I heard that there was a group of ruffians going to Port fourchon this weekend. I feel sorry for those coonasses as they have to deal with Vance, Rick, Tom, John, and others this weekend. There is a reason these guys are not fishing from texas. Enough kidding, here are a few tips that i am sure you already know. Take live mullet as well as hardtails as the bite has been inconsistant on either bait. I would look for mullet around the jetty perhaps. if you go swording, here is the rig that works for me and wacker. A 10/0 or so super marlin type hook, hooked to a windon leader of 250-300#s. We have been placing a electralume light about 25 feet up the line. Make sure and use longline clips as those lights are around 50 bucks a apiece. Then attach a 2# wieght(with a rubber band) about 25 feet up from that. We have been setting lines at 100, 200, 300, 400. Connect a balloon (via rubberband) to the top and use a s a bobber. If that sucker moves than game on. I look forward to seeing the pics and reports and hope the weather gods cooperate. I am sure this group opf fishermen will bring some meat home. I have also heard the Mahi are still at the floaters.