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Report by Irfan

Hi   I just Love this Website


“Merry Christmas” to all and to all a good night


In response to Mike Lane Mike,Great thanks for providing this site and allowing me to express my literary urges. SO wonderful of you to get up and running post Katrina. Most grateful GlennB


Made a hunt today on the Maurepas WMA. Went with a couple friends, we all take a stand, and see what walks by. A friend’s grandson, 12, was on a stand and shot a spike at about 7am. 2 shots, he saw it drop. Next thing boggles the mind. Another hunter appears in the swamp, and proceeds to drag the deer out. 2 other guys with us saw this, and yelled at the guy, who kept on walking, jumped in a boat, and took off down the go-devil run. Shame on this idiot for stealing this boy’s FIRST DEER!! but ya know what? this idiot will brag, and he will be found out, and I will put it on every website I know!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a good suspicion he is from Livingston Parish, and launched at Shell Bank Bayou.

Capt.Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Charters

All of us (Capt.James,Capt.Mike H.,Capt.Beau Jr.,Capt.Mike K.,Capt.Beau Sr.,Capt.Phil., and Beth) here at Capt.Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Charters would like to WISH EVERYONE HERE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! God Bless Capt.Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Team


Anyone have the full story on the guy that got lost in the Pearl River mgmt area Saturday night.  Sheriffs were out Sunday morning at daylight when they found him on oil well road.  Don’t know how this happened.

Capt. Charlie Thomason

I want to personally wish all of you on RodnReel a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Thanks for all of the help and business this past year and helping us all in St. Bernard to get our feet back under us. From Capt. Shane Robin, my wife Lexie, Grace and Ella and myself I hope all of you enjoy your friends and family this holiday season. Capt. Charlie Thomason

Chocolate Head

In response to Ben DITTO.  I’ve been hunting out there the past few years with good to great success.  I only went out once and came back very discouraged due to the amount out inconsiderate people out there.  I saw plenty of birds and had good numbers work us, but were scared off between sky busting and someone else’s mallard call.  There are definitely more people out there than in years past.   IF I go back, and that’s a big IF, I’ll try to hunt one of the weekdays that they are open.  


In response to Capt Moore/ Fish with the king Frank,So glad you are back in the saddle after Katrin woes.Your persistence in retrieving your boat and returning your services to your loyal clientel is what makes one proud of your tough Louisiana die hards. Merry CHristmas PS As I’m sure you know ROZ is the best!!! GlennB

Fishing Reports


Sweetwater Marina

Slow day down at Sweetwater. As far as the fishing, that wasn't so slow. Three to four people had limits, and some people had close to limits. Most of the people caught some fish, overall. They may have had a couple strikeouts. We are going to have some live bait tomorrow. Did you hear that.. we said...SOME. First come..first served. So, get here early. We do have some cocahoe's. They work, of course not as well as the live shrimp...but they will do the job. 47 trout caught by Mr. fontanel and his son at the mouth of Bayou Tere Bouef, where it meets Black Bay. The picture attached was sent in by Mr. Fontanel. We would love it for our customers to send in any pictures with reports, if launched at Sweetwater. We like to stay updated, on our customers fishing experience day to day here at Sweetwater. We would love to include you in our post. Please message us pictures and anything you have to say about your day fishing out of Sweetwater. Lake Campo and Petanne Lagoon are some other spots customers did well in. Anyways, that's all we have to report tonight from here at Sweetwater. We can't wait to see you on your next visit...hopefully soon! Don't put off the won't regret the trip. Also, if you need lodging or a and book asap..we are approaching busy, make sure your reserve your dates. We appreciate each and every one of our customers..see y'all soon! We do have one boat shed left available! Book it now, before it's gone! $200 per month! Includes: water, electricity and free launches! Call 504-342-2368. Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water. We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- Our charter trips are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don't have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-We have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! We have the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), a griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there are two sofas (one's a sofa sleeper) and a television with cable! There is a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So..don't pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, comfy lodge. We do offer two bedroom lodging with a full kitchen for $214 per night! They are set up a little bit differently. They are more spacious. Call with any questions or to reserve your spot!

Big William Delacroix bound


Called (3) potential first mates for a Wednesday trip, but one after another said they could not make it, me took this as a sign and past on going Wednesday, but me knew it would be hard for me to make it to Saturday before going fishing.   Not sure what Saturday would look like (re: weather) so me called one of the bet fisherperson me know, Big William, (aka Oneofthepack2) me was lucky caught him between baseball, basketball, and other tournaments with a free Saturday, say he yessum to a trip today.


  • Turned down 3 times to fish Wednesday, now that a sign
  • Wednesday night play at Sanger Phantom of something
  • Thursday passed on fishing
  • Friday AM speech meet at school, Big Ronin received an excellent award. Mad dash to Gymnastic meet, Big Ronin came in 6th overall and made the regional team going to Florida, she be one flexible lady with built in power battery. Now on a quick run to Northshore HAB crawfish boil, picked up Big Andrew on the way, made it to the boil just as they were bringing out the last pot of crawfish, finally made it home around 9:30 what a day.
  • Got to talk to Big Kenny, we talked a lot of fishing and before we knew it we had a trip plan for Sunday, told him Big Bud will be joining us.
  • Big William spent the night, sleep with Meme, we up at 5:30 Am to start out day
  • No Wildlife sighting along Hwy 11 or 90 nothing not even a DOA
  • No boats on Hwy, gas stations, and / or boat launches
  • Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel and Last Stop food store
  • Big William and Oneofthepack on a mission to seek out the elusive Silverwonder
  • Check Point Able, water normal
  • Check point Bravo no water moving at Reggio canal, not good
  • Made it to Bay Flat Sr, gave the safety speech to Big William, loaded up the Aby Flat Sr, Yamaha Dream Machine hot to trot, off we gone.
  • Quick stop at Lionel’s for some ice & dead shrimp
  • Now quick run to spot # 51 C to start our day.


  • Perfect
  • Wind calm, 9:20 AM S.S.W. Wind 15-20 mph blow she did
  • Sunny & clear, around 10:50 AM clouds moving in for the S.W. temperature dropped
  • Drove FORD transporter through 3 rain clouds, short down pours on the way home
  • Mild temps, warm, cool, took off Jump suit around 10 Am, me thought me was going to have to put it back on, but did not.
  • Water temp 67.3F
  • Water level normal
  • Tide falling hard all day, hope they still have some water tomorrow
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, looked good
  • Plenty of boats out and about, Lake John area well represented by the fleet.
  • Nat’s gave us a run for our money to the wind picked up


  • 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 to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders.
  • Give spots % 51A, B, C, D another try, been a producer for us in past trips
  • Get Big William some fishing time, need to get him in shape for our trip with Big Dale & ty, last time out Big William was fisherperson of the day, we hope our team can have a repeat
  • Educate Big William on operating the Bay Flat Sr, me explain all the instruments and what they do / info they provide. Went over the throttle operation, (forward, natural, and reverse) of the Yamaha Dream Machine, explain the key function, and that of the kill switch.
  • Expose Big William to slow speed operation, and then we did a high speed, (25-28 MPH) run to the Twin Pipeline, Pawpaw had the kill switch lanyard in me hand all the way.
  • Big William executed (3) high speed turns during our run from main bayou to twin pipeline
  • Next up docking training
  • Me think (8) more trips out and he will be able to take the helm where me have some confidence in his abilities of operating the Bay Flat Sr.
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (What wind, calm it be, than decided to blow, we had a few spots with wind at our back, but no bites. As for Oak River Troll tide and wind gong in opposite directions, not good, so we did the Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) to catch what we caught)
  • MOVING WATER: (Tide falling all morning, nice and strong, at cocked down points it moving too fast, lure was going 1-2 MPH along the bottom with current. Moving water not our challenge for today it be good)
  • WATER CALRITY: (This to not a challenge, as the water (not as good as last time) still looked good, but it had a brown look to it, very fishable / catchable it be)
  • HOLDING FISH: (spot # 51D caught all fish their)
  • PATIENTS: ( Need a lot today, but the Nat’s made us forget all about the Silverwodners not wanting to come out and play, both Big William and Oneofthepack accepted the challenge and kept plugging away at them.)
  • SKILL: (What is that, we concentrated on the (RORT) technique, actual conditions dictated this technique to be our choice for the day)
  • LUCK: (We did not get wet, and caught of limit for the day)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(1) FLUTTERBY
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
  • Cork ……..DID NOT TRY
  • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A
  • Dead bait………(1) FLUTTERBY
  • Live bait…………………NONE


  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….ALL SILVERWONDER CAUGHT ON BEETEL
  • 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……………DID NOT TRY
  • 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


Spot # 51 D (7) t, 51A, B, C, 50, 54, 53, R1A, R1, stopped fishing at 11:10 AM had to be home early for dinner date with Sonofthepack.


  • Lived to fish another day
  • (7) Silverwonders, 3 throw backs
  • (1) Flutterby
  • (3) bottoms
  • (3) popped lines
  • (3) Oyster shells
  • (1) Bushel of grass
  • Great sandwiches & drinks as prepared by Big William, good job big guy, but you did not have to wat all of them yourself
  • Got to try out our Nat’s hear
  • Had the surgical gloves if needed to keep the Nat’s off our hands
  • Sharing me boatmanship with Grandsonofthepack
  • Spending time on the water with Big William, priceless, me now he is a good basketball player, good basketball player, and with all that talent, me know he will be one of the best , if not the best fisherperson me know.
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.


Me think Oneoftheapck2 pulled it off on again today, he caught the biggest catch of the day, lost the biggest Silverwonder at the boat, and managed to bring in a couple throwbacks too, he be the fisherperson of the day.


Don’t know what to suggest, but me going back out in the AM and possibly make the same wrong decision we made today, second time may be the charm. Might want to get a late start and fish the incoming tide, if they have one.


Sea sickness is that feeling you get every month when the fishing rig payment is due.

O & A:

How do you know you are paying too much for a lure?


Big Bud had to cancelled, but Big Kenny called and he in for the challenge, our start of the day will be at Waffle House in Oak Harbor, me hope me can make better decision tomorrow, until then: Good Fishing Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sheepshead Roundup

Nine times out of ten when the weather forecast is wrong, it's usually for the worst. Today was an exception where the forecast was terrible and actual conditions were near perfect. My crew from Houston was at the camp in Dulac for Carter's birthday. Carter and his buddies wanted to drop the hammer on some fish. With the calm conditions, we were able to run offshore to the sheepshead dungeon. In minutes all three boys were bowed up on monster sheep. Every hooked fish had 2-4 other fish behind it. These sheep were pretty worked up and in a about an hour we had the cooler and livewell full. When the smoke cleared we went in search of speckled trout but none were to be found. Although it's still early, we should be seeing a few trout showing up. But the water seemed devoid of life everywhere we went. No bait, no birds, no nothing. I hope those trout are out there somewhere and on their way.

Video / Capt. Jody Donewar

Andy Hill landing a pretty southeast, LA Red Fish while fishing with his family on a guided fishing trip with Capt. Jody Donewar
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