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05-16-2005, 12:43 PM
05-16-2005, 12:43 PM
05-16-2005, 01:16 PM
Hey ck,,,how many fish and what kind of fish does someone have to catch in a trip to SKUNK lake to make you believe that there are fish to catch. Now be realistic in your answer.
05-16-2005, 01:37 PM
At this point, I think even hard heads would be an improvement for us lol
Seriously though. I'd like to be able to consistantly get a handfull of trout or red fish when I go out (4-6 eatable fish?) with an occasional slam. I've never been able to do it in Lake Ponch.
05-16-2005, 02:22 PM
Hey CK, I think you need to change your handle to FuqPonch or at least have a sign-off to vent your frustration with.
05-17-2005, 03:04 AM
These guys MUST be lying...
ANGLING ADVENTURES OF LOUISIANA
LK PONTCHARTRAIN REPORT
The fishing is still good in the lake it's the catching that's getting harder.
FRIDAY: Gordon Crawford and crew fish with me. We started at the bridges and put a 5lb Flounder in the ice chest fast. Then we caught a 5lb Speck, I thought things were "ON". But it was tough going. Around 11 a rain storm ran us in for about 45 minutes. After it passed we went back out and the wind wouldn't lie. It made the fishing harder. We finished with 8 fat Specks & 4 Flounder. It was tough.
I had the pleasure to fish with Capt's Kenny Kreeger & Van Joffrion. We had a group of 9 anglers from all over the south. The conditions were great and we all put fish in the boat. Of course Capt Kenny out fished Van & I. BUT I will get him next time. And he know's it. Back at Tite's for 1pm with 50+ Speckled Trout and 6 to 8 Flounder. We all bounced plastics off the bottom for our fish. Several Specks close to 4lbs.
Skip St.Remain, His son, Nephew along with Danille came in for an ANGLING ADVENTURE. We headed for the lake. Arrived at our first spot, I explained the technique to them and we started fishing. First fish a solid 3lb Speckled Trout. 10 minutes later another 3lber. I then missed one at the boat (bigger). Another 45 minutes and 2 more 3+lber on ice. We finished that drift and moved to another bridge. Fished about 15 minutes without a hit. I was ready to move and wham, a good fish. Stayed another 15 minutes (nothing) then next bridge. We put 7 more Specks in the boat But the Sun, Beer and Bourbon St were taking it's toll. The gang called it quits just after noon. We finished with 12. Several over 3lbs.
Location = Lk Pont
Wind = calm except after noon on Fri
Water = clear & 74 to 77 deg
Fish = Friday 8 Specks, 4 Flounder. Sat: over 50 Specks & 6 to 8 Flounder. Sunday: 12 Specks
Bait = Plastics bounced off the bottom.
05-17-2005, 05:27 AM
Here is my 2 Cents on this topic :
Regarding the Tresles, Hwy 11, I-10 area ... this is NOT the best area to fish in a YAK.
My experience in fishing that area has been that you have to FIND the fish which requires ALOT of ground to cover ... Very hard to do in a yak .... With a power boat you can simply run from one bridge to the next ... up and down in a matter of minutes ... In a yak, if the fish are not within the first mile or two of whatever bridge that you launched at then your screwed.
I also think that this applies to most areas out in the open lake. Oh, there's gonna be a decent trip from time to time during the SUMMER months - but there will be more bad than good.
Steve may have a idea which is during the SUMMER months, go out at night time ( w/ a tide of course ) and fish under the lights.
Otherwise, I agree with what someone else said... if you really want to be assured to catch some edible fish, drive SOUTH for an hour or so.
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