Lake Palourde (near Morgan City) is not too far away, so I went down there for an afternoon fishing trip. Not a whole lot to report, the wind was absolutely insane, causing whitecaps, etc. I put in at Lake End Park marina, then paddled through the waves into the canal that runs parallel to the marina driveway. I fished up and down the canal but didn’t have any great action. I did manage to catch a gaspergou on a small spinner bait.
I had never caught one of these before so I texted a picture to my cousin and he helped me identify it.
He was kind of small so I threw him back. I fished some more but didn’t catch anything. I packed up and headed back home.
Went to Cypremort Point State Park, and I LOVED IT. Fishing was a TOTAL bust, but still had a great time paddling nonetheless. I think there was very little tide movement, and it was SUPER hot (the water felt like bathwater), which I think caused the fish to lose interest, but I had a great time.
On the way down I didn’t come across any easily accessible places to get bait, but I came across Dockside at the Point at the park entrance. I didn’t find the place on Google Maps, but I stopped by and got everything I needed. Definitely keep them in mind if you’re headed that way. They gave me advice at where to catch some that day and later in the fall.
I don’t have a lot to report due to the lack of fish biting, but it was definitely a blast, and I’ll be back.