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Anyone having any luck with the ducks in Gueydan? We see huge bodies of birds in certain fields everyday but they don't move from those fields. Frustrating to see thousands of birds 800 yards from you and you leave with 2 ducks.

December 27, 2013 at 8:03am

Went spec hunting Sunday in Gueydan near some recently flooded pasture. As we were leaving we spotted a fish that was stranded in a flooding canal due to the water receding. The fish was black with a spot on the tail just like a redfish and was shaped like a redfish. We tried to catch to ID it but couldn't. What type of fish could this have been? Was it a lost redfish that came in with the flood waters and got sick so it turned black? Or was it some other species with a spot on it's tail?

February 07, 2013 at 9:16am

Picked up a duck lease bordering bayou tortue that has about 30 acres or so of wooded swamp. There are deer there for sure, but I'm just curious if anyone has seen or killed hogs in that area. I'm pretty sure there are hogs in just about every area of LA now, but is there a substantial population?

October 22, 2012 at 1:28pm

I am taking my nephews on their first duck hunt for youth weekend and I want to make sure I am within the regs. The book states that adults may not hunt on the youth weekend but the kids must be accompanied by an adult. Does this mean that he adult just can't shoot? Can the adult call? Work dog? Retrieve birds?

October 17, 2012 at 9:13am

With 9 feet of salt water predicted to intrude the calumet cut, how bad will it affect vegetation and ducks on the WMA. Also, everything east of there will get 9 or more feet. DO you expect a better duck season in the western portions of the state if the salt water does a lot of damage down the bayou? To me the ducks will fly to their normal breeding grounds, find no feed, then relocate.

August 27, 2012 at 9:33am

Not sure if anyone had posted this already but I'm sure a few of you are happy after reading some posts earlier about thieves in the basin.

February 15, 2012 at 9:34am

Total for the season 307 birds out of the prodrive boat blind 90% killed at the Wax. I'm too lazy to go through and count the totals of each species but we killed plenty of teal, and grays with a few less redheads and spoonies mixed in with a dozen or 2 mallards, and pintail. Ducks killed under 10 inlcuded scaup, canvasback, ringneck, wigeon, and ruddy duck. I would say 290 of those birds were killed before Jan 1. Made between 23-25 hunts with an average of 3 hunters per. T-minus 7 months and counting.......

February 10, 2012 at 9:31am

After reading about endless hunting/boating accidents recently I figured i'd start up this debate about whether or not to wear waders in the boat. I did some research online and of course i got 10 different stories and opinions on 10 different forums. I personally would never wear them down the calumet where i normally hunt because to me that current is way to strong to even chance it. I see guys with their kids riding down there with boot waders and it kind of worries me. Now I for one wear a bright orange survival suit when the temp gets below 50ish. I'm sure many of you on here have seen me putting down the cut in a bright orange suit. But i always make sure no one has on waders and wears a vest. Now in my opinion, after reading some opinions on other forums the stocking neoprene would help float in calm deep water. But, to me those whirlpools under the pipelines down the cut would grab onto some boot waders and bring you to the bottom. What are everyone's thoughts? Oh also I heard that the guy that they just found in the basin was wearing waders in the pirogue and that's why he sunk. I know that's just hearsay but can anyone confirm that?

January 03, 2012 at 10:00am

Where have all the ducks gone at the wax? Saturday we killed our limit by 7:45. Monday was quite a bit slower but still did ok. Today I just got word that the average per person is 1 duck... Is it the weather? Pressure? Did the birds leave the area completely or are they just offshore rafting? What are your thoughts?

December 21, 2011 at 1:20pm

Any reports from Henderson/Indian Bayou? Going make a weekend out there since the west is closed. Hoping to bridge the gap while the west is closed.

December 05, 2011 at 2:20pm

From now on I'm bringing decoys and duck calls with me in the deer stand. While hunting the jaws, right at daybreak these 2 deer walked out 50 yards from our decoys. We were quite a ways out in the delta(pretty much in the bay). I had no idea deer wondered that far out. It must have been that feed call that brought them that close!!! But shhh don't tell anyone my new secret technique for bagging does!!!

December 01, 2011 at 8:25am

Killed this Mallard sunday morning near Delcambre. I could not believe how much color he had already. We shot a nice variety of species all weekend and no other drake had half the color of this guy. Did anyone else see countless redheads? Is that normal for south LA?

November 15, 2011 at 8:44am

If you had the choice, where would you hunt on opening morning? Atchafalaya Delta, or Henderson Lake? Teal down south, or woodies and maybe some big ducks in Henderson?

November 01, 2011 at 9:35am

Shot this 8 point Saturday afternoon near Jena, LA. The deer walked out at about 220 yards at around 17:15 hours. I watched him for a while hoping he would come a little closer knowing that the .444 that 'Hunterandyfisher' let me borrow was only good under 200 yards(or so). The buck walked back and forth in and out of the woods for 15 minutes or so slowly inching closer and closer with each pass. Finally he completed his ritual of skinning the low hanging branch of a tree and kicked up a little dirt before heading back into the woods. I felt as though he was done playing out in the open and he was heading back into the woods at this point so I decided to take a hail Mary shot. At this point I figured he was about 175-190 yards out. I placed the reticle approximately 6-10 inches over his back and squeezed (and prayed). Once my eyes were able to refocus, the deer seemed to be getting up from the ground as though he was hit and dropped for a split second. At full sprint, he ran directly towards me for 5-7 strides then darted into the woods. Panicked I sat for 5 minutes to an hour(at least it seemed that long) I couldn't wait any longer so I jumped down and began searching for signs of a hit. Pass after pass I came up empty. No blood. No hair. Nothing. Finally I decided that I would get back into stand and hope another deer came out and possibly look again for blood with another set of eyes that weren't 'adrenaline drunk'. With my head down pouting like a 5 year old I started walking back to the stand and there it was...The smallest spec of blood. Another shot of adrenaline pumped into my blood and the track was on. 5-10 yards from the first spot was a nice trail of blood tracking into the woods. I followed it 50 yards to a big puddle as if he had laid or fallen down. Another 20-30 yards into some thick seedling trees and there he lay!!! I snapped a quick photo and sent it to 'Buck or Duck' who had invited me to make the hunt. As you can see by the photo the deer was hit in the neck on his right side. An inch lower or an inch more to the right and he would still be walking the woods. We never did find blood at the location he was initially hit. I do not know if he just didn't bleed at first or what but the first blood found was at least 20 yards from where I believe I shot him. Thanks to 'Buck or Duck' for the invite, 'Hunterandyfisher' for the gun, and 'DF' for letting me hunt his stand that he knew had some bucks hanging around. There aren't many people out there that will take you hunting and actually put you on stand that they know has a few bucks hanging around much less be excited when you shoot one. This is my biggest buck to date so he's going on the wall. He's not half as big as some of the bucks I see on here but to me, he is a TROPHY!!! I'm guessing he will be around 100 inches. Feel free to take a guess at what he scores or put him through that rack estimator. Oh yeah, and thanks to Boone's Farm for making the victory dance, Blue Hawaiian style.

October 24, 2011 at 10:15am

Do you think the birds will be moving enough to make an afternoon hunt this Friday? I was supposed to take off and go Friday morning but that got canceled due to work. I would like to get 3 hunts in this weekend being it is the last weekend until big duck season. I haven't made many afternoon duck hunts before so I'm curious if I would be wasting my time. Some people say the last few hours are good and some people tell me I'm wasting my time. What are your thoughts? To be honest I'll probably go anyway....Just curious.

September 21, 2011 at 11:12am

Is there any easy way to tell if my calls are in tune? I haven't been duck hunting long enough to tell and to me the calls sound different when I blow them compared to when someone else calling. The reason I ask is this weekend in the blind between using my teal call and whistle I'd blow my double nasty mallard call and one of the guys that was with me said it sounded funny and to me his call sounded funny. Is it just that we were just used to what our own calls sounded like? Or is it possible one of our calls are out of tune?

September 14, 2011 at 12:21pm

Can't come soon enough

August 24, 2011 at 7:58am

I saw these birds on my way to work this morning in Lafayette. They really look like snow and blue geese but what would they be doing here at this time of year. Any ideas? I know the pic is hard to see but if you zoom in you can see the different colors. the birds were rather large like geese and flying in the typical 'V' that geese fly in.

August 03, 2011 at 2:54pm

Is anyone else having trouble getting their boat registered? I sent my registration in on 3/11/11. I still have yet to receive it. First off they 'lost' my original application only to be found under a stack of papers at the office 2 months after they received it. Once they processed it, I was then notified that I would need to register my motor as well. Ok, my fault, I did not know. I was instructed to send $28 more along with another form as I did immediately. 2-3 weeks later I receive another letter saying I was short $2. (Really?!?! $2!!!!!) I wrote them a check for $2 and sent it in the mail. Finally!! I'm going to get my registration... NOT SO QUICK...I call today to check to see if they got the $2 check that I sent July 1 only to find out that I am short $1. !@@$#%!#!$!!!!! I asked to speak to a supervisor to find out what was going on since my registration is now 4+ months into the process and somehow someone CAN'T ADD!!!!!! I was put on hold for 30 minutes only to be told I would be called back when they 'fix the problem they had in the office' I'm about to call Jindal and tell him next time he has budget issues, I know a real good place to make some cuts!!!!!! Better yet, FIRE THEM NOW!!!

July 20, 2011 at 9:49am

Which forecast/tide guide/feeding time prediction do you use? I am looking at 3 different predictions for Cocodrie this Friday and they all 3 say something different. The tide guide on here shows feeding from 1000 until about 1500. Another sight says inshore fishing in Cocodrie that day will be an 8 out of 10 and another says poor fishing all day. I can understand if they were off by an hour or so, but if 1 site says fishing will be great and another poor, which am I supposed to believe? I am going to fish anyhow I'm just curious if anyone has confidence in any of these forecasts.

July 05, 2011 at 10:52am
A comment titled: Gou in response to a report titled: Stranded fish ID

Definitely wasn't a gou

February 07, 2013 at 9:48am
A comment titled: Fish taxi in response to a report titled: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FILED AGAINST OBAMA

No fish, I was talking to beast.

Just to clarify a few things...

My original comment alluded to the lack of knowledge of gun rights by some people on the board. It did not point out who or question anyone's intelligence. So please don't take it out of context.

Second, beast, have you ever heard the term 'the pot calling the kettle black?'

This is quoted from one of your comments directly calling someone 'lesser minded'

' fish taxi?

when u address motorbroke(put-put-boat), u rite, it would be better to use pictures instead of words????????? pictures are easier to understand for some, just 2 be politically correct, which i hate, lesser minded people!!!!!!!!! motorbroke, what r u talking about????? i am not calling u drew-b, hum-m-m-m, BUT YOU SURE DO REMIND ME OF HIM A LOT!!!!!!!!! am i rite r wrong fish???? put put reply please!!!

I believe you are the one with a foot in your mouth.

January 23, 2013 at 10:56am
A comment titled: Blaming a dictionary? in response to a report titled: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FILED AGAINST OBAMA

You are showing your ignorance. No need for me to point it out.

January 22, 2013 at 1:17pm
A comment titled: Hostility in response to a report titled: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FILED AGAINST OBAMA

I never questioned anyone's intelligence, rather their knowledge of the subject. Before you go all smartass next time, read the comment thoroughly or look up the definition of ignorant.

January 21, 2013 at 9:49am
A comment titled: Deer in response to a report titled: What is the Strangest thing you have seen while Duck Hunting?

This was taken at the third 'finger' at the jaws which is probably well over a mile into Cote Blanche Bay.

January 18, 2013 at 9:44am
A comment titled: Ignorance in response to a report titled: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FILED AGAINST OBAMA

You would think that people on this site might have a little more knowledge of gun rights, legislation, and political agendas when it comes to gun ownership. The ignorance is rampant.

January 18, 2013 at 9:41am
A comment titled: nocturnal in response to a report titled: Deer moving at night

I strongly believe that no strategy of feeding corn at certain times in certain quantities will change a deer's movement or feeding habits. Once a deer is pressured into nocturnal habits, it will remain in that pattern until one of two things happen:

1: We have an extremely hard and extended freeze that kills, covers up all natural feed e.g. acorns, natural grasses...

2: Deer go weeks without seeing, hearing, smelling a human

If you want to see/kill deer on over-pressured land, do some very calculated scouting and hunt on trails that lead to bedding areas. Get on stand hours before sunrise and hope to catch them on their way back to their bed or during their mid day bathroom break.

I'd be willing to bet that no one on this site has a story of killing a trophy buck late season under a feeder in LA. However, I bet everyone has nighttime pics of trophy bucks under feeders. Coincidence? Not likely.

January 16, 2013 at 2:18pm
A comment titled: Response in response to a report titled: Where's the best place to hunt in the wax

I don't believe you will get a response to this question. There are plenty greenheads out there. We have seen and killed more this year than in previous. I would suggest you go scout, cover up well, use minimal calling, and hunt all day.

January 16, 2013 at 10:59am
A comment titled: Jindal in response to a report titled: judges get a raise?

Jindal has done more for this state than any other politician. He has my vote no matter what the office is he is running for.

January 10, 2013 at 8:30am
A comment titled: DIvers in response to a report titled: Divers

Just like dabblers, some divers are better than others. I think scaup might be the worst tasting duck I've tried. As far as their diet, Mallards and pintails are eating lost of invertebrates right now to get as much protein as possible. I don't believe it's the diet as much as it is other factors. My preference (as far as eatring)in ducks are as follows: (common ducks in LA only)

Wood duck
Teal/Grey (Even)
Mallard/Mottled (even)
Pintail (By far the worst dabbler)

Every other diver

January 07, 2013 at 1:14pm
A comment titled: Missing ducks in response to a report titled: Who Would Have Thought?

The ducks in SW LA have vanished except for the mallards. After doing a little research I believe it is due to what scientists refer to as reverse migration. Early in the season the pintail , teal, and other dabblers come straight to the marsh due to dry conditions in N LA and Arkansas. The feed is abundant and the marsh always holds water. Once enough bad weather pushes through due to cold fronts, fields up north begin to flood and expose new feed for the ducks. The dabblers ride south winds back north prior to a cold front and stay wherever they find feed in the newly flooded fields. In my opinion, the ducks were here and left. That's why you see great reports early season and then after all the bad weather no one is killing anything.

December 31, 2012 at 11:38am
A comment titled: Fish in response to a report titled: Vermilion Bay in December?

They are everywhere. Best time of year in the bay.

December 13, 2012 at 3:43pm
A comment titled: Actual? in response to a report titled: Anybody Interested?

What do you mean by actual fishing tournament? There is a tournament every weekend in the summer in Cypremort point. Are these not actual tournaments? I know you said Grand Isle, but if tournaments in V Bay turn out lots of boats week in and week out, why can't Grand Isle?

December 11, 2012 at 4:25pm
A comment titled: Teche in response to a report titled: Bayou Teche

The Bayou tech is pretty long. What area you hunting?

November 20, 2012 at 8:36am
A comment titled: Ducks337 in response to a report titled: Tide Charts

Stop posting.

November 08, 2012 at 12:40pm
A comment titled: Difference between Rabbit Island and Point Chev. is 1 hour..... in response to a report titled: Tide Charts

Tide - Point Chevreuil, Atchafalaya Bay
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 29.5183 N / 91.5550 W
Nautical Twilight 5:31 am

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Moon Phase(0.77%)

Moon Rise

Moon Set
12:59 pm
Civil Twilight 5:59 am Highs & Lows..
Sunrise 6:24 am High 12:24 am 1.68 ft.
Sunset 5:15 pm Low 2:49 pm 0.68 ft. Inshore Fishing
Civil Twilight 5:40 pm Range 1.00 ft.
Nautical Twilight 6:08 pm Average Monthly Range = 1.46

Tide - Rabbit Island, Atchafalaya Bay
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 29.4200 N / 91.5933 W
Nautical Twilight 5:31 am

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Moon Phase(0.77%)

Moon Rise

Moon Set
12:59 pm
Civil Twilight 5:59 am Highs & Lows..
Sunrise 6:24 am High 11:29 pm 2.14 ft.
Sunset 5:15 pm Low 1:43 pm 0.89 ft. Inshore Fishing

November 07, 2012 at 1:23pm
A comment titled: Location in response to a report titled: Tide Charts

Where I hunt it is about 2 hours behind the prediction. If you are way out in the bay then it might be a little closer. But it is definitely a little bit behind Point Chev. predictions. I have a hard time imagining how it can be so far behind but it is. In Weeks/Vermilion Bay the tide is 3 hours behind Southwest Pass.

November 07, 2012 at 1:19pm
A comment titled: Tides in response to a report titled: Tide Charts

Add 2 hours to that location. In other words if that says low tide is at 8, it means low tide at the wax will be 10.

November 07, 2012 at 10:46am
A comment titled: Location in response to a report titled: gatortail or prodrive???

I'll drive down there only if I get a decent blind to hunt before the competition. lol

October 29, 2012 at 10:26am
A comment titled: Side by side in response to a report titled: gatortail or prodrive???

I do have a buddy with a GT and we hunt side by side at the wax. We take 2 boats with hunters and gear then pile into my prodrive to hunt. He's the one in the picture. When the water gets low, I have to pull him out every time. When i say I've seen what GT boats can do it's from experience. I'll admit that GT is slightly faster and that they can get on step a little easier in 8' of water with a hard bottom, but they will leave you stranded from time to time. Prodrive won't. Like I said, meet me at the Calumet dock any Saturday during duck season and we'll go ride in the Wax Lake Delta. First one to need a tow loses.

October 29, 2012 at 10:20am
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