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February 13, 2019 at 6:52pm

Is the bridge open to two lanes of traffic yet? If not does anyone have any idea of when it will be completed?

September 08, 2016 at 12:53pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NMFS) has had its funding of Amendment 40 AKA Sector Separation cut off in fiscal 2016 probably (appropriations bill not law). Amendment 40 is the amendment that takes half of the recreational red snapper allocation and reserves it for use only on charter boats.

What it means: Right now the red snapper season is again closed in federal waters. It is closed even though a significant portion of the recreational fishermans 49% share of the gulf allocation has not been met. Next year it looks as if the recreational season will not closed until all of the federally mandated recreational limit is met.

Or maybe until 80% of it is met since they are only allowing 80% of your allocation to be filled.

The really good news that I take away from this is that the mismanagement of the red snapper fishery has gotten so bad and so corrupt that the US congress is taking steps to fix the situation.

We all know the old phrase 'It takes an act of congress to...' Well congress is acting and that alone should let everyone know just how bad NOAA/NMFS management has been with regard to red snapper, even if you don't follow this issue closely.

June 15, 2015 at 6:44pm

I am here to announce that it is Thanksgiving! So Happy Thanksgiving to all! Keep it clean... your plate that is!

November 27, 2014 at 5:54am

This will be a first for me, unless my eyes are playing tricks on me. Does this picture look like it is of a goat? Never seen one in the woods before at this spot and I have hunted there for decades.

November 11, 2014 at 7:31pm

Yesterday was opening day of bow season at my land in Mississippi. Made the drive up early. Saw nothing on the hwy the entire drive up (2hrs)... until I turned on to the gravel road leading to my place. Saw six (4,1,1) deer on that last mile in!

Did I kill anything? Nope. Didn't even bring my bow. Did all the work I was suppose to do a week ago when I was sick. It was a good trip I think. Swapped out windows on the camp/shooting house with my new and improved windows. Have them hanging from the inside. Swing up and hook to open. Quiet and quick.

Sealed up the door to the place a bit. I think the sealing up is now about as good as it is going to get.

Took a too dull machete to the trails to my motel 6. Spiders every freaking where. I don't see how there are any insects alive in Jefferson County. Come to think of it, I didn't have problems with horse flys and deer flys.

Tried to swap cards on my trail cam near motel 6. oops wrong card. Fits the old trail cam, not my new one.
Anyway I brought it all home and had a bunch of pictures. But only one buck on the entire card. A small 4 point.

Did have a couple of coyote pics, rabbits, dillos, fox, coons, a turkey and a bobcat.

Not a lot of picture each day. Averaged around 3 per 24 hours. But deer can move either side of the camera without being seen so that spot is still going to be pretty good. With a rifle I will be able to shoot in areas not even near that camera.

Stocked up a little on food and drink in Motel 6 so I won't have to carry that stuff in during hunting season.

Moved some ladder steps from one spot to another. All I need to do is hang the lock on when I want to hunt it and it will be set for the season there.

Did a few other things and made the long drive home.

October 02, 2014 at 8:07am

Good luck. There is a virus going around. Puking out of both ends and then just weak for a long time after. Hope you don't get it. Trust me it sucks.

September 26, 2014 at 8:48pm

OK. Number 1. It is freaking HOT.

Battery died this morning and had to delay Toni and I's departure till I could get jumped off and get a new battery. Planned on leaving before five but ended up leaving at 5:45 am. So much for the early start.

As we were approaching my neighbors (hunting club) gate that I have to go through before I even get to my land. I see a bigish deer crossing the dirt road up ahead. There were three. The second one was a beast. It was about 100 yards ahead of the truck and about 200 yards from the gate.

All I could make out was a monster rack but not how may points. I just know it was tall and I am sure it must have been at least a 10 point judging by the lack of air in the rack. Looked like one big palmation like a moose. Obviously not, but with it being in velvet and all that brown it couldn't have been on a couple of points up top.

It wasn't all that hot today on the weather forcast... but oh man by 9:30 my camp/shooting house was already at 100! I know because I installed a thermometer today.

Worked a bit on the door and the windows and put in two earth anchors to hold the structure down in high winds.

Oh man. Door didn't seal exactly the way I wanted so I will be tinkering with that next time I go up. Probably just make do with another can of expanding foam and call it good.

Windows I am still not happy with so I will make a couple at home to replace the ones up there when my mod didn't work out.

Man it is like a jungle out there. ladder was completely covered in vines since my last trip.

Went and cooled off in Coles Creek for awhile and then high tailed it home. Saw a little doe run across the road on the way out. Of course that one was closer to my property instead of the beast we saw in the morning.

Had almost 200 pics on my trail cam before the batteries gave out. But of course I forgot the replacement card so I replaced the batteries and just left the card in. So didn't get to see any good pics.

July 26, 2014 at 7:18pm

Made my first trip offshore in awhile. I don't think I have been more than a handful of times in the last 8 years. I think that is going to change.

First my brother stopped going, then my dad stopped going then lost all my gear in a house fire so I stopped going almost completely after that.

But after this last trip which was far from awesome, I think the fire has been rekindled.

Funny how things work. I though we were going for specks and maybe some close in mangroves. But the calm seas and the lack of an immediate response from the specks had us hitting the rigs right off early.

Boxed a number of snapper. But man we should have done much much better. I was the only one not using braid. Those mangroves wouldn't look at their baits.

Also we ran out of sinkers and tackle due to sharks. We also got cut off in the rig numerous times due to inadequate tackle.

I promise next time we will be better prepared. But it was so fun and we did manage to put some fish in the freezer. Can't wait for the next trip!

July 13, 2014 at 11:28pm

Have you heard the news? ALL... I repeat ALL of the gulf states have basically told the NMFS to go take a flying leap!

All gulf states are currently noncompliant with the federal gulf red snapper season.

I cross my fingers and hope an prey that the next step is for all the gulf states to get together and make Red Snapper a game species like was done with Redfish many moons ago when you couldn't hardly catch one.

The states are fighting back and together we (gulf states) are stronger than when we are divided.

July 04, 2014 at 11:43pm

Just read about this. Thought I would pass it along.

The scum at the NMFS who have been doing everything they can to push recreational fisherman out of the Red Snapper fishery have fired off their latest volley.

The latest volley comes as a response to the push to up the recreational side of the fishery to 75% from the 49% that rec's are SUPPOSE to get but never do despite NMFS saying we keep going over our allowance.

How is the NMFS fighting back? By changing the numbers with a simply key stroke on a key board. In an attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of everyone they have arificially bolstered numbers of the commercials economic impact due to fishing in our waters by simply adding imports to those numbers.

These numbers are reported annually and in an effort to make the numbers worth while they have (in the past) only contained fish caught in OUR waters. But now that there is a push for reallocation the numbers mysteriously get changed to include numbers that are not relevant to the discussion. And NMFS also saw fit to stop updating the online queries that would allow you to see the figures without the imports.

Various websites have already picked up on the new figures and are running stories about how the economic value of our commercial sector far outvalues that of the recreational side. Which is a reversal of the truth.

Just thought you should know.

May 09, 2014 at 7:29pm

My middle daughter Carley is in the hospital. Three trips to the emergency room Saturday,sunday and Monday and I had to complain to get her admitted.

Gastroparesis is what it is.

What is it? Food does not leave the stomach properly or at all. With her right now it is not at all. Food just sits until you vomit it up. The muscle at the end of the stomach isn't working.

Cause? Lots of potential causes. One GI doctor here has a strong hunch on the cause for Carley. We have taken her off of the potentially offending medicines and finger are crossed that things return to normal soon.

If not the list of treatments is fairly broad and many are not what you would want to deal with. One such option would be to live with a feeding tube the rest of her life... bypass the stomach.

Hopefully it doesn't end up coming to that. Thanks for the prayers.

May 01, 2014 at 11:52pm

This question is directed to any recreational fisherman that fish for red snapper.

NMFS cut the season to 11 days and that will likely get shorter because of further actions due to noncompliance. This latest cut is the result of a lawsuit brought by a number of individuals.

Would you knowingly do business with any of them?

My answers is No! What is yours?

April 15, 2014 at 2:23pm

Ok need a little help. Some trespassers vandalized my bushnel trail cam. The stole one battery and pulled the wires from the battery bank to the camera. Figured it would be an easy fix.

First try at fixing it failed. wires going to batteries was pulled off and broken. So I reconnected some of my own wire to the batteries and have the proper voltage at the end of my new wires. But when I TRY to hook them up to the old wires coming from the camera I don't get any power. I hooked up my multimeter to the camera and with it turned on I can't establish continuity. Should I be able to establish continuity on a bushnell trail cam?

Here is the confusing part! The wires they used are extremely small. I can't get continuity by touching on bare wire one inch apart on the wire that leads to the camera. I am confused about that! These wires are much smaller than speaker wire. Any ideas/thoughts?

Oh and the camera was cable locked to the tree. So stealing the camera would have been difficult. But you can open it up. Card not stolen.

April 07, 2014 at 7:14am

Ben nearly a month since I have been able to make a deer hunt. yuck. But I finally made it back into the woods.

The rut is happening now in SW Mississippi. Saw four bucks yesterday.

The first was a super tall spike. About 10 inch spikes that were straight as an arrow. Never have I seen anything like that. I have seen tall spikes but they always have a curve to their antlers with no extra points. This was like the typical 3 inch spike except about 10 inches long. Hope it was just a super spike and could have potential. It wasn't an old deer.

Got a good look at it to. I was doing some calling while sitting on the ground around 11 am. He walks in and passes by me at only 10 yards.

December 30, 2013 at 5:39pm

Merry Christmas! Hope everything is well with you and your family.

December 25, 2013 at 8:12am

OK, we all know cougars aren't suppose to be in Mississippi and only a very few have recently been confirmed in Louisiana.

Normally a sighting occurs in the woods with only one or two people catching a glimps of it. But this time it is a little different and I was hoping someone could help me clear this one up one way or the other.

I got a report from late last night of a cougar eating a deer on side of the road near Natchez. So with Central having played in WM surely there were a number of people making the treck back home through natchez and might have seen this animal eating a deer on side of the road.

If you saw such a thing, what did you think it was. Can you confirm it as a cougar or did you see a dog or a coyote eating a deer Saturday night?

November 23, 2013 at 9:37am

Two new bucks on camera. One is a young ratty 5 and the other is a big eight. I continue to get a bunch of pictures of a young eight and he even showed up once during evening shooting hours.

Little 5 will get a pass. Hope the big eight shows up first because I am not likely to pass on the smaller 8 point if he is the first buck I see. I am just not the disciplined.

November 18, 2013 at 8:03am

Went deer hunting today and I didn't kill anything but it was good just being out there and seeing deer. Most of them running as I scared up quite a few while moving around doing work that should have been done last spring.

But it was a decent hunt and I saw something I have never seen before. I was walking out from my morning stand a bit early (9am) so I could do some work. As I walk out I hear something falling out of a tree. Sounded like a huge limb at first for some reason but as it fell I could see it was about the size of your fist.

Why I marked never took my eyes off of it as it landed (looked like a rotten piece of tree with no bark I don't know. And why I walked over to it (it is just a chunk of wood) I don't know. But I am glad I did.

What fell from the very top of a very tall ratty tree was nothing other than the old weathered shell of a box turtle! Bleached pretty good. Wierd. I guess a hawk left it up there at least a year or two ago.

Saw a racoon, deer, squirrels and a live box turtle. Not bad.

But also I got to see some trail came pics for the first time in a while. Lots of deer and only one buck. But I got his pic multiple times. All at night of course. It isn't a wall hanger. Just a young eight point. But narry a nother buck... not even a spike! At least I don't think so. Some of his pics weren't real clear and could have been a similar size buck but I doubt it.

Also got move pictures of foxes than I have in almost a whole decade of trail came pics.

October 15, 2013 at 11:33pm

Hmmmmm... I have caught plenty of these but I have never seen one with the pink on the side like this one has.

October 05, 2013 at 5:37am
A comment titled: Re: Honda outboar shifting question in response to a report titled: Honda outboar shifting question

Thanks for the reply. It is indeed twist(turns) to go in and out of gear. Thanks. Going to give it a go tomorrow!

February 14, 2019 at 5:55pm
A comment titled: Re: First Camera Check in response to a report titled: First Camera Check

Nice food plot! haha No, really.

August 23, 2018 at 8:53pm
A comment titled: Re: Homochitto Bridge - Hwy 33 Question? in response to a report titled: Homochitto Bridge - Hwy 33 Question?

To anyone that cares. The bridge is back open to two way traffic. No more waiting for 5 minutes to cross.

September 26, 2016 at 6:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Homochitto Bridge - Hwy 33 Question? in response to a report titled: Homochitto Bridge - Hwy 33 Question?

Thanks! sigh Let me get this straight. It takes almost as long to fix a bridge than it did to defeat the Germans in WWII?

September 09, 2016 at 9:11am
A comment titled: Re: WTF in response to a report titled: WTF

Trust me. Put a 72 hours ban on new users posting and 99% of them will never return. The message board would eventually dry up!

Fighting spam is an on going never static war. You put in measures and they are held at bay. Eventually more website implement those same measures and the spammers must adapt or they die. Guess what they adapt too.

June 06, 2016 at 7:25pm
A comment titled: Re: WTF in response to a report titled: WTF

I just deleted honestly well over 100! Tony can you give me ban capability. They are going to be back in just minutes!

June 05, 2016 at 1:24am
A comment titled: Re: What is this fish? in response to a report titled: What is this fish?

Looks like a horse-eye jack.

August 30, 2015 at 3:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Boat Rage in response to a report titled: Boat Rage

To bad he didn't lose control of his boat and run it aground a then ask for help pulling him off.

August 30, 2015 at 3:54pm
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The sulphur mine is located on the eastern side of Lake Pelto. It is north of Trinity Island.

July 19, 2015 at 11:22am
A comment titled: Re: Act now to correct Red Snapper Issue in response to a report titled: Act now to correct Red Snapper Issue

Well you certainly shouldn't feel like a fool. Are maybe we are all fools. Yes congress has now gotten involved and if nothing else it might get Louisiana the 9 nautical mile state waters limit officially recognized by the feds.

I say if nothing else because... get this: Even with the passage of the house of the appropriations bill which defunds ANY pathway that involves gifting half of the recreational catch to charter guides. They NMFS is already moving forward with amendment 41 and 42 which would require sector separation! This before the amendment 40 ink has hardly dried, even though amendment 40 has a sunset provision of three years. The greedy blanks couldn't even wait a full year before trying to screw over the recreational fisherman permanently.

Short version: Put in a sunset provision to garner the votes and lessen the resistance and immediately after implementation go for more to basically eliminate the sunset set provision. Unbelievable.

June 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Act now to correct Red Snapper Issue in response to a report titled: Act now to correct Red Snapper Issue

Waste of time. They do not put out these request for comments because they want your input. They do it because they must.

They do not even take advice from their advisory board! They were advised not to move forward with amendment 40 and did anyway. This continuing disregard for proper management and going repeatedly against the wishes of the majority for over a decade now has finally forced congress to become involved. Hence the resent bill that will defund amendment 40.

June 17, 2015 at 4:50am
A comment titled: Re: Great News For Snapper Fisherman in response to a report titled: Great News For Snapper Fisherman

I agree there are other much more important matters for congress to deal with. But the truth of the matter is THIS IS their job. THEY DO have time for this and time to do the more important things. This is not an either or situation.

I am sure small matters are being overlooked. But that just highlights the degree of mismanagement that has been going on with NOAA.

June 16, 2015 at 3:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

'yet I'm not supposed to resent anyone who can catch them in state waters and clean them at the dock right in front of me.'

You can resent anyone you like. The point was not that recreational fisherman that resent you are right in resenting you, but there might be some resentment anyway. The ROOT CAUSE of the resentment would come from a successful attempt by the NOAA/NMFS to drive a wedge between recreational fisherman that own their own offshore boats and those that do not own their own boats.

The NMFS/EDF/NOAA do not want commercial fisherman/charter boat captains/and private boat owners all fighting for the same thing. So they pit each group against each other by devising schemes to break us up into different groups and manage each differently.

A few years ago I would have no idea how it could be possible to take recreational fisherman and charter captains that make their living off of recreational fisherman and devise a plan to pit them against each other.

They figured it out. Put forth the required notices. Got attacked by every organization that represents recreational fisherman. Were advised by congressmen and the committee that they are suppose to get guidance from to NOT do this sector separation. But did it anyway because it fits their agenda.

'But there's no way every fisherman that doesn't own a boat can book a charter in 15 days.'

Agreed. But the route to do that is for ALL recreational fisherman to have the same season. The way it has ALWAYS been.

The season for charter and noncharter boats has always been the same. So it makes no sense charter boats need a longer season to catch the same percentage of red snapper from the recreational season that they historically did.

That is the basis for the extended season. To let you and your customers reach HISTORICAL catch percentages.

Secondly this concept is stupid from the begin. If more recreational fisherman become more or less able to supply their own transportation offshore then why should that historical catch percentage matter. It is a stupid concept all together.

'I am supporting the average fisherman not just boat owners, how do you not see that.'

Why do you think that I can't see that?

' Mike please explain what you ment by this 'This is all about corruption. Don't believe all the lies you read when articles are forum post talk about things such as accountability!You are being robbed but don't expect the robber to say that! - ' Please explain who the robber is because if your talking about the Feds I've never seen them post on forums in my life so I'm assuming your talking about charter guys. Just trying to clarify.'

The EDF puppeteer behind all of this. The are paying to send people to the meetings to make a strong showing for the commercial and charter boat groups. An organization has even been set up to masquerade as a group for recreational anglers when it is really against the recreational angler. Spewing lies and half truths to pull the wool over the eyes of the less informed recreational angler. After all not all anglers fish for red snapper and follow this issue closely.

Accountability: One of the attacks on the recreational angler is the one of accountability. The Feds ACT as if the recreational fisherman are the instigators of why their data isn't any good. When in fact it is the feds who are ignoring the law and congressional mandate to fix the NMFS's flawed data. But instead of fixing as required by law (which would give them numbers they don't want to use)they instead ignore the law and push what they were advised not to push. Amendment 40. Commercial and charter guys are under systems that allow for greater accuracy in measuring their catch.

The argument is for the recreational fisherman to undergo accountability changes to remedy the situation.

This is to give the impression that the recs aren't manageing their own business. Ummm.. we just have been following the laws the NMFS set up! But somehow WE are to blame!

Funny thing is programs such as Isnapper and talk of getting tags for snapper are now being pushed by some recreational fisherman to 'FIX' this issue.

Ummmmm... Hello!!!! We do not need those systems for any other species of fish freshwater or saltwater! But for some reason red snapper are so difficult to manage that we practically need an autopsy on every recreationally caught snapper now!!! It is ridiculous.

Seriously think about it. How are we managing every other species of fish without these added burdens on the angler and still have thriving trout, redfish, bream, tuna, marlin populations??? Why are red snapper so different?

They are not!

The robbers are NOT the Charter Captains.
The robbers are the feds. They took half (by their numbers) of the recreational fishing allocation and made it a law that it can only be accessed anglers on a charter boat piloted by a permitted Charter guide.

Hope that clarifies my stance better. But I am sure not to many people are going to want to read all of that. Which is how this issue stays so confusing. Because it is very confusing and a simple one line statement or even a couple of paragraphs can't explain it all.

June 03, 2015 at 11:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

quote: Now, you have pitted your business against recreational guys.

I wouldn't say HE pitted his business against the recreational fisherman. I would say the NMFS have pitted his business against the recreational fisherman.

In a just over a week will likely see the resentment rise with recreational fisherman as they watch charter boats reeling in a keeping snapper while they are forced to release their own when venturing out past the invisible 3 or 10.357 mile line.

I think it will hit home with many just what has been pushed on us.

June 02, 2015 at 4:28am
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

To answer your question of who is getting screwed! I agree that YOU are being royally screwed if you can't participate in the state season when running a charter. I find that terribly wrong. And also to my knowledge that would be contrary to the law unless there is a law about that that I am unaware of.

To be clear, even if there is a written law that says charter captains can't keep snapper during an open snapper season in state waters. Then I would say that is totally wrong, unjust, and you are being screwed by the state DWF.

It can not be emphasized enough that the feds are royally screwing us all.

June 01, 2015 at 7:23am
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

Capt. I am truly sorry that your season has been so short. I understand that YOU have a much bigger stake in this than the average recreational snapper fisherman.

Your short season is totally without cause. So you are being screwed by the feds.

It is wrong for the recreational fishing season to be different for me than for any other recreational fisherman in Federal waters. Do you see the absurdity in the fact that I would be allowed to keep red snapper on your boat but not on my own boat?

Divide and conquer. First they pitted the commercial fisherman against the recreational fisherman. With great success. Now they have pitted recreational fisherman against each other with the split being if you do or do not own a boat.

Amendment 40 was opposed by virtually ever group that can be named that have an interest in this issue. They were even advised NOT to pass this amendment by their own advisory board. But they ignored everyone and passed this sorry bill anyway. Why? Because of corruption! Not management! Not science! Not the law! Corruption.

They have been breaking the law since just before Obama got in office. Pres. Bush many years ago mandated they fix their data collection process because they knew it was flawed. They still to this day have not fixed that problem.

You say you were not give anything! I disagree. Your boat is allowed to catch red snapper (paying recreational fisherman) when the recreational fishing season is closed. Yeah I would say that is a gift.

Granted I am sure we both can agree that your season and mine should both be much longer than YOURS now is!

As far as getting ticketed for fishing in state waters during a closed Fed red snapper season! I doubt that would happen. But I understand it is a valid concern. Again the root cause of this situation even existing is because the fisherman were (all of us) getting screwed over so bad by the Feds that the states finally had enough and started setting seasons that are the same as the federal waters season.

The evil people that run the Feds were even going to pull lic. from charter boat capts that legally caught red snapper in state waters. But they got shot down on that one thank goodness.

Think about it everyone. The feds were going to pull his charter lic. in federal waters if he caught fish 100% legal in waters that the Feds have no control over!!! If that doesn't key people in on who the bad guys in all of this are then nothing will.

May 30, 2015 at 4:56pm
A comment titled: Re: limits in response to a report titled: limits

Hey Chris, it is actually legal to do that in some states. Certainly not anywhere around here though!

May 24, 2015 at 8:36am
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

Sorry but you are not allowed to access those snapper as a charter captain. Half of the recreational quota was given to a select group to sale back to you. Sure maybe you can BUY what was GIVEN to them. Good luck. Hope you have deep pockets.

This is all about corruption. Don't believe all the lies you read when articles are forum post talk about things such as accountability! You are being robbed but don't expect the robber to say that!

May 24, 2015 at 8:28am
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May 08, 2015 at 3:22am
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April 01, 2015 at 6:04pm
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