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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by * J Y *, May 26, 2010.
Ever fished the Shelton laurel?
is that near fines creek? i fish the pigeon below waterville a lot, never any of the creeks up that way.
Yeah, a little above Marshall. Fantastic little river.
probably going to check this out soon. it seems there are a few streams up that way i need to try. i have been meaning to fish cataloochie as well.
Same on the cataloochie. Heard good things.
Crab snaring at Bodega Bay has been great. Haven’t caught a crab. Thought I had a triple on. Caught a ring net.
Caught the best trout I've gotten in SC today. Had a similar size one snap my line before I could land it. Both ran my line out 20-30 feet a couple times. Caught another 10 or so today as well. Some were feeding on the surface, but I tried every small fly I could and couldn't catch them. They kept popping up right next to my fly.
Other ones caught
Some river pics
HOOSINSC, this was the best I could do with what I had to match that wooly bugger you showed me.
thats a killer brown for this river man. i'll be out there xmas morning, not sure whether to head to chattooga or chauga right now.
pretty close to it man. the peach tail is right on, the body can probably vary some. i've caught fish on that one everywhere around SC, NC, and TN.
Christmas morning? High of 36, low of 23, plus I think it will rain Thursday. Think that would be a pass for me.
no travel this year and dont have kids until the afternoon. so i usually go that morning. it’s usually one of the best fishing days i have all year. we’ll see what the weather offers
Sounds good, should have whatever river to yourself at least. Best of luck.
HOOSINSC I'm seeing some pictures of big brookies caught on the Chauga in the delayed harvest section.
the rain was too much today. im not sure if i’m going to try tomorrow or what
Yeah, it's too bad. Been really heavy here, the rivers will be brown tomorrow.
These were the brookies being posted. I've been trying to find some big brooks all year, so I'm pretty jealous of them.
Caught a bunch of browns today, no monsters like last time though unfortunately.
Been tying a bunch of flies, starting to tie some to use for Montana
Hitting the crappie hole tomorrow to learn some different areas of the lake.
Are you throwing jigs or minnows?
Minnows but always carry some other tackle just in case. Actually got a new "locally" made jig the other day that will be the first thing I switch to when I inevitably get hung on a snag.
Add with a little of the tail trimmed
Had a good day on the river today. Caught 8 or so. Was a cold morning, the ferrules were frozen across except for where the fly line was. Saw a 5-6" trout that was struggling get eaten by a big one. Too bad it was right where I was fishing.
And a few of the flies I've been tying
Hit for the cycle today.
That's a big fish
Cold but good day on the river
Found this one mostly dead, looked like someone had hooked it in the gills
Bunch of pheasant tails I've tied
Lost the rod and reel
I hurt for you.
That sucks, but a great shot. Were you doing that on purpose while kayaking or the camera just happened to be facing that way?
Porpoise I was filming in the background, he was blowing up the creek
geez that is nuts
One of the better days I've had. Caught around 15, most over 12", including this 19" bow
Went kayak fishing in the bayou yesterday. 15-20 knot winds. Caught 6 speckled trout in the 13-15 inch range, 3 redfish that were probably 16 inches, probably 10 smaller speckled trout, and a big ass sheephead. Been watching videos on cleaning sheephead . I've done it before and fucked it up.
Me and my dad wanna go out to Venice or similar for a 2 or 3 day fishing weekend
yall looking to do offshore, inshore, or both?
Inshore probably, neither of like like the long runs for offshore. Rather just catch a ton of reds and trout
Haven't been to Venice, but been to delacroix 2x. Highly recommend it.
Mannnn, I'm still pissed about that damn bird.
Probably gonna get out some time the 2nd week of February and see if the white bass are running up the rivers. Hoping to catch a mess, haven't gotten a full ice chest the last several fishing trips.
Delacroix in the winter has incredible inshore fishing. Best I've ever experienced. Haven't been to Grand Isle but inshore there is supposed to be awesome as well.
My buddy goes to Venice every couple years and they've slayed Tuna every time
Now I'm back on the market for a rod and reel combo of course that was my lost expensive one.
Made friends with a guide while at FSU who lives in carrabelle and guides out of delacroix nov-march. He was able to give us a few starting points. Insane how much Marsh there is. It's like the Everglades but instead of mangroves it's grass. Water laws in Louisiana are weird also. We were not kindly told to GTFO a few times
Both times we planned to go to Biloxi Marsh, but weather didn't cooperate
Nice being so close to NOLA for bad weather days
Really slow up this creek today
One of my friends has a camp down there with some other guys. They all bring RVs down there and they built a big metal building for sitting around eating, drinking, hanging out. Sleep in the RV. The camps are all along a long road and on the other side of the street are tons of boat slips along the bayou. We went winding through the bayou for a good while. Maybe 30 minutes. He wasn't even using GPS. I have no clue how he remembers all the turns and where to go. It all looked the same to me. When we got to where we were going, it was a pretty wide bayou and we fished along a bank and in mouths/cuts. We were fishing with matrix shad. It was basically a slot red every cast. And specks. I've never seen anything like it. You could've caught 1000 slot reds that weekend.
Louisiana Trout/Redfish Power Ranking:
T1. Venice - including areas north to Port Sulpher area. Big and consistent trout outside of winter, and a sight fishing paradise for redfish. When the river isnt flooding it is the best fishery in the US.
T1. Hopedale/Biloxi Marsh - Not the biggest trout but easy to catch and a consistent year-round fishery. Redfish is as good s it gets.
3. Big Lake (Calicasieu) - Could easily be #1 if the influx or freshwater gets sorted out. Monster trout and awesome wade fishing.
4. Chandelier - Still plenty of fish and great wade fishing. Just not what it used to be but the experience is worth every penny.
5. Grand Isle - Still better than most places in the country.
Couple of pics from Saturday haul.
What do you use for sheep's?