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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 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 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


August 17, 2018 at 10:55pm

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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'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

Or, you could be the guy paying anywhere from $2500 to $10,000 a year to have a private lease to hunt and fish..... ......only to have somebody ignore the posted signs and trespass onto the leased property. But, there’s still plenty of public hunting and fishing opportunities in LA. I still take advantage of just as much public ground/water as I do private.

May 21 at 8:24pm
A comment titled: Re: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous in response to a report titled: BayCraft Owners - Current or Previous

How about any BayCraft center console owners?? Again...particularly the 23 footers...How well did/do your self bailing drains work with the V6 four strokes?

February 11 at 7:47am
A comment titled: Re: Where to Find Windshields in response to a report titled: Where to Find Windshields

Yeah....I have talked to Lawrence, already. Just looking for somebody to have a price comparison with.

January 04 at 2:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Where to Find Windshields in response to a report titled: Where to Find Windshields

Thanks. I just went to TaylorMade's website and sent them an email to see if they could make what I need. Everything on ebay looks to be for a 'particular' boat. Definitely needing something custom built.

January 04 at 2:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Colorado DIY elk hunt in response to a report titled: Colorado DIY elk hunt

Did a DIY in Idaho back in the late '90's. Hunted National Forest land. Spent 8 days up there. Rented a 22' bumper pull travel trailer from a place in Nampa, ID. Pulled it up into Boise National Forest and parked it at one of their 'camp sites.' We set up a cook tent, had a generator to power the travel trailer. Good time for sure....but, would just as soon pay an outfitter next time! LOL

December 27, 2018 at 10:03am
A comment titled: Re: Not good news in response to a report titled: Not good news

Anybody have updates to this story? Surprised LAS didn't cover it better.

November 14, 2018 at 5:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Looking for a Boat in response to a report titled: Looking for a Boat

Well, guess this was a unicorn!

August 23, 2018 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Looking for a Boat in response to a report titled: Looking for a Boat

Nearly 1500 views so far and nobody recognizes this rig! LOL

Y'all keep looking at it....somebody has to recognize it sooner or later!

August 20, 2018 at 8:21am
A comment titled: Re: No teal yet in response to a report titled: No teal yet

Water falling in Henderson North Flats has seed heads and feed everywhere. Birds are thick! Be some great blast and cast this weekend!

September 10, 2015 at 10:30am

The teal are thick as Mosquitos in the Henderson North Flats! Gonna be over with in five minutes come sun-up Saturday morning. I'm going to plan on sleeping in Sunday morning and catch the 7:30 shoot-out after everybody else leaves....not to mention, that's about the time that cool front supposed to pass through!

September 09, 2015 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Proud of my Daughter in response to a report titled: Proud of my Daughter

Just keeping it out there for everybody. Got about 30 hours left to vote and revoke every hour!

February 19, 2015 at 8:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Proud of my Daughter in response to a report titled: Proud of my Daughter

Bump for the late night crew!

February 18, 2015 at 11:13pm
A comment titled: That's Him in response to a report titled: Unknown Fish - Lake Fausse


October 15, 2014 at 9:31am
A comment titled: I'll Say it Slowly in response to a report titled: Where to Public Hunt Teal

If it's on the dubya dubya dubya, it has to be true.

I've been seeing teal flocked up by the hundreds down in the WMA between Leeville and Grand Isle. That's where the birds are holding. Been redfishing out there every day for the past week and a half. Almost hooked a teal with a spinner bait yesterday morning.

Whatever you do, don't go down there and waste your time. No birds, no fish. Nothing but commarants and hard heads.

September 11, 2014 at 8:14pm
A comment titled: You Busted Now, Jimmy in response to a report titled: Where to Public Hunt Teal

See ya at the Pearl on Saturday, Jimmy!


September 11, 2014 at 6:55pm
A comment titled: Stolen? LOL in response to a report titled: Found Deer Head

Stolen from the back of the truck? LOL

Nice of you to seek him out and I'm glad the kid got the rack back. But, my guess would be it was probably propped up somewhere in the back of the truck for the whole world to see as he was driving home...just didn't do a great job of securing them.

December 04, 2013 at 9:58pm
A comment titled: Coleman Extreme - Academy Edition in response to a report titled: ice chest

Academy has (used to have) an 'exclusive' version of the Coleman Extreme which is what I use for blast and cast mornings with my surface drive. This particular one has the wheels on one side with the large tote handle on the other. With the wheels, tote handle and what they call 'camo', it can only be purchased at Academy.

November 30, 2013 at 10:45am
A comment titled: Limit out on Fin & Feather in response to a report titled: Henderson Swamp

I read on another website that you could have a great blast and cast on North Flats. Ducks, bass & crappie.

November 27, 2013 at 10:31am
A comment titled: K-9 in response to a report titled: not quite sure! Pig? Deer? Other?

It's canine. Tail is there. It's just a blur, though because the trail camera snapped a shot while it was wagging it's tail. Lenses on these cameras are a little slow for the low-light conditions and anything moving quickly will be a blur.

October 22, 2013 at 8:37pm
A comment titled: Last Year from Natchitoches in response to a report titled: Coyote or Hyena???

This was what my daughter caught on her trail cam last year. Two pictures...the second one is just cropped image of the first one.

August 15, 2013 at 9:36pm
Boutte, LA

Looking to buy a used 10 x 36 jon boat. Not looking for a riveted hull. Only interested in welded, whether it's an Alweld, Weldcraft or some other brand - not interested in a riveted boat. Looking for something with papers, no leaks and in decent shape that the kids can use to putt around on a pond. I'd consider a 12 foot boat if the price is right. But, really prefer a 10 footer. Something light, easy to handle and cheap.....and no rivets. Looking in the Baton Rouge/Ascension Parish area. Call or text nine oh one, 3 six one, 5 double oh 5. Thanks.

April 25 at 10:28am