Guys i have fished biloxi marsh quite a bit stump lagoon, muscle bay, lake eugene etc. Thinking about trying to fish drum lake. Do any of you have any experience crossing the drum hole to get to drum lake? Heard its very shallow and you have to stay on plane? Thanks for any info.
Anyone have experience hunting wood ducks off oil well road or Indian bayou road in pearl river wma ? Went to check it out it looks like a nice place. Thanks
Does anyone have experience hunting around bay Adams in port sulphur? If so any info is appreciated. Thanks
Shot on lease in des allemands 1/18/15. Banded in manitoba canada.
For the guys running their 36 hp pro drives in Biloxi marsh last Sunday shooting birds under power you are a disgrace to sportsman everywhere. This was toward the eastern center of the wma. This is pathetic and thank you for almost running into my boat parked in the tranauss while we hunted in our pirogues in a pond. Do you really feel like you need to ride every square inch of the marsh shooting birds under power!! I hope the game wardens are reading this there needs to be increased law enforcement out there big time. I will not tolerate this as now have operation game thief on speed dial now. You are not a hunter and if you read this you know who you are! I hope the game warden puts your sorry self under the jail one day!!!! Next time I'm calling the game warden immediately and I have put in a complaint so they will be patrolling more in the area. Again they should take your gun and hunting rights away for a long time so other law abiding citizens can hunt in peace!
Specks for lunch!
Nice day in hopedale
A few good hunts last few days season
Not alot of ducks around but sitting in grass been shooting afew..it's been hard working turnaround only get oneday off so when I find the birds I only get one good hunt bc can't go next day.. Also it takes me a while to find birds it's not easy at all this year
Where's all the reports from the east zone opener? Manchac, big branch, joyce, pearl river north?
Pic last weekend from me and a buddy duck limit
Pic of the duck blind im working on...has some killer weed what do yall think so far??
Well teal hunting has been slow...decided not to even try biloxi after the storm for teal season.. Have been hunting pearl river wma getting a few teal every trip...very few birds out there very few but have some shooting opportunities every day not many though..have a feeling if we didnt have the storm the place would be great teal habitat..still in all i think biloxi is best bet for big ducks but i dont think that its all that great for blue wings in september... between biloxi and pearl river seems like the hunting opportunites are really good
ANY REPORTS ON SALVADOR WMA? THANKS
Does anyone know if the pearl river will be going down by teal season? Thanks
Well you can just about count out teal season now at least at biloxi wma
May have seen a flock of 15 gadwall today while fish bobs lake Biloxi marsh. Is that possible ? They were In a V formation only 100 yds away def not mottled they were not brown at all
Saw 3 groups of about ten teal yesterday deep in the biloxi marsh. Not a huntable amount yet the teal were about a mile apart each flock. Lots of mottled ducks of course. No teal around goose flat which is surprising i thought id see more there but the teal were in different area. The specks are biting great in lake eugine and crooked bayou area. Anywhere you find moving water the trout are there. Had a shrimp boat working 500 yds from where i was i had never seen so much bait in the area. Super easy fishing couldnt keep the sailcats off my berkley gulp.In about an hour time i had 8 specks 7 sailcats about five lbs each and some other trash fish. It was non stop action but had to leave go to church. Goin to try go back this week. The trout were busting on top the water so bad it was incredible the bait fish jumping. I had not topwater bait but i think i would have done awesome next time i will bring some. Was really just scouting for teal then took a ride down crooked bayou for the trout. Seems like thats far enough outside to get em and always can find good calm water
Anyone know how to find out what is public land around baptiste collette or wagon wheel in venice for duck hunting? Thanks for any help
All you can do is try and make your own opinion on it if you think its doable
usually hunt my lease now however i do enjoy Biloxi and go a few times a year. Just hunt my 23 go devil longtail we go pretty far in the skinny water ive never seen a game warden ever in ten years the area we go. Also very very rarely any other hunters many days you wont even hear another shot even in distance. it be hard to get an outboard in there though the conditions for water would have to be above normal height so as soon as the fronts start rolling forget it.
Here is one of my favorite spots in biloxi
That's how we do it In Biloxi sit in grass. If I have more guys with me we hunt diff holes close by. It's pretty doable to kill twelve so sometimes we hunt together. 12-20 decoys pirogue in sit on marsh seat can set up in 5 mins. Our lease as well is a huge pond several big blinds but as Mileypop said Biloxi is different. There are spots in Biloxi that Always hold birds hot fog no wind don't matter you gonna shoot so when conditions aren't the best for the lease we go to these spots. Not sayin you limit on these conditions always but we have before in Biloxi. If I see a surface drive at launch it's no big deal we know they can't hunt our areas anymore that's a good feeling when they fly by you.
Venice is not practical for me. I hunt by myself during the week a lot. Biloxi is much safer to go alone even though venice is better. You are never in any real danger when you are hunting Biloxi.
Biloxi is very far and it is a lot of work however pearl river, pac, Salvador are nightmares with overcrowding. If im hunting public id rather go the extra mile and have a quality hunt. Especially with the mud motor ban that is just icing on the cake for less pressure and nobody hunting your first choice spots. This was the first year ive hunted there in some time but I will definitely be back even though we hunt our lease mostly now.
Biloxi is a different place and type of hunting. Much more land and marsh in Biloxi. I find the extremely large ponds are only good on almost dangerously low water levels. And that doesn't happen but a handful of days. My rule of thumb is if there's water in broken marsh I'm hunting there. If there's not in hitting the ponds 80-150 yds across. It's not like the ponds are pressured there's tons of ponds. Now before the surface drive ban there was decent amount of pressure. Being so remote and with the motor ban it gets very little pressure. I've hunted several times nobody around for miles but ya gonna need a go devil longtail and a lot of time and patience to get there. To me it's worth the effort I put into there don't even scout much anymore already know where to go on the conditions
I have a lease but Biloxi has been much better. Being that it makes for a pretty long day I don't think many people venture out there.
Sounds like you have the duck fever pretty bad. I usually take my boat blind off when I bring pirogue but if I saw that many birds in open I'd put it on and stick that cane around it. Some reason open water blinds never really caught on around Biloxi everyone hunts off the banks of ponds. I really hate building blinds as it gives away a good location. If I'm riding and see an old stick frame or a pallet with old brush you can bet that's a good spot every time it is.
If you know what potholes hold water when you can barely launch the boat that's all you need. I usually leave the big bays alone to hard to hunt unless you build a temporary cane blind for boat. The birds usually trickle in off the bays to the potholes that have water as there are only a few that will so when you find them that's where I hunt in January if in Biloxi. much easier in my experience to hunt the potholes though and can be very good hunting. Broken marsh high tide potholes dead low tide is a good rule of thumb. Also most potholes are pretty good normal tide too.
Yea that's good but a lot of work if you are hunting 15 different ponds a year. I find sit in grass on avery marsh seat full camo pants long sleeve face mask hat they won't see you. But yes I agree extra cover helps don't think it's a make or break type of thing tho. I usually just put the pirogue a ways behind me it's already painted camo.
Put it to you this way all there are now is remnants of blinds from when they use to allow surface drive motors. Those blinds haven't been touched since the ban theres no doubt about it.
Well I hunt out there too and I can promise you since they banned surface drives there is a whole lot less people hunting where I am hunting. Literally Its like my private lease. Take it for what its worth I guarantee a 225 hp isn't getting where I go on any tide. But yes limiting the people is the only way.
Yea maybe so but you aren't joy riding through the ponds in that boat either at least not if the tide is below normal. Your sticking to the main bays and the bigger ponds not getting into the small stuff way back in the marsh.. once again at least not on a low winter tide.
In my opinion the smaller go devil longshaft motors are not an issue. They are far to slow to be joy riding around all day and you cant pile 4 people in a boat and go faster than 10 mph. Private land surface drive motors no problem if not abused its the public land that it really ruins. Lots of the places we hunt on public land are 10-18 mile rides you aren't going joy ride in a go devil that far just wont happen. The ducks have sanctuary.
I can assure you if you ban surface drives on public land the hunts are so much better. Birds aren't spooked they work decoys land in decoys no problem. I can tell you where ive seen this but im sure you all already know.
The drum are more towards Delacroix. We always catch plenty there never caught much above the mrgo for drum mostly reds that way for us at least. Drum move a lot. Yes mostly it the elbows of canals get you a good fish finder and depth finder you will see them schooled up when they are present.
If I lost my lease id go back to hunting Biloxi marsh regularly. You can only use a long tail under. 25 hp or outboard. I'd imagine the spots we use to hunt are like private leases with the new restrictions you shouldn't run into anyone hardly. Very rarely would you not kill anything in Biloxi. It's quite the ride in a go devil but it's peaceful hunting
That's perfect for coastal zone what are you guys talking about! In my opinion you guys in grand isle or far cocodrie do well in late season because the water levels finally drop from 3 ft to six inches where they can dabble. Ive seen it in Biloxi the deep water areas suck in first split but the shallow areas are on fire. Then second split water blows out the deep water becomes where they want to be its not deep anymore.
The tangipahoa river on joyce wma is what i was referring to. Thanks