicans struggled to catch.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me still have no clue as to how and/or where to catch the elusive Silverwodners.

Did get a text while sitting in the fog casting, popping corks, me got a text from a fellow fisherperson from Mississippi, he was answering me comment on RNR regarding Silverwonders or lack of Silverwodners. He asked that me call him to discuss this, so me did.

His thought process, (Mardi Gras Pass) of what is happening concurs with just about every other fisherperson we talked to.

I added that me think the dam in the MRGO at Hopedale is another, super imposed by the powers to be, that is impacting the water ability through the marsh to circulate in and out.

What we have me thinks, is the fresh water quality goes out on a falling tide, than when the tide comes in, we get the same fresh water quality back in, no purge / filtrations of the water in the marsh.

We ended the conversation with him thinking of selling his camper, property, boat, and moving out of Delacroix, told him fi conditions / action continues, you will probably see lots of boats & camps for sale.

We both agree there is no other place like Delacroix for fishing, and we at a stage in our lives that we don’t want to have to learn another area to fish.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

Fishing is too important to be taken seriously

O & A:

What is the one most important goal every fisherperson should have?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

?????????????????????? Lake P trolling the trestles

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

4 Feb

Hunting Moby Redfish in Fog

I have to confess i’m still pumped after this weekend in Cocodrie. That fog gets intense, hinders your vision and lasts all day during February. The fog can be a real pain in the you know where. I also love fishing in that fog as much as i hate it.
It all came together with a great crew and what most would call tough conditions. When you see fog along the coast of Louisiana don’t leave without rain gear folks. It would be a long wet day for sure, sucks blah blah blah, but hey we catch fish in the fog. I guarantee as Justin Wilson would say.
Along with the rain gear a good GPS with track to the fishing spot is mandatory and don’t forget the dry wipes for glasses. Leaving at daybreak maybe not the best idea without a really good GPS or at all on heavy fog.
Once you get to the x marks the spot folks just shut down the engine and listen. Wow bull redfish smashing bait along the pipeline canal in this case or pelicans crashing in the water. Head to that with the trolling motor and start fishing right now.
I like jigs or corks this year tipped with shrimp or crab. Listen it doesn’t matter so much the bait as it’s all about location location location right now. Throw what you like for the conditions topwater being a favorite in foggy weather. Bull Redfish love lots of action on the water.
Check out our photos from this weekend and look us up online for your next fishing adventure.
Capt Damien Melancon

The Redfish Charter Company

3 Feb

Delacroix Way

TEAM JO-JO:

Me took me time Saturday before trying to plan a trip Sunday, as Loveoftheapck had some planes for us, but a movie , (Upside the name, recommend it, it be a good one) it be, once this done knew me had a shot of going fishing Sunday.

Texted open Bay Flat Sr to Big Don, I’m in was his reply, 6 AM Waffle House, me replay, few minutes later, reply he, can Lucy go, of course text me we all set.

SIGNS:

  • Great movie we saw
  • Early to bed, early to rise 4:45 AM
  • Had to gather all me gar as it be all messed up from last trip, took a while to load up the FORD transporter
  • No wild life sightings along Hwy 11 or 90
  • Not many boats on Hwy, gas stations, and/or boar launches, not a good sign.
  • Me early for meet up, So got me some grits & coffee while me waited for crew
  • Crew on time, (me like that) loaded up the FORD transporter and we on our way.
  • Me sensed a little confusing with crew, after talking about it, seems they thought we going to Bayou Bienvenue, and not Delacroix. Me said me texted Bay Fla Sr, no problem say them they just want to be on the water anywhere.
  • Me asked if they saw the post on RNR about (50) & (17) Silverwodners being caught in little lake, we all where very excited about this post. Me plan was to run to Lake John to start our day, but me now having second thoughts about running to Little Lake, crew said it is up to the Capt.
  • Check point Abel, water level up good sign
  • Check point Bravo, water pouring out at Reggio canal good sign
  • Arrived at the home of the Bay Flat Sr, gave safety speech, loaded all the gear into her, and lowered her down, turn the key, HUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a problem, dead battery.
  • Plan B take battery out of truck, Big Don says let’s take my battery out of boat, good ides says me, but after thinking about it for a while says he , let’s just take my boat the Lucy. Good opportunity for me to fish out of her for the first time, we all agree plan B best way to go.
  • Unloaded the Bay flat Sr, drove to the Lucy, loaded her up and we on our way just a little bit late it be.
  • Made a stop at Lionel’s for some go juice
  • Off to Lake John to start our fun day down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • Fog, fog all day some light, some heavy
  • East wind 4-6 mph, real nice
  • Cloudy overcast day
  • Cool to mild temps, kept jumpsuit on all day, cool when running around, and running around we did
  • Water level up 14-16”
  • Water temp cold
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was 3 to 2 minus. Depending where you fished at
  • Tide falling hard all day, real strong at points and cuts, open water was the way to fish today.
  • Not many boast out, especially where we fished at. Most boat where out and about in 4 horse.
  • Had a few nats out and about too

 

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on Bay Flat Sr. and Yamaha Dream Machine
  • 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.
  • Check out report of (50) Silverwodners being caught in Little Lake\Our first expectations was 50 Silverwodners, but we caned that to 12, later in the day we said one would make our day.
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         

 

  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No problem, wind at our back in most spots we stopped, plus wind was not that strong at all.)
  • MOVING WATER: (Had plenty, may be a little too much, current was torn in all our honey holes.
  • WATER CALRITY: (This criteria was a little challenging, as it has been for the past 2-3 months, water clarity & quality off this year.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (Another criteria that we did not find and or conquer.)
  • PATIENTS: ( Needed a lot today, but we all had what required, we fished to 2:00 PM and then threw in the towel, but not until we gave it the old elephant try.)
  • SKILL: (We had all that was needed, just did not have the right combination of them)
  • LUCK: (Having a spare boat on standby just in case you need it.)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………??????ALL FISH CUAGHT THIS WAY
  • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY
  • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID ONT 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………Both fish caught this way
  • Live bait…………………NONE

·      LURE DU JOURE:

  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….Nothing
  • 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/
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 52, 53, Big don & Big Lucy’s top secret spot A & B, 53, 54, 52, Pablo spot, 14, 17C, 17A, 20, 21, 22, 23, 60B, & 60, stopped fishing at 2PM, had enough, turn the Lucy east, than north for a quick smooth ride back to the slip.

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (0) Silverwonders
  • (2) Redworries
  • (2) crabs
  • (3) Bottoms
  • (1/2) bushel of grass
  • No food , no drinks, all we did was fish
  • Lots of fresh clean, cool air in our lungs
  • Relaxing morning on the water
  • Cap Don got to make the longest run made in the Lucy since they owned it
  • Cap Don was way out of his comfort zone running round all the spot numbers, but Big Lucy was his support, saying “YOU CAN DO IT” even in the fog, however the fog did make him little nervous.
  • Spending the day in the Lucy with two of the best fisherpersons me know, Big don & Big Lucy
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Don, not sure what to say about is performance, if you count the pursuit, the confidence, the where with all, the perseverance, attitude, and the overall effort, he still came up one short of being fisherperson of the day.

Oneofthepack had one, but was still short in the challenge for fisherperson of the day.

Big Lucy drew first blood with her big Redworrier, had a bite or two more, stayed in the game all the way until 2 PM,  never gave up, cast after cast, she be fisherperson of the day.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me don’t have a clue about how to fish Delacroix with present conditions, but me going to keep going until me figure them out, cause “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”!!!!!!!!!

PONDER OF THE DAY:

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of fishing.

O & A:

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

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

???????????????????????

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

3 Feb

Sweetwater Marina

!!!!!Fishing is now, definitely, worth the trip to Delacroix!!!Today, we have heard all kinds of good reports coming into Sweetwater. A lot of smiling faces that we have missed. Trout, trout, trout: reports coming in from Little Lake! Little lake is the hottest spot out of all the spots catching trout. The pictures in this report are of trout caught by customers in Little Lake. Even black drum was brought in today. If you get an opportunity, come get on the great fishing. Also, if you are looking to go red-fishing, they have been bringing in boatloads of reds. Should be good trout fishing all week in Delacroix. So, we hope to see ya here at Sweetwater!!! 

2 Feb

Sweetwater Marina

Quite a few fisherman launched, at Sweetwater today. They came in with all kinds of different reports. Some had some fish, some had a-lot of fish and some had no fish. If you like to catch speckled trout, I can give you a small tip: Little Lake has been producing some really nice speckled trout. That is right; I did say Little Lake. Two different groups caught fish over there today. One group, a husband and wife, came in with 50 speckled trout..yes 50!! Nicole confirmed it! Another group of 5 guys had 16 speckled trout and a limit of reds. They were fishing in Alligator pass. Other customers caught limits of reds in different areas of Delacroix, like the Point Fienne area. No reports from Lake John today, unexpectedly; Captain Jack thought we would hear of some reports from that area. A few other customers came in with a good load of fish. It looked like alot of fish in their ice chest, although I don’t know the exact number. They would not tell us where they went, besides saying “in the Delacroix area,” and “in the water.” Overall, on a scale from 1 to 10, I would say the fishing today was a 7. I could lie and say it was a 10, but thats just not how we roll at Sweetwater. Captain Jack just got back with a whole load of live shrimp. If I were coming fishing tomorrow, I would go around Lake John, South of Lake John (behind shrimp Lagoon and Shell Lake), Little Lake and Bay Andrew. For redfish, I would hit many spots in interior of Delacroix: Shrimp Lagoon, Shell Lake, Lake Batola, Point Fienne and Grand Lake. Im sure many of your favorite spots are producing. It should be sunny tomorrow, unlike today. The last quarter of the day the sun popped out. However, that is not the story for tomorrow. It should be sunnier tomorrow than today. Don’t forget tomorrow is our BOYCOTT THE SHITBOWL SPECIAL! Hope to see yall then!

2 Feb

Bowfishing trip Friday night.

Sever’s family trip from Fla. for Landon’s birthday it was cold and wind but we managed to find fish. Thanks guys for fishing with us.