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    By creatify on June 17, 2009
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    Crappie in the early Morning! I have been hitting my gravel pit about 0630 every morning & hammering the white perch! They are chasing the shad up & down the bank; while the shad are spawning. I have caught several 15″ & 16″ slabs that run about 2 to 2& 1/2# ; using road runner jigs in 1/16 oz. weight with mini assassin tails in either white or chartruse. I am always off of the water by about 8; it is too hot after that; the water temp. is about 87 early; then gets up to about 91! Folks; that is bath water!

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    16Jan

    Sweetwater Marina

    Who dat baby🖤💛🏈...boy was that a heart breaker yesterday or what?!?💔😢 But..We played tough and hard. Captain Jack says he can't wait for next year. As far as the Marina business, it's been sucking this winter due to the weather. The redfishing has been pretty good. However, the trout fishing hasn't been to good since Captain Jack & I (Sierra) went out this past Thursday. This has been one of the craziest and coldest winters Captain Jack says he can remember. ❄️🌨We are waiting for the thaw to come🌥⛅️🌤☀️, so the trout 🐟 will go back to biting. The trout are there; they are just laid on the bottom getting leech bites. Sorry about the no live shrimp. That's about to change here in the next week. Like we said before our shrimper is getting his other motor put on his boat (his other one broke) (then he got the flu 🤧😷). So, he should be back at it by next week 🦐. Not that the live shrimp would've done us much good, because the water is too cold for the trout to bite. I'm sure the weather will break, the water will warm back up and things will get good again. This time of the year...Delacroix is known for its fantastic trout fishing..just waiting on the weather to cooperate and go back to normal. Everyone pray 🙏🏻 let it warm back up, so we can fish, fish, fish! It's suppose to warm up to 74 Sunday...so maybe we can all make it out then. We do have boat sheds available. Call to ask questions or reserve one 504-342-2368. When we have one open, it doesn't last long. We only have a few that people rotate in and out of. Most of our boat shed customers are long term. They each have water and electricity going to them. Once they are gone..they are gone. Book now! Also, our lodging has some openings. But you know how it goes...it books quick, when the weather is its normal self! If you need specific dates, don't wait to reserve your room. Here at Sweetwater we keep it professional, safe, clean and comfortable for all of our guest. You have your own privacy. It's in the most convenient location...right across from our Marina and Bayou Gentilly. So easy. If you stay with us, you get free launches and can keep your boat in the water overnight. Also, each room comes with its own parking space underneath (reserved only for you). We have it all right here at Sweetwater. You can call 504-342-2368 with any questions or to reserve your dates today. We do have charters available. Our captains will make sure you return happy and with a box full of fish. You won't regret a guided charter trip. They are made for you to relax for a day on the water, let the captains take control, let them put you on the fish and untangle anything you mess up...you won't have to waste your time worrying about unhooking the fish or anything. You'll get an experience of a lifetime and memories that last forever. Book today. We can't wait to see you here at Sweetwater...no matter what it's for! We love, appreciate and care for each of our customers. Don't forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see the guys after a long day of fishing...relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! 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- 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! They are in 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), 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 is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don't pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, comfy lodge. Remember..we can't wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina!
    14Jan

    PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

    MORE GREAT TRIPS FOR REDS... This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of guiding the Maeshack brothers, first time customers from the Shreveport area. John, Janneh, Dennis, and Jonathan joined me for a day of fishing and found the redfish hungry and ready to bite. Things started a bit slow but as the day warmed things improved or maybe we just found them stacked up. Whatever the case, we completed a limit of nice reds around noon on Tuesday. We then tried a few spots for sheepshead and drum but found none of the striped fish that wanted to join the party. Nothing to complain about though, with the reds that were on ice. Also a bunch more were caught and released while looking for the bonus fish so lots of action on this day. On Wednesday, John and Janneh joined me for a second day of fishing. Unfortunately, Dennis and Jonathan had to return to work and were not able to stay and fish. The redfish were plentiful again on this day and it only took one stop to boat a 3 man limit. We were even more determined to find some bonus fish on day 2 but only managed to find one sheepshead and one bass to add to the box of redfish. A bunch more reds were released after our limit was reached so lots of fish catches were recorded on this trip as well. I want to thank all of the Maeshack brothers for day one and John and Janneh for day 2 of their trip, 2 great days on the water spent with good people. I  look forward to future trips with this crew! LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR JANUARY SO GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS! THE REDS ARE THRIVING THIS WINTER IN THE COLD.   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    
    14Jan

    PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

    REDFISH STILL BITING... On Thursday I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Paul Collins and his daughter Calli from the Houston area, who had a swim meet in Baton Rouge this weekend. Paul had fished with a group a while back and showed Calli some pictures from the trip so she was excited about coming to fish with us.  She fishes a good bit back home and after a few instructions was casting the spinning reels with ease. Quite the competitor, Calli did a great job on the hard fighting redfish and she also landed the only sheepshead for the day, impressive for a young lady only eight years old. Paul and Calli enjoyed  some of the redfish and the sheepshead at Voleo's for dinner after the charter, a great way to end the day. Thanks again to Paul and Calli for another great day on the water spent with good people. I look forward to their return! LOTS OF OPENINGS RIGHT NOW SO COME ON DOWN AND ENJOY SOME FANTASTIC WINTER FISHING!   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    
    14Jan

    Team Jo-Jo 2017 year end review

    Team Jo-Jo / Oneofthepack (Snap shot) of fish diary:   Total years monitored:                  32                          (1986 to 2017 & counting) Avg. # of trips/year:                        54.91                    (Since retirement Avg. trips / year increased by 45-50%) T.T. fish caught:                               68,038.00            approximately (95% Silverwonders) (96% caught Delacroix) Avg. fish caught/year:                    2,126.19              (Best years 2009 (4,125) & 2015 (4,447)) Avg. fish / trip:                                 38.72                    (Best years 2995 (61.57) & 2009 (63.46)   Noted influences on fishing & catching:  
    • 10-3-87 heard (Delacroix Bayou Gently) story of a 6’-6 “ 212# Tarpon going through a butter fly net and into the boat
    • 11/8/87 new law 12” size limit on Silverwonders
    • 12-22-89 hard freeze fish kill
    • 12/29/90 Hard freeze fish kill
    • 8-11-91 bought Sonofthepack a 9.5 motor & flat fish Chef area
    • 10/19/91 bought new flat for Sonofthepack, he and Big Mark limited out on Silverwonders
    • On their madden voyage to Delacroix
    • 1993 Caernarvon Siphon open
    • 4/23/93 Queen Jo-Jo Marie Laveau (aka Jo-Jo borne 3-5-93 white female Labrador) she be Sonofthepack duck hunting partner and me fishing partner for 13 years.
    • 2005 Hurricane Katrine
    • Mardi Gras Pass developed Pointe Ala Hache (Don’t know the history and / or time line)
    • 2008 March open spillway
    • 2010 hard freeze fish kill
    • 2011 Deep water Horizon
    • 2013 Retire fish more / work less
    • 2016 open spill way 1-10-16
      Having a history of your catches, and when coupled with a diary narrative of the particulars of every trip, me feel is advantages for various reasons:
    • History / Intel from past trip can be used to help plan / strategized your future trips, techniques & presentation.
    • Allows you to share actual real time conditions / success and pertinent Intel / info with your team and fellow fisherpersons in a timely manner.
    • Its your score card, it represents the fair / good / best success of your past trips, might even help you from not making the same mistakes twice and help you duplicate your success of the best trips.
    • You can compare past weather conditions, tides, water clarity, winds, etc. (re: the 7 criteria of catching) and see how you strategized, what techniques you used to fish those various conditions.
    • You can compare what baits work best on each trip, presentations of bait too.
    • It also acts as a dairy for when you lose some desire, (i.e. age / health / etc.) to go fish, you can always go back and review past trips from years gone by and relive them, having pictures to support those trips is a BIG plus. This be the time in life me think more about this advantage of a diary.
    • One other thing me think a diary is good for, when your son, daughter, grandkids, nieces & nephews, family wonder what you enjoyed in life, they will have a fair accurate understanding of what it was, and have plenty pictures of the trips and fisherperson on them with you.
    Me have (2) volume book diaries full of hand written Intel /dated / notes / etc., started doing this in 1984. After 2005 (Katrina) me started to post trip Intel on rodnreel.com along with pictures, and me now save each post for future review / reference. As me was putting this post together, me saw then in the late 70’s and into the 80’s the Bulk Terminal was a favorite honey hole for me. Technique was sliding corks, (have not used them in years) and live shrimp. Back then me had a 25 foot trawl, pull, (Dyke canal, and/or mouth racing boat ally up or down Bayou Bienvenue) it for 10-15 minutes caught 200-300 shrimp and that be me bait for the day.   Technique was to drop bow anchor in 25-30 feet of water back down on Chalmette side of Intercostal into 3-4 feet of  drop stern anchor, than pull be out to where me startled the drop off around 15 feet, lock both anchors down to stay in that position.   Me would fish with 3 poles, each set at different depths, 8, 10, and 12 feet once me got a hit me would set all 3 rods to that depth. Me also had a 4th rig for fishing with lures to paces the time away while waiting for the Silverwonders to turn on.   At me honey hole across from Bulk Terminal me was introduce to the slaughter pole technique of fishing, me mean catching. It was a 16 foot fiberglass pole that telescoped out from 6 feet to 16 feet. It was rigged with 60# mono, sliding sinker ½ oz., and 12-16 “leader, a hook, and live shrimp was the bait. Me watch a fishermen and his fisherperson load the boat up with BIG Silverwonders. They called me over, but me told them me just wanted to watch, latter they told me and showed me their technique / rig. Needless to say me bought one the next day, had a little success but not enough for me to use all the time. Did catch a BIG jack fish on it, what a fight it was.   Hope you enjoyed me memory lane, also hope you too will start your own diary & picture for you’re and others reviewing pleasures, be out on the water soon, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-jo & Oneofthepack
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