Latest reports for Northshore, Basin and other areas
Great Weekend but Nasty Weather Coming
The weekend looks to be great for fishing. However, the long range forecast is predicting ice and snow at the end of the week. It does not look good for Mardi Gras parades as the rain and front moves in on Tuesday. February weather goes from sun to clouds in a matter of minutes.
Tyler Teague and Teal Smith put 16.86 pounds on the scales to win the Fishing for Tucker event last Saturday. Rodney Teel and I had 13# but needed another quality fish to get a check. Our fish came from punching cover near pockets. Basically, if there was a laydown near a point or side wall, it had a fish in it. Other anglers on stage reported spinnerbaits were good choices for the area. Look for the bite to come to a crashing halt, if the cold weather blast through the area next week.
Sac-au-lait reports are good for the Bell River Public launch area. A few reports from Sunday proved that the bite remained steady. Check out the report in the Baton Rouge paper.
The Pearl River on the fall this weekend. Anglers should try crankbaits in drains and slow moving spinnerbaits on points. If that fails, drag a worm in the deeper part of drains up river. A few spawning fish will begin showing up but the cold temperatures continue to delay the warmup. Lacombe, Liberty, and other bayous off the lake are good choices because the water warms up quickly this time of year.
Delacroix is great for speckle trout. Just drift in Little Lake and around Alligator Pass. That is if you can navigate through the boats. Under a cork, tight line, or swimming the bait, all are good tactics to try. Bass are along the highway and in protected ponds. Bring some ugly spinnerbaits because the redfish are in the ponds, too.