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just curious, what other additions (proteins) do you add to crawfish,shrimp and crab boils. I know everyone adds sausage to the boils but anything else? I have added a pork loin to the water and it came out great. Anyone tried catfish filets?

November 06, 2009 at 12:39pm

Don't you think a recipe section would be a great idea for this website?

November 06, 2009 at 12:26pm

Hit the Hwy 11 bridges this morning.
Fresh shrimp on the bottom. Had fun,
came home with 3 17" drum, a nice channel
mullet and a very nice blue catfish. Was
a little disappointed with the size of
the bait shrimp and the fact that they
were very soft and keep flying off the
hook when we would cast, Oh well. I do
have a question for you, what is this????
We caught this by the crossover on the
old twin spans.

November 01, 2009 at 3:28pm

Ok guys its been a while since I got the boat wet. Due to a scheduling miscommunication I am off Monday and do not have to watch the kids!!!!!!! I am hoping to go out Monday. Whats gonna be my best bet between Hopedale/Delacroix, Lake Pontch, Bayou Beinvenue, and the Rigolets areas??? Help. I might also consider trying the Tchefuncte for some green trout or cats?? I just want to go out and feel something pulling my line!!!!!

February 20, 2009 at 7:12am

I have a Garmin 478 with the Mapsource TOPO 2008 loaded. I have two questions. Is it normal to have more detail shown (depth, navigational markers, etc) on the unit than on my PC? Also on the unit it will show notes and when you drill down on them one part of the message says "For a listing of all symbols and abbreviations see Chart One" how do I see chart one? Thanks

July 22, 2008 at 6:09pm

HAs anybody been out to the Mandeville Pier lately? I would like to take the kids out one night this week.

June 30, 2008 at 1:46pm

Thinking about heading out this Sunday. Considering either Lake Borgne or Hopedale marsh. If we go out of BSM what time should I plan on being there to even have a chance at getting some live swimps? Does anyone any reports from the Lake Borgne/Chef Pass/Bayou Bienvenue areas??

May 29, 2008 at 9:18am

I am in the market for a GPS unit. I am really new to this and I am planning on attending a seminar once I get the best unit for me. I am considering the Garmin 276c and the 478. The 276c has the base maps while the 478 has the City Navigator maps and the g2 marine maps. I am planning on using this unit for both the car and boat. Neither unit come with the TOPO 2008 map software - is this a neccesary add-on? And if so do I need a garmin data card to transfer the routes and waypoints to the units or can this be done via the supplied usb cable? They both come with the trip and waypoint manager. It sounds like the 478 is the one I should get since it has road and marine maps built in, but are the built in g2 marine maps and the trip and waypoint manager software enough? We have been fishing mainly in the Hopedale/Bay Eloi area and will eventually try other areas of SE LA as time goes by. Pricing the 276 with the additional map software and hardware for car mounting and the 478 with its included maps and accessories they price out about the same. I am so confused!!!!! Help please.

May 27, 2008 at 4:34pm
A comment titled: oyster fish? in response to a report titled: Sunday at the bridges

The picture is deceiving it was only about 6-8 inches long.

November 01, 2009 at 5:21pm
A comment titled: in response to a report titled: Wednesday trip in Lake P

Bobby took me out two fridays ago for an afternoon trip. I had never fished the bridge before and he explained it to me. Came home with 15 or so nice trout, a few whites and a nice flounder, fun time. Bobby went home without his cellphone!!

June 12, 2009 at 11:35am
A comment titled: What about the pipe? in response to a report titled: Crack Kills

Nice box of fish. We are going out this weekend, exactly where was this pipe? Is it still there or did you get rid of it? If it is still there do you have any GPS coordinates?

October 01, 2008 at 8:21pm
A comment titled: Recipe #3 in response to a report titled: Redfish recipe

If you are going to use cedar planks to grill on don't get the ones at grocery stores or from wallyworld. Go to a place like home depot or lowes and get some cedar fence boards. Cut them to about 14" lengths sand then real smooth and there you go - alot cheaper this way. Soak the planks in water for at least an hour before using them. You can also add some flavoring to the soaking water such as citrus juice, wine or beer. Season the fileted redfish (I would not use redfish on the half shell for this) anyway you like, I would prefer a little lemon pepper and some garlic, blackened seasoning works just as well also. Place the plank on a hot grill for about 3 minutes, flip the plank over and coat with a little bit of olive oil. Place the fish on the plank skin side down. Close the lid and wait patiently. Check the fish every 5 minuttes or so, depending on the size of the fish and the heat of the grill it should take about 20 minutes or so. There is no need to turn the fish, it is done when it flakes. You can also do this with salmon with a honey/lime/dill glaze. The best part is that the planks can be used over again if they do not get to charred.

July 29, 2008 at 9:44am
A comment titled: Cover in response to a report titled: cover

I guess the line is Covington, I live in Covington and get the hunting/freshwater and my buddy lives in Madisonville and he gets the saltwater??????

July 24, 2008 at 5:10pm
A comment titled: Cover photo in response to a report titled: cover

Just wondering... I am a relatively new subscriber to LSM, I seem to be getting the covers with the freshwater/hunter covers and not the saltwater covers. Are these the same issues with different covers or are they different issues? How can I change it so I get the Saltwater issues? Thanks

July 23, 2008 at 10:41pm
A comment titled: Got my answer in response to a report titled: Garmin 478 questions

Got in touch with Garmin and I have my answer. The detail that is not showing up is the detail from the US Marine Detail Map that comes preloaded on the 478 (Lots of detail). Due to the agreement that Garmin has with the company that provided the Marine detail map it can only be loaded onto the units, it is not available to be loaded on PCs to be used with the Mapsource program. Oh Well.

July 23, 2008 at 2:20pm
A comment titled: Response to Captn Paul in response to a report titled: Garmin 478 questions

Thanks for the link and the information. I have both the unit and the PC program set to show highest detail and the unit still shows much more detail than the PC program???

July 22, 2008 at 11:00pm
A comment titled: What the?? in response to a report titled: MORE RED'S

Pardon my ignorance but what is the little fish in the bottom right of the picture of the reds? Looking at it again it looks like a small sail cat?

May 30, 2008 at 6:36pm
A comment titled: One more question if I can in response to a report titled: What else would I need?

Thanks Captn Paul. I think I am gonna go with the 478. Lets say that I want to us the mapsource TOPO to add maps of Southeast LA to the unit (Hopedale/Delacroix/Shell Beach/Lafite/Venice/Grand Isle) what size data card would I need to fit it all on one? I intend to have a blank spare for other areas as needed. Would I also need the garmin card reader, or would I just need to install the card in the unit and connect the unit to my PC with the USB cable? Just trying to see exactly everything I would need to get. Thanks again for the advice, looking forward to your seminar.

May 28, 2008 at 9:43pm
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