From an abandoned amusement park in New Orleans East to the scene of a horrific murder-suicide in the French Quarter, these sites are chilling in their own unique way. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Officials warn of dangerous bull sharks in Lake Pontchartrain, 127 new cases and 12 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday. That one was fatal. Trentocosta was lucky the bite wasn't worse. Phoenix, Arizona. 1025 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy.New Orleans, LA 70125(504) 486-6161. Capt. Barnett brotherhood crossbow, sweet little bow. I’ll keep fishing for them as long as it stays warm,” he said. Jones, who released the fish to fight again another day, said he’s seen gar in Lake Pontchartrain up to 8 feet long, so there are even bigger ones out there. “When it gets hot, the trout bite is scarce in Lake Pontchartrain, but you can catch redfish,” Jones said. Sam Barbera has a job most sportsmen would envy. All rights reserved. On this July day, Barbera thinks he's hooked a big one, near the Seabrook Hole, which runs as deep as 90 feet. Be aware that there are only 5 sites with full hookups (water, electric & sewer). Adam Shields of Black Dog Charters head out for a fall afternoon fishing trip out of the Rigolets. Judging by the size of the bite, he was likely attacked by a small bull shark between four-to-five feet long and that bull is not alone. 2,680 reviews.
Seabrook is one, within a half-mile of a popular swimming beach. wave-watching at Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront New Orleans - … Flick a cigarette butt into the street? They’ve already moved in, pupped out and left, Chevalier said. 2. Good luck, Hunt. into Lake Pontchartrain—and if this sparks your interest, you can get to know the lake more intimately during the annual Beach Sweep from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. “It’s a big watershed—about 10,000 square miles— and we look at all the components that tie into Lake Pontchartrain holistically.”, A post shared by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Found (@l.p.b.f) on Nov 7, 2018 at 5:07am PST, “Lake Pontchartrain has healthy population of clams, and they are hearty bottom-feeders,” Trail said. “Stormwater that drains into storm drains goes into Lake Pontchartrain, and that water isn’t treated or filtered—it goes directly from drain to lake,” Trail said.
Copyright 1999 - 2020 Louisiana Sportsman, Inc. All rights reserved. Not sure of the location(s), as the ones, which I knew, are long gone. The other apex predator is the garfish. […], Chas Champagne heads out to a grassy area in Lake Pontchartrain and wears out the speckled trout with the new Matrix X-Shad. "Those transmitters have a relatively short range and are picked up by dozens of receivers across Lake Pontchartrain. You can watch nature at its finest.”, A post shared by A. Altazan (@aaltazan) on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:30pm PDT. Save.
Now that registration is over with, we want to help you understand what you are voting for, or against, when you cast your votes. "I felt a current by my stomach and said nothing was gonna happen to me and then the shark bit me," Trentocosta said at the time. However, several gorgeous hiking paths and trails are found all around the city. 2,162 helpful votes. “We want people to come fishing, swimming, and boating,” Trail said. “I measured it at 6 feet, 9 inches long, and estimate its weight between 160 and 180 pounds. “It can pick up litter, debris, motor oil...”, A post shared by New Orleans Yacht Experience (@neworleansyacht) on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:23pm PDT, “Anecdotally, the item we picked up most often was straws, far and away,” Trail said. With a vibrant food scene, a walkable downtown, and a system of streetcars that make transportation a breeze, New Orleans offers an array of child-friendly activities that you won't find anywhere else. "I think we've all reeled in a couple," Barbera said. It was neat," Barbera said. With that in mind, here are seven little-known facts about Lake Pontchartrain, according to Trail. Even sharks come to the lake to have babies in the summer and head back to the Gulf of Mexico after the babies grow up.”, A post shared by Lake Pontchartrain Basin Found (@l.p.b.f) on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:05am PDT, “(The estuarine system) starts in East Feliciana parish and goes to Plaquemines,” Trail said. Summer is prime time for young bull sharks to feed in the lake. Until the boy was bitten in 2014, there was only one attack attributed to a shark, more than 100 years ago, near the Rigolets. "There's a unique code that will let us know which shark is out there," said Ferguson. I would have given it a 5 rating if there had been more. NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - If you're thinking about swimming in Lake Pontchartrain, you may want to consider this. If you want to go the cabin route, they are cute, Cajun style on stilts on the water. “There aren’t a lot of deep spots,” Trail said. There is lots of wildlife to watch and the ruins of an old sugar mill on site.
“I have so much fun catching these big fish, most people don’t even know they’re out here.
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Register for the 2019 Beach Sweep and picnic here. “That allows the sun to penetrate to the bottom. "I think it was the amount of time it took to get to the person, because they were swimming so far out," Ferguson said. Locate grass beds in Lake Pontchartrain using sonar, On this episode of DockSide TV, Capt. Attacks on humans are rare. The bulls move in during the summer and move out into the gulf, during the fall and winter. Rusty Tardo grew up in St. Bernard fishing the waters of Delacroix, Hopedale and Shell Beach. Two years ago, the state tagged 18 bull sharks, which they are still tracking. But two years ago, seven-year-old Trent Trentocosta was attacked about three miles off the South Shore, sort of a bull shark wake up call. "We put a tag on their back.
Become the most informed Sportsman you know, with a membership to the Louisiana Sportsman Magazine and LouisianaSportsman.com. “This was a big one.” Jones, who released the fish to fight again another day, said he’s seen gar in Lake Pontchartrain up to 8 feet long, so there are even bigger ones out there. Jones was fishing in the lake midday Friday in the Lacombe area when the big fish hit. Re: Alligators . They’re part of the food chain that brings in bigger fish like redfish and tarpon, as well as manatees, otters, and a healthy population of bald eagles, pelicans, and ospreys.”, A post shared by @mavkie on Aug 16, 2019 at 2:50pm PDT, “Estuaries are nurseries—a lot of marine life comes to the warm, shallow water for a safe place to have babies,” Trail said. M. Hood Fishing 18,310 views. If you want to track bull shark patterns in Lake Pontchartrain, click here.
State biologists consider the bull shark an important species to study, because as one of two main apex predators, and it's presence is an indicator of a healthy lake. Bit this isn't just any prey, his goal is to hook one of the deadliest animals on earth, a bull shark. Stunning New Orleans cemeteries you can't miss, From famous above-ground cemeteries to more off-the-radar finds, 7 things you didn’t know about Lake Pontchartrain. Johnson downs big 9-point Sabine Paris... LDWF agents cite two people for deer h... Don’t let whitetails’ transition time beat you, The law of the deer harvest: Sow what you reap, LDWF agents cite two people for deer hunting violations in Bienville Parish.
There was a story recently of a 3′ alligator found in the Mississippi river south of Lake Pepin in Wisconsin. “It’s a great day to raise awareness about the impact of marine debris and educate folks about where their stormwater goes,” said Kristi Trail, executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF). “Then we got hit by this monster garfish, and fought it about a half-hour just to get it alongside the boat. “It’s so peaceful to sit and look out on the horizon and just see water and no built environment. For both garfish and sharks, Jones uses live mullet caught with a cast net threaded on a Mustad circle hook at the end of a 4-foot-long wire leader, and fishes it on the bottom with a heavy sliding sinker. They want to learn more about lake bull sharks, their sizes and migration patterns.
Now, they are seen, electronically thanks to tiny transmitters placed in their stomachs. Kris Robert tests the new Matrix Shrimp PROTOTYPE Carolina-rigged to catch trout in Lake Pontchartrain. 8:57 . […].
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