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.
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!!