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Fishing with a different type jerk to catch

TEAM JO-JO:   It had been awhile, (fishing that is) for Oneofthepack and Capt don, (as he likes to be called, also aka Perchwhisper, Big don) So when Big don called and wanted to know if me was ready to attack the perches at one of is (3) top secret honey holes. It did not take me long to come out with a BIG YES to the challenge, so we schedule today for our perch journey.   SIGNS:   A challenge of me likening Got early to rig lines, put trolling motor battery in the Bay Flat Jr, and hook her up to the FORD transporter. Big don a little early for our 5:45 AM meet up, had a little trouble getting him through the gate, but after a few tries he made it through. Made our way down Hwy 11 to our first choice of spots to fish, but the grass was all mated up in the canal, me did not want to go through another episodes of trying to run through the mats of grass. Off to pan “B” top secret spot of Hwy 90 Our run to this spot we saw squirrels crossing Hwy along the wires above, good sign It had been a long time since we had the Bay Flat Jr out and about, and even longer for running the Yamaha nightmare dream machine, so we decide to try and start her while she still on the trailer. Tried to pump the fuel bulb, but it was hard as a rock, took the fuel connection off the motor, could not get any fuel to come through. We kept at it, even check connection on the tank, after a few tries we got the fuel to come through. Now the real fun getting Yamaha started, took about 18 pulls, once started she was the Yamaha Dream Machine, ran like a top all day. Made out way to the top secret spot of Capt Don’s list of honey holes that he manages. CONDITIONS:   Perfect Dead calm in the early AM than S.S.E wind 6-8 mph Sunny & Clear Warm temps, around 11:35 little was posed to pop out so we called it a day. Water temp 80 F than to 83 F Water level down Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 7 plus Tide barley falling than went slack TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: Be safe Have fun Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. & the Yamaha Nightmare Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive fishes. Get Big Don back into the action, he been out of commission for 4-5 weeks, me think he on the road to recover and will be at 97% in a week or two. Get in on some freshwater action as the salt water action is slim & none for me. Learn some new spots to fish, and how to get to them Scratch that itch that has been eating away at me for the past month or so. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Not a problem, Big Don in command of the trolling motor, and he position the By Flat Jr in the best wind position for fishing with our ultra-light rigs.) MOVING WATER: (We had moving water early in the morning, then the wind picked up and kept it moving, but the tide itself went slack.) WATER CALRITY: (Nice at a 7 plus, cannot look any better.) HOLDING FISH: (We found one spot where we anchored up and managed to pull out (10) perches out of one little honey hole.) PATIENTS: ( Action did not start until around 10:10 AM, it was a slow morning, but our conversation, (how we been, medicine we on, doctors we seen, and the various diagnose we got) kept us occupied and interested the fishing.   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(10) FISHES Drift cast & retrieve………….. (16) FISHES Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….. DID NTO TRY Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY Cork ……..NOTHING Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….DID NTO TRY Dead bait………NONE   Live bait…………………NONE   ·      LURE DU JOURE:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….DID NOT TRY   3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY     Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………………….DID NOT TRY Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook………………….DID NOT TRY Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook…………….DID NOT TRY Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………DID NOT TRY     Assortment of very small freshwater lures, 1/64 oz. head, and 1/32 oz. heads. Our favorite black grub, did nothing, it seem the lighter lures where producing today. Capt Don put on a real small lure, me not have any so me bit me lure in half, and used the tail section as bit, worked fined all day.   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   During our pre planning stages of our trip we narrowed it down to (3) possibility of areas we would like to fish. Hwy 11 was a no go, (found this out at 6:15 Am in the morning when we arrived at boat launch) that left only (2) other options. Plan “C” Intel was not that good, so we diced to move on to Plan “B” for our fun day on the water.   OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (2) Bass (3) Goggle-eyed (17) Bluegill (5) Sacalait (1) BIG MONSTER 10” gar Food & drinks provided by Capt Don, thanks man We got into a conversation on what controls/ effects / impacts the perches, the lunar moon, tide table, this when Big Don says he only concerned about the kitchen table, where is the meat. Guess you had to be there to appreciate the comment. We yelping & yelling when we caught a fish, me think the fisherperson along the shore line must have though we a couple of nuts, and nuts we be, just enjoying the moments we were experiencing in a environment as pretty as anything me have ever seen. Saw (2) Alligators Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   It was slow day, it was close up to the point us 3 to 3, but after that, Big Capt Don went on a tear, one after another. He caught all the bass, 4 of the Sacalait, 2 of the goggle-eye, and the majority of the Bluegills. Even with him being out of practice for 4-5 weeks, his skills where as sharp as a Swordfish beak. Capt Don be fisherperson of the day for sure, but there is always tomorrow. SUGGESTIONS:   Fishing with ultra-light rigs a blast, has plenty of action try it for a fill in until the elusive Silverwodners show up.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   “Ye would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fisherperson as because you will not accept defeat.”   O & A:   What is the lattes word on when the Silverwodners will move inside????   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Had to cancel out trip tomorrow, tomorrow is Big Andrew’s 80th birthday, he be fishing, thinking about fishing for 29,200.00 plus days, that be a long journey, me hoping we have many more days to fish and/or think about fishing for many more years.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG ANDREW.     Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

When the BUMS Attack!

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These guys always know how to have a good time and catch fish. They’ve been coming for a few years now and every trip so far has been a hot one. Three boats out today with captains T Miller and Marty helping out. Trout are busting shrimp all over the place and even though there are hundreds of small ones in the mix, the guys worked hard to put keepers in the boat. Matrix Shrimp Creole under a cork did all the work today. Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Breton Beauty

337.654.8347
Jeanie Longue & Bob Riches from Baton Rouge, along with Randy McCollum from Lafayette fished with Capt. Dan Dix of MLC Charters on Sunday 9/17/17.  We started out at Breton Island for some nice specs under a popping cork and live shrimp.  Tide movement would be later in the day so we went in search of redfish.  Finding clean water was a challenge but Capt. Dan put us on the redfish using dead shrimp under a popping cork.  Another great day on the water !

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
FALL IS ALMOST HERE! We had the pleasure to guide the Crane crew this past weekend. The weather was beautiful both days with a very strong falling tide at 2.0 feet. Although the fish are in transition for the fall season and the strong current was not favorable for a frenzy we had a decent catch both days. BIG THANKS TO THE CRANE CREW! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com

Dockside TV Chasing Tails

(504) 858-0484
An amazing day of big schooling red fish tailing the flats of Louisiana from http://www.matrixshad.com. BOOK A CHARTER TODAY Call (985) 707-9049 Make sure to book your charter today. Fantastic year round fishing as you can see in all the DockSide TV episodes. If you are looking to get in on this action call us or email below and get set up with one of our elite DockSide Guides. Rates are: (Including Deposit) $425 for 2 people $525 for 3 people $625 for 4 people $700 for 5 people

Need bigger ice chest, for bigger fish

Team Jo-Jo………………………..Me looking for a 162 Qt. Igloo cooler, if any of you fisherperson have one and looking to sell it please let me know (504-915-4896 cell). Also looking for cushion that will fit 162qt cooler.   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack  

Breton

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Managed these 9 all on hard plastics Saturday.

Fishing Magician

Yesterday is what I call a good Sunday! I had the pleasure fishing with Greg, Rene, David, Jeff and Neil Fisher. We fished the edge of the Big Marsh, catching 125 beautiful speckled trout. It was a beautiful day to be on the water! All fish were caught 2 Ft under a popping cork. If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one. Capt. Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Reds & Trout 9/17/17

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Today I had Gary Guzzardo and his son Zack along with friends Horace and Dillon. It was a near perfect morning with calm winds, smooth seas, and plenty of sunshine. Trout fishing was first up for the day and we started working birds along of the coast of lower Terrebonne Parish. There were plenty of shrimp and birds working them but the speckled trout were particular about eating this morning. We had to work for them bouncing along oyster reefs and picking up a few here and there. There were a few reds in the mix this morning so we iced those down along with the trout in the big KYSEK. Matrix shad double rigged and under a cork worked well today with most trout coming on Shrimp Creole and Lemonhead. Once the tide stalled out on us we headed for some redfish holes and baited up with cracked crab. It didn’t take long and the big reds were screaming drags. Everyone had a great time today including me! Thanks guys and hope to see y’all again. Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Tournament fishing seminar/ Capt. Mike Gallo

985-781-7811
Captain C.T. Williams and I will be hosting a fishing seminar Wednesday Sept 20th at 6:30 in the Fort Pike Fire station. Come on out. We will discuss Tournament tactics for Redfish and Speckled Trout. We will also discuss, keeping your live bait (live longer) and transition trout and fall fishing patterns. All just in time for two local rodeo’s Sponsored by ISLAND MARINA @ Lake Catherine Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo

Sweetwater Marina

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We apologize for running out of live shrimp this morning. We will 100 percent have plenty of live shrimp and won’t run out tomorrow! Thanks to all our understanding customers. We appreciate everyones business. And trust me…we don’t ever enjoy running out of bait. We do everything possible to keep bait 24-7. Today we had hunters come in from real hunting…and what a change one day can make. Didn’t see anyone with a limit, however everyone managed to shoot a few. As far as fishing, it was pretty decent. In just a few more weeks it will be ON. But it still isn’t bad right now. If you go to the right spots, you can catch some nice reds and trout. Big trout are mostly on the outside. There are a lot of trout in little lake, but they are undersize. Also, reds are hot in the interior marshes of Delacroix. The fishing might not be totally on yet, but it is still worth the trip. Today was a beautiful day, and tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful too. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend your day on the water. Whether it’s to hunt or fish, we can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater. Hope everyone had a great Saturday here at Sweetwater, and we look forward to sharing a wonderful Sunday with you guys. Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for reservations.

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
What a unbelievable day of teal hunting out of sweetwater. Lots of limits came in. Way more than I would have expected for the amount of ducks I’ve seen in the last few weeks. It seems like most of the were shot close to the marina on the Delacroix side. Within 3-4 miles. As far as fishing, a decent amount of trout reports came in from fourhorse, bay lafouche and right around the outer edges. Same report from little lake..more undersized trout than keepers..but lots of them. So, fishing and the teal hunting seems to be pretty good in the delacroix area. We have rooms available during the week, one left for tomorrow night, a few left Sunday night and some available for next weekend. So, make your visit convenient and cozy….stay here at Sweetwater at our lodge. Should have plenty of live shrimp for tomorrow. Tomorrow and Sunday is supposed to be absolutely beautiful. On that note, you already know…we can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina.   Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for reservations.

Teal opening

Any teal on the PAC?

Escaping Hurricane Harvey and Irma

(504) 858-0484
BOOK A CHARTER TODAY Call (985) 707-9049 Make sure to book your charter today. Fantastic year round fishing as you can see in all the DockSide TV episodes. If you are looking to get in on this action call us or email below and get set up with one of our elite DockSide Guides. Rates are: (Including Deposit) $425 for 2 people $525 for 3 people $625 for 4 people $700 for 5 people

Hurricane Irma Drains the Marsh

(504) 858-0484
BOOK A CHARTER TODAY Call (985) 707-9049 Make sure to book your charter today. Fantastic year round fishing as you can see in all the DockSide TV episodes. If you are looking to get in on this action call us or email below and get set up with one of our elite DockSide Guides. Rates are: (Including Deposit) $425 for 2 people $525 for 3 people $625 for 4 people $700 for 5 people

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Capt. Jack went out on a charter today. First one in a few weeks. They smacked 100 big, beautiful speckled trout. Some hotspots are all over the outside for the big trout. For reds..they are killing them on the interior. Some specific spots are lake batola, point fienne…saved the best for last….plenty, plenty speckled trout in little lake right now. That’s right…little lake! The bad news is most of them are 10-11.5 inches. We will have plenty of live shrimp for tomorrow! So, come shoots some teal ducks, come in and grab live shrimp and then go catch some fish. This should be a really good weekend for fishing, so we can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina. We should be in for some pretty nice weather this weekend.. not 100 percent, so check the weather for yourself. We have one room left for this weekend. Call and book it now..504-342-2368. Come on down…can’t wait to see all the smiling faces after returning with loads of fish. Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations! Picture is from Capt. jack’s charter today!

Bull Redfish under Birds

(985) 856-1648
The weather is awesome right now!  I looked for the big trout to bite after this nice front, but we had the Bull redfish just loving these big tides.  Check out this weeks video to see our baits and how we did with the bulls south of Dularge.   Call us if you want to book a trip (985) 856-1648 or on the web. www.redfishcharterco.com

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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COUPLE NICE DAYS ON THE WATER… The wind was blowing hard over the weekend but we managed to get our trips in and catch some fish, mainly reds. On Friday I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Dr. John Everett and his buddy Mr David Martin from the Jackson, Tn area. We headed east that morning to look at different scenery but I must admit it wasn’t a good move. We had 7 or so reds in the box as lunch time approached so it was time to head to the west where the numbers of fish had been better. We fished a long stretch of broken marsh throwing fresh shrimp under popping corks and boated 4 reds until finding a grass bed that was a little more productive. H&H Cocahoes rigged on weedless jigs was the ticket to finishing off a limit of redfish for the boat. Thanks to Dr John and Mr David for their return business and for an enjoyable day on the water spent with good friends. We look forward to their return! On Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding Mr Bert Guillory and his wife Blanche who live here locally. The wind was howling pretty good out of the north as we left Nick’s Marina so we headed to protected pockets on the north side of the lakes west of Lafitte. The fish were hard headed due to the post frontal conditions and the high barometer but we caught one here and there. Hanging in there paid off as the bite was late as is normally the case on post frontal days. I think it takes a while for the fish to adjust to the changing barometric pressure. At the end of the day a nice limit of reds were on ice along with some bonus puppy drum. A great catch for a tough day for sure. Thanks again to Mr Bert and Ms Blanche for a great trip and we look forward to next time! WE HAVE BOATS OPEN DAILY RIGHT NOW SO GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS. THE FALL SHOULD BE EVEN BETTER WHEN THE TROUT SHOW UP SO DON’T MISS OUT ON SOME OF THE BEST FISHING AND WEATHER OF THE YEAR!   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

Yesterday was a great day on the water!!! Captain Jason ran the trip and had the pleasure of fishing Renee, John, Steve and Tommy. The guys brought in their limit of a 100 speckled trout. All fish were caught 2′ under a popping cork, using Campo’s live shrimp!! Call Fishing Magician Charters today, you won’t be sorry!! If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is definitely the one! Captain Johnny Nunez 504-239-3159

Not Yet (for me)

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Not Yet, (for me.) After the front passed , wife asked, “why you aint fishing”? “To soon“, (according to my records) , BUT, the seed was planted to give my favorite fall winter spots a try. Stop for gas and a quick launch at Pelican Point had me heading to Byu Biloxi before sunrise(barely). Course change had me chunkin at the Magill Break right at sunrise, that’s when I discovered the dirty water and no tide to speak of. Lots of bait and action on the banks but not looking for reds , so off to False mouth. Tried a couple of spots in Bay Marron with the same results, dirty water and not much tide around points. Got to Bob’s lakes and found tide moving thru a break and birds diving . Three casts produced 2 gaff tops and 1 10” speck. Tried several spots with tide lines in Bob’s lakes area with only dirty water , gaff tops and 1 red (returned to the shoreline to harass the minnows). The Red was destined to get in the boat, When I set the hook and he made the first of many runs, the net was still stowed under the tackle box behind the seat, stumbled around and finally got it out and handle extended, all the time the red was all around and under the boat, before being landed. If I had a plan to keep a red the battle would not have lasted near as long, lol. Made a move to Eugenie and into Crooked Byu where the water started to clean up some, few casts at muscle bay with no bites and moved to Mack’s pass where the water was not as clean, but got on a good trout bite from 11” fish, 15 fish only managed 3 keepers. Made it to cutoff and a few lagoons along BB and only added I keeper. Called it a day about noon and headed back across a supinely calm Lake Borgne, made a stop at a rig and added 2 specks to the box. Might give it another week or two before heading back to the marsh, guess the windy week had the water dirtied up more than I would have thought. Water clarity, lake Borgne, 5 on 1-10 scale, all lakes and bays tried 5, deeper in the marsh 7, Rigolets 5. Wind SSW 5-10 and gusty. Tide still to falling. Water temp 71-75. Tried Holy Moly and lemonhead matrix under a cork and tight lined , and ¼ oz gold spoon. 6 trout 12-13” 1 red 26” (throw back) Many small trout Many gaff tops

Man overboard waiting to happen

Team Jo-Jo has completed our sight fishing poling platform, had to make a few modifications to get it secured in the Whaler, but form all indications we are a go with it.   We had Big Andrew take a few pictures with me on top of platform, (Real Shaky looking platform) but me was shaking too. Just like when we did the interview with Paradise Louisiana, Big Andrew took a bunch of pictures, but pressed the wrong button, so once again the pictures where never taken of me on platform. Me was too anxious to get off the platform to check if pictures where taken. Me think next time me will have to give Big Andrew a step by step account of how to takes pictures and what bottom to press.   As for when we will check out use of poling platform, Big T-Doc suggest we try it our close to home first to see how it works out. Me suggested me bring an extra set of dry clothes, me not to sturdy on dry hard land, cannot wait to see how me handle being over water and 5-6 feet above the boat on our platform. Me feel it just a man overboard waiting to happen.   After our trial run (if successful) we intend to journey to Our Disney World known as Delacroix Island to chase the elusive red things in the shallow water of the bayous, cuts, passes, and bring home the half shells to eat.   Big T-Doc is an experience fly fisherperson, has fly fished all over the US and others parts of the world. Big T-Doc has more fly rods, reels, lines, flies than Oneofthepack has salt & fresh water tackle / gear / rigs.   We made a trip with a guide for Big T-Doc to try and hook up with a big red on his fly rod, $750.00 later we had a great boat ride, no fish, and I think Big T-Doc saw 2 fish, and me never saw anything. Me hope all our efforts with our poling platform brings us better success with the reds than it did with the guide.   Stay tune, me sure if nothing else it will be fun * funny at the same time, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Teal Season Openings!!!

(504) 427-4973
Teal Season kicks off this Friday morning, and the weather is PERFECT!!! I have one blind left open for Friday for up to 4 hunters for opening morning. The last few days have definitely felt like early Teal season, and we already have a good amount of birds in our marshes around Delacroix. The last few days we’ve have a predominately North wind, which allows the birds to catch a ride from up north and arrive in our marshes, where theres plenty of food sources to hold them a while. This year we are allowed 6 birds per person again, so don’t miss out on some fantastic Teal hunting only minutes from New Orleans. The fishing has been extremely consistent the last 2 weeks and definitely has spiked compared to what our August bite was like. The fish are starting to transition into their Fall patterns, and they are schooling up on current lines and high current points. NOW is the time to take advantage of our “Cast and Blast” special, the Teal season runs until September 30, so don’t delay! Please check us out at www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com or Like us on Facebook at “Cast and Blast Charters LLC”.

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Wow, what great weather we are having right now! That can only mean one thing. Good fishing is on its way. As far as the fishing right now, redfish seems to be the best fishing right now. We don’t have a lot to write about, but the guys who have been going have been catching plenty reds. We launched one kayaker yesterday. Today we launched four. The kayak fisherman limited out on reds in about an hour right across from the Marina. Capt. Jack is fishing Thursday. It will be his first day out in a couple of weeks. We will keep you updated on what everyone catches tomorrow and Thursday. Good news is we have plenty of live shrimp. If you are looking to book some rooms for this winter, call soon because the weekend are pretty much booked almost. The weekdays are getting there. So, call soon. Delacroix is one of the very best places in the state for winter time fishing. We provide a lot of great services: lodging, awesome bait, fishing tips, charters, but most of all we really care for our customers. Without y’all we couldn’t keep the doors open, so we are grateful for each customer. We try to do it all for each customer to keep y’all happy and coming back to us. The good news is we are just a few short weeks away from some fabulous trout and redfish fishing. So, don’t forget to book your room or charter early. Don’t forget to come see us here at Sweetwater, the Marina that loves their customers. Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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REDFISH BITING IN LAFITTE… First off I want to say that the folks in Texas and Florida are in our thoughts and prayers after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We hope they are safe in their recovery efforts which look to be a long and hard road for them. We have been fortunate to have weather that has allowed us to get out and fish and actually enjoy some good catches. This past Wednesday and Thursday  Capts Beau Weber, Lane Zimmer, and myself had the pleasure of guiding 3 boats for good friend and customer Mr Frank Carey and his buddies Tom, Jason, Bobby, and Loren. The redfish cooperated for us as nice limits of fish were brought to the cleaning table both days. We fished mostly plastics and spoons in the main lakes to catch the reds. Many thanks again to Frank and all on the trip for 2 great days on the water spent with great friends. Can’t wait till next time buddy! WE HAVE OPENINGS DAILY RIGHT NOW AND ARE HAPPY TO TAKE CARE OF ANY OF YOUR GUIDING NEEDS. GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS!   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

Continuing education Fishing / Catching 101

TEAM JO-JO:   Big Andrew & Oneofthepack made a run at the Silverwodners form the shoreline, me got a lot of bites but could not hook / catch anything. Big Andrew fishing a cork, when Big Cadillac pulled up first thing he says you not going to catch anything with a cork, just like me been telling Big Andrew, but he loves to prove me wrong.   Me made a bet with Big Andrew that Big Cadillac would catch one on the 3rd cast, just like clockwork, in came a 11 ½” Silverwonder.   We hung around and watch him Cath a few more Silverwodners & croakers, seems the croakers like his rig too.   SIGNS:   Early rise 5:15 AM Picked up Big Andrew at 6:00 AM Off to the honey hole for a fun day of fishing Saw a rabbit along the road, a squirrel crossed the road, and we had rats playing around our feet all morning. We here the first to reach the honey whole, within 40 minutes we had lots of company, 8-10 fisherperson all over the pace. Once Big Cadillac showed up me put down me rod & reel and just watch him work his magic. We I.D. the correct type lure, the correct way to rig for drop shot, we now educated enough to run off and purchase the correct tackle for the day. But we got a little hunger so we made a stop at the Big Easy Diner where we ran into Big Wayne and his new car, what a beauty. It was like home coming at the diner, between eating breakfast and talking to all the people Big Andrew knew, we ran down the clock a 1 ½ hour. Now time to ruin to Sportsman to buy our tackle, but they did not open till 10:00 AM so we had about a 15 minute wait, loaded up all that was needed, now back to the honey hole. By this time crew had grown to 10-12 fisherperson, no room for us, but Big Cadillac still hauling them in and given lesson to all around him. Time was late, it was time for us to head home around 11:30.   CONDITIONS:   Perfect North wind 15-18 MPH steady as she blew Sunny & clear Cool temps, warmer as the day went along Water temp in the mid 80”s Water level up 10-12” Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, not good Tide slack in the morning then started to fall later in the day. Real crowded fish we / they were elbow to elbow along the shoreline They had about 4-5 boast launched to fish the area TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: Be safe Have fun This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments Try to have a chance meet up with Big Cadillac so we could learn the ways of his catching technique, he definitely be the bank fishing king of the shoreline crew. Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Know problem today, wind at our back, really helped with our casting.) MOVING WATER: (Slack then started to fall, me think moving water better for catching in this spot, bites where on on on around 9:30 AM.) WATER CALRITY: (Not to good a 3 minus, but it seems the fish did not mine the color of the water.) HOLDING FISH: (Area loaded with Silverwonders & croakers, more croaker than Silverwonders, croakers where 8-12” in size, real nice for eating.)   PATIENTS: ( Some much action around us, need for patients was not a required attribute for the day.)   Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………Fished rom land, only got bites, me think the fishes where attacking me beetle & Matrix Shad, but where too small to catch them on the big lure.      Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..N/A Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..N/A Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………N/A Cork ……..Nothing Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A Dead bait………NONE   Live bait…………………NONE   ·      LURE DU JOURE:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….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……………Bites only Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………N/A   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Big Cadillac top secret spot, known by a few to many.   OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (25-35 ) Silverwonders caught by Big Cadillac (15-20) Croakers caught by Big Cadillac Got some early morning exercise Got educated on the art / skill of shoreline fishing from the best of the best Big Cadillac Purchase the correct tackle for the Big Cadillac’s drop shot technique Great breakfast, made even better with Big Andrew buying Got to see real nice car, it be a fisherperson killer Big T-Doc & Oneofthepack have our poling platform almost finish, should be completed this coming week Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   The one and only Big Cadillac, he loves for fishing, is only exceeded by his love of sharing Intel / technique with other fisherpersons, look him up.   SUGGESTIONS:   “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”, and once you know, make it known to others so they too can join in on the action / fun.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   Fisherperson of the day is made by the winner to preserve victory over the less skilled in the art of fishing.   O & A:   Poling platform, (Schedule 80 PVC pipe) do you guys think it will work????? Other than plywood what can we use for top plate / platform??? What type paint and what color is best for PVC????   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   Nothing plan, but it is that time of the year, so me know plan or not me be going somewhere for sure, until then:   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Cat Island, plenty of big fish, and lots of smiles!!!!! HUGE gift from Southern Anglers of Mississippi to USM GCRL!!!!

228-342-2295
  We covered a lot of water the last week. We had day trips to the LA Marsh, Cat Island, the near shore reefs, the Bay, and even a 3 day trip to the Cat Island House. Just glad we took a bunch of pictures to help re-cap all the fun. Should be a long report, here we go… First and foremost, we would like to recognize  the guys at SOUTHERN ANGLERS OF MISSISSIPPI (SAM’S CLUB) along with KEVIN DESSELLE(OWNER OF SPORT TRAIL TRAILERS). SAMS club and Sports Trail raised enough money to purchase the material to build the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab(GCRL) a brand spankin new fish hauling trailer. Desselle and his team at Sport Trail donated their time and “know how” to construct a state of the art fish hauler. This device can now move fish from the hatchery to the Gulf, and or Vice Versa. The secretary for SAMS Club passed away this year, James “Boogie” Siewart. This trailer was constructed in his honor, and even has name on the front of it. He was very passionate about giving back to his home waters. Boogie was a good dude, and one heck of fisherman. All 100% of funds raised by SAMS Club go directly into to what ever cause they are generating money for. Hats off to Kevin Desselle(SPORT TRAIL), and SAMS CLUB for an outstanding job!!!! We had a nice stretch of weather, and took full advantage of it this past week. Some of the trips were our shorter near shore trips, and we ran a couple down to the LA Marsh. Capt Matt had the hot hand down in the Marsh this past week. He landed on a pile of red fish, and nice box of trout with the Heather Hebert crew. He said the were using live shrimp and cocahoes to find the fish, and then switching back to the Matrix soft plastics when the fish got rolling. Both live and plastics were fished under the Boat Monkey Popping corks. I spent the majority of my week fishing near shore trips, in MS Waters. I got to see some of  my regulars. Always a treat to “Catch Up” with my old friends. It was a treat to my friend Wendy McDonald out on the boat. She is hands down the toughest lady I’ve ever met. She brought her husband Mr Henry, Daughter Amy, and son in law Errol. We did a number on the trout, and son in law Errol was the top producer for the keeper sized specks. I had trouble finding live shrimp, so I got up early and cast netted a live well full of perfect sized finger mullet. The trout were crushing them on the Carolina Rigs. Errol had never fished much salt water in the Gulf, so we made time to play with the Sea Monster Black Drum. He and his wife Amy had  blast battling those big brutes. Our good buddy Mr Dean Taylor snuck a quick trip this past week as well. He also brought along his son in law for the ride. It was the same scenario as with Mr Wendy. We got to play with the trout a little bit, but had the most fun wrestling with the big drum. The coolest part of fishing with Mr Dean, was being able to fish TAYLOR REEF. Yes, Mr Dean is from the same TAYLOR family. His brother, Congressman Gene Taylor, was the driving force behind the near shore reefs along the MS Gulf Coast. Our last stop of the day was at Taylor reef, and as luck would have it, the fish were snappin!!! Finally got my hands on the new Okuma Helios spinning reel. This model has been completely re-done, and man is it sexy! The new Helios casts like a missile, and has a powerfully smooth drag system. We have been putting 20lb braided line on it, and just last week, it has whooped huge black drum, 40 inch bull reds, and gargantuan jack crevalles. This is only the 30 series, and it works as tough as a reel twice its size. Big fan of the new Okuma Helios! Captains Kenny, Matt and myself did get to fish out at the Cat Island House on a 2 night, 3 day trip with Damon Crabtree and the crew from BASF. We had 9 guys out there for a little fishing, a pile of good, and whole lotta fun. We did a little of everything with these boys. We got to drift grass beds for some nice trout. We spent a lot of time working the shore lines for slot sized red fish. The high light of the trip though, was battling the big bull reds, jack crevalle and sharks. We had massive schools of big fish, just crushing schools of mullets and pogies. We would get the boats up wind of the chaos and drift through the acres of boiling fish. I don’t even wanna think about how many fish we lost or broke off, but man did they love fighting those big fish on light tackle. My crew contributed a good amount to the fish pile, but it was all we could do to keep up with Capt Matt and Capt Kennys crew. Our last evening at the island was the only outing where we took home the top honors. The rest of the 3 days out there, Matt and Kennys crews were beating us like we owed them money… Got visited from the Guice/Caplinger crew as well. The winds and seas were a little sporty for their visit, so we played it safe and stayed in close. Addy was the top producer that day. She got the big fish honors with a black drum that looked about 40 POUNDS! This young lady has done her homework, and is an absolute fishing machine. Casting, jigging, hook sets and fighting a fish, she knows her stuff. Always nice to see the youngsters with these skills. The only way for them to learn, is to keep them on the water. Nice job Mrs Addy. Have to send out a big ole fat THANK YOU to Randy Deshamp with SHAMPS OUTDOORS, and Sid Leblanc with THE BOATHOUSE. Randy was nice enough to build me a 112 pound thrust tiller handled trolling motor. Of course, as always, I was pressed for time, and my old 101 was on its way out. Randy got me squared away, and I was gonna make my afternoon charter(I thought). While I was installing the new one, I broke the brand new plug(totally my fault) while I was at the Boathouse. Enter Sid Leblanc. Sid was literally heading out of town for his annual dove hunt. He turned his truck off, and opened his shop back up. He not only got me a SECOND NEW PLUG, but helped me install it correctly!!! I was able to make my charter, and show off my brank spankin new Sherman tank of a new trolling motor. I will keep saying it, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”. Having folks like Randy Deshamp(Shamps Outdoors), Sid Leblanc (The Boathouse), and Kevin Desselle (Sport Trail), Bobby and Emily Lamb (Atlantic Marine) they make the Shore Thing Chain unbreakable. Thanks again guys and gals for all you do for us, we really do appreciate it!! ***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

Monitoring / Intel / Learning = Catching

Team Jo-Jo   Friday woke up decided to go work out, routine for same requires a tour of all the land fishing spots as me travel to Cross Gate health club.   Me was about to give up on finding Silverwonders to catch, but as me passed by one of the honey holes me monitor on ride to club, me saw a familiar face, that be Big Cadillac, he be king fisherperson of the landlubber crew.   I could see from the bend in his pole he had a fish on, after a few second in came a nice 13” Silverwonder. Parked the FORD transporter and watched as he and other where pulling in Silverwonders, not a trout slam, but it was steady action.   Continued me journey to the end, turned around and on the way out me got out of the FORD transporter to check out the particulars of what required for some Silverwonder action.   All the action, (as they was 4-5 other fisherpersons using the same rig / technique) and that be Big Cadillac’s creation, which me have seen him fish and catch with many times.   He starts with a swivel, then makes a shad rig knot with (2) line hanging down. One line is 4-6” long, and to this he ties a 3/8 oz. bank sinker.   On the other line 3.5 to 4 foot he ties a small gold perch hook. Lure of choice is a small 1.5 to 2” minnow clear with silver sparkles in it and the hook appears to be just into the head of the lure.   Presentation is a little different then what me use. Throw out across current, let go to the bottom, then give the rig a (2) bump jerk action and then let sit, just keep repeating this 2 bump action, It looked to me that the fish would hit lure when it was resting on bottom after 2 bumps.   I have been monitoring this spot for a while, the week before saw reds and drums being caught. But prior to me leaving Big Cadillac he had  12 plus creel of Silverwonders 12-13” long in his box, which has excited me to no end, and me feeling a lot better of fishing / action to come.   At the CCA meeting (past) Wednesday in Mississippi all the guides had some good Intel, one of the comments they all agreed to was that the Silverwonders are being caught under the lights in and around Treasure Island.   Oneofthepack asked a questing at meeting about shiners, and are they good for red fish catching, me learned they are. Me just learned a year or two ago that croakers are good to catch red fish. Anyway with all the shiners me saw / caught down in Delacroix, me think me will have to give them a try.   ALL guides where also in agreement, that “LESS IS BEST”, (i.e. swivels, snaps, leaders, weights, etc., etc.) when fishing with lures and / or bait, (This has been Team Jo-Jo’s technique / presentation from day one) you just want enough on your line to get it slowly down to the bottom. Slack tide me would fish free line, just a hook, and bait just let it float to the bottom, as it descends you will pass through the level the fish are in. Slack tide (re: lure) me start with 1/8 oz. heads, increase, weight (re: bait / lure just enough) as tide / current increase   ALL of the above confirms Team Jo-Jo motto, “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” and know this, a go we will.   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack  

Fishing Magician

We had a wonderful day on the water!! Today, I had the pleasure of fishing with Robert and his wife Karen and their friend Richard from Tennessee. We fished the edge of the Biloxi Marsh catching some red fish. They limited out catching 20 nice redfish!! All the fish were caught 2′ under a popping cork, using Campo’s live shrimp! Call to book your charter 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

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Wow, we finally have some really beautiful weather set in Louisiana. We are really fortunate. Praying for all Floridian and Texans that have already and will be going through these horrible weeks and months. Here in Louisiana we got lucky. Beautiful weather, so come on down. We can’t wait to see some familiar faces. At this time, Sweetwater really picks up. The real ducks are showing up pretty heavily in certain areas. Been hearing different reports from different hunters. So, getting ready for the special time of the year in Delacroix. Hope to see you seen, if not this weekend. We do have rooms available for opening of teal season weekend and this weekend. So, book today! 504-342-2368. Remember…Sweetwater is the Marina that loves their customers! Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

Known to be known

Year or two ago we attended a CCA meeting. We met with some of the local fishing guides that gave us the opportunity to learn some of the tricks of their trade, and we was introduced to the fish tacking program in Lake Pontchartrain, me found this to be real interesting program.   At the end of the presentation they asked if there was any questions, so me raised me hand. Me let all know how me felt, (The ability to watch the fish migrate in / out of Lake P and the paths they take was very valuable Intel for us novice fisherpersons to use in our search of the elusive Silverwonders) about the tracking program, and that me was very interested in the perfection of the device.   Once perfected me suggested, (LOL) the same device being installed on the fish, should be put on the guides boats so we could track where they fish, (me think this would be much better fishing Intel) me got a laugh or two, but not many from the guides, funny to them it was not.   Seen ad below for a tracking device, me think it would work well on boat/s to track location if borrowed without permission. Spot Trace™ Theft-Alert Tracking Device Sale VideoSPOT Trace™ Theft-Alert Tracking Device13Ask A Question50% Off – Ends 09/10/17Regular $99.99Hazard Shipping – Ships ground in U.S. Lower 48. Free Shipping to Store $49.99 Answered Questions6 ReviewsWrite A Review Model # 15149297 DESCRIPTION   SHIPPING & RETURNS The SPOT Trace offers advanced theft-alert tracking for anything. Instantly receive a text or email when your most valuable assets move, or follow them on Google Maps™ anytime on your phone or computer. Custom tracking options allow you to select the rate at which updates are sent—every 2 1/2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Affordable and easy to use, SPOT Trace is a no-brainer for your cars, boats, motorcycles, toys and other valuables. No worries. Trackable assets: Vehicles, Watercraft, Aircraft, Motorcycles, UTVs/ATVs, Toy Haulers, Equipment, Valuables How it Works Once activated and powered on, SPOT Trace will acquire its exact coordinates from the GPS network. SPOT Trace sends the GPS location to communication satellites. The satellites relay the message to a ground network, which uses the internet to route the message to your phone or computer. SPOT Trace allows you to monitor your asset and track its movement in near real-time via Google Maps™. Because SPOT Trace uses satellite technology, it can communicate from some of the most remote locations around the world. Never let your most valuable asset disappear without a trace. Key Features Tracking: SPOT Trace’s customized tracking feature allows you to select 2½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute tracking intervals. View your asset’s GPS coordinates online in near real-time with Google Maps. Movement Alerts: Receive text and/or email notifications when your SPOT Trace’s vibration sensor detects your asset has new movement. Doc   Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Bull Redfish and Speckle Trout weekend

(985) 856-1648
The Bull Reds and Trout are thick south of Dularge right now.  Plenty of school smaller trout under birds so the trick is to locate the bigger fish busting up the baitfish on the surface.  Bull Reds are easily found in the passes and will wear you out very quickly.  Call about our specials to fit your crew.  (985)856-1648 www.redfishcharterco.com

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Guess what guys!!!…WE WILL HAVE PLENTY LIVE SHRIMP FOR TOMORROW!!!! Capt. Jack got his shrimp boat running again with a new shrimper! They went out and loaded up the boat with plenty of beautiful bait shrimp! So, that being said….we can’t wait to see you guys here at Sweetwater! We are officially back in business with the live bait and highly doubt we will be out from now on. Back to having it ALL to offer our customers: lodging, charters, live bait, launch, food (on the weekends), boat sheds, tackle shop and more! Also, Teal season opens on September 15th! We do still have some lodging available. Stay with us. It will be convenient and comfy, as well as quick to hop right in the boat and head out! You will already be in Delacroix (no long morning ride) and you will have your boat in the water (people that stay with us can leave their boat in the water next to our dock..beat the crowd)! We have charters available. Book your stay and/or charter today! Don’t wait. It will be worth it. We can’t wait to see you tomorrow and during the weekend..plenty of live bait for everyone. So, come see us here at Sweetwater, the marina that loves their customers!   Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
NOTHING EASY YESTERDAY We had the pleasure to guide Tad, Ian, Graham and Mr. Chris. We left out of Delta Marina early with the weather looking great.  The wind was light.   The tide was coming in from the Gulf of Mexico just the way we like it. Although it looked like it was going to be an easy day of catching limits it was far from easy. We made move after move all morning covering over 50 miles of water and managed 13 Redfish, 1 Drum and 2 Trout. BIG THANKS TO TAD, IAN, GRAM & MR. CHRIS! BIG BITES TO COME AS THE FALL GETS NEAR! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com    

Pre-Season Trip Delacroix way

TEAM JO-JO:   Oneofthepack was holding off from making a trip to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island due to the rainy weather, and the hot dog days of heat we been having.   Me have been surviving on Wicked Tuna episodes, salt water Louisiana fishing shows, and the various bass tournaments on TV, but with a 3 day weekend even those shows could / would not satisfy the itch to go fishing / catching.   Work up at 4 AM, me did not really want to go, but a little voice in me big head kept saying preseason, go out and see what up, what down, what all around before the catching rally starts.   Who am I to argue with me self!!!   SIGNS:   Long time between trips Got an invite to Big Andrew abode Saturday to enjoy some # 1 fat Lake P crabs and shrimp that he and Big Dom boiled up, food was great drinks even better, and the conversations made the day., thanks Big Andrew & Dom appreciate the invite. Early to bed, early to rise Took me time loading up the FORD transporter, no hurry was me Traveled me regular path down Hwy 11, across 5 mile Car Bridge. Travel me favorite Hwy 11 saw one bunny rabbit sitting alongside the road, moved out the way as me came by No wild life on Hwy 90 to be seen Old Gently Hwy another story, 3 blocks pass the rail road tracks their sit a BIG rabbit in the middle of Old Gently (another favorite Hwy of me). FORD transporter on cruise control, by the time me eyes focus on the BIG rabbit it was to late, maneuvered the FORD transporter to pass over him, made the front wheels, but he must have panicked and tried to out run the rea wheels, even all (4) rabbit foots could not same him. Me know me have killed hundreds (hunting with dogs) of rabbits over the years, but me was feeling real sad for hitting the BIG rabbit what a waste. Not to my surprise he was still there on the way home. Not many boast on the Hwy, few in gas stations, and a couple few more at the boat launches, me have to say with a 3 day weekend it looked real slow for fishing trips Passed on Waffle House Could not pass up McDonnel got eh sausage, biscuit & egg, should hold me for the day Check point Abel, water level up 8”-10” Check point Bravo, water not moving at Reggio canal All the land lubbers where in place before day break, they lined the Hwy to Delacroix fishing & crabbing, celebrating Labor Day, laboring to catch fish & crabs. Delacroix Hwy still has some construction on it. They resurfacing the Hwy, and now have added ROCKS along the Hwy to stop the current from eating the road out. Me saw the parish has built a beautiful dock with toilet rooms, not sure if it is open to public, but it looks that it was built for the public to picnic and fish off/ on. Does anyone know for sure if it is for public use??????????? Finally, seem like it took for every to get to the home of the Bay Flat Sr. pulled over to park, unloaded all the gear into the Bay Flat Sr. She looking very happy to see me again. Yamaha Dream Machine one turn of the key and she fired right up, let her idle, (before backing out of slip) for a while seeing how we had not run her for a while. Motored over to Lionel for some ice & dead shrimp, told Big Joan only wanted a pound of dead bait, I’m going to catch something today even if it’s a catfish, need some to tight line with. Off to spot # 64 to star our day Looks like they added a weather / monitoring station as you turn into Bayou Gently on the right hand side, exercise caution when turning at that location.   CONDITIONS:   Perfect N.N.E wind 6-8 mph Sunny, no clouds but sun’s heat was kind of blocked by the haze all around us. Mild temps, warm temps, but not that bad Water temp 86.7F Water level up 8 – 10” Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was: Orange Bayou 2 plus Oak River & North / South pipeline 3 Little Crevasse 3 Point Fienne 3 plus Tide slack, started to come in, but water not moving in all spot numbers Bayous & Bays full of bait, bait was all over the marsh, make it hard to compete with lures. That grass was all over in all spots, water must be very fresh Not many boast out and about in the areas we fished, only saw 3 all day TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: Be safe Be in the honey hole for daylight, we have it figured out, establish the time we want to be in honey hole, then leave home (2) hours prior to that, this puts us in the honey hole just before daylight. At 6:10 AM today it was light enough to run around. Have fun Put some run time, (put (36) miles on her today) on Bay Flat Sr. & the Yamaha Dream Machine This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders. Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:         WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Not a problem today, not enough wind to be concerned about. Wind was not enough to do the Oak River Troll today, only could manage .07 MPH using the wind to move us.) MOVING WATER: (This was a little challenge today, moving in some areas, not in others. Could not find any current lines around the points, and/or in the channels to fish.)   WATER CALRITY: (On an average it was a 3 minus, not that good, you would lose the lure down abotu2-3” below the surface. Bet looking water (as usual) was in Point Fienne)     HOLDING FISH: (Another challenge for the day, fish where far and in-between, however bait was schooled up all over the place.   PATIENTS: ( Should have needed a lot today, but not being out for a long time, me had other things to keep me interested, and excited all morning, saw lots of wildlife throughout the marsh / bay areas.)     Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(2) reds Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..(1)t      Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY Cork ……..DID NOT TRY Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A   Dead bait………NOTHING, USED (1) SHRIMP NOT A BITE     Live bait…………………NONE   ·      LURE DU JOURE:   3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….CAUGHT ALL FISH   3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY   Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………NOTHING Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY   Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY      Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………N/A     AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Spot # 64, 64A, 62, 61C, 61, 60, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 11, 10, 9, 8, 6, 5, 14, 15, 14B, 1 (1)t, 2, 2A, 17, stopped fishing  at 10:10 AM turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a smooth quick ride back to the slip.       OUR REWARD:   Lived to fish another day (1 ) (NMR) Silverwonders (2) Reds (1) throw back (1) Bass (1) Banana fish (20-25) shiners (1) finger mullet (1) Bottom popped line (1) Bushel of grass (1) Right ear, on the back of a cast line slipped out me hand, then caught it, made for a low cast moving forward, nick me ear, and popped me in the head, felt like I was sot with a sling shot & marble. Saw (2) bands of teal one ah d 25-30 band, the other had 12-15 teal Saw (10) BIG alligators All kinds of various birds, No nutrias????? Saw the sun come up Saw all the fisherperson & craberpersons enjoying their holiday along the Delacroix Hwy On the way home found a gas station had $2.16/gal unleaded On the way back saw many other families along the roads enjoying their day off, me think fishing might be giving golf a run for its money. Clean and gave the red to our neighbor, they like reds Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   (3) Way tie, between me, meself, & me. SUGGESTIONS:   Me think we need to wait for the weather to cool down a bit, me like the water temp to be between 55- & 58 F, you will have better looking water (clarity) and the fish will be more active.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   “When a man goes fishing, he wonders if he is going to get lucky. A fish already knows.”   O & A:   How do me clear me screen?????????   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   None plan, come on winter!!!!!!!!!!     Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
There are fish being caught in Delacroix. We had some really nice, big trout come in from the outside. There are plenty of reds on the interior. We launched a good bit of boats today out of Sweetwater. Thanks to all for baring with us in this tough time with our bait situation. We are hoping to have it fixed by this week. We will not have live bait or dead bait tomorrow. We do have Cocahoe minnows. Again, very sorry for the inconvenience. Please stop at Bait incorporated or Gulf Outlet Marina on Paris Road before coming down. We really appreciate all the customers that have still launched with us. Like I’ve already said, we are working on the bait problem. We do have lodging available for this upcoming week and next weekend. Please call 504-342-2368 to book. Also, we have charters available with the best captains around. Fishing is about to get REALLY good, so I suggest that you book rooms now! Think about hunting season chaos..don’t wait! We can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. No matter what you come for….we will make sure you leave happy! So, lodge with us, take out a charter, launch your boat, enjoy some lunch at our food trailer or just come hang out….but don’t pass up the opportunity to visit Sweetwater and all that we have to offer!   Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Overall, a pretty successful day of fishing down at Sweetwater Marina. There were lots of redfish today. A couple of boats had speckled trout. Trout fishing wasn’t the best today. Most of the redfish caught were caught on spoons and spinner baits. So very sorry to all our customers for not having live shrimp today. We are working on that problem. Please bare with us. Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be beautiful again. So, fishing tomorrow she be pretty good. Before you come on down..stop at Gulf Outlet Marina or bait incorporated for some live bait. We do have rooms left available for this upcoming week and weekend. So, if you are interested, please call 504-342-2368. You won’t be sorry. Our lodging is in the most convenient locations. Can’t get much better than right across from the marina. If you stay with us, you can launch your boat for free, park your truck and trailer underneath your room, leave your boat in the water next to our dock and will be ahead of the launching game. Our view from the lodge is beautiful, in the morning. The fishing is going to be getting really, really good soon enough…so, better call today to reserve your room. We book up quick, especially this time of year coming up. We do have charters available! Call to book with one of our amazing captains. They will take you out for a trip of a lifetime. You can relax, worry about fishing and leave finding the fish, driving the boat and all the dirty work to your captain. You won’t regret going out on a guided fishing trip with these guys. They really are great! Well, we hope to see you here at Sweetwater Marina, whether it’s to fish, lodge with us, charter with one of our captains, eat at our delish food trailer, or just visit with us! We love our customers and can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater…so, hurry on down! We’ll be waiting! 🙂 (Also, Chef Richy has now added wings to his menu! And they are to die for! So, better come quick….we hear he’s selling out they are so good!)   Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

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NICE DAY OF REDFISHING… This past Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Mr Tim Austin and his buddies Steve, Trey, and Kevin. We were blessed with good weather though it was in question as hurricane Harvey was forming in the gulf. The people of Texas and Louisiana are in our prayers in the wake of this disaster for sure. We were also blessed with good fishing on this day, finding the right spot early for reds. The guys put a limit of good eating sized fish on ice in short order using fresh shrimp on the bottom. We headed off to look for trout but found only 3 keepers to put in the box. Looks like the transition is in full swing and the trout are on the move. It should be great when they show up next month on the inside. We headed back inside to look for drum and found 5 to add to the box using shrimp under corks. The guys had some fun releasing some more redfish to boot as well. All in all it was a great day on the water spent with good people. I look forward to the next one with this bunch! WE HAVE OPENINGS THIS MONTH SO GIVE US A CALL TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS WITH LAFITTE’S MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM!   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      

FishingBuddy

985-640-6713
Looking for fishing Buddy, Lake P, Biloxi Marsh, Delacroix, Hopedale. Your boat or mine, I am in the Slidell area.  Call Philip @ 985-640-6713.

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
If you are coming to Sweetwater this weekend, we are NOT going to have live shrimp. As far as the fishing, I’m not really sure what’s going on. We had a few boats go out, but they aren’t in yet. I will write a report later about the fish situation. If you are launching at Sweetwater, please stop and get bait elsewhere. Sorry for the inconvenience. To the few people that called and asked about live shrimp..I know I said we would have some, but our situation had changed with our shrimp guy. Hopefully Capt. Jack will have his boat in the water this week and keep us stocked with live shrimp at all times. I will have another report for you guys later. Hope to see you this weekend. Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations! Paradise Louisiana Castin’ Cajun Louisiana Fishing Blog Marsh & Bayou Magazine

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Hey guys! Haven’t posted in a little while! There isn’t much to write about for fishing due to the weather! However, it seems like fishing would be good for the weekend! Feels like this is the first weekend in a hundred years without rain. Fishing should be good due to the high water! It probably pushed reds and trout into the interior marshes! So, if you get an opportunity, wanna run the boat or go fishing…it seems like this weekend will be perfect for it! We do have some rooms available for the weekend! If interested, give us a call 504-342-2368! We would love to see you here at Sweetwater Marina, the Marina that loves their customers! Hope everyone stays safe and dry! Praying for all affected by Harvey! 🙏🏻❤️ Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations! Paradise Louisiana Louisiana Fishing Blog Marsh & Bayou Magazine Castin’ Cajun

Found Communication Device – Lafitte

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Found someone’s lost communication device today near my driveway in Lafitte.  If you lost it, please call me to describe it as I would love to get it back to the rightful owner.  Thanks Richard 504-495-7831

Be Ready

TEAM JO-JO:   Sorry no fishing report, juts had not had the desire to go out, throw in the weather as a factor, and the fact me under the weather meself, this all added up equals no fishing for the past couple few weeks. But that is all to change soon.   Come 9/1/17 starts the 2017 fall fishing season, time to get back into the routine of rounding around our Disney World known as Delacroix in search of the elusive Silverwonders, reds, cat fish, and all other spices that is looking to gobble up the H&H purple beetle and the Matrix Shad Lemon drop as presented to them on / by Team Jo-Jo’s various techniques.   SIGNS:   Been to long without fishing Crew got together to make 28 plus dozen hot tamales for HBA cook off, tamales did not make the cut, but they were enjoyed by many. Going through a little not feeling good period Got the material to make a fishing platform on Big Andrew Whaler, we to get into sight fishing. We to build it this week. Started feeling better today, took the time to clean up fishing tackle, get ready for the fall action. Watched a lot of fishing programs, only made me wanted to go ASAP   CONDITIONS:   Perfect TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY: Be safe Have fun Get back to 100% Be ready for the fall season ·      LURE DU JOURE:   3” x ½” round 100% ground meat tamales, had all the action   AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:   Front room 24/7   OUR REWARD:   Lived to wait to fish another day Honorable mention for tamales Best no fishing trip of my life, until the next one. FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:   All those fisherperson who brave the conditions and elements for the past month.   SUGGESTIONS:   Prep up, rods, reels, tackle, boat, motor, accessories, etc. etc. have / be ready for the fall season, daylight saving time will mark / sound be the shot gun start of our season.   PONDER OF THE DAY:   Characterize fisherpersons by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words   O & A:   What is the best bait for sheepshead???????????????   FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:   In dry dock waiting for bell to ring designating the right time, & right place. Hope to have many days of open Bay Flat Sr for fisherper4son to jump on board and experience our Disney World known as Delacroix Island in the way as Team Jo-Jo know it to be, until then:     Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Teal Season Openings!!!

(504) 427-4973
Guided TEAL Hunts in Delacroix! We have less than 3 weeks until opening day of Teal season, which begins Friday September 15th. The last week while fishing in the marsh we have been seeing a few groups of bluewings showing up on our leases, and we still have a few weeks until the season opens for more to arrive. Our hunts provide a fully guided hunt in extremely comfortable and dry blinds which comfortably hunts up to 4 hunters in each blind. Our leases consist of 2,500 acres of privately leased marsh on the edge of the freshwater diversions off the Mississippi river, which is the exact habitat the Teal are looking for! The fishing portion of our ‘Cast and Blast’ is the second half of the day, which is the perfect way to truly take full advantage of what our marshes have to offer. We are going on our 14th year guiding duck hunts and inshore fishing in the marshes of south Louisiana, and I’m more excited than ever as to what this season will bring! We offer waterfront first class lodging only steps from our boats, with all the comforts of home while overlooking the pristine marshes of Delacroix, La. We accommodate groups of up to 30 and have many options to customize a trip to suit all your wishes! Please check out our website at www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com and CALL NOW at 5044274973

Mayweather vs McGregor(Cat Island Style), Ducks for bait? Red Snapper! Also Triple Tail fishing for SCIENCE (OVER 60 PHOTOS)!!!!!

228-342-2295
  Man of Man,  it has been quite an adventure the last week or so. Finally got a day off to play catch up on the “land work”. This is gonna be a long fishing report, but we have a lot of stuff to recap. Buckle up buckaroos, its gonna be a wild ride, here we go!!!…. First and foremost, we hope our friends, family and fellow fishermen are doing ok over in Texas. A lot of these folks helped us out after Katrina. Goes without saying, if anyone needs anything, please let us know. It is a tough thing to go through, and you will have to call on your friends/family for help. We put some miles on the boats this past week. Heck, Capt Alex has been going long to pick fights with the red snapper, king mackerel and cobia. For those of yall that don’t know, Capt Alex spent several years down south in Venice, LA guiding offshore trips(tuna, dolphin, amberjack, grouper, wahoo, etc). Looks like he is going into serious withdrawals from the “big water”. He has just been picking his days with the weather, and making the run. When conditions allow, he has been knocking the snot out of some tasty big ole red snappers. Looking at the smiles in the pictures he has been sending, I’d say his customers have enjoyed it too?… We have been spending a lot of time with the good folks at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL). This past week or so, we have been going on collection runs for triple tails. They are collecting lucky fish to put in their aquaculture facility. The fish will be used to spawn other triple tails for research, repopulation, etc. The 26 Avenger has been our collection chariot. The 3 big livewells have worked beautifully for hauling fish and plenty of bait. GCRL’s Bradley Deleon and I have been scouring the gulf for triple tails. Its been work, but very fun. We have had to work for the triple tails, but we have also run into some other critters too. Not wanting to catch them, but we have caught trout, sheepshead, juvenile mangrove snappers. We have also been able to tag a few small redfish and cobia. We have put some miles on the new Avenger, but that’s been the name of the game. Some of the fish have come off of weedlines, some have come off bouys. We even got one off of an old bloated, floating dead black drum. One of the triple tails we got last week was already tagged!!! Brad has been hauling the fish from Bayou Caddy to the Lab out in Ocean Springs with a custom built tank/trailer/hauler built by Kevin Desselle and his team up at Sport Trail in Waveland, MS. These are the same trailers ALL SEVEN of our boats use and depend on everyday. Myself and Capt Darren actually went up to the lab, in Ocean Springs Thursday evening to speak at the “Catch More Fish With Science” seminar. Our guides have been speaking at these events for years now, and they are an absolute blast! I have more fun listening to the biologist and seeing the pictures they have than just about anything. It is always fun to chat with other fisherman though. We got to treated to a delicious meal of fresh red fish after the seminar ended. If you have not been to one of these things, you gotta check it out. The Lab has them on trout, reds, flounder, cobia, triple tail and sharks. We have spent most of the last couple days out at Cat Island, but we did sneak in a couple of near shore trips. The winds made things a little bumpy out front, so we opted to stay in close and hide behind the reefs. Even in choppy/muddy water, we were still able to put some nice boxes together with trout, reds, sheapshead and black drum. Got to spend one morning with my old buddy Dr Malcom Nelson and his son, from Birmingham, AL. Many years ago, I used to run Dr Malcoms 33 Blackfin Express offshore out of Venice, LA. I doubt I have ever met a more lucky fisherman than Dr Malcom. If he was on the boat in Venice, you could almost guarantee you were catching a big marlin. The last time we fished together, outta MS, we caught the biggest triple tail I have ever put on the boat (24.5 POUNDS). True to form, Dr Malcom brought his luck. We looked at the forecast, and thought it was gonna smooth for a trip to the LA Marsh. Well, the wind blew and it was little to sporty to make the run across the MS Sound to the LA Marsh. We stayed in close and worked the reefs with live bait(shrimp, mullet, croakers). We cashed in on Dr Malcoms good luck for a great box of big trout, and a bonus slot red. We snuck in 2 trips to the Cat Island House in the last week. Both were very very good, but very different. The first crew was set up by John Harvey. The weather and late arrivals only let us fish about half of the time we were out there. No matter, the trout cooperated very well when were able to get out. When we were “stuck” at the house, we just ate ourselves silly on fresh shrimp, crabs, trout, and desserts. If the storms opened up a little bit, a few of the guys and gals hopped into the kayaks and paddled around the bayous. Two of the mornings, the weather was great, and we were able to trout fish. It was all about the Boat Monkey Corks and live baits. At one stop, we caught trout 2 feet under the corks using live: shrimp, mullet, pinfish, croakers, spot and cocahoes. We tend to throw the cast nets a lot out at the island, and sometimes you get a lot of variety in the live wells. We did find a few small slot reds, but the trout were so hungry we didn’t spent much time working the banks for reds. The next trip to the island, was for the Hollingshead Bachelor Party. For the most part, it was just a good old fashioned RED FISH BONANZA!!! We caught a variety of critters, but the red fishing was awesome! The Bachelor party was set up by Mr Jeff for his future son-in-law, Selby(pronounced Sell-Be). The boys really wanted to tangle with reds, so we did our best to make that happen. We had 3 boats on this trip, and it was nice having my good buddies Capt Kenny, and Capt Matt out there. Of course Chris Walters our cool dude in kitchen and “The Mayor of Cat Island” Mr Walter Gaudin, just added to the awesome time. Once again the Boat Monkey Corks were our go to rigs, but we had a few other “tricks” up our sleeves. While were drifting banks and grass beds in 2-3 feet of water, Capt Kenny saw a huge school of bull red crushing mullet in open water. It honestly looked like a pack of yellowfin tuna offshore. Some of those bulls were hurling those poor mullet 3 to 4 feet up in the air! He called us into the melee and it was game freakin on. The fish were so charged up, they were inhaling the Boat Monkey Corks. Those Boat Monkey Floats are soo loud and throw soo much water, they work too good sometimes… We threw the big poles out (Okuma Azores) with big lady fish on them, and they crushed those also. This is where it got reel fun. I still had one of my Savage Gear Suicide Ducks on the boat. Capt D and I accidentally brought it from the talk at the GCRL. While all three of my guys were fighting bull reds, I tied on the baby mallard duck and threw it into the boiling school. The guys on my boat were screaming their heads off when two bull reds were chasing that swimming duck, trying to crush it. Out of nowhere a big jack crevalle cross checked the two bulls and swallowed the duck whole!!! Everyone on the boat was hooked up, including yours truly. Somehow we landed all the fish, but the little swimming duck was the star of the weekend. We were able to fish the entire weekend, for the bachelor party. We got to see plenty of variety with these boys. We got a mess of speckled trout and white trout. Some of the boats got visited by some decent sized sharks, mackerel, bull croakers, but the red fish and big jacks stole the show. All the boats got to contribute a mess of slot red fish. The bull reds were want these boys wanted most. Luckily that is what our man Corbin at the GCRL wanted too. After we cleaned all the fish, we were able to meet with him and get him all the red fish carcasses. He is in dire need of specimens to examine for his research of these amazing fish. Never thought I’d ever see anyone so happy to receive a huge cooler slap full of red fish carcasses. Just glad all the meat and bodies all went to a worthy cause. The coolest thing ever was being able to get the Mayweather vs McGregor fight on pay per view out at the island house!!! The “Mayor of Cat Island” set it all up through Direct TV. Chef Chris was the big money winner on the betting pool Mr Jeff had going. Everyone but yours truly stayed up late to watch it. I was falling a sleep during dinner. After all day on the water and a mountain of fresh seafood dinner, I just couldn’t make it. Honestly though, how freakin cool is that?!?! These boys were able to feast on boiled crabs, fresh shrimp, fresh caught trout and watch the fight, 7 MILES OFFSHORE!!! Mr Jeff set the bar very high for this bachelor party. He truly got his future son-in-law the ultimate  “CAT ISLAND EXPERIENCE”!!!… ***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

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Launched 4 boats today. One boat did really well with reds. Not really sure what the rest of them caught. No live shrimp for tomorrow. So, I suggest stopping on your way down. Sorry about the inconvenience. Trust us..we are trying to get this problem solved. If you have no other reason to come down to Sweetwater, come eat some food at the food trailer. Chef Richy would love to whip you up a delicious hot lunch. Also, we have lodging and charters available during the week and weekends. Call now and book 504-342-2368. Can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina. Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
Dr. Steve Waldo lands a Brute RED! FISHING WILL BE GREAT AFTER TROPICAL STORM HARVEY! OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US: September 5 thru 7, 10, 12 thru 19, 23, 24, 27 October 15 & 29 Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com  

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
Holly (13) of New Orleans battles her first big Red Fish! The Mississippi River is low just the way we like it.  The fishing has been great for us.    This fall the fishing will be at its best. OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US: September 5 thru 7, 10, 12 thru 19, 23, 24, 27 October 21 & 29 Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com  

Sweetwater Marina

504-453-8382
Good decent day of fishing down at Sweetwater Marina today! Some of the guides caught good amounts of beautiful speckled trout and redfish. Some customers did pretty well on trout and redfish today as well. We only launched 6 boats…but from the reports we got, it was a pretty good day of fishing. They all seemed to be pretty successful today. I want to apologize for the live shrimp issues we have been having. We are trying to get everything resolved for this weekend coming up. We do have rooms available for this week and weekend coming. Also, we have a couple captains available for this weekend. Call 504-342-2368 to book with us. Sweetwater has the most convenient and comfy lodging available. Our charters captains are amazing and would love to take you out and show you what a great fishing trip looks like. We can’t wait to see you here at Sweetwater Marina..whether it’s to launch your boat, lodge with us or charter with one of our captains…so, come one down! It’s never a bad day in Delacroix on the water! Don’t forget that our guys do offer the best fish cleaning service around! They will have your fish cleaned super speedy, yet with great quality! So, see Tony or Mr. Ronnie after a long day of fishing…relax, while the guys take care of cleaning your catch! I know they appreciate the customers that let them clean their fish, as do we! The picture is from today..one of our customers! Remember we do have non-ethanol fuel, ice, tackle, live bait, dead bait, maps, gps chips, bugspray, sunscreen, drinks, snacks, oil and anything you might need for a great day on the water! We also offer A+ service! We will launch your boat for you, park your vehicle, give you golf court rides to and from your vehicle, point you to all the hotspots and anything else you may need help with! Also, don’t forget about our food trailer! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm! We also do call in orders! So, if you would like to start doing that, please call 504-206-9588! We offer shrimp poboys, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and gumbo, fries and drinks! It’s absolutely delicious! So, come see Chef Ricky ASAP! If you are interested in booking lodging or charters, please call 504-342-2368! Charters- are $750 for up to 4 anglers! The captain provides everything! The only thing you need to bring is lunch and drinks for yourselves, something to bring your cleaned and packaged fish home in and a fishing license! If you don’t have a Louisiana fishing license, you will need to get a 3 day charter license! For more info call the number above! Lodging-we have units that sleep up to 6 people and are $160.50 per night! They are in the best location in Delacroix! Right across from the Marina! You can leave your boat in the water! Launches are free! Linens, towels, rags, silverware, plates, bowls and cups are all in the room! There is a coffee pot (with everything needed to make the coffee), griddle, fridge, freezer, sink and charcoal grills outside of each room! The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds with full bottom and twin top! In the living room area, there is two sofas (one is a sofa sleeper and a television with cable! And a full size bathroom! There is wifi available! So, don’t pass up on the opportunity to stay in our convenient, cozy lodge! Call the number above for further info or to make reservations!

Cast and Blast Charters

(504) 427-4973
Week of the BULLS!!! The Bull Redfish are swarming right now around Delacroix, and theres as many as you’d like to hook! The Redfish action on the outside the last few weeks has been nothing short of spectacular! We’ve been able to fill the spots of dozens of clients ‘personal best’ Redfish, and NOW its YOUR TURN!!! The weather has been cooperating for us each day with summer showers not popping up until after lunch each day, giving us plenty time to wear our clients out with the big reds. I have Friday and Saturday available this week as well as 4 more openings in the rest of August. This Bull Redfish bite will only last a little while longer, so take advantage of it NOW! Please check out my website at www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com and CALL NOW at 5044274973.

Capt. Jody Donewar

(504) 453-1519
Jim Price from Gretna, LA boats a beautiful Louisiana Red Fish while fishing with Capt. Jody Donewar & Deckhand Heather! THE FANTASTIC FALL FISHING IS NEAR! OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US : September 5 thru 7, 10, 12 thru 19, 23, 24, 26 & 27 October 21 & 29 Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com  

Fishing Reports

20Sep

Fishing with a different type jerk to catch

TEAM JO-JO:

  It had been awhile, (fishing that is) for Oneofthepack and Capt don, (as he likes to be called, also aka Perchwhisper, Big don) So when Big don called and wanted to know if me was ready to attack the perches at one of is (3) top secret honey holes. It did not take me long to come out with a BIG YES to the challenge, so we schedule today for our perch journey.  

SIGNS:

 
  • A challenge of me likening
  • Got early to rig lines, put trolling motor battery in the Bay Flat Jr, and hook her up to the FORD transporter.
  • Big don a little early for our 5:45 AM meet up, had a little trouble getting him through the gate, but after a few tries he made it through.
  • Made our way down Hwy 11 to our first choice of spots to fish, but the grass was all mated up in the canal, me did not want to go through another episodes of trying to run through the mats of grass.
  • Off to pan “B” top secret spot of Hwy 90
  • Our run to this spot we saw squirrels crossing Hwy along the wires above, good sign
  • It had been a long time since we had the Bay Flat Jr out and about, and even longer for running the Yamaha nightmare dream machine, so we decide to try and start her while she still on the trailer. Tried to pump the fuel bulb, but it was hard as a rock, took the fuel connection off the motor, could not get any fuel to come through. We kept at it, even check connection on the tank, after a few tries we got the fuel to come through.
  • Now the real fun getting Yamaha started, took about 18 pulls, once started she was the Yamaha Dream Machine, ran like a top all day.
  • Made out way to the top secret spot of Capt Don’s list of honey holes that he manages.

CONDITIONS:

 
  • Perfect
  • Dead calm in the early AM than S.S.E wind 6-8 mph
  • Sunny & Clear
  • Warm temps, around 11:35 little was posed to pop out so we called it a day.
  • Water temp 80 F than to 83 F
  • Water level down
  • Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 7 plus
  • Tide barley falling than went slack

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

    • Be safe
    • Have fun
    • Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. & the Yamaha Nightmare Dream Machine
    • This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments
    • Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive fishes.
    • Get Big Don back into the action, he been out of commission for 4-5 weeks, me think he on the road to recover and will be at 97% in a week or two.
    • Get in on some freshwater action as the salt water action is slim & none for me.
    • Learn some new spots to fish, and how to get to them
    • Scratch that itch that has been eating away at me for the past month or so.
  • Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:    
 
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  1. WIND AT YOUR BACK: (Not a problem, Big Don in command of the trolling motor, and he position the By Flat Jr in the best wind position for fishing with our ultra-light rigs.)
  2. MOVING WATER: (We had moving water early in the morning, then the wind picked up and kept it moving, but the tide itself went slack.)
  3. WATER CALRITY: (Nice at a 7 plus, cannot look any better.)
  4. HOLDING FISH: (We found one spot where we anchored up and managed to pull out (10) perches out of one little honey hole.)
  5. PATIENTS: ( Action did not start until around 10:10 AM, it was a slow morning, but our conversation, (how we been, medicine we on, doctors we seen, and the various diagnose we got) kept us occupied and interested the fishing.
 
  • Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(10) FISHES
  • Drift cast & retrieve………….. (16) FISHES
  • Oak River Troll (ORT)……………….. DID NTO TRY
  • Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY
  • Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
  • Cork ……..NOTHING
  • Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….DID NTO TRY
  • Dead bait………NONE
 
  • Live bait…………………NONE
 

·      LURE DU JOURE:

 
  • 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….DID NOT TRY
 
  • 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY
 
    •  
    • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………………….DID NOT TRY
    • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook………………….DID NOT TRY
    • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook…………….DID NOT TRY
  • Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………DID NOT TRY
    Assortment of very small freshwater lures, 1/64 oz. head, and 1/32 oz. heads. Our favorite black grub, did nothing, it seem the lighter lures where producing today. Capt Don put on a real small lure, me not have any so me bit me lure in half, and used the tail section as bit, worked fined all day.  

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

  During our pre planning stages of our trip we narrowed it down to (3) possibility of areas we would like to fish. Hwy 11 was a no go, (found this out at 6:15 Am in the morning when we arrived at boat launch) that left only (2) other options. Plan “C” Intel was not that good, so we diced to move on to Plan “B” for our fun day on the water.  

OUR REWARD:

 
  • Lived to fish another day
  • (2) Bass
  • (3) Goggle-eyed
  • (17) Bluegill
  • (5) Sacalait
  • (1) BIG MONSTER 10” gar
  • Food & drinks provided by Capt Don, thanks man
  • We got into a conversation on what controls/ effects / impacts the perches, the lunar moon, tide table, this when Big Don says he only concerned about the kitchen table, where is the meat. Guess you had to be there to appreciate the comment.
  • We yelping & yelling when we caught a fish, me think the fisherperson along the shore line must have though we a couple of nuts, and nuts we be, just enjoying the moments we were experiencing in a environment as pretty as anything me have ever seen.
  • Saw (2) Alligators
  • Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

  It was slow day, it was close up to the point us 3 to 3, but after that, Big Capt Don went on a tear, one after another. He caught all the bass, 4 of the Sacalait, 2 of the goggle-eye, and the majority of the Bluegills. Even with him being out of practice for 4-5 weeks, his skills where as sharp as a Swordfish beak. Capt Don be fisherperson of the day for sure, but there is always tomorrow.

SUGGESTIONS:

  Fishing with ultra-light rigs a blast, has plenty of action try it for a fill in until the elusive Silverwodners show up.  

PONDER OF THE DAY:

  “Ye would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fisherperson as because you will not accept defeat.”  

O & A:

  What is the lattes word on when the Silverwodners will move inside????  

FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:

  Had to cancel out trip tomorrow, tomorrow is Big Andrew’s 80th birthday, he be fishing, thinking about fishing for 29,200.00 plus days, that be a long journey, me hoping we have many more days to fish and/or think about fishing for many more years.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG ANDREW.     Good Fishing   Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
19Sep

When the BUMS Attack!

These guys always know how to have a good time and catch fish. They've been coming for a few years now and every trip so far has been a hot one. Three boats out today with captains T Miller and Marty helping out. Trout are busting shrimp all over the place and even though there are hundreds of small ones in the mix, the guys worked hard to put keepers in the boat. Matrix Shrimp Creole under a cork did all the work today. Capt. Rob Dupont Impulse Fishing Charters 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations
19Sep

Breton Beauty

Jeanie Longue & Bob Riches from Baton Rouge, along with Randy McCollum from Lafayette fished with Capt. Dan Dix of MLC Charters on Sunday 9/17/17.  We started out at Breton Island for some nice specs under a popping cork and live shrimp.  Tide movement would be later in the day so we went in search of redfish.  Finding clean water was a challenge but Capt. Dan put us on the redfish using dead shrimp under a popping cork.  Another great day on the water !
18Sep

Capt. Jody Donewar

FALL IS ALMOST HERE! We had the pleasure to guide the Crane crew this past weekend. The weather was beautiful both days with a very strong falling tide at 2.0 feet. Although the fish are in transition for the fall season and the strong current was not favorable for a frenzy we had a decent catch both days. BIG THANKS TO THE CRANE CREW! Capt. Jody Donewar 504 453 1519 www.thedeltamarina.com www.seatow.com www.metroboating.com www.finsfishing.com
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