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PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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Here are some additional pictures of more recent catches enjoyed by our customers. WE HAVE BOATS OPEN DAILY SO COME ON DOWN AND GET YOU SOME!!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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WINDY DAY REDFISH This past Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Mr Dwight Johnston, Darlene and Kevin Taylor and Darlene’s dad Mr Ed who is 93 years young! Believe me, they don’t make them like Mr Ed anymore and the world would be way better off if they did! The wind was brutal but the fish bit anyway. We fished protected pockets in the marsh to get out of the wind and around hungry redfish. Fresh shrimp under a cork accounted for most of the reds but a few fell for Mr Dwight’s H&H Baby Bull Minnows fished tightline. Some of those were nicer in size which isn’t uncommon. We ended the day with limits of reds and smiling faces in spite of heavy wind. Thankfully the rain held off for us. Many thanks again to Mr Dwight, Darlene, Kevin, and of course Mr Ed for a great day on the water spent with good friends. I look forward to their return! WE HAVE LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR TRIPS DURING THE WEEK AND SOME WEEKENDS SO COME ON DOWN AND GET IN ON THIS GREAT FISHING FOR REDS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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THE FISH ARE ALREADY WET Today I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Mr Tom Herlocher and his buddies Mr Stan, Mr Jim, and Mr Russ. All of these guys are from North Carolina. With the rain approaching we headed to the duck ponds in search of redfish. Throwing fresh shrimp under corks, we started to get some bites pretty quick. There are abundant shrimp in the marshes right now and the reds are happy to eat them up. Especially when under popping corks, the shrimp are hard to resist for the redfish. The noise of the “pop” and the action that is imparted on the shrimp when the cork is worked is a killer presentation for sure. We were fortunate that the rain held off long enough to put a limit of redfish on ice along with one keeper drum and one lone trout. We are blessed with a nice crop of redfish this year. A lot of them are perfect eating size and some good ones are making it to the cleaning tables as well. They are a lot of fun for sure!! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN MOST DAYS, EVEN SOME WEEKENDS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE HAPPY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAST MINUTE SPRING TRIP!!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

Lakes Pontchartrain/Borgne & Biloxi Marsh productive

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This spring has been good to us at Angling Adventures, my captains and I have had good catches of Speckled Trout & Redfish.  Mary & Mike  (clients for 9 years)spent the night at my lodge, hoped in my Blue Wave just before sunup we headed to Pontchartrain to box a limit of nice Specks before lunch. Dennis & Gary (clients for 11 yrs) boxed a limit of Specks & Redfish also. Mike B came in from TX stayed in my lodge and caught a limit of nice Biloxi Marsh Redfish along with Paul & Kelly (clients for 10 years) Kel  Marchand came in with his daughter (new clients) live shrimp put 39  Specks on ice before heading back to my Spots & Dots Dock. Live Shrimp on a dropshot rig caught most of the trout. Some caught on plastics on a Golden Eye jig with plastics Gulp, Dudley or Matrix. I have several boats to handle your family and friends or corporate clients & coworkers. On site accommodations & Guaranteed fish & fun !!!  Call, Click or text to book your Angling Adventure 985-781-7811  Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo

Fishing Magician

Another great day on the water! Today we fished with Matt Brown and his family and friends. Captain Jason help me with the group we both had to go deep into the Biloxi Marsh. All the guys limited out, catching  50 beautiful redfish. All the redfishand were caught 2 feet under a popping cork using or favorite Campo’s live shrimp.  I have a couple of days open this week so call today to book your charter. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one! Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Fishing Magician

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of fishing with a group from United Rentals. The wind blowing hard and the water muddy so we decided to fish the redfish. We fished edge of the Biloxi Marsh catching all limit of 25 redfish. The fish were caught two feet on a popping cork using Campos live shrimp. Today, will be back out catching speckled trout. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun fishing magician Charters is definitely the one. Captain Johnny​ Nunez 504-239-3159

Wind & Fin day down Delacroix way

TEAM JO-JO:   Team Jo-Jo decided to go out and fight the winds another day, Big Bud, (aka Eastofmrgo) & Oneofthepack , (Big Ron (aka Wildman, aka Dago) decided to wait for better conditions and requested leave of action for the trip, which was granted so he was not AWOL) braved the winds Friday.   SIGNS:   Thursday Oneofthepack decided to skip fishing, (hard decisions) and attend the graduation of Vienne, (5 Granddaughterofthepack) to kindergarten. Loveofthepack & Oneofthepack got their early and had front row seats, saved one for Daughterofthepack and son-in-lawofthepack, but me had to give up mind for neighbor who came to see Vienne graduate. As Vienne came in, (she so pretty) and made her way up front in her position, she immediately saw Mimi, mom, dad & Stephani, but no Pawpaw, her little face was wondering all over the room looking for her pawpaw. Then she saw me waving in the back her little face lite up and she started waving back along with a BIG smile, right then and their me knew me made the right decision to skip fishing, and ALL the next times their won’t even have to be a decision made, me know where me will be. After graduation, me called Big Andrew, he and I agreed to take a ride to Big T-Doc so me could drop of the (2) broken poles, thought he may be able to use the parts on the poles. Made a stop at Big GUS tackle shop, had all 5 reels spooled up with 6 # power pro, (SEE PICTURE OF HOW NOT TO HANDLE POWER PRO) and bought a replacement rod, (St Croix for broken rods) got a deal on the rod. Now back to (5) rods to have on board the Bay Flat Sr for Oneofthepack and guest to use. Friday morning up early 3:15 AM for a 4:00 Am meet up with Big Bud at Waffle House in Oak Harbor. Quickly loaded up the FORD transporter and us on our way. No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90 Not many boast on Hwy, gas stations, or launches Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, and Last Stop food store Check point Abel, water still up Check point Bravo water falling at Reggio Canal Reached the home of the Bay Flat Sr, not much gear did not take long to load all in her. Yamaha Dream Machine, like usual one turn of the key and she ready, willing and able to make our day Motored over to Lionel’s, waived as we passed by, had all we needed on board Off to spot # 64 to start our day   CONDITIONS:   Perfect E.S.E. wind 22-25 mph steady all day Sunny with a few clouds Mild temps, wind kept us cool Water level up 6” Water temp 81.8 F Caught the tail end of a falling tide, with the east wind it did not take long for it to turn around, came in the rest of the day. Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a strong looking 3, not bad at all, as the water started to come in, it got little dirty. Only saw one boat in the area we fishing, zone 1 on the map. Plenty of bait in the water TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:   Be safe Have fun Put some run time on the Yamaha Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments. Both physical, & mental We set our goal of 15 fish for the day Fixed the Bay Flat Sr wind shield, it need all the screws to be tighten up, Big Bud real handy with a screw driver. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (E.S.E. at 22-25, me getting use to fishing the wind. We even found another great spot, (out of easterly wind, 10-12 feet of water, off a point, and good moving water) to fish, plus it is a good location to do the Oak River Troll. We have a lot of spot numbers good for an easterly wind, both in zone 2 & 1, so todays wind not a problem for the most part.) MOVING WATER: (Tail end of a falling tide in the morning, quickly came in, this perfect for fishing, love fishing the changing of a tide. The action started around 9:30 AM the Silverwodners got lively and started to attack the Matrix Shad Lemon drop. Our last spot we stopped we kept trying to go home, but every pass, (doing the Oak River Troll) we made we caught a fish. Ask me, Bud how can we leave with the bites on, but after going through 2 wind knots in a row, me said it is time to go, we stopped fishing around 12:010 PM)   WATER CALRITY: (A strong 3 in me book is a very fishable clarity anytime, we did not make it to zone 1 to see what the water looked like, did not want to fight the waves to go father out, plus we had some action where we were at.   HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 18 crazy (5) minutes, # 61 C (crazy 5 minutes), we only found 2 spots where we had multiple bites / catches. Me mention to Big Bud me think the schools of fish is over, and me think todays catch would be considered a good catch for this time of the year.)   PATIENTS: (Took a while for the action to get started, Big Bud had (1) red and 3 Silverwodners before Oneofthepack even got a bite, so me had some patients today. But the fixing of the wind shield keep us active * helped us pass the time away for a while. And our last stop was the most action of the day, we even had a double hook doing the Oak River Troll.)   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (5) Silverwodners Oak River Troll (ORT) (11) Silverwonders, Big Bud and me where drifting, (ORT) a 10 foot section both in spot # 18E & 64, the Silverwodners where in that one spot. We would run up wind turn around and drift (ORT) over the same spot, did this till they stopped hitting? Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try Cork Nothing Dead bait none Live bait none   lure du jour:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook. (2)reds, (4) Silverwodners   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, caught ALL other fishes.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot # 64 (arrived at 6:28 AM), 64C, 64, 64A, 64 (1) t, 61C, 18E (9) t, 61C, 64C, 64 (6) t, stopped fishing at 12:20 PM turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a bumpy ride across Grand Lake.     OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (17 ) Silverwonders (6) throw backs (4) Reds (3) throw backs (1) Stripe Bass (1) Freshwater Cat (1) Sting Ray (1) Clam (2) Sticks (1) Bushel of grass Missed at the boat (5) NMR Silverwodners by me, meself, and I, and I did it 3 times (1) Bass (2) Stripe Bass (1) Oyster Shell (1/4) bushel of grass Spending the morning on the water in the wind with one of the best fisherpersons me know, we did not get tangled up one time. Even when we both threw in the same spot, did the (ORT) on the same side of the boat, or threw over each other, it just flowed and not once did our lines touch. Got the much needed and well deserved therapy me seek on / at every trip, it is better than a week supply of pain / anxiety pills, (prescription of course). Got to go to Big MaryAnn’s art exhibit, me got to see a lot of art, but me told her did not see any wildlife art / paintings. Seems at the art school you can only paint live exhibits. Me asked what about all those nude paintings, live says she, me think me might take up art, and bring me gold fish to the class. Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   Oneofthepack’ S concern for the day was that me was going to get skunked, Big Bud caught all fish, save (4) Silverwodners, and (1) red, he fisherperson of the day. Like Big Andrew always says he, “If you cannot catch, got with those who can” me think that will be me new motto.   SUGGESTIONS:   Grandkids come first Water looks good, wind a small problem, nice (NMR) Silverwonders are out and about, all you need to do is go out and make it happen. Live shrimp might be the trick Me still looking to buy some live croakers, any suggestions???????? Just do it PONDER OF THE DAY:   One must fish to catch, and not catch to fish.   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Me going to try, (one day next week) and get Big Ronnie out and about, hope to see all you fisherpersons out and about too, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sweetwater Marina

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A pretty windy day down at Sweetwater Marina! Today, Capt. Jack took out Brent Faison and friends…they came back with 21 reds; they had 10-15 throwbacks, and a couple of oversized reds…30+inches…were thrown back. All their reds today were caught on live shrimp! Winds are strong, but it seems like the fish are still biting! A few customers came in with a good amount of speckled trout..we couldn’t get where they went out of them…however, we think it was around Fourhorse area! Not sure what the weather is going to do this weekend….but, any day spent fishing is better than a day at work! So, if you get the opportunity and you want to come enjoy it, come on down to Sweetwater! We can’t wait to see you! And remember….we do have lodging, charters, non-ethanol fuel, fish cleaning services, a golf court to drive you to and from your vehicle, live shrimp, tackle, tips on where the fish are biting, anything else you might need to make your day on the water a little greater…. and we now have a food trailer! If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out on deliciousness! Even if you can’t make it out on the water, come grab some lunch and hang out with us around the marina! The trailer is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday…from 6am to 5pm…we have breakfast biscuits, in the morning..and, in the evening, we offer delicious pulled pork sandwiches, juicy burgers and mouthwatering shrimp poboys! Don’t pass up on a lunch that will have your taste buds doing the dance of pure happiness! Trust me…you won’t regret eating at our food trailer….just like our customers never regret making Sweetwater Marina their go-to marina! We love and appreciate our customers..we try to make sure each and every one of our customers leaves with a smile, happy with the service and wanting, wishing and praying to come back for some more of all that is Sweetwater Marina! Once you try us out, you’ll never launch anywhere else! Hope to see you all here and ready to make some great memories on the water, while catching plenty of fish! 🙂 Reasons why you should choose Sweetwater Marina every time: -We have A-1 service with a smile! 🥇☺️ -We back down your boat for you, if necessary 🚤 -We ride you to and from your vehicle on our golf court🚖 -We sell non-ethanol fuel⛽️ -We have ice, tackle, oil, etc. for sale in our bait shop -We always have great tips on where the fish are biting, how to get there and what type of bait you should use, etc🗺🎣 -We clean and packaged you fish for you, if you would like🐟 -We always keeep live shrimp! Almost never running out! 🦐 -We offer lodging for low prices (we have the most convenient location, and our rooms are comfy) ⬇️💰 -We have amazing captains that would love to take you out on a guided fishing charter🎣 -We are loyal, caring and helpful 👌🏻👍🏻 -We try to help each customer to the best of our ability -We now have a food trailer (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) (Serves pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and shrimp poboys and, in the morning, we serve breakfast biscuits!) (Everything is mouthwateringly delicious!) 🍔🍟 -We are located in Delacroix, which is one of the last great fishing spots left in our great state🗺 -More tournaments have been won out of Delacroix than anywhere else…meaning our location is outstanding! -We aren’t just your ordinary Marina…we go above and beyond! When you come down, don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater Merchandise! Represent the best Marina around! We have t-shirts, hoodies, coozies and hats! Pick up some of our gear and look 🔥 on the water! 😜 So come enjoy a fun day in the sun! Fishing, making memories and having a plain old good time! Sweetwater, where you can make your experience a great experience! 😎 See ya soon! LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
ANOTHER GREAT DAY HERE ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA! Tom, Doug & Marty made a 14 hour drive from MO. to fish with us. We left out of Delta Marina early to beat the wind. We made our first stop on an incoming tide with clean water and bait fish putting on a show on the surface. We turned the guys loose with live shrimp under popping corks.  Got the Speckled Trout into a good feeding bite.  It was not long before the Yeti was filled with fine Speckled Trout and a few Red fish! Great job today by Tom, Marty, Doug and Deckhand Heather! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com      

Cat Island Fun, Red Fish Bonanza, Triple Tail and TROUT!!!!

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  With Spring fishing in full swing, there has been little to no rest for the Shore Thing guides. We have had crews out at the Cat Island House non stop for the last couple of weeks. It has been a wild ride out at the island. I can honestly say we fished in the windiest conditions we have ever seen. One afternoon, while we were in the bayous, there were gusts over 40mph!!!. Yes we caught fish in it, but it was challenging. The next 2 trips out there, we were blessed with some insanely good weather. Even in gale force winds, we have been fishing our tails off out of the Island house. Almost everyday, our guides get to see the sun rise and set on the water. In between trips, the food has been off the charts good. Chef Frank has been knocking homeruns left and right with his boiled shrimp, boiled crabs, gumbo, sea food pastas, steaks, po-boys, and desserts. We had the LSU Athletic Dept crew out at the Cat Island House, the last couple of days. It was a perfect 10 on the weather. We were able to fish where ever we wanted. The boys were able to catch plenty of big trout, perfect sized slot reds, and even mixed in some sheepsheads and sharks. In between trips, they explored the island, and take pictures of the eagles, shore lines and other wildlife. This crew took advantage of every single second of their trip. We have been relying heavily on the Boat Monkey popping corks. Our go to rigs has been a simple live bait rig. Under the Boat Monkey Cork is 2 feet of  30lb leader, a small split shot 3/4 of the way to the 1/0 khale hook. We have been using what ever live bait we can get our hands on (live shrimp, cocohoes, finger mullet, pogies or croakers). When the bites get rolling on the speckled trout and white trout, we have been switching to the SAVAGE GEAR 3-D Shrimp. I tied one of these life like shrimp on two weeks ago, and it is still going strong. Happy to report that Capt Alex has gotten the first TRIPLE TAIL of  2017!!! It was a tagger(under 18 inches) but still a very welcome treat. The boys working the day trips out of our docks in Bayou Caddy and Pass Christian have been doing great. The school sized trout have been keeping everyone busy. Yes there are plenty of undersized fish, and that just makes the upcoming fall that much more encouraging. The most exciting bite so far this month has been the red fish bonanza. When the trout bites have faded off most mornings, we have been working on the slot reds. Capt Kenny threw a hail mary last week, and was able to knock out a 4 man limit of red fish in about 30-minutes!!! The live shrimp and minnows, under the very loud Boat Monkey Corks,  have been the go to rigs. We are doing the best we can with updating the pictures and reports, but there is little free time for our guides this time of year. We will do our best to keep yall updated, but from the looks of things, it is gonna be one heck of bite for the next couple months. Give us a call if we can help get yall on the water. Thanks ****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS**** ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available – small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMDCa5OD6U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0twtm3Bng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7WxqYBly4

Closed deal.

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Awhile back my wife gave up her seat in my boat, to fish the trestles, to Capt Don,(PERCH WHISPERER). His plan to, NOT fish, that day turned to ,GOTTA GO, but wife had taken the invite for that trip. Capt Don promised a nice mess of perch he caught the day before and she up the price to “plus a trip in his boat” to perch whisperer favorite spot,(for the time being). Offer accepted and yesterday(Wednesday 5-17-17) was the day. Early start and meet up at Capt Don’s house, and off to the Desalmonds area, and a launch that only he and a few others can find . Quick boat ride and it was on, Perch Whisperer was true to his calling (should be a guide, but won’t turn his favorite hobby into a job), and had wife and I set up with his favorite equipment so all we had to do was fish. Bite was slow(according to Capt.) I thought it was great since wife and I had fish in the box after just a few cast, pretty sure Capt. Don positioned the boat for me and Sue to have the best cast to the honey hole, while he just fished what he could. A few keepers and a few throwbacks ended the bite there and we started moving along the lilies in a nice breeze (later it was a &^%&^$% wind) , after a few more in the box , (Sue) ,Capt. Don was pleasantly surprised he would not have to nursemaid his female fisher person(me on the other hand still needed help retying, just can’t see the hole in them ITTY BITTY jig heads). Only having so many boat handling options due to the wind We made our way up and down several shorelines and pockets to ALL add to the box, along with limits of trees, lilies and unseen sticks(one spot became known as the HITCHING POST after a few wraps required surgical extraction). Many YAH HOOS and OH BOYS later the wind and old backs decided on a 10am quitting time. Quick uneventful trip back to Don’s and then to Pearl River ended the day with 44 nice Perch(many throwbacks) and 3 cats. After many attempts to get me to buy precision ultra light equipment, Perch Whisperer finally convinced me to get a good R&R for perchin(his equipment was a pleasure to fish with and Sue and I were able to keep up in the catching department for a change, lol.) All had a good, fun fishing day and look forward to the next opportunity to fish with the Perch Whisperer. If the wind ever dies down , looking forward to taking Sue to our old stomping grounds around Elephant pass(if any land is still there) for some speck and red action.

Delacroix Drone Down

TEAM JO-JO:   It was time, (We have been trying to schedule this for a few weeks, just waiting for the right conditions (wind) to fly the drone) to fly the drone, Big Mike, Big Cliff, (Big Mike’s wingman) and Oneofthepack where to tour our Disney World known as Delacroix Island and video the action from above…way above!!!!   SIGNS:   Weekend rodeo blown off the water Dr. appointment Tuesday no fish Grandkidsofthepack duty Tuesday evening no fish Birds in the back yard did not feed to late in the evening, not a good sign for an early morning trip Check the wind conditions, morning to be perfect 4-6 mph, later in the day wind 10-12 mph Up early 3:15 AM for a 4:30 AM meet up at Waffle House with Big Mike & Big Cliff Raised the garage door to load up the FORD transporter, this was me first clue of the wind condition, not as predicted. No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90, not a good sign Not many boats on the Hwy, gas stations, or launches, not a good sign Arrived at Waffle House a little early, Big Mike & Big Cliff had already ate breakfast, walked in was going to get a cup of coffee, but said let’s go, and get started on our journey. Big Mike drove down in his car, and Big Cliff rode with me, we got acquainted on the ride down, found out we both had something in common, (which is not common. lol) that being we both liked Big mike. Passed on McDonnel & Last Stop food store. Check point Abel water up Check point Bravo water falling at Reggio Canal Reached the Bay Flat Sr boat slip, gave Big Cliff the 30 second safety speech, (watch crossing Hwy, dock around boat, & everything in truck comes out) when we parked. This is when me had me second notice of how hard the wind was blowing, me could not open me door, it took a lot of forces to get it open, NOT GOOD SIGN is this!!!!!!! Loaded up the Bay Flat Sr in no time. Yamaha Dream Machine fired up with one turn of the key Made the run to Lionel’s for some ice, and go juice, had a lot of commercial boast filling up, had to wait about 15 minutes to get to the fuel station. Off to spot # 64 to start our day. CONDITIONS:   Perfect Wind E.S.E 22 – 27 MPH steady as she blew ALL day Sunny & Clear Mild to warm temps, it was real nice from a heat stand point Water level up 8” Water temp 78.7 F Tail end of a falling tide, turned quickly as the east wind help push it in Water clarity on a scale of 1-7: It was looking good, (4 plus) early in the morning, but once it started to come in the milky looking water made it to our honey hole, and the bites slowed. Only saw (2) boats and they both stuck in shallow water, (me think one might have burned his engine up) I have run aground a few times, but me don’t understand how fisherpersons that don’t know where they are can run around not knowing where the channel/s are, especially in Bayou Gently, me hope the both had Seatow on their side. Did me mention it was a windy day????? TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:   Be safe Have fun Put some run time on the Yamaha Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments Give Big Mike and Big Cliff a tour of our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. Put Big Mike and Big Cliff on some action so we could fly the drone and get some action shots See how many poles me could come back in one piece and useable, this not a shot at Big Cliff,…………………………me did manage to come back with 2 out of 5 that Big Cliff did not fish with, you be the judge, re: shot!!! Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (E.S.E. at 22-27 mph was a problem today, we were hard press to find a spot we could fish lures, the wind bend around all the corners, ran down all the canals from all directions, and we had to fish a cross wind most of the morning, me think you can say it was a brutal wind day. Oak River Troll, wind had us going 1.9 to 2.1 mph, and we could never fell the bottom.) MOVING WATER: (Tail end of a falling tide was great, because the water clarity was good from all the marsh water draining out, but when it started to come in the water dirtied pretty fast. But we had moving water all day.)   WATER CALRITY: (Early in the AM was a 4 plus, then the dirty water came in with the tide, but it was still very fishable, me just think we did not have our hearts into fishing.)   HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 64 produced the most action, along with 18 E, not many spot numbers holding fish.)   PATIENTS: (Action early, but just far and in-between, need a lot of patients today, but me feel Oneofthepack and crew did not have much of that today. We entertain ourselves flying the drone, which was out main objective today.)   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (8) t Oak River Troll (ORT) (3)t Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try Cork Nothing Dead bait none Live bait none   lure du jour:   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 ALL FISH CAUGHT WITH THIS LIURE   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot # 64 (6) t, 61C, 18 E (3) stopped fishing at 8:48 AM, flew drone for a while, turned the Bay Flat Sr north at 9:15 AM for a bumpy ride back to the slip.   OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (11 ) Silverwonders (3) throw backs (1) Missed at boat waiting / trying to set up drone to video the action. (2) Reds (1) Bass (2) Oyster shells (1) crab Trap (1) motor (2) bottoms (1) Broke pole me last Shimano CSSM60. Big Cliff thought we were playing a trick on him, because when he set the hook the poles snapped, but we assured him it was no trick, the trick was going to be putting the pole back together, and / or burying it and experiencing the loss of me favorite 20 year plus old pole,. But me says not to worry you have 5 more to go. (2) Reels with no line left, Big Cliff asked what it means when you don’t have any line left on spool, me says you don’t have any line left on spool. No food or drinks it was a fishing trip, none needed Spending the day on the water with (2) of the best fisherpersons that are yet to be discovered. Experiencing the journey / outing with Big Mike and Big Cliff was a pleasure, cannot wait until we do it again. Experiencing the flight of rodnreel.com’s drone for the first time, what a sight, me was very happy it was a successful flight, only wish me could have put them on more action today to video same. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   Big Cliff drew first blood real nice 14” speck, he had to reel it in by hand as the pole was in no conditions to help him. Me think he may have caught 1-2 more, but not sure. Me really enjoyed trying to help Big Cliff with fishing techniques, he watched me hands when me was fishing, me try to get past rookies to do the same but they don’t seem to want too. He notice the action and speed reeling in of the lure, told him to just try to keep a tight line when lure fishing. He wanted to know how long do you let the lure go down before you reel it in, told him that deepened on the water depth. We fished 10 feet to 3 feet today in different areas. Me think today as a little challenging for Big Cliff, but me know on the next trip he will be in contention for fisherperson of the day.   Big Mike, gave it his best effort, caught the bass, missed one and added 1-2 Silverwodners to the box, but this not enough to get the honor today. He does get an “A” for flying the drone and getting it back safely.   SUGGESTIONS:   Always bring more poles then you need, you never know when and why you may need them. Big Ronnie when he sets the hook had broken many, now have to add another name to my list of pole molesters.   You might want to think of going to buy a few K-Mart rod, reels, and line specials, the pain is not as bad when it happens.   Did me ever tell you the story, (true) about me assistant at work, she made a fishing trip with me. Gave her a brand new rod & reel (Shimano CSSM60 rod & Shimano reel) me going to teach her how to do the “OAK RIBER TROLL”. Gave her the rod and said all you need to do is drop it over the side…………………she did just that rod, reel, line, dropped over the side never to be seen again, and no her hair was not blonde. Be assured on the next rod I was a little more explicit, and even gave her a visual run on how to do it. PONDER OF THE DAY:   The word ‘catching’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by fishing   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Big Vienne (Granddaughterofthepack) graduating tomorrow, (no fish).   Oneofthepack & Big Andrew heading to Big Gus to re-spool all me reels, and to Big T-Doc to see if he can doctor up me broken poles, f not maybe he can use the eyes and other parts of the poles. Big T-Doc a custom rod builder, me have 2-3 of his creations, not only are they well built, but they too beautiful to use.   Friday Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) & Big Ronnie (aka Wildman, aka Dago) will join Oneofthepack on the Bay Flat Sr to take revenge on the Silverwonders who did not want to bite today, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
BEAT THE WIND TODAY! We had the pleasure of guiding regular of 19 years Dr. Leo along with Ron and Jim.  The guys are from Baton Rouge, LA. Knowing the wind was going to get up today we left out very early.  The wind was stiff out the southeast as we fished a couple spots with nothing to show. Made a third stop and hit the mother load filling the Yeti before the wind got worse. GREAT JOB & MANY THANKS TO LEO, RON & JIM! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

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(504) 858-0484
http://www.MatrixShad.com has created a matrix shad tagging program to tag fish all over the Gulf Coast. If you re capture one of these tagged fish call for a free Matrix Box!!!!!

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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REDS STILL BITING… Today I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Mr John Caskey, his son Jordan, and his buddy Mr Ralph. This crew is from north Mississippi and had fished with Capt Lane yesterday, boating a limit of nice trout and one redfish. We decided to chase reds today and that was a good decision in hind sight. We threw H&H Baby Bulls in cock of the walk and black and chartreuse tight line and scented plastics under corks to boat a limit of redfish fishing the marshes east of Lafitte. It was Jordan’s first ever redfish trip and he did great, showing some serious skill that he sharpens while fishing farm ponds around home for bass. All on board caught fish and had a great time. Many thanks again to MrJohn, Jordan, and Mr Ralph for another great day on the water spent with friends. Can’t wait till next time! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN DAILY AND ARE READY TO TREAT YOU TO A GREAT FISHING EXPERIENCE. TAKE THE EASY DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND GET YOU SOME!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
ANOTHER GREAT DAY HERE ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA! This morning we had the pleasure to guide two groups of anglers. On my boat it was Russ, Jerry and Myles. On Capt. Jon Lemle’s boat it was Peter and Peter Jr. Both boats left out of Delta Marina early.  We got on an early morning bite that fizzled out when the wind came up. We made a couple moves in protected waters and easily filled the anglers limits of fine Speckled Trout once again. BIG THANKS TO ALL ANGLERS! GREAT JOB TODAY BY CAPT. JON LEMLE & DECKHAND HEATHER! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Not a lot of boat activity here at Sweetwater today! However, the boats that did go out caught a lot of fish! A good amount of trout were caught under the birds today! A lot of fish were caught on the outside today! So, if you are looking to get in on some of the good action, come to Sweetwater! The most important reason you should come to Sweetwater is the fish are biting !!!!! However, below this is a list of all the reasons to make Sweetwater the marina you choose each and every fishing adventure! Don’t pass up on reading about all that we have to offer our customers! 🙂 Reasons why you should choose Sweetwater Marina every time: -We have A-1 service with a smile! 🥇☺️ -We back down your boat for you, if necessary 🚤 -We ride you to and from your vehicle on our golf court🚖 -We sell non-ethanol fuel⛽️ -We have ice, tackle, oil, etc. for sale in our bait shop -We always have great tips on where the fish are biting, how to get there and what type of bait you should use, etc🗺🎣 -We clean and packaged you fish for you, if you would like🐟 -We always keeep live shrimp! Almost never running out! 🦐 -We offer lodging for low prices (we have the most convenient location, and our rooms are comfy) ⬇️💰 -We have amazing captains that would love to take you out on a guided fishing charter🎣 -We are loyal, caring and helpful 👌🏻👍🏻 -We try to help each customer to the best of our ability -We now have a food trailer (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) (Serves pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and shrimp poboys and, in the morning, we serve breakfast biscuits!) (Everything is mouthwateringly delicious!) 🍔🍟 -We are located in Delacroix, which is one of the last great fishing spots left in our great state🗺 -More tournaments have been won out of Delacroix than anywhere else…meaning our location is outstanding! -We aren’t just your ordinary Marina…we go above and beyond! When you come down, don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater Merchandise! Represent the best Marina around! We have t-shirts, hoodies, coozies and hats! Pick up some of our gear and look 🔥 on the water! 😜 So come enjoy a fun day in the sun! Fishing, making memories and having a plain old good time! Sweetwater, where you can make your experience a great experience! 😎 See ya soon! LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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INDIANA GANG INVADES LAFITTE… This past week I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from Indiana Mr Fred Rude, Dr Jerry Mc Clarren, and their buddies Mick and Billy. These guys have been coming down for a number of years and are good friends of mine. We looked around for trout Wednesday morning for a bit on the north side of Barataria Bay but found very dirty water from all of the shrimping taking place in that area. The season had opened Monday morning. We headed to the marshes armed with fresh shrimp and popping corks and put together a nice box of redfish and drum with a few lost trout thrown in. Thursday was generally a repeat of Wednesday with a few more redfish than the day before, difference being we did not waste time on the trout. On Friday the guys fished with Capt Beau and picked up 11 nice redfish. The day ended very early due to thunderstorms in the area. All in all it was another good trip for me and my buddies from Indiana. Many thanks again to Mr Fred, Dr Jerry, Mick, and Billy for their friendship and their return business. I look forward to next time! WE HAVE OPEN BOATS THIS WEEK AND THE WEATHER LOOKS GOOD SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A LAST MINUTE MAY TRIP. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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NICE DAY ON THE WATER… Today I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Mr Danny Kilpatrick and his sons Evan, Ethan, and Eli. This trip was to celebrate Eli’s high school graduation. We headed east in search of redfish and they were there and biting. Most fish were caught on H&H Baby Bull minnows in cock of the walk and also black and chartreuse. Two were caught on fresh shrimp under a cork. Final tally was 23 keeper reds and 6 speckled trout, a great day on the water. Thanks again to the Kilpatricks for an enjoyable day on the water spent with some good guys. I look forward to their return! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN THIS WEEK AND THE WEATHER LOOKS GOOD. COME ON DOWN AND GET YOU SOME!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

Day of multiple quest at Delacroix

TEAM JO-JO:   Oneofthepack got to meet (2) new fisherpersons, (Big Ed (Mississippi) & Big Gary (Metairie) today. They responded to request on rodnreel.com for a first mate, we hooked up on rodnreel.com last week and schedule a trip to our Disney World for this morning   SIGNS:   Attended the Local # 60, (Plumbers & Pipe Fitters local) Capt meeting , (re: fishing rodeo Saturday) Friday evening at the Rigolets, lots of crawfish, corn, potatoes, and sausages, and all the beer & drinks you get eat / drink. Plan “A” was to fish with Big Andree, Big Tony, and Big Dominick. In Lake P Saturday, but 4:30 AM, (not much sleep back hurt all night) Saturday me could not stand up, back went out, had to call Big Andrew and cancel out. Up at 8:30 AM, back still hurting, went to club to use hot tub & steam room. Both closed on a Saturday. As the day went along the pain seem to die down a little. Off to the Casino to play some cards, the only fishes at the table was me, myself, and I. Up bright and early Sunday, Loveofthepack had a day plan for us, first off Sanger to see play ”Finding Neverland” then diner at Italian restaurant, mother’s day, it bit crowded. Crashed around 10:30 PM Sunday, up early 3:45 AM to make todays trip, Big Gary & me to meet up at Waffle House in Oak Harbor Slidell. We both meet up with Big Gary at Waffle House in Chalmette. No breakfast, past on McDonnel, Last Stop p food store, we on a mission. Forgot to check out check point Able & Bravo, in a hurry to get to slip No boats on Hwy, gas stations, or boat launches Big Ed drove down, he ran his Big Truck up to the camper trailer, and me asked that he not run into same, no problem we did top short of running into it. Skipped the safety talk Threw the gear into the Bay Flat Sr Yamaha Dream Machine fired up with one turn of the key, we off to Lionel’s. Made stop at Lionel’s to say high, and look at the map of Delacroix with Big Ed, showed him the route we would be taken. Off to spot 18 E to start our day.     CONDITIONS:   Perfect E.N.E. wind clam then 6-8 mph, perfect Sunny & clear Mild , warm, hot temps, red button almost popped out in some places out of the wind Water level up a foot Water temp 78.7 F Tail end of a falling tide, it did turn around about 10:10 Am or so Water clarity on a scale of 1-7: Spot # 18 E a 3, 61 C 2plus, 61 2 plus, 60 2 plus, 20 a2, 21 a2, 22 a2, 23, a2, 17 a3, 2, & 1 a 2, 14 a3, 15, 5a 2minus, 2 A, 18 E a4 got better, 61 C a 2 got worst, 18 E a 4, stopped fusing around 12:20 pm, turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a quick bumpy ride back to the slip. Only saw one boat out and about in the area we fishing TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:   Be safe Have fun Put some run time on the Yamaha Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments Big Ed called his quest was he be interested on / in learning how to run around Delacroix, so me asked if he had a GPS, no but have a smart phone, so we ran sound to all our spots, locked them in on the GPS, showed him where and how to positon boat and where the strike zones where on spots in zone # 1. Me think he well satisfied with today’s tour & results of same. Big Gary quest / interest for the day was a little different, Big Gary familiar with Delacroix, he looking for a new fishing partner, as his present one gave up fishing. So you could say today was like on the dating sites, we to meet (mutual corner) and confirm all the lies we told ach other where true or false, before we started a lengthy fishing journey now the road.. Based on the trip and the outcome, me think Big Gary & Oneofthepack are very compatible, who knew rodnreel.com would become a match maker of a fishing affair!! Checked out crew gear they had swivels, snaps, leader lines on their rig, me suggested the cut all that off and tie their lure direct to the line, no additional accessories needed, thus they did. Put the crew on some Silverwodners & reds, not get skunked Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (E.N.E. at 6-8 mph, like a dream come true, wind no problem today, it even helped us with the Oak River Troll in many spots. You could fish any shoreline, any angel you wanted wind no problem.) MOVING WATER: (Tail end of a falling tide, great, even caught the start of the rising tide, water moving most of the day.)   WATER CALRITY: (Orange Bayou & Oak River along with spot # 18 E had the best looking water, all other areas not to good.)   HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 18 E had a few, 61C had a few, even caught 3 at spot # 14, this a very good sign. But they not schooled up and the bites where very slow, most fish caught in early AM.)   PATIENTS: (Slow action, crew started to dig in tackle box to find magic lure, ran around a little to keep them busy and interested in the fishing part of the day, needed some patient today for sure.)   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (20)t Oak River Troll (ORT) (9) T We did the (ORT) at spot # 18 E early in the morning, both Big Gary & Big Ed where / are / is BIG fans of this technique, they looked forward to this technique at every spot we stopped at. Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try Cork nothing Dead bait, (nothing) Big Gary felt he needed some help / edge in the quest for Fisherperson the day. Live bait none   lure du jour:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook. (9) t   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 (20)t Crew tried different lures, and caught a few, but their heart was with the 3” H&H purple beetle, and / or the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop as thy kept coming back to them.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot 18 E (16) t, 61 C (9) t, 61,60,20,21, 17, 14 (4) t, 5, 6, 2A, 18D, 18E (1) t, 61 C, 18 E, stopped fishing at 12:10 PM back to the slip.     OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (29 ) Silverwonders, (6) throw backs (7) Reds (3) throw backs (2) croakers (on lures) (1) Niddle fish (2) Oyster Shells (1) Crab trap (1) Bushel of grass Great food, drinks, & snacks thanks to Big Gary, way to go Big Gary Spending the day on the water with 2 knew fisherpersons to have fish with Team Jo-Jo, many thanks to rodnrteel.com for the opportunity for us fisherperson to hook up on a trip. Sharing the Bay Flat Sr with 2 of the best fisherpersons that me meet today, looking forward to a repeat trip soon Having, (on the way home) a hamburger at Waffle House with Big Ed, we marked up his map that he bought, (today) of Delacroix. Best fishing trip of my life, until he next one: FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   Very, very, very, close call today, it was a slow day, and it took patients, determination, finesse, tact, delicacy, adroitness, savoir-fair, and most important skill.   Big Gary (he brought the food and drinks) got extra points for his kindness, he managed to get into the Silverwonders some, and even caught a red. However even with the added points, me think he came up just a little short in the quest for Fisherperson of the day. BUT be assured he gave a heartfelt effort, his gear gave him a little challenge at times and he lost some time valuable time during the bite zones.   Oneofthepack just could not get on a roll, my technique was a little off, me too added to the Silverwonder creel, and had a red or two, but me to also fell short for fisherperson of the day, me came in a close last for the day.   As me always do, my first look at me fishing partner is his gear, especially his rod & reels, this tells me a lot about how the day will go, and what chance me have of being fisherperson of the day. Once me saw Big Ed’s rods & reels (both a stiff rod with bait casters, both of them) me knew he was going to be at a very big disadvantage. When I saw his casting distance, once again me knew he was at a disadvantage. At our first stop, he sked if he could use one of my rigs, no problems says me, but he did not use it ling, back to the bait caster), He managed to catch a couple, but when we hit spot # 61 C he got on a roll, me almost sat in his lap. Nothing I did would produce a Silverwonder, and Big Gary was in the same boat as me. Big Ed whipped me with a bait caster, not cool, but he did it with grace, no trash talk just steady fishing & catching he did. Big Ed fisherperson of the day,….TODAY that is there is always tomorrow.     SUGGESTIONS:   Bites where early, water is dirty, (don’t know where the river water coming from, but it is all over inside) in zone 1 & 2, not sure areas west of Twin Pipeline and / or Black Bay. Get an early start, fish hard, and persevere!     PONDER OF THE DAY:   A fisherperson without a catching history is like a boat without a motor.   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Wednesday fish with Mike L & Norman, Thursday with Big Bud, that’s the plan unless Loveofthepack has a plan “B” for me, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Lady P Results 5 15 17

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Based upon Accuweather and Rod N Reel tide reports,decided I needed me some dat Cane Bayou fishing medicine(therapy)and got to Cane launch around 6:15 am and by 6:30 or so,was headed S to Lady P but not before tossing Spro frog(absolutely zero takers-get impatient rather quickly),switched over to Zoom Speed Worms,Black Sapphire,and it did not take too long to hook 4,boat 3 and then make my way East towards Goose Point,where Lady P was glassy-calm and very inviting.Switched to Gulps,Swimming Mullets,Chartreuse,and while fixing nasty backlash,lure snug on bottom,felt thump,thump,thump distinctive of decent red and I was tad late on hook set but did feel hefty fish at end of line.Not long after,fishing about 18 inches of water,beast of a red(based upon his wake)nailed Gulp and I set hook hard and was starting to get nice Cajun Sleigh Ride when line went slack,not sure if hook bent(broke)or line was snapped and it did not feel like snapped line based upon resistance and I reeled in jig head and was bummed at bent jig hook!!!Put on new one and not too long after,got nice Cajun Sleigh Ride,compliments of nice red that appeared to be right at 27(turned out shade under 27-26.5)and because he was quite green when I carefully hoisted him into 94 qt chest,I did not want to risk putting him on top of chest and having him leap to freedom,like I had happen bunch of years ago wit huge doormat flounder that I inexplicably placed upon chest to measure him(why???)and watched in disbelief as he arched his back and leaped to freedom!!!Slowly made my way towards Goose Point to one of my favorite trenasses and surprised cute older couple in Alumacraft(they were wearing out bass on Mo Jo shrimp and offered me one)-who else makes de marathon paddle from Cane???The gent made a funny comment about fact that they should be working(they own their own wholesale nursery in Folsom-I own my Independent Health Insurance Brokerage)and we laughed it off!!!Did manage very fine marsh bass on Speed Worm and because Lady P was slowly beginning to growl,I made my way back,stopping every so often to toss Gulps in likely redfish spots,no takers but the water was no where near as pristine as when I first started!!Did toss some Zoom Speed Worms back in Cane and missed a few decent bass and headed in,one tired soul from early wake-up plus marathon paddle!!Ended up with 4 nice bass and nice 26.5 inch red and easily coulda had 3 reds and 8 bass!!!     Tony Cyprus,Jr.

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
EASY EASY THIS MORNING! Had the pleasure to guide regulars of 13 years fishing with me, David & Deena from Knoxville, TN. We left out of Delta Marina early with the weather looking beautiful.  The wind was light out the north northeast with the tide coming in from the Gulf of Mexico at about a foot and a half.  The water was pristine all the way out to our first and only stop. David and Deena fished live shrimp under a popping cork and put their limits of fine Speckled Trout on the boat in approximately one hour. GREAT JOB & MANY THANKS TO DAVID & DEENA! WE STILL HAVE OPEN DAYS IN JULY TO FISH WITH US!  FISHING IS GREAT IN JULY!  DON’T MISS THE BOAT! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com    

Capt.John Haller’s RIGOLETS FISHING HIGHLIGHTS!!!

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All fish were caught fishing local in Lake P. area on Rigolet’s Marina live shrimps and Matrix Shads new Holly Jolly / ole reliable Ultra Violet on drop shot rigs in 9 to 12 ft. ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS!!!! The catching is only 35 minutes North from downtown New Orleans and West of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casino’s and just minutes by boat to the fishing grounds the world famous RIGOLETS!!! Home of several state and world record fish. The boat rides are short, no bugs eating you up, modern lodging available, clean restrooms,  and restaurants serving great local seafood with wet bars serving cold beverages waiting for you just minutes away. “You got to go to know” so get in on the none stop action by calling or email me to secure the best days !!! *****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC**** SINCE 2002 Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch. Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!! Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Marina!!! CUSTOM and AFTERNOON TRIPS available at customer request!!! *****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA – MASTER CARD – AMERICAN EXPRESS – DISCOVERY – VIA PAY PAL***** Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net Like and follow me on www.facebook @1chasingtailcharters and www.twitter @1chasingtail FOR RESERVATIONS CALL TO BOOK YOUR TRIP 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will PERSONALLY put you on the FISH and FUN guaranteed!!! Thank You , Capt. John Haller

Fishing Magician

Yesterday, I fished with Greg, Renee, David and Jeff, we had a blast. The wind was blowing so we made a few stops but we sure did put 100 speckled trout in the boat! All fish were caught using Campo’s live shrimp 2ft under and pooping cork! There are a few openings this week so give us a call today! If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one. Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

big tuna lots of mahi mahi

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quick report  from  last week      I was   on   a week long  trip    fished  3 days  as   seas  were  rough    the   first   day  last  Monday   we   went  south   to    find  a   very nice   green water  blue water color change   we  trolled   the  green  side  because  the  blue side  was  grassed  up     after  about  10  minutes     we   hook  up   to   a  heavy weight   but   he   did not  fight   like  he  should  have   10  mins  later   we   stuck the gaff  in   a   153lb  yellowfin  tuna    my 4th best  tuna  to  date      the  only thing   I could  figure  was   the    tail hook  had  him  in  the  mouth   the  belly hook  had  him   in  the   eye socket   and  it   was   hurting  him   real  bad   he   basically  came   right  in    made   1 death circle   and     fought   harder  in  the  ice box   than  he  did  on  the  line      we trolled  arother  45 mins   with  no  takers     we  saw    a  boat  in  the  distance  on   the   same   grass  line    as   we  came  closer   we  saw  them  catching   chicks    we   moved  over   approx.   75 yards   and  joined  the  party   we  caught  chicks  until   we  hollered  calf rope         up  until   the   grass line  and  tuna  we    were   not  doing   to  well     we  headed  in  to  get  our  state  snapper   and  called  it   a  day          day   2  was  rough  3 to  5 ft seas   but  we   got  our  snappers   and  could  not  make  the   run  south       worked  on  my  boat   a few  days   and   tried  to  fish   on  the  week end  but    with  the  rain   and   rough  seas   it   was   a  no   go    if  the  weather   will   get  better  I think   the  fish   are   there  to  be  caught    the   local  capts   all   caught   tuna   just  not   in  the  numbers   they   usually   get         green  water  was   way  out  30 miles  out   the   east  side   is  very  dirty water   lots  of  marsh grass  and  no  fish      todd   tired  and  out

Venice Redfish Adventures

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Kayla, Megan and Randy McCollum from Lafayette, La fished with Capt. Dan Dix — MLC Charters on May 10, 2017 in Venice, La.  This was Kayla’s first fishing trip and the family had a blast !  Finding clean water was a challenge but Capt. Dan put us on a handful of mule trout from 4-5 lbs. each and the redfish were on for the rest of the trip.  There was plenty of action from rat-reds to bull reds.  All fish were caught with live shrimp under a popping cork.  Another great day on the water with Capt. Dan Dix of MLC Charters !

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
THE WIND HANDED IT TO US TODAY! We had the pleasure to guide some great folks, David, Leah & Leo from Baton Rouge, LA. We left out of Delta Marina early with the wind stiff out the west northwest and building. Headed out to fish some protected waters thinking we could beat the wind and make a box of fish with some hard work. We fished several protected shorelines with clean water and lots of bait on the water.  We just could not get on em today as the wind was brutal.  The change in the weather just gave the fish lock jaw in the areas we fished. The highlight of the day was Leah catching her first big RED FISH! I AM MAD AT EM AND WILL BE BACK ON EM MONDAY! BIG THANKS TO DAVID, LEAH & LEO! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com  

New RodnReel Drone Info

(504) 858-0484
I heard from today from a very reliable source that a drone on a fishing trip stopped the bite. The thought process is that the fish see the white bottom of the drone as a large bird.  Makes sense! My drone is being wrapped SKY BLUE on the bottom this weekend. Starting Tuesday, the RnR will be ready to work with it’s blue bottom. Mike Lane      

Whole bunch of pics from the past week or so. CAT ISLAND, LA MARSH AND MORE!!!

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                                                                                  ****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS**** ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available – small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMDCa5OD6U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0twtm3Bng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7WxqYBly4

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
SMOKED EM BEFORE THE RAIN THIS MORNING! We had the pleasure to guide Billy Boykin and another crew from Jackson, MS. It was another two boat trip with Capt. Zach Mouton running the second boat. We left out of Delta Marina very early and got on a great bite on our first stop.  Casting live shrimp under popping corks the guys were catching Speckled Trout, Redfish and Black Drum on every cast before the strong winds built up.  We filled the ice chest and made it back to Delta Marina before the rain came. GREAT JOB AND MANY THANKS TO BILLY BOYKIN & CREW! WE ARE BOOKING TRIPS FOR JULY!  DONT MISS THE BOAT! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

Sweetwater Marina

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Not a lot of action at Sweetwater! Maybe about 15 people launched today! But believe or not, overall, the fishing was pretty good! A lot of speckled trout were caught in Lake Campo….that seemed like the hottest area! They caught some in fourhorse, as well! They have been having some bird activity, if you like to fetch under the birds! Some of the guys caught limits of redfish this morning, before the bad weather! Basically, what we are getting at is……the fishing is pretty dang good! Especially today, considering the weather conditions today weren’t to great…which limited the amount of time they had to fish! So, grab your Momma and take her on a spectacular fishing trip for Mother’s Day! No better present than being able to enjoy a beautiful day on the water AND catch plenty of big, beautiful fish! The weather looks likes it’s going to be beautiful for the next two days! Finally, some great weather for some awesome fishing…it should make for a magnificent Mother’s Day weekend! Hope to see you soon! Reasons why you should choose Sweetwater Marina every time: -We have A-1 service with a smile! 🥇☺️ -We back down your boat for you, if necessary 🚤 -We ride you to and from your vehicle on our golf court🚖 -We sell non-ethanol fuel⛽️ -We have ice, tackle, oil, etc. for sale in our bait shop -We always have great tips on where the fish are biting, how to get there and what type of bait you should use, etc🗺🎣 -We clean and packaged you fish for you, if you would like🐟 -We always keeep live shrimp! Almost never running out! 🦐 -We offer lodging for low prices (we have the most convenient location, and our rooms are comfy) ⬇️💰 -We have amazing captains that would love to take you out on a guided fishing charter🎣 -We are loyal, caring and helpful 👌🏻👍🏻 -We try to help each customer to the best of our ability -We now have a food trailer (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) (Serves pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and shrimp poboys and, in the morning, we serve breakfast biscuits!) (Everything is mouthwateringly delicious!) 🍔🍟 -We are located in Delacroix, which is one of the last great fishing spots left in our great state🗺 -More tournaments have been won out of Delacroix than anywhere else…meaning our location is outstanding! -We aren’t just your ordinary Marina…we go above and beyond! When you come down, don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater Merchandise! Represent the best Marina around! We have t-shirts, hoodies, coozies and hats! Pick up some of our gear and look 🔥 on the water! 😜 So come enjoy a fun day in the sun! Fishing, making memories and having a plain old good time! Sweetwater, where you can make your experience a great experience! 😎 See ya soon! LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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FINALLY SOME DECENT WEATHER… This past Monday and Tuesday I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Zach Raley and his buddies “Super” Mario, Brian, and Travis. Day one started off calm so we headed south in search of some trout. Don’t know if it was opening day of shrimp season or lack of tide movement but the trout were stubborn. We fished hard for right at 50 then hit the marshes for reds and boated 7 nice ones and a bonus puppy drum. The box looked pretty decent at the end of the day and all on board had a good time. We headed straight to the redfish for the start of day 2 and this proved to be a good move. We eventually found some gin clear water and spotted schools of reds and drum moving around. This lead to some awesome sight fishing opportunities that the guys capitalized on in a big way, doesn’t get any better when it comes to redfishing! Final tally was full limits of reds, several bonus puppy drum, and a few nice trout to boot. The box looked even better at the end of day 2. Many thanks to Zach, “Super” Mario, Brian, and Travis for 2 great days on the water spent with friends. I look forward to their return!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

Fishing Magician

Today I was able to fish with some great friends. Bill, George, Rob and Joe came in last night and spent the night at the lodge and we got an early start this morning. We fished the edge of the Biloxi Marsh and caught 225 speckled trout two ft under a popping cork, using our favorite Campo’s live shrimp. Today was not different than any other day by putting some beautiful trout in the boat. We’ve had a great year so far so call to book your fishing trip. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one. Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
IT WAS ONE STOP WITH RODS BENDING AND REELS SCREAMING! This morning we had the pleasure to guide the  Billy Boykin crew from Jackson, MS. Capt. Jon Lemle and Capt. Zach Mouton ran the other two boats. We left out of Delta Marina early this morning with the weather looking good.  The tide was a rising and the wind was light out the south. We made one stop.  The water was clean.  The Speckled Trout and Redfish were exploding on bait all around the boat.  It was a fish on every cast as the anglers had a trip of a lifetime once again fishing with us. EXCELLENT JOB TODAY BY CAPT. JON LEMLE, CAPT. ZACH MOUTON, & DECKHAND HEATHER! BIG THANKS TO BILLY BOYKIN & CREW!!!!!!!! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

Lady P Results 5 11 17

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Had a little time on my hands before a 1:00 pm client meeting and took advantage of slight winds and possibly favorable conditions and hit beloved Cane Bayou,starting with tossing Spro frog to lunker bass,no takers except for tiny bass and smallish perch,none of which got hooked.Switched over to Yum paddletail worms,Black Sapphire,and set hook hard on what felt like trophy bass,turned out to be slimy and smelly ornery choupique(guess I would be slightly peeved at Owner EWG hook lodged near one of my eyes)and it was a chore getting fish off hook and back in water!!Tossed worms length of Cane and missed a few and got to mouth of Lake and tossed Berkeley Gulps,Swimming Mullets,Chatreuse,Twin Tails and finally hit pay dirt with distinctive thump,thump from beast of a red that stripped off about 100 yards of line before he started very slowly getting worn out from giving me nice Cajun Sleigh Ride!!Laughed at me predicament when I realized my net woefully small and ice chest no where near big enough,plus I wanted to fish a tad longer!!Released de beast and unfortunately had no more takers and slowly made my way back to mouth of Cane,where I ran into retired Metairie physician and a buddy of his and showed them pic of beast and we witnessed huge gator inhale shore bird out on West side of Cane(looked like Loch Ness Monster from the distance at which we were)!!Slowly paddled Chapman pirogue back to launch and ran into ton of potential fishermen and fisherwomen and saw both Byron and Chad Almquist of Canoe and Trail plus a few Federal Folks in nice airboat!!Headed to SShore tomorrow,hopefully for some Mother’s Day Parish Line Canal crabs,weather permitting!!!Love it fishing shorelines of Lady P from cozy and comfortable confines of my Chapman pirogue!!!     Tony Cyprus,Jr.

Sweetwater Marina

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Another amazing day of fishing out of Sweetwater! Tons of trout brought in from the inside, outside, you name a spot, and they’re catching there! Almost all the fish are being caught on live shrimp! Some are catching them on plastic, as well! Today, Capt. jack went out on a charter and came back in with 102 trout, 9 reds and 4 sheepshead! Fishing seems to be getting better everyday! If you like to catch reds, No problem! They are smashing them all over the interior of Delacroix! Not just one spot, but they are catching them literally all over! Some guys have been catching their limit, and then, catching 40 or so more and throwing them back! Delacroix is one of the greatest spots left in our great state with a little interior marsh land left…and it holds a variety of different species of fish…And lots of them! We had 3 or 4 newbys come today and totally destroy the fish! If you don’t like to get up early, no problem! Come fish under the birds in the afternoon! However, there are plenty of fish being caught both in the morning and the afternoon! Seems like fishing under the birds goes a little better in the afternoon than the morning hours! We have been having plenty of live shrimp! So, if you feel the urge to come and get on some good speckled trout fishing and have never been to Delacroix, come on down! There are plenty of spots to get to easily, where they are catching loads of fish! If you are a kayaker, launch right here at Sweetwater and be conveniently close to some awesome speckled trout, bass, redfish, black drum, and sheephead fishing! A little bit of everything can be caught near the Marina! However, kayaker launching fee is 10 dollars per kayak! So, beware! Don’t come, if you are going to complain about pricing! You can fish 2 hours, 24 or 48…we don’t care…it’s only 10 dollars…that’s a bargain! Good news…if it is a two seater kayak, it is still only ten dollars! So, quit reading about it and get it done! Come on down and experience it for yourself! Reasons why you should choose Sweetwater Marina every time: -We have A-1 service with a smile! 🥇☺️ -We back down your boat for you, if necessary 🚤 -We ride you to and from your vehicle on our golf court🚖 -We sell non-ethanol fuel⛽️ -We have ice, tackle, oil, etc. for sale in our bait shop -We always have great tips on where the fish are biting, how to get there and what type of bait you should use, etc🗺🎣 -We clean and packaged you fish for you, if you would like🐟 -We always keeep live shrimp! Almost never running out! 🦐 -We offer lodging for low prices (we have the most convenient location, and our rooms are comfy) ⬇️💰 -We have amazing captains that would love to take you out on a guided fishing charter🎣 -We are loyal, caring and helpful 👌🏻👍🏻 -We try to help each customer to the best of our ability -We now have a food trailer (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) (Serves pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and shrimp poboys and, in the morning, we serve breakfast biscuits!) (Everything is mouthwateringly delicious!) 🍔🍟 -We are located in Delacroix, which is one of the last great fishing spots left in our great state🗺 -More tournaments have been won out of Delacroix than anywhere else…meaning our location is outstanding! When you come down, don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater Merchandise! Represent the best Marina around! We have t-shirts, hoodies, coozies and hats! Pick up some of our gear and look 🔥 on the water! 😜 So come enjoy a fun day in the sun! Fishing, making memories and having a plain old good time! Sweetwater, where you can make your experience a great experience! 😎 See ya soon! LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

Fishing Magician Charters

What a great day! Captain Johnny fished with Ross and Mimi who came to New Orleans from Oklahoma for a wedding. We caught our limit of 75 speckled trout and all fish were caught 2ft under a popping cork using Campo’s live shrimp! If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one! Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Captain Kerry-Services

(504) 858-0484
Kerry Duane Audibert, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. A native of New Orleans, LA, he was born on Friday, February 24, 1978. Formerly of Slidell, he moved with his family to Abita Springs, LA in 2008. Beloved son, husband, father and friend, Kerry is survived by his wife of 6 years – Elizabeth Dickinson Audibert; his mother – Dian Kluchin Roussel (Julius “Pete”); two beautiful children – Kaylee and Rhett Audibert; and one sister – Jennifer A. Brown (Kevin); and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother – Chad C. Audibert. Kerry was an avid outdoorsman. He owned and operated a successful fishing charter service and provided many fisherman and families with life-long and lasting memories. He was a legend among big trout anglers and a mentor and friend to his peers. When not fishing, you could find him in the deer stand waiting for the buck of a lifetime. He was a devoted husband and father and his greatest joy was sharing the outdoors with his wife and children. He will be forever missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433. Visiting hours Today, Thursday  3:00-6:00 PM. 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433. Private committal services and interment at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Audibert Children Education Fund, at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/audiberteducation.

Venice Guide Service – Putting the Band back together after 30 years

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My cousin, Capt. Ben Leto, my friend Stan Smith and I used to fish together all the time, when we were kids. We put the Band back together yesterday after many, many years, probably 30 since all 3 of us were on the same boat fishing together. I laughed all day, it was a blast. Enjoy the pics, and in the old pic, the 3 of us were holding 2- 5 and a half’s and a 7 lb. trout.

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
AS GOOD AS IT GETS!  Larry, John and Steve from TN experienced an unbelievable bite this morning on their second day with us. We were done by 9 am and all these HOGS were caught on live shrimp and Matrix Shad swim baits. Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519  

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Today, the fishing was great! It seemed like everyone that came down caught a lot of fish! Today Capt. Jack took out his father, his fathers friend, Mr. Carl, and a good buddy, Dennis! They limited out on speckled trout, and they brought back 6 sheepshead! Overall, the fishing today was pretty spectacular! The weather is supposed to stay beautiful! So, if you get a chance, head on down to Delacroix and launch at Sweetwater! We will have plenty of beautiful, live shrimp for tomorrow morning and can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina! 🎣 Reasons why you should choose Sweetwater Marina every time: -We have A-1 service with a smile! 🥇☺️ -We back down your boat for you, if necessary 🚤 -We ride you to and from your vehicle on our golf court🚖 -We sell non-ethanol fuel⛽️ -We have ice, tackle, oil, etc. for sale in our bait shop -We always have great tips on where the fish are biting, how to get there and what type of bait you should use, etc🗺🎣 -We clean and packaged you fish for you, if you would like🐟 -We always keeep live shrimp! Barely ever running out! 🦐 -We offer lodging for low prices (we have the most convenient location, and our rooms are comfy) ⬇️💰 -We have amazing captains that would love to take you out on a guided fishing charter🎣 -We are loyal, caring and helpful 👌🏻👍🏻 -We try to help each customer to the best of our ability -We now have a food trailer (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!) (Serves pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and shrimp poboys and, in the morning, we serve breakfast biscuits!) (Everything is mouthwateringly delicious!) 🍔🍟 -We are located in Delacroix, which is one of the last great fishing spots left in our great state🗺 -More tournaments have been won out of Delacroix than anywhere else…meaning our location is outstanding! When you come down, don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater Merchandise! Represent the best Marina around! We have t-shirts, hoodies, coozies and hats! Pick up some of our gear and look 🔥 on the water! 😜 So come enjoy a fun day in the sun! Fishing, making memories and having a plan old good time! Sweetwater is where you can make your experience a great experience! 😎 See ya soon! LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

Lady P Results 5 9 17

985-807-4123
Had excellent window of opportunity to show a fishing buddy some of my SShore fishing spots and we launched round 6:10 am at Mandeville Harbor and made the trek across a glassy-calm Lady P headed to the PowerLine Pilings,mostly the extreme Western set and once we got to our destination,my buddy was more than amazed at the the clarity and quality of the water and he hoisted a fine speck almost immediately and we both missed a few decent strikes!!Hit a few Pilings,then extremely quietly motored to nice set of pilings near a platform and had to put up with some not-too-kind words from fisher who musta felt we shut down his fishing(not)!!!My fishing buddy nabbed a few fine specks and I was initially feeling cursed til I hoisted a fine speck aboard,only to watch him bounce back in de drink!!Not long after I nabbed a fine speck,quickly followed up with decent red and we hit a set of PowerLine Pilings,where I nabbed a fat 22 inch red and the we motored over too S end of Causeway(water very dingy on SShore,unfortunately).Fishing buddy put in decent blue catfish and that was the extent of our catching,ending up with 4 nice specks,2 nice reds and a blue catfish,all fish falling for Berkeley Gulp,Swimming Mullet(twin tails version,my first fishing experience with this particular tailset-up,not bad at all).Hope to get back after some specks where we found em today and W Lady P chock full of nice platforms,any of which can harbor some fine specks!!!Guess our buddy upset dat we started putting nice fish in box while he got casting practice!!!My fishing partner and I are extremely courteous and considerate fishermen and not sure what set this solo fisher ablaze but we never got any closer than about 2.5 casting lengths away and we intended to hit this platform,regardless of whether we saw him catching anything(which we did not)and guess he was peeved that we almost immediately started hoisting hefty specks in my buddy’s ultra-fine Key West bay boat!!!       Tony Cyprus,Jr.

Fishing Magician Charters

We had another successful day on the water! Mike, Stewart, Matt and Eddie had a great time and didn’t have any trouble catching 125 speckled trout. All the fish were caught with a popping cork, using Campo’s live shrimp. Call us today to book your charter now, summer is right around the corner! We have lodging available for small and large groups. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one. Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Delacroix action / Intel

TEAM JO-JO:   No first mate responded, me got up at 4:00 AM (internal clock) me go right back to bed, had no commitments for a crew so why go. 6:00 AM rolls around, me thinking why do me have to do early (4 AM) trip, but me till not fired up about going. Me get up and start me routine, check winds, weather, tides, water level, fishing sites, then me look at rodnreel.com, which is ALL it took to get me in the mood to go fishing. Me decide to do another Solo trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.   SIGNS:   Dr. Appointment Monday Met some co-workers at the shop, we all went to launch. Got a call from Big Judy, she cancelled out for today Me lost interest in fishing today with no crew and/or first mate, but that did not last long. Loaded up the FORD transporter, and out the door me went at a real early start, 6:50 AM As me crossed the Hwy 11 bridge me counted (69) boats along the trestles, most where from north shore to mile makers 175, (they had 6 boats clustered around 175) and the majority of them where on the west side of the trestles, tide must have been coming in. East side was wide open for trollers, but did not seen any trolling. Can only imagine what the weekend will be like. No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11 or 90 First good sign of the day, when me made a stop to pick up ice at self-serve ice house, they had a big bag of ice just lying there. Me looked around no one around, in the box it goes. Then a gentlemen pulls up, me ask was that your ice, no says he, me knew this was the start of a lucky day. Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, and Last Stop food store Check pint Abel water level still low Check point Bravo, tide coming in at Reggio Canal, good sign this be. Me at boat slip, before lowing Bay Flat Sr down me raised the Yamaha Dream Machin, because the water was low, and me had very little water in the slip. Motored pass Lionel’s, had all that was need on board so did a drive by and head to Spot # 64 to start me day.   CONDITIONS:   Perfect Wind E.S.E 8-10 mph, perfect it be Sunny & clear Cool, mild, warm, hot, but with the low humidity it was a good feeling type heat. Water temp 79.0 F Water level up 6” from last time Tide rising tide all day, it was strange in Oak River it was coming in, in the cuts that dump into Oak River no moving water, me cannot figure that out. Water clarity on a scale of 1-7: Spot 64 1 plus Spot 61 C 3 Spot 18 3 Spot 17 (Point Fienne) 4 Me saw only 1 boat ALL day TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:   Be safe Have fun Put some run time on the Yamaha Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL, (physical / Mental) me aliments Run the Milk run to gather Intel and see how all the other spot numbers looked / and what type action we have at them. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (E.S.E. at 8-10 was perfect, this type wind works well with the Oak River Troll in many of our spot numbers. The area me fishing wind no factor at all, got me to thinking what is worst, high winds or no wind at all, as for me, me like some wind all the time.) MOVING WATER: (Tide rising, but where me at it not moving in the cut, Oak River water moving in pretty good. Came up all day, when the water stopped at me first spot me started to run around, found that the wind was moving water in a number of spots, Point Fienne had a good incoming tide, with an east wind, perfect condition to do the Oak River Troll.)   WATER CALRITY: (This was a little challenge for today, but the fish did not seem to mind it, but when the water stopped moving it got real dirty fast, thus why me start to move around.)   HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 61 C crazy (25) minutes, and # 17 another crazy (10) minutes.)   PATIENTS: (Reached spot # 64 around 7:50 water dirty did not stay long, reached second spot at 8:22, at 8:36 me caught the first Silverwonder, from then on it was pretty much steady action, slow but steady, patients no problem for today.)   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (23) Silverwonders found them in2 locations. First produce 6t, me fishing an imaginary circle 15 feet in diameter, water moving left to right. Me would throw out to the left of the circle, when lure reached the middle of circle, me started to work it, and the strike zone was from the middle of the circle, to the right side of the circle, if you anywhere but their nothing you catch. The second was found doing the Oak River Troll, after catching 3, me read the depth finder in the strike zone, located the Bay Flat Sr on the shallow side of the drop off, threw up current, bouncing the lure along the bottom, along / up the drop off slowly with a twitch back to me, produce (13)t quick. Oak River Troll (ORT) (4) t & (3) r, last stop as Point Fienne, on east of the N/S pipe ¼ mile turned the Bay Flat Sr west, shut down the Yamaha Dream Machine, turn the motor too keep boat on an angel to the wind, let the wind pouch me, dropped the Matrix Shad over the side, BAM 14” red, bam 16” red, bam 18” red, then the Silverwodners (4) started hitting. Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try Cork (2)t Dead bait none Live bait none   lure du jour:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook, 2t, & 1 SB 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook, 2t. Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook, caught all other fish & crab, this be lure du jour.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot # 64, 61 C (19)t (2)r , 18E (3)t, D, C,B, 2A (1)T, 17 (4) t, stopped fishing at 1:22 PM turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a smooth & quick ride back to the slip.     OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (30 ) Silverwonders (5) Reds (3) throw backs (2) Stripe Bass (1) Crab (1) Bottom (1/2) bushel of grass Therapeutic day on the water with me, meself, and me. Me missed not having Big Judy on board, me was real concern about being able to put her on fish, but today turned out pretty good. Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   No challenges today     SUGGESTIONS:   Be patient, and if you find a spot holding fish milk it for everything you can catch, me made (4) moves , (in a (1/2) block area) in one spot, just trying to find the strike zone, and the angel the fish wanted the lure on.   Long runs to find them might not be necessary, just learn to fish your honey hole, (you know holding fish) from all angel / presentations.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   Me a big fisheyed optimist. Me try to accentuate the catching as opposed to the fishing.   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   No plans for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Capt meeting for Local 60 rodeo, rodeo is this Saturday, Big Andrew, his sons, and Oneofthepack will be fishing for the BIG one to enter them into the weight station, stay tune, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
 FIRST DAY BACK AFTER STORMY WEATHER AND TIDE SWAP OVER! This morning we had the pleasure to guide regulars from TN, Mr. Larry, John and Steve. We left out of Delta Marina early with the weather as pretty as it gets.  The wind was light with calm seas and an incoming tide. What started off slow sticking and moving turned into a frenzy as we hit the mother load about 9 am. All the fish were caught on live shrimp as usual. It was another great day on the water with some great guys! We will be back at it tomorrow with the same group. WE HAVE OPEN DAYS IN JULY! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

Lady P Results 5 8 17

985-807-4123
Me and a fishing fanatic planning a SShore trip tomorrow and he was unavailable for a Cane Bayou/Goose Point pirogue trip today so I did a solo and started trip off tossing Spro frog,thankfully no owls decided to swoop down and attack the Spro.Did not take me too long to swap over to Zoom Speed Worms,Black Sapphire,and first fish of de day a smallish but feisty bass that I let go and not long after,set hook on what felt like either small red or nice bass and turned out to be decent blue catfish,on Speed Worm.Fished Zooms length of Cane and made de marathon paddle towards Goose Point and hit a redfish honey-hole,only doggone reds musta got lost as blue catfish took their place.Ended up catching 4 more blue catfish,all on Berkeley Gulps,Swimming Mullets,Chartreuse and then made return trip to Cane,where I put nice bass in box,compliments of Black Sapphire Zoom Speed Worm.Ran into group of kayakers from Canoe and Trail Shop and Matt,their guide checked out my fish box and was impressed!!!We all spotted de one-eyed beast of a gator,de one I call “Otis” as to me,he looks like what an Ornery Otis would look like!!Ended my trip with 5 blue catfish and 1 decent bass and missed quite a few bass,not to worry,dat will only entice me to return!!!Headed to SShore with a buddy hoping dem PowerLine Pilings reds wanna play!!!     Tony Cyprus,Jr.      

Fishing Magician Charters

Captain Johnny had a great day with George, Rodney and Ronnie! We left at 9:30 am and was back at 12:30 pm!! We caught 100 beautiful speckled trout  using our favorite Campo’s live shrimp! ATTENTION: I have a brand new opening for this Saturday, May 13, 2017! We have lodging available for any size group so drop everything and call today to book this date before it’s to late! If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one! Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Solo, So Low Sunday adventure

TEAM JO-JO:   SUNDAY TRIP Oneofthepack got no response for post looking first mate for Friday trip, so me did not go. Saturday had something to do in town, so me no go again. Along come Sunday, based on call for first mate for Friday and getting no repose, me decided to make another solo trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.   SIGNS:   Last trip to many moons between trips Friday ran some errands with Big Andrew, lost me $330.00 plus sun glasses, just had them put new liens in the frame, this the third time me lost them, told Loveofthepack next time spend mothing mote then $20.00 on sun glasses for me. Saturday, Loveofthepack and Oneofthepack took in a movie, we both still feeling good, so we head toe h coast, Hollywood Casino for some action and to see if we could find any fishes, poker players ) that wanted to play. No problem finding a poker game, but me was the fish, lost a C note, (not a good sign) Loveofthepack not better on slot machine we called it an early night, she to run a training race, and me going fishing in the am. 4:00 AM Sunday morning, me not wild about going fishing, had no first mate. Me hate working the bow, and stern voice activated power poles by meself. Me looked at rodnreel.com, weather stations, tide range, water level, still not feeling the urge to go. Me decide to flip the coin, (regular coin not the 2 headed coin) head me go, heads it was so off me went. No wild life sightings along Hwy 11 or 90, not a good sign. Boats stacked up on Hwys, gas stations, boat launches, this is when me realized it was a weekend worrier day, me to have plenty company on the water. Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel, Last Stop food store, me on mission to lose weight cause me had a Dry appointment today and him always on me case to lose weight. Check point Abel, water level down, down, (not a good sign) at bayou along road at the junction of the hwy to Hopedale and Delacroix. Check point Bravo water pouring out at Reggie Canal, not a good sign. Arrived at the Bay Flat Sr abode, she high and dry, just setting in her slings waiting for some action. Yamaha Dream Machin fired up one turn of the key, got to love it. Turn on all the electronics, no problem, got to be a good day Passed on stopping at Lionel’s, had ice, gas, and water to drink Off to spot # 64 to start me day of fishing / catching.     CONDITIONS:   Perfect W.S.W. wind 6-8 mph perfect Sunny & clear Mild to warm temps\Low humidity made the day a lot more enjoyable. Water temp 77.6 F Water level down 18-32” Tide none, could not find any moving water, me left at 1:45 AM still had no sign of moving water, tried all the choke down spots me know nothing, no current lines to be found. Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 to 3 minus, depending on where me was at. Once again Point Fienne had the cleanest looking water, but no fish. Boats all over the place, me stayed pretty much in one spot, counted (13) boats motor by me. Scenery was a sight to behold, wildlife all over the marsh, gators, Nutrias, Coons, Mashes Hens, ducks, Hawks, and many other birds, bugs, just a very entertaining trip enjoying all that Mother Nature has to give. TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:   Be safe Have fun Solo trip was called for, as the catching has not been that great, some of past crew says to call them when they biting, but some enjoy the outing / journey as much as me do, catching only makes it a little better. Gather Intel for next trip, so me can make the best choice for crew to catch a few, me identified a couple of spots that should be a producer for next crew and / or first mate. Put some hours on the Yamaha Dream Machine Being a Scorpio me like to pursue the sting of happiness & tranquility in a location that is dear to me heart. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Wind no problem today, fish just about anywhere you want.) MOVING WATER: (This was the challenge of the day, to find moving water, me ran to a few spots to see if me could find some moving where the cuts, channel choke up, me find at these spots water always moving, ,but not today.)   WATER CALRITY: (No complaint, very fishable conditions, lure color was betting looking with the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, Purple beetle did not show up well in the water clarity we had today.) HOLDING FISH: (Spot # 61 C at 1:27 PM, had a crazy 10 minutes, caught 5 in a row, plus 2 Stripe Bass, other than that could not find any action in all other spots.)   PATIENTS: (Needed some today, but me was set for a marathon type day, me was just going to wait them out. Me had the why, where, what, how of the equation, all me needed was the WHEN, and me was ready to wait them out. Most crew that fish with us, not keen on waiting them out, but sometimes that is what it takes.) Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining (8) t Oak River Troll (ORT) (1) t Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) did not try Oak River Skim (ORS) did not try Cork did not try Dead bait none Live bait none   lure du jour:   Pictures do not lie, (see attach) Matrix Shad Lemon Drop was the killer for the day, matched dup with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook prove to be the fishes choice of bait today. It was a slow day, first fish caught at 9:05 AM, 3” purple Beetle matched up with H&H 1/3 oz. round white head w/gold hook got us started. Me did the (ORT) me knew that if there was a fish in the area the (ORT) would make it bite. Caught 1 had 3 hits.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot # 64, 61C (1)t, 18E (2)t, D,C,B, 2A (1)t, 20, 21, 22, 60, 61, 61C (5)t, called it a day at 1:45 PM, turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a quick smooth ride back to the slip.   OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (9) NMR Silverwonders, (1) throw back (1) Missed at boat (3) Reds (1) Freshwater Drum (2) Stripe Bass (1) Crab (2) Oyster shells (2) Sticks (1) Bushel of grass Saw the sun come up Saw (14) Alligators Saw (12) Nutria Saw (1) coon Many, many, many birds On the way in passed (2) fisherpersons, their first time to Delacroix, the up on the flat about a ½ mile from the launch fishing, me motored over to see if they alright. Yep says them we trying to lose the live shrimp we have left. That is when me notice me got out of the channel. Any lucks says me, we caught couple of reds, but not here, says me do you know you in a foot of water, they look down at the GPS, and says this first time using GPS don’t know how to use it. Me asked if they wanted some fish, what you don’t want them says them, no me don’t eat them, yes says them if you don’t want them. After passing them the fish, me gave them some directions on how to get to Little lake and asked that they go on rodnreel.com look for Oneofthepack send me a email, me would email him backs some maps of the areas, and where and how to fish them. Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   Guess who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, me like the odds.     SUGGESTIONS:   Zone 1 on the map has the best looking water for us, zone 2 is a little off, have not been on zone 3 & 4. As mention above, if me know a spot is holding fish, me willing to play the waiting game looking for that crazy (15) minutes.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   Fishing consists not in doing what we must, but in having the right to do what we love.     FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Just got a call from first mate for tomorrow, Big Judy called to cancel out, had a situation come up that she had to attend too, no problems says me just let me know when you can make it, ,me was looking forward to sharing a day on the water with her.   Now have open Bay Flat Sr, if interested call us, (504-915-4896) hope to catch six Silverwodners tomorrow, so if you don’t like fishing, but catching is your thing, may want to wait until me can find them again, call us in October.   But if you just enjoy the time spent on the water this trip is for you. Plus this is the best time of the year to learn Delacroix, fishing ok, catching a little off, not to worry about catching, and learn, explore, find the routes / locations of the hot spots that look good, (i.e. holes, depth of water, shell bottoms, drop offs, channels, cuts, current lines, which wind to fish what spot, what tide works best for what spot, etc., etc., etc.).   Hope to see all you fisherperson out and about, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack   P.S.   On me journey today (Monday (7:28 AM)) to Metairie me counted (34) boats along the trestles, that is a lot of Barbers, on the way back 1:45 counted (14).   Also the back down launch at Tites is closed, bridge work has it blocked, now me will have to ride the Bay Blat Jr from dockside to fish the trestles, not a good sign.

Crawdaddy charters

Great honor taking wounded warrior Matt King and girl friend Amanda Long they caught 70 trout and 3 bull reds and 10 rat reds. Fishing the beach with minnows.

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Sorry we haven’t written anything lately! Captain jack went out on a charter yesterday,”. It wasn’t that great due to the wind! 7 reds, 5 trout and they were in for 11:30am! The wind was just out of control. Today Capt. Jack went out on a charter today, and there was a huge improvement! They caught 75 big, beautiful trout, 1 bullred that made someone’s whole fishing trip and 2 sheepshead! Today lots of people came in with fish! Mega numbers of redfish, a good number of speckled trout and even a few drum! Very, very sorry for the people that weren’t able to get live shrimp today! Due to the weather…the shrimper wasn’t able to go get a load of shrimp for us! But the great news is…. we have a lot of live shrimp for tomorrow! If you get an opportunity and want to get on some fish, come on down! It gets better everyday! Unless there is 25-40 mph west northwest wind, then Capt. Jack says he doesn’t care who you are it is pretty impossible to catch fish in those conditions! However, that seems to be over with, so come test out the fishing! The trout fishing seems to be pretty darn good and getting better! When you come, don’t forget to come try our very successful food trailer! People are saying they can’t wait to come back and eat with us again! Let Chef Richy whip you up a fresh hamburger, pulled pork sandwich or shrimp poboy…you won’t regret it! It’s absolutely delicious! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Also, don’t forget to call and book and stay at our lodge! We have the most convenient location, the most comfy rooms and great prices! Add on a charter with one of our fine captains and let them take you on a guided fishing adventure….you’ll catch beautiful fish, make memories you can’t forget and have a grand time! So, choose Sweetwater Marina! We have outstanding services! We help launch the boat, give great tips on where to fish, sell ice, live bait, non-ethanol fuel, food from our food trailer (on the weekend), we clean and package your fish, offer rides on our golf court to and from your vehicle and so much more! Don’t pass up the great experience you can have, when you come to Sweetwater! We appreciate all of our loyal customers! We can’t thank y’all enough…without y’all we couldn’t keep the doors open! Your money helps keep food on the table for 5 of our great employees! We can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina..and don’t forget to pick up some Sweetwater merchandise (shirts, sweaters, coozies, hats)! Rep the best marina around! ☺️ LODGING INFORMATION: Our one bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 guest; it includes a galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area (with 2 full sized sofas’, one being a sofa sleeper), free cable and Wi-Fi, and a full bathroom. CHARTER INFORMATION: The charters run up to $750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. On the charter, we provide equipment, bait, licenses, if necessary, fish cleaning and the packaging of the fish. The only thing you need to bring is your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring home your catch. Our captains specialize in in-shore fishing; usually, the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds, and Bass. For more information on lodging and charters or to make reservations, please call us at 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold your reservation. So, come on down to the second launch in Delacroix, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony, and Jesse put you in the water and put you on 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!

Fishing Reports

22May

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Here are some additional pictures of more recent catches enjoyed by our customers. WE HAVE BOATS OPEN DAILY SO COME ON DOWN AND GET YOU SOME!!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    
22May

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

WINDY DAY REDFISH This past Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Mr Dwight Johnston, Darlene and Kevin Taylor and Darlene's dad Mr Ed who is 93 years young! Believe me, they don't make them like Mr Ed anymore and the world would be way better off if they did! The wind was brutal but the fish bit anyway. We fished protected pockets in the marsh to get out of the wind and around hungry redfish. Fresh shrimp under a cork accounted for most of the reds but a few fell for Mr Dwight's H&H Baby Bull Minnows fished tightline. Some of those were nicer in size which isn't uncommon. We ended the day with limits of reds and smiling faces in spite of heavy wind. Thankfully the rain held off for us. Many thanks again to Mr Dwight, Darlene, Kevin, and of course Mr Ed for a great day on the water spent with good friends. I look forward to their return! WE HAVE LOTS OF OPENINGS FOR TRIPS DURING THE WEEK AND SOME WEEKENDS SO COME ON DOWN AND GET IN ON THIS GREAT FISHING FOR REDS!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    
22May

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

THE FISH ARE ALREADY WET Today I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Mr Tom Herlocher and his buddies Mr Stan, Mr Jim, and Mr Russ. All of these guys are from North Carolina. With the rain approaching we headed to the duck ponds in search of redfish. Throwing fresh shrimp under corks, we started to get some bites pretty quick. There are abundant shrimp in the marshes right now and the reds are happy to eat them up. Especially when under popping corks, the shrimp are hard to resist for the redfish. The noise of the "pop" and the action that is imparted on the shrimp when the cork is worked is a killer presentation for sure. We were fortunate that the rain held off long enough to put a limit of redfish on ice along with one keeper drum and one lone trout. We are blessed with a nice crop of redfish this year. A lot of them are perfect eating size and some good ones are making it to the cleaning tables as well. They are a lot of fun for sure!! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN MOST DAYS, EVEN SOME WEEKENDS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE HAPPY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAST MINUTE SPRING TRIP!!   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    
21May

Lakes Pontchartrain/Borgne & Biloxi Marsh productive

This spring has been good to us at Angling Adventures, my captains and I have had good catches of Speckled Trout & Redfish.  Mary & Mike  (clients for 9 years)spent the night at my lodge, hoped in my Blue Wave just before sunup we headed to Pontchartrain to box a limit of nice Specks before lunch. Dennis & Gary (clients for 11 yrs) boxed a limit of Specks & Redfish also. Mike B came in from TX stayed in my lodge and caught a limit of nice Biloxi Marsh Redfish along with Paul & Kelly (clients for 10 years) Kel  Marchand came in with his daughter (new clients) live shrimp put 39  Specks on ice before heading back to my Spots & Dots Dock. Live Shrimp on a dropshot rig caught most of the trout. Some caught on plastics on a Golden Eye jig with plastics Gulp, Dudley or Matrix. I have several boats to handle your family and friends or corporate clients & coworkers. On site accommodations & Guaranteed fish & fun !!!  Call, Click or text to book your Angling Adventure 985-781-7811  Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo
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