Bass attack rattle trap in Grosse Point
We launched at 10 a.m. Friday morning at the end of Bayou Gauche Road. The eight-mile boat ride went quickly in the protective waters of Bayou Des Allemands and when we reached the mouth of the bayou, we started fishing on the right side of Temple Bay along the pilings.
With a strong southeast wind, the water was too rough to stay in the area. We cranked up the motor and headed to Grosse Point.
Working our way to the point, another fisherman anchored near Grosse Point caught his fifth redfish and yelled, "Ya’ll come take my spot, I’m leaving."
As soon as he left, we anchored in his spot and I caught a 2-pound bass on my first cast with a half ounce blue/chrome rattle trap. My son, Hunter, switched to a rattle trap and started catching bass and redfish. Within the hour we reeled in 15 bass and two nice redfish.
Because of the strong southeast winds, the water had a stained color. The rattle traps caused a bright flash when retrieving and in turn they were an effective bait. In fact, we caught all of our fish on the blue/chrome rattle trap.
Getting to Grosse Point is simple.
Turning off Highway 90 onto Bayou Gauche Road in Paradis, the boat launch is seven miles at the end of the road. Leaving the boat launch and entering Bayou Des Allemands, the boat ride is approximately six miles to Lake Salvador.
Reaching Lake Salvador, Grosse Point is another two-mile boat ride across Temple Bay. The point is visible due to its large live oak trees and white shell banks.
Boaters should be aware that the shoreline is shallow 100 yards out and has numerous stumps. The GPS coordinates are 29 degrees, 41 minutes and 90 degrees,18 minutes.
Other good fishing spots have been the Mecom Canal, the Fontenot Canal, the mouth of the Gheens/Company Canal to the gate, the rocks on the left at Lake Salvador, Temple Bay and the mouth of the Gulf Canal.
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