I sure wish I could join all of you. To console myself, I'll do some Smoked Chicken using your famous Snake Bit rub. ......Simple but soo good.
I generally fish the rigs and birds in Breton Sound this time of year. I have avoided the area because I understand the Breton Sound Marina is full of response operations. I may be wrong about that. The lake has been so full of people and boats that have no where else to go I decided not to fight the crowds. I understand that there is boom blocking a lot of the drains and ponds in Lake Borgne, a place I would go as an alternative.
I could launch in Slidell and fish around the LA marsh but I thought all that was closed and that is more a cold weather area anyway.
I haven't finished the trailer yet so you may want to be careful about giving me the bug to go try.
yea and every yahoo oil spill refugee is fishing lake p. heard that its becoming a nightmare. hopefully I wont have to put up with too much bull and getting to my good spots
Im originally from down in Walthall/Marion county Miss so if you guys dont mind a 601 hand coming I will try to plan on it. All depends on work of course. Does anyone know of campground close by? Could stay with my mom but had rather bring my camper along if possible.
I'm originally from down in Walthall/Marion county Miss so if you guys don't mind a 601 hand coming I will try to plan on it. All depends on work of course. Does anyone know of campground close by? Could stay with my mom but had rather bring my camper along if possible.
I'm not sure, but I believe Al said he will have some hookups for campers. He'll probably read this and give an answer soon.
All of our usual fishing spots have oil in them which is out of Montegut south of Houma. Son-in-law said there is still some good spots in the canals and bayous but the areas we caught most of the fish are gone.
You are more than welcome to come to the event. Let me know what you need, Eman and I are going to temp in a couple of 30amp circuits for visiting trailers. I don't have a dump station so the more independent you can be the better but we should have room for you. Come on down, your momma misses you and wants to see you.
Update on our fishing trip as promised.
well we made it to rigolet's marina at 5 today and the parking lot was already stacking up quick. Soon as we left out geohagan canal, the wind was kickin and I knew it was gonna be a tough day. We were able to get to the spot I wanted before everyone else. We boated one keeper there and several other 11" but the water was rocking and rolling. No one else around us seemed to catch anything but a stingray. Then we roll on to the next spot. The gf says hey I got something and reels in a 3.5 pounder(her biggest fish ever by about 3 pounds.) She was excited. An old man told us that the bite had been slow but nice fish. So we stayed there for an hour and half and I boated a 4 pounder. We tried several other places but ended the day with those 3. I think we would have done much better if the wind would have cooperated. The tide was ripping too though.
Going to try and hit a new place tomorrow.
hey al , If you ever want a fishing pardner for a trip to borgne ,Let me know. I love fishing out there .They are catching some hogs right now and they just opened some more of the area.
Some nice fish and limits off the long rocks also.
26" 6 lb trout right at daylight fri. off the last cut.
I'm always good for a trip. Just need a couple of days notice. Havn't run the boat (Blazer Bay 2400 with 200 4stroke Yami) recently but a bit of maintenance should put it in good shape. I have to work M and T for sure but I should have time to pm the boat mid week. The farm house is about finished, porch rails put up, bedroom finished, baseboard painted and installed so I can start kicking back a bit. Let me take the boat out for a test run before going all the way down there and I'll let you know. Who knows when they will close the area again but I am sure itching to go. Best time for me is during the week. How familiar are you with the back levee canal down there, I'm not happy running it before 1st light yet.
Ive never run it . i allways fish north from bsm as i didn't have a boat big enough to fish the sound. They say that it's marked now but i dont know. I have a few friends that are guides down there and if they are fishing i'm sure we can follow them out or just wait till we can see.
Let's get back on topic,
I have noticed a bunch of new members that have signed up from the gulf coast and southern states .
Let me take this time to issue an invite to y'all to our first ,South Louisiana gathering of smokers.
It will take place on Oct 8, 9 , and 10, 2010. You can see the first post in this thread for details .
This event is not just for folks from the south!
Any member of the site is welcome to attend . And we would be more than happy to have you!!!
If you need more info , just pm me or any of the folks that are listed .
Come on down and pass a good time with us !!!
We had our first face to face meeting sun at the farm. looks like we have a great place to have a gathering.
We finalized the menu and nothing has really changed except we will make tea for everyone to drink if they want along w/ lemonade and water. we will have milk , OJ and coffee to drink w/ breakfast.
Your are more than welcome to bring whatever alcoholic beverages and sodas that you would like to partake in.
We have gone over the site and will have 3 spots for campers w/ electricity . If you are sure that you are coming and need a camper spot ,PLEASE let us know so that we can reserve a site for you.
There is a nice treeline that you can set up your tent next to that will provide some shade.
If you bring a camper w/ a generator we ask that you set up in the front past the tree line that way the noise will not affect the sleeping of those in tents. it not far from all the action so no one will have a long walk.
there will be a bathroom w/ shower available . Please bring your own towels .
We have agreed that we would like to make this an educational gathering for those who desire to learn . I will be doing a shrimp ,okra and sausage gumbo demo fri evening w/ potatoe salad for supper fri. night. we will also have sausage poboys for those who may not eat gumbo.
i will have recipe sheets printed out to hand out to anyone who would like one. Rick will be doing a breakfast sausage demo fri evening for use in the breakfast sat and sun. he will also have recipe sheets. Sat will be a full breakfast , eggs to order ( I'll be cooking western omelets if ya want one) / biscuts /sausage /white gravy and sandy's famous sweet rolls, milk and OJ. and coffee.
If you have questions or have allways wanted to learn to smoke brisket or pork butt we will be doing both of these sat. for supper. We will have smoked wings ,moink balls, cracklins leftover gumbo (if any) etc for snacking sat during the day. I'm sure that i can convince sherrie (my wife) to make her world famous banana pudding and a cobbler for desert.
Sunday we will have a full breakfast before breaking camp.
If you have a side dish that you would like to bring please do. just let me know so we won't have 5 of the same thing.
we want anyone who is interested to please come on over and have a good time.
help us make this a good time so that we can make this an annual thing.
If you have any questions please ask.
Thanks for looking and come on down an pass a good time w/ us .