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Old 01-06-2021, 04:07 PM   #1
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My brother and I are going to rent a house in hackberry la. and were wondering where to fish out on the big lake, last year we went with a guide and did well this year weíre gonna try some spots, any help would be appreciated!
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:09 PM   #3
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There’s a few good YouTube videos. I’ve unfortunately never been there in the winter, but the weir drain gates have always been good when I’ve been down there.
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:10 PM   #4
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Thereís a few good YouTube videos. Iíve unfortunately never been there in the winter, but the weir drain gates have always been good when Iíve been down there.
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:51 PM   #5
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My brother and I are going to rent a house in hackberry la. and were wondering where to fish out on the big lake, last year we went with a guide and did well this year weíre gonna try some spots, any help would be appreciated!
If you can find a standing house.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:28 PM   #6
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Who did you fish with last year?
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:12 PM   #7
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We went fishing there in November. We fished with Troutmouth
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:00 PM   #8
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His name was Brian I can’t remember his last name off hand
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:35 AM   #9
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When are y'all going? Makes a big difference where the fish are at. Rain makes a big difference too. Muddy freshwater will push them around.
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:38 AM   #10
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I will only add this, please be careful due to the recent storms. I traveled through there on Sunday and there is debris everywhere alongside the roads. There is no doubt the lake has trash and debris scattered as well.

I know after Rita and Ike, Sabine Lake and the bayous were littered with stuff from timbers, trees, fridges and freezers. It was probably a year before it was cleaned up.
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:15 AM   #11
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Shoulda clarified we’ll be going in March
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:01 PM   #12
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My brother and I are going to rent a house in hackberry la. and were wondering where to fish out on the big lake, last year we went with a guide and did well this year weíre gonna try some spots, any help would be appreciated!
Have you spoken with the house owners ? Even if you're going fishing in March, lots of houses and campsites were obliterated during Hurricanes Laura and Zeta. Most of Cameron Parish is gone ! According to several local residents I spoke with last week, people trying to rebuild are experiencing difficulties with insurance companies, and there is a shortage of ALL building supplies. Most supplies are being purchased as far away as Houston and being trucked in.

These pics are from LC 2 weeks ago, still looks like a bomb scene from Hiroshima. Very little re-building is getting done, since many places just got back electricity.





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Hackberry is surprisingly not that damaged. There is damage but the roads were clear back in November. There were several people fishing off the main road going into Hackberry.
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Hackberry is surprisingly not that damaged. There is damage but the roads were clear back in November. There were several people fishing off the main road going into Hackberry.
good to hear brother thanks for what you did helping those people out. Come back and eat some more good groceries

OP, here is a link post-Laura to see damages where your rental camp/house may be ...
https://fenstermaker.maps.arcgis.com...38b5560fff0a92

aerial video is from the East side of Lake
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I drove through Hackberry last week. There isn't a house standing that doesn't have damage, except the ones that have been repaired. About one third of them are gone. I work in Hackberry, more than half the people I work with from there are displaced, several have had their homes completely destroyed. You might be able to find a travel trailer for rent.
If you are not going till March, there may be some repaired by then.
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I drove through Hackberry last week. There isn't a house standing that doesn't have damage, except the ones that have been repaired. About one third of them are gone. I work in Hackberry, more than half the people I work with from there are displaced, several have had their homes completely destroyed. You might be able to find a travel trailer for rent.
If you are not going till March, there may be some repaired by then.
I saw damaged houses in hackberry. Never being there before I canít say how many were gone or just never there. I was surprised to see several houses on canals that did not seem to have as much damage as the ones in lake Charles. I guess it did not seem to have as much damage because it seemed like not as many trees there. I know the whole area was hit hard.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:52 AM   #17
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My brother found it on VRBO and it looks to be as it was, but gonna ask for recent pictures thanks
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:29 AM   #18
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Good luck! March is a very tough time usually on Big Lake. Wind is unpredictable day to day, tides ,rain, water temps. We usually make it down for spring break every year.

I tend to focus on Turners up into Prien and flats off the channel if there is no wind then. But usually there is wind which forces me either into Black Bayou area, LNG, and Edges of Turners, or down the Salt Ditch and Kelso and Cuts in and out of black lake.
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His name was Brian I canít remember his last name off hand

Hanchey? Jeremy Waltrip has been catching some fish too.


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Old 01-08-2021, 12:06 PM   #20
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We go in October, usually slam them couple 100 fish the day under the birds.
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:54 PM   #21
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March is topwater time if you can get on the water. Fish the south end over oyster reefs if there are any left. I think the dredgers wiped most of them out.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:05 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:41 PM   #23
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We go in October, usually slam them couple 100 fish the day under the birds.
One of the only things I don't like about coaching football in TX, is that i don't get to go to big lake in September/October anymore.

Man talk about good fishing. I can smell the beer, trout, and mosquito spray like I'm still there!

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One of the only things I don't like about coaching football in TX, is that i don't get to go to big lake in September/October anymore.

Man talk about good fishing. I can smell the beer, trout, and mosquito spray like I'm still there!

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Old 01-12-2021, 07:35 AM   #25
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Is everything open on the lake? I thought I heard they had some parts of it closed. Sure is a fun place to fish.
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Last October 9, 2-days One of our good trips we did a lot of culling.





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Old 01-12-2021, 09:15 AM   #27
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Is everything open on the lake? I thought I heard they had some parts of it closed. Sure is a fun place to fish.
I think the refuge is closed from what I've seen people post on FB.

But could be wrong. I don't live there anymore.

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Old 01-12-2021, 12:39 PM   #28
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We had a lot of luck in March in the ship channel pretty close to where it dumps into the gulf. Also in a back lake off the channel between Hackberry and the gulf.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:34 PM   #29
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Any particular soft plastics that work better than others or try live bait if available?
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Any particular soft plastics that work better than others or try live bait if available?
Anything LSU, Blue Moon, Mardi Gras, Pearl colors with Chartruese.

Get you some VUDU Wedgetails. If you really want a thrill, Flyfish the marsh
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DSL LSU Tiger Color is my go to, next solid chartreuse, next chicken of the sea. If they don't hit that I will resort too gulp, if they don't hit that , then it is Gulp and a popping cork, if they don't hit that the ice chest gets empty real quick because we will pop tops much faster when there is no fish hitting the deck.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:52 PM   #32
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�� sounds about like the way we fish
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We had a lot of luck in March in the ship channel pretty close to where it dumps into the gulf. Also in a back lake off the channel between Hackberry and the gulf.
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