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Just saw a report about President Trump rolling back Obama-era waterway protection stuff. Will that change any of the access issues we have here?

December 11, 2018 at 11:52am

Wow....criminals are getting ballsy. They are now advertising in the classifieds that we can buy fake passports, driver's licenses, divorce papers and other 'official' paperwork.....

Dev's of this site still see no need to put restrictions huh?

January 25, 2018 at 8:31am

Am I understanding the Importation Ban correctly? Is it now illegal to bring a deer head into the state? If I kill a deer in Mississippi and I want it mounted, I have to find a taxidermist in Mississippi? Or any other state for that matter??

March 30, 2017 at 9:34pm

Can anyone recommend a good outfitter in Alabama? Me, my dad and my brother are wanting to go next season and would like some advice. We can only go in January, so that rules out the Midwest. We don't want Texas. We are looking to keep the cost around $2000 each.
We are looking hard at Tatum Creek. Does anyone have ay experience with them?
Or is there a good place in Arkansas or Mississippi. We will only have 3 days, so that rules out a DIY hunt.

Thanks

November 02, 2015 at 5:09pm

Can anyone tell me if the Red River being high is putting water into Lake Larto?

Thanks

May 30, 2015 at 6:38am

Can anyone recommend a Toledo Bend Guide Service for sacalait? I am looking for a July trip, if that is even possible.

Thanks

May 27, 2015 at 5:02pm

Anyone know how the Saints are doing???? Are they going to win The Super Bowl this year? I bet this is their year, oh, wait.....

Sorry, just couldn't resist.

September 15, 2014 at 9:20am

I know that Saline/Larto has been drained to repair the weir, but can anyone tell me the progress? Me and some others plan a yearly trip up there in October/November and I would like to know if we should cancel this year's trip.

Thanks

September 09, 2014 at 2:53pm

Is there any way an Administrator can delete the accounts for fewgwegff, gewgwdasaaeg and ydebbie71? They seem to be the main ones posting scams in the classified sections. I lost count at how many I just removed and I am sure that in just a few hours, they will all be posted right back. If their account is deleted, won't that help? At least for several hours until they create a different bogus account?

August 08, 2014 at 7:29am

Tony, Andy or anyone else that makes decisions. Is there anyway a moderator can delete an entire account/profile? I just deleted several posts from LORDKB. He/she was trying to sale synthetic marijuana, medical marijuana, pills and other drugs. Deleting those posts are easy but who can delete him permanently? Thanks

June 14, 2014 at 6:00pm

Capt Paul - or anyone else with an opinion

I am not sure if you can say one way or the other but I was hoping you can point me in a specific direction. I am about to purchase a GPS/Sonar unit for my console and a sonar unit for the front of my boat. I am looking at the Humminbird 859ci HD (front) and Humminbird 678c HD (bow). I also am looking at the Lowrance Elite 7x HDI (bow) and Lowrance Elite 5 HDI (bow).

Any opinions on which is better? I fish freshwater and fish mainly Spillway/Verret but do go to other lakes/oxbows all over the state.

Thnaks for the help.

February 28, 2014 at 1:15pm

I usually don't post stuff like this but feel the need to so someone else doesn't make the same mistake.
If any of you in the Prairieville/Gonzales area need small engine work, DO NOT GO TO IKE'S FIX IT SHOP on HWY 73 just south of HWY 42.
My generator was leaking oil from where the engine shaft goes into the generator itself. Easy fix, no big deal. I spoke with Ike and he even confirmed that is what it was. I dropped the generator off to them in June, telling them I was in no rush to get it back unless a storm was in the Gulf. I noticed that in the mechanic yard there were hundreds if not thousands of generators, lawnmowers, weedeaters and all kinds of other stuff. When I dropped it off, I had to leave a $50 deposit. The girl that did the paperwork told they were backed up and for me to call the first week of August to check on it. I called like she said and was told they were about to get to it and to call back in September. September's phone call resulted in being told to call in October.
I tend to be too nice to people when it comes to things like this and I didn't need it so I let it go.
I got a call from the shop last week and was told that it was ready and that my total (after deducting my $50 deposit) was $394!!!!!!!! Just to replace a gasket!!!! The generator, brand new is $619. So, after keeping it for 6 months, they charge me almost the price of a new generator to replace a gasket that takes less then an hour to replace (that is the 2nd time it has been replaced).
After complaining to a few buddies, all of them told me I should have known that would happen as that is the reputation they have. I wish I would have researched places first.
Hopefully my screw-up will help someone not make the same mistake.

December 04, 2013 at 5:21pm

Just wanted to send a Thank You to a/the LSM Moderator(s).

Nuff Said

October 04, 2013 at 7:33am

I'm hearing that Larto is extremely low right now. Is this accurate? Is it too low to launch? Is it low just because of the lack of rain or did the weir fail again? Going up there in 3 weeks and was just wondering if I need to plan to fish Black River or another oxbow up there. Thanks.

September 19, 2013 at 7:31am

Little help please. I just found out the transom on my boat is rotten. Sucks because I just dropped some $$$$ replacing carpet, seats, wet sanding the gelcoat and replacing all of my plumbing. Question is, do any of you know what I'm looking at spending to replace all of the wood? It's an 18 foot boat and I want ALL of the wood gone and replaced with glass. I know I can't get a quote but was looking for a ballpark figure. $3000? $5000? $5000+??? This boat is already 17 years old and I need to decide if it's worth fixing or should I just scrap it??

Thanks
Jeremy

August 15, 2013 at 5:42pm

Want to take off half a day to catch some fish? Easy solution...invite your boss! Took my boss this afternoon and within 5 minutes of making the first cast, he sets the hook on what he thinks is a good fish. Turns out, it was 2 on the same crankbait! We ended the day at 5:30 with 12. Could've stayed til dark and easily finished our limit but like an idiot, I drained my livewells in favor of fresher water and forgot to refill it with fresher water. All fish died fairly qiuckly and I did not want them to spoil so we headed to the house. Not bad for 3 hours! Hot as Hades though!!

August 02, 2013 at 10:59am

Is anyone else having problems with the back button? This is the only website where the back arrow doesn't work. I click the arrow and nothing happens.

July 24, 2013 at 10:50am

I'm wanting to book a trout trip for my dad this fall, late October through November. I'm wanting to keep it close to BR so we can do it all in one day. Any suggestions? Dularge? Hopedale? Shell Beach? Not interested in Lake P.
Thanks

July 17, 2013 at 8:11pm

Anyone know where I can get some catalpa worms? The guy that was advertising here is no longer here and the only places online that are selling them want 2 legs, a hand and my first born son for shipping charges.

June 11, 2013 at 7:38am

GEEZ! So now we have to put up with POS scammers in the forum too?????

May 30, 2013 at 5:40am

Patternmaster Black Cloud. Or any of their other extended long range chokes. A little expensive but they are so worth the added cost.

June 28 at 7:42am
A comment titled: Re: First time boater in response to a report titled: First time boater

fish - finder ----- good idea. I just assumed the OP knew how to drive a boat. If he does not, that should be the 1st thing done before trying to catch fish. Driving a boat is surely not like driving a car.

June 14 at 1:48pm
A comment titled: Re: First time boater in response to a report titled: First time boater

Put in under I-10 in Butte la Rose. Once you launch take the 1st left or the 1st right. Drop your trolling motor wherever you feel like it and start fishing. It really is that easy. I am not promising you will catch a truckload but if you have worms/crickets or are a decent bass fisherman, you will get bit enough to have a good day.

June 12 at 1:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Sportsman TV in response to a report titled: Sportsman TV

Agreed, it is very refreshing to see a local outdoor show that is not just a host paying a guide to catch redfish under a popping cork!\r\nHackney is extremely entertaining and the show is very informative.

May 01 at 11:46am
A comment titled: Re: Big Trout Limits in response to a report titled: Big Trout Limits

I'd let you keep all those trout and take all the pompano!! Impressive.

April 01 at 3:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Stephensville/ Chicot Fishing in response to a report titled: Stephensville/ Chicot Fishing

Water is extremely high. No wake zone within 500 yards of any camp.

March 26 at 2:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Verret in response to a report titled: Lake Verret

By boat? Or vehicle? It is very easy if you look at a map. Almost a straight shot...kinda. But, it is still all no wake within 500 yards of any camp and there are A BUNCH of camps in that run. Safe bet to say if you follow the law, it will take at least an hour by boat, maybe more.

March 15 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Awesome Day on the water in response to a report titled: Awesome Day on Lake DesAllemands

Thank you for releasing them

February 27 at 9:00am
A comment titled: Re: Another Private Canal in response to a report titled: Another Private Canal

bluewing - do you know how many hunting clubs are in the Basin? It is all some sort of club or someone's property, or state land. Boats are always running up and down the canals during hunting season. I don't see Hog Island Hunting Club gating off Indigo Bayou or Williams Canal. Neither does Crackerhead Hunting Club gate off Crackerhead in Lake Verret. If I-10 runs through my hunting lease, by your assessment, I should be able to gate off I-10, right?

February 01 at 10:49am
A comment titled: Re: Hammer 8pt!! in response to a report titled: Hammer 8pt!!

Is that one of the Busbice guys?

January 31 at 11:14am
A comment titled: Re: Panther Proof? in response to a report titled: Panther Proof?

If there were as many cougars around here as everyone claims to have seen....there would be one behind every tree! Everyone and his momma has seen a cougar. From northwest LA to southeast LA, people claim to have seen at least 1. Funny how everyone has seen 1 but nobody has a picture of one. I would tend to believe that at least 80% of the hunting population has at least 1 trail camera and yet, still not a single picture can be produced....aside from the same old 4-5 pics that have been making the rounds in the last 15 years.
There may be 1 or 2 on occasion, but there is no way there are as many as people claim to have seen.

January 28 at 2:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Another Private Canal in response to a report titled: Another Private Canal

Politicians and judges will continue to side with these so-called 'land owners' as long as the same politicians and judges are given keys to the 'private property'.....

January 24 at 7:52am
A comment titled: Re: Lake verret bass report in response to a report titled: Lake verret bass report

Either that or fish are full of eggs and will be easier to catch in the next month or 2. So people will want to take advantage of other people's knowledge so they can go fill the freezer. Not that this is what the OP is intending. When will people realize that if they go and figure it out for themselves, it will be much more satisfying? If money is an object and someone does not want to risk spending hard earned cash for no results....seafood markets have all the results one can buy, guaranteed!

January 04 at 9:12am
A comment titled: Re: Lake verret bass report in response to a report titled: Lake verret bass report

Water is high. Just go and figure it out.

January 04 at 8:50am
A comment titled: Re: Water Issue in response to a report titled: Water Issue

Thanks bing. I guess I can always hope?

December 11, 2018 at 12:35pm
A comment titled: Re: 15 year old harvested 11 point brute in response to a report titled: 15 year old harvested 11 point brute

I removed Web Foot Slayer's post due to the profanity he used.

November 28, 2018 at 11:00am

joebuck - why should anyone tell you where the fish are biting? Before I go further I will say that I have both asked for help and given help. But, why should someone help? It is good to help others, absolutely. But helping others, especially when it comes to fishing, usually gets you screwed. Too many people these days wait to be told when and where the fish are biting instead of figuring it out for themselves. If you don't believe me, wait for Joe Macaluso's report to come out in the Thursday Advocate. Then, go to where the report says the fish are biting and look at all of the people fishing off of a report. Look at conditions. Look at river levels. Look at the particular time of year and make an educated guess at where your best options are. If you are concerned about how much money it will cost to trailer your boat to a destination and come home with nothing for the freezer, may I suggest going to your local seafood market and purchasing your fish from there. It will help stimulate your local economy and it will surely guarantee you have food for your family. And, it will cost you MUCH less than actually trying to catch them on your own.
The last time I helped a 'buddy', it really backfired. I had been on fish and this buddy asked me to take him. I took him and we hammered the fish. I go back the following weekend to find this same 'buddy' in his boat and 2 of his friends in their own boats sitting on the same spot raping it.
Too many people want handouts. Too many people correlate the success of their trip with filet poundage. Too many people think the only way to have a good time and make a trip worth going is to put fish on the table.
Conversely, if you look at the coloration of the fish, it should give you a good idea of where those fish were caught.
One last thing, catching fish that somebody else is catching is extremely difficult to do. Especially in this area of the state. Conditions change daily. The bite changes daily. I started having much more success when I started keeping a log of all my trips. I make note of the corresponding river stage (whether it is falling or rising), the weather, time of year and any other variable I can think of. This keeps me from having a busted trip.....sometimes lol.
Good luck. Catch fish. But above all, just go fishing!

October 19, 2018 at 8:32am

Because he doesn't want everybody and their momma running all over the area trying to catch fish. At the very least, he doesn't want a bunch of people emailing him trying to get the info 'privately'.

October 18, 2018 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Beach Trout in response to a report titled: Beach Trout

I am no trout expert but from my experience, you are about 1 month too late. You may still catch plenty of trout but you will have to weed through a ton of small trout just to find a keeper or two.
Again, I am no professional. I am sure there are people that still catch good size and numbers right now but from my experience, it is too late.
Either way, good luck to you.

August 07, 2018 at 11:39am

Seems everybody wants to look at the post but not comment. Let me be the first to say what everyone else is thinking.
I see why you take your wife/girlfriend fishing. How many boats followed you around all day?

Jokes aside, you obviously have a ton of patience.

July 17, 2018 at 10:49am
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