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Last fishing trip of 2017
« on: January 03, 2018, 09:51:52 PM »

Saturday, December 30th, I decided to make one last fishing trip for the year. And it was a good way to end 2017. Went over to Lake Martin (in Breaux Bridge, LA.  Not the one in Alabama) in the afternoon and fished for a few hours. Got out ahead of the cold front thank God.

Lake Martin has always been my go-to spot in the winter. The grass dies back a good bit and itís more fishable. With the water temp being pretty low the fish tend to hang pretty tight to the grass and trees. Most effective lures are typically a white spinnerbait, jig, or a big worm/senko. I threw spinnerbait, a Zoom Olí Monster, and my usual Yum Dinger. I started off with junebug because the water was a little cloudy and it was overcast. But surprisingly watermelon got more bites. This is usually a good time of year to catch some quality fish. There are some hogs in there. You may not catch a lot, but your chances of catching bigger fish are there. For those of you not familiar with the lake, it is a relatively small spring fed lake.  The water quality is usually very good.  They are currently in a drawdown to combat some of the excessive (and thatís an understatement) vegetation.  It can be pretty difficult to fish because of the amount of grass in the lake.  Which is why winter time is better for me.  Needless to say, the fish have an abundance of food and hiding places.  Thereís usually a couple 8 lbers or better caught in there every year.  That didnít happen for me this trip, but I caught some good fish.

My scale said 3.5 lbs for this fish.  Maybe I shouldíve zeroed the scale and re-weighed.  It was 19.25Ē long and not exactly skinny.  I think it was closer to 4.  Oh well.


The rest of the fish from the trip. They were all released.


The pictures were taken off of my GoPro, so not the best quality.  I will post the video in the video section.  Hope you guys have a great 2018 and I look forward to another year on UB.
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 05:18:54 AM »

Thank you for sharing!! That's how you end a year. WTG!!
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 09:07:24 AM »

Thanks for sharing  ~c~ I would love to see the report side of it in the Louisiana Fishing Reports :-*
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 09:11:10 AM »

That looks like a great lake to fish. Looks like it was a great day on the water for you as well.  ~c~
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 09:27:32 AM »

Thanks for sharing  ~c~ I would love to see the report side of it in the Louisiana Fishing Reports :-*

Thanks for reminding me, Mike.  I used to venture over there a lot.  But I rarely see any reports from my area, so I sometimes forget about it.  I guess I'll have to carry the banner for the Acadiana area.   ~bb
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 10:46:54 AM »

Thanks for the report and them are some nice looking fish and a good way to end the year. ~c~ ~c~
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 10:52:16 AM »

Some nice fish!  ~c~

Sure wish it was warmer here.  :(
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 12:49:56 PM »

Thank you for sharing!! That's how you end a year. WTG!!
No doubt, I could have used that on my last day of the year for the December FLBR lo Great job, Ponson416!
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 03:08:08 PM »

You had a great day of fishing my friend. That's the way to end a year on the water.  ~c~

Hope 2018 is even better for you.  ~beer~
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 12:58:13 AM »

Thanks for the report with great detail. Hope next year brings many days like that for you.
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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 06:59:54 PM »

Good report Ryan.  Them aint no Pontoon fish ;)

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Re: Last fishing trip of 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 11:04:27 AM »

Good report Ryan.  Them aint no Pontoon fish ;)

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Oh man.  They wore that joke out so bad over there.   lo
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 11:05:38 AM »

Oh man.  They wore that joke out so bad over there.   lo
Dude you are not lying at all!!!! Gotten pretty dumb

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