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Folks, I'm looking for opinions on how much to ask for my nitro. Would yall please give me how much you'd think would be a fair asking price? Here's the details: It's a 2013 nitro Z7 dual console with a mercury optimax pro xs (150hp). It has a bow mounted lowrance elite 7 and also an elite 7 w/ GPS mounted at the console. It has a 6in. jackplate, blinker trim, and a hot foot. Minn kota 70lb thrust troll motor, single axle trailer w/ disc brakes. Rod organizer in the port side rod locker. The boat has been garage kept and is lightly to moderately used (maybe 1-2 trips per month). Approx. 100-150 hours on the motor. It was bought new from BPS, and is clean and in excellent condition. Its ready to put in the water and fish. Thanks for your help guys!

September 12, 2016 at 8:37pm

I fish Bayou black fairly often, and I went again this past weekend and I saw something that i've always seen before, but it got me wondering... There are a couple of no wake zones in the bayou black area with signs that say 'bank stabalization area' or something to that extent. One is right there as you turn into coppasaw off the intercoastal and I saw another similar one this time around the turtle bayou area. Anytime i've seen someone go through there they're always running (I run through as well). So what are those signs for? Is it seriously a no wake zone or what? I've always been kinda curious about that... Anyway, a quick report from this past weekend: It was tough for us with high and muddy water. We ended up with 7 keepers fishing the drains of marsh ponds around the turtle bayou area. The floating hyacinth (sp?) was terrible! Didn't even get to my best area because I didn't wanna deal with the grass. We also got rained on for the better part of the day.

October 26, 2015 at 12:00pm

I heard from someone about a bass tournament out of bayou black sometime in November. I couldn't find any info on it online. Does anyone know anything about a Bayou black tournament in November? Thanks.

September 10, 2015 at 6:42am

We had 14 boats come out on Saturday to fish out of North Pass in Manchac. The weather stayed good all the way through weigh in, and no one ended up getting wet. We paid out top 3 places and big bass. Topping the leaderboard in 1st place was Darren Welch / Ryan Soto with 9 lbs - 5 oz anchored by a 4 lb - 9.8 oz lunker. Coming in 2nd was Paul Paille with 7 lbs - 5.4 oz. And rounding out the top 3 was Chris Galloway with 6 lbs - 14.6 oz. The team of Lewis Laurent & Fuzzy Kemp had the big bass of the tournament with a 5 lb - 8 oz beast. Others who weighed fish are:

Drake Sullivan/Ray Clemens w/ 5 lbs - 6.8 oz
Landon Schexnayder/Brent Harrel w/ 4 lbs-10.8oz
Brent Mcmillan/Jason Mcmillan w/ 4 lbs - 3.4 oz

March 23, 2015 at 6:32am

Putting together a Manchac tournament out of the North pass public launch on Saturday, March 21! The hours will be safelight to weigh-in at 3:00. This is a team tournament, although you may fish alone. Payout and entry fee will be on a per boat basis, not individual. You can have no more than 2 people in a boat. We are keeping it cheap at just $25 (cash only) per boat (includes big bass) and everything is 100% paid back. We will be paying out the top 3 places and big bass. only your best 5 bass will count towards your tournament weight with a 12 inch minimum on bass to be weighed in. Dead fish will not be weighed in. (if the gills are even barely moving the fish will be considered alive). The payout will be 1st- 40%, 2nd- 25%, 3rd- 15%, and big bass- 20%. Note: *We will round the percentages to numbers that will work with the money we have, so don't expect exact change. The percentages are just a guide* If anyone has any questions just let me know!

March 02, 2015 at 11:57am

Putting together a Manchac tournament out of the North pass public launch on Saturday, March 21! The hours will be safelight to weigh-in at 3:00. This is a team tournament, although you may fish alone. Payout and entry fee will be on a per boat basis, not individual. You can have no more than 2 people in a boat. We are keeping it cheap at just $25 (cash only) per boat (includes big bass) and everything is 100% paid back. We will be paying out the top 3 places and big bass. only your best 5 bass will count towards your tournament weight with a 12 inch minimum on bass to be weighed in. Dead fish will not be weighed in. (if the gills are even barely moving the fish will be considered alive). The payout will be 1st- 40%, 2nd- 25%, 3rd- 15%, and big bass- 20%. Note: *We will round the percentages to numbers that will work with the money we have, so don't expect exact change. The percentages are just a guide* If anyone has any questions just let me know!

March 02, 2015 at 11:51am

Made a trip to bayou black this past Saturday. We put the nitro in at Bob's and made the run straight to the brady canal and surrounding areas. We picked up a few small bass and 3 rat reds fishing the last part of the outgoing tide, but the switch came on when the tide shifted and started coming in. There were huge schools of baitfish everywhere and we were throwing silver/black lipless cranks to the sides and the middle of the canals. Finished up catching around 30-35 small bass keeping our 20 eaters. Also caught 7 reds with two keepers, a 28' bull and a 16' barely keeper. Fun trip catching those feisty little bass.

November 10, 2014 at 11:26am

Had our small club tournament last Saturday (9-13-2014) out of Manchac (North pass launch). My plan was to cross Lake M. and fish the Reserve canal and that other canal beside it with the idea that the winds coming from the North - Northeast would be pushing bait from the lake right up into those canals. I didn't realize just how strong and steady the wind was going to push, so crossing the length of Lake M. became quite the adventure! The lake was kicking with huge rollers and a chop on top of those! I knew it would be rough with the N-NE winds but man, I wasn't expecting that bad. Anyway, we get to the first canal off the south part of the lake and I start throwing my silver top-water popper and pulled in a little 10 incher on the first cast. Kept on fishing the silver popper and was getting consistent bites from small fish along a very specific 30 - 40 yard stretch. We were finally able to find 2 keepers amongst all the small fish on back to back casts. They were both small keepers. All our bites on the poppers were very unusual... They weren't exploding on the lure like you typically see with top-waters but kind of sneaking up under the bait barely grabbing it and dragging it down. I could barely see the bite! After the action there slowed a bit we decided to scratch our plan to hit the reserve canal and head back to some spots on the interstate canal (via the Ruddock canal) just to be done with the lake, which seemed to be getting even worse. I was trying to find some moving water that was coming out the woods but I couldn't find any moving water. We were only able to manage a few more small fish with a spinner bait the rest of the day.

September 17, 2014 at 10:44am

We had 16 boats come out and fish out of North pass. We paid out 4 places, and 2 places big bass. Here are the results:
Kyle & Dylan Hills - 5 fish for 15.24 lbs
Derrick Patenostro & Darren Welch - 5 fish for 9.74 lbs
Ronald Pierre & Will Mattei - 5 fish for 6.73 lbs
Alan Broadway & Todd Stein - 4 fish for 6.49 lbs
JP & Justin Bond - 5 fish for 6.38 lbs
Scott Andrews & Ricky Benitez - 5 fish for 6.04 lbs
Cody & Johnny Law - 3 fish for 4.36 lbs
Vance Law & Kevin Dorhauer - 2 fish for 1.91 lbs
Tommy Law - 1 fish for 1.65 lbs
Rodney & Jeremy Dutreix - 1 fish for 1.10 lbs

Big Bass:
Kyle & Dylan Hills - 4.99 lbs
Cody & Johnny Law - 2.46 lbs

June 23, 2014 at 9:26am

We have the next Northpass Knot-heads tournament (formerly known as Manchac tournament) set for Saturday, June 21! It is a team (per boat) tournament with either 1 or 2 people per boat. Entry is 30$ cash per boat (with 10$ of that going toward big bass payout). Everything is 100% paid back! We will launch from the Manchac public ramp (North pass) right off I-55. Launch at safe light & weigh in will be at 3. Each boat will weigh their 5 best bass. Fish must be alive and at least 12' long to weigh. The last tournament was in February and we had a great turn out of 23 boats. Hope to see ya'll there!

Payout info:
1-5 boats - winner take all
6-15 boats - 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%
16-25 boats - 1st 45%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 15%, 4th 10%
26- boats - 1st 40%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 20%, 4th 10%, 5th 5%

Big bass payout - 1st 60%, 2nd 40%

June 04, 2014 at 1:33pm

We have the next Northpass Knot-heads tournament (formerly known as Manchac tournament) set for Saturday, June 21! It is a team (per boat) tournament with either 1 or 2 people per boat. Entry is 30$ cash per boat (with 10$ of that going toward big bass payout). Everything is 100% paid back! We will launch from the Manchac public ramp (North pass) right off I-55. Launch at safe light & weigh in will be at 3. Each boat will weigh their 5 best bass. Fish must be alive and at least 12 in. long to weigh. The last tournament was in February and we had a great turn out of 23 boats. Hope to see ya'll there!

Payout info:
1-5 boats - winner take all
6-15 boats - 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%
16-25 boats - 1st 45%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 15%, 4th 10%
26- boats - 1st 40%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 20%, 4th 10%, 5th 5%

Big bass payout - 1st 60%, 2nd 40%

June 04, 2014 at 9:18am

I have a club tourney out of Jack Millers landing this Saturday (4-5-2014). I've never been here and I don't have time to pre fish before so I've been studying google maps. My question is: is it pretty safe to run the 'lower flat' location, or is it shallow/stump filled? Anything to look out for in that area as far as boat travel? Thanks in advance.

April 03, 2014 at 11:39am

We had a great turnout on Saturday with 23 boats. I had a feeling it was going to take between 10 and 12 lbs to win this tournament and it did. It took 11.59 lbs to take home 1st place and it took over 10 lbs just to crack the top 5! There was great competition out there, and it showed with a close and exciting weigh in. I had a great time putting it on, and I want to thank all you guys for coming out and making this a really fun and competitive tournament. It’s doubtful I can squeeze another in for March so be keeping an eye out for an April tournament. We paid out 6 places today and 3 places big bass. Here are the results:

1st place- Rebstock / Remo with 11.59 lbs
2nd place- Chris Galloway / Jonathon Graham with 11.22 lbs
3rd place- Laramie Hill / Carl Turner with 10.61 lbs
4th place- Chris Barrett / Kevin Schilling with 10.35 lbs
5th place- Bradley / John Spinosa with 10.09 lbs
6th place- Jonathan Byrd / PJ Lonergan with 9.54 lbs
7th place- Wade Lott / Roger May with 9.22 lbs
8th place- Jp Bond / Joe Bond with 9.03 lbs
9th place- Dylan / Mitch with 8.32 lbs
10th place- Mike Page / Roy Vicknair with 8.05 lbs
11th place- Derek / Darren with 7.95 lbs
12th place- Cody Law / Johnny Law with 6.19 lbs
13th place- Ronald Pierre / Roger Buie with 5.55 lbs
14th place- Rudy Smith with 5.30 lbs
15th place- Ross Carnko / Allan Carnko with 4.84 lbs
16th place- Jason Bayham / Deric with 3.41 lbs
17th place- Lee Kelley / Lance Cortez with 2.23 lbs
-No one else weighed any fish

Big bass results:

1st place- Rebstock / Remo with a 4.00 lbs
2nd place- Jason Bayham / Deric with 3.41 lbs
3rd place- Bradley / John Spinosa with 3.33 lbs

February 24, 2014 at 8:29am

One last post on the Manchac tournament coming up on Saturday: We've slightly changed the payout info. Still paying out everything 100%. The following is the new payout:

Tournament pot ($20 per boat):

February 19, 2014 at 10:09am

Hey guys, it's down to about a week and a half until the February tournament out of Manchac. It's on Saturday Feb. 22 and we launch out of the public launch right off the Manchac exit (I-55). It's a TEAM tournament but you may fish alone if you don't have a partner (no more than 2 people in a boat). It's only $20 per boat with $10 per boat for big bass pot (optional). Everything is 100% paid back and we pay multiple places depending on # of boats. There are no boundaries for this tournament, other than you cannot leave the boat or take the boat out the water and put in somewhere else. If you boat can get you there from the Manchac public launch then you can fish it. (as long as it's public water). We will be signing people up prior to daylight, and we'll launch at safe light. We weigh in back at the launch at 3:00. We will weigh in each boats top (5) bass and the heaviest weight will be the winner. minimum length to weigh in is 12'. I'll be handing out a 'rules' sheet at the launch for sign in if you want one. If possible, please let me know if you plan on coming. I know not everyone knows yet, but I like to have an idea of what we are looking at before hand. You can tell me on here, or email at claw@indparts.com. Thanks!

Here are payout details:

20 boats – 5th - $20, 4th - $40, 3rd - $60, 2nd - $100, 1st – remainder
Big bass pot – 2nd - $10, 1st - remainder

February 11, 2014 at 3:47pm

Hey guys, it's down to about a week and a half until the February tournament out of Manchac. It's on Saturday Feb. 22 and we launch out of the public launch right off the Manchac exit (I-55). It's a TEAM tournament but you may fish alone if you don't have a partner (no more than 2 people in a boat). It's only $20 per boat with $10 per boat for big bass pot (optional). Everything is 100% paid back and we pay multiple places depending on # of boats. There are no boundaries for this tournament, other than you cannot leave the boat or take the boat out the water and put in somewhere else. If you boat can get you there from the Manchac public launch then you can fish it. (as long as it's public water). We will be signing people up prior to daylight, and we'll launch at safe light. We weigh in back at the launch at 3:00. We will weigh in each boats top (5) bass and the heaviest weight will be the winner. minimum length to weigh in is 12'. I'll be handing out a 'rules' sheet at the launch for sign in if you want one. If possible, please let me know if you plan on coming. I know not everyone knows yet, but I like to have an idea of what we are looking at before hand. You can tell me on here, or email at claw@indparts.com. Thanks!

Here are payout details:

20 boats – 5th - $20, 4th - $40, 3rd - $60, 2nd - $100, 1st – remainder
Big bass pot – 2nd - $10, 1st - remainder

February 11, 2014 at 3:46pm

We skipped out on January, but we are having our next Manchac tournament on Saturday February 22. Same rules as the last ones- It's a team tournament (you can fish by yourself if you don't have a partner). Only $20 per boat with $10 per boat optional big bass. Still a month away but just wanted to give the heads up! I'll be posting more info/reminders as the date gets closer!

January 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Had a really good turn out today for the December Manchac tournament considering this nasty weather. Had 10 boats come out today and paid out 2 places, and 2 places big bass. Here are the results:
1st place - 5 fish for 8.88 lbs
2nd place - 5 fish for 8.53 lbs
3rd place - 5 fish for 5.94 lbs
4th place - 5 fish for 5.87 lbs
5th place - 3 fish for 3.65 lbs

big bass:
1st place - 2.60 lbs
2nd place - 2.21 lbs

December 14, 2013 at 7:12pm

Well, the last 2 month's tourneys at Manchac went well with 11 boats & 12 boats, so we are doing another one for December! The date will be Saturday December 14 (this coming Saturday) at the Manchac public launch. It is a team tournament but you can fish by yourself. (each boat is a team with 1 or 2 people). Can't have more than 2 people in a boat. It just $20 per boat and $10 per boat optional big bass with 100% payback! If possible, lemme know if you think you'll be able to fish it. Thanks!

December 11, 2013 at 10:55am

Well, the last 2 month's tourneys at Manchac went well with 11 boats & 12 boats, so we are doing another one for December! The date will be Saturday December 14 at the Manchac public launch. It is a team tournament but you can fish by yourself. (each boat is a team with 1 or 2 people). Can't have more than 2 people in a boat. It just $20 per boat and $10 per boat optional big bass with 100% payback! If possible, lemme know if you think you'll be able to fish it. Thanks!

December 05, 2013 at 11:01am
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tourney in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tourney

I'm going to try to do about 4 per year. (spring, summer, fall, winter). So I plan on doing another one sometime in late spring / early summer.

March 24, 2015 at 6:08am
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tourney in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tourney

We had 14 boats come out on Saturday to fish out of North Pass in Manchac. The weather stayed good all the way through weigh in, and no one ended up getting wet. We paid out top 3 places and big bass. Topping the leaderboard in 1st place was Darren Welch / Ryan Soto with 9 lbs - 5 oz anchored by a 4 lb - 9.8 oz lunker. Coming in 2nd was Paul Paille with 7 lbs - 5.4 oz. And rounding out the top 3 was Chris Galloway with 6 lbs - 14.6 oz. The team of Lewis Laurent & Fuzzy Kemp had the big bass of the tournament with a 5 lb - 8 oz beast. Others who weighed fish are:

Drake Sullivan/Ray Clemens w/ 5 lbs - 6.8 oz
Landon Schexnayder/Brent Harrel w/ 4 lbs-10.8oz
Brent Mcmillan/Jason Mcmillan w/ 4 lbs - 3.4 oz

March 23, 2015 at 6:41am
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tourney in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tourney

Tourney still on for tomorrow! (3-21-2014)

March 20, 2015 at 6:04pm
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tournament in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tournament

Tourney is still on for tomorrow! (3-21-2015)

March 20, 2015 at 6:03pm
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tournament in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tournament

Looks like the weather is calling for 90% chance of rain with maybe a t-storm or 2. I will keep an eye on it throughout the rest of the week. If I cancel the tourney i'll post it here sometime Friday. So please check back here sometime Friday afternoon to make sure it's still on. If it looks like it'll just be rain showers all day (with little chance of lightning) then we'll go.

March 17, 2015 at 10:02am
A comment titled: Re: first 2015 Manchac tourney in response to a report titled: first 2015 Manchac tourney

Looks like the weather is calling for 90% chance of rain with maybe a t-storm or 2. I will keep an eye on it throughout the rest of the week. If I cancel the tourney i'll post it here sometime Friday. So please check back here sometime Friday afternoon to make sure it's still on. If it looks like it'll just be rain showers all day (with little chance of lightning) then we'll go.

March 17, 2015 at 10:01am

How many places do yall think will be paid out?

January 27, 2015 at 8:17am
A comment titled: Bayou Black in response to a report titled: Bayou Black report (11-8-2014)

I love fishing Bayou Black more than any other area.

November 10, 2014 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: Spillway in response to a report titled: Spillway Report

I'll have a report out of the Belle river launch (spillway side) after this Saturday. We have our company tourney there this weekend and ill give a report on how we do.

July 09, 2014 at 11:14am
A comment titled: No apology needed in response to a report titled: June 21 Manchac Results

No need to apologize, was just making sure everyone knew that all these comments on here weren't just about the tourney I put on but also other club tourneys around the area lol. And that mine are open to anyone. It can get confusing reading all the comments which are basically referring to numerous club and series tourneys around the northshore as a whole as opposed to this specific one.

July 01, 2014 at 3:05pm
A comment titled: Clarification in response to a report titled: June 21 Manchac Results

I know that Kyle fishes in a lot of the other club tournaments in and around the Northshore, but just to clarify.. these Manchac tournaments are not club tournaments. I've given them a name 'Northpass Knot-heads' to help it stand out in the NBS (Northshore bass series). I just put these tournaments on for fun. Try to do around 5 or 6 a year all out of North pass. I don't know about all the other club tourneys that are a part of the NBS but as for this one, just know We'd like to see Kyle and anyone else who's interested continue to fish them. The livewell checks and rules apply to everyone and I see no reason for anyone to need a 'ride along'. Like I said before, all the accusations I've heard are just whispers about 'hear say' that they've heard from other people. It really is a non issue guys. Sure 15+ lbs is a monster bag for the area, however, there are no boundaries for this tourney and there is plenty of reachable water that hold really good bass (as we've seen at the weigh in). A 'rare' limit is no grounds for accusations of cheating, to me it's a good thing... it just shows that the areas around can produce very nice limits. I look forward to continuing to put these tournaments on and hope to see everyone there!

July 01, 2014 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: False accusations in response to a report titled: June 21 Manchac Results

Pintail, I believe there were only 1 or maybe 2 on here that are suspecting him of cheating, and no one has straight up accused him of it. Of the few that suspect the cheating there was mainly just mention of hear-say and what they hear from 'other anglers'. I believe most commenting on here are of the same opinion as me: We have no grounds to suspect or accuse anyone of anything. His live-wells were checked, all his fish were in line with the rules at weigh in just like everyone elses. I have heard about suspicions that other anglers have about him, but all that is meaningless. As I said earlier... Gotta give him credit, he was on em that day. They do have areas within a reasonable boat ride that hold really nice fish. Tangi, T-funky, Tickfaw all hold some good fish. I think we should let this go and let him enjoy his success without the drama surrounding it. Unless there is tangible proof / evidence, it shouldn't even be brought up. Not for these cheap, just for fun tournaments anyway. The tourneys I put on at Manchac have been pretty successful and it's growing pretty fast. I hope this doen't dissuade anyone from coming out and having some fun, and I hope Kyle continues to try to fish these tournaments.

June 30, 2014 at 3:51pm
A comment titled: Tournament in response to a report titled: June 21 Manchac Results

Bassmaster I agree with you. I say give him credit and the benefit of the doubt until factually proven otherwise. But I think you're referring to a different tournament where you saw 3 people weigh dead fish. I put on the tournaments out of Manchac and there were no dead fish weighed in. Most everyones fish was very active besides kyles and maybe 1 more.. But the gills were still moving so they were able to be weighed.

June 30, 2014 at 10:42am
A comment titled: Tournament in response to a report titled: June 21 Manchac Results

I do agree that 15+ pounds is extremely out of the ordinary for that area. I would expect the 9 lbs range to win most every time this time of year over there. It's a pretty small, cheap tournament and like someone said.. it is mostly ran on the honor system. I check the live-wells and the fish have to be alive (gills moving / not stiff) to weigh in. That's really all I can do to assure fairness. The rest is up to us fishermen to just be honest. That's one of the reasons I try to keep the money and payout low. I don't wanna accuse anyone of anything so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt until there is factual proof / evidence of cheating or fish stashing or anything else. I really hope he's just good / lucky and not sacrificing his integrity over a few bucks. Anyway, in my eyes right now he's got to be 'innocent until proven guilty'. Oh, and there are no limits to where you fish as long as you can get there in your boat from the Manchac launch. Although, it would've been difficult to go too far as the lakes were pretty rough if I can remember right.

June 30, 2014 at 8:08am
A comment titled: This saturday in response to a report titled: Northpass Knot-heads tournament

Does anyone plan on coming out to fish this the tourney this Saturday?

June 16, 2014 at 8:56am
A comment titled: Email in response to a report titled: Jack Miller's Landing

Thanks for the info a.c.man, and JB, I didn't get an email.

April 04, 2014 at 9:36am
A comment titled: Manchac tourney in response to a report titled: February Manchac tournament

Yes the tourney is still on.

February 19, 2014 at 7:57am
A comment titled: live fish in response to a report titled: February Manchac Tourney

Yes. you can only weigh live fish.

February 14, 2014 at 9:45am
A comment titled: payback in response to a report titled: Kayak tournament out of henderson Louisiana

Payback is 80%. So where does the other 20% go?

February 10, 2014 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: Launch in response to a report titled: February Manchac tournament

We use the big public launch right there off the Manchac exit (off I-55). it's right between the North bound and South bound lanes of I-55. We take off at safe light (so it's best to get there a little bit before to sign in and pay and stuff) and we weigh in back at the launch at 3:00 p.m.

February 10, 2014 at 8:54am
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