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From one spillway to another, I fished the Bonnet Carre this past weekend. I was looking for sacalait and potentially some largemouth bass. I did find each, but not in any significant numbers. It was a good time exploring a new fishery though. I’ve driven over it several times on Airline Hwy heading to see Amanda’s family, but now I finally got to fish some of the ponds. There are tons of ponds too, so many places to check out in the future. I didn’t catch too many fish, but that doesn’t mean the area doesn’t have potential. Another thing, for such a beautiful day, I thought I’d see a lot more people, but I was able to have ponds all to myself, which was pretty nice.

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My parents came in town this past weekend so Dad and I hooked up with my brother-in-law Kurt on a sacalait trip in the Atchafalaya Swamp. It wasn’t a banner day by any means, but we caught some solid fish and had a good time fishing and sight seeing in the Atchafalaya. We had to run a ways to find some good looking water, but we did find it. I think we ended up catching every one of our fish off of stumps and trees and had no action in and around the grass. I ended catching a slab goggle-eye too, it was a 10″ chunk that was probably over a pound in weight. It was pretty cool to see a few raptors during the boat ride, especially the bald eagle right at the launch.

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