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This is the info on the dredging that is taking place in Lost Lake.

March 12, 2018 at 4:15pm

Anyone have the latest status information on the new reefs? Has the work been completed?

April 08, 2015 at 10:06pm

Does anyone have the directions and physical address for this marina near chef menteur hwy and chef menteur pass?

September 20, 2014 at 11:22pm

Frank Davis seasoning: I tried to purchase some bronzing mix on Frank's website and found no spices listed. I sent him an email but did not receive a response. Has he discontinued his spice business? Is there another place to purchase them and if not, does anyone have the recipe for the bronzing mix. Please send me an email if you can help. Thanks, Emmett

October 12, 2012 at 7:19am

I have an 18' Scully aluminum hull and am thinking about making a frame to mount lights for night fishing. Any advice/experience on the type of lights that work best, that is sodium, etc. and the brand/type of generator that has worked well? Any design advice would also be appreciated.


April 04, 2011 at 7:12pm

Are the boat launches at Williams and Bonnabel open?

March 13, 2011 at 4:50pm

The only good quality of ethanol is it will clean your fuel system and engine. The cleaning can be bad in some cases. You can buy a fuel additive to do this cleaning. Taxpayers subsidize ethanol to the extent of about $1.45 per gallon per and then you pay for the ethanol again when you buy gas. It does not reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It does not clean up the air. It reduces your mpg. Farmers and ethanol producers love it in spite of the cost to taxpayers. If the subsidy/mandate is removed ethanol will no longer be added to gasoline (it is not economically viable to produce). It has caused engine and tank damage in numerous cases. Why would our congress force us to subsidize ethanol and mandate its use in spite of it being such an unwise thing to do? Their motives cannot assumed to be good or good for us. Most people do not know the facts about ethanol and likely do not care. If we wait until it is too late to care, things will not be good. Ethanol is one of a large number of things our government does to our detriment (harm). Writing/emailing Mary Landrieu will be as fruitless as fishing without a hook. The government is also doing all they can to slow or stop exploration and production of crude oil. The need for a change in government and change for us too, is long past due.

November 29, 2010 at 7:57am

A quote from a founding father/President - 'I appoint...a day of public Thanksgiving to Almighty ask Him that He would...pour out His Holy Spirit on all ministers of the Gospel; that He would...spread the light of Christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth;...and that He would establish these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue.' Thomas Jefferson

Treacherous/treasonous is a supreme court that would declare separation of church and state to be the law of the land in spite of glaring and well known evidence to the contrary. Ever wonder why?


November 25, 2010 at 3:35pm

Fished last Thursday out of Cocodrie and 2 of us caught 38 specs on plastic. The water temp was around 87 and there were lots of small fish. The bite was slow. We kept grinding away to get 38.

August 01, 2010 at 6:12am

When I was a kid, my Mother used to tell me that I was deaf in one ear and couldn't hear out of the other(because of my selective hearing). She knew what she was talking about because now that is exactly true. My deafness, in the one ear that can partially hear, is high frequency sounds like the alarm on my '97 mercury 115 hp motor and I cannot hear it at all. Does anyone know of a way to attach a louder alarm to the motor or where I could have it done?

July 06, 2010 at 2:49pm

This interview is with a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon accident. Lots of factual info.

May 02, 2010 at 5:46pm

This is an interesting/informative industry blog.

May 02, 2010 at 7:25am

A good Easter to all. God's master plan is here.

April 04, 2010 at 7:30am

The water temp in Sister Lake is 37 degrees this morning. In my years of winter fishing and checking water temps I haven't seen the water temp go much below 50 degrees. Does anyone remember such extremely low water temps in the past?

January 09, 2010 at 6:49am

Three of us fished Dularge yesterday 1/4/09 and started in 12-14 foot water with plastics on the bottom. We had 52 specs when the bite stopped and we moved to the flats and caught the next 23 under corks. The water temp was 47 when we started and was 48 when we finished. We also caught a number of rat reds. No other boats were fishing.

January 05, 2010 at 7:05am

"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me" (Psalm 139:9–10)

December 25, 2009 at 9:44am

To All Our Military:

For all your sacrifice and service to our country, please know that you have the unending gratitude of we the people of our country. Merry Christmas to all.

December 25, 2009 at 9:23am

This is one of my fishing buddies. When I clean fish behind the house, he comes up for scraps or bellies from the specs. We named him Willie Welfare because anytime he sees me outside, he stops working for his food in the bayou and comes over looking for a handout. He makes me feel like a democrat/liberal/socialist/communist. I've probably ruined Willie for the rest of his bird life. What should I do?

Update: Sorry, I was unable to upload the picture of Willie so just imagine a Great White Egret standing on the corner of the slab with a piece of fish in his mouth.

November 01, 2009 at 6:27pm

Ethanol Tester

I received and tried out the tester sold on ebay and found no ethanol in my gasoline. The device is a glass test tube with a screw cap on top. You put water in the tube up to the mark and gasoline up to the next mark. By shaking the tube any ethanol in the gas is absorbed into the water causing the water level in the tube to go above the mark. Gradients above the mark tell you the % of ethanol in the gas tested. The bad news is the gasoline dissolved the paint markings on the tube. I am trying a paint pen to redo the markings and hopefully it will stand up to the gas. Let me know if you know how to mark the glass tube to withstand gas.

September 16, 2009 at 8:45am

There is a simple device for testing gasoline for the presence of ethanol and it is available on ebay for $10. I ordered one today and will be testing it shortly.

September 08, 2009 at 3:01pm

DMAN1968, I agree with you, the legislation might or might not become law, public restoration money should not be spent on private property unless the owner agrees to allow public access on any canals, etc.

March 20, 2018 at 8:50am
A comment titled: Re: Excellent Day For Fishing in response to a report titled: Excellent Day For Fishing

Capt. Rob, where is the dredging taking place? Emmett

March 10, 2018 at 7:59am
A comment titled: Re: Big trout bite is on! in response to a report titled: Big trout bite is on!

Capt. Tommie:

Anything in the stomachs of the fish?


February 19, 2018 at 7:41am
A comment titled: Re: Good as it Gets Trout and Reds in response to a report titled: Good as it Gets Trout and Reds

Capt: Marty: Very impressive. Have you been able to catch trout in 48 degree water before?


January 30, 2018 at 7:33am
A comment titled: Re: Power Pole vs Talon in response to a report titled: Power Pole vs Talon

Jkelsey: Did your Talon fail to hold your boat well over oysters all the time or only in certain wind and water depth & movement conditions? What model year Talon did you have?

January 14, 2018 at 8:03am

John, I have had a remote control ipilot for several years and use the anchor function and remote but not the advanced features. When new, I could use the remote from anywhere in the boat but not long ago, I had to be close to the troll motor for it to work. I changed batteries and got a new remote but the problem was not fixed. My troll motor pro said the fix was to replace the gps, which has the receiver for the remote in it. The cost was several hundreds of dollars so I chose to stay close to the troll motor. I have also had a problem with the troll motor continuing to turn after I released the turn button on the remote. I find it is best to stop or slow the boat down to a crawl before using the anchor function, to avoid an initial strong steering or power control, since it takes a few seconds to engage.

October 18, 2017 at 8:10am

Capt. Travis: how many different plastic colors did you try on this day?

June 19, 2017 at 7:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Boat purchase in response to a report titled: Boat purchase

You might want to look at a Blue Wave, Scout, or Black Jack also.

March 29, 2017 at 8:05am
A comment titled: Re: Trout, Reds and Bass Slam! in response to a report titled: Trout, Reds and Bass Slam!

Capt. Bill, Carol and I are also praying for Jean, you, and your family. I passed your camp many times seeing the boat still in the slings and was reminded that you were home taking care of Jean, with prayer still needed. Best regards, Emmett

March 13, 2017 at 7:37am
A comment titled: Re: Winter bite is strong in response to a report titled: Winter bite is strong

Capt. Travis, the plastics you used are very good ones indeed. Do you ever try the lemonhead. For us it has been the standout plastic.

December 19, 2016 at 1:13pm
A comment titled: Re: VHF in response to a report titled: VHF

Please post your recommendations on a ditch bag, including contents, and how the ditch bag would be used while in the water after an incident. Is there training available this ditch bag use? Thanks for your good advice.

December 02, 2016 at 7:43am
A comment titled: Re: The \'Pickets\' resurrection!!!! in response to a report titled: The 'Pickets' resurrection!!!!

Capt. Ricky, only good things would happen if the pickets reef were expanded and or duplicated in other areas. It might even help with the crowded conditions.

July 05, 2016 at 11:32am
A comment titled: Re: Fishing out of coco marina in response to a report titled: Fishing out of coco marina

It is common for a fisherman to think that if he knew where that secret spot is located that he could catch fish one after another. The truth is that many who fish can be sitting on a school of fish and not be able to catch them, unless the fish are in a feeding frenzy, which they are not most of the time. The best way to become a good fisherman is to be taught by a good fisherman. Another way is to read a good book and learn but only an exceptional few would be able to do that. In my experience, fishing is as much about hunting them as it is about catching them and both require continual learning and hard work. Go get em.

May 05, 2016 at 11:16am
A comment titled: Re: Big Boy in response to a report titled: Big Boy

Dsires, it appears that you are commenting for the first time (under this name). This fisherman is free to do whatever he wishes with his catch without any interference from any of us.

February 08, 2016 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Pass A Loutre Navigation question in response to a report titled: Pass A Loutre Navigation question

In years past I have navigated this pass many times and found it to be treacherous because of insufficient water flow. The channel was not marked and it was necessary to read the water to find and stay in the channel. I ran aground a number of times but was fortunate to be able to work off ground. Many have run aground and had to be towed. Those who run this pass regularly can best navigate it. If you decide to give it a try, you would be well advised to purchase towing coverage. With the high water in the river currently, it might be easier to navigate. I usually ran it when the river was down.

January 23, 2016 at 8:05am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge Winter!! in response to a report titled: Dularge Winter!!

Capt. Elton: Thanks for telling us where you caught your fish. We needed 10 more when you passed us and we were pecking away at them. We made the move you advised and caught those last 10 in 10 minutes and beat the rain back home.

January 15, 2016 at 11:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle help?!? in response to a report titled: Grand Isle help?!?

Try a search of the fishing reports here for 'Grand Isle' and also search Louisiana Sportsman on the upper right of the screen for same. You can likely find everything you may wish to know and more.

November 07, 2015 at 7:56am

Capt. Tommy: Which of the islands do you call Last Island? Emmett

August 26, 2015 at 10:33am
A comment titled: Re: Any report out of Lake De Cade in response to a report titled: Any report out of Lake De Cade

Try again in a couple of months.

August 09, 2015 at 10:56am
A comment titled: Re: Food for thought in response to a report titled: Food for thought

I grew up in Covington and during the 50's there were men who live near me who fished the lake and brought home good catches of specs.

July 14, 2015 at 9:44am
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