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Have a small diesel tractor in need of some engine work. Any suggestions as to who to call in the Prairieville area?

July 25, 2010 at 12:06pm

To BP Leadership: Oil Exploration 101 - Never, never, never be willing to compromise your last line of defense.

May 25, 2010 at 12:03pm

Folks - This is why I'm mad at BP and why every law-abiding taxpaying citizen of our United States should be also. In my opinion BP has exhibited a history of undue risk taking and ignorance of State and Federal safety and environmental regulations causing extreme environmental issues and most unfortunately way too many lives lost. Take the time to research BP's Texas City explosion, BP's largest ever North Slope pipeline leaks in Alaska, and now the Gulf oil spill. In each of these needless and easily preventable incidents BP seems to have one common thread. A willingness to put profits ahead of safety and the environment. Take the time to do your own research - the more you know the madder you'll get - I promise.

May 24, 2010 at 6:04pm

Anyone have any recent reports from upper Barataria Bay / Hackberry Bay area. Have a son coming in from Colorado next week and looking for a decent trip. Thanks guys.

May 13, 2010 at 7:25pm

I'm currently looking at purchasing a new scope. Have done a good bit of research and am leaning towards a Zeiss Conquest - 3X9X50. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that has used Zeiss scopes as to their experiences and opinions. Thanks guys.

February 12, 2010 at 9:06am

Andy - Appreciate the report on the proposed WMA regulations but the list seems to stop about halfway through the Sherburne details.

February 05, 2010 at 1:48pm

Trying to leave on vacation in the morning and am having a problem with my camper brakes. When I turn my truck lights on the camper brakes lock up. Turn the truck lights off and evrything returns to normal. Any help would be very much appreciated. Truck is a 2007 Tundra. No previous problems of this nature.

Thank you!

October 02, 2009 at 8:34pm

Many thanks to the folks at Boats Unlimited in Baton Rouge. It's great to deal with folks who stand behind their products and go out of their way to make things right. I had an issue with my trolling motor mount - they got right on it. No waiting....well it did take all of 35 minutes! After all the issues you hear with folks struggling to get good service (after the deal is done) it's nice to get treated right.

September 09, 2009 at 5:39pm

First time to check the camera this year.

August 19, 2009 at 8:15pm

Would anyone know if it is legal to pull an eight foot bait trawl with a lifetime hunting/fishing license or would I need a special license? Appreciate any help with this.

August 10, 2009 at 9:48am

Can anyone suggest a place in Venice area to hook up an RV for a few days? Thanks.

July 15, 2009 at 7:53am

Any reports from the South Shore area? Have a small window on Saturday morning and want to make the best of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

May 05, 2009 at 11:02pm

Just got my latest Louisiana Sportsman and took a minute to read Dave Moreland's article on the Area 6 deer season. With our second rut just wrapping up now he makes a really good point of how little of the rut we typically get to hunt. Please take a minute and read the article. We can get this changed if we're willing to make a little noise.

Thanks,
Boug23

February 24, 2009 at 7:36pm

Would appreciate any duck reports from the Salvador area. Want to try one more time and curious as to what's going on. Thanks,Boug23

January 07, 2009 at 7:16pm

Just put the first camera out a week ago. Had this youngster and a few does. Have both cameras out now and looking forward to Friday's check. Was somewhat surprised to see a deer in velvet in Early October.

October 07, 2008 at 9:33pm

Guys - Any reports on Salvador teal situation. Planning a mission on Thursday and wondering just how slow it's been. Thanks.

September 23, 2008 at 9:06pm

Any reports on Salvador teal? Looking to head that way this coming Thursday.

Thanks,
Boug

September 20, 2008 at 11:19pm

Any reports/advice on Lafitte? Headed down Friday and would greatly appreciate some pointers.

Thanks,
Boug23

May 21, 2008 at 10:25pm

A few nice pics from last week.

November 04, 2007 at 6:03pm

Ok guys - one more time. This one just showed up and he seems to be nice. Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

October 27, 2007 at 10:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Toledo Bend Sac a Lait in response to a report titled: Toledo Bend Sac a Lait

Rarely see the Bend that calm this time of year!

December 09, 2022 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Late Morning Duck Hunt Report in response to a report titled: Late Morning Duck Hunt Report

Awesome hunt. That dog looks special!

November 26, 2022 at 7:14am
A comment titled: Re: Squirrels in response to a report titled: Squirrels

Sounds odd. Seems to be a good crop of squirrels this year. What kind of mast crop do you have in your woods?

November 05, 2022 at 6:14am
A comment titled: Re: Scouting for deer SE Louisiana in response to a report titled: Scouting for deer SE Louisiana

Looks like you have a decent buck rubbing your cypress trees. Good luck. Are you running any cameras in that area?

November 02, 2022 at 7:30am

If you hunt or fish out of state most would realize what a bargain we have. When was our last license increase? Look up starting salaries for agents and biologists here in Louisiana. The people I have worked with in LDWF are incredibly dedicated. Folks, the budget crunch is very real.

May 10, 2021 at 8:01am
A comment titled: Re: Big mouth billy bass in response to a report titled: Big mouth billy bass

Congratulations! That's an incredible fish. Might I ask on which Grand Bayou since there are a handful? Thanks and congratulations again.

March 05, 2021 at 6:42am
A comment titled: Re: Ya` Gotta Love Twins in response to a report titled: Ya` Gotta Love Twins

Excellent habitat. Great pic. Hard work pays off.

August 03, 2020 at 8:06pm

LETUMGROW, That's one of the best representations of TSI that I have ever seen. Thank you!

June 22, 2020 at 6:48am
A comment titled: Re: HIP certification in response to a report titled: HIP certification

Steelsprayer, you are correct. Going forward we will have to get our HIP certification online vs. at a retailer. The reason seems to be that retailers very seldom asked the bag survey questions from the previous year making the data false and unusable.\r\nIn a sense this is our fault also. When they wouldn\'t ask and we went along. So, what the USFWS got was data that was vastly inaccurate. Retailers weren\'t accountable and for the most part neither were we.\r\nWe can all do better.

June 05, 2020 at 6:47am
A comment titled: Re: Ole Miss.at it again...... in response to a report titled: Ole Miss.at it again......

At some point people will begin to realize that we can't dredge our way out of this yearly issue no more than one can cure constipation by enlarging ones rectum. The problem needs to be understood from a much broader perspective.

April 01, 2020 at 9:00am
A comment titled: Re: Tide Magazine 2020 in response to a report titled: Tide Magazine 2020

I'm not a biologist but up until 15 years ago I did do a good bit of trawling. Inside waters not out. I was always amazed by the number of juvenile flounders that ended up in the picking box when I dumped the tail. I'm not qualified to offer more than an opinion but I don't see purse seines as being detrimental to flounders. Other species quite likely but bottom dwellers no. However, let's not lose sight of the BP debacle from blowout to 'clean-up'. There is a lot we don't understand and the longterm effects will likely have negative impacts that give cause to worry. BTW - our 'pro-business' US Senators and Representatives are currently rolling back deepwater drilling safety rules that were put in place after the BP incident. That's a fact.

March 07, 2020 at 7:03am
A comment titled: Re: Bass n Sacs in the lake ??? in response to a report titled: Bass n Sacs in the lake ???

Ianco1, yours is the voice of reason. I admire that. We can call it climate change or just fifteen years of bad luck but this run of historic rainfall in the entire Mississippi river watershed has significantly changed our environment. Wether it's temporary or longterm, the effect has changed our coastal fisheries. This year may well be a repeat of last with ground moisture levels up north again at near record levels. In the coming days the Pearl river will crest at near record levels. The first week of March will have the Mississippi at 16.5 in New Orleans. Who knows how the rest of year will play out but I doubt we'll be catching specks in Pass Manchac or worrying about a salt water wedge endangering water supplies in communities south of New Orleans.

February 21, 2020 at 7:17am
A comment titled: Re: Duck Season 2019-2020 Recap in response to a report titled: Duck Season 2019-2020 Recap

Yep Mande, my guess is that the reason you didn't see Mike in BB is that he has an almost impossible job trying to manage the surface drive issue and permanent blind challenge on Delta NWR. From what I can see Mike does a hell of a job engaging with legal sportsmen and utilizing their eyes for the benefit of all. I'm not accusing anyone on this post of hunting DNWR illegally! Just commenting on the issue that exists and the job that Mike does.

February 19, 2020 at 8:14am

Teddy, Take a ride down down to the Dennis Pass/Cadro Pass area and see where that dredge material from the Head of Passes dredge is going. I know you're upset but there is a lot of very good work going on. A combination of diversions and dredge fill utilization. Is it enough? No, but it's a hell of a lot more than under our previous governor and his administration. Hopefully soon we can look forward to a diversion into the Maurepas Swamp complex that was announced this week by our current Governor and others. It's not a perfect world but let's give credit where credit is due. We're battling problems that we created and mother nature is not on our side.

February 15, 2020 at 12:38pm

Guy's, I believe the river is constantly being dredged. Just ride from Venice to Southwest Pass and take a look. It never stops from what I see. The Corps control the dredging not the Governor. If you want a few scapegoats look at climate change and the continuing reclamation of the entire Mississippi River watershed. Farmers want more land, floodplains make great farmland, levee them off and let me grow corn, soybeans and cotton. So... more rainfall due to climate change, less floodplain acreage to absorb and spread out rising waters and the result is a 16 foot river level every year in New Orleans. It's a very complex issue. We can curse Mardi Gras Pass but that's how South Louisiana was built. By the way - We're (the Corps) now going to dredge the river to 50 feet vs. 45 (just announced). Bigger ships will come upriver than ever before. The one constant we will have to embrace - The volume of fresh water we have to manage will continue to escalate. We can gripe or we can adjust.

February 15, 2020 at 7:27am

Teddy/BigJim - With all due respect, let's not forget that it is dredging that brought us to this predicament in the first place. It is/was called the MRGO. The biggest shipping boondoggle of our lifetimes. Find a time-lapse of the East side from 1960 to the present and witness 40 years of devastation to the ecosystem. As for the West side, do the same for the Barataria ecosystem. From Buras to Myrtle Grove it is virtually gone. Yes, both recreational and commercial fisherman (crabs, oysters, shrimp) will have to readjust but in the end we'll do just that and we all will be better off for it.

February 14, 2020 at 7:13am
A comment titled: Re: Deer feed in response to a report titled: Deer feed

Should have mentioned that I use the soybeans in a gravity feeder. Also, I have been staying away from rice bran as it pulls in the hogs. If the hogs move on I'll go back to putting down some rice bran.

December 22, 2019 at 10:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Deer feed in response to a report titled: Deer feed

Well, there is not much that hogs won't eat but corn is like a bone-in ribeye. Add coons and bears to that list. I use soybeans. They just seem to be lower on the list of desirables for hogs, coons and bears. This is especially true if you have neighbors feeding corn! Let them pull in the undesirables. The only negative point is that you will pay more for soybeans.

December 22, 2019 at 7:48am
A comment titled: Re: What gun to buy? in response to a report titled: What gun to buy?

Take a look at the Franchi's. I have one and would love to upgrade to a newer model!

March 23, 2019 at 7:41pm

Sailfish,
I hope the information in subsequent posts has helped with the information you were looking for. Personally I track river stages on a daily basis @ https://www.weather.gov. Once there you can find Ohio and Lower Mississippi River Stages. It is updated daily around midday and gives a five day snapshot along with a 28 day river level projection. They are also now showing a 28 day experimental projection based upon the mean statistical error for this date over the last several years. You can also access information on all flood control structures, spillways, dams, etc. along with CFS volumes and projections for literally every river in the entire Mississippi river watershed.

And just to be clear, you started with the politics and media slant. I stayed middle of the road. I happen to believe in our system of government. It's not perfect but it's a hell of a lot better than most. I'll stop there because this doesn't need to be a pissing contest. I truly hope you have the information you were looking for.

February 23, 2019 at 9:27am
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