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slackster
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Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?

Going out there tomorrow with a few buddies. The weather is calling for 18mph SE winds, but it seems the Rigolets should be relatively protected from a wind in that direction. Tide should be rising all day (.3 ft at 12:33 am to 1.1 ft at 3:34pm), but with the SE winds today and tomorrow, I doubt there will be much movement.

Any specific bait suggestions? Any other strategies?

TIA!!
This post was edited on 4/9 at 6:36 pm



slackster
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
Bump so we don't scratch


34venture
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
Not my part of the world. Good luck!


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meauxjeaux2
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
High winds = Goheagan canal and the marshes in Lake Catherine.


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joshric
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
what meauxjeaux said and I used to do well in the canals and cuts by the railroad bridge, over 10 years ago, no idea what it looks like now. you'll find some reds and flounders hopefully


slackster
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
Thanks guys.


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mack the knife
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
a southeast wind will move more more water on a rising tide in the rigolets. it will hold up a falling tide if strong enough.


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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
How do y'all think the weather will be for some good ole shrimp fishing on the rigolets or trestles this weekend?


DrTyger
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
Didn't catch jack shite at the trestles last weekend and there were lots of boats there not catching anything either. I think the secrets out.

To OP, better have live shrimp. If they don't bite on that they aint bitting.


BigHoss
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
Troll the bridges with rattle traps brah


mack the knife
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
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Troll the bridges


i've tried that once and found it to be the most boring fishing i've ever done. its more of a beer drinking activity than fishing. but, to each their own.


MahiFishn
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
This is the 3rd report i've heard like that from last weekend. We fished for about 3 or 4 hours on the trestles (plastics only) and boated around 30 nice fish. It baffles me how bad the fisherman are on the lake Pontch. bridges.


Me4Heisman
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
North or south end of trestles?


sloopy
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
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This is the 3rd report i've heard like that from last weekend. We fished for about 3 or 4 hours on the trestles (plastics only) and boated around 30 nice fish. It baffles me how bad the fisherman are on the lake Pontch. bridges.


Well for starters, it's definitely not the easiest place to fish in sela. Everyone may not be as skilled as you.


MahiFishn
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started 3/4 lake (south end) and fished all the way to the south.


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EMP40 LSU
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its more of a beer drinking activity


And this is a problem because...?


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MahiFishn
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Well for starters, it's definitely not the easiest place to fish in sela. Everyone may not be as skilled as you.


I never said it was simple, but this time of year it is ignorant to pull up to the bridge, anchor, then toss a dead skrimp to the bottom. If you're not using your trolling motor and plastics you are wasting your time. Wait a couple of months before throwing your money away on live bait or market skrimps.

One of my good buddies owns Dockside and posts in multiple places to drum up business for his live bait. I rarely use live bait.


sloopy
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
It is definitely a plastic bite, I think what gets people is it is also a more finicky bite that is not easily felt.


EMP40 LSU
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re: Strategies for fishing the Rigolets?
And the technique is a bit different than what some people are used to.


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