Big Thanks to the A$$ Hole that decided he needed my dog kennel and cover more than I did Saturday morning in Pecan Island. In case you hadn't realized it yet, there is an extension cord in the back pouch, 10 brand new bumpers in the top pouch and two leashes in the side pouch.
After returning from a great hunt where we were fortunate enough to limit out, I got back to the truck to find my kennel and brand new cover were stolen out the back of the truck. I just wanted to post this so everyone can be aware that there are low life pieces of crap out there that will rob you at the launch. I guess I'll have to start chaining my kennels to the truck bed when I leave to hunt now. This was a small launch on the side of the road so everyone be careful leaving ice chest, dog kennels etc if your using one of these types of launches.
Looking at putting one or the other on my Xpress H22B. Any pro's and con's for the power pole vs the minn kota Talon? Probably go with a sporstman 2 power pole or should I look at upgrading to the professional series. From what I can tell the only difference is the mounting bracket and arm pivot being metal vs. composite.
Going to be looking at a new boat for this fall. I've got a 17.5 Hydrasport now and it's perfect for marsh fishing and making runs to the islands on calm days but when the wind picks up or there is a good amount of tide it makes it a tough ride. I would like something bigger and not 20 years old. I am looking into Bluewave, Nautic Star & Xpress. I do a lot of fishing during duck season on my lease and like to make runs to last isle and timbalier in the summer. An Xpress would be great for the winter time when I run in shallow bays but what about handling the long runs out to the islands with a little chop? Any one have any pros or cons for these three boats. Looking for 19-21 foot boat. If I got xpress I would get the hyperlift hull, blue wave would be the evolution or super tunnel. Nautic Star would be one of there shallow bay models too.
Thanks in advance
Anybody have any good recomendations for good goose guides for the conservation season? Trying to set something up next month for 6 of us.
I took a scouting trip down to my duck lease two weeks ago. I noticed yesterday that my license plate was missing from my boat trailer. Does anyone know what I need to do to get a new license plate and what is required? Is this a hastle to get from DMV. I tried calling DMV and kept getting recording
Went to use the boat this weekend. Trolling motor battery charger said good to go. So away we went. Get on the water no juice. Got home plugged it back up and charger said charged again. Checked the batteries on at 7 and other at 5. Question is my charger the problem or have the batteries worn out and developed memory so they won't take a full charge but the charger reads them as full.
Getting into Bow Hunting and saw on wlf website they offer a bow hunting course. However, nothing is shown for times or if I can take it online. Has anyone taken this course and is it worth it? I've been hunting for 8 years now, but just getting into deer hunting to fill the time before duck season opens. I know it's not required here in LA but was thinking about future trips outside the state.
Looking at getting into a lease this year around Pointe a la Hache. How has the hunting been the last few years around there and is there anywhere that rents RV spots or camps?
Where is the nearest place to hunt some flooded timber from Baton Rouge. I've never hunted in the woods and am thinking about making a few hunts like between Christmas and New Years.
What are some ways to work your dog on blind retrieves. It seems like in the back yard he does fine. I've taken him to a pipe line I have in the neighborhood and dropped dummies 75 yards away and worked him. This weekend he was very hesitant to just take off on a lot of blind retrieves. We had the good fortune of having several birds on the water for him to get and he would swim to one and get it but on the way he switched the birds (I know how to fix this problem) but when he delivered the bird and I sent him back again he would act like he didn't remember marking the other ones. He's 4-1/2 years old and normally works very well. Is this because he was in water and we train on land?
Where can you buy signs that say 'Posted No Hunting' in the Baton Rouge area. Thanks I just need 2 or 3.
I saw these three ducks on my job site yesterday and took a picture. Are these Black ducks? I didn't think we had any real black ducks down here. I didn't see any white bands on the wings.
I've got a 50# Great White Motor Guide Trolling motor. Two weekends ago I noticed it spinning very loudly and when raised it up to check on the prop nut. The prop nut was tight but I noticed you could pull the prop away from the motor about 1/2' and it would spring back in towards the motor. I figured that is what was causing all the noise. It worked the rest of the day in variable and full speed but was very loud. This weekend I used it and could only work it on full speed. When I switched to variable I got nothing. Needless to say after about 3 minutes of using it it quit running. Anyone ever experience this and how much am I looking at to repair? Trying to decide if it's worth buying a new one or spending the money to replace this one. Also I have a big foot switch on it, is that easy to connect to a new TM if I got that route?
Anyone know who I can call to see about getting a pond stocked with some bream? Looking for someone who will come to Baton Rouge and also Many La.
A buddy of mine asked me to take him fishing. He can count on one hand how many times he's been fishing so I jumped at the chance to get a newcomer involved. We will be in New Orleans on Friday for a wedding so I told him I would take him Saturday since we'll be within an hour of tons of places. I've never fished Lafitte. Is it pretty easy to navigate through the marsh down there? I want to show my friend a good time so he'll enjoy it and hopefully get him hooked. If someone is going out that morning and doesn't mind me following them out I have no problem buying them a case of beer, bait or some cash for fuel. I have a 17 foot hydrosport and can meet them wherever they launch.
I'm going to a camp on the tickfaw this weekend. Are there any good spots to catch some sacs or catfish on the tickfaw. Figured it's still to cold for Bass
What is the best location to get an accurate report of the tide in Port Sulpher. Looks like might be rethinking where we hunt this weekend.
I'm hunting this weekend in Many and was wondering if rattling or using a primos can would be effective. I'm a duck hunter and this is my 3rd time deer hunting so I don't know when to use artificial calls. Is the rut over in that area? I figure with the cold weather and no moon there should be a lot of movement.
Duck hunting has been pretty slow this year on our lease so with this cold weather moving in I think me and a buddy are going to hunt my wife's family land. I've only deer hunted 4 times in my life so I'm not sure what is considered baiting and what isn't and I don't feel like messing with Johnny Law.
If I put out corn just on the ground on a pipeline or arounda tree stand we have is that considered baiting? Also what about these products I see everywhere like c mere deer? Are they worth the money. This land is never hunted but we have seen deer and 3 water sources.
What do I need to do if I want to get a boat trailer registered? I am looking at a couple boats that don't have the trailer registered. Do I just need to call the DMV?