Changing tides get the fish moving in Grand Isle

By Bruce McDonald

Like clockwork, when the tides change along the coast and the range is greater than one foot, the fish get turned on and are easier to catch.Anglers fished the surf Sunday morning at Grand Isle and caught plenty of fish. The three best colors were the chartreuse, pearl and green sparkle beetles.

Further inland around Little Lake, look for the birds. Using a popping cork and 18 inches of leader, the best colors were black and chartreuse, and the salt and pepper and chartreuse tail Terror Tail. Rig these combinations with a No. 2 or No. 3 gold spinner and hang on.

Again I made a short trip to Lake Cataouatche last Friday afternoon. At the Pier 90 boat launch, I was one of three trucks.

The attendant working the launch informed me that the building had burned on Sunday, June 8. Only a hand full of people had fished that morning and didn’t catch very much.

A good friend, Andrew Callias, and I decided to go anyway. A few big thunderstorms in the area made the afternoon overcast.

I checked the Davis Pond Web site, it showed the flow was approximate 3200 cubic feet per second.

That’s a strong flow for this time of year.

When we reached the mouth of the Louisiana Cypress Canal, the water was clear and moving.

We caught 14 two-pound or better catfish and kept four bass.

We used earthworms for the catfish. Rattle Traps (blood-line chad) and the watermelon plastic worms for the bass.

We tried catching sac-a-laits using red, white and chartreuse tube jigs and black and chartreuse jigs but struck out.

The bream were hitting everything we threw. A few times they were even hitting my cork.

Anyone wanting the web site for the Davis Pond Diversion,


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