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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 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
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

You need to clarify your definition of 'navigable waterways.' Just because you can get your boat into it does not make it a navigable waterway in Louisiana.....nor in Texas for that matter. If an oil company....say Continental Land & Fur or Louisiana Land & Exploration....or Miami Corporation.....pick any of the major land holders that are involved in this battle.....decides to cut a canal into that marshland for the purpose of oil exploration and/or production...and say that canal starts at a navigable waterway....like, the ICW....does that mean you now have the right to traverse that canal as though it is public? I'll be more specific....the canal known as the Turtle Bayou Pipeline....between the ICW and Bayou Penchant....that canal was dug by the oil company. The ICW is navigable water. Bayou Penchant is navigable water. Turtle Bayou Pipeline is not. Nor are the canals dug off of TBP to provide the drilling company access to drilling sites/locations. Good luck in TN. Not that there is near the water up there to navigate. But, when the MS River backwaters start flooding farmer\'s fields that are being leased to deer/duck hunters.....just because you can get a surface drive into those fields....are you trespassing on that farmer's land?? A very good analogy. I've lived in North MS and worked in TN....that's why I ask.

March 10 at 2:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

First....landowners are not required to post 'no trespassing' signs on their property. It is upon the individual to know whether or not he is on private or public property. 'I've fished this canal for 25 years' is not research to determine if the canal is private or public. Secondly....what is really driving landowners to prohibit people on their property is frivolous lawsuits. So, if you want to blame somebody for the state that we are currently in....blame lawyers. And, who makes up the majority of Louisiana Legislatures? Lawyers. They will protect their own as long as they are in control. So, we will likely never see any sort of tort reform in this state. And, before you spout off about the state having laws to protect landowners from recreational use liability....that is simply not the case. There are too many instances of payouts where landowners were not given the protections under LA RS 9:2791 and 9:2795....those are the revised statutes that are supposed to give 'immunity' to the landowner when Joe Public wants to cash in on 'my fault insurance.' Lastly....If I'm a lease holder paying really good money to a landowner so that I have access to property to hunt....let's use duck hunting for an example...let's face it...most of the property in question is leased to duck hunters...is it okay for some jackleg to come running through my leased duck ponds, cruising through the eroded marsh with his surface drive....because there is water that he can traverse that was once legitimate marsh? Now, you're the lease holder....what do you do? You complain to the overseer about some jackleg fishing in your duck pond, scaring ducks off with his loud exhaust or just the simple presence of being there. If you're the lease holder and some jackleg breaks into your camp and steals stuff from you, what do you do? You complain to the overseer. The overseer's response to these and other problems is simple. If you're not a lease holder, you have no business being there. And to those saying 'put up a gate.' You should look up the current laws restricting that action. Otherwise, I'm sure there would be a lot more gates out there. Pre 1980's....people respected other people's property. People understood, 'I can only fish this canal. I cannot go trolling up this mudboat ditch and into that duck pond to go fishing.' Landowners and fishermen got along great. Then, I'm guessing the fishermen began to get greedy....'If I can only get back there. I bet the bass are held up and waiting on me to catch them.' Then, one person does it....so, it's okay for another person to do it...because...'he was doing it.' Pre 1980's....people were also accountable for their own ineptness. There were no frivolous lawsuits where landowners had to payout millions because some guy was riding down the canal at night, with no lights....the canal dug by the landowner....and the boat driver strikes an object....such as a pylon or well head...that the landowner owned. So, now the landowner has to pay for 'your fault insurance.' And....the irony of it all....guess who is able to afford paying the outrageous, skyrocketing prices for leasing that land....you guessed it....attorneys!

March 10 at 8:48am
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

So....@martys has more land that that to go fish....but, is fishing there, instead....and complains calling the landowner/overseer a d-bag at the end of the video when he gets caught in the canal with signs stating it is posted and private property, no trespassing?? And, if @martys is not going to complain about other people being on his property to fish....where is this property so we can all go fish it?

February 23 at 11:06am
A comment titled: Re: Fish kill. in response to a report titled: Fish kill.

The South Texas trout were generally pretty bountiful on the Laguna Madre flats, Aransas Bay (Rockport area) and their estuaries.....shallow water with relatively hard sandy bottoms.....that obviously does not have much room for temperature variations from surface to seabed so that they could escape the cold temps. Sad for them....they already had a pretty restrictive limit compared to Louisiana....but, that area also produced some monster trout when I lived down there back in the 80's and 90's.

February 19 at 4:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunting season summary in response to a report titled: Hunting season summary

Lots of nice looking 3.5-4.5 year olds in your herd. Good looking stuff. Should be some shooters in that bunch within the next couple of years.

February 19 at 10:41am
A comment titled: Re: Guns and Ammo in response to a report titled: Guns and Ammo

Just saw an ad on LAS for some .308 ammo for $50/box. What a joke....shame on whoever is selling at this price....even more shame to the person that buys it! I don't know everybody else's situation...but, one good thing is hunting season is over....so, demand for hunting cartridges may be a little less until October'ish. Hopefully, by then, manufacturers will have caught up and will have ample rounds available until the next election cycle. I'm glad I have what I would consider enough ammo for all my weapons....and I don't have to go out and shoot off a bunch of rounds to impress anybody.

February 17 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: Re: Guns and Ammo in response to a report titled: Guns and Ammo

I still see guns in stores. I still see limited ammo at certain stores. But, I also see douchebags walking out with the max amount of ammo the store will allow....and they are probably turning around and trying to sell it on LAS for a profit....at least judging from the prices listed in the classifieds vs what I saw at Cabelas this weekend. I hope these people get stuck with the ammo and eventually have to sell it for what they paid or take a loss on it! I think the industry will eventually catch up to demand. But, what I fear is that they will jack up their prices to match inflated after-market prices we are seeing by these jacklegs.

February 17 at 2:08pm

I woke up Sunday morning @ 5:00 A.M., stepped outside the houseboat to check the water temperature and depth, saw the fog and could not see the canal bank from the houseboat. Felt the warm air temperature and swatted a mosquito. Made the immediate decision that I had another week of primitive weapons season to shoot a deer and went back to sleep!

January 26 at 5:07pm

Dollar to a donut....Continental Land & Fur.

January 26 at 5:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Pecan island limits in response to a report titled: Pecan island limits

Looks to be a mallard drake in eclipse plumage.

January 11 at 12:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Merry Christmas in response to a report titled: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas LAS folks! 🎄 🎁

December 25, 2020 at 5:26pm

I pounded them tracks, today, too. Yes! That water was BEAUTIFUL!! Just wasn’t moving hardly at all. Ended up with one of them green trout from below Hwy 90 marsh. Talked to a pair of guys picking up their boat at the launch...two guys had one fish between them. Saw them out on the tracks, too. Can’t say how impressed I was with the water color and clarity. Fished the rocks on the south shore for a little bit...could see bottom in 5-6’ of water.

December 23, 2020 at 5:52pm

Hope you guys did better than me!

December 23, 2020 at 1:56pm

On a side note, I’ve never fished north of Highway 90 on that end.

December 22, 2020 at 5:35pm

I’m thinking about heading out that way, myself...Wednesday morning. Keep an eye out for the big Gaudet Aluminum Boats dual console with the 300 Suzuki.

December 22, 2020 at 5:24pm
A comment titled: Re: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous in response to a report titled: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous

Is that the 21’ hull you got? In my opinion, the 23’ was by far, one of the best riding hulls out there. Friend has one that wife and I borrowed and we were sold. Even offered to buy it from him after we used it. But, he wasn’t ready to sell. Tried looking for used ones and ran into a guy that gave me the phone number to Amos Starkey. Called him up and he said he would build me one. Waited for about a year and a half and finally gave up on them. Could have bought my friend’s boat...but, we were too far apart on where we thought the price should have been. So, ended up with a used 24’ Gaudet Aluminum dual console.

December 20, 2020 at 8:48pm
A comment titled: Re: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous in response to a report titled: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous

No. It’s not. Gave up trying to have the Brothers Starkey build me one. Got the “I’ll give you a call in three weeks” (without ever getting the call) one too many times....This was after over a year of being promised a build. Ended up buying a used Gaudet Aluminum Boats dual console. If you’re looking for a used 23’ BayCraft dual console, I know somebody that I think still has it for sale.

December 16, 2020 at 10:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Tight-Lining vs Carolina Rigging in response to a report titled: Tight-Lining vs Carolina Rigging

If I’m using plastics, I’m tight lining and bouncing off bottom in the type of location you’re talking about. If I have a dead or live bait.....like you....not very often....it will be Carolina rigged with a 1/2 ounce egg weight and 12-16 inches of 30 lb fluoro or mono leader on a barrel swivel. But, even my plastics are tied with a barrel swivel and 30 lb leader. If the reds have a case of lock jaw.... a little dead shrimp teaser on the hook of that plastic usually helps out. And when that doesn’t work.....Mr. cocahoe minnow never fails.

December 16, 2020 at 10:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Springfield saint victor 5.56 in response to a report titled: Springfield saint victor 5.56

Bgaudet - that looks like a pistol brace...not an adjustable stock. I could be wrong...If it were an adjustable stock and the barrel less than 16', then it falls under short barrel rifle classification....which is an NFA item....which, if you were buying or selling, would require you to have the tax stamp to own it.

December 02, 2020 at 11:15am
A comment titled: Re: HOGZILLA in response to a report titled: HOGZILLA

They are a big problem at our place in the marsh.

December 02, 2020 at 10:42am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Duck season is over and now is the time for you to get your beach body on!! You do not need that longtail anymore....you need a bicycle!! If you are into high end road bicycles, you know the name Orbea! This is not a mass produced Trek or Specialized bicycle. This is an Orbea Orca carbon fiber, 54cm frame with SRAM Force components and Rolf Vigor wheelset. This bike has been meticulously maintained and has very few miles as I have not been riding in quite some time. In 2018, I put new rim tape, tubes, tires, handlebar tape and chain with the expectation I would get back to riding it. But, that just did not happen. May have 10 miles total since 2018. It sits in a spare bedroom waiting to be ridden. This bike is in MINT, like new condition with the only sign of wear being on the Selle Italia saddle lettering. If you're looking and have any interest....you know what these are worth, new. I know I will never get the money back that I have in this bike. Originally was wanting to trade for a flat bottom boat. But, found a boat so now, want to sell bike for $2000 to pay for the boat. Will prefer a trade for a 27 HP or higher Backwater or Go-Devil Longtail. Throwing in the trade for thermal scope, also. I am in the Prairieville/Gonzales area. Call or text only... nine oh one, 3 six one, five double oh five. DO NOT EMAIL ME.....call or text only. I WILL NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS. Thanks for looking.

September 21, 2020 at 9:21am