Anyone been fishing around Lake Borgne or Rigolets since the spillway opened? Just looking for reports of any catches, not spots. Thanks
After reading the recent article on this site regarding a poor migration I found myself needing to vent. It seems everyone is in agreement that a wet mild winter across much of the country allowed ducks access to food sources and resting areas causing them to stop short. I think most have figured that out by now on their own and can live with that. When Mother Nature gives you a blow you just got to roll with it. Every year canât be a banner one. But what no one wants to comment about is that these very same conditions have been artificially created more and more throughout much of those areas to the north, short stopping at least in part, natural migration even in favorable years. My work has carried me across much of the country for the last 15 years, specifically the central and midwestern states. Iâve been on over a thousand farms and worked with the owners in these areas. It is almost unimaginable how many farms Iâve been on, create artificial conditions that replicate the mild wet winter we just experienced. Whether it be pond heaters or water control structures that keep water moving so it wonât freeze. Itâs not just one or two farms doing it. Itâs widespread and growing. Unless something is done there is no end in site, especially when thereâs large so called conservation groups backing and funding these artificial practices. Sorry for the vent just had to get my 2 cents out there
picked up a farmers almanac recently and found this map in there. Seems to coincide with the lack of migrating ducks. I know thereâs more to it than that but weather is an important piece of the puzzle. if I was a duck and had all the food I wanted and access to it year round, why the heck would I fly thousands of miles south? Just my 2 cents
Congrats to my little buddy on a nice buck taken from Pearl River WMA.
Anyone seeing ducks in the Delacroix/Reggio area? I haven't been seeing much if any at all when fishing the last couple weekends. Maybe this front will push some down. Hope to hear some good reports. Thanks
Anyone know the rules/regs related to putting a houseboat on the Biloxi Marsh WMA? Thanks
Anyone know the rules/regs related to putting a houseboat on the Biloxi Marsh WMA? Thanks
Took my Pops fishing Saturday 9/22 in Lake Borgne. Rising tide all morning with stiff easterly winds building. Fished points and cuts along the western lake shore till we couldn't take the wind anymore. We were just shy of a two man limit of reds and also caught a nice flounder. Wanted to hit Lake Catherine and try our luck at some specs but as we headed there a big storm was building up right on top of us and decided to call it a day and head in.
Heading down to GI tomorrow through the weekend. Looking for some recent reports. Howâs the bite on the beach? In the bay? Live bait/artificial? Any fish under lights at night? Camp weâre staying at has lighted pier. How are the crabs running? Thanks in advance and Iâll post a report following the trip
Figured I'm not the only one having trouble finding replacement rod holders for the console of my bay boat so thought I would share. I could not find anything that was an exact fit/replacement for my 2008 Sea Pro SV19. Not to mention cost of what was available. I was able to replace all (6) holders on my console for less than what I would have spent on just (2) commercially bought holders, plus some additional fabrication would have been needed to make any of these work since no exact replacements could be found. I made the holders using 1 1/2 inch PVC, male adapter and female threaded cap.
Haven't been crabbing in years and forgot how fun it can be. Been taking the kids lately to Bayou Lacombe and thought I'd share how we've been doing since I've seen some on here inquiring about crabbing. In about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs time we've been catching anywhere from 2 - 4 dozen. Some days they seem to run bigger than others but most have been full, regardless of size - not many kites. Initially was using frozen trout heads from fishing trips but seam to do better with turkey necks - go figure! Also, we're using the two ring nets from Academy. Every trip, one of the three lines attached to the upper ring of the net will break on several of the nets. Is it getting cut by the crabs when feeding on the bait? If anyone has a tip for preventing this please share. Thanks
Hunting club in Magnolia, Mississippi has opening that includes your own 120 acre section. This section is part 2-3 yr cutover that was replanted in pine and part hardwood bottom along the Tangipahoa River. Has 3 food plot sites already opened up in the cutover portion and has room for 1 or 2 more plots. Numerous trails and bow hunting opportunities in the hardwoods. Black top frontage, easy access throughout property and close to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Membership is $2500/yr and can be split between 2-3 people of the same group if needed. See our ad in the classifieds section under Hunting Clubs. Call or text Brian for more info at 504-957-1124. Thanks
I have access to over 1,000 acres of family owned duck hunting property in the Delacroix/Reggio area that I would be willing to trade or sweeten a deal with for a hunting lease anywhere from Washington parish to West Feliciana in Louisiana or anywhere in SW Miss for the 2015 -2016 season. Would prefer something in the 200 - 500 acre range but would consider any sized property. Would also consider any still hunting and family oriented clubs that may have openings in these areas. Let me know what you've got.
Not having as much time as I'd like to spend in the woods scouting (really not much time at all), I'm trying to locate some funnels or pinch points on our lease in Miss and was looking for some opinions/advice as to where to concentrate my efforts. Past experience tells me we tend to see more deer in certain areas but don't know why. I'm trying to understand why and in return maybe set up on them to be more consistent. For example should I look at areas where several creek bottems come to together, or would you say deer would tend to travel more on ridges? Any advice appreciated
Rented camp on Grand Isle and heading down on June 9th. Taking wife and kids along w/ some friends of ours and their kids to spend the week. We go every year but never made our way onto Elmer's Island. How is the crabbing there vs the beach on Grand Isle itself ? Can you drive vehicle onto Elmer's ? Looking to make the most of our time spent w/ the kids. They look forward to running a crab line on the beach. We usually catch enough for a boil, just thought this year we could try Elmer's. Any info much appreciated
PS: I also have 3 crab traps. I've never seen anyone put them out along the beach, always a crab line. What are some thoughts on using the traps on the beach?
Does anyone have any experience using Alpha's Taxidermy in Covington? Don't know anything about him any feedback would be much appreciated. I've been using a place in Pearl River last couple years, they do good work but looking for something little closer to home. Thanks in advance
anybody been fishing Reggio lately? specifically Lake Amadee, Tanasia, Batola area. going sunday any reports would be much appreciated. thanks in advance
took the wife, kids and niece with me out on the boat yesterday for a great day on the water. launched at sweetwater for about 6:30 am. can't say enough good things about the people at sweetwater. after Capt Jack backed me down, parked my truck for me and had 150 live shrimp carried out to us in the boat, we were on our way. headed straight to one of my all time favorite islands to fish on the edge of black bay near oak river bay and lake campo. the island is no longer there on the surface, but the fish still relate to whatever is still under the water. after about 15 minutes, only had 3 catfish to show for the effort. turned around and headed back into lake campo. for the rest of the morning until lunchtime when we headed in, all we fished was 3 differant points that are all within a couple hundred yards of each other. the wife and kids did awesome catching just about all the fish. i managed to put 1 or 2 on ice in between baiting hooks and untangling lines. final tally = 21 trout, 8 reds, 2 drum and 5 flounder. what a memorial day!!
Just made a batch of a soon to be holiday favorite in our household. Jalepino stuffed with cream cheese and backstrap strips then wrapped in bacon and grilled. Mmm mmm good! Let's hear some of your must have holiday recipies. Merry Christmas to all
my brother and i took the kids this weekend. he w/ his twin boys and myself w/ daughter, son and niece. from friday-sunday we saw a total of 12 deer between 2 stands- (2) 6 pts, (1) 4 pt, (1) spike and (8)does. the girls decided to pass on several does as they were enjoying watching them eat in the food plot and didn't want to shoot them. one nephew shot at a 6 pt and missed, my other nephew, shot his 1st buck in his tracks, a 180 lb 6 pt in the food plot at about 60 yrds. congrats Dakota!!