Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Pen

Thanks to the members of the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club for turning us on to the Pen in Chalmette. Or as they say down there, da pen down in da parrish. From Baton Rouge take I-10 to New Orleans, then left at the split towards Slidell, then take the 510 (Hwy 47) exit towards Chalmette. Once you go over the bridge look for Marina Road on the left. There is a Travel Lodge there with a green roof and a convenience store, it's the first store that you get to after you cross the bridge. It's an hour and a half trip from Baton Rouge.
Anyway, back to the report. In the winter it's an evening bite. Right in front of the new two story camp with the copper roof is a deep hole. Black and red drum are on the bottom. A sink tip will get your fly there. When the trout are in there, they can be caught from the surface down. We caught lots of big black drum, slow at first then every cast right at dark.


1 comment:

SMB tech geeks said...

Did you guys see that Aussie kayak-fishing adventure on the news over Christmas? They ended up having a great white shark for company - imagine trying to land that! If you haven't seen it, I'm sure you'll be able to find it on you-tube.