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Is it just me or does the closure of amberjack during snapper season sound ridiculous. You would think they would have as many offshore recreational seasons open at the same time as possible to reduce 'bycatch/mortality' and help fishermen make their trips as efficient as possible....saving lots of gas.

If there is a reason for this, other than someone's opinion, please educate me.

May 22, 2011 at 5:43am

I was wondering why the sub-category part of the classified search has been removed. I may be lazy, but since I cannot do a direct search of specific items, I have not looked at any classifieds. I do not want to sift through the hundreds of dog, boat and club adds while trying to find guns for sale.

Please tell me it is temporary.

April 28, 2011 at 10:20pm

Well, tried going bowfishing in the double bayous, stump lagoon and double bayou lagoon. Plenty of grass, bait, alligators and garfish but NO good fish anywhere. Strangest thing I have ever seen..or not seen. We saw mabey four reds all night. By the time I recovered from the shock of seeing a fish, it was too late for a shot. Don't waste your time in the ponds over there.

April 23, 2011 at 12:24am

Censorship on LA sportsman...We lost the ability to comment about politics on the web site not too long ago because of the heated comments that it provoks. I disagree, but understand Andy's justification for the decision. BUT now we can't comment on CCA related posts!! As long as the comments are tasteful, why is this a problem. CCA made 'their' decision to take a political stance against the average sportsman. Well this is what I call cause and effect. If negativity follows CCA then that is the product of a poor decision.

Don't silence us on this matter. I want to remind them that the average joe fisherman, like me, is still upset.


July 01, 2010 at 11:07pm
A comment titled: Right on! in response to a report titled: NMFS Red Snapper Season Announced

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That was awesome...well done.

September 07, 2013 at 4:39am
A comment titled: build up in response to a report titled: Gun Repair Expert Needed

Usually when you have a problem like that it is due to excessive build-up preventing the bullet casing to properly seat in the chamber, as you stated. It is usually carbon but can be from brass also.

This is very dangerous for semi-auto rifles because the gun can be fired without the bullet properly seated and bolt closed. The exposed part of the casing can blow out the breech causing injury and also cause a squib load.

January 02, 2013 at 5:56am
A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Ya know....

Ignorance is bliss. The idea that ANY ban on firearms will prevent shootings is like believing prohibition will prevent alcohol consumption. Back to reality please.

December 16, 2012 at 5:37am
A comment titled: freshwater v/s sediment in response to a report titled: Coastal restoration: 'sick and tiered'

Lucky, the reason it is not working is because it is not allowed to work. The freshwater diversions are only opened when salinity is at a certain level which is not very often. So we have a multi-million dollar diversion that sits idle. If the state would implement sediment diversion and open them when the river is high and heavy with sediment we could see noticeable improvement in a few years.

As far as freshwater goes, think about this. Before the hurricane all the duck ponds were FULL of grass. This grass holds the existing sediment in place just like in your front yard. After the surge of high salinity saltwater the grass is dead and gone and the very fine silt is subject to erosion.

The solution is there staring us in the face, we just refuse to accept it. The river will save us or destroy us.

October 12, 2012 at 11:46am
A comment titled: too much politics in response to a report titled: Coastal restoration: 'sick and tiered'

Coming from many directly involved in the coastal restoration project process. Most of the proposed projects are shot down by the surprisingly powerful oyster fisherman. The proposed projects involve sediment/freshwater diversion which would destroy hundreds of acres of now leased oyster beds. Funny thing is that most of the oyster beds in certain areas used to be covered in cypress trees!!

Sorry Capt Kim, but you will be faced with a choice. Would you prefer to catch trout in areas that were historically freshwater cypress swamps or have a coast? It stinks and is inconvenient, but most important issues are. If we can't agree amongst ourselves then how can we ever expect the rest of the nation to back us.

October 11, 2012 at 8:30am
A comment titled: What?! in response to a report titled: Good Mature La. Bucks

Did he say 'aspenish'?! I'm all about some skepticism, but that is a little much. I know where those deer are, and I assure all that it is in LA. LA meaning Louisiana NOT Los Angeles...LOL! The date is incorrect on his camera.

October 08, 2012 at 10:27pm
A comment titled: nice deer in response to a report titled: Good Mature La. Bucks

Nice deer, but still not as good as mine! Just make sure you throw out your corn after dark. LOL

October 07, 2012 at 10:36pm
A comment titled: SHHHHHHH!!! in response to a report titled: Could this be true ?

Everybody be quiet and turn the lights off! Mabey he will go away again.

September 25, 2012 at 11:48pm
A comment titled: arguement in response to a report titled: Missing Kayaker

Are you the pot or the kettle?!

September 12, 2012 at 11:08pm
A comment titled: hwy 23 in response to a report titled: Info

Well, 23 is open, but it is still flooded and down to one lane in spots. Dusk to dawn curfew so don't go down and get stuck because they will not let you out. Delta Marina and Frelich's seem to have escaped any significant damage, but were not operational. Power is back on all the way to Venice for the most part. Water still not on in some areas.

September 10, 2012 at 11:04am
A comment titled: hwy 23 in response to a report titled: The official Isaac thread

Went to Buras yesterday (9/9) to fix the camp. From just North of Ironton/ Myrtle Grove to North of main town of Port Sulfer, they took it on the chin. That area got slammed again. Flooding especially, but wind too. Lots of dead cows and some elk from the farm. Empire, Buras, Triumph area got spared for sure.

Hwy 23 is still flooded. Down to one lane in some spots. Be careful and go slow.

September 10, 2012 at 10:51am
A comment titled: empire in response to a report titled: Info

Heading down in the morn. I'll see what I can find out.

September 08, 2012 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: double dipping in response to a report titled: Vehicle Burglarized, Cocodrie faired well but I didn’t

Squid row, not trying to start a negative argument but you can't double dip on those charges. The burglary is the entry(by any means)of any residence, moveable, watercraft, etc. where an item of value is taken. The broken window is covered in the means of entry to perpetrate the theft. If you want to you can go the route of damage to property, vehicular trespass and theft but that is two misdemeanors and one lesser felony. The theft would only be a felony due to the total value of property stolen. It is all relative to the total weight of the charges...go with which ever is greater.

And the whole extension of your house deal is a legal myth. You can have a gun in your vehicle as long as you are not parked on a bar parking lot, federal building property and other specific sites.

This is probably going to get some good replies, but I would not post this info if I did not know it to be true.

September 07, 2012 at 8:14am
A comment titled: drew-b in response to a report titled: Fish kill

I think Drew just did to ya'll what lord bud did to the catfish. He dangled that treble hook and caught ya'll all kind of legal like. Drew-b strikes again.

September 06, 2012 at 8:25am
A comment titled: wall space in response to a report titled: Babin Smackdown

Nice! Hope you have enough space on the wall for those mounts. LOL

September 06, 2012 at 8:12am
A comment titled: felony in response to a report titled: Vehicle Burglarized, Cocodrie faired well but I didn’t

Vehicle burglary is a felony in itself. The value of property taken comes into consideration when bond or restitution comes into play. If they used your card at a Wal-Mart it should only be a matter of time and putting the pieces together.

Sorry that happened. I see it all too often. That is why I leave my truck doors unlocked and, if I can help it, nothing of value in it.

September 06, 2012 at 8:08am
A comment titled: drew-b in response to a report titled: Cobia in a Bass Boat?

Here you go again poisoning this man's legitimate fishing post with your malicious and clearly unwanted criticism. To answer your question, Capt.Marty is obviously a captain of a 17' fish and ski who likes to roll the dice and take that thing offshore. You think he made a terrible decision...fine. Numerous people on this site think you make a terrible decision every time you decide to post your NEGATIVE comments.

I don't know what your intention is, but you diminish this site with this kind of garbage.

August 01, 2012 at 6:42am
A comment titled: rigs in response to a report titled: Sad Sad day!

Preservation by way of destruction...hmmmmm

July 20, 2012 at 6:29am
A comment titled: inshore in response to a report titled: Bait

Based on inshore/offshore WLF trawling maps, as soon as you enter the Gulf it is considered offshore making it legal to drag all year round. That is why the smaller trawl boats usually pile up just outside the passes on falling tide until inshore season opens. Just stay in state waters and you are good to go.

July 19, 2012 at 4:37am
A comment titled: venice in response to a report titled: flipping the roseau's

Venice is great. Sunday we caught snapper in the morning and bass in the evening. Flipping purple and white 6' worm. They really fired up right at sunset.

July 17, 2012 at 9:33am
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