I just watched the Shaw Grigsby show and that is what brought this up. He said there is only a few places he comes back to fish every year and Louisiana was one of them.Bill Dance, Shaw Grigsby, and Blair Wiggins have all done shows in Venice, LA and they wear em out.
I was in Florida well before the net ban and many years after it. I fished a great deal on both sides of the ban. I can tell you without ANY reservation that it made an incredible difference. There is no debating that we caught more fish and bigger fish than prior - it took about 5-10 years to get to a point that you absolutely couldn't argue the change. Not only that but the number of mullet exploded, and with them, everything else did too.exactly right pal , every state from sc to texas . i fished with a guide in florida and he said it changed the fishing in his state drasticaly
I am so jealous. This has been my dream for 20 years. Was all set to go 13 years ago but got married instead Heard disturbing news that the owners of Hackberry sold a year or so ago and the operation has suffered.I have been to Hackberry Rod and Gun on Lake Calcasieu three times. It is undoubtedly the most exciting trout and red fish fishing I have ever experienced. Top water action is unparalled. A five pound trout does not even raise an eye brow. Food and lodging at Hackberry Rod and Gun is excellent. If anyone gets the chance to go, take it. It is a once-in-a-life time trip.
I believe they do not allow gill nets in their inshore waters. Also, their commercial shrimp harvest is much different. If my memory is correct, they have three distinct shrimp seasons and only allow 50' of head rope when trawling for shrimp. In NC, we allow gill netting in inshore water and do not have shrimp seasons (as far as I know). Also, we allow trawling in inshore areas such as the Pamlico sound and have a limit of 150' of head rope.What does "no nets" mean exactly? No commercial harvest of any fin fish period? Certain areas closed? Sanctuaries?