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Decided to break out the Zebco 33 combo with a small single blade spinner bait and fished the pond behind our house. The sac-au-lait and the bass were hungry. I caught two nice bass and one sac-au-lait between about 5 or 6 casts. Thought to myself, this will make a nice meal for my wife, my middle daughter coming into town tomorrow and me. So, cleaned them real quick and went back out for some more catch and release action. Caught another sac-au-lait and two more nice bass. Hooked a third bass; and to this moment, he is probably still swimming around that pond with a spinner bait in his lip. Not a bad afternoon! Caught all the fish up close, casting parallel with the bank and fairly quick retrieve. Fun hearing that little Zebco drag screaming and watching them bass tail dancing!

February 22 at 7:04pm

Went with a couple buddies out to Lake Catherine area. We cheated with some of that live bait…but, we were there to catch! And, we did! Great mix of bay snapper for the wife, some green trout, speckled trout and red fish! It was a little cold outside…but, the bite was hot!

January 06 at 7:25pm

Made the long haul from Baton Rouge to Pointe aux Chenes, Tuesday. Met one of my uncles for what we were hoping to be a good day of putting slot reds in the boat. The day started off fast and furious chasing undersized specks under birds. Was a lot of catching, but, not much keeping. When the birds tapered off, we hit the marsh for redfish and had a hard time locating them. We ultimately pulled up behind a po-pier and fished bottom with fresh shrimp we picked up from the owners. With that, we caught a bunch of bay snapper and black drum in a variety of sizes from undersize to supersize. We managed the occasional croaker, which, ultimately ended up hooked in another part of its body and tossed back out, which never failed to result in 36 to 38 inch bull reds. We tagged the reds and released healthy, and, released healthy all of the black drum. Ultimately, brought home a handful of specks and a nice little mess of bay snapper which we love to eat. But, like everybody else, not a big fan of cleaning them!

November 24, 2021 at 10:02am

Couple friends and I made the drive from Baton Rouge over to Island Marina on Lake Catherine. We launched the boat just after sunrise and chased a few birds on Lake Catherine for small specks...with a lot of other boats. So, we changed plans and headed across a windy and rough Lake Borgne and hit Biloxi Marsh. Water was clear and moving. We thought we would see as many redfish as we did ducks on the lake. But, it didn't turn out that way. We were surprised by the specks we caught fishing the narrow ditches through the marsh. We were even more surprised by the lack of redfish. We did land two big reds in the 27' range. Tagged both and released them. We hooked another two....one broke a leader and the other spit the bait before getting it in the boat. We made a short day of it knowing we had to be back in Baton Rouge, early. We headed back to Lake Borgne in what we thought was a navigable bayou....only to find the Gulf Greens keeled up on a soft mud flat. The mud was just soft enough and that MotorGuide xi5 had just enough thrust to get us over to a gut deep enough to troll out of there. It took a lot of rocking that big boat to get her there...but, God was watching over us and we managed to avoid having to call SeaTow! Crossed an even angrier Lake Borgne back to the launch. But, the tall sides, flare and dual consoles kept us dry there and back. Not a great day of catching....but, a good day of fishing! Everything caught on plastics with and without corks. We used Vudu shrimp, Matrix/Vortex shad and Berkley PowerShrimp...all in a variety of colors trying to find what would work. They all produced about the same, though.

November 21, 2021 at 3:57pm

Hope everybody out there is doing okay. We were fortunate to not have any damage, just still without power. I know there are people out there in much worse shape than us. Keeping all of them in our prayers. On a side note, glad the Gulf Greens has extreme fuel capacity so we don’t have to wait in line for hours at the gas stations to hope we get fuel. Tapped 30 gallons out of her, today. Good luck and God speed to everybody. Here’s a few pics of my setup. Bypassed the fuel filter and used the primer bulb to prime my 12v fuel transfer pump. Pumps right around a gallon per minute. Two 60 gallon tanks in my boat. Both were full before the storm. Hopefully, we’ll get power back, soon. Still need to get down to Lafitte and see how the houseboat did. But, going to wait for things to settle down a bit.

September 01, 2021 at 8:56pm

Well, I finally had the opportunity to put the Gulf Greens in the water. Thought we were going to have a disaster before we ever left the house. Figured it was probably about time to change the batteries in my trolling motor remote control as it seemed to be acting up the last time I used it. Pulled it apart and one of the AAA batteries had leaked juice all over the printed circuit board. Cleaned it up best I could and put fresh batteries in it. Thought to myself, I better go check this out. Glad I did…because, it was not working. This was 6:30 PM the night before we are supposed to leave my house at 4:00 AM! Well, I pulled a rabbit out of a hat and managed to get my hands on a temporary replacement! So, next morning, a friend from Church and I were leaving Prairieville at 4:05 heading to Fourchon, We met and picked up one of my uncles along the way in Matthews. I was originally going to launch at the Fourchon Marina and throw a handful of croakers in the bait well for “just in case.” Well, I overshot the turnoff and made the executive decision to just launch at the public launch without any live bait. We set a course for the rock barges where we spent 20 minutes or so circling one barge not even getting a nibble throwing Vudu Shrimp, Matrix Shads, tight lining, under a cork….NOTHING! We made a move and headed west to East Timb. Must have been where the fish were out there on the submerged rock piles and obstructions….you could have walked across the guide boats out there. We slowed down and watched but didn’t see a lot of action. We pulled into the abandoned structure that used to be on the island….the island that is not there anymore…There was a guide boat there and they were catching nice size specks with live croaker on bottom. We were tight lining Matrix Shad and working Vudu Shrimp under a cork around the structure and picked up a few decent specks, half a dozen channel mullet and broke off two big reds. The guide boat called his buddies in and now there were three guide boats. So, we made the decision to pick up and continue west to West Timb area. We pulled into a nice looking washout where the water was really moving out. Water was crystal clear beautiful and no wind. We got into a mix of specks that were either just shy of size or were really nice two pounders. It was a lot of action. We picked up a couple keeper reds and a just legal black drum. The sharks were pretty brutal and ended up with a handful of trout that we were reeling in. I don’t know if I actually hooked the shark or if he just didn’t let go of my speck…but, we made two trips around the boat before breaking off…and we didn’t see any more after that. Maybe he didn’t like the way that speck fought back? We called it a day around 1:30 or so and headed back with 23 specks, the 2 reds, the one drum and that half dozen tasty channel mullet. We didn’t set the world on fire…but, it was a good day with good people!

August 08, 2021 at 8:32pm

Well, I haven't posted a good fishing story in a while....so, I think I'm overdue! We were supposed to make the trip to Delacroix before the butt-crack of dawn on Saturday morning. But, as luck would have it, I was checking tire pressures Friday evening on the boat trailer and found a nail in one of my tires. Wife clearly stated, 'We are not going anywhere with a nail in the tire!' So, I was first in line at Discount Tire on Saturday morning getting the trailer tire fixed. We made the long drive, stopping at Today's Ketch for a dozen boiled crabs and finally making it to Delacroix. Water was really low. I normally like launching at Serigne's...especially when there is a tournament going on at Sweetwater. But, the water was extremely low and I wasn't sure about how far I could back down at Serigne's with the big 24' Gaudet. So, we opted for Sweetwater. By the time we got the boat in the water, bought some live croakers (marina was out of live shrimp) and made the trip south to Black Bay, it was noon. I figured it would be okay since there was a late tide change. Tide had been on the rise all day but was still very low. It was brutally hot and not much wind. So thankful for a bimini top! We had a nice lunch which included some of those boiled crabs and then finally began fishing! Water was clear in the bay and baitfish were jumping everywhere. No 'reel' fish, though. We fished a few cuts here and there and managed a fish here and a fish there. We saw a lot of gar fish in the water and not many reds & specks. I was hoping the tide change would turn the bite around. But, it really didn't. We did manage to bring in a nice little haul of fish to bring home. Ultimately ended up with some croakers, redfish, speckled trout, green trout and hooked one of those long-tailed flounder. My wife enjoyed the day and had a good time. Our dog, Spot, enjoyed overseeing all of the activities. It was good to be out fishing; and, we all know, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of ___________ (you fill in the blank!).

June 18, 2021 at 8:45am

Spent a lot of time last Friday and Saturday photographing and videoing several doe/yearling pairs and two 1.5 year old spike bucks. Caught a short video of the two spikes sizing each other up. It was nice to finally be able to get out and see some animals....besides hogs! https://flic.kr/p/2kv1mHj <a data-flickr-embed='true' href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/191691978@N05/50867719196/in/dateposted-public/' title='MVI_5502'></a>

January 26, 2021 at 5:13pm

Thanks to Hurricane Zeta, we did more work at the camp than hunting the week leading up to Thanksgiving. But, we managed to get my 10 and 12 year old nephews out in some stands where they each got to shoot their first hogs. As 2020 would have it, we didn't have any stands back up in time for them to hunt the either sex weekend. They both got to see deer from the stands....but, they were all flat heads. I was with the older nephew when he shot his hog using my AR-10 in .308. The younger nephew was with his dad and shot his hog using a Ruger American in 6.5 Creedmoor. We got the older nephew's shot on video. The younger nephew got a 'post shot interview' from his dad which is well worth the 3 minute watch!

December 03, 2020 at 8:24am

Looking forward to the Youth Weekend! Did some preliminary scouting, Sunday! Going to be a good season, this year!

November 09, 2020 at 7:04am

Looking for comments from BayCraft owners...preferably the dual console 23 feet models. Anybody have any experience or issues with the heavier, V6 4 strokes?

Thinking about powering one with a Suzuki DF250AP V6 4 stroke that tips the scales at ~640 lbs. just worried if this is too heavy hanging off a 4 inch setback jackplate? Worried about water backing into the cockpit through the self bailing drain openings or past the scuppers becoming an issue with always having water in the cockpit while at rest.

February 02, 2019 at 11:32pm

Needing to locate somebody that will make boat windshields similar to the ones in the pictures. Dual console boats were the standard way back when. Seems like there has to be somebody that made these type windshields or has to repair them, rebuild them, etc. In the process of making a dual console and want to add windshields similar to these....not the aluminum plate type windshield frames - like on a Hankos or Scully - the extruded aluminum (or stainless?) framing material, hinged walk through, mounted on the consoles.

I know of the one place on the Westbank - Windshields by Lawrence. Any place else to check and get prices?

January 04, 2019 at 8:49am

I Googled a particular boat the other day and one of the search results came up with an expired LAS ad that had 'expired six days ago.' This was a couple of weeks ago. I've been running an ad in the classifieds trying to find the owner to see if it's still for sale with no success. So, thought I would post it here in hopes somebody knows who owns this boat and can have him/her get in touch with me as I would like to take a look at it, if it's still for sale.

I'd appreciate any help I can get. The ad claimed it was in the Baton Rouge area. SOMEBODY has to recognize this hull/motor combo! There aren't that many dual console rigs running around.....they kind of stick out! LOL

Thanks,
Blue

August 17, 2018 at 10:55pm

Give a listen to the song my daughter wrote/composed.

http://www.grammyamplifier.com/artists/submission/magic

If you like it, select the Amplify button and share it.

If she gets enough votes, she has a chance to get a music video, open up for a Grammy winning artist or get a collaboration session with a Grammy singer/songwriter.

Thanks for hitting Play!

February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm

I have had this boat for just over a year now. I don't think there is a thing I would change about the set-up! It may not be the fastest mud boat out there. But, I designed it and had it built for comfort and versatility. Looking forward to hearing more news about what Prodrive is doing with their new lower unit design and the EFI add-on kit for the B&S Vanguard power supply.

The video was taken in the Biloxi Marsh WMA area. Prop has quite a bit of wear on it. But, I am pretty much maintaining the same speeds I achieved with similar loads when it was new...except now with the prop wear, I am turning up more RPM's where when the prop was new, I maxed out around 3950'ish RPM's and was steady on the high end of 25, low end of 26 mph.

August 11, 2013 at 7:42pm

Duck season finally arrived for Mississippi! Here in the upper state, the ducks have been holding up in the Corps of Engineers lakes by the thousands! It was very easy to be selective on the birds if you wanted...or if you weren't too picky, you could easily limit out in a matter of minutes. Hope they are still here next weekend for the second split!

November 25, 2012 at 8:11pm

Well...it's a record for my pond! Previous record was 9 lbs. even. Son's friend (13 years old) landed this 10 lb. 12 oz. largemouth using a blue/black worm Carolina rigged with a small split shot. (Trick I taught him LOL) He had it weighed at the nearby 'catch-all' convenience score which had a certified scale for selling cold cuts. No doubt, an excited young man who can't wait for the fish to go...and come back...from the taxidermist!

August 06, 2012 at 9:05pm

Just had a custom aluminum center console boat built with a Prodrive surface drive motor and put it through the rigors at Grand Isle after picking it up.

The 24' sides made crossing the bays nice when the weather turned bad. The flat bottom was nice for getting through the duck ponds on falling tides. BIG reds and even BIGGER drum were holed up in the duck ponds working oyster beds. They were pretty tight lipped at times. But, easy to spot against the edges and tailing in the middle of the ponds. When they weren't tight lipped, they were hitting spinner baits. When they were tight lipped, a live cocahoe minnow usually pried their jaws open. Hardest thing about this trip was getting fish in the boat under 27'! The second hardest thing was keeping the fish from breaking me off on the oyster beds!

August 05, 2012 at 8:59am

It is always so nice to get one of these on a hook! Now living in upper MS, it is not that often we get back to South LA to enjoy the redfishing we miss so much. But when we do, we certainly make the most of it!

May 19, 2012 at 3:48pm

Them some thick slabs, Mande! Congrats and thanks for sharing.

May 09 at 3:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Wake Bait Time Again in response to a report titled: Wake Bait Time Again

That’s what my dad would call “benders.” When you put them in the ice chest, they bend! LOL

May 09 at 9:23am
A comment titled: Re: Cat fishing in response to a report titled: Cat fishing

Not a bad way to spend the day! Nice cats.

May 09 at 9:21am
A comment titled: Re: Sight casting for reds this morning in response to a report titled: Sight casting for reds this morning

Nice work, Wiz. Thanks for sharing. Hope to be out a week from today if weather cooperates and the stats align!

May 09 at 9:19am

Nice little mess of fish there, Mande. That catfish foul hooked?

March 16 at 10:49pm

Thanks….but, no thanks!

March 04 at 7:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Back out there today , trout madness in response to a report titled: Back out there today , trout madness

Thanks for posting, Wiz. Always enjoy seeing your fishing action!

March 04 at 7:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Yesterday’s Top Water Action in response to a report titled: Yesterday’s Top Water Action

Hey, Wiz. Nice catches! I take it your eyes are doing just fine!

March 04 at 7:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Predator Control in response to a report titled: Predator Control

Letumgrow…using leg holds….like the one up on the photo of the nutria. Got 3 beaver dens across the pond from us. I busted up two of them. Put a trap inside one den and two outside the other den. One of the outside traps was placed on a slide where they been coming/going off the bank. It was tripped the other day…I can see it from the house. So, go across to investigate. No hair, no nothing…just tripped. Other one was still set and that den was still opened up. Walked over to the other one, that beaver was in the trap, outside of the den, now. But, she had pulled limbs and mud all over the opening and had it all packed down good…back leg still in the trap! LOL So, I still have to go dig out the other end of my chain, one day. I didn’t reset that one, yet.

March 01 at 12:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Predator Control in response to a report titled: Predator Control

That’s hilarious! I almost spit water on my iPad looking at that double set coon! I picked up a 33 lbs. beaver in one of my sets, yesterday.

February 28 at 8:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Pond Fishing Heating Up in response to a report titled: Pond Fishing Heating Up

Hey, Wiz. Not me. I purchased this Cottonmouth couple weeks ago, on here. Guy I got it from lived in Kenner area. It’s in great condition.

February 28 at 8:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Pond Fishing Heating Up in response to a report titled: Pond Fishing Heating Up

I’ll shoot you an email through LAS.

February 24 at 7:26am
A comment titled: Re: Pond Fishing Heating Up in response to a report titled: Pond Fishing Heating Up

This is the last weekend for squirrel….and a few days during the week, next week. I was thinking about floating around either Sherburne or Maurepas, Saturday morning. They both have good fishing and a healthy squirrel population. I have a .17 Mach 2 that takes care of business with them squirrel. It has been feeling neglected, lately.

February 23 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: Re: Pond Fishing Heating Up in response to a report titled: Pond Fishing Heating Up

Mande - just picked up one of those ?new to me? Ron Chapman Cottonmouth pirogues from a fine gentleman here on LAS. I am thinking about slipping that into some waters where a might double up on slabs and bushy tails, this weekend. You and me are gonna have to go do some paddling, together! Fits just right in that GMC longbed.

February 23 at 11:50am
A comment titled: Re: Great morning for catching trout in response to a report titled: Great morning for catching trout

Good luck and Godspeed to a full recovery!

February 21 at 9:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Great morning for catching trout in response to a report titled: Great morning for catching trout

Good looking fish, Wiz. I’m definitely ready to get out and chase some fish, myself. Boat is still at the shop getting all the annual maintenance and PM work done. Thanks for sharing!

February 21 at 7:06pm

Nice looking bags and good times, I bet! Thanks for sharing!

February 14 at 10:33pm
A comment titled: Re: Predator Control in response to a report titled: Predator Control

Been trapping them nutria in our neighborhood retention ponds. They been burrowing up into the edges of the pond. Takes me back to another time in my life!

February 14 at 10:31pm
A comment titled: Re: 2021-22 Duck Season in response to a report titled: 2021-22 Duck Season

That looks like you guys had some good times! Thanks for sharing!

February 14 at 10:21pm
A comment titled: Re: First deer in response to a report titled: First deer

Congrats to your wife on a nice buck! Where did she end up hitting he buck? What ammo was she shooting? How far did it run?

February 10 at 8:33pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Look folks, new user + only wants you to communicate with them or somebody else via email = SCAMMER Report these ads so that they are taken down from LAS.

February 24 at 2:16pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Pretty much brand new, Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris CarbonLite 2.0 baitcaster in left hand. This has the 7.5:1 gear ratio. Supposed to be good for flipping and jigging. It has 10 bearings with dual braking system. Model JCT10SHLA. I won this in a raffle. Thought I would give it a try. But, I am a right handed person and just cannot get used to the left hand retrieve. Save $15 on the original price and another $10 on taxes....buy it from me for $115 cash so I can go buy a right hand retrieve! This reel is in MINT condition. Will consider trades for saltwater 3000 series spinning reels like Penn Battle III or Daiwa BG. I would even consider a BPS Carbonlite. Located in Prairieville. Call or text, nine oh one, 3 six one, 5 double oh 5. Thanks for looking and God Bless!

November 21, 2021 at 3:38pm