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Old 04-26-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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Heading over to Grand isle LA Sunday through Wednesday and will be sitting around as the crew I am bringing over are going on a guided trip. Thinking about bringing rod and reel/tackle. Never been in the area. Done a little research on the area looks like the surf fishing this time of year can be on fire. Anyone have any pointers for the area. Will be by myself if anyone is in the area that wants to hit the beach.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:07 PM   #2
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I wish I could be there. You can have a blast in that area and fill your stringer pretty dang quick.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:19 PM   #3
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Lots of big sharks close to the beach in that area. I would stay shallow and keep my stringer pretty loose if you surf fish. Do you have access to any kind of boat? There is a great little marsh on the west end that always holds big reds.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:24 PM   #4
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You could fish this area out of a kayak if you wanted. Don't get out of the boat anywhere in the marsh. There is no bottom. You will sink to your belly in 12 inches of water in most places.


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Old 04-26-2016, 01:33 PM   #5
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I'm hearing good things about Elmer island which is where my first stop will be. I don't have access to any boat so that is out of the question. Kayak rental is not out of the question though. Thought about doing a charter but must are really high being I will be by myself. Keep the tips coming.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:00 PM   #6
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Talked to a guy yesterday who said they caught 3 limits of trout last Thursday and 4 limits of trout last Friday. Shrimp and Mud minnows under a popping cork by some old camps NNE of the fort. Reds were decent under the birds up against the grass line back in the marsh with shrimp and corks.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:48 PM   #7
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Yakfishin,
A 12 pack and a little cash go a long way in that part of the world. Hang out around the local bait shops and shake a few hands. Lots of young crabbers and bait guys around there that might be willing to take you fishing for cheap. Used to be a place where you could rent aluminum boats as well. Pretty tough to bank fish around there. Good luck. We used to stay at Ricky's motel in Grande Isle for tourneys. The roaches were world class!
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:49 PM   #8
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Looks like rain in the forecast hope it clears off and turns the beachfront on.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:57 PM   #9
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Hook up with Darl at MarshMasters for some bowfishing, Tell him GarGuys sent ya.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:17 PM   #10
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Hook up with Darl at MarshMasters for some bowfishing, Tell him GarGuys sent ya.
Its a minimum of 4 cant afford that
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:21 PM   #11
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Take good bug spray. If you use OFF the mosquitos will land on your arm and roll in it to keep the gnats off their ***.


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Old 04-26-2016, 04:23 PM   #12
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Along the highway coming from port fouchon going to grand isle are numerous culverts. Plenty of fish can be caught at those during tide changes. Grand isle is a special place. Been 3 times. I know someone mentioned bank fishing being tough.... But I think you will be surprised.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #13
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Along the highway coming from port fouchon going to grand isle are numerous culverts. Plenty of fish can be caught at those during tide changes. Grand isle is a special place. Been 3 times. I know someone mentioned bank fishing being tough.... But I think you will be surprised.
Good to know I would have passed right pass stuff like that.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #14
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I don't miss that place at all. But then again, never had the pleasure of fishing there just work.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:38 PM   #15
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Here are some places you can get more info:

http://rodnreel.com/guestbook/gbview.asp

http://www.louisianasportsman.com/lp...ts&style=forum

Encouraging article from May of last year -

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.s...led_trout.html
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:21 PM   #16
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Thanks a lot that last article I read earlier today. That forum has some great info and it sounds like the trout bite is turning on.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:30 AM   #17
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Curious how OP did.

Waiting on some pics
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:48 AM   #18
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Take good bug spray. If you use OFF the mosquitos will land on your arm and roll in it to keep the gnats off their ***.


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Best stuff for gnats is some stuff called Swamp Swatter, deet seems to attract them.

I'd recommend using an ultra light did with a small jig and white curl tail around any lights at night. You'll mop up on white trout. They're small, but you'll catch 100 or so.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:57 AM   #19
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Along the highway coming from port fouchon going to grand isle are numerous culverts. Plenty of fish can be caught at those during tide changes. Grand isle is a special place. Been 3 times. I know someone mentioned bank fishing being tough.... But I think you will be surprised.
I grew up fishing Grand Isle. We had a big camp there, but Ike was bigger. The lot was sold and I haven't been back since. That place was magic to me, as a kid. Still kinda is. Pre-Ike, the bankfishing was great, anywhere you went. Good luck! Post pics.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #20
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How bout some pics?
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:17 PM   #21
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Ended up fishing with the crew I brought down 3 boats were used. The boat I fished out of was Capt Mike with Rippin lips. Monday's trip we had limits of reds in the marsh with about 30 trout mixed in. Today was a different story ended the day with 84 trout and a couple of reds.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:20 PM   #22
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:25 PM   #23
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Nice! I hope you're bringing some back to eat. Be sure and call me to chow down.


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Old 05-03-2016, 08:28 PM   #24
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You have to love Louisiana.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:30 PM   #25
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Awesome!

Glad ya'll got on them.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:21 AM   #26
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Brought a bunch of trout home lets plan a fish fry.
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Nailed em! Great fun I bet.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:41 AM   #28
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We had a great time as you can tell from the last pic the guys were worn out.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:29 AM   #29
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Brought a bunch of trout home lets plan a fish fry.


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Old 05-04-2016, 11:47 AM   #30
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:47 AM   #31
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Couple other pics
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