Saline / Larto Weekend Fishing Report
Air Temperature; AM-55 degrees, PM-75 degrees
Winds; Light from the South
Water Temperature; 52 to 54 degrees
Water Condition; Some areas a little debris from recent rains and, some areas fairly clear. Water level is up a little from normal, again due to rains.
Fishing still seems a little poor and the catch seems to go form one day good, to one day poor. Fished the Shrinerís Bass Tournament out of Woodsonís Landing in Deville, LA. The showing was a little low compared to the average crowd. A total of 49 teams/boats participated in the tournament. Weigh in was at 3 pm. Here were the results;
1st place; 19.8 lbs, 5 fish
2nd place; 12.7 lbs, 5 fish
3rd place; 12 3 lbs, 5 fish
There was quite a spread from first to second, not typical as the weights have traditionally been fairly close. There were a few more that made a weigh in, but a lot zipped. This is not typical for the Saline/Larto complex, but it has been a trying 2103/2014 season.
White Perch (Crappie) seem to follow suit as well. With the water temps. pushing closer to the spawn temperature, we are looking for a good year for White Perch. Hopefully we will have a high back water this year, which we typically get every spring (but have not for the past 2 years), which not only brings in fresh oxygenated water from the Black River, but also a lot of fish that will help re-supply our fish stock. Mostly people are fishing the Buzzard Roost area near Larto, drift and spider rigging, with a few casting a pop cork rig. It is wise to have both shiners and jigs with you, but shiners seem to be the bait of choice. The bite will improve in Big Creek, as well as Larto bayou, Muddy bayou, Nolanís bayou and nearby Horse Island with the onset of the spawn and fishing will transition form open deep water fishing to shallow water structure and bank fishing.
This week's weather forecast is unfavorable once again with temperature diving to the lows in the 30ís and highs in the 50ís, more rain and storms. This will likely continue to confuse the spring spawn and further downplay fishing this upcoming week.
Wishing everyone a good fishing trip
Edited by RROD (03/02/14 11:08 PM)