News for 2006

20-25 Mph Winds, Low Tide
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 7:27:59 PM
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Today was about as bad of conditions as you can ask for without having an outright thunderstorm! 20-25 Mph winds mixed with a -2.0 foot tide made for a muddy soup. Even though trout have been being caught for the last couple of weeks in Bayou Neuf and North Lake Boudreaux they weren't there today. This was the lowest tide I have ever seen...many areas were out of the water that I've never seen dry and many of them look as though they have been drying out for days. Nevertheless Bobby and I caught 3 sheepshead and 2 redfish and loss a sheep and a red...at least we didn't log a ZERO as we have before! Will try again tomorrow.
10-15 Mph Winds, Low Tide
Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 7:02:32 PM
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We had another day with a low tide at 11:00am. First we caught a few sheepshead in Bayou Barre while waiting for a little tide movement. We were lucky enough to have less wind and out of the south instead of the north. This gave us a little more water to work with...as a result we were able to pick up a few specks around 1:00 in the pipeline canals to the East of Lake Boudreaux. Final count for the weekend 4 specks, 6 sheepshead and 2 reds.
5-10 MPH winds, Rising Tide
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 2:55:12 PM
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This morning Dad and I caught the tide right...it was slow but steady action in New Canal off of Lake Boudreaux. We caught 29 trout and 1 red over about 4-5 hours of fishing with the purple with a chartreuse terror tail deadly dudley 1/8 ounce jig head. Winds were out of the ENE at about 5-10 MPH...Low tide was around 5:00am and high tide around 5:00pm and we fished between 10:00 to 3:00. We'll be eating good tonight and get after them again tomorrow!
15-20 MPH, Rising Tide
Monday, January 23, 2006 - 9:19:09 AM
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Yesterday we caught 9 trout in New Canal with winds out of the E 15-20 Mph on a rising tide. We had to work for the 9 and dropped at least 3 on the side of the boat. Had the weather cleared up sooner I think we'd have done better. Water was muddier than the day before. Nonetheless, a good weekend!
20-25 Mph Winds, Low Tide
Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 9:30:23 PM
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It sure is the weekend winter trend...high winds, low tide...the perfect mixture for crappy fishing! Today we had a first at the CocoPalms, an alligator caught on a Deadly Dudley Terror Tail! He was surprisingly calm...I almost think we woke him from sleeping off of the bottom; he definately was muddy. Well the Texas crew visiting put themselves on some sheepshead so it wasn't a total waste but hopefully these winds will start to lay down so that fishing isn't so miserable!
Saturday and Sunday Report
Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 5:47:18 PM
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Winds Saturday were 20 - 30 MPH and it was rough in Lake Boudreaux...High tide was at 4:30 and I was in my hole at 4:30 and fished until sunset...slow action and fish were scattered...result 9 trout and 1 red.

Sunday was a new day...cold, winds out of the East at 5 - 10 MPH and it was beautiful outside...started early (before daybreak) was in my hole by 7:30...the guy next to me already had 15 specks and said it had just stopped...I picked up 2 trout and kept moving around at the end of Pipeline canal until 11:30...result 23 trout! Patience is the key...slow action and continually moving fish.
Sunday, Winds 15-25 MPH
Monday, February 13, 2006 - 7:44:46 AM
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Weekend fishing was horrible...should have gone to the boat show. North winds Saturday Night up to 40 MPH and Sunday 15-25 MPH made for no water and no fish!
10-15 Mph Winds, Rising Tide
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 11:16:53 AM
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Starting Thursday night Ray, Byron, Todd, Blair and myself loaded up the "Cocoheaux" and headed out after dark to Calumet Island just behind Timbalier Island where we anchored for the evening to get an early start for "The Lumps". The next morning started out okay but once we got offshore the waves were 8-10 and looking bad...we got to the loop facility before the crew finally made the decision to turn around. Once back at the Camp Coco Palms I loaded up and headed to Lake Boudreaux for an evening of fishing for trout. After a slow start I managed to pick up 24 small to medium trout and salvage what otherwise was a long day.
Mardi Gras Week Fishing
Monday, March 6, 2006 - 4:52:27 PM
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The weekend before Mardi Gras was very slow a total of 10 fish for the weekend with temps around 40-50 degrees and strong winds out of the North. The weekend after Mardi Gras was a little better but with only .91 tide range the fishing was still slow...a total of 20 trout, 2 reds and a flounder...warmer temps in the 60's and lighter winds around 10-15 out of the South.
Month of March
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:56:07 PM
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Most of this month has been high winds and low tides as well as lower numbers of trout...I believe since the temps have been a little warmer the bulk of the trout may have moved into the lake and are starting their transition towards the coast. There are still trout in the pipeline canals and even some big ones but most of the little school trout between 6 and 10 inches seem to be the majority there. The fishing the last few weeks has been steady but definately slower.
5-10 MPH South Winds, High Tides
Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 4:16:30 PM
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Slow trout action in my usual pipeline canals off Lake Boudreaux...getting reports of large trout being caught in the lake though. Next weekend I'll try to start fishing Lake Barre'.
15 knot winds
Saturday, April 8, 2006 - 7:26:27 AM
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We are at the Palms right now and so far the wind doesn't look too bad...hopefully the fishing will be the same...report to follow later.
Strong Winds and Muddy Water
Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 6:20:25 AM
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With the exception of a few catfish...Saturday was a bad day. At my last spot I watched a boat (parked in my spot) catch 10-15 trout but they seemed to be small. Haven't decided if I am even going to try today.
Easter Weekend
Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 9:17:20 AM
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Great fishing at the Sulphur Mines on Good Friday but the weekend fisherman got screwed again with 15+ MPH Winds. I hate weathermen...they are useless! Friday we got a late start but picked up a few very nice trout...light winds and calm seas along with some of the only clear water found in the area was producing fish around 2 lbs. The biggest fish of the day was chewed in half by a 5 foot bull shark and after that the shark refused to leave the area and the trout action went to a dead stop. The Shark was circling the boat waiting for my wife to catch another fish. The following day was a totally different story with strong winds and rough seas. We got an early start trying to beat the boats to the Sulphur Mines but we pounded ourselves doing so and once there caught two fish between 2 boats and they weren't the size we were catching the day before. The mines were packed with boats though as people were trying to seek refuge from the wind.
Nice Weekend
Monday, April 24, 2006 - 11:33:56 AM
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We weren't able to get to the camp Friday Night so I don't know what the fishing was like Saturday Morning, but Saturday Evening the fishing was great...by myself I caught probably 50 fish and kept 22. Caught the fish under the birds in Bay St. Elaine w/ purple and chartreuse deadly dudley jrs. on a 1/4 ounce jighead as well as two at a time for a while on motor oil split tail sparkle beetles. Sunday morning we got on them early at the Sulphur Mine picking up an additional 37 between the Sulphur Mine and Bay St. Elaine fishing the birds...definately more quality trout at the Mine.
Sunday, Light Winds
Monday, May 1, 2006 - 6:33:21 AM
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Considering I wrote this weekend off as a work weekend...imagine my surprise when we actually caught fish. Evidentally the front moved through faster than expected because when I walked outside Sunday around 9 am the wind was down to 5 to 10 knots and the weather channel was reporting that Lafourche Parish was under tornado watch until 11 am. My wife and I and my neighbors in their boat decided to take a boat ride and fish the shoreline. With low expectations we were not surprised to find very dirty water toward the east in Lake Barre but we were surprised to make it to the Sulphur Mines comfortably. Once there we moved all around the island but with no luck. After that we moved around to the back of Last Island. There we found clearer water around Bayou Trinity and a couple of boats but no luck catching fish. After 30 minutes or so we moved over to the horseshoe reef and on the first cast had a fish! After that the fun began...the fish were HUNGRY! My wife put on a tandem rig and was catching 1 lb to 2 lb trout 2 at a time. We ended up with 46 nice trout and a black mullet not to mention an acrobatic show from a 5 foot black fin shark. Our neighbors ended up with 31 trout. Not a bad afternoon. Fishing in Cocodrie has been EXCELLENT! 3 weekends in a row...can't wait 'til next!
Descent Weekend
Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 6:45:42 AM
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This weekend wasn't too bad. The winds picked up more than we would have liked and that clouded up the water a good bit but the Sulphur Mines still produced fish. Friday Byron and a couple of friends picked up 54 trout by 10:30 at the Sulphur Mines. Saturday Andy, Ryan and Myself picked up 16 trout and a flounder at the Sulphur Mines, Bayou Trinity and the Horseshoe Reef. Another boat with us picked up 8 trout and 2 reds. Sunday we picked up 7 more large trout at the Sulphur Mines along with a couple of throwbacks.
Mother's Day Weekend
Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 7:02:20 AM
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WOW! Great fishing on Saturday! Hit the Sulphur Mines around 6:00am and caught 20 beautiful trout. We then moved over to the Horseshoe Reef (which is still producing huge trout) and caught another 30 trout. We went back to the camp cleaned the boat and the fish and decided to make another run instead of fishing Sunday morning. We picked up another 21 16+ inch trout in an hour or so. All fish were caught on purple and chartreuse deadly dudley jrs and reaction lures on 1/4 ounce jigheads. The water was pretty clean but there was enough wind to make it slightly on the cloudy side. I probably should have gone out this morning with my brother since the wind seems to be down even though the forecast is for 2 to 4 foot seas but I figured I wouldn't press my luck since we did so well yesterday.
Saturday and Sunday Report
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 5:42:48 AM
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Saturday Fishing was pretty good...we caught 31 trout between the Sulphur Mine and the Horseshoe Reef even thought the wind didn't lay down much and the water didn't get to clear up. We had winds over 10 MPH on Saturday and I didn't get to fish early on Sunday but we did get out around 9:30 but the wind had already picked up. Live bait is starting to really make a difference.
Memorial Day Weekend
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 3:17:57 PM
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Even though I took off early on Friday to get to the camp to fish Friday evening, my wife did not and I didn't make it and that was probably my only chance to catch this weekend. Saturday morning the winds were strong and the water was a little cloudy but we managed to pick up 15 to 20 trout, but unfortunately only 8 we were able to keep and they weren't very impressive. I passed on fishing Saturday evening due to the white caps in Bayou Terrebonne and Sunday was worse than Saturday. We'll try again this weekend.
June 3 and 4
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 9:29:26 AM
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This past weekend was great weather...but I didn't have much luck on the fish. Reports at the marina's were spotty at best. Some people caught but many didn't. The beaches were evidently hot last week since all the captains from Coco Marina were on the beaches between Wine Island Pass to Coon Point but I only saw them catch a fish here and there (I did get a report of 125 trout near Whiskey Pass on the beach behind Calliou Boca on Friday morning caught on Live Shrimp). I did get a report of 50 fish from the gulf side of last island but I didn't fish there myself. I ran from Enstar to East Timbalier in the Gulf and fished everything from beaches to rigs and just picked up a few fish here and there but there was very little tide range but also the water was beautiful. Something slowed down the bite, but the water at East Timbalier was almost like offshore! The winds picked up again on Sunday and made it impossible to go out so I only fished Saturday but I fished from 5 to 5 and didn't have very much to show for it. I'll try to get on them this weekend!
Saturday, June 10th
Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 1:33:47 PM
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We got a slightly late start Saturday and only to find the Tracy & Macie not where it usually is (actually not at all). After making a couple of stops for a 12" trout and all the white trout you could ever want, I flagged down a shrimper to attempt to get some live bait. Once loaded down with croakers we hit the beaches. I can only assume we missed the early morning bite and had to wait for a tide change. The tide started to move after 10 am and up til that time the bite was steady but slow...live shrimp seemed to work the best but unfortunately we only had a half dozen or so. Once the tide started to move the water on the beach became dirty and the catfish bite became very active so we moved out to some shallow water platforms to pick up a few more trout. We returned to the camp for around 2 with over 40 trout and probably 10 good white trout...slow day but could have been worse. I had reports of a boat catching a limit for three and a boat with 60 trout...but once again the weekend was hit and miss.
Snapper Fishing Father's Day Weekend
Monday, June 19, 2006 - 5:24:13 PM
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I didn't make it trout fishing this weekend due to the strong winds. I did get some reports that the troutfishing wasn't good so may were going after reds in the marsh for the weekend, so we decided to go offshore for Red Snapper. We left Sunday morning to find dirty water along the coastal bays and lakes due to the strong southerly winds. The ride offshore wasn't comfortable, it was pretty choppy. Once offshore the snapper bite was slow and small snapper seemed to be all over. We fished Ship Shoal in the 200 Block area and jumped to numberous rigs but never could quite get the snapper turned on. No cobia were even seen on this trip. The highlight of the trip was probably the site of a 200 to 300 lb. hammerhead shark that circled the boat. We'll try to get on the trout next weekend.
Horrible Fishing Day
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 6:20:39 PM
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I tried to fish Saturday morning...I had a wedding Saturday night in New Orleans so didn't get to make a second run at it. Horrible day, left my tackle box in Baton Rouge and the sky was black as soon as I got out of Bayou Terrebonne and the day only got worse! Only live bait seemed to be working so I went back in to get bait but by the time I got back out to my first spot...all my bait had gone down the drain and the livewell was empty. Should have gone home but didn't and didn't catch any fish. I hope for better luck next week!
4th of July Weekend
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - 2:32:20 PM
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Another wedding this past weekend and had to be in Baton Rouge for Tuesday only left Monday for fishing and the weather was nothing nice...enough said! Hopefully I can get back into rhythm this weekend. Tight Lines!
On the Beach Today
Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 3:48:04 PM
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I heard a report of 4 boats catching 280 trout on the beach at the island with croaker in the breakers, today.
Saturday July 8th
Monday, July 10, 2006 - 5:08:54 PM
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We fished all over yesterday and found very small fish all down the coast. The bigger fish seem to be in deeper water usually at platforms and satellite rigs. We caught our biggest trout in the 1.5 to 2.5 lb. range at rigs south of Whiskey Pass.
Last 2 Weekends
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:16:25 PM
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Forgot to post a report for last weekend...went out to Last Island and surrounding areas and found that if you don't catch your trout early on the beach that the fish move and the white trout are plentiful. I have never seen so many white trout. Finished off the day chasing reds in the marsh with a little success.

This weekend we spent most of the days water skiing...but we did chase the reds in the marsh. There are a lot of reds in the marsh and it looks as though there is a nice amount of small rat reds that are off of Bayou Terrebonne which should make some nice catches next year. We did not go after trout last weekend but I did get some reports of a few nice catches near Timbalier and Last Islands.
August 27th
Monday, August 28, 2006 - 4:26:45 PM
Haven't been doing much fishing lately...just been working around the camp and staying out of the heat. This weekend we fished for reds up Bayou Terrebonne...I had heard reports that the marsh has been stacked up with big reds. We had a great afternoon fishing Top Dog Jrs. for reds and dodging rain. I'll fish more this weekend and post more reports.
1st 2 Weeks of September
Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 4:22:06 PM
Sorry for not posting reports...I've been out of my norm by taking short trips and jumping on boats with other people. Last weekend, as you can tell from the pictures, we went offshore to Brutus and Tuna fished all night...wasn't that great, caught 8 Tuna, 2 Baracuda and a Rainbow Runner. Weather was nice though and overall enjoyed ourselves. The weekend before, LSU opened the season so we never got far from the camp, but at halftime the score had opened up enough that we felt comfortable heading out bowfishing...we shot something like 16 sheepshead and 8 reds. I did get a report that the specks were still on at Coon Point but it is hit and miss...the fish are on one day and off the next. Shrimp seems to work best right now but plastics should be turning on soon. I'm looking forward to the fish starting to move back in and can't wait for winter fishing in Lake Boudreaux. Tight Lines!
Tuesday Morning Pipeline Fishing
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 5:19:24 PM
Well I've been servicing boats and getting things ready for winter time fishing...periodically fishing around the camp for reds and such...but nothing to write about as you have seen. But this morning my brother and friends fished off of the pipeline canals down Bayou Neuf off of Lake Boudreaux and they caught 56 trout in the morning in the lakes and marsh off of the actual pipeline canals. They had a lot of water and high temps so I assume this weekend the fish will move to the bottom of the pipeline canals once the front pushes through. I will be fishing this weekend as long as my crew can handle the cold so I will post a report on Monday. Hopefully I can keep the website updated from here on out...it appears as most of the offseason maintenance has been taken care of so I should be back to fishing! Tight Lines!

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