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21 May

Lakes Pontchartrain/Borgne & Biloxi Marsh productive

This spring has been good to us at Angling Adventures, my captains and I have had good catches of Speckled Trout & Redfish.  Mary & Mike  (clients for 9 years)spent the night at my lodge, hoped in my Blue Wave just before sunup we headed to Pontchartrain to box a limit of nice Specks before lunch. Dennis & Gary (clients for 11 yrs) boxed a limit of Specks & Redfish also. Mike B came in from TX stayed in my lodge and caught a limit of nice Biloxi Marsh Redfish along with Paul & Kelly (clients for 10 years) Kel  Marchand came in with his daughter (new clients) live shrimp put 39  Specks on ice before heading back to my Spots & Dots Dock. Live Shrimp on a dropshot rig caught most of the trout. Some caught on plastics on a Golden Eye jig with plastics Gulp, Dudley or Matrix.

I have several boats to handle your family and friends or corporate clients & coworkers. On site accommodations & Guaranteed fish & fun !!!  Call, Click or text to book your Angling Adventure 985-781-7811  Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo

20 May

Fishing Magician

Another great day on the water! Today we fished with Matt Brown and his family and friends. Captain Jason help me with the group we both had to go deep into the Biloxi Marsh. All the guys limited out, catching  50 beautiful redfish. All the redfishand were caught 2 feet under a popping cork using or favorite Campo’s live shrimp.  I have a couple of days open this week so call today to book your charter.

If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one!

Captain Johnny Nunez

504-239-3159

20 May

Fishing Magician

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of fishing with a group from United Rentals. The wind blowing hard and the water muddy so we decided to fish the redfish. We fished edge of the Biloxi Marsh catching all limit of 25 redfish. The fish were caught two feet on a popping cork using Campos live shrimp. Today, will be back out catching speckled trout.

If you want to catch some fish and have some fun fishing magician Charters is definitely the one.

Captain Johnny​ Nunez

504-239-3159

Fishing Reports

21May

Lakes Pontchartrain/Borgne & Biloxi Marsh productive

This spring has been good to us at Angling Adventures, my captains and I have had good catches of Speckled Trout & Redfish.  Mary & Mike  (clients for 9 years)spent the night at my lodge, hoped in my Blue Wave just before sunup we headed to Pontchartrain to box a limit of nice Specks before lunch. Dennis & Gary (clients for 11 yrs) boxed a limit of Specks & Redfish also. Mike B came in from TX stayed in my lodge and caught a limit of nice Biloxi Marsh Redfish along with Paul & Kelly (clients for 10 years) Kel  Marchand came in with his daughter (new clients) live shrimp put 39  Specks on ice before heading back to my Spots & Dots Dock. Live Shrimp on a dropshot rig caught most of the trout. Some caught on plastics on a Golden Eye jig with plastics Gulp, Dudley or Matrix. I have several boats to handle your family and friends or corporate clients & coworkers. On site accommodations & Guaranteed fish & fun !!!  Call, Click or text to book your Angling Adventure 985-781-7811  Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo
20May

Fishing Magician

Another great day on the water! Today we fished with Matt Brown and his family and friends. Captain Jason help me with the group we both had to go deep into the Biloxi Marsh. All the guys limited out, catching  50 beautiful redfish. All the redfishand were caught 2 feet under a popping cork using or favorite Campo's live shrimp.  I have a couple of days open this week so call today to book your charter. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one! Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159
20May

Fishing Magician

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of fishing with a group from United Rentals. The wind blowing hard and the water muddy so we decided to fish the redfish. We fished edge of the Biloxi Marsh catching all limit of 25 redfish. The fish were caught two feet on a popping cork using Campos live shrimp. Today, will be back out catching speckled trout. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun fishing magician Charters is definitely the one. Captain Johnny​ Nunez 504-239-3159
20May

Wind & Fin day down Delacroix way

TEAM JO-JO:

  Team Jo-Jo decided to go out and fight the winds another day, Big Bud, (aka Eastofmrgo) & Oneofthepack , (Big Ron (aka Wildman, aka Dago) decided to wait for better conditions and requested leave of action for the trip, which was granted so he was not AWOL) braved the winds Friday.  

SIGNS:

 
  • Thursday Oneofthepack decided to skip fishing, (hard decisions) and attend the graduation of Vienne, (5 Granddaughterofthepack) to kindergarten. Loveofthepack & Oneofthepack got their early and had front row seats, saved one for Daughterofthepack and son-in-lawofthepack, but me had to give up mind for neighbor who came to see Vienne graduate.
As Vienne came in, (she so pretty) and made her way up front in her position, she immediately saw Mimi, mom, dad & Stephani, but no Pawpaw, her little face was wondering all over the room looking for her pawpaw. Then she saw me waving in the back her little face lite up and she started waving back along with a BIG smile, right then and their me knew me made the right decision to skip fishing, and ALL the next times their won’t even have to be a decision made, me know where me will be.
  • After graduation, me called Big Andrew, he and I agreed to take a ride to Big T-Doc so me could drop of the (2) broken poles, thought he may be able to use the parts on the poles.
  • Made a stop at Big GUS tackle shop, had all 5 reels spooled up with 6 # power pro, (SEE PICTURE OF HOW NOT TO HANDLE POWER PRO) and bought a replacement rod, (St Croix for broken rods) got a deal on the rod.
  • Now back to (5) rods to have on board the Bay Flat Sr for Oneofthepack and guest to use.
  • Friday morning up early 3:15 AM for a 4:00 Am meet up with Big Bud at Waffle House in Oak Harbor. Quickly loaded up the FORD transporter and us on our way.
  • No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90
  • Not many boast on Hwy, gas stations, or launches
  • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, and Last Stop food store
  • Check point Abel, water still up
  • Check point Bravo water falling at Reggio Canal
  • Reached the home of the Bay Flat Sr, not much gear did not take long to load all in her.
  • Yamaha Dream Machine, like usual one turn of the key and she ready, willing and able to make our day
  • Motored over to Lionel’s, waived as we passed by, had all we needed on board
  • Off to spot # 64 to start our day
 

CONDITIONS:

 
  • Perfect
  • E.S.E. wind 22-25 mph steady all day
  • Sunny with a few clouds
  • Mild temps, wind kept us cool
  • Water level up 6”
  • Water temp 81.8 F
  • Caught the tail end of a falling tide, with the east wind it did not take long for it to turn around, came in the rest of the day.
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a strong looking 3, not bad at all, as the water started to come in, it got little dirty.
  • Only saw one boat in the area we fishing, zone 1 on the map.
  • Plenty of bait in the water

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

 
    • Be safe
    • Have fun
    • Put some run time on the Yamaha Dream Machine
    • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments. Both physical, & mental
    • We set our goal of 15 fish for the day
    • Fixed the Bay Flat Sr wind shield, it need all the screws to be tighten up, Big Bud real handy with a screw driver.
  • Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:    
 
  •  
  1. WIND AT YOUR BACK: (E.S.E. at 22-25, me getting use to fishing the wind. We even found another great spot, (out of easterly wind, 10-12 feet of water, off a point, and good moving water) to fish, plus it is a good location to do the Oak River Troll. We have a lot of spot numbers good for an easterly wind, both in zone 2 & 1, so todays wind not a problem for the most part.)
  2. MOVING WATER: (Tail end of a falling tide in the morning, quickly came in, this perfect for fishing, love fishing the changing of a tide. The action started around 9:30 AM the Silverwodners got lively and started to attack the Matrix Shad Lemon drop. Our last spot we stopped we kept trying to go home, but every pass, (doing the Oak River Troll) we made we caught a fish. Ask me, Bud how can we leave with the bites on, but after going through 2 wind knots in a row, me said it is time to go, we stopped fishing around 12:010 PM)
 
  1. WATER CALRITY: (A strong 3 in me book is a very fishable clarity anytime, we did not make it to zone 1 to see what the water looked like, did not want to fight the waves to go father out, plus we had some action where we were at.
 
  1. HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 18 crazy (5) minutes, # 61 C (crazy 5 minutes), we only found 2 spots where we had multiple bites / catches. Me mention to Big Bud me think the schools of fish is over, and me think todays catch would be considered a good catch for this time of the year.)
 
  1. PATIENTS: (Took a while for the action to get started, Big Bud had (1) red and 3 Silverwodners before Oneofthepack even got a bite, so me had some patients today. But the fixing of the wind shield keep us active * helped us pass the time away for a while. And our last stop was the most action of the day, we even had a double hook doing the Oak River Troll.)
 
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (5) Silverwodners
  • Oak River Troll (ORT) (11) Silverwonders, Big Bud and me where drifting, (ORT) a 10 foot section both in spot # 18E & 64, the Silverwodners where in that one spot. We would run up wind turn around and drift (ORT) over the same spot, did this till they stopped hitting?
  • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try
  • Cork Nothing
  • Dead bait none
  • Live bait none
 

lure du jour:

 
  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook. (2)reds, (4) Silverwodners
 
  • 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, caught ALL other fishes.
 

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

  Spot # 64 (arrived at 6:28 AM), 64C, 64, 64A, 64 (1) t, 61C, 18E (9) t, 61C, 64C, 64 (6) t, stopped fishing at 12:20 PM turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a bumpy ride across Grand Lake.    

OUR REWARD:

 
  • Lived to fish another day
  • (17 ) Silverwonders (6) throw backs
  • (4) Reds (3) throw backs
  • (1) Stripe Bass
  • (1) Freshwater Cat
  • (1) Sting Ray
  • (1) Clam
  • (2) Sticks
  • (1) Bushel of grass
  • Missed at the boat
      • (5) NMR Silverwodners by me, meself, and I, and I did it 3 times
      • (1) Bass
      • (2) Stripe Bass
      • (1) Oyster Shell
      • (1/4) bushel of grass
  • Spending the morning on the water in the wind with one of the best fisherpersons me know, we did not get tangled up one time. Even when we both threw in the same spot, did the (ORT) on the same side of the boat, or threw over each other, it just flowed and not once did our lines touch.
  • Got the much needed and well deserved therapy me seek on / at every trip, it is better than a week supply of pain / anxiety pills, (prescription of course).
  • Got to go to Big MaryAnn’s art exhibit, me got to see a lot of art, but me told her did not see any wildlife art / paintings. Seems at the art school you can only paint live exhibits. Me asked what about all those nude paintings, live says she, me think me might take up art, and bring me gold fish to the class.
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

  Oneofthepack’ S concern for the day was that me was going to get skunked, Big Bud caught all fish, save (4) Silverwodners, and (1) red, he fisherperson of the day. Like Big Andrew always says he, “If you cannot catch, got with those who can” me think that will be me new motto.  

SUGGESTIONS:

 
  • Grandkids come first
  • Water looks good, wind a small problem, nice (NMR) Silverwonders are out and about, all you need to do is go out and make it happen.
  • Live shrimp might be the trick
  • Me still looking to buy some live croakers, any suggestions????????
  • Just do it

PONDER OF THE DAY:

  One must fish to catch, and not catch to fish.  

FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:

  Me going to try, (one day next week) and get Big Ronnie out and about, hope to see all you fisherpersons out and about too, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
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