This morning I had the opportunity to try out the new boat blind with some good friends. Mitchell and Shannon Prokasy enjoyed the Youth/Veterans duck hunt and finished their limit by 6:45 am. 9 teal, 1 mottled duck and 2 pintails filled the ducks strap. I still have a couple of weekend and weekday openings so let me know if interested in making a hunt this season. Come on down for a Delacroix Duck Hunt with Fannyâs Family Guide Service. Scott Dennis 504-442-0290
This morning I had the opportunity to take Shannon Prokasy and his son Mitchell out on a youth duck hunt in the Delacroix marsh. We had a quick hunt thanks to MitchellÃ¢â¬â¢s good shooting. He had his limit by 6:25 witch consisted of 2 Greys, 2 Redheads, 1 Mottled Duck, 1 Scaup, and a bonus Hooded Merganser. I was s actually surprised with the hunt results. I have not been seeing many ducks the last few weeks but they were moving in today and continued to try to decoy as we finished the hunt. After the hunt, Shannon, Mitchell, brother Errol Dennis, Paw-Paw and I got to work relocating, bracing, anchoring, and brushing more blinds. We have 5 ready to go for opening morning and will finish a few more after next weekendÃ¢â¬â¢s hunts. A big thank you to Shannon and Mitchell for their help today, we could not have done it without them. The Season is shaping up to be a good one. Blinds are ready but will continually be touched up throughout the season. Let me know if you want to book a hunt! I have a few openings still available for both splits. Scott Dennis Delacroix Duck Hunts FFGS 504-442-0290
My buddy Jimmy, Paw-Paw, and myself each had a group aboard on Sundays Gator hunt in Delacroix. Combined we pulled in 11 gators with 2 over 10ft , a couple at 9ft, and most of the other at least 8ft. The age of our hunter ranged from a 5 year old on his first gator experience, to an 80 year old veteran still getting after it. It was a great day on the water sharing lots of family fun and creating lifelong memories. We also saw a decent number of teal flying around this weekend. Hoping this teal season will be a good one. I very limited room for some hunters if interested in getting in on some action. Stay safe out there this weekend!
Looks like we are going back to 2 zones for duck seasons 2021-2025.
We spent the weekend chasing gators in the Delacroix marsh the past couple days. We did see a few nice flocks of teal. Along with a pair of wood ducks and plenty tree ducks, we saw teal in flocks of 30, 15, 8, 6, 4, and also a few singles. Hopping for more migrations in the next two weeks leading to the teal opening on 9/12. Bye the way, we removed 5 gators from the population ranging in size from just under 8ft. to over 10ft.
Six years ago I met my future hunting buddies Ben and Kelly through this Louisiana SportsmanÃ¢â¬â¢s website. A simple post about trading guided duck hunts for a new hunting puppy led to a close friendship that was unfortunately cut way too short yesterday. Sadly, Ben did not survive a single car accident on a routine day doing routine things. BenÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ÅRoutineÃ¢â¬Â was all about EVERYONE ELSE and never about HIMSELF. After our original weekend hunting together in Delacroix with his wife and a few of his self trained started hunting dogs, we became good friends. By the following season, he moved a trailer to our property and became a fixture at our duck camp. Over the past six years he has not only hunted with us every weekend but was the person that helped with everything around the camp. Wether it was clearing the lot, installing the stove, fixing the water lines after a hard freeze, rewiring the breaker box and electrical lines, fixing and tuning up boat motors, he would drop everything and take care of all the problems that seem to pop up at a camp. He never wanted to impose an inconvenience on others but would jump at the chance to make it easier for everyone else. He, along with Kelly, also trained all of our hunting dogs. I will mostly miss his presence around the camp. His constant smile and positivity made camp life just that more relaxing and enjoyable. Ben and I were usually the first to arrive at camp on Friday and that last to leave on Sunday. Ben always made sure our stock of firewood would never run low for the constant campfires where we spent so much time together reliving the past hunts and planning our next journey. It will not be the same without him around. It will be impossible to ever light another fire at the Island without thinking of Ben, and each fire in future years will be a tribute to him. Just like many others, Ben has left his Mark and Legacy as a member of our Duck Hunting Family.
I always keep the last weekend of the season open to take my dad. Today we had a good hunt killing all greys. It wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t burn up your barrel fast but we had good action throughout the morning. Patience was important this morning and you had to stay on the call until you shot. Some people will tell you less calling is best late in the season but today if you were quiet they would land short or drift away outside the decoys. As long as you sound like a duck and read the ducks and what they respond to your calling should not cause the ducks to flare. One more day to give them all we got. Good luck to all and stay safe on the water.
Well guys, the end of the coastal zone duck season is quickly approaching. Sunday at sunset will end a season that was filled with mixed results. I can not complain about the beginning and middle of my season however that past couple of hunts have slowed down a bit. There are still a few ducks around and we will get after them as hard this last weekend as we did on opening weekend back in early November. Looks like another warm week ahead with highs in mid to upper 70Ã¢â¬â¢s. Not exactly January duck weather. Good luck to all for the remainder of the season and stay safe on the water!
The second split has pick up right where the first ended for me. Friday?s scouting trip was promising as I saw more duck than were present the whole first split. My clients decided to pass on Saturday?s hunt due to the weather and I couldn?t blame them. I decided to sleep in myself. Today, Sunday, regulars Danny and Nick got in some pretty good shooting. We killed 16 including 9 Dogris with the remaining 7 being a mix of teal, greys and mottled. I have a few openings between Christmas and New Years. Good luck to all the rest of the season.
I had pretty good hunts this weekend. I reported earlier about my successful Hunt/Scout trip Saturday and today had a really good shoot with new friends who purchased my hunt at the New Orleans DU banquet. Oscar and West had a nice hunt with me this morning. We were able to bag a full limit of Greys, Bluebills, Redheads and Buffelhead. The shoot was pretty consistent throughout the morning and it was nice to share the blind with guys who have the same passion for ducks that I do. The NW winds and front did not blow through as hard as I hoped for but there was enough change in weather to move the ducks around in our area even with the lack of hunters and fishermen out this morning. I have openings for next weekend,(last weekend of the first split) and a few spots for the second split as well. Let me know if interested in a hunt or just want to find out more about our Delacroix Duck Hunts. Good luck to all the rest of the season! Scott FFGS 504-442-0290
Did not have any clients this morning so a buddy and I took the opportunity to try another area of our property. I have a blind I started to build a few weeks before the beginning of the season that was never finished. I wanted to finish the blind and also see if there were any ducks in that area. We brushed the blind as the morning progressed and also killed 5 greys, 1 mottled duck and 3 spoons. Not a bad for basically a scouting hunt. Good luck to all hunting the front in the morning.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Paw-PawÃ¢â¬â¢s Pirogues and FannyÃ¢â¬â¢s Family Guide Service. Hope you all have a great day and please stay Safe on the water this weekend!!.
Our area of Delacroix has produced limits of divers and a few teal, greys, and mottled ducks this weekend. It may not be what we would ideally hope for this time of the year but we are taking what the good lord has provided. Family and customers have enjoyed the shooting opportunities as we continue to move along through the season. Still building more new blinds to give my hunters the best chance possible of that memorable hunt. I still have some opening if interested in making a hunt. Good luck to all and stay safe on the water
I did not book any hunts for opening weekend to allow myself to take my dad. I can?t count how many hunts we have made together but it will never be enough. We ended with mostly teal, a Mottled duck and redheads for the morning. My cousins killed another two man limit of all teal and one grey. The reports I heard from other Delacroix hunters were mixed. Spent the afternoon building another blind to increase our options throughout the season. Now we are just sitting by a fire watching LSU dominate. My dad and I are getting after them again in the morning. If interested in making a hunt this season let me know. I still have some weekend and weekday availability. Good luck to all and stay safe on the water. Scott 504-442-0290 Delacroix Duck Hunts FFGS
I had the opportunity to take two youths out for a hunt on Sunday of the Youth Weekend. Mitchell and Blake finished the morning with 8 Teal and each added their first ever Mottled duck to the strap. We had pretty good action throughout the morning also spotting a few greys, some redheads and a couple large flocks of divers. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s enjoyable to hunt with the future of our great pastime. These boys cherish the whole process of the hunt, from preparation to processing the ducks into food. The marsh and feed situation looks great and we would hold ducks all season as they continue to migrate with the cold fronts and shorter days ahead. If you are interested in getting in on the action this season I still have some weekend and weekday openings. As we approach the regular season opener this Saturday, good luck to all and please stay safe on the water. Scott Delacroix Duck Hunts FFGS 504-442-0290
Just wanted to share my experience the last two weekends. Have been try to build a few more blinds to get ready for duck season. Got most of a floor down last Saturday and planned to finish it last Sunday. The tide came up about 1 1/2 ft overnight and that didn?t allow us to finish the floor and anchor it to the marsh. Went back this morning and the tide was still way too high. It has been high all week. Much of the grass that was covering the ponds is now piled up in the marsh along the shoreline. I have included a pic of the grass before the high tide. A lot of this is seasonal die off but I am hoping that we have not lost too much of the SAV. I will post another live next week when the tide gets a little lower. I did see some migrating ducks. Saw a few nice flocks of green wings and a couple flocks of pintail. All flocks were 10-15 ducks. Also raised some singles and pairs of teal along with a few mottled ducks. Hoping the tide permits me to finish the blinds the next two weekends as youth weekend is only 3 weeks away. Good luck to all as we are getting close!
Sunday I had the pleasure of helping good friends and family with a memorable gator hunt in the Delacroix marsh. Emery, Mitchell, and Jourdan all took there first gators on this trip. We had lots of excitement bringing 5 gators back to the dock that were between 8 and 11 ft. Emery jumped right in with the guys and was not afraid to get her hands dirty and really experience the hunt. It is very rewarding to help create the memories of their first gator hunt and share the adrenaline rush of seeing the enormous size of these gators as they break the surface of the water for the first time. We were able to put a small dent in the huge gator population that is growing year to year in Delacroix. Please leave your hunting dogs at home during teal season. There are big gators everywhere, even if you donÃ¢â¬â¢t ever see them.
Does anyone have any first hand experience owning, driving, or riding in a boat powered by a Boss Hoss 75? I have a family member looking towards a possible purchase. Any shared experience is appreciated. Thanks!
I went down to the Delacroix today. Actually saw 15 teal (one flock of 10, group of 3, and a pair) along with plenty mottled ducks and tree ducks. Seeing those fist migrating teal of the season got me excited! Soon will be time to make and brush blinds. Grass looks good also!
Looking for any Tips/advice/recommendations for frogging on the northshore. I live in the Madisonville area and looking to try something new while I have my duck boat at home. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a 18x60 CC gatortail. Thanks In advance for any information to help me get started.
Hope to get on some wake bait reds myself after the duck hunts this season Mandi. will follow the Wizzards post for suggestions if my tactics are not working.
Thanks Mandi, we did get pretty tore up from the Hurricane. We lost the roof and some rafters on the boat shed. The land, especially closer inside has lost a lot of area. Our blinds we all messed up and it took a major effort to put them back together, move back to where they were, or just completely rebuild from scratch. Was glad to see the ducks showing up this weekend, I was very nervous about the season since I have not seen ANY ducks the last month. Looking forward to spending opening morning in the blind with my dad!
Awesome job all around there bud! Memories will last forever.
Yep, disappointed that the cool front looks to be fizzling out. Will still be giving the teal and gators all I can dish out.
It should be happening right now. This full moon and next weeks front should give us something to shoot at on the 12th. Fingers crossed!!!!
I hope we get more down with the full moon migration and fronts. Last year there were a good amount of teal on our Delacroix property 3 weeks before the season. They disappeared by the time the season came around. Will be back at the gators and blind brushing next weekend and will send another report.
Just got a new motor put on my duck boat so have not been riding the Delacroix mash as much as usual. There are always a few down by this time. Plan to bring my boat down to the island this weekend coming and will be scouting for both teal and gator season. Will let you know what I see.
Nice trip Mande. I may try my luck on either Tchefuncte, Lacombe or Bonfuca a time or two before I bring my boat down to Delacroix for Gator hunting in two weeks. Getting busy with work now and finding the time is becoming difficult. May have more time in the evenings than the mornings. Even if not as productive itÃ¢â¬â¢s always nice to be on the water. Thanks for the reports!
The limit on any duck species not specifically mentioned in the regulations is 6, if you were to kill just that one species. Just like teal and gadwalls, the total limit is 6. I have never eaten one but I hear they are tasty!
It would be nice to have them included in the limit during teal season. IÃ¢â¬â¢m pretty sure Larry R. said the main concern is the fact that it will increase the illegal/accidental taking of Mottled ducks. Apparently there are lots of hunters who canÃ¢â¬â¢t tell the difference between a teal and a mottled duck or just donÃ¢â¬â¢t care and shoot them anyway. Looking forward to the upcoming seasons. Time to start building blinds!!!
Thanks again for the kind words. We all have memories of hunting and fishing buddies that are no longer with us. Ben and Kelly trained all of our hunting dogs and every retrieve of a fallen duck in future seasons will be made in honor of his contributions to our hunting club.
Thanks guys. I k ow some have talked about relationships that were created by connections made through these reports. I have made some good friends through this site but Ben was really a special guy. He was like family to everyone. Just another example of how quick things can be takes away from enjoy. Enjoy and cherish every day you get to spend with family and friends on the water, in the marsh, or in the woods. Those times are the best!
Good deal there and great job dad! I?m 53 and still remember special trips like that when I was their age. Making memories one fish at a time!!
Hey Bud, I love to see those beautiful pintails. Is the limit just one in Texas also?
The end of this season is hitting me hard. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s the time of year when I know my Ã¢â¬ÅrealÃ¢â¬Â job will keep me busy and out of the marsh except for a Sunday trip now and then. I still need to commit a weekend to going to remove some blind materials so they wonÃ¢â¬â¢t float away with any high tides, and haul my 10 dozen decoys back home for off season storage. Also need to get my boat home and transition it from a duck boat to a fishing machine. Good luck to those who still get to hunt ducks. I may try to get in a few hog hunts, and maybe get after the deer with a bow hunt or two. Also have a big rabbit hunt planned once deer season is over. All of these will be an exciting time outdoors but nothing compares to duck hunting and taking out others to enjoy our shared passion. Good luck to those venturing out and as alway, stay safe on the water.
I woke up this morning with withdrawal symptoms as yet another duck season has come and gone. I had a good season overall compared to many I keep in touch with. We killed more grey ducks during the second split than the first. I took some effort to stay on the few ducks that were around in our area of Delacroix. I thought I was ready at the beginning of the season but built 2 new blinds and fixed more setups to give my groups the best chance at what ducks were in the area. I rotated through all of my decoys to change spreads depending on what area I was hunting and what species and numbers were in that specific area when scouting the day before each hunt. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how much the changes in decoy setups helped in the long run but I do know the extra effort did not hurt out chances. The new proposed dates for next season have been released and we are again looking forward to a 60 day season and 6 duck limit. My regular hunters are already booking and reserving their dates and now the excitement and expectations of ducks over the decoys begins to simmer as we await yet another opening Morning. Good luck to those who can still get after them!
CanÃ¢â¬â¢t believe it was too hot for a fire on the dock on the last night of the season. Still enjoyed some fresh fried catfish and our first crawfish boil of the season. Everyone stay safe as we get after the ducks one last time in the morning.
Good job Wizard, you keep on catching them. I want to try to catch a few trout in the afternoons after my duck hunts in Delacroix but the weather has not cooperated that last couple of opportunities that I had. I did purchase few of the hard plastic lures you have been using and I am eager to try them out. Keep up the post!
Sounds like a fun time. Good luck the rest of the season!
Pile EmÃ¢â¬â¢ up Dredger! The entire state seems to be hit or miss this year. Your area has been a Hit! Good luck the rest of the season.