Ray Miller has been fishing the Tchefuncte River often and says if you have patience, you will find the fish. Ray made a trip with a friend and had to wait for “the switch” to be flipped. He had a very successful trip the previous day so he picked up where he left off. “We got out on the water at sun-up and headed to the last place we caught them yesterday. The fish weren’t awake yet so we went down river and caught a few before returning to the first spot again,” Miller says. Ray checked the electronics and saw that the fish had moved into deeper water. “We had to adjust and fish deeper after that and caught some really nice ‘hammers,” Ray says. All the fish were caught with micro-jigs in Electric Chicken color. At 11:00 a.m. Ray says the switch got turned off and the bite quit. He adds “When that tide started to transition, it was over.”
With the hot weather we’ve been seeing, the trout bite has dissipated considerably since the first cool front of the season. That hasn’t kept Daniel Sissac off the water however. Sissac ventured into Bayou Bonfouca were he had a successful trip a week ago catching 13 keeper trout. “I started out at my usual spot and couldn’t get a bite. I moved to spot number two and picked up a couple bass. After that the bite slowed. I moved to spot number three and found the trout. I had to work for them but I was able to put twenty in the ice chest and released another eighteen to grow a little bigger,” he says. Daniel says all the fish were caught with Shu-Shu Slug’s in the Chromis color either Texas rigged or with a jighead.
NFR Fall Fishing Seminar
The 2017 Fall Fishing Seminar will be held at T-Rivers in Madisonville on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 P.M. Guest speakers will include Mike Gallo of Angling Adventures of Louisiana, Andy Jones of Wicked Charters, Justin Bowles of JB Fishing Charters, and Forrest Green, Todd Shultz of Dixie Trolling Motors, and Sam Barberra with LDWF. There will be a live band and raffle that will include numerous fishing packages and a chartered trip courtesy of JB Fishing Charters. Admission is free.
Bass Assassins held its tournament at Bayou Liberty and it was Trenton Pittman who came out on top with a 5-fish stringer that weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. Trenton also caught the big fish of the day with a 3 lb. 2 oz. largemouth bass. With the win Trenton moves to the #1 spot in the Southern Marsh Lures’ NBS Power Rankings. In second place was Ronald Pierre with a 5-fish limit that weighed 7 lb. 5 oz. Erik Ciko took third place with a 5-fish bag that weighed 7 lbs.
Bogalusa Bass Club held its tournament at Poole’s Bluff and it was Ricky Kennedy who came out on top with a 5-fish bag that weighed 10 lbs. In second place was Chris Polk who brought in 5 fish that weighed 7.14 lbs. Jason Nelson brought in a 5-fish tournament limit that weighed 7.12 lbs. to take third place. Aaron Moran won the big bass division with a 3.4 lb. largemouth bass.
The Northshore Bass Series Championship will be on October 7th and will consist of 14 different launches. Weigh-in will be at The Blind Tiger Restaurant in Slidell. To quality for this event an angler must have competed in at least one NBS Tournament in 2017. For more information please contact Terry Jones at (985) 255-2136
FPBA will be holding its next tournament on Saturday, October 14 at Crawford’s Landing. For more information about becoming a member please visit fpbassanglers.com.
Bass Assassins will be holding its net tournament at Lock #1 on October 1st. For more information please contact Chirs Basey at (985) 707-7857
Bogalusa Bass Club will hold its next tournament on October 14th and 15th at Lake Bruin. For more information please contact Jason Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Keith Lusher Jr. writes a weekly column. For more info, visit NorthshoreFishingReport.com.Contact Keith at email@example.com.)