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Heading down to GI Friday. Haven't fished there much. Any tips on where, and what baits to use for some Redfish?

April 18, 2012 at 8:52pm

Looking for a place to bring my daughter dove hunting this weekend (22 or 23Oct). Need to be within 2 hours or so of Houma. Morning or evening. Will pay to hunt. Email jmurfk@comcast.net or cell 985-232-6799

October 17, 2011 at 9:57am

My 4 year old daughter has been asking to go crabbing for weeks. She has never done it, and I don't know where she is getting it from. I wanted to take her Saturday morning, but have never been myself. Looking for somewhere south of Houma to take her. Also, need some tips on what to use, best way to catch them, etc. Thanks.

July 13, 2009 at 8:13pm

Where's the best place to get live bait around Dularge?

July 02, 2009 at 1:02pm

Heading out to fish Cocodrie or Dularge tommorrow AM. Anyone been catching in these areas the last few days?

July 02, 2009 at 9:53am

I have my daughter in town and plan on heading to Dularge/Cocodrie one morning, and Bayou Black one afternoon. Anyone had any luck lately, and want to share some areas? She has never caught a speck or red, and I'd love to get her a couple. Thanks.

July 27, 2008 at 9:23pm

Anyone fished Bayou Black, Turtle Bayou, Bay Wallace lately? Any Luck?

February 11, 2008 at 8:39pm

I plan on heading into Mechant/Sister Lakes tomorrow. Has anyone fished there lately and caught much? Thanks

April 19, 2007 at 4:51pm

Anyone fished Dulac area lately? Any Luck?

Thanks

January 08, 2007 at 5:01pm

Is anyone using a Lowrance GPS with Mapcreate 6.3 in the Dularge area. If so, are the buoys and lights correct in Grand Bayou Dularge? Thanks.

January 05, 2007 at 8:44pm

Anyone fished Dularge area lately? Going Friday, just wondering how everyones been doing. Thanks.

January 04, 2007 at 2:54pm

Captain Paul,

I have a Lowrance 332c and have been looking for a new chart card. It came with a card from the dealer, and the dealer claims it is a MapCreate card. I am not very impressed with the detail. I have read some good MapCreate reviews, so I may have an old version. I have been looking at the Navionics gold and NauticPath cards. I fish inshore, fresh and salt water. I would like good detail of bays, cuts, bayous, lakes, and also depths. Which card would you recommend? Thanks.

January 02, 2007 at 8:38pm

Anyone know how busy the Falgout Canal boat launch is during the week. Thanks.

November 07, 2006 at 8:45pm

I am new to saltwater fishing and have a question. I have fished specks in the early summer around the islands. I have seen the reports saying the specks/reds will move further inshore with the cold fronts. How long do they stay inshore prior to heading back out? Is the fishing constant while they are inshore?

Thanks for the help

October 17, 2006 at 4:03pm
A comment titled: SEALS VS OTTERS in response to a report titled: Seals in the Intercoastal Canal?

I lived in New England for a while and saw many seals. The seals I saw were very close in size to an otter. I don't think a seal could survive southern temps. It may be a Blank Panther Seal or something.

March 03, 2008 at 12:04pm
A comment titled: DO YOU EAT THEM THAT BIG in response to a report titled: Big cat's

I hope you don't eat those Ben. No wonder you are looking for a white perch hole. Don't they taste like river bottom when they are that big.

February 07, 2008 at 9:25pm
A comment titled: Not FEMAs Fault in response to a report titled: FEMA drops the ball AGAIN!

I know there is a lot of hate and discontent where FEMA is concerned, but this incident isn't FEMAs fault. It boils down to federal purchasing guidelines. There are federal policies that have to be met when making federal purchases. I agree completely with this post, but FEMA does not make the rules on how and where they spend money. These spending rules have been around for years, well before Bush or Michael Brown. The commercial vendor point is when you are paid for a service by a federal agency you must be enrolled in a federal database. This database ensures you are a true business, and not just some odd ball attempting to receive gov't funds for a service you provide. Additionally, to be paid for a service by the gov't, the purchase has to be approved by use of a signed contract. This has to be in place and approved prior to the service start. Like I said above, I agree with the post, and I don't work for FEMA, but I do know this is how federal spending works.

November 21, 2007 at 9:52pm
A comment titled: 25 MILES???????? 17' BOAT ????????? WHAT?????? in response to a report titled: red snapper

Is this post a joke, or is it really serious? If it is serious, I hope the luck you've had stays with you. I got rid of a 17' boat last year and have a 20' now. I wouldn't even flirt with the idea of traveling 25 miles out. Especially this time of year with the frequent thunderstorms. If you are really planning more of these trips, you should request some advice on the best lifesaving equipment; EPIRBS, liferafts, etc, before seeking fishing tips.

September 11, 2007 at 9:08pm
A comment titled: Areas? in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing

Looking at heading out Thursday. Can you pass along any general areas to fish?

August 07, 2007 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: Self priming Paint in response to a report titled: Painting an aluminum boat

Ameron makes a great paint called PSX 700. It is a self-priming paint. All you have to do is sand your boat, clean, and apply the paint with roller/brush. The foam rollers give the best finish.

June 30, 2007 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: EBAY in response to a report titled: Z71 decals

They have them on EBAY also. Just search "camo z71".

June 03, 2007 at 9:54pm
A comment titled: Sun Fish in response to a report titled: strange fish

It is a sunfish, and they get huge. They are very common in the Northeast. When I ran boats around Cape Cod, Mass, we would see one or two almost everytime we went out. Always near the top like the one in the picture. I don't know how they eat, but they sure do make a mess and a racket when they pass under a twin screw boat.

May 24, 2007 at 9:12pm
A comment titled: Inside? in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing!

Are there still good numbers of fish in Mechant and Sister Lakes, or are they outside? Thanks.

April 30, 2007 at 9:21pm
A comment titled: Can speak for mine in response to a report titled: champion 20 bay or skeeter 20zx

I have a ZX20 w/ an F150 and have no big complaints. Haven't had it in any real weather, most it's been in is 15mph winds/2' chop. rode really well, stayed dry. Everything so far seems to be great quality. I, and most people I fish with are over 200lbs. Never heard a squeek, much less a crack walking on hatches/deck. I agree with Geaux_Coastal's post. Look at the dealer/service. Also, look close at the deck configurations. I personally prefer the Skeeter storage over every other 20' boat I looked at. Something big I noticed while I shopped was if you can afford the jump to 22' boat, the deck layouts are much better.

April 14, 2007 at 8:46pm
A comment titled: Tips in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing

Not to give away your spots, but what general areas are good right now? I'm heading out this week, and would like to catch instead of search. Are they in Mechant/Sister Lake, or further out. Thanks.

April 01, 2007 at 8:55pm
A comment titled: TRUTH BEHIND THE BOAT in response to a report titled: calling all hydra sport vectors with 600 hp.. lol

Here's the link. The boat in the picture costs $1,461,733.85 (1,100,000 euros). The company sells other smaller models. For more pictures, and if you want to buy one, here is the link:

http://www.cromptonmarine.com/

I guess the owner is in jail, since he was selling the boats as drug runners. Check out the link below and scroll to the second article on this page. It sums it all up:
http://marketplace.boatersbasement.com/cs/blogs/captains_corner/default.aspx

March 24, 2007 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Your in the wrong place in response to a report titled: Help finding new boat

That's a good one. I think you will be better served by this site:
www.seaplanes.org/cgi-bin/forum/index.cgi

March 23, 2007 at 9:24am
A comment titled: Skeeter in response to a report titled: Opinions

I have a 2006 ZX20 Bay with a Yamaha F150. Love it. First bay boat I've owned, so I can't say whether or not it's the best. With 2 guys and full of fuel it runs around 51mph/5650rpm/4 blade prop. From what I know and have read, outfitted with the right 3-blade, it would get atleast mid 50's. It has some nice options, but you do get a lot more in the 22', but you also pay for those options since the price difference is significant.

March 21, 2007 at 8:37pm
A comment titled: CANS in response to a report titled: bottle or can

I usuale drank botles two, butt I jus drank eh six pak of Canz and i havin eh hart tyme wridin dis posted.

February 26, 2007 at 9:17pm
A comment titled: TOYOTA TUNDRA in response to a report titled: Truck to pull boat

I currently have a 2005 GMC with the 5.3L V8. It's a nice vehicle and does well pulling my 20' bay boat. I get about 21 mpg hwy, 15-16 city and pulling the boat. Since 2002, and prior to buying the Yukon, I owned two new Toyota trucks, a Tundra and a Tacoma. Overall the GMC has been good with the exception of a few quality issues, but my next vehicle will definately be another Tundra. I don't feel there is any comparison between the two. Toyota has my vote by a long shot.

February 26, 2007 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: Boat Ramps in response to a report titled: Launch Info

There is the fire station ramp in Houma over by the Houma Civic Center. It brings you out close to the Houma Nav/ICW split by the bridges. Also, there's Cannons. It is a launch in Bayou Black that leads south for 3 miles or so, and comes out in the ICW about 6 miles west of Houma. Cannon's is located on Southdown Mandalay Road. Only problem is, there is a salt water control structure in the canal leading to the ICW. I'm not sure how wide the structure is. I haven't launched there lately since my new boat is 8' wide and I don't know if it will fit through. My old boat was 6.5' wide, and it fit. Someone on here may know the width. Also, I've seen a sign on the side of old 90/hwy 182 that says Lake Hatch Boat Ramp. I don't know if it's private or what, but it's almost half way between Bob's and Houma.

February 18, 2007 at 9:06pm
A comment titled: Spinning Reel in response to a report titled: Fishing Reel

I've used spinning reels for 17 years. I mostly fish w/ people using baitcasters, and in the past they have backlashed as much as I've twisted. A friend told me about letting the line out behind the boat and retrieving at a slow speed and it works great. I've found if I have my reels spooled at Academy($3 ea), and do the behind the boat trick my reels work great and don't twist. I have had a Penn 440SSG for 2 years, and in the last year started using it for specks and reds. I think it's a great all around reel. I have just bought two more of them for saltwater fishing. Penn makes a 450SSG which is a little bigger. They cost around $80 from Bass Pro/Cabelas, but if you watch Ebay you can pick up a new one for around $50-$60.

February 12, 2007 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: Yamaha/Honda in response to a report titled: Evinrude E-Tec versus Four Strokes

I have heard good things about the E-Tec. I have had two Yamaha outboards, and know several people with them also. My current outboard is an F150. I've never heard a complaint about them. Here are a couple of observations I've made in the past. Go to a couple of busy boat ramps on a Saturday and observe which brands you see the most. Also, see which are firing on 1-2 turns of the key, and which are turning over for 1-2 minutes before firing up. One more thing, take a look at the numerous marine companies around who run boats. Some of these companies run their boats daily, and sometimes several times a day. I'd say 95% are running Yamaha and Honda. I'm sure with the amount of hours these companies have piled on motors over the years they have figured out which are more reliable/efficient.

January 20, 2007 at 9:15pm
A comment titled: Good Post in response to a report titled: Boating Accidents

There are several states w/ requirements for operator age and a driver's license endorsement to operate a boat. This would be great In LA, although we know it would probably never happen. An auto inflate lifejacket is good since they are a more comfortable to wear, and some will turn an unconscious person face up in the water. You pay for it($125), but it's well worth it. Another big thing mentioned earlier in the post; I sometimes wonder, while I'm crawling along or tied off in the fog, if the guy I hear running WOT think their GPS will show other boaters. It is amazing to me that people can be such idiots.

January 09, 2007 at 8:58pm
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