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Inshore Power Boat goes to Louisiana

November 6, 2009

Captain Greg Dini’s first words when he saw the new Inshore Power Boat was “wow, what a cool little skiff “. Captain Greg is waiting on a new East Cape Vantage to be built. In the meantime the guys at Inshore Power Boats let him borrow their new Inshore 16.

The new IPB 16 has a finished liner which makes the cockpit look much more presentable then the older style mitzi which the hull was molded from. The cool thing about IPB is that it seems like you can set it up however you like. If you want a front or rear deck, coffin box, hatches, livewell, casting platform you can set this boat up however you want to for the way you like to fish. The Inshore Power Boat has tons of cockpit space to move around and has a coffin box for extra seating. It’s top speed is around 36 mph with 3 fisherman and loaded with fuel and equipment, the boat drafts around 6 inches and polls like a dream. Captain Greg has been making 30 mile runs each way to the outer portions of the Louisiana marsh and the boat has been burning 6 gallons of fuel per trip. Greg says “I have been really impressed with the boat and I would reccommend it to anyone getting into the light tackle fishing game.” Inshore Power Boats Website

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Greg DIni gets a lender Inshore Power Boat.

More fishing and boating reports on Fly Water Expedition’s Website

Girls fishing Louisiana

October 18, 2009

Beautiful girls even say Louisiana has some fo the best redfishing to be found anywhere on the east side of the united sates. Byron from Osceloa Outback takes his wife kim on an incredible fishing trip in Louisiana. They caught many redfish, trout and black drum.

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When Byron is not prowling the Biloxi Marshes in search of monster redfish he runs a Baramundi fish camp in Florida and does incredible duck hunts in Arkanasas.

Check out his site

Osceola Outback Hunting and Fishing

Fishing Rules

October 17, 2009

Drum, Black: 16 inches min. total length. Five fish per person daily bag limit and possession limit with not more than one exceeding 27 inches.

Drum, Red (Redfish): 16 inches min.total length. Five fish per person daily bag limit with not more than one exceeding 27 inches. See note* at the end of this section. Take or possession of red drum in federal waters is prohibited.

Flounder, Southern: 10 fish per person for each consecutive day on the water.

Mullet, Striped: Daily take and possession limit of 100 lbs. per person per day.

Seatrout, Spotted (Speckled Trout): 12 inches min. total length. 25 fish per person daily bag limit.

EXCEPT: 15 fish daily take and possession limit, with no more than two spotted seatrout exceeding 25 inches total length, regardless of where taken, in a defined area of Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes in southwestern Louisiana.

Within the area described here, of the daily take and possession limit of 15 spotted seatrout, no person shall possess, regardless of where taken, more than two spotted seatrout exceeding 25 inches total length, which are considered part of the daily bag and possession limit. These regulations apply to the area of the state, including coastal territorial waters, south of Interstate 10 from its junction at the Texas-Louisiana boundary eastward to its junction with Louisiana Highway 171, south to Highway 14, and then south to Holmwood, and then south on Highway 27 through Gibbstown south to Louisiana Highway 82 at Creole and south on Highway 82 to Oak Grove and then due south to the western shore of the Mermentau River, following this shoreline south to the junction with the Gulf of Mexico, and then due south to the limit of the state territorial sea.

Giant Warsaw Grouper

October 17, 2009

Check out this Warsaw grouper weighing in at 359.1 pounds caught in Thibodaux, Louisiana. JJ Tabor’s Grouper was 12 ounces over previous state record. Tabor said. He caught it near an oil rig 70 miles south of Fourchon, in 400 feet of water.

Tabor said. “It was about a 15 or 20 minute fight” while his friend steered him away from the offshore oil rig. They believe the fish to be about 33 years old. The IGFA world record was caught off Florida in 1985, it was 436 pounds, 12 ounces.

Warsaw Grouper

Warsaw Grouper

World Record Red Snapper

October 17, 2009

IGFA World Record Red Snapper over 50 pounds! Doc Kennedy suspected he was into some big red snapper that day in June and his hunch proved to be a reality. Doc had not one but two big fish on at the same time. He had a fight on his hands not only with the shear size of the red snappers but keeping them out of the offshore rig was also a challenge. When they surfaced it was hard to tell which one was bigger. We’ll never know as one got off at the boat. Doc knew he had a Louisiana State Record for sure and until he got back to Belle Pass Marina he had no idea it was in fact a world record red snapper.

50 pound 4 oz. IGFA World Record Red Snapper

50 pound 4 oz. IGFA World Record Red Snapper

The 50 lb. 4 oz. red snapper was over 40 inches to the tip of the tail and had a girth of 36.5 inches. The giant red snapper barely fit in a 120 qt. ice chest. It beat the former world record by almost 4 pounds and the Louisiana record by 10 pounds.

Redfish guide Louisiana

October 16, 2009

If you are looking for a red fishing charter in Louisiana, Fly Water Expeditions is your choice.

Captain Greg Dini fishes from Biloxi Marsh, all the way down to Venice, Louisiana. He truly will take you on a trip of a life time.

Fly Water Expeditions

Fly Water Expeditions

Redfish and black drum are their specialty. Some trophy fish may exceed 50 pounds, Louisiana truly is “The Land of Giants”.

Fly Water Expedition Website

Yellowfin Tuna Louisiana

October 15, 2009

The offshore waters of Louisiana is home to one of the world’s most sought after gamefish, the Yellowfin tuna. In Louisiana Yellowfin tuna are common to 50 pounds, and occasionally reach close to 200 pounds. All tackle IGFA world record is somewhere around 400 pounds!

Yellowfin tuna are spawning and super eating machines. Their bodies are fat, but streamlined like a race car. Larger Yellowfin tuna have long crescent shaped anal and second dorsal fins. Although being relatively long-lived, some tuna reach sexual maturity in their first year of life. Tuna spawn several times a year in the open sea. A full grown female may lay over 7 million eggs. Yellowfin tuna feed on an assortment of fish, squid, and pelagic crustaceans. They are very efficient hunters.

It is said that the Tuna tuna can swim farther and faster then any other fish in the sea. Tunas have been observed to swim at 28 mph for long distances, this is do to the fact they have a larger heart and more red muscle then other fish. Tuna also have gills that are larger in surface area than other fish. Tuna cannot open and close their gill flaps to force water over them. This means that tuna must swim or suffocate! They must move through the water with their mouths open to live. Tuna must swim about 3-4 mph to survive.

Yellowfin tuna are some of the best eating fish to be found in Louisiana or the world for that matter. Delicious pink/red fatty meat that may be used for sushi, sashimi, seared or grilled. You can’t go wrong with a fresh caught Yellowfin tuna loin.

There are many charter boats that regularly make the run out to offshore oil rigs or the lump to put their clients on Yellowfin tuna of world record proportions! If you want to catch a fish of a lifetime you should give the offshore waters of Louisiana a try.

yellowfin tuna

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