Slow day down at Sweetwater. As far as the fishing, that wasn't so slow. Three to four people had limits, and some people had close to limits. Most of the people caught some fish, overall. They may have had a couple strikeouts. We are going to have some live bait tomorrow. Did you hear that.. we said...SOME. First come..first served. So, get here early. We do have some cocahoe's. They work, of course not as well as the live shrimp...but they will do the job.
47 trout caught by Mr. fontanel and his son at the mouth of Bayou Tere Bouef, where it meets Black Bay. The picture attached was sent in by Mr. Fontanel. We would love it for our customers to send in any pictures with reports, if launched at Sweetwater. We like to stay updated, on our customers fishing experience day to day here at Sweetwater. We would love to include you in our post. Please message us pictures and anything you have to say about your day fishing out of Sweetwater. Lake Campo and Petanne Lagoon are some other spots customers did well in. Anyways, that's all we have to report tonight from here at Sweetwater. We can't wait to see you on your next visit...hopefully soon! Don't put off the trip..you won't regret the trip. Also, if you need lodging or a charter..call and book asap..we are approaching busy times...so, make sure your reserve your dates. We appreciate each and every one of our customers..see y'all soon!
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Called (3) potential first mates for a Wednesday trip, but one after another said they could not make it, me took this as a sign and past on going Wednesday, but me knew it would be hard for me to make it to Saturday before going fishing.
Not sure what Saturday would look like (re: weather) so me called one of the bet fisherperson me know, Big William, (aka Oneofthepack2) me was lucky caught him between baseball, basketball, and other tournaments with a free Saturday, say he yessum to a trip today.
Turned down 3 times to fish Wednesday, now that a sign
Wednesday night play at Sanger Phantom of something
Thursday passed on fishing
Friday AM speech meet at school, Big Ronin received an excellent award. Mad dash to Gymnastic meet, Big Ronin came in 6th overall and made the regional team going to Florida, she be one flexible lady with built in power battery. Now on a quick run to Northshore HAB crawfish boil, picked up Big Andrew on the way, made it to the boil just as they were bringing out the last pot of crawfish, finally made it home around 9:30 what a day.
Got to talk to Big Kenny, we talked a lot of fishing and before we knew it we had a trip plan for Sunday, told him Big Bud will be joining us.
Big William spent the night, sleep with Meme, we up at 5:30 Am to start out day
No Wildlife sighting along Hwy 11 or 90 nothing not even a DOA
No boats on Hwy, gas stations, and / or boat launches
Passed on Waffle House, McDonnel and Last Stop food store
Big William and Oneofthepack on a mission to seek out the elusive Silverwonder
Check Point Able, water normal
Check point Bravo no water moving at Reggio canal, not good
Made it to Bay Flat Sr, gave the safety speech to Big William, loaded up the Aby Flat Sr, Yamaha Dream Machine hot to trot, off we gone.
Quick stop at Lionel’s for some ice & dead shrimp
Now quick run to spot # 51 C to start our day.
Wind calm, 9:20 AM S.S.W. Wind 15-20 mph blow she did
Sunny & clear, around 10:50 AM clouds moving in for the S.W. temperature dropped
Drove FORD transporter through 3 rain clouds, short down pours on the way home
Mild temps, warm, cool, took off Jump suit around 10 Am, me thought me was going to have to put it back on, but did not.
Water temp 67.3F
Water level normal
Tide falling hard all day, hope they still have some water tomorrow
Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, looked good
Plenty of boats out and about, Lake John area well represented by the fleet.
Nat’s gave us a run for our money to the wind picked up
TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:
Put some run time on Bay Flat Sr. and Yamaha Dream Machine
This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments
Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders.
Give spots % 51A, B, C, D another try, been a producer for us in past trips
Get Big William some fishing time, need to get him in shape for our trip with Big Dale & ty, last time out Big William was fisherperson of the day, we hope our team can have a repeat
Educate Big William on operating the Bay Flat Sr, me explain all the instruments and what they do / info they provide. Went over the throttle operation, (forward, natural, and reverse) of the Yamaha Dream Machine, explain the key function, and that of the kill switch.
Expose Big William to slow speed operation, and then we did a high speed, (25-28 MPH) run to the Twin Pipeline, Pawpaw had the kill switch lanyard in me hand all the way.
Big William executed (3) high speed turns during our run from main bayou to twin pipeline
Next up docking training
Me think (8) more trips out and he will be able to take the helm where me have some confidence in his abilities of operating the Bay Flat Sr.
Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:
WIND AT YOUR BACK: (What wind, calm it be, than decided to blow, we had a few spots with wind at our back, but no bites. As for Oak River Troll tide and wind gong in opposite directions, not good, so we did the Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) to catch what we caught)
MOVING WATER: (Tide falling all morning, nice and strong, at cocked down points it moving too fast, lure was going 1-2 MPH along the bottom with current. Moving water not our challenge for today it be good)
WATER CALRITY:(This to not a challenge, as the water (not as good as last time) still looked good, but it had a brown look to it, very fishable / catchable it be)
HOLDING FISH:(spot # 51D caught all fish their)
PATIENTS:( Need a lot today, but the Nat’s made us forget all about the Silverwodners not wanting to come out and play, both Big William and Oneofthepack accepted the challenge and kept plugging away at them.)
SKILL: (What is that, we concentrated on the (RORT) technique, actual conditions dictated this technique to be our choice for the day)
LUCK: (We did not get wet, and caught of limit for the day)
Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………(1) FLUTTERBY
Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..NOTHING WIND TIDE IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..ALL SILEVEROWNERS CAUGHT THIS WAY
Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
Cork ……..DID NOT TRY
Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….N/A
Dead bait………(1) FLUTTERBY
· LURE DU JOURE:
3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….ALL SILVERWONDER CAUGHT ON BEETEL
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 ……………N/A
AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:
Spot # 51 D (7) t, 51A, B, C, 50, 54, 53, R1A, R1, stopped fishing at 11:10 AM had to be home early for dinner date with Sonofthepack.
Lived to fish another day
(7) Silverwonders, 3 throw backs
(3) popped lines
(3) Oyster shells
(1) Bushel of grass
Great sandwiches & drinks as prepared by Big William, good job big guy, but you did not have to wat all of them yourself
Got to try out our Nat’s hear
Had the surgical gloves if needed to keep the Nat’s off our hands
Sharing me boatmanship with Grandsonofthepack
Spending time on the water with Big William, priceless, me now he is a good basketball player, good basketball player, and with all that talent, me know he will be one of the best , if not the best fisherperson me know.
Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.
FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:
Me think Oneoftheapck2 pulled it off on again today, he caught the biggest catch of the day, lost the biggest Silverwonder at the boat, and managed to bring in a couple throwbacks too, he be the fisherperson of the day.
Don’t know what to suggest, but me going back out in the AM and possibly make the same wrong decision we made today, second time may be the charm.
Might want to get a late start and fish the incoming tide, if they have one.
PoNDER OF THE DAY:
Sea sickness is that feeling you get every month when the fishing rig payment is due.
O & A:
How do you know you are paying too much for a lure?
FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S next foray AGENDA:
Big Bud had to cancelled, but Big Kenny called and he in for the challenge, our start of the day will be at Waffle House in Oak Harbor, me hope me can make better decision tomorrow, until then:
Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
Nine times out of ten when the weather forecast is wrong, it's usually for the worst. Today was an exception where the forecast was terrible and actual conditions were near perfect. My crew from Houston was at the camp in Dulac for Carter's birthday. Carter and his buddies wanted to drop the hammer on some fish. With the calm conditions, we were able to run offshore to the sheepshead dungeon. In minutes all three boys were bowed up on monster sheep. Every hooked fish had 2-4 other fish behind it. These sheep were pretty worked up and in a about an hour we had the cooler and livewell full. When the smoke cleared we went in search of speckled trout but none were to be found. Although it's still early, we should be seeing a few trout showing up. But the water seemed devoid of life everywhere we went. No bait, no birds, no nothing. I hope those trout are out there somewhere and on their way.