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well we gambled and didnt go get the camp ,,, and lost to mother nature !!! another tough lesson learned !! hopefully she is floating somewhere , but dought it
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   TBOY
That sucks! Where was it?
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south of sister lake ,dularge
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the dredger,Sorry to hear about the camp!!Hopefully the upcoming duck season will be a memorable one.Spent Wed night in Holden at our brother-in-law's body shop and that was absolutely best decision we made as the winds and rain were minimal and got home to Mandeville and had zero damage at home,my mom had large bay window get shattered by big branch and she may have some minimal roof damage.Hopefully you can rebuild soon.Praying that we all make it through balance of Tropical Season 2020!!

Mandevillian
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thank you jesus ,, they found the camp after all afternoon of searching, it was about 5 miles south of original location .. high and dry last island before it hit the gulf .. no damage wow .. now to find a way to get it off !!!
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Awesome,the power of prayer!!Guarantee someone with serious equipment could get your camp back to where she belongs,might take some serious buck$,unfortunately.At least ya do not have to start from scratch!!

Mandevillian
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First how far from the bank is it sitting. Second slide some PVC pipe pieces under the bottom if you can get them to go under. The more pieces the better it will be. Ok, get your buddies in the rear and push while you get a boat hooked on the front. You may have to pull from one side to the other a little to get it moving. Wiggle and pray to Our Lord Jesus for mercy and strength. Hope this works for you my friend.
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thanks for the advice swamp lizard!! we spent saterday afternoon digging a hole out to it with big mudboat and gatortail ... got the camp pulled to a better angle,, about 8 ft . but just ran out of daylight !! alot of boat power and elbow grease went into that 8 ft !!!! but we real close ,, hopefully a few more hrs of digging along the side will get her floating .. fingers crossed !!! this is what it looked like when we left saterday after noon
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the dredger,Bet next time we see ya floating camp it will be back where she belongs,nice work.Many,many years ago,older son and I had Hopedale lease and dummy me did NOT pay attention to wind speed,direction,AND falling tide and we hunted outta pirogues and when we got back to mothership,she was HIGH and DRY with not even a little water flowing past her,I recalled taking safe boating course and the suggested course of action to take was do the Olympic Anchor Toss and heave anchor as far as possible,hunker down and pull and keep repeating process and it WORKED!!Kinda same principle ya used but we did not have resource of mudboat to do de tugging!!!Hope ya get her set up ahead of duck season and I would LOVE to have camp somewhere.This duck season shaping up very eerily similar to Katrina -year when Delacroix Marsh rolled up like thick grass blanket and folks hunting Delacroix struggled while we had our best season in many,many years!!!Hate thought of folks having Delacroix leases scoured out but think dat is what transpired.

Mandevillian
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   BlueShamu
With that short of a distance to go, big mudboat should get it off that bank....or wait for a good high tide....which I don't see too many of those in our future.

We are in the same predicament...except ours is still in the canal...just on the shallow end and sitting on bottom....and it is a BIG houseboat on a steel barge. The plan is to bring a couple V8 mudboats out to try and wheelwash underneath to break the suction and get it moved back to its mooring location. We're west of Lafitte.
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   getreel
Dredger, where were yall south of the lake?

I was in a lease for a couple years with a buddy on the southwest side of of dog lake. Got tired of the ride and fighting the super low tides and got out of it before last season.

I regretted it all year as the tides finally switched being high in the mornings and never seemed to get super low where we were hunting on the north side of Sister Lake.
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oh yeah definately have to watch the tide out there , and haul all the brush for blinds ,, because there is none for miles around.. but put in the work and we were rewarded with great duck season last year !! headed back out wed and thursday to get camp off flat.. hopefully ill have some pics of us pulling it across water next time .
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well got her floating with the high tide wed. afternoon and and back to her current location !! kids are all excited for youth hunt tomorrow and first night in camp .. hopefully this next storm stays away !! fingers crossed
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