Catfish, bass bite on in Cataouatche
|Bruce McDonald/Herald Guide|
Pete Cassange with a 5 and a half-pound bass caught on a watermelon/red brush hog in Lake Cataouatche.
The week before, the sac-a-lait were in clear water hitting red/white/chartreuse mini jigs under a cork.
"I like to make a fishing trip to catch fish to eat. Catfish make for a good fishing trip," Cassange said.
So our game plan was in place. We would hook catfish first and then head to the La Cypress Canal to fish for bream and sac-a-lait.
We reached the first cut before the La Cypress Canal, dropped anchor and set out our Carolina rigs baited with earthworms. Within 10 minutes, we were catching catfish on both of our lines.
While we were reeling in foot-long catfish, Cassange noticed fish swirling and hitting bait around a grass bed. He threw a watermelon/red baby brush hog and quickly set the hook on a 3-pound bass.
"Man that was quick, but I'm going to catch a big one this time." Cassange said.
We began to catch bass on the baby brush hog and speed craw in watermelon/red. Setting the catfish rods in the rod holders, the catfish biting slowed, but the bass continued to attack.
Around 5 p.m., Tony Taylor and Andre Cambre met us on the water. Cassange and I had boated 30 catfish and 20 bass, releasing most of the big bass because of bulging bellies.
When Taylor and Cambre were in earshot, I yelled out "Put on a baby brush hog."
Taylor was throwing top water and Cambre was throwing a white spinner bait. Cambre picked up a good 2-pound fish. Taylor switched over to the brush hog and set the hook on a small bass. Within an hour, Taylor and Cambre caught eight bass.
Sticking to our game plan, I cranked up the Kenner VX and headed to the La Cypress Canal. The sun was setting and the condition in the La Cypress Canal looked good. We moved along the grass beds and started picking up bream on every cast.
Cassange and I were using the red/white/ chartreuse mini jig under a cork. We were catching bream, goggle-eye, chinquapin and a few sac-a-lait. As the sun set, we continued to fish and were selective with the fish we kept.
We stuck to the game plan and had a great day.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald Guide is the complete local news in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
Get your local news, sports and information from the Parish's award winning paper.
St. Charles Herald Guide has what you need.
The Port of South Louisiana will soon see a change in leadership after Joel T....
Most graduating seniors do not come close to scoring a 27 on the ACT test, but...
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), along with...
Little more than a week after officials from 14 parishes took a trip to Washington,...
In the still darkness of the morning, three crabbers in a pickup truck arrived at...
Brazen burglars have broken into seven Luling homes in less than two weeks, making...
First National Bank USA provides quality service to our customers through quality financial performance to secure your assets and demonstrate a high standard of integrity and professionalism today and tomorrow.
Superintendent steps down to get down - 664 views
Dr. Rodney Lafon boiled down his decision to announce his retirement last month to a simple factor. With 40 years accumulated in the school system he had come to a point in his career where he would make nearly the same yearly salary as a retiree as if he chose to continue working.