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14 Jan

Mission Possible Delacroix Way

TEAM JO-JO:

It been awhile since me been to Delacroix, so me called me first mate Big Don to see if he wanted to challenge the weather, water, and lack of fish down in our Disney Worilds known as Delacroix Island Monday, yessum says he, ready when you are.

SIGNS:

  • Saints come from behind to win, now me feel like anything possible, even catching fish down at Delacroix.
  • N.W. wind 10-15 mph, me concerned about having any water to fish in, me begging to wonder about me decision to go.
  • Our meet up schedule for 5:30 AM at Team Jo-Jo’s official meeting place, Waffle House in Chalmette
  • Had some extra gear today, me brought me (2) brand new boat seats that Santa gave me for the Bay Flat Sr, just want to give a shout out to Santa, whomever he / she be, they look good and feel good, thanks.
  • Finally, just west of the Hwy 90 & 11 junction me saw me first rabbit, (it has been over a year plus since me saw one) he came from my right, ran to the center of Hwy. turned at white dotted line in middle of Hwy. Me swerved to the left, ran over him, but did not make contact, me looked at me side mirror, me could see him high tailing it across the Hwy to the south side, safe and happy, this be a great sign.
  • Not any boats on Hwy, gas stations, and/or boat launches, this not a good sign at all.
  • Mage me way into the Waffle House, got me usual, big bowl of grits and coffee, me was early so me decided to get something to eat to curb me hungry on the water.
  • Loaded up all Big Don gear into the FORD transporter, off we go.
  • Passed on McDonnel, and Last Stop food store, once again not much activity at either location
  • Check point Able, water level looking good, a little high if anything
  • Check point Bravo, no water moving at Reggio canal, this not a good sign
  • Arrived at the home of the Bay Flat Sr, first thing me do was to swap out the boat chairs give her a little class, me think she also needs a face lift from bow to stern.
  • Loaded all our gear, turn the key and the Yamaha Dream Machine fired right up, she no cold nature girl.
  • Motored down to Lionel’s for some go juice & ice, went in to pay and Big Joan says Tubby, (that be me) where you going?????? Fishing says me, got a chuckle out the 3-4 men in the room along with an eye roll from Big Joan………Note me said fishing, did not say catching.
  • All wanted to let me now it was going to be cold out there, lie me like says me, my kind of weather.
  • Off to Spot # 18 on the map to start our day, this spot perfect for a strong N.N.W. wind.

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • N.W wind steady as she blew at 16-18 MPH
  • Overcast cloudy morning
  • Cold temps, jump suite not enough, put rain coat on to keep the wind off me, and to stop it from passing right through me, cold, cold,
  • Water level up 4-6”
  • Water temp 47.8F than 50.1F
  • Tide falling, not sure if was a tide or the wind moving the water
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 2 plus, bad, bad, bad
  • No boats out, none, (we be the lone wolf) not even any commercial boats, all me could think and say was me real glad me have Yamaha Dream Machine, and how me had that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing me have Seatow covering me back.
  • Did me mention it was cold

 

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.
  • Fish spot numbers that where favorable with the N.N.W wind
  • Try new spots that where compatible with N.N.W wind
  • Challenge mother nature see if we could find the combination to the Redworries honey hole
  • Try to find at least one elusive Silverwonder
  • Dance with the Redworries
  • Learn what learn can of fishing N.W. wind
  • Very, very low expectations of catching today, but our odds tripled when me saw the rabbit.
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Fished with bait, wind not much of a factor, other than it made us cold, and uncomfortable
  • MOVING WATER: (Going in the direction of out, not sure if it was a tide, or just the wind pushing the water, but in any case we had plenty moving water, moving best where the bayou / channel choked down.)
  • WATER CALRITY: (Not good, not good, looking worst and worst each time me go out. Hope River will drop and the Mardi Grass pass will stop dumping river water into Delacroix area.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (Spot  60 Caught all Redworries right their
  • PATIENTS: ( Had / hit a few dry holes first, but those where early, and the suspense kept us interested and always looked forward tot eh next ole, but once we hit Spot # 60 B it was on, on, on on.)
  • SKILL: (Knowledge, just started fishing spot # 60 B may be 3 years ago, one year it was a gold mine, but that was it. However the last time out me caught a Redworrier on an H&H purple beetle, on a lure me said, so decided to give it a try this time, very good move it be.)
  • LUCK: (We did not have to call SeaTwo, but the true luck we had that option to do so if needed)
  • 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)……………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………NONE
  • Live bait…………………ALL FISH CAUGHT WITH DEAD BAIT, SHRIMP LOOKED LIKE GRASS SHRIMP, BUT THE Redworries did not mind, me glad Big Don brought them along with us.)

·      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
  • Dead Shrimp………………. Strung on a ¼ oz. H&H round jig head w/gold hook, (no tails) throw out and hold on, work it along the bottom over the oyster shells. We fishing in 3 to 3 ½ feet of water, tide going right to left.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

#18C, 17A, 20, 21, 22, 60, 60B (12)r, stopped fishing at 10:00 AM, turned the Bay Flat Sr west than north for a real 30 minute bumpy ride back to her home slip.

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (0) Silverwonders, they still very elusive
  • (12) NMR Redworries
  • (2) Bottoms
  • No popped lines
  • (1/2) Bushel of grass
  • (2) tangled lines
  • Cold fresh air for our lungs
  • Air was much more cool & fresh going 25 mph, into a 16 mph head wind, what a thrill, what a feel
  • Windblown face look
  • Windblown hair look
  • Confirmed our “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” theory / motto
  • Got plenty salad ingredients for Big Lucy’s salads
  • Seeing all the ducks, they were out in full force, flock after flock getting up as we ran around, season must be closed!!!!
  • Seeing huge flocks of BIG white Pelicans, must have been 50 tom75 white Pelicans along the shore line in different areas.
  • Installed & got to use me new boat chairs
  • Be on a journey with one of the best fisherperson me know, that be Big Don, he was a very eager, optimistic, undaunting fisherperson today, down to the last minute of not catching anything, not even a bite, but fish on did he!!!!!
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

No contest, Big Don caught the first & last, he also caught (7) of the Redworries, he was on a Redworrier roll, not for him Oneofthepack would have threw the towel in at the Waffle House, Big don be fisherperson of the day with exclamations points!!!!!!!!

SUGGESTIONS:

Ye who waits for fair weather day to come out and fish, can only wish and not experience the bliss.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

I tell you, fishing in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane.

O & A:

Doesn’t “catching the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

Nothing plan, we just going to wing it like the ducks do.

 

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

12 Jan

Friday & Lake P

TEAM JO-JO:

After a little 5 ½  hour road trip today, and a stop or too along the way, me made it home just in time to plan an evening trip on Lake P. When you need a first mate quickly, who you goanna call, Big PJ be the one. One call that’s all, me popped the question, yessum says Big PJ, pick you up at 3 says me. This be the quickest me ever put a trip together in a long time, pursued it with the hopes of some BIG girls that wanted to join us for a sun set viewing on Lake P.

SIGNS:

  • Needed some relaxing time
  • Bay Flat Jr was loaded and ready to go she always be on standby for a quick outing
  • 3 PM meet up, Big PJ 3 minutes late, me tell him we don’t have much time, darkest comes quickly this time of year
  • Had one other boat launched, me felt good about this, we not the only nuts trying to go fish this evening
  • Yamaha Nightmare Machine was just that took 10-12 pulls to get her started, cold nature lady she be, but once you got her hot, she good for all day.
  • 3:16 PM we in the honey hole, trolling away along the trestles

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • East wind 8-10 MPH steady all evening
  • 5 to 2 foot rollers coming through the trestles, real nice it be
  • Sunny & clear
  • Cool temps, jump suite much appreciated
  • Water level down 10-14”
  • Water temp 56.0F
  • Tide rising all evening , we could see our lines working away from the trestles
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a weak minus 3 somewhat clear but very sandy looking
  • We had the whole Lake P to ourselves, we could troll anywhere we wanted and not be interrupted on the North / south side, and / or the west / east side from Northshore to south shore, it be wide open.
  • Not many Loons out and about, this be a bad sign, we saw 2 or 3 along the trestles
  • Very relaxing, quiet, soothing, peaceful, beautiful evening with one hell of a sun set.

 

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare 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.
  • Get some fishing time in before the weekend, seems the weather may not be at its best for fishing
  • Learn what learn can about fishing Lake P, and the secrets of trolling the trestles
  • Me was looking to meet another one of those BIG girls that hang around the trestles, looking for the twin of the one me caught the other day.
  • The lure of the BIG girls, in can become addictive, once you have experience it, all you want is one more hit, to feel the strike, best feeling in the world.
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (This criteria, not important with this techniques we use today, wind has no factor on it.)
  • MOVING WATER: (Rising when we got there, rising when we left, me think so, it could have been the wind pushing it, had some foam on top of the water, when this happens me think the tide is slack or dead, but it was moving.)
  • WATER CALRITY: (Not to me liking, 3 minus it be, but it was very fishable that is all that counts)
  • HOLDING FISH: (North draw to the second sign that indicates how many feet to bridge, both caught right in that zone) west side of trestles
  • PATIENTS: ( We were in position at 3:30, did not get a hit or catching anything until 4:41 PM, after that, not bites, so we needed some patients, but the sun set kept us busy and alert to any hits we might have gotten.)
  • SKILL: (Knowledge, & memory, we had made a past from bridge all the way out to FB- 8 nothing, says me pick up lets go, Big PJ not felling like going in so says he can we fish from 5 minutes on the north side of the bridge, no problem says me. As we riding back in, it hit me, there was a time when we trolled with an incoming tide, and we could not get a hit fishing close to the trestles. We moved away from the trestles 15 to 20 yards and trolled, so me says let’s give it a try here. It was not long before Big PJ hooked up, we made another past another NMR Silverwonder, made 2 more passes nothing. But by changing our strategy & technique we, let’s say Big PJ found 2 that wanted to join him for dinner.)
  • LUCK: (No rod & reels lost, got to see great sunset)
  • 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)……………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)…………….ALL FISH CUAGHT THIS WAY
  • 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…………….DID NOT TRY
  • 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 …………ALL FISH CAUGHT WITH THIS LURE / RIG!!
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

North draw, west side, out to FB-8, made one pass nothing, north of bridge to FB-5 to FB-4 nothing

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (2) (NMR)Silverwonders
  • (4) Pilings
  • (4) Bottoms
  • (1) Popped line
  • Learned more about fishing Lake P & tolling of Lake P
  • Quick easy trip
  • Relax time
  • Fresh cool air in me lungs
  • Viewing of a beautiful sunset
  • Seeing Big PJ hook up & catch 2, made me day
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

There is no doubt today, Big PJ caught twice as many as Oneofthepack, he be fisherperson of the day, but more impressing than that we did not lose any rods & reels today, and he improved his ratio of fish to poles by one, so it was like a tri-factor type performance, he be Fisherperson of the day.

SUGGESTIONS:

Speed (1.4 to 1.6 mph) , amount of line out, boat position, (distance from trestles) boat angle to trestles, and playing Russian roulette with the trestles, (if you not hooking up on them now and then, and / or hooking up on bottom now & then, you not doing it right) are the combinations / technique / presentation needed when trolling Lake P.

Lure, we use a ¾ oz. round lead head with a short shank hook, (Buy them at GUS) we string on a Matrix Shad Lemon Drop on it.

We like a bait caster reel, a stiff rod, 6# power pro with a 12-16” 15-20# mono leader.

We drop (drop me say) lure over the side still it hits bottom, me keep me thumb on the spool, twitch twitch, immediately after twitch me take me thumb off spool and let line out to let lure fall faster, me keep doing this to me feel bottom and/or pilings.  We always keep working lure with a twitch forward. Never twitch with a free spool a mess you will have, birds nest too.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

It takes patience to catch, it takes skill to pretend you’re catching.

O & A:

Why are fisherpersons so susceptible to magical thinking?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

Me no not when, Me no not where, Me no not how, but me know it will be, cause fishing just happens.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

11 Jan

Don’s Outdoor Debacles

Today’s excursion with Ray in my boat was to re-familiarize me with the Lake Amadee run from Delacroix, and see if we could pick off a few trout.  Simple and straightforward enough route, I shouldn’t mess it up too bad.  Needed to find a route to some cleaner water if I’m ever going to catch a trout again.  We did not overly succeed on that today, could see lure almost 6 inches down in Amadee, better than Delacroix side by a little bit.  We foiled around and caught a few fish, a easy breezy day.  Threw fish back, scouting trout trip.  No signs of a trout that I can see, it’s been a lean season.

What hit the boat:

2 Redfish

1 Fat Sheepshead

10 Jan

Sweetwater Marina

Carley and Trey launched from Sweetwater Marina this morning and limited out on redfish, 🎣 had the largest catfish this month so far at 30 inches long and 2 green trout all caught in Oak River before noon. Carley caught the Redfish for his dad (Mr. Brent) one of Sweetwater‘s most loyal and faithful customers. 😉👍 Mr. Brent and Carley always get Tony to clean their 🐠 fish for them because Tony is the fastest and most professional fish 🐟 cleaner in Southeast Louisiana.

We have plenty beautiful live shrimp! 🦐

Bailey, Tyler, and Remi (yellow lab) limited out with ducks 🦆 this morning. Remi did a great job of retrieving all the kills. It looks like the next couple days are going to be optimal for duck hunters.

10 Jan

Sweetwater Marina

Despite the beautiful sunny 😎 day we are having at Sweetwater Marina, the
🌬wind seemed to be keeping the fisherman at bay. The northern winds aren’t helping the water level either. Looks like Friday & Sunday are going to be
the better days for fishing.💨
Capt. Jack had a charter today with Mr. Norman Elfer, Ms. Sandra Parker, Mr. Mike Serotta, and Davin Kieff. The winds were a bit challenging but they were a bunch of troopers and had a great time anyway. Sandra and Mike are from New England and flew down to come fishing with Norman. Friendly Super Bowl banter was had by all, because we already know the Saints are going to win 😉👍.
Point Feinne was the hot spot again today for Captain Jack. The morning started off a little slow, but they caught 16 beautiful redfish and a bass, and they had a few catch and release. 🎣
Don’t forget we have fresh beautiful live shrimp. 🦐 🍤
For all you duck hunters hears a few pictures to make you want to come to Delacroix. Farley and Randy went duck hunting and had a nice little kill, Lexi did a great job of bringing them in.
The next couple days are gonna be in your favor for duck hunters. Looking forward to seeing you at Sweetwater Marina. 🦆
Call Kelly for lodging, charters or boat shed rentals 504-342-2368

10 Jan

Reds on the boat

Trout had lockjaw but the reds were on fire. In Leeville  using Get em shad and live minnows from Terry’s bait shop . 


 

9 Jan

Lake P round 2

TEAM JO-JO:

Plane a trip today (Tuesday)  with Big PJ aboard the Bay Flat Jr for this morning, but had to cancel out late last night, had another commitment come up that me wanted to address. But the day is 24 hours long, and when opportunity comes up you need to take advantage of it, so me called Big PJ on the way home, says me hooking the boat up, says him what time, told him me would pick him up in about an hour for an evening run at the elusive Silverwonders on our round 2 of fishing Lake P.

SIGNS:

  • Tough night sleeping too many things on me mind
  • Loved the game last night , maybe that what kept me up
  • Took care of a few things in the AM
  • Hooked up the Bay Flat Jr, long 30 second ride to Big PJ abode to pick him up
  • Another 10 minutes and we at Tites, 10 minutes later we in the honey hole.
  • Everything shaping up to be a great trip, for round 2

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • Wind calm, then 2-3 mph from the west, clam, no wind, when we left the lake looked like one big mirror
  • Flat seas, surface like glass
  • Sunny & clear
  • Mild to warm temps
  • Water level down 10-14”
  • Water temp, guess 58F
  • Tide falling all day, sowed down a little around 3:50 PM
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7:
    • FB 1.5 back to shore a 7
    • FB 2 out a 3, real sandy looking
  • Saw 4-6 boats out and about, they came out, but did not stay long, had 2 boast trolling plus us.
  • Loons, (not Camagrants and/or comogrants as you like to spell them) it seems Oneofthepack failed bird watching, what me thought was Camagrants, is actually Looms, either way me like when me see them out and about, and this evening they were out and about all over the place.
  • Pelicans cruising the area
  • Some bait in the wat

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare 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.
  • Try to get Big PJ on some Lake P Silverwonders
  • Learn what learn can about fishing Lake P, and doing the troll
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No wind, fish any angle, direction you want, perfect for casting & retrieving.)
  • MOVING WATER: (Falling when we got there, falling when we left, but slowed down a lot around 3:45 PM)
  • WATER CALRITY: (Falling tide which me like when fishing Lake P, strong at first then tapered off as the evening went along.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (Scattered out one here and one there, but all south of the north draw, west side of trestles)
  • PATIENTS: ( Some needed, it was a slow process, with lulls between hits / catches)
  • SKILL: (Mastering the speed of the boat, amount of line out, distance from trestles, and having the feel of the lure , bottom, and pilings)
  • LUCK: (Me never have to go, (go, you know go) but today was different, me had to go in a bad way, turned the Bay Flat Jr north made a “B: line to the launch, ripped off me jump suited, and wouldn’t you know it, fish god took care of me, she had a portlets waiting for me at the launch, now if that is not luck, me don’t have any luck.)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………DID NOT TRY
  • 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)…………….ALL FISH CAUGHT THIS WAY!!!
  • 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…………….DID NOT TRY
  • 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 …………ALL FISH CAUGHT WITH THE RIG / LURE!!
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Lake P, FB-2 to FB-10 along the trestles in Lake P

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (6) (NMR) Silverwonders, (1) 3# plus made me day, me first mate did not email me the pictures of our trip, (left me camera home me thought) so posted what me had.
  • Relaxing evening on the water
  • Seeing and having the sun beat down on me face, it has been awhile, need to get me tan back
  • Learned how the pro do it, tide to stop at 16:00 hours, (as per tide chat) pro shows up around 3:15 to start his day, me like this strategy.
  • Loveoftheapck had some great left over Gumbo for us for lunch, 2 bowls later me on me way to go fish.
  • Fishing with Big PJ, he be one of the best fisherperson me know.
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big PJ came out swinging, is was somewhat like the game last night, he jumped out to a 3 nothing lead, and it only took him 15 minutes to hook up on his first Silverwonder of the day. Me though me was going to be involved in a blowout fishing trip, but seems he had a little trouble getting the first 2 in the boat / box, as he lost them reeling in and/or at the boat. These 2 misses left the door opening for Oneofthepack to catch up, tie-up, and then pass up me first mate.

SUGGESTIONS:

We had a mishap, in the process of removing fish, a rod & reel ($350.00 plus) was dropped over the side while taken a fish off and putting it in the box. As a suggestion, (when in a small boat & trolling) you might want to tie a line on your rig, so as if they are dropped over the side you can retrieve them.

I have had 2-3 fisherperson drop me rod & reels over the side, but this be when me fishing with a $20.00 special for rod, reel, and line, no big deal, but me meself have never dropped a rig overboard.

Yes me have lost a few from fish taken it out of the boat, when fishing with sliding corks, me had quite a few go over, but for the most part me was right over the side to get it, me, may have lost 3-4 in me fishing life time.

The cost of rigs today, one cannot afford to lose them for sure, take care.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

In three words me can sum up everything me learned about fishing: It goes on.

O & A:

The aged old question………….How many fish do you get per pole?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

Me of in the AM, know not where, but just off

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

8 Jan

Sweetwater Marina

Captain Jack had a great time fishing with his good buddy, C.T. Williams! They headed out of Sweetwater to go catch some reds around 8am. They caught their limit of beautiful redfish. They caught a bunch of throwbacks, as well. They fished around the Point Fienne area. They fished with popping corks, for the most part. However, they did catch a few on the bottom. The red-fishing seems to be REALLY, really good in Delacroix. Everyone seems to be catching reds, when they go out on their trips. As far as the trout, it seems that more and more are showing up in the interior of Delacroix. The only problem is that the water just doesn’t seem to stay clean. There is so much river water; it is kind of hard for it to filtrate out that quickly. Today, Captain Jack & Captain C.t. Williams caught 15 keeper reds, 4 keeper speckled trout, 1 keeper bass and 2 keeper black drum, also around 20 throwback drum and tons of throwback reds. Captain Jack is looking forward to watching C.T. Williams & himself tomorrow night, on Fox8 news. It will probably air sometime around 9-10pm. Make sure you watch Captain Jack & Captain C.T. Williams catch tons of fish tomorrow night! Also, a few other anglers came in with some good reports. A couple of them had limits of reds. One group had 20 or so trout. We have plenty of beautiful, live shrimp for all of our great customers! The weather may be kind of windy for Wednesday and Thursday, but it should warm back up by Friday. The wind issue doesn’t seem to matter for the reds, but it does suck to fish in the wind. 

In more news, we do have some boat sheds available. If you are interested or need more info, please call Kelly at 504-342-2368 Monday- Friday from 9am-5pm. 

If you need lodging, we do have some beautiful lodges, looking out at the beautiful Delacroix water. We are located in the most convenient location, which is right across from our marina. Stay with us and launch free! Call and book with Kelly..you won’t be disappointed. 

Want to come fishing and don’t have a boat? Want to go fishing and not have to worry about where to go, getting stuck or having to load the boat? Want to go fishing with your kids or people that don’t fish much, but don’t want to worry about untangling lines, showing them how to cast and helping them do everything on board? If that is the case, Captain Jack is your man! He will have you, your family, kids, everyone laughing all day. He has a great personality. He is wonderful with any age group. He knows the waters and where the fish are! Want to book a trip with the amazing Captain Jack? Call 504-342-2368 and Kelly will set you up! Don’t forget you can lodge with us, as well!

Also,

Ladies and gents…Valentines day is coming up…February 14th. Men..don’t forget the date. Want a small romantic getaway? Book here at Sweetwater. Lodge here and go out for a evening boat ride..watch the sunset..sit out on the deck and watch the sun go down..grill some of your catch.. make it a date here at Sweetwater Marina! 

Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Want to come to New Orleans and catch a parade and need somewhere to stay? We are only 30-40minutes away from the city, the fun. Stay here at Sweetwater, catch a parade, go out on a fishing trip…do it all…even the Mardi Gras Mambo. 

Call us here at Sweetwater to check prices, book lodging, charters, etc. 504-342-2368

Remember to come see us at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers! 

8 Jan

Don’s Outdoor Debacles

After striking out the other day in more western Delacroix, I headed to eastern Delacroix and fished dang near all the 4 Horse Lake drains and outlets, north and south.  My key redfish hole was low and barely fishable, and no longer holding fish.  Water came up a little bit overall, still quite low, dirty chocolate river water anywhere/everywhere.  Delacroix is well on its way to being reclaimed as a MS river basin again.  Most places you can barely see a lure past 3-4 inches down.  Best looking water was in Lake John, and that was the best of the worse.  Highlight of the trip was the glass water ride out/in.  Fed my shrimp to the Pelicans by the slip as I had plenty left over.  Most of them were not too impressed, they wanted something bigger.  So did I.

What hit the boat:

-pee and dirty river water

8 Jan

Safe Floor installed on brand new hull

Posted by George Spivey on Monday, January 7, 2019