Fishing Log – April 23, 2014

Fishing Log – April 23, 2014

LarryDucoteDATE: Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014
FISHING BUDDY: Larry Ducote
LOCATION: Leeville/East Timbalier
LAUNCH: Ducote Camp Launch
MOON PHASE: Waning Crescent (Rise 2:30 am Set: 2:12 pm)
TIDE(HIGH/LOW/RANGE): Timbalier (High: 4:48 pm Low: 3:28 am Rg: 0.87’)
RIVER STAGE: 12.4 @ New Orleans – Steady
FORECAST/Winds: Hi: 75° F Lo: 67° F 7 mph ENE
Barometric Pressure 29.96 and Steady @ Golden Meadow
Water TEMP: Start: 70° End: 76°
Coastal Waters Forecast: North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. Protected waters a light chop.
WATER DEPTH: 2’ – 12’
LURES/BAIT USED: Black/Char, Limetreuse
SUNRISE: 6:28 am
SUNSET: 7:32 pm
TOTAL CATCH: 30 Specs, 5 Reds
LARGEST FISH: 22 ½” Spec, 35” Red
HOURS FISHED: 06:30 – 12:45
DISTANCE TRAVELED: 40 Miles
Comment: Could not have picked a better day. Seas were calm, incoming tide, no wind, and the trout were there. And what beautiful trout they were. All huge. They quit biting around 10:30, which was okay because our box was almost filled anyway. We didn’t see any shrimp in the area so we were pretty lucky.

06:30 – 07:00 Helicopter Pad: 2 Specs (14”)
07:00 – 08:00 Timbalier Pump: 0
08:00 – 11:30 E. Timbalier: 28 Specs (22 ½”), 5 Reds (35”)
11:30 – 12:00 Timbalier Pump: 0
12:00 – 12:30 Philo Bryce: 0
12:30 – 12:45 Helicopter Pad: 0

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