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8 Jan

Fishing in low water

With the water being so low it’s hard to get to your favorite spots, so the last few times out of hopedale, I went for a nice boat ride so to speak!

7 Jan

Lake P round 1

TEAM JO-JO:

Arrived home Sunday evening from out trip to Point Clear Alabama, Grand Hotel, in our mail box was Big Andrew’s new bait caster reel me ordered for him. So me emailed him the good news, email back says he breakfast in the AM, me called him and told him me was going to make a trip to Lake P in the AM, says he me boat ready to go, have live shrimp on board, lets take mind says he, yessum says me be at your house for 6:15 AM says me

SIGNS:

  • Had a great Victory Bowl run in Alabama Saturday, it was a 5K run, but they changed up the course a little, we now running through the woods and have a few obstacles to go over as we run the 5K, great time had by all, we had (11) of us coontails make the race.
  • Big Andrew long awaited reel made it to me home
  • Did not take long to schedule / arrange a fishing trip
  • Huston we have a problem, Sonofthepack borrowed me tuck over the weekend, he text Loveoftheapck an assured her it would be back in time for me to go fishing, but as 6 AM rolled around no truck. So Loveoftheapck had to get up and drive me over to Big Andrew abode for our fishing trip. Not good, & not a good sign.
  • Big Andrew had the ALWAYS, (name of his boat) ready. Motor running waiting for me to show up
  • Off we went in the cold of the night morning, neither one of us like running at night, so we took it slow
  • This be when me find out trolling motor down, one bad battery, not good, not good sign
  • We set up just north of FB 2, turned ALWYS around heading south
  • Big Andrew drops over a sea anchor / sock, ALWAYS comes to a complete stop and me cannot steer to starboard. This sea anchor / sock could stop the Titanic from moving, it had to be 5-6 foot diameter. Says me cannot turn, says he speed up, we now almost on a plan, and me still cannot get ALWAYS to turn, made a first mate decision fast, and suggested, demanded we nix the sea anchor.
  • Next up 5 gallon bucket, but this too proved not to be the answer to slow down ALWAYS, she traveling 2.3 to 2.7 MPH a full 1 to 1.4 MPH to fast.
  • Next up stop and go, go a little ways put in neutral, put in forward, put in neutral, this not work either, so se deiced to just troll at 2.1 MPH
  • Fished / trolled from 6:40 to 9:10 not a bite, hit, nibble did we get

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • N.E wind 4-6 mph perfect, turn to north 4-6 mph still perfect
  • Cool temps
  • Sunny & clear
  • Water temp 55.47F
  • Water level down 8-10”
  • Tide falling real slow
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7
    • FB-2 to mile marker 174 a 3 minus
    • FB-2 to Northshore a 6 plus
  • Saw 3-4 boats out & about, they came out after we arrived in our starting spot
  • Had a couple 2 Camagrants diving but not much action
  • Did not see many Pelicans either
  • No bait in the water, water just flat with no action

 

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on ALWAYS 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.
  • Give Big Andrew new reel a try, but we did not bring out with us
  • See if they would take live shrimp
  • Be on a search and conquer mission along Big Buds (aka Eastofmrgo’s) favorite 5 mile reef.
  • Try different lures, both sizes & colors to see what they might like best on a Sunny day
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Not much wind, this criteria not a factor for today)
  • MOVING WATER: (Had it moving all morning, slowly falling was it)
  • WATER CALRITY: (This be a challenge for us today, it no to me likening, but that not the concern, me don’t think the Silverwodners liked it either.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (They were all over the screen, schools of them, herds of them, flocks of them, just all over the depth / fish finder screen)
  • PATIENTS: ( Needed plenty, 2 ½ hours fishing / trolling and not a bite perseverance along with patients was needed today.)
  • SKILL: (Speed, speed, speed, of boat, me think this too was a big cause of lack of bites, but we go back in the am tomorrow, in Bay Flat Jr, we will see if speed had anything to do with toady’s results.)
  • LUCK: (Me FORD transporter came back around 8:30 AM today, me know have the keys)
  • 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)…………….NOTHING
  • Dead bait………NONE
  • Live bait…………………NOTHING

·      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 ……………NOTHING!!!
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Lake P FB-2 to mile marker 174, back and forth

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (0) Silverwonders
  • No fish
  • (4) Pilings
  • (2) popped lines, pilings
  • (1/4 bushel of grass
  • Water & snacks as provide by Big Andrew
  • Watching the sun come up
  • Watching & listing to the few Camagrants that were out and about
  • Learning 55 foot boat sea anchor no good for a 18 foot boat
  • Spending the morning on the water with one of the best fisherperson me know, Big Andrew
  • Stop by at GUS to put some line on Big Andrew new reel, got some good intel on where not to fish
  • Lunch at Camellia Café & Grill, Loveoftheapck joined Big Andrew and Oneofthepack for lunch
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Two fisherperson in the other boast trolling, they had (2) Silverwodners, me way of thinking it was a great trip for them.

SUGGESTIONS:

Big Gus has a nice shipment of ¾ oz. lead color round short shank jig heads, better stock up on them while they last, match them up with the Matrix Shad lemon drop for Silverwonders action along the trestles.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

Catching is what happens when you’re busy making other plans

O & A:

Is there a time limit on fishing predictions?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

AM Big PJ & Oneofthepack, round 2 of the Lake P TROLL?

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

5 Jan

Don’s Outdoor Debacles

High pressure, low water, dirty river water, light NW wind, tide pouring out, moderate temps, seemed like something was doable out there despite the less than ideal conditions.  Did not see a piece of bait, or a fish jump/swirl, or any signs of life beneath the water.  Fished Pt. Fienne to Oak River.  Me/Lucy took the double skunkeroo.   Just the few hours I was out, the water dropped another foot or so, barely got back into the mud filled slip which was all water when I left.  Looked like 100 boat trailers in Bayou Beinvenue lot, my buddy Al says they not doing too much over there either.  Tough pickings the last few weeks.  Hope somebody catching something somewhere.

What hit the boat:

Pee and Water

4 Jan

Sweetwater Marina

The first weekend of the New Year is upon us. Ya’ll coming fishing? We’d love to have you!!
Capt. Jack braved the winds today and took his dad, Big Jack, along with an old friend Mr. Terry and his buddy, Butch fishing today in Oak River. Winds were ruff, and not for the faint of heart, but they had a great time catching 5 Redfish and a freshwater Cat. They threw back more than they kept. Capt. Jack’s dad referred to as “Smiling Jack” and Mr. Terry have been friends for over 50 years. They piloted helicopters together in the Army during the Vietnam War. Catching up was the big part of today’s fishing trip. Mr Terry and Butch drove in from Tennessee last night to come stay at Sweetwater Marina. We hope they enjoy their stay as much as we love having them!
The duck hunters were killing the ducks today. We had several reports of good kills today.

3 Jan

2019 day 3 Delacroix way

TEAM JO-JO:

Big Lucy joined Big don & Oneofthepack for a fun trip down to our Disney World known as Delacroix, aboard the Bay Flat Sr. It be awhile since Big Lucy fish with Oneofthepack,. We all having high hopes / expectations, like 15 Redworries, and 75 Silverwonders. We could smell them on the way out, it was perfect day, perfect timing, can’t miss type day!!!!!

SIGNS:

  • Meet up at Waffle House in Chalmette 5:30.
  • No wild life sightings along Hwy 11 or 90
  • Perfect time, by the time we loaded up the Bay flat Sr, stopped at Leonel for ice and go juice, first light am up and we could see to run around.
  • Past on McDonnel & Last stop food store.
  • Not many boats on Hwy, gas stations, and launch, it was a very lonely feeling out and about today.
  • Check point Abel, water level up 12-14” good sign
  • Check point Bravo, tide falling at Reggio Canal, good sign
  • Found a package from Santa in the Bay Flat Sr, me need to know who gave Santa me name, and what a gift?????????????????????
  • Bay Flat Sr low in the slings, know me left her high, maybe the mother cat is lowered her to get her kittens in and out
  • Picked up 4th crew member at Lionel’s, but he did not last long, we were not to his likening.
  • Off to spot # 21 to stat our day

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • N.E wind 14-16 mph, steady as she blows
  • Open water very choppy, with white caps
  • Cloudy / overcast day
  • Saw the sun for about 5 minutes, it des exist
  • Mild temps, jumpsuit on all day
  • Water temp 63.5F
  • Water level up 12 – 14”’
  • Tide falling all day, we able to find a few current lines to fish
  • Water clary on a scale of 1-7 was:
    • Spot # 21 a 2 minus
    • Lake John a 3 minus
    • Spot # 60 a 5
    • Spot # 61 ,A B, C, 3 minus
    • Alligator Pass 2 minus
  • Only saw 2 boats out and about

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.
  • Re-educate Big Lucy on the ways of fishing Delacroix
  • Catch some more fish for all Big Lucy’s salads she likes to eat
  • Confirm / verify reports of Silverwonders being caught down in Delacroix area.
  • Try and find the elusive Silverwonders.
  • Help reduce the Redworrier population
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (We positon the Bay Flat Sr to have the wind at our back, it made excellent casters of us all, we relay got some good distance on our cast, so much so, we caught the shoreline a few times, wind not a factor)
  • MOVING WATER: (Had plenty falling all day, it seemed to slow down around 1 PM)
  • WATER CALRITY: (This still be the biggest challenge at Delacroix, it just does not look right / good, but me cannot figure out what causing eh water to look so, it is mind boggling it be.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (No place, one or two here and there, if me had to spick a spot it would be # 60, most fish caught there.
  • PATIENTS: ( Needed plenty today, to keep the crew n the game, me knew they wanted to try there honey hole in around Lake John, so we made a 30 minute run and gave it an hour, Big Lucy caught the only Redworrier there, this put her ahead by one.)
  • SKILL: (Positon the Bay Flat Sr to have the wind at our back, knowledge of a few Redworrier honey holes, with a E.N.E. wind, and determination to make it happen.)
  • LUCK: (We did not get wet, and cat did not make in the Bay Flat Sr.)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………1 REDWORRIER
  • Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY
  • Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..NOTHING
  • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
  • Cork ……..1 REDWORRIER
  • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A
  • Dead bait………ALL BUT 1 FISH CAUGHT WITH DEAD BAIT / SHRIMP.
  • 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………….NOTHING
  • 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……………1 REDWORRIER
  • 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
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 20, 21, 22, 23, 60, 60B, 2, 3A, 14, 5, 6, Lake John, 45, 44, 43, 20, 21, 60, 61, 61A, B, C, 62, 64, 64A, B, Alligator pass, stopped fishing at 1:45 pm turned the Bay Flat Sr north for bumpy ride back to the slip, put 57 miles on the Bay Flat Sr running around.

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (0) Silverwonders as far as we know they still very much elusive
  • (4) Redworries (1) Rat
  • (1) Bass
  • (2) Catfish
  • (2) Crabs
  • (3) popped lines bottoms
  • (4) Shorelines
  • (3) Tangled lines
  • Snacks & drinks as provide by Big Don & Big Lucy
  • Learned Big Lucy Redworrier spot / honey hole
  • Watching Big Lucy fight the BIG Redworrier
  • Seeing an American eagle
  • Ducks flying everywhere
  • Brown & white Pelicans diving in Skippy Bay
  • Ran aground in one of me old spot numbers, very skinny water it be
  • Spending the day on the water with 2 of the best fisherperson me know, Big Lucy & Big Don
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Don jumped out first, Ret Red, Bass, catfish, but after that he was done for the day, it be not enough to get the honors for today, and even his top secret honey hole could not help him advance in the standings.

Oneofthepack caught one and done, that be it.

Big Lucy caught the biggest & most Redworries, and both of them made it into the box, will be dressed later for her salad. She be Fisherperson of the day, and she was real humble about it, NOT!!!!!!!!trash talk for a lady is no different then trash talk from a man, she was elated, and was not shy about letting Big Don & Oneofthepack know about her accomplishment, and the lack there of ours.

Big Don & Oneofthepack feel it will be a short lived high, because next time out ladies don’t come first, she be our equal now, and may the best man win.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me lost for words, have no clue on what is taken place down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. Today (conditions) should have been a Silverwonders slam, however not even a bite, tap, hit, bump from single solitary Silverwonder. And the Redworries had lock jaw, they moved from our successful locations of the past 2 months.

Live shrimp maybe could have made a difference, but me think not, it could have been the fisherpersons, but me think not, me think it is climate change that has impacted the cycle / life of the Silverwodners and Delacroix Island fishery.

What say U?????

PONDER OF THE DAY:

Never tell your problems to a fisherperson…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them…

O & A:

If you get cheated by Mother Nature, who do you complain to?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

Off the water till Monday and then some!!!!!!!!!!

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

2 Jan

Sweetwater Marina

Hope you had a great New Year, and we know fishing more in the new year is part of your resolutions, so here is something to look forward to this weekend. This weekend is going to be the start of a beautiful week. The weather is going to be perfect for fishing. It’s going to be sunny and the tides are going to be perfect for fishing in Delacroix.

Capt. Jack had a charter today with Mr. Bill, Christin and Collene from Seatow. They caught their limit of redfish and had a great time celebrating Mr. Bills birthday, he is making 83 years young this week. They fished around Shrimp Lagoon & Shell Lake. The grass mats are the secret to catching the best beautiful redfish. The New Year is starting off right.

Looking forward to seeing you here at Sweetwater Marina. We have plenty fresh live beautiful shrimp. Bait shop is open daily from 5 am till 5 pm.  We have lodging available. Call Kelly to book a Charter with Capt. Jack. 504-342-2368 or for more information. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am till 5pm! Thanks in advance!

Also…it would be greatly appreciated, if you tagged us in pictures/post about your experience here in Delacroix/at Sweetwater. Or you can send in your pictures and we will post them! We love to see our customers happy with our service. We try super hard to please everyone. Rate our Facebook, as well. Leave comments about your stay, your charter, your experience…we would love to hear about it.
Can’t wait to see ya at Sweetwater Marina, the Marina that loves their customers.

We have newly renovated, clean, comfy lodges with a great view…you can BBQ, on the porch that overlooks the bayou. We have brand new mobile home trailers that we rent, as well. One bedrooms& two bedrooms available. Very reasonable rates. Convenient location. Right across from our Marina. If you stay with us, you can leave your boat in the water. Also, we work with amazing charter captains. Captain Jack, owner of Sweetwater, is our main captain; he is amazing…he has been in the business many of years, great with children, with anyone really. He has a wonderful, funny personality. Book asap! Don’t pass up on limited weekends that are still available! Remember…we offer non-ethanol fuel, maps, gps chips, live bait, tackle, propane, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, nets and anything else you may need to have a wonderful day out on the water.

2 Jan

Renew your boat deck this winter with Safe Floor

Happy New Year from all of us at Safe Floor of Louisiana. We are a new company and appreciate all of you who reached out to us this year. 2019 is going to be very exciting.

 

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2 Jan

Redfish Charter Company

It’s been a rainy, foggy warm weather week out Sportsman Paradise in Chauvin. The Redfish bite continues however and shrimp under a cork has been the ticket since the water turned warmer this week. Good water movement is the key so look for it around the points and cuts along the bayous. Check out our New Years Special online and book a custom fishing trip for your crew today.
Capt Damien Melancon

The Redfish Charter Company

https://redfishcharterco.com/

 

2 Jan

Bringing in 2019 Lake P way

TEAM JO-JO:

Trip today was a trip of destiny, just had to bring in the new year of 2019 with catching some Silverwonders on day one of the year. Me thought me was going to have to do it solo, but Big Don was looking to make a trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island, but me talked him into a trip aboard the Bay Flat Jr, to Big Bud’s (aka Eastofmrgo) favorite 5 mile reef, trestles along the train bridge in Lake P.

SIGNS:

  • Went to bed early 11:30 skipped the party at Daughterofthepack, me not feeling good, and me finger was experiencing a little hurt.
  • Went to bed early, did not even hear the fireworks
  • Up at 4 AM for our 6 AM meet up
  • Stuck me head out of the door hoping / looking for fog, had liquid fog it be
  • Had to leave Big Lucy home, Bay Flat Jr a 2 person boat, not good.
  • Made a stop for ice & snacks, bought one of those fried apple pies, one that is trying to replace Hubie, forget, it did not even have any apple in it, wasted $2.85.
  • Made it to the launch, just sat in truck to see what the rain was going to do, Big don looked at his watch 6:35 it be, pulled up backed Bay Flat Jr done the launch, got all our gear situated, and launched her.
  • One pull on the Yamaha Nightmare Machine to start her up, she must have still been hot from yesterday trip.
  • Once again it be raining as we left the dock, not a good sign.
  • Before you know it, all 2 minutes of a boat ride we in the 5 mile honey hole.

CONDITIONS:

  • Perfect
  • North wind 4-5 MPH, perfect it be
  • Light ripples on the water, perfect be it
  • Cloudy & overcast all morning / day
  • Must have went through 6-8 rain clouds, but it be only drizzling, not hard rain
  • Rain most of the day, and rain went we stopped fishing at 1:00 Pm
  • Mild temps
  • Kept me jumpsuit on all day, even put me rain jacket on to stop from getting to wet
  • Water level same as yesterday up 12-14”
  • Tide falling all morning
  • Water temp 61F
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 4 plus, clean, clear, but sandy looking, you could see the lure down 12 – 14”
  • Had a lot of plants / pods on top of the water from FB-1 to FB-4, Lake P was loaded with the stuff, anyone know what you call them?
  • Camagrants where out in full force talking to one another, me started to answer them, but me ting we don’t speak the same language.
  • No boats out and about had the whole area to ourselves, around noon they started to show up, had 4-5 out and about, and did not see them catch anything.

 

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

  • Be safe
  • Have fun
  • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare Machine, one pull to start her today.
  • 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.
  • Introduce Big Don
    • To Lake P fishing
    • To Lake P rig, 3/4oz. round lead jig head with Matrix Shad Lemon drop lure
    • To the best rod, reel & line to use for Lake P trolling
    • To Lake P trolling technique
    • To Lake P Silverwonders
  • Keep up me continuing education of the ways of fishing / caching in Lake P
  • Locate and identify under water hooks ups, as to miss them on future trolling
  • Catch some fish so Big Lucy will have something to put in all her salads, as me understand it, her inventory of fish at an all-time low.
  • Achieve me quest to catch fish / Silverwonders on the 1st day of the New Year
  • Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:         
  • WIND AT YOUR BACK: (This criteria not a factor today, north wind perfect direction to move us along the trestles, and if we had to cast, it still would not have an impact on fishing with lures)
  • MOVING WATER: (Falling all day, seem to get a little stronger as the day went along, it kept of jig heads bouncing off of the trestles pilings, even some times helping us hook up on them)
  • WATER CALRITY: (Me think it was a little off, yesterday, it black, clear, and clean the way me like it, today had that sandy look to it, me think this criteria added to the challenge of catching today.)
  • HOLDING FISH: (FB 2 to FB 5, west side of trestles)
  • PATIENTS: ( Did not take long for the first bite, then 2 came in the boat within 15 minutes of our start, but after that we earned whatever we caught, slow and steady, always 1 or 2 on a troll from FB 2 – FB 5, we trolled both north & south direction back & forth along the west side of the trestles.)
  • SKILL: (Mastering the combination of speed, amount of line out, presentation, angel to trestles, and playing Russian Roulette with the pilings, and not hook up on them)
  • LUCK: (Archive our 2019 quest for day one of the new year)
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………WE GAVE THIS A SHOT AS A BREAK, NOT EVEN A BITE HAD WE
  • Drift with wind & cast & retrieve:…………….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 SILVERWONDERS 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……………NOTHING
  • 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 ……………(7) CAUGHT WITH THIS LURE & POWER PRO LINE (2) CAUHT WITH PURPEL & LEAD CORE LINE
  • Marker 54 hard plastic shrimp……….. DID NOT TRY

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Lake P FB-2 to FB-5 west side of trestles.

OUR REWARDS:

  • Lived to fish another day
  • (9) NMR Silverwonders
  • BIG fish popped our line
  • Lost one reeling in
  • 9 pilings w/ 5 popped lines
  • (3) Bottoms 2 popped lines
  • (1/2) bushel of grass
  • Bay Flat Jr got a good washing from the rain
  • Rain negated me from having to take a bath tonight
  • Cool, humid, wet day on the water, what a feeling, felt so good, so alive
  • No snacks, no drinks, no food, we on mission to catch our 2019 day 1 fish.
  • Got some salad makers for Big Lucy
  • Got to see Big Don catch his first Lake P Silverwonder
  • Got to see Big Don catch his first Silverwonder doing the Lake P troll
  • Got to see Big don face, (priceless) when he hooked up on pilins, he sets the hook reel good on those
  • Spending the day o eh water with one of the best fisherperson me know, Big Don be that
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Lest just say it be Big Don with this technique / presentation, and that he not be  Big PJ, but it will not take long for Big don catch up with Big PJ & Oneofthepack.

SUGGESTIONS:

If you gong you give trolling a try, stay with, stay the course and believe you can make it happen.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

The trick in fishing is learning how to deal with it.

O & A:

Is it better for a fisherperson to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

TEAM JO-JO’S future stratagem:

Work tomorrow, Big Don & Big Lucy, Bay Flat Sr, we be heading Delacroix way Thursday, we want to confirm reports of Silverwodners being caught that way, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

31 Dec

Sweetwater Marina

Sadly, this is our last post til next year…because… ☹️

Tomorrow is 2019!!!!! Goodbye, 2018..you’ve been good..but we are hoping for a fish filled, SPECK-tabular 2019! 😂🤪

Happy New Years from Sweetwater & crew! Yesterday, Captain Jack took out his good friend Jonathon and his son! They had a great day, and they limited out on reds. Captain Jack says the amount of redfish in the marsh of Delacroix is crazy. Yesterday, the fog didn’t lift until around 2pm..which sucked! However, the fishing was still great. If you get an opportunity tomorrow, we did hear some speckled trout reports from the inside of Delacroix. On the Delacroix side of Bayou Terre aux Boeufs in Lake John, there are speckled trout. One group had 11 and another group had 33. The second group of 2 were fishing by Shell Lake. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is something. The group that had 33 trout said a few days prior they fished in Little Lake..and had 47 speckled trout. The water is beautiful, and it came up nicely. It is real clear, in most spots..clear enough to catch speckled trout. So, like we said…if you get an opportunity tomorrow, come on down..the water has cleared up and warmed up. I would try Fourhorse or Lake Amadee…now that the water has warmed and cleared up…it should be pretty good fishing. Come give it a try. Again, happy New Years! We wish you all the best in 2019, and we hope to see you here at Sweetwater Marina! Pictures are from yesterday.