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Got To Love Pirogue Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing and other lies' started by beekeeper, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    My pirogue takes me to the kind of places I like to fish. It also helps me catch fish that are overlooked or not reachable by power boats.
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    beesboy's pirogue also works:
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    I cast my lure under this tree top and hung up.
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    Paddled over to retrieved the bait but it came loose. I reeled it in but left it in the water as I turned the boat around.
    This fish bit the lure directly under the boat. Probably less than 4' of water. Would not happen under an electric troll motor.
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    beekeeper
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Just like the picture of a beef critter with dotted lines on it, that fishy had dotted lines and labels:
    Loin
    Shoulder roast
    Tenderloin
    Brisket
    Filet mignon
    Etc.
    ;-)
     
  3. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. I sure do miss Baudcau and Dorcheet. I’m guessing from the soil this pic is near Dorcheet? Spent half a lifetime fishing both of them in a nine foot Water Moccasin. It’s still my favorite boat, but it’s become heavier over the years! I’m building a ss&g that Matt designed for me that may soon replace the Glass Water Moccasin.

    Good Fish'n
    Andy
     
  4. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Andy you guessed correctly, up Cotton Valley way. On another try I put in at Dixie Inn (before the last rain) but soon ran out of water.
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    Did not want to drag the boat so I fished the other direction only to find another blockage. I do love Dorcheet.
    Fished Baudcau earlier this year but no luck. The water was too black from being in the swamp all summer and no rain.
    Lots of pretty paddling.
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    If you would please post some pictures of your build. Is it designed like the Water Moccasin, or is it just the boat you will use instead of the W.M.?

    beekeeper
     
  5. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Bee,
    We are in Texas, for some medical help for my wife and the boat is in Kansas. I'll check my phone for pics in the next few days. It will be short, light, and looks like it should be super stable.

    Andy
     
  6. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Bee,
    Sorry for the delay answering your question about my new build. I have been occupied with my wife’s surgery recovery, then of course the septic here in our Texas “camp” decided to take a vacation.
    I will post the whole build later when we get back to Kansas and I finish with the glass. I had ask Matt to design a short and stable boat that would paddle reasonably well. He came up with what he named the crawdad. It is very similar to the Gheenoe (http://www.customgheenoe.com/). About 11’ long and 34” wide. It may be a replacement for the 9’ water moccasin. I’m pretty excited about it--- but it will be awhile before we get my Bride squared away and back to Kansas.
    Good Fish’n,
    Andy
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  7. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    My son's Lake Bistineau pirogue is about that size and it paddles well. Our longer boats are faster, but "if you're paddling, you ain't fishing." so it is irrelevant.
     
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Favorite place to fish: http://www.mindenmemories.org/ Under "Places" click on Bayou Dorcheat

    2nd. favorite, maybe a tie, flip a coin? http://www.mindenmemories.org/ = click on Lake Bistineau

    beekeeper
     
  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Now, THAT'S a blog about youth, school, teachers, friends, etc. that is a good read.
     
  10. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Had another great trip. Beesboy and I had a great early spring fishing trip. Fish were biting, wood ducks flushing and good paddling (not too windy).
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    beekeeper
     
  11. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Looking good Bee. Keep fishing.
    Bob
     
  12. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    JD, what paddle are you using there?
     
  13. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Paddle is a cheapo from Academy Sports. I have some "better"(more $) paddles but this one works best(for me), because it is the quietist. The foam "grips" reduces the noise of the paddle bumping the boat. I could add foam to the boat or a better paddle, but haven't gotten around to that task.
    If I paddled for the joy of paddling I would consider a more efficient paddle. I prefer chasing these critters.
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    :idea: Maybe a better paddle with foam covering or some other means of noise reduction would help me catch more fish?

    beekeeper
     
  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    As a little kid, to improve my bait so it would catch more fish - I peed on the hook & worm.
    Didn't do much good.

    Your quiet paddle is worth a lot in its performance.
     
  15. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Recently fished near a gentleman using a Hobie paddle craft. He said it worked great for fishing(hands free for casting).
    Sure looked like it was easy, even in the wind. I'm not sure I would like to have to sit in the same position, or location in the boat all day. I assume the boat is steered by a hand operated rudder? Has anyone used one?

    beekeeper
     
  16. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Early trip out on the lake. Not too many fish but still nice.
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    Trips up the bayou were better fishing.
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    beekeeper
     
  17. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    You were up awfully early there, J D!
     
  18. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    You never mention it and I have to ask........
    The water you are fishing sure looks like the type they would like. Here in Florida the best area for them are the quiet back water areas. You can also find them in the rivers and lakes. They like to hit the same baits that Bass will hit. They do put up a pretty good fight when caught but are no good for the frying pan.

    Not sure which name you use for them since different parts of the country have different names for them. I will list a few of them and hope one is right

    The fish in question is the Mud fish , Cypress Bass , Cypress Trout , Bow fin , Dog fish , Mud Pike , Griddle , Grinnel and Choupique.
     
  19. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    What's called a dogfish in Michigan, is a very primitive fish. No good to eat, I've been told. But, then, I suppose that I'm lucky to have never been that hungry to have one taste good. That does indeed make us lucky.
     
  20. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Most of the year in Louisiana there are three choices when going fishing.
    Go early in the morning, heat stroke, or stay home.
    I like to fish so I go early.

    beekeeper
     

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