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Got 2 tickets to LSU game today and can't make it. If anyone is interested call or text 985-517-5111.

November 25, 2011 at 8:12am

Got 2 tickets to LSU game today and can't make it. If anyone is interested call or text 985-517-5111.

November 25, 2011 at 8:06am

I have the baitwell that has the "fill" and "aerate" options. When using the aerator for the baitwell it usually runs a few minutes then kicks off for a few minutes. Last trip out I noticed the aerator ran continuously. What exactly do I need to fix or replace? Any ideas?

Hoping all of you have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!!

September 04, 2009 at 11:37am

Do they have live shrimp at the Rigolet's Marina yet? I thought shrimp season was open and we just called and they didn't have it listed on their answering machine.

May 15, 2009 at 7:33pm

Often an able bodied person takes for granted all of the things they are able to do without a second thought. If you were paralized from the chest down what do you think you would still be able to do?

I have a friend that recently had to put her long time buddy (dog) down due to pain from bad hips. She is paralized from the chest down and is of course wheelchair bound. Being stuck in a wheelchair may slow her down a bit but she still manages to do just about everything us able bodied folks can do.

Does anyone have any information to offer on dog training near Pontchatoula? Specifically looking for a "companion" type of dog training and the dog/puppy of course for an active paraplegic. She is not looking for the "seeing eye" kind of trained dog, but one that will offer her friendship, obey common commands and pick up things that may drop to the floor. Also a big plus is to respond to "phone" or "help" when needed. She has been looking around this past month without success in her search and I told her that I would post on the LAS because if this type of service is offered around here you good folks would surely let us know.

Thank you in advance for being able to point us in the right direction with this. As most of you know taking on a pet is a life changing decision, hopefully the right dog can be located and trained to enrich both the human and the dog.

April 11, 2009 at 8:30am

Saw a 4 wheeler seat that apparently flew off of someone's 4 wheeler. It is about a 1/4 mile north of the # 43 mile marker on Interstate 55 in the southbound lane. This is approximately halfway between the Amite and Independence exit. It is just off the road in the median. I was pulling a heavy load and traffic was bad or I would have picked it up. I know I would be upset if I lost mine and hope that this post helps someone.

September 28, 2008 at 10:43pm

How is looking at the Point? We planned a trip 8 weeks ago, and everyone took off for vacation and now Fay had to come. We are all still making the trip, at least we can eat, drink and play some cards! Sure would love to get a few fish to fry up. We are staying at the State Park and we'll launch the boat when we can.

Went to Venice this weekend and got rained out there today for the fishing to hear rodeo. Maybe the "Fishing Gods" will talk to the "Rain Gods" and let us have a a bit of good luck fishing.

I have been reading your posts and trying to keep up with all and getting very excited, but Fay has calmed me down too much.

If any of you would offer and tips on how to fish this weather I sure would appreciate it. I am also bringing some lights to fish at night, do you think that might work?

Geaux Coastal

August 24, 2008 at 10:02pm

I am in search of a good underwater fishing light to use off the side of my boat. I have read up on some of them and since they are kinda expensive I don't want to buy a piece of junk. What are some good brands out there on the market? I have the small 1 foot models but think I need more length like a 3 or 4 footer and a carrying case. Can any of you share some advice on these types of lights and where to purchase? Thanks! Geaux Coastal

August 14, 2008 at 11:06am

Met a man this weekend that is making his own biodiesel. Not including his labor, he states it costs him 0.65 cents per gallon to make. He is running this 100% biodiesel in his 2007 Ford F-250 without any problems. First batch he made he had to change the fuel filters in his truck, but has since added one more filtration system to run the final product through before putting it into the truck’s fuel tank. He is claiming more power from his truck as well as more mpg. Makes me want to trade in my gas burner for a diesel.

He checked his owners manual and the use of biodiesel does not void the warranty. He is making a 35-40 gallon batch every Saturday and he says it takes him less than and hour to produce and get in his truck. He is also planning a long family trip this summer and is installing an extra fuel tank on his truck to avoid the expense of having to purchase fuel.

It sure would make fuel costs more affordable. He said his exhaust smells like french fries. What are your thoughts on this??

May 12, 2008 at 11:14am

Well it is kick off time for the long awaited for CCA Redfish Tournament!! Here we all sit watching it pour down along with some horrible thunder and lightning! Go away rain and come on Sunshine!

April 05, 2008 at 4:53am

Read a article of two teenagers missing in Lake Pontchartrain since Sunday, 3/9/08. News article was vague and states that the Coast Guard was still searching, but never was an area listed other than Lake P. CG reports the boat was found and had a hole or two in it. Have any of you got an update on this?

March 12, 2008 at 11:35am

Geaux Tigers! All the way from your favorite fans in Iraq! Not even a war can get in the way of a true tiger fan! You folks ROCK!

January 10, 2008 at 9:31am

Launched out of the Rigolets before daylight Sunday. Wind howling out of the North. Water low everywhere, some stained, some muddy and finally found some clear with good current. Wind blowing one way, current going another and fish hooked up and pulling yet another direction. Our prayers to the "Fishing Gods" were heard and answered. Power pole motor in the shop and I sure missed it while fishing. We were blessed with some of the fattest trout I've ever seen. The reward for our wind burnt faces and lips were:

1-puppy drum
1-large white trout
3-throwback 15.9999 inch reds
28-fat silver trout
too many to count throwback trout

All caught on gulp natural and live shrimp. The box shot is a 120 quart ice chest.

Beautiful day, great first mate on board, fish to top it all off with and a safe trip going and coming. What more can a person that loves fishing be blessed with? Can't wait to go again.

October 29, 2007 at 10:22pm

All of the complaints about the inconsiderate jet skiers; problem solved.

September 06, 2007 at 2:05am

I caught this fish 8/15/07. Does anyone know what it is?

August 16, 2007 at 12:13pm

I have been having a blast catching large black drum during their annual run lately. I noticed on the larger drum that it seems like their guts are coming out of them, is this normal? There is a lot of red tissue protruding from the anus. The limit only allows for one fish over 27 inches, so therefore we were releasing many of the drum. Many are hard to resuscitate and end up belly up in the water and I can't do anything about it as I already have my one that is over 27 inches.

Any Ideas??

August 10, 2007 at 9:54am

Looking for "Pet Friendly" lodging in the next couple of weeks for the Venice/Empire/Buras area. Please post or email if you know of a place. I kennel/crate my dog indoors when I am out fishing. By using the kennel I can assure the lodge owner that my dog did no damage as well as I know my dog will not get away in my absence. I also take her for walks well away from the place and pick up behind her-everytime.

Also, please post or email any pet friendly places to stay around decent Louisiana fishing territory. I like to adventure to new places to fish. It has been difficult in the past to locate these places and I was hoping that you folks might know of some.

Yes, I like to take my pup with me. I would prefer NOT to stay in a motel.

Thank you in advance for any help with this matter!

The only few places I know that accept pets:

Most all Holiday Day Inns-$50.00 deposit
LaQuinta Inns
Tickfaw State Park-no pets allowed inside of lodging at any LA. state park
Cypremort State Park
Sam Houston Jones State Park

May 19, 2007 at 11:23pm

Got this in a recent email...

April 05, 2007 at 2:35pm

I am looking for ideas and advice on building a new fishing pond. I have a deep gully on the back of my property that I really think would make a great pond. Just my best "guesstimation" that this pond could fill an 8-10 acre area. I haven't had the grade shot on the area, but one end will be shallow and one end will be deep probably 12-15 feet.

There will good water to supply the pond with every rain and I want an overflow levee with a drain-down built into the dam. I really think it would be cool to build the earth piers into it as well. I heard that black crappie do not reproduce so them becoming overstocked and stunted shouldn't happen. I would like to stock with the black crappie, bass, bream (a non-reproduceable type if possible) and catfish. I think that stocking with the fathead minnows would help with feeding the fish.

What would be some good structures to add to the pond? Should I leave the trees in place or remove them? I have had the soil tested to see if it would hold water--and yes the red clay will hold water but there are some sandy areas that may leak until they are sealed. Also would like to know why some people add the blue or green dye to their ponds? Is it possibly to stop the growth of grass or something?

Do ya'll know of a person or company that builds ponds? Or should I rent a dozer and attempt it on my own? I would like to have a pond that requires a little maintenance as possible. I do know that they need fertilizing and such. It would be cool if it would easy to keep up around the pond as well--meaning something easy to mow around. Only one side needs to be mowed the other side will be along the downhill slope from wooded property. Thinking also about one of those solar powered sprinkler things out in the middle as well to help with those hot summers with no rain.

If you could build a pond, what would be an important feature or features for you to have in the pond? What neat things have you seen in ponds?


March 09, 2007 at 6:50pm

Going to a new place that I have never fished before, Cypremort Point @ Vermillion Bay. The trip is planned for mid-March. I have done some research on the area and am looking for some helpful pointers and tips that anyone will be willing to share. I called the State Park there and they stated that the pier was getting back into shape and that the park is essentially back in order. I'll be bringing my new 24' baychamp and will be looking to put my nieces (5 and 6 years old) on some fish. But my parents (mid-70's) will be going also and although they love to fish they are not too hip about going out in the boat. Is the pier good to fish from? Can you catch/attract fish after dark off the pier by maybe dropping some lights or lanterns off the side? I've got Captain Solar's book and plan on checking out some of his hotspots, if they are still there since the storms. I would like to at least get enough fish together for a fish fry or some grilled redfish. I have freshwater fished all of my life and am now getting into saltwater fishing and love it. I just need some guidance/help so I don't bomb out. There are so many places I want to try out fishing all over the coast of LA and so little time...... It is so rare that my entire family can get together for something like this, I would like for them to catch some fish and be a little extra special!

February 25, 2007 at 12:35pm
A comment titled: lemon oil in response to a report titled: seasoning in boiled crawfish???

A few years ago I found lemon oil at BJ's Seafood in Hammond. An added teaspoon or two a is most tasty addition to the boil water. I even cut up an orange and throw it in too.

May 05, 2013 at 5:06pm
A comment titled: energy in response to a report titled: Need advice for Off the Grid cheap land

Yes John, there are ways to making your own solar system and battery bank. Of course there are many more things to consider with a solar set up. Of course you will need an invertor to power any ac appliance. The rebate and the credit are exactly that. Only a professionally installed system with a licensed solar electrician will qualify for these tax incentives. The serial numbers from the panels and invertors must be turned in a special form. If you don't owe any taxes to the feds then a 30% credit/refund will be issued. State of LA is a rebate check. A professional install is also warranted for 30 years.

Mold and mildew will be a big problem so a dehumidifier should be used if no climate control system is used.

I am 'built for comfort' and although I can hang with the best roughing it in the outdoors for a length of time, I love my creature comforts as well. I like being able to flip a switch and have all the lights, heat, cool, clothes washed and dryed, dishwasher, well water, security lights, fresh hot coffee from a coffee maker, and cooking any food I wish.....all when I want it, not just when the sun is shining. I guess most of all I enjoy just knowing I can take a shower and be clean when I want to. I would hate to have to build a fire every morning to boil water for my coffee, especially in the middle of summer. But this is me, not you.

Again, my solar is being installed as an investment and not as a way of life. Of course if and when the SHTF, I want to be ready for that as well.

October 21, 2012 at 9:11am
A comment titled: energy in response to a report titled: Need advice for Off the Grid cheap land

The coastal parts of LA do provide enough wind to turn the wind mill, but it does take a lot of force to turn the blades. The windmill also has to be about 50 feet higher than the highest trees in the area. And usually there isn't a enough wind after dark to turn the blades unless a front/storm is moving through. Solar of course will only provide energy if the sun is shining. Hydropower provides power 24 hours a day. A combination of solar and hydro will provide power 24/7. Some completely of the grid folks will have a generator to use at night to re-charge the battery bank when needed. A spring that shoots out the side of a hill above a creek will provide a lot of hydropower. Unfortunately all of this costs a lot of money. Battery banks are 10K-30K+ and must be replaced about every 8-10 years or sooner if they are not maintained properly. This is the bad part about battery banks--expense. Right now there is an incentive with the State of LA and the fed government offering 80% back on solar systems which includes the battery bank if you choose to purchase one of those as well. I understand that the 50% rebate checks for solar systems will stop in early 2013, but the 30% tax credit will continue from the feds. Doing this will just about make the purchase of solar cost prohibitive for most folks.
I choose a solar system that will provide my home with $200.00/month of electricity and will be on net metering meaning that since I work during the day my meter will spin backwards providing power back to the grid because my home will not need most of the power produced by the solar panels if I am not home. In the evening when my need for power is increased I can use what I have banked during the day and more if needed. Instead of an expensive battery bank, I choose a whole house generator in the event of power failure. My solar panels are installed and I am waiting on them to be tied into my new home as soon as it is ready--about 2 more weeks. My panels are on my shop and the power produced will be supplied to my home by a buried cable, so no panels on my home.
I decided to install solar strictly as an investment not because of a green movement although solar energy is nice. These tax incentives include the grid that the panels have to be installed on and since I chose a new metal shop roof my cost of solar will be ZERO since the current incentives allow 80% of the included grid to be included in the rebate and the tax credit. So my total cost for the solar panels that produce $200.00/month of energy on my Entergy account costs 20% of the cost of my metal shop. These solar panels have a 30 year warranty with a guarantee to produce the energy stated. Another added bonus is that the solar system is not included in my property tax either!!

October 20, 2012 at 9:41am
A comment titled: Off the grid in response to a report titled: Need advice for Off the Grid cheap land

Another great source of power would be hydropower. A good steady stream of water would supply you with a source of constant energy.

October 19, 2012 at 10:05pm
A comment titled: off the grid in response to a report titled: Need advice for Off the Grid cheap land

Hey, solar panels are close to nothing right now at least until Bobby Jindal removes the 50% rebate for the people of LA. With 50% rebate from the state of La and 30% from the federal government; now is the time to get a solar system installed.

October 18, 2012 at 12:45pm
A comment titled: water tank in response to a report titled: Water tank adds

If the tank is completely covered from sunlight no algae will grow. I would imagine using bleach would only make you stink, dry your skin out and hurt your eyes.

September 15, 2012 at 9:47pm
A comment titled: decals in response to a report titled: Nautic star logo


June 30, 2012 at 5:31pm
A comment titled: 300 HPDI Yammy in response to a report titled: High HP Outboard

2.4 mpg at cruising speed-loaded. 1.5 mpg WOT loaded. Both given on a 24 ft bay boat.

March 05, 2012 at 12:10pm

....then I will be an outlaw! Clint Eastwood for President!

February 13, 2012 at 1:14pm
A comment titled: MK charger in response to a report titled: Minn Kota On Board Charger Issue

If a red light is showing and your battery voltage is less than 8, the MK battery charger does not charge the battery showing red. Need to get the voltage above 8 which should give you a yellow light and then complete your charging as usual. This works for me.

February 06, 2012 at 12:19pm
A comment titled: leaky boat in response to a report titled: riveted flatboat

Fix a leaky old boat...JB WELD!! I just bought JB Weld and mixed me up a batch and put it over every rivet.

January 26, 2012 at 9:33am
A comment titled: Mycobacterium marinum in response to a report titled: infection from State Park

My fishing bud was poked by a shrimp while saltwater fishing and the lesion came to be soon after that. After battling for almost 2 years with a painful horrible looking area on a finger and having several different diagnoses and even more different types of therapies, a diagnosis was made by a dermatologist yesterday of Mycobacterium marinum. Look it up on Wikipedia for more information. Doc said it came from the water and not the shrimp. Thank God it wasn't Vibrio!!!

January 13, 2012 at 12:53pm
A comment titled: Wat to go! in response to a report titled: post Christmas hunt

Way to go Ron! Merry Christmas! What a great 'day after Christmas memory'!!!

December 26, 2011 at 10:31pm
A comment titled: Nice Catch! in response to a report titled: Delacroix

Nice! Glad to see you got a break and was able to fishing. Hoping to get some time Sunday to go.

December 05, 2011 at 10:26am
A comment titled: REDFISH in response to a report titled: Wednesday

Fire up the GRILL!

December 03, 2011 at 7:51am
A comment titled: Nice Catch! in response to a report titled: Delacroix Trout

Way to go! Really nice catch. Hope you have been doing good. Haven't seen you in a while.

October 17, 2011 at 7:47am
A comment titled: gator in response to a report titled: Looking for gator dealer/buyer

Give Klieberts a call in Hammond/Pomchatoula/Springfield area.

September 21, 2011 at 11:14am
A comment titled: Great! in response to a report titled: Sunny and Calm

Glad you made it out on a good day to boat and fish. Sounds like it was all a great time.

July 04, 2011 at 9:39am
A comment titled: big bream in response to a report titled: 5.55 lb bream

That thing is huge!!!

June 20, 2011 at 9:30am
A comment titled: camp in response to a report titled: CAMP

Yeah Rabbit, I miss Capt. JLT. Yes he was planning on coming to the camp but died a couple of days before. You are so right about him and the 'fireworks!'

Nurse-glad you liked the place. Like Rabbit said, it is a most excellent location. Will probably be down there Saturday afternoon if you still wanna take a look inside.

May 20, 2011 at 4:24pm
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