After what seemed like a long hiatus, CST finally showed a Louisiana Sportsman TV show. The show was a good one and a very welcome one. The local television shows about hunting and fishing in Louisana has dropped off significantly in recent years. This new show was a much welcomed blessing.
Our group takes special needs folks on fishing trips throughout the State. I have an opportunity to take some people fishing in Tensas Parish. Neither the participates not the families pay anything for this events. We have been offered an opportunity to hold an event at Formosa Lake. I personally have never heard of the Lake and did some online research and still know very little.
Before we commit our resources to the event, as opposed to somewhere else. Could anyone provide information to me about this lake?
Thanks for any help!
Today, I was traveling home and heard Capt. George Ricks on WWL radio. He literally is a joke.
Everyone knows of his lies and threats regarding diversion, which all proved to be false, but today he actually stated he would prefer to save his fishing spots over the lives of south Louisiana residents.
We suffer as a whole (rec. fishing community) when clowns like this try to represent the recreational fishing commumity.
I work half the year in Washington D.C., and have friends who work there the entire year. I just was informed his comments have already reached Washington and are being used against the bill which would allow State waters to extend to nine miles as opposed to three miles with regards to snapper fishing.
Thanks again, Capt. for your many lies.
Caveat: Today, George, you told Garland that there was never, ever land created by diversions, I suggest you look into the Wax Lake Outlet project.
I and several other long time friends are fishing in north Mississippi on a private lake this weekend. We have a gentlemen's bet (and many cash side bets) who will catch the biggest and most bass. I am a perch jerking and salt water guy and no nothing about bass fishing.
Rules: I can only use one bait/lure all weekend and it cannot be live.
If you were in my shoes, what bait would you use?
Thanks to all who respond.
Trailer Inspection Tags...I know this subject has been discussed before, but this is a warning, not a comment in favor or against the law. Agents were in full force at Bayou Black marina (Gibson) writing citations for no inspection stickers on boat trailers.
Money must be tight in Baton Rouge!
I truly believe, everyone should cease buying a hunting and fishing license for one year. It would certainly be a sacrifice, but would surely get the attention of the state budget office. Then maybe, just maybe, we could be treated like citizens and not red headed step-children.
CST, Saturday morning. Times seem to be different each week. I caught the show at 11:00 a.m.
Someone is butt hurt because some of the tourney events were in Fouchon as oppose to all of them being in Leeville.
The lady who runs the Facebook account, is the self-appointed queen of Leeville. She has a very large ego, and believes only what she says or does is the right thing for Leeville. Her past actions almost stopped the new launch from being built. If it is not her decision then it is the wrong decision.
Guys like Capt. Bob have done more for Leeville than Queen Leeville every dreamed about doing.
fishhunt1234....Please excuse motormouth, I mean motorboat. He is a jerk, with a much inflated ego, without cause. He is one reason people no longer post on this site.
South Terrebonne has some of the State's most helpful Captains, like Miller and Dupont. Follow their ideas and you should be just find.
In response to lanco....I apologize for missing the intent of your post. It just amazes me how Dr. Spot, Otis and Rics and their three or four disciples say some anything, true or false to promote their crazy idea.
Nevertheless, I am sorry!
I agree rh, a very dumb statement. Apparently he has drank too much of the spiked Kool-Aid made by the three stooges (Capt. Rics, Dr. Spot, and Mike 'Do not called me Otis from Mayberry' Lane.
Lanco, your point is clearly proved wrong by the Wax Lake Outlet.
To HuntR...Check your email. Also thanks for all the information.
tuff....you may want to seek professional counseling.
Capt. Tommy, thanks for the report.
I clearly see why some of the pro's have limited or just stopped making posts.
Greed, ego and envy by bitter old men have ruin this site.
Coby is correct. I have a special needs child. You can drive a golf cart onto beach and unload passenger/gear and park cart near you or drive back over the levee. You MUST have a State Id for the handicapp person(s). I am not talking about the blue parking decal you hang from your rearview mirror. I am talking about the Id that is issued to special needs individuals through DMV.
To the good Admiral....Please forgive Bozo he was drunk, and his two friends seem to be in hiding after their fraudulent exposure!
As you say, CHEERS! (Pun intended)
With all due respect, there is no way I will believe you caught those fish near a diversion. I have heard from very reliable people (Moe, Larry, and Curly), well Moe claimed to be a captain, and Larry claimed to be an expert, and heck, Curly was just drunk, that all plant life, water life, and bird life, will cease to exist within 1,000 square miles of any fresh water diversion.
BTW ~ Great catch and thanks for sharing! We caught some in Bayou Black (70 Mile Canal), more numbers than size, prior to the weather system that moved through earlier in week.
In response to fishing intuition......The same stooge also claimed to be a coastal erosion expert to such a degree that his Mississippi employer was forced to made a public state he was not.
In response to lanco......I am sure there are a few more than three who drank the kool-aid, which considering who was serving the kool-aid, it had to be spiked. However, ever legit coastal erosion/conservation group agreed that diversions work. If the drunk kool-aid drinkers still refuse to believe the facts, then they should make a trip to the Wax Lake Outlet.
There really was only three jokers would opposed diversions. Their opposition was not factual based but done for very selfish reasons through physical threats, lies and false claims. Dr. Spot, Capt Rics, and Mike 'Do Not call me Otis from Mayberry' Lane. Their lies, threats and false claims of expertise cost the taxpayers several thousand dollars, a backlash in Washington, a rebuke in Baton Rouge and a six month delay in implementation of various Master Plan Programs.
Blood and Guts.....Your facts on correct, and thanks for posting the information.
Dr. Spot...It amazes me that you post such information. Only a few weeks ago, you partner, Rics was blasting officials for opening the spillway. He stated on public radio that it would be better to let people flood than to displace fishing in his area for a short time.
I work many days a year on Washington D.C. You buddy made his comment about 2:00 p.m. and by 6:00 p.m. those comments were used in Washington in an attempt to kill Garrett's bill.
It was obvious from your diversion stance and mistatements about your 'expertise', that you will say whatever comes to your mind, truth or fiction. But I never thought you would be such a hypocrite.
Fowl, you hit the nail on its head. But I also think Rics has started to drink too much of the spiked kool-aid and is beginning to believe his own many lies.
What is sad is that we finally have Graves pushing for a permanament nine mile marker on snapper fishing, he has support from all the Congressional members in the Gulf states, and within 1 hour of Rics misleading and selfish speech the opposition in Congress is using his statements to opposed the Graves' bill.
What I do not understand is why neither of the two captains have not joined into this thread to give their side of the story. Makes me believe that the OP is 'in the right' here.
Beast...your argument has a big problem. You admit you 'heard' something. You are just like Dr. Spot, with no first hand information.
I and many of my landowner friends seek no pleasure in getting citations issued to trespassers. But it becomes a liability issue, a trash issue, a security issue, etc.
I trust the justice system less than anyone on this site, but I can assure you, if you provee you are on a public waterway, you will not be prosecuted.
Dr. Spot....again you lack any facts. Many public records request were sent to the town of Golden Meadow and it ws proven over and over that your facts are wrong, not in a fourm on a website, but several judicial distrct courts.
Further, I hope you are not suggesting Golden Meadow has formed a lobby group to kill a bill in committe. That would be even more bazarre than your diversion arguments.
I guess in Mississippi, you teach that it is okay to break the law, because that is what you are stating in your comments.
If you travel over the speed limit it is a crime. If you trespass on private property it is a crime.
Where is the respect.
Dr Spot...That is some fine required reading at your out of state college campus. Again, you failed to fact check your very own articles of supposed 'truth'.
Dr. Spot, you really should read the entire articles you site in support of your positions, as opposed to just the headlines.
The first article was an attempt to change a state law, but no facts existed as to Golden Meadow being a speed trap so it failed in committee. The second link was an open forum with people that admitted they broke the law but thought it unfair they received a citation.
Just like your so-called diversion expertise, you failed again to produce even the slightess support for your position that it is fine to break the speed limit while driving.
To the question of batteries and other items on private property. I, like others, own property that is not only accessible by water, but also land. It is not really a pleasure to see old tires, washer machines, batteries, peelings from seafood boils, beer cans, old freezers, broken ice chest, deer carcasses etc. on your property.
I can assure Beast and all others, most property owners do not denied acess because of selfish reasons, but because of the headaches associated with the few bad apples that make it cost prohibitive.
In response to Dr. Spot.....Another one of your comments that lack any basis in fact, i.e. 'diversion do not work'
I am a rather large landowner, and just like you may own a home and would not want people trespassing unlawfully in your backyard, I feel the same way about my property.
The facts you fail to mention: For years, most, if not all, landowners allowed entry onto their property. Then when the owners started getting sued, starting finding trash, started getting citations from goverment agencis for having batteries and tires on their property, the access was stopped.
So not only do we now have a tax bill, us landowners have to have security cost and insurance cost, to keep people from doing illegal activity on our property.
Landowners are not required to post their property lines. It is the responsiblity of each individual who must know his whereabouts. If you do not like that, then get the law changed. Do you have any idea what it would cost to signage large properties in the marsh with so much access?
Yes, the good must suffer for the bad, but understand the landowners positon before you make a completely factually void statement.
As to your speed trap. First, many suits have been filed against the Golden Meadow P.D. claiming 'speed traps' exist. None have ever been successful. Admittedly, if you are one mile over the spped limit you might get a ticket, but never have there been any proof of entrapments. Just another statement you make without any factual support.
The reason, which many local people know, that the speed limit is so strict is as follows: Many years ago, the only road into and through Golden Meadow was Highway 1. The road had no shoulder on one side and Bayou Lafourche on the other.
As a result of several fatal car wrecks, some involving kids playing in their own yards, the speed limit was strictly enforced.
So, just remember if you going over the clearly posted speed limit you are committing a crime. If you are private property without permission you are committing a crime.
I guess it is your opinion that it is fine to commit crimes.
The biggest problem in our country today is self entitlement and a reluctance to accept personal responsibility.
As always Admiral, you are right on the money.
Ego, Self-entitlement and Greed are a dangerous combination.