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I'm trying to find the hogs in PRWMA. At first I went on the Northern section off ole Hwy 11 and saw nothing but deer tracks. Then I want to the extreme Southern end of the WMA off Hwy 90 and found a ton of hog tracks but the brush is just too tall to hunt in. Hogs would hear me coming from 50 yards away and the brush is so thick visibility is 10 feet. My girlfriend talked to some duck hunters while I was loading the boat who said, 'Man, there are hogs all around our duck hunt ponds -- you can see them on the shore', but she forgot where they were talking about (ugh!). She said it maybe started with an 'R'. I've been to PRWMA 7-8 times now and have only taken one 55# hoglet. Any specific advise would be greatly appreciated. Trying to find a location where I can bring my 14 yr old boys hogging and get them into hunting.

December 03, 2014 at 1:42pm

I've never owned a boat before and I think now is the time. I could really use some veteran advise on what kind of boat to get and possibly where to get one at a good deal. I'm heading to the N.O. Boat Show Feb 3-4 but need some education (and possibly leads on a good deal) first.

I have twin 11 year old boys. We would do some freshwater fishing but I really want to fish reds, drum, trout, etc. in the Rigolets, Dularge, etc. We would also wind up sporting on it later I presume (skiing, tubing, etc.) on the Rivers.

I'm not looking for anything fancy at all - plain, roomy, inexpensive and reliable is what I'm looking for. Probably a center console. A few extras like trailer, cover, trolling motor, cajun anchor, fish finder, radio are also desired.

Since I don't need anything fancy, I'm thinking a used boat would be best, but if buying new is necessary for reliability then I'll go that route.

Thanks MUCH for your advise and opinions!!

--Brian

January 05, 2012 at 10:41am
A comment titled: Narrowing it down in response to a report titled: Expert opinions needed -- new boat buyer

My Highlander can only tow 2000 pounds, so I think that narrows down my options a bit.

I'm not going to buy new because I need to find a better deal and my money tree doesn't have any leaves on it. I'll go to the N.O. Boat Show, but probably not to buy. Shopping/buying on LAS.com is top on the list right now.

It seems a 17'-19' used bay boat under $10k is what I'm looking for. Primarily used for fishing with 3+ people.

My biggest problem is that I don't understand much of the language in LAS' classified's ads to determine overall value. I've fished all my life (mostly freshwater from the shore) and am clueless about boats. Still have a lot to learn. If you have any other suggestions or comments I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks again,
Brian

January 05, 2012 at 3:23pm
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