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Old 06-19-2015, 10:43 PM
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Default Shark bayou report (sort of)

Went to shark bayou for the first time this afternoon.
Hit the banks of some of the cuts off the main bayou with dead shrimp, spoons, just about everything, nada.
Tide wasn't doing much and didn't find much moving water, which might have been the problem, but we fished from about 5 to 8 without a hit.
Still very much in the learning process, but hopefully this report will help somebody.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:23 PM
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If the waters half descent try tandem sparkle beetles
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:51 PM
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Theres alot of learning in productive fishing imo. I've been fishing vbay on and off all my life( pretty steady the pass 3yrs). I know how hard it is out there this time of year, hell.... even the "good" months get tough out there with weather and all the people with little respect(or ignorance). Thats why I live by "dont know if you dont go". After witnessing everything without people reporting it to me I never had the doubt "I wonder if that person just fed me a line of bullsh**, and learn alot more in the process.
So, I have respect for the guys that go by the "dont know if you dont go" additude; its like the "die hard" fishermen IMO.
Right now i'm in Grand Isle, fishing here for the first time and its tough (for me at least) not knowing where's the best place to be at the right time. The next trip I make here though; i will "know where not to go" lol.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:48 AM
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Can't ever go wrong with those beetles baby lol reel life just find your color caught all three reds flounder and specks way back in those canals way way back and bass
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:57 AM
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Thanks for info.
Report was just trying to pass on some info that (even though we struck out yesterday) might could help the next guys.
Water was dark but not stirred up, pretty good actually (I could see my jig head about 5 inches under water).
We did spook a couple of reds coming around the turns slowly. Just a big orange flash. Tons of bait in the water, balls of small minnows, and some monster-sized mullet.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:08 PM
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Tide was likely the issue but there is alot of bait in there too.

Shark Bark bayou and canals are basically bait factories this time of year. there are times where we hit the canals and just give up because there is too much bait. we usually throw a cast net, fill up the bait well and head somewhere else.

V Bay is tough. this morning we hit a go-to spot just to come up empty. We then hit a main channel were some folks were posted up and managed to get a few reds before the tide changed.

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we usually catch all of our fish around there on chartreuse Gulp swimming mullet on a jib head bounced on a bottom.
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I always hit the mouths on stained water i dont live there anymore so im not sure what the water conditions are...
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Went to shark bayou for the first time this afternoon.

Hit the banks of some of the cuts off the main bayou with dead shrimp, spoons, just about everything, nada.

Tide wasn't doing much and didn't find much moving water, which might have been the problem, but we fished from about 5 to 8 without a hit.

Still very much in the learning process, but hopefully this report will help somebody.

Won't know if you don't go.

-Andrew

I grew up in Lydia and still live near by. I learned to catch redfish in weeks bay and shark bayou. You're doing the right things it's just tough fishing last few weeks. Hopefully we can get some clear low wind days and they fire up. But it's a funny place to fish, we don't have the big numbers like other areas due to the freshwater influx from the river. Keep pecking at em and you'll figure em out!
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Matt, i have a question for you. We alway time our redfishing trips around the high tide and hit the banks, cuts, and points. Do you have any techniques for finding them on low tides? If the banks are exposed at low tide, do they go find a gut or hole, or do they just roam?
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Matt, i have a question for you. We alway time our redfishing trips around the high tide and hit the banks, cuts, and points. Do you have any techniques for finding them on low tides? If the banks are exposed at low tide, do they go find a gut or hole, or do they just roam?
I'd like to know this also.
At time of report, tide was high but some mud bank exposed and not much water in the grass. This was in the main cuts on east side of bayou.
Should I have gone further in to where they are skinnier to find water up in the grass and possibly fish in there?
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:15 AM
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From what I've seen when the tide is high the fish will be further up in the marsh and against the banks. When the tide is going out, then you need to fishing closer to the mouths of the drains and cuts that feed the back lakes of the marsh. The lower the tide the further away from the back-lakes of the marsh you want to fish and closer to the main part of the bay that the water drains in to.


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I'd like to know this also.
At time of report, tide was high but some mud bank exposed and not much water in the grass. This was in the main cuts on east side of bayou.
Should I have gone further in to where they are skinnier to find water up in the grass and possibly fish in there?
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