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Reggio weekend

Just a quick report to say we (2 boats 5 folks) had a great weekend at Camp Reggio. Caught some bait right from the dock the night before. Great time. Check it out at camp reggio . com or search the classifieds. Nice place!

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Only had three of us, me my camp partner Lil Mike and his wife Bonnie at the camp Saturday so we shut down around midnight which is early for us. Pulled up to our first spot around 7:45 and started putting trout in the boat. Called over the other boat fishing with us and they did good too. That’s what’s good about fishing two or more boats. You can cover more ground but The fish were fighting back today. Wasn’t fast but it was steady until a trout fell off the hook and the barb went deep in Lil Mikes hand. Told him I had been waiting to try out the fishing line hook removal trick and now I had the perfect Guinea pig. He wasn’t too excited but with no other options he agreed. Wrapped the string around it, pushed down on the head and out it came. Headed to the inside for some reds when the trout bite died. Now it was my turn when a catfish fell off my hook and the son of a bitch landed straight up in the top of my foot down to the bone. Pulled him out and Bonnie said is that blood shooting out your foot. Well that barb hit an artery or vein or something because that juice was shooting 6 inches out and it looked like a crime scene on the front of the boat so I washed my foot off in the water, put a band aid on it, grabbed a miller lite and caught a red after the pain went down a little. We all survived and wound up with 64 trout and a few reds. Had a few nice white trout mixed in. It’s nice fishing this time of the year. Not many boats around because of hunting and football going on and that’s fine with me. Caught all the trout in Bay long on chartreuse and glow white beetles under a cork so the trout are still outside. Really pretty day on the water and as soon as I get a chance I’m going to let those fish know it’s fall and time to move in some.

Charter with Captain Mike Gallo Friday 9-23-16

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Yes, another Great Day on the Water. Watched as the Sun rose over the marsh as we headed the Blue Wave across Lake Borgne to Bayou Magill. This brought back Memories of my first visit there in 1936, long time ago. The Family Company had a 37ft cabin cruiser, towing 2 – 16ft skiffs with live bait wells in the center and 5hp Johnson outbds. W0uld leave Bayou St John in N O and travel to the La Marsh at 10kts. Yes, many a nice weekend was enjoyed in those years, aboard the “PLAUEN”. Named after our Grandfathers Birthplace in Germany. Built of cypress planking by Feterly Shipyard on the New Basin Canal, located at that time, across from now, Schuberts Marine. Powered by a single 85HP Kermath engine. Slept 6, no fans or A/C then. A small 12 V light plant, for lights at nite. Oh well, getting back to our Charter. Fished the marsh area in Magill, landed our limit of Reds. Tagged 1 red. Then down to the end of Magill. There is no land left where we anchored the PLAUEN, throwing the anchor, bow first, into the marsh. Now, no land left there, nothing but water and bays. We headed back to mouth of Magill, and went thru the WIDE open area, into the Lake. Years ago, this was all land on Lake side of Bayou, now it is an open gap, perhaps a few 100ft wide. Into False Mouth and thru Bobs Lake into Blind Bay Area for Trout. Did well there, mostly keepers. Picked up and headed for the Spots and Dots Lodge, Capt Mikes Headquarters. The weather was nice with a slight SE breeze all day. Yes another great Day for Al Calabrese, young Photographer, Richard Fischer, Old Man Dutch and our Reliable Capt Mike Gallo. Yes, what else may one ask for. I am very fortunate to still be able to enjoy Marsh Fishing with REEL Friends at age 91.9. So Please Enjoy the Outdoors, bring the “Kids” for it is never too early for them to start fishing with Mom and Dad. Sorry for this long dissertation, but I get started and do not know when to end story. So, Thanks again to Captain Mike and my fellow ex-Submariner, AL, for an excellent enjoyable Day on the Water. Not only was the day nice, for My Honey, Jane prepared the trout and it was solo very good. Bon Voyage. Keep Safe, a Tight Line and no Backlashes. God Bless, Good Health and Happiness to All. Dutch Prager

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quick report   very  slow  on tuna  but  the  bonita were  bitting  very well    we  got   a venice trash can slam   sharks    bonitas    jack carvelles    and small conger eel      1 lone tuna  hit  the  box    we  had  the  bait   we  were  on   some fish  just  could  not  make  it  happen       we  had  lots  of  action   just  not  targeted  fish      almost perfect weather   going back  in 2 weeks  hope  to  do  much  better    I have  fished 3 weekends  in  a row    I am  slap dab wore out     it really hurts that snapper and ajs  are closed    and  then I went  to Westwego  to  get  some  shrimp   and   they  had   guess what for  sale   RED  SNAPPER      go figure       todd  tired and out

Awesome weekend At Southern Exposure

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What a awesome weekend at Southern Exposure Inland Fishing Charters. We had the Zito Towing group and they laid the hammer down for two days. It’s that time of year with the fall fishing run and awesome times looking for a experience of a lifetime give us a call today 504-250-9887!

Yes we have Live Shrimp

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he “Island Marina” is nestled on the banks of Lake St. Catherine just east of New Orleans & near Rigolets Pass; we are conveniently located to some of the most exciting fishing southeast Louisiana has to offer. With easy access to Lake Catherine, Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, & the Biloxi Marsh & all of their hidden treasures- you are sure to have a day of fishing that won’t soon be forgotten! Look to us for the latest in fishing reports & everything needed to make your day on the water a success! http://islandmarina.net (504) 662-5741 Monday-Wednesday: 5am-3pm Thursday-Sunday: 5am-5pm

Fishing with the King

FUN FUN FUN !!!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with  Dr Jay Heintz and his dad Jim.  Jay lives in mandeville and his dad is from Denver Colorado  neither fisherman had much experience. In no time they learned how to cast and catch. They were slinging in every time I looked up. We limited out along with 10 for the house. 60 pretty trout and 1 red that Jim fraught for 10 minutes. Really fun on light tackle. We have openings in October and the fishing is really heating up. Give us a call and get on the books. (504) 881-9966 we do large are small groups. You will be glad you did !!!!!!!!

Fun Trip with Jody Donewar

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My friend Jacqueline and me fished with Captain Jody Donewar and his fabulous deck hand Heather. What a team these two professionals make. Jody takes us to his HOT spots and Heather takes care of the clients. Each address their dedication to their rolls.  All this while entertaining the clients.  Laughing, squealing, bragging by the “fish catchers” are the norm. The tide was really rolling and it was causing a lesser bite that the trip the day before. I know Jody was feeling the pressure not catching like he did just the day before.  He never shows the inner pressure he feels.  He just goes through the application his years of experience and keeps moving around. Except for the very aggressive tide the weather was awesome and a great expereince. Heather keeps running from client to client baiting hooks, netting fish and taking them off the hooks. Heather wants to do everything for you except for catching the fish. Heather even coaches new fishermen/women all very friendly and sweet, never overbearing. Halfway thru the trip, Jody took us to a spot and said “We catch some mule trout at this spot, get ready”. On our first cast, a mule struck as if on command. Jody brought Jacqueline up to the front and swapped rods after hooking BIG trout and passing the rod to Jacqueline as she reeled and squealed. This was what we were looking for. What a fun day.  We laughed all day long! There are 3 videos with this report. Click on any picture and then the arrows to see all the Pics and Videos. I highly suggest you book a trip with these professionals. Cell: 504-453-1519 Email: CaptainJody@aol.com Website: CaptainJodyDonewar.com

Speckled Trout Make Their Debut in Dularge 9-24-16

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The speckled trout have made a small appearance and the redfish bite is wide open. This is just a taste of what’s to come when the first cool front shows up. By the looks of it October will be a fish fest www.impulsefishingcharters.com 225-776-9820

Fishing with the King

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This is the third year in a row for a three day fishing expedition looking for big Red fish, and Capt Frank Moher of Fishing with the King delivered BIG TIME! Day after day Capt Frank puts us on fish, LOTS of fish. We we catch Redfish , Sheephead, Black Drum, Speckeled Trout and we always come in with a boat full of great fish. Great instruction and insight from a man who was born and raised on these waters. I have no desire to ever go deep sea fishing again, the fun and fight of these big Reds is awesome and the water is calm! There is lodging available with Capt Frank right across from the dock so you can get up, get some coffee and be on the boat in minutes! Plenty of great food in the area as well. This has become a family tradition, FISH ON!

Sweetwater Marina – Capt. Jack Payne

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We had a good little crowd down at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island today. Based on reports that we got from anglers coming in the Trout bite is getting better and better everyday. The Reds fishing is more than decent also. But the best fishing of the year is still to come and Capt. Jack was very excited to see some familiar faces he hasn’t seen since last winter, because our regulars know it’ about to be on down here in the beautiful marshes of Delacroix Island where you can find some of the best fishing in Louisiana just a 10 minute boat ride from one of the best launches in Louisiana. Just check out the pic below that Dustin sent Capt. Jack (not taken at SW) to see what you are missing. We will have plenty of beautiful live shrimp for tomorrow shrimp for tomorrow and would love to see you. We are quickly coming up on the best time of year for sportsmen in Louisiana with some of the best fishing and hunting in the country and we are your full service Marina. From help launching your boat, fishing advice, bait & tackle, Fish cleaning tables & fish cleaning when available, lodging, charters and the friendliest most helpful staff around – we’ve got you covered. We also sell non ethanol gas. Our rooms sleep up to 6 – 1 bedroom, galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area with 2 full size sofa’s ( 1 is a sofa sleeper), free cable, wifi And a full bathroom. Charters are 750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. We provide equipment, bait, licenses if needed, fish cleaning and packaging fish. You just need to bring your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring your catch home in. Our captains specialize in in shore fishing – usually the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds and Bass. For information on lodging and charters please call 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold you reservation. So come on down to the second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, and Tony put you in the water and put you n the fish. Anything we can do to help make your trip fun, successful and safe – just ask. We would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. And remember we are the second launch.

Capt. Jody Donewar

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MIKE LANE ON BOARD TODAY! This morning we had the pleasure to guide the famous Mike Lane & friend Jacqueline. It was Jacqueline’s first time fishing and she was ecstatic! We left out of Delta Marina early with beautiful weather.  The tide was high and falling.  We had a very strong tide today and the Speckled Trout were in one of their moods.  Lol! We had to stick and move working hard for a bite.  Mike and Jacqueline had a fun day and finished up with 30 Speckled Trout and a couple Redfish! The highlight of the day was Jacqueline catching a 22 lb Redfish on the first cast of the day. DON’T MISS THE VIDEO! Capt. Jody Donewar CaptainJodyDonewar.com Click on any picture to scroll all pictures and a great video! Click here to view a very exciting video. Give me a call and let’s go catching!   504 453 1519

Delacroix Reds

My friend Brand and I hit the marsh in Delacroix yesterday about 7am. Checked out a few ponds that were too grassy for us to fish. On the way out of a pond down near Oak River, we found the reds hanging out near the opening of the pond. We would catch 3 or so, then have to give them a break and change spots. When we came back, the reds were back in feeding mode every time. We just kept doing that until we had our limits. The largest was right at 27″ and the smallest was about 22″. There was one throwback red, a 14″ bass, and a 16″ trout also caught in the same spot.

Good Teal Hunt

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This morning I had the pleasure of hunting with a family of 4 from North Carolina.  What a very nice group to hunt with too! The morning started off a little slow but once the sun peaked over the horizon the teal began flying. Not all that many but enough to provide some decent shooting. We have a last minute opening for one of the guides tomorrow. The shooting has been fairly good so if you want to get out there tomorrow is the last day. Also we have several openings for the regular duck season. For more information contact Mike Smith at 504-228-4506. www.laduckhunts.com  

LAFITTE REPORT

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Today we had a few boats out and had good days again. I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Ron Sancho, famed LSU linebacker from the 1980’s and his son Joshua and daughter Lauren. Ron had meetings on the northshore in the early afternoon but wanted to get out and enjoy some time on the water with his kids. We fished rock weirs in the Little Lake area and caught a bunch of fish and enjoyed constant action. Only problem was a lot of the reds and drum were under-sized but were still fun to catch. In the end, 10 keeper reds, 2 keeper drum, and 2 trout were brought to the cleaning table which was decent for an early day. All on board enjoyed the trip which is most important. Thanks again to Ron, Josh, and Lauren for everything and we look forward to their return! Good buddies Mike Clark and Mark Taylor along with some of their law enforcement friends booked 3 boats with our service and Capts James Wilson, Beau Weber, and Lane Zimmer handled guide duties for them. The guys chased reds on the west side of the Barataria waterway and enjoyed good success with some limits and good boxes of fish caught. The guys are at it tomorrow so we are hoping for a repeat performance. Many thanks to Mike, Mark, and all on the trip for using our service and serving our communities doing the important and necessary job they do! WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR THE FALL SEASON SO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS NOW! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB AT www.fishwithphil.com. WE HAVE TOP NOTCH GUIDES WHO USE QUALITY BOATS FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDING POWER POLES AND EQUIPMENT SUCH AS TFO RODS, POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE, AND H&H SOFT PLASTICS TO MAKE YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE A GREAT ONE. NICE, AFFORDABLE LODGING IS AVAILABLE AS WELL ALL AN EASY 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS!

Fishing with the King

BEAUTIFUL DAY AT THE BEACH !!!!!!! Day number 2 for Larry porter his wife Diane and son Brian was a non stop action day. My brother Harry also jumped on. We had a good day catching 75 pretty trout and landing three big reds.  All fish caught on campos live shrimp in the sound. We tight lined them with 1/4 ounce weights. They were slamming the bait. Talk about a fun morning.  We are back at it again and will post a report. Charter info 5048819966 GIVE US A CALL YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID !!!!!!!!!

Capt. Jody Donewar

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GREAT CATCH FOR TURN SERVICES TRIP! This morning we had the pleasure to guide Turn Services once again.  On board were Brad, Jim, Matt & David. We left out of Delta Marina in Empire early with picture perfect weather and it was a beautiful day to be on the water.  The tide was high and falling with a light north wind along pristine water just the way we like it. We fished broken islands and reefs catching fish at every stop.  The guys had a great trip finishing with 65 Speckled Trout, 6 Redfish, 1 Puppy Drum & 1 Flounder chilling in the Yeti. Once again it was to many laughs to count and a fun day with this group! BIG THANKS TO BRAD, JIM, MATT & DAVID! Capt. Jody Donewar 504-453-1519 CaptainJodyDonewar.com www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com  

Capt. Jack

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The fishing, especially the Trout fishing, really started to turn on today making for a pretty decent day at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island. It’s not nearly as good as it is going to get, but definitely ramping up. We launched about 20 boats today and only 3 or 4 had no fish, with most groups averaging 10 – 15 Trout per boat. One group that fished the Lake Campo Area came back with 75 Specs and Capt. Kim was back at the launch by just after 7 with his limit of 25. Capt. Jack’s Fishing Tip – If you are thinking of coming down this weekend Bay Light Bay would be a good area to try. We will have plenty of beautiful live shrimp for tomorrow shrimp for tomorrow and would love to see you. We are quickly coming up on the best time of year for sportsmen in Louisiana with some of the best fishing and hunting in the country and we are your full service Marina. From help launching your boat, fishing advice, bait & tackle, Fish cleaning tables & fish cleaning when available, lodging, charters and the friendliest most helpful staff around – we’ve got you covered. We also sell non ethanol gas. Our rooms sleep up to 6 – 1 bedroom, galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area with 2 full size sofa’s ( 1 is a sofa sleeper), free cable, wifi And a full bathroom. Charters are 750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. We provide equipment, bait, licenses if needed, fish cleaning and packaging fish. You just need to bring your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring your catch home in. Our captains specialize in in shore fishing – usually the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds and Bass. For information on lodging and charters please call 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold you reservation. So come on down to the second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, and Tony put you in the water and put you n the fish. Anything we can do to help make your trip fun, successful and safe – just ask. We would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. And remember we are the second launch.

Fishing with the King

GOOD AFTERNOON AT THE BEACH!!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing with Larry porter his wife Diane and son Brian. They are in town for three days of fishing from Benton Arkansas. It was a picture perfect afternoon. Calm winds good tide bait everywhere. They wanted to catch reds and boy did they have fun. We limited out on big reds catching 5 and another 4 that fit the slot. We also had 15 big heads along with 20 speckled trout and 2 puppy drum. We have been fishing this week and have not had time for reports. 25 to a hundred trout mixed with reds heads and drum. heck out the pictures and give us a call YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID. (504) 881-9966

Marsh fishing

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Jim & I fished out of Burn’s Pt. Thursday morn 7:20 to 10:00, catching 8 small reds, all non keepers.  Water was smooth and clean but no tide.  Fishing forecast was -1.0, so was lucky to have caught any at all.

ANOTHER GOOD DAY ON THE WATER IN LAFITTE

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Today, I had the pleasure of guiding first time customers from Texas, Bobby and Danielle Williams. We fished the lakes west of the marina for redfish and worked at it to put 15 nice ones on ice. It was a stick and move type day but in the end they added up for us. We threw H&H gold spoons and TKO shrimp on main lake shorelines and also fresh shrimp on isolated islands to land the reds. One lone sheepshead and one lone trout hit the box as well for some variety. All in all it was another great day on the water spent with new friends and we look forward to their return! WE HAVE OPENINGS LEFT FOR THE FALL SEASON FOR FISHING AND LODGING. OCTOBER 1st AND 2nd HAVE BOATS OPEN, THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RARE, LAST MINUTE CHANCE AT A WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net TO GET ON THE BOOKS! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE WHICH IS www.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO SERVE AND LODGING AVAILABLE. ALL BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDING POWER POLES. QUALITY EQUIPMENT IS STANDARD, INCLUDING TFO INSHORE RODS WITH HIGH GRADE SPINNING AND CASTING  REELS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAID AND H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE PROVIDED  SO YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE WITH BE A GREAT ONE!

Sweetwater Marina – Capt. Jack Payne

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Overall the fishing was decent today at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island, not of the charts, but folks were definitely catching some fish. Capt. Kim took out a charter for us today. They stayed on the inside, caught 50 – 60 Trout and had a blast doing it. Other anglers who launched with us reported catching a little bit of everything – 26 Trout, 18 Reds and one group had a nice haul of Bass in the mix. Again, no big numbers, but a nice day of fishing in the beautiful marshes of Delacroix Island just minutes from Sweetwater Marina. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday. For you Teal hunters out there, it was hit or miss today. Some guys came in with limits, but they have been shooting limits since the Monday of opening day, so obviously their spot is pretty golden. We will have plenty of beautiful live shrimp for tomorrow shrimp for tomorrow and would love to see you. We are quickly coming up on the best time of year for sportsmen in Louisiana with some of the best fishing and hunting in the country and we are your full service Marina. From help launching your boat, fishing advice, bait & tackle, Fish cleaning tables & fish cleaning when available, lodging, charters and the friendliest most helpful staff around – we’ve got you covered. We also sell non ethanol gas. Our rooms sleep up to 6 – 1 bedroom, galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit), dining area, living room area with 2 full size sofa’s ( 1 is a sofa sleeper), free cable, wifi And a full bathroom. Charters are 750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. We provide equipment, bait, licenses if needed, fish cleaning and packaging fish. You just need to bring your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring your catch home in. Our captains specialize in in shore fishing – usually the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds and Bass. For information on lodging and charters please call 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold you reservation. So come on down to the second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, and Tony put you in the water and put you n the fish. Anything we can do to help make your trip fun, successful and safe – just ask. We would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. And remember we are the second launch.

Round 3 Redfish

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It was day 3 with the gang from Missouri departing from the Reel Inn at daybreak. So far they had a great trip to Louisiana for the first time and Chef Shawn P served them up some of the best food they’ve ever had. At the end of the trip today, the guys told me they have traveled to fishing and hunting destinations all over the country and nothing compares to what we have down here. Shoot, they ain’t seen half of it! We went straight to the hole we found fish yesterday and waited awhile for the first bite. The fish turned on and we put 7 in the box real quick. Once the tide started moving too fast it was over. We made a short move and found a trenasse with water pouring out. Redfish were visible in the shallow water emptying out into the bay. Gold spoons thrown into the current did the damage. When the smoke cleared we had iced down 15 reds. I want to thank the guys for stopping at their limit and not catching mine. It’s a personal conservation request that I make to customers not to keep my limit in their take. Great times guys! See you soon! Also, a big thanks to Capt. T Miller for the 3 day trip! Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com www.facebook.com/impulsefishing Instagram @impulsefishing

Venice Guide Service Mid September Report

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One day the river is clean and fish are in the river and the next day it’s dirty and the fish are in the bays. The redfish are still biting like crazy and now the flounders are showing up. If you get on the outside you have a chance at some really nice sized tripletail. Enjoy the pics. p.s. The tripletail story, I just got to this rig, and I had my customers fishing some live shrimp. I grabbed my rod and threw it out with a livey on it and BAM!, tripletail. I do what all good guides do and hand my rod to my customer and take his. At the same time, my other customer hooks a tripletail, too! They mess around and let both of the fish get tangled together and break both fish off. I was devastated and they had no clue what they just did. They were from Arkansas. I retied their rigs and got them fishing again, while they were fishing I go to the bow and fling out a black and chartreuse, BAM! I have another tripletail on. I look at my customers and tell them, “you don’t have a Shot in Hell at getting this rod from me”. I tell them to “reel up”, they do and in the process a ladyfish gets on one of the guys lines. Well wouldn’t you know it, the ladyfish jumps out the water and makes 2 loops over my line. I somehow got all of that untangled and am getting the fish to the boat. The fish is still about 6′ deep and my customer is digging the net down in the water trying to net him before I can even bring him to the surface. Needless to say, there was some yelling involved. It was a miracle I landed that fish, and I don’t think the guys from Arkansas will ever forget this trip of a lifetime.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS TODAY…

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Day 2 for Ben Meriwether and the rest of the Valent crew was an awesome one. These guys love to catch reds and this morning was a memorable one. We found schools of fish that were reminiscent of the ones we normally find after tropical weather and they were hungry! We threw 1/2 oz  H&H gold spoons and TKO Shrimp on 1/4 oz jigheads to put limits in the boat quickly. The TFO Inshore rods were put to the test and they performed beautifully! Capt Beau Weber Jr had the second boat and had similar success with limits coming early this am. Many thanks to Ben and all of the guys on the trip for 2 outstanding days on the water spent with good friends and we look forward to their return!! If you would like to book a trip with Lafitte’s hardest working fishing team, give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net. We have several guides ready to serve and lodging available only 35 minutes from New Orleans!! Don’t forget to check out our website which is www.fishwithphil.com for more great info! God bless and good fishing, Capt Mike Helmer

You have to see this!

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Ever seen a boat docking competition? If you are into boating, it is pretty darn awesome! I saw this video on Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Inc. https://www.roffs.com

Yes we have Live Shrimp

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The “Island Marina” is nestled on the banks of Lake St. Catherine just east of New Orleans & near Rigolets Pass; we are conveniently located to some of the most exciting fishing southeast Louisiana has to offer. With easy access to Lake Catherine, Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, & the Biloxi Marsh & all of their hidden treasures- you are sure to have a day of fishing that won’t soon be forgotten! Look to us for the latest in fishing reports & everything needed to make your day on the water a success! http://islandmarina.net (504) 662-5741 Monday-Wednesday: 5am-3pm Thursday-Sunday: 5am-5pm

GOOD BITE IN LAFITTE…

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The redfishing remains strong down here in Lafitte and the fish are eating the last couple days. We have been staying in the lakes east and west of Seaway Marina and finding schools of nice fish. The reds have not migrated to the ponds just yet but should with the passage of a couple cool fronts. We are throwing H&H gold spoons and Baby Bull Minnows tight-lined on 1/4 oz jigheads to catch the reds. A quick tip is to try a shrimp pattern when the bite is tough as it seems the fish are reacting to the glide-like motion of the shrimp at times over the paddle tail. The TKO shrimp by H&H has been effective lately and the baits are tough so it’s possible to catch several fish on one shrimp instead of spending your time changing tails all day. On a side note, we picked up 25 nice trout today in the Barataria Bay area after chasing reds this morning so fall is starting to happen in our area and that’s good news for sure! Come see us down here in Lafitte, an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans. We have several guides ready to treat you to a charter that you won’t soon forget and work hard for you! We have nice and clean lodging available that is affordable, just like our fishing charters! Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to get your trip on the books now! Don’t forget to check out our website for more great info. It is an easy one to remember, www.fishwithphil.com! Thanks  for checking out our reports! God bless and good fishing Capt Mike Helmer

Capt. Jody Donewar

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DIFFERENT DAY SAME CONDITIONS! This morning we had the pleasure to guide Matt, Rahul & Sam. The guys were 3 of a group of 9 fishermen from all over the states.  It was there first time to Louisiana and first time fishing.   They lodged at Woodland Plantation last night and fished with us today.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT! We left out of Delta Marina this morning with the wind stiff out the northeast again.  We beat the bushes, sticking and moving, hooking into redfish all morning.  We caught loads of undersized fish again today. The guys had a great first trip of fishing in LA,  finishing up with 11 Redfish, 4 Speckled Trout and memories that will last a lifetime. BIG THANKS TO MATT, RAHUL & SAM! Capt. Jody Donewar 504-453-1519 CaptainJodyDonewar.com www.thedeltamarina.com www.metroboating.com www.seatow.com www.finsfishing.com

Happy Birthday First Mate

Team jo-jo I just wanted to give a shout from N.Y. to Bay Flat Sr. First mate, Big Andrew, he be  one of Oneofthepack ‘s best first mates ever to set f oot on board the Bay Flat Sr. Big Andrew brings 79 years of experience to Team Jo-Jo fishing / Catching group. Good Fishing Team Jo-jo &  Oneofthepack

Capt. Jody Donewar

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WORKED FOR EM IN STIFF NORTH WINDS YESTERDAY! We had the pleasure to guide Stephen, Shannon, Robby & Spencer, all from Georgia. We left out of Delta Marina early with beautiful weather and a stiff northeast wind.  Challenged by the northerly winds we had to stick and move all morning picking up fish at every stop.  We caught loads of undersized fish.  The guys had a great time fishing with us as they finished up with 11 Redfish,  22 Speckled Trout and to many laughs to count. BIG THANKS TO STEPHEN, SHANNON, ROBBY & SPENCER! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 CaptainJodyDonewar.com www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

9-20-16 Reds Piled Up

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Day two with the crew at the Reel Inn began with a nice cool boat ride. At 3800 RPMs the Blue Wave cruised to the hot spot. Nice and easy start to the day plus we found the fish piled up. With a slow incoming tide my crew began a good crab soak. A few takers pulled some drag on the light tackle and wound up in the net. Then there was a lull for about an hour but they turned back on and we just smacked em. All big upper slot fish. When the bite shut down there was eleven on ice. Next stop we tried some sight fishing but where we were hunting was barren. Finally, we headed to the big black drum hole we found yesterday and finished off the day. One more day with this crew then a much needed day off. Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com www.facebook.com/impulsefishing Instagram @impulsefishing

Delacroix Part 3

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In this video, we killed the Reds, easily catching our limit. Hope y’all enjoy it, lemme know what y’all think. All fish caught in Grand Lake on Labor Day Weekend. Dead shrimp under a cork

swords and tuna mid week

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quick report from  mid week     fished  wed   and  thur   with  a  capt in venice       went  south  50 miles  out  got  on   slow but steady bite   the  tuna  were  on  the  smaller side  approx.  30 lbs  we  made  a move  and  got   on a hot  afternoon  bite   we  landed  11 yellows  with  4 smaller  tuna  and  7  larger  models   one went  90 lbs     mixed  bait  poppers  chunks and  live bait     day   2  was   a  mega  hit    we  decided  to   sword fish   went  out  south again   put  out  the  big rig     about  an  hour later   we  get   a  light tap   then   a steady  rod bend down    we   reel tight  and  we  are  on!!   30  mins  later   a  nice   and first sword   at  111 lbs  hits  the deck   we  are  all   very  exictied        next  bait  in   goes  about   45 mins    then   the   big  boy  hits    just  pulls  the  rod  down   text book  sword    bite      1.5 hours   later    we  harpoon   a   211 lb  sword  biggest  on  the  boat in  2 yrs    we  are  really  pumped  now   the   3rd  bait  goes  in   for   30  mins  or  so   and  we  pull  the  plug    with  2 swords   and   lots  of  tuna    we   are  very  happy  with  our  trip   we   head in   to  fresh  swords  steaks  that  evening     did  I mention we  were  haveing   a  blast!!!   great  trip  for  all   my  buddies    one  had   a birthday  on  our  tuna  day  so  he  got  a  great  present. Catch ya later. Todd

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Reds in Lake Catherine

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Saturday was my son’s 13th  birthday so we got  3 of his friends and went fishing in Lake Catherine Sat. evening. First couple of stops we didn’t get a bite, but later on we hit Trulloix Pt and got on some nice reds. Everyone got a chance to catch at least one so they had a great time. The best part was I didn’t have to buy bait because earlier in the day they caught about 100 shrimp off our dock in Eden Isles, which was really rare to catch shrimp during the daytime. Some of them were 16-20 count so obviously they didn’t go in the bait well…they will be going in the grease (or butter). Hopefully the shrimp will stay around for a while.( I need to learn how to post pictures)            

Join us for the 5th Annual Specks and Spots Tournament in Pass Christian 23-24 Sep

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Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association presents The 5th Annual SPECKS and SPOTS Fishing Tournament.. September 23-24, Pass Christian, MS Friday-6-9pm Saturday-6-5pm For More Info call 601-270-4590 or hattiesburgbuilders.org

Dularge Producing Reds

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Today I had some great folks from my hometown of Plaquemine. Vincent Orcino and his son Stephen, along with Darrel Boudreaux and his son Kade joined me for a family outing. The goal was to relax and unwind on the boat and try to put a few reds in the boat. Our first stop in less than 5 minutes Stephen was hooked up on a good 26″ redfish. Not long after Kade put one in the boat. Shrimp under a cork worked on that point. Next stop we sent down some cracked crab and immediately hooked up again. Another red pulled the hook right next to the boat. Shortly after 2 more came into the net and in the big Kysek 100L. So far so good and the boys are having fun. We rode around checking out some other spots picking off a few more fish. Then we found some bull reds stacked up and hungry. They were ripping drag off the light tackle and soon found their way into the net. Such a great day especially that we avoided getting wet all day. We only had to run from one storm. Hoping the trout will make an appearance soon! Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com www.facebook.com/impulsefishing Instagram @impulsefishing

Yes we have live shrimp. Island Marina

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The “Island Marina” is nestled on the banks of Lake St. Catherine just east of New Orleans & near Rigolets Pass; we are conveniently located to some of the most exciting fishing southeast Louisiana has to offer. With easy access to Lake Catherine, Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, & the Biloxi Marsh & all of their hidden treasures- you are sure to have a day of fishing that won’t soon be forgotten! Look to us for the latest in fishing reports & everything needed to make your day on the water a success! http://islandmarina.net (504) 662-5741 Monday-Wednesday: 5am-3pm Thursday-Sunday: 5am-5pm

Capt. Jody Donewar

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STEADY ACTION AS FALL NEARS We had the pleasure to guide Jude, Johnny, Troy & Gene. Leaving out of Delta Marina in Empire the weather was absolutely beautiful all day on Friday 9/16/2016. The wind was out the southeast and breezy but the fish were hungry.  We fished several spots catching Speckled Trout and Redfish at every stop.  The guys  had a fish on almost every cast all morning long.    Lots of undersized fish with some pretty keepers for the box. The guys had a great time and a fun day finishing up at noon with 60 Speckled Trout, 14 Redfish & 4 Puppy Drum on ice in the YETI! BIG THANKS TO JUDE, JOHNNY, TROY & GENE! OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US: THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 21 & 22  NEXT WEEK 25 & 26 OCTOBER 24 & 25 NOVEMBER 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 17 thru 20 Capt. Jody Donewar 504-453-1519 CaptainJodyDonewar.com www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.finsfishing.com www.metroboating.com  

Teal Hunt Opening Tomorrow!!!!

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I have a last minute opening for up to 4 guys for a Teal hunt in Delacroix tomorrow! We have birds, all we need is you! Check out my website at www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com and Call Now at 5044274973!!!

Sweetwater Marina

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It was a rainy Saturday down at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island with only about 18 boats launching today. But the weather didn’t seem to bother the fish too much with 3 boats reporting limits on Reds and 1 group catching 9 14-18″ beautiful Trout in Little Lake. The Trout bite is still kind of slow but should be ramping up pretty soon. If the weather cooperates it’s definitely worth the trip. Tomorrow could be your lucky day and you cold be the one coming in with a limit of big beautiful Trout. We will have lived shrimp for tomorrow and would love to see you. We are quickly coming up on the best time of year for sportsmen in Louisiana with some of the best fishing and hunting in the country and we are your full service Marina. From help launching your boat, fishing advice, bait & tackle, Fish cleaning tables & fish cleaning when available, lodging, charters and the friendliest most helpful staff around – we’ve got you covered. We also sell non ethanol gas. Our rooms sleep up to 6 – 1 bedroom, galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit), dining area, living room area with 2 full size sofa’s ( 1 is a sofa sleeper), free cable, wifi And a full bathroom. Charters are 750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. We provide equipment, bait, licenses if needed, fish cleaning and packaging fish. You just need to bring your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring your catch home in. Our captains specialize in in shore fishing – usually the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds and Bass. For information on lodging and charters please call 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold you reservation. So come on down to the second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, and Tony put you in the water and put you n the fish. Anything we can do to help make your trip fun, successful and safe – just ask. We would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. And remember we are the second launch.

Reds Again

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Day 2 out of the Reel Inn had us departing early again for redfish. With no wind I had high hopes of seeing tails in the grass first thing this morning. As the sun rose so did the black clouds. It was dark and eerie yet calm as could be. There were no tails in the grass either. After a pass of 300 yards and 1 fish I called it quits. We needed to find a spot with redfish. Searching the areas we fished yesterday would not be a great idea since we didn’t exactly bang em up. We hit a few spots with not much luck. I then decided to throw the cast net and try to change things up. I was looking for mullet specifically, but ended up catching pogies. With live pogies we found a small bottleneck where the current was pushing through in about 10 feet of water. Immediately we started getting good bites, then a red hit the deck. Finally some action. Three fish later and the switch turned off. Next. With a hail Mary I pointed the Blue Wave north to chunk spoons in a last ditch effort to end the day. One by one we picked off 5 more reds on a bank full of water hyacinth and headed for the barn. One day left with this group…if we can at least repeat today that will make a solid trip for these guys. Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com www.facebook.com/impulsefishing Instagram @impulsefishing

DockSide TV “Fishing Under the Blue Angels”

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DockSide TV heads to Florida armed with Matrix Shad catching a boat load of fish. Showing how to catch Florida fish on plastic. http://www.MatrixShad.com http://www.DockSideLA.com

Question for LDWF

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Question from fishgill on September 13, 2016 : Ok, I have tried to have this clarified with limited results. Hopefully a LWFD officer will give the correct answer. I understand the daily bag limit of 25 speckle trout but not the two day possession limit. This subject has caused numerous discussion ( with alcohol always involved) on what is right. This should mean I can only have 50 trout ( 100 filets) in my possession after fishing for two consecutive days? What happens on the third day? I cannot possess anymore trout till I eat those fish? What happens if you fish for 5 days in a row and limit out every day. Are you legal? What about all the fish filets in your freezer? Are you legal?  Answer from LDWF:  On land you aren’t allowed to be over the two day possession limit.  On a vessel you are only allowed to have the daily possession limit.  Freezers at home technically count towards your possession limit, but obviously would seldom ever become a problem. Red Drum (Redfish) and Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout) Recreational saltwater anglers may possess a two days’ bag limit on land; however, no person shall be in possession of fish over the daily bag limit in any one day or while fishing or while on the water, unless that recreational saltwater angler is aboard a trawler engaged in commercial fishing for a consecutive period of longer than 25 hours. Take or possession of red drum in federal waters is prohibited. Adam Einck LDWF Enforcement Division Media Relations Officer 225-765-2465 aeinck@wlf.la.gov

Captain Jody Smoking ’em

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Captain Jody & Heather Smoking ’em 09-16-2016 12 Reds & 50+ trout and 4 drum by 10:30 am.  Jude, Johnny, Troy and Gene having a ball. These guys will be eating trout and reds for a while!

Perching The Day Away with Big Capt Don

TEAM JO-JO   Emailed and called Big Capt Don, (Thursday trip got cancelled) explain to him that Oneofthepack had all the heads, and lures for perch that I ordered, and was he will to make a trip today at his Top Secret Spot to chase some perches. Big Dom emailed back, same time, same place, don’t be late.     SIGNS:   Had the tax man blues, me thought they collecting ransom for King George again, always think about Robin Hood, when tax man called. Had a good (3 ½) hour work out 7-10:30 pm Got an early start, it was dark when we launched Bay Flat Jr smiled when I hooked her up, she not use to this much action during summer, Yamaha Nightmare Machine, cranked up with one pull, one pull that’s all   CONDITIONS:   Perfect Wind calm, not a ripple, louds moved overhead, wind 6-8 from the east Mild temps, mild as long as the cloud blocked the sun, then it go a little warm We all my ourselves, had the pick of nay area we wanted to fishy Water Temp, mild, not as hot as before Water level up 2” Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a strong 10 plus, love to have this at Delacroix Tide could not tell if water moving   TECHN IQUE / STARTEGY:   Have fun Try out new heads (1/24th oz.) and new beetles, (1” black grub) Bring bass pole on boat just in case, it rigged with Matrix Shad and an H&H ¼ oz. head. Have my continuing education on learning the spots to fish, and how to fish them, education provide by the one and only Capt Don You can articulate, type, and even give a fisherperson a map on the how, when, where, what, why of fishing a specific spot, but this all pales to being able to be in the boat, and getting first-hand knowledge, and instant feedback on how to fish an area, spot / location. Find a spot # with the four fundamentals / criteria of catching: Wind at your back (not a problem) Moving water (don’t think we had any) Water clarity ((10) plus) Holding fish (had a couple of spots that produced a number of perch) Cast & retrieve, reel slow, once again lure speed is everything Thought casting ultra-light rough, but when the win picked up we had a whole new ball game, casting into the wind was almost impossible.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:   Big Capt Don’s top secret spot, SP-1 (9)p, Sp-2 (10)p, SP-3 (7)p, SP-4, SP-5, SP-1 (2)p, (SP-5)5p, SP-4 1p, SP-3 (1)p SP-2 (1)p, stopped fishing at 9:35 AM, called it a day.   OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (36) perches, Bluegill, Sun, Goggle Eye, Lake Runners, (nice size), and bass Quick, easy, relaxing trip, no sweat no bells, and no whistles, just a perfect day on the water chasseing perches. Sharing a fun trip with Capt Don, a true fishing machine Best fishing trip of my life, until he next one.   FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   Score was 14 to 19, it was close all day, Oneofthepack had the lead for a while, and then Big Capt Don had the lead, but at spot SP-4 Capt Don got on a (3) run to 0 perch coming into the box, plus on the throw backs he had a good lead with that too. Oneofthepack tried the Matrix Shad in hope me could pull it out, but it was not to be   Big Capt Don conceded the honors, and even decline it, but Oneofthepack was not having anything to do with that, Big Capt Don fisherperson of the day and has me 2-1 overall. He a hard fisherperson, and never gives up.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   As no person is born an artist, so no fisherperson is born an angler.   Hope to be back at them in the AM, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Picture of BIG Trout

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The picture put up with Oneofthepack was just an old picture he had on his computer.  Oneofthepack had no idea about the controversy caused by this picture. Below is from Mississippi Man: I saw this picture about 7 or 8 years ??? ago.  These trout were caught in Lake Calcasieu ( Big Lake) just south of Lake Charles La.  That is a Texas guide and two clients in early March wading in Big Lake.  They were caught on Corky lures you can see one on the rod in the picture. After this picture came out on the internet, the people that lived in that area and other area’s became outraged because Texan’s caught these fish.  The guide recieved several death threats and someone got their home phone number and scared his poor wife half to death. …..Not long after this happened the State of Louisiana put a 15 trout limit per person and also a slot limit of only one trout over 25 inches.  I’m not sure if that slot is correct,but this won’t happen again in Big Lake.  I don’t think anyone will ever see a picture of this many BIG TROUT in a single photo again EVER ANYWHERE.

Yes we have live shrimp. Island Marina

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The “Island Marina” is nestled on the banks of Lake St. Catherine just east of New Orleans & near Rigolets Pass; we are conveniently located to some of the most exciting fishing southeast Louisiana has to offer. With easy access to Lake Catherine, Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, & the Biloxi Marsh & all of their hidden treasures- you are sure to have a day of fishing that won’t soon be forgotten! Look to us for the latest in fishing reports & everything needed to make your day on the water a success! http://islandmarina.net (504) 662-5741 Monday-Wednesday: 5am-3pm Thursday-Sunday: 5am-5pm

ANOTHER GOOD DAY OF REDFISHING BETWEEN STORMS!

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Today, I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from north Louisiana, Kenneth and Stephanie Jones. The guys were fighting colds and sinus issues but were willing to fight through to fish for redfish. The rain was heavy and of course sitting right over where we wanted to fish so we fished where we could and caught a few this morning. Patience paid off as the rain FINALLY moved and allowed us to fish the targeted areas that were holding better numbers of fish. We finished the day with a nice limit of redfish from eating size to a couple in the 30 inch range. With the sun out this afternoon, we were able to lay eyes on some fish and Kenneth and Stephanie enjoyed watching a few good ones inhale the H&H gold spoons and were happy to be released to fight another day.  A great way to end the day, after persevering through a wet morning. Many thanks again to my friends Ken and Stephanie Jones for a great day on the water and for their return business! All fish caught on H&H soft plastics and gold spoons using TFO inshore rods and Power Pro braided line with quality spinning reels. We fished out of a custom Gaudet aluminum boat powered by Mercury outboards and Motorguide trolling motors while anchored by a Power Pole! If you would like to book a trip with Lafitte’s hardest working fishing team, give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net. We have fishing and lodging available that won’t break your budget and is worth every penny. God bless and good fishing, Capt Mike Helmer

Fishing Reports

19Sep

Delacroix Part 3

In this video, we killed the Reds, easily catching our limit. Hope y'all enjoy it, lemme know what y'all think. All fish caught in Grand Lake on Labor Day Weekend. Dead shrimp under a cork
26Sep

Reggio weekend

Just a quick report to say we (2 boats 5 folks) had a great weekend at Camp Reggio. Caught some bait right from the dock the night before. Great time. Check it out at camp reggio . com or search the classifieds. Nice place!
26Sep

footsmonster

Only had three of us, me my camp partner Lil Mike and his wife Bonnie at the camp Saturday so we shut down around midnight which is early for us. Pulled up to our first spot around 7:45 and started putting trout in the boat. Called over the other boat fishing with us and they did good too. That's what's good about fishing two or more boats. You can cover more ground but The fish were fighting back today. Wasn't fast but it was steady until a trout fell off the hook and the barb went deep in Lil Mikes hand. Told him I had been waiting to try out the fishing line hook removal trick and now I had the perfect Guinea pig. He wasn't too excited but with no other options he agreed. Wrapped the string around it, pushed down on the head and out it came. Headed to the inside for some reds when the trout bite died. Now it was my turn when a catfish fell off my hook and the son of a bitch landed straight up in the top of my foot down to the bone. Pulled him out and Bonnie said is that blood shooting out your foot. Well that barb hit an artery or vein or something because that juice was shooting 6 inches out and it looked like a crime scene on the front of the boat so I washed my foot off in the water, put a band aid on it, grabbed a miller lite and caught a red after the pain went down a little. We all survived and wound up with 64 trout and a few reds. Had a few nice white trout mixed in. It's nice fishing this time of the year. Not many boats around because of hunting and football going on and that's fine with me. Caught all the trout in Bay long on chartreuse and glow white beetles under a cork so the trout are still outside. Really pretty day on the water and as soon as I get a chance I'm going to let those fish know it's fall and time to move in some.
26Sep

Charter with Captain Mike Gallo Friday 9-23-16

Yes, another Great Day on the Water. Watched as the Sun rose over the marsh as we headed the Blue Wave across Lake Borgne to Bayou Magill. This brought back Memories of my first visit there in 1936, long time ago. The Family Company had a 37ft cabin cruiser, towing 2 - 16ft skiffs with live bait wells in the center and 5hp Johnson outbds. W0uld leave Bayou St John in N O and travel to the La Marsh at 10kts. Yes, many a nice weekend was enjoyed in those years, aboard the "PLAUEN". Named after our Grandfathers Birthplace in Germany. Built of cypress planking by Feterly Shipyard on the New Basin Canal, located at that time, across from now, Schuberts Marine. Powered by a single 85HP Kermath engine. Slept 6, no fans or A/C then. A small 12 V light plant, for lights at nite. Oh well, getting back to our Charter. Fished the marsh area in Magill, landed our limit of Reds. Tagged 1 red. Then down to the end of Magill. There is no land left where we anchored the PLAUEN, throwing the anchor, bow first, into the marsh. Now, no land left there, nothing but water and bays. We headed back to mouth of Magill, and went thru the WIDE open area, into the Lake. Years ago, this was all land on Lake side of Bayou, now it is an open gap, perhaps a few 100ft wide. Into False Mouth and thru Bobs Lake into Blind Bay Area for Trout. Did well there, mostly keepers. Picked up and headed for the Spots and Dots Lodge, Capt Mikes Headquarters. The weather was nice with a slight SE breeze all day. Yes another great Day for Al Calabrese, young Photographer, Richard Fischer, Old Man Dutch and our Reliable Capt Mike Gallo. Yes, what else may one ask for. I am very fortunate to still be able to enjoy Marsh Fishing with REEL Friends at age 91.9. So Please Enjoy the Outdoors, bring the "Kids" for it is never too early for them to start fishing with Mom and Dad. Sorry for this long dissertation, but I get started and do not know when to end story. So, Thanks again to Captain Mike and my fellow ex-Submariner, AL, for an excellent enjoyable Day on the Water. Not only was the day nice, for My Honey, Jane prepared the trout and it was solo very good. Bon Voyage. Keep Safe, a Tight Line and no Backlashes. God Bless, Good Health and Happiness to All. Dutch Prager
26Sep

bonita slam

quick report   very  slow  on tuna  but  the  bonita were  bitting  very well    we  got   a venice trash can slam   sharks    bonitas    jack carvelles    and small conger eel      1 lone tuna  hit  the  box    we  had  the  bait   we  were  on   some fish  just  could  not  make  it  happen       we  had  lots  of  action   just  not  targeted  fish      almost perfect weather   going back  in 2 weeks  hope  to  do  much  better    I have  fished 3 weekends  in  a row    I am  slap dab wore out     it really hurts that snapper and ajs  are closed    and  then I went  to Westwego  to  get  some  shrimp   and   they  had   guess what for  sale   RED  SNAPPER      go figure       todd  tired and out
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