What is everyone opinion of Sportsman boats? looking at the 247 bay. I know its not as some call 'top tier' but any major issued or concerns from first hand knowledge I should be concerned about?
I am looking to replace our bulk head in Cocodrie as it is starting to fail. Does anyone have any recommendations on contractors? Thanks
Anybody recommend a good boat detailer in the Baton rouge Area...looking for a good wash and wax.
I swiped this from another forum...thought you might find it interesting, looks like they are trying to put a damper on some summertime AJ fishing
FYI for all my gulf fisherman
Reef Fish Committee is meeting as we speak. Here are some updates on the hot topics. Please remember that committee decisions are not final. Council meets on Friday to make final rulings on all committee suggestions.
Amberjack- The reef fish committee motioned to carry the Grater Amberjack regulatory action as is. That would establish a recreational seasonal closure from June 1st through July 31st. Council will take final action on Friday, and decide if they want to pass the motion.
Gag Grouper- A recent stock assessment update revealed that there needed to be a 71% reduction in gag removals for 2010. Reef Fish Amendment 32 (and the gag stock rebuilding plan) are still under development so an interim rule is being considered to address the overfishing of gag until that amendment is implemented. The reef fish committee passed a motion to suspend the harvest of gag in the beginning of 2011 for both recreational and commercial sectors. The motion still needs to be brought to council for the final decision. Because of size distribution discrepancy and a discrepancy in the logbook discards and the observer discard data, the Committee moved to reconvene the gag assessment panel. The Southeast Fishery Science Center will re-run the gag assessment and provided updated information to the Council during its February meeting so they can move forward with Amendment 32.
Red Snapper- A report from NOAA estimates that approximately 2.3 million of the 3.4 million pound quota remains for 2010. Using summer effort numbers NOAA estimates that the remaining quota can be met in 39 days in a supplemental fall season. No decisions have been made, the committee hasnât even begun speaking about snapper yet. The full document including this information can be found at www.gulfcouncil.org. on the bottom left corner click FTP server. Click the August 2010 briefing book, and then find tab B-14(a). ] .
Anybody got any trout reports from south or east of Cocodrie? I got an itch for the weekend!
Got this via email yesterday...don't know any details other than what was in the email...
37' 2010 Contender
Check out this Contender that 'ran aground'. Boat was only 6 hours old.
Operator claimed he was doing 28 knots. Both people on board were 100%
sober. Cost him $10,000 to have Tow Boat US pull him back to the water.
4 tow lines parted in the process. MSRP on the boat ranges from $300,000 to
$400,000 depending on options.
Just a little Skit at BP expense
Andy / Mike,
Anyway we can get a more detailed map uploaded showing the closure? Maybe similiar to the one in this month's magazine? Maybe even put it in sections for different parts of the coast. In my opinion the Map's WLF is issuing leave a lot to the imagination.
I am a Cocodrie fisherman and very rarely will venture past coon toward the picketts and mardi gras rigs.
However enlight of the current situation I am thinking of dragging my boat to the 'DU' and launching there and fishing the areas to west and south of it. My question is, how hard is the naviagation from Dularge to the gulf? Markers? Straight Shot?
Any input would be appreciated.
anybody have any update on the upcoming fishing tournaments?
GI speckle trout
In retrospect to all of the bad news on the oil spill and fisheries closing on the east side of the river it appears the wind may finally give us a break this week and give us the opportunity to chase a few fish. I think it might be time to use a few vacation days and get on the water.
I sit here nervous about what the future of this oil spill holds for our wonderful state and great fishery. Like many of you I have more time and money invested on the coast of louisiana, than probably most financial advisiors would recommend, however I did because I love it. I was looking at this some forums and came across these predictions from NOAA and was almost sick to my stomach. At this stage I think we can only hope and pray the amount of damage is as minimal as possible.
Not sure if this has been posted already, however got this email from the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries concerning some potential new hunting seaon changes.... Sure would be nice...espically as late as the rut has been in the Woodville area the past couple years.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) continues its support of HB 1282 as it moves to a vote in the Mississippi State Senate. HB 1282 passed the Mississippi House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority. Now is the time for sportsmen to contact their senator in support of this bill. âWe appreciate the support of the sportsmen,â MDWFP Wildlife Bureau Chief Larry Castle said. âItâs the support of these sportsmen that help us to progress and move forward.â
If HB 1282 becomes law, the deer season structure for 2010-11 would be:
Archery October 1 â 31
Archery / Crossbow / Primitive Weapon
November 1 â 19
Gun with Dogs November 20 â December 1
Gun without Dogs December 2 â 23
Gun with Dogs December 24 â January 19
Gun without Dogs January 20 â January 31
Archery / Primitive Weapon February 1 â February 15 (Zone 2)
HB 1282 is not taking opportunity away from archery hunters. Archery hunters still have 123 days of hunting opportunity because they can choose to hunt with archery equipment during the gun seasons. âHB 1282 will empower landowners and hunting clubs to harvest deer earlier in the season with a more efficient weapon,â Chad Dacus, Deer Program Coordinator. âThis earlier deer harvest is needed on some properties across the state to help reduce the deer herd in areas with high numbers of deer vehicle collisions, crop damage, habitat damage, and out of balance buck-to-doe ratios.â
If you are in support of HB 1282, contact your Senator at (601) 359-3770. For a list of senators, visit http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/.
well fellow sportsman, I am offically bored and having withdrawls...sitting here on Saturday night with actually nothing to do (that won't involve me sleeping in the dog house)
1. Hunting Season is over, meat is in the freezer, guns are cleaned and put away.
2. Taxes Done!
3. Boat Maintenance Done.
4. Rod and Reels cleaned oil and spooled with new line Complete
I am in desperate need on some decent weather to head to the coast....
Anybody made it to the Baton Rouge Boat Show at the river center? Is it worth going?
I need some feedback...I'm getting my boat back from the shop Wednesday and want to go run it before I tow it back to the coast. Fred's on the Amite is by far the closets place for me to go...however I have never launched there or ran the Amite. Can you run either direction or do you have to go south? Is there some boat traffic on the river just in case I still have a problem? The boat drafts 2' of water and has a t-top so i can't just go anywhere.
Thanks for any imput...
Anybody been fishing Cocodrie lately? Its been over a month and thinking I am going to give it a try this weekend. Any opinions or advice out there?
I have a camp in Cocodrie, and looking into my insurance options..I currently have insurance, but its not very good. Was wondering what coverages other owners are finding out there?
I am headed to grand Isle state park Friday morning to spend the weekend at the in-laws, and was looking to get into some fishing Friday after lunch, and was thinking of renting a kayak. If the weather is cooperative, is there any good kayak fishing areas around grand Isle state park? I am experienced fisherman, but novice kayaker...any opinions thought etc..would be grealty appreciated.
Grand Isle Surf....
I am headed to Grand Isle State park this weekend to do a little camping and relaxing...This will be my first trip to the island in about 8 years and I am not bringing my boat. How is the wade fishing around the state park? Any tips for wading around there? any help would be greatly appreciated...Tite Lines to All..