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Made the run Friday, Hopedale Marina New yellow line for double pull up to launch, Owner getting folks to pull up to yellow line and double park till you can launch, worked pretty well, this might be new or it's new to me. Sound was runnable at about 25 to 29 MPH tabs down a bit, reasonable ride a bit bumpy at times, hit a couple of spots pulled 32 nice trout with about 10 to 12 undersized returned to the Sound for another day, started 06:30 and they shut down at 08:00 like a switch was turned on, all on live shrimp, hit a couple of more platforms and no takers, made the run to Breton Island, 4 or 5 boats there 5 or 6 folks wade fishing didn't see a fish caught but we were late getting there. Back at the Launch 1 PM.

May 25 at 12:12pm

2017 Count: 278, 2018 Count: 318 2018/19 Count: 160 just about a 50% reduction in harvest #'s vegetation in the area was good, water levels did pose access issues but that's coastal hunting been that way for the last 52 seasons I've hunted it. No large migration #'s seen this season, large rafts of coot were no shows, Teal season was a bust but was sure glad the Teal that made it down hung for most of the big season, while this season was a 50% reduction in numbers harvested still great hunts with good friends, birds in the freezer and great SE Louisiana sunrises in the marsh, ya just can't beat it. Time to finish off the deer season and get ready for fishing. We'll be at it again next season to see what mother nature sends our way.

January 21 at 11:40am

Solo Hunt, Lot of folks at the launch this morning, routes to the lease good , heard a reasonable amount of shooting in the area, water levels good, shot 6 teal by 08:00 ( Thank God For Teal!) 5 Blue Wing 1 Green Wing, I'll count my blessings for the 6, not a lot of ducks seen during the hunt or the ride out, water rapidly draining out with the SW and West wind which was blowing at lease 15 to 18, no big ducks seen, very few coot seen. Still a great day to be in a Southeast La marsh.

December 15, 2018 at 11:47am

Friday Report 23rd: Boat 1, 2 Hunters, 9 Teal downed, 1 Cripple and 2 lost 6 picked up water levels high. Boat 2: 2 Hunters, 1 Teal, 2 Buffelhead, 1 Fulvous Whistler
Monday Report 26th: Boat 1, 2 Hunters 11 Teal, 1 Gray knocked down 10 picked up, Boat 2, 2 Hunters, 9 Teal, 1 Ring neck. NW wind kicking water levels dropping thru out the hunt, I believe the Sunday/Monday Front moved a few birds to the area
Couple of hunts in between by Life Long Friend produced similar results,2 Grays, 1 Female Red Head, 5 Teal

At 08:30 everything stops moving, hopefully we get a few more fronts to move fresh birds in, all in all good hunts with great friends

November 27, 2018 at 7:00am

Friday made the trip to check routs into the lease, routs in good, no ducks seen that afternoon
Saturday Morning Our boat 2 hunters, 2 man limit of teal with 2 ring neck mixed in, Boat 2 3 hunters, 12 teal which the local otter helped him self to 5 of the teal
Sunday Our Boat 3 Hunters 12 ducks mix of Teal and 1 Gray, Otter helps him self to another 5 ducks LOL Boat 2 2.5 Hunters One young man first hunt 7 Teal and 1 Gray
Not the best opener ever but still a great hunt and sunrise, Fair amount of shooting in the area, Next front should push more ducks down ( We Hope), One report from Venice area early limits produced

November 12, 2018 at 7:07am

We'll count our blessings for the 2017/2018 season, 4 hunts with only 1 to 2 birds harvested, 14 days of super low water made our area inaccessible during the end of the second split, rest of the season was good, harvest numbers for last year were 278, this year's increase in harvest numbers was due to Dos Gris migration all over SE LA. Teal were steady during the regular season which wasn't the case for the Teal season they were a no show for September, what wasn't see this year large rafts of Coot and Grays in open water in our area, no Black Ducks seen this year, No Mallards harvested this year, All in all a good season with good friends and we had a good time, loads of SE LA marsh sunrises that ya can't beat. Time to fish
2017/2018 Season- Total 318
253 Teal
41 Dos Gris ( We Held back on Harvesting These Birds)
3 Red Heads
1 Ring Neck
6 Spoonbill
5 Canvasback
6 Grays
2 Pintail
1 Widgeon

January 24, 2018 at 5:45am

I shoot Improved Cylinder with 2\'s, 3\'s, and 4\'s in a Browning Gold 3.5\' the gun does well with this set up, best advise is to play with your gun and pattern it so you know just what it\'s doing at your desired yardage, as far as ammo I look for Max Drams Powder and Max Shot Weight. Hope it helps

June 28 at 7:38am

I'll back this one up he's done trolling motor work for me and on the Northshore, he's straight up but like KT stated he's busy call first, only other I'd back up is Troy and Crew at Tim's Marine

June 24 at 9:55am
A comment titled: Re: Windy Reds in Shell Beach in response to a report titled: Windy Reds in Shell Beach

Bad news on the motor, Time to see Tim's, We fished Wed. beat around the sound managed 10 specks lost a few at the boat, couple of reds. Made the run to Freemason 1 fish loads of bait and birds working no takers not sure what they were feeding on, Good luck with the motor hope it works out quick

June 14 at 9:45am
A comment titled: Re: Dodging Alligators To Find Redfish in response to a report titled: Dodging Alligators To Find Redfish

Last year peach jerkin in the upper Caernarvon area was exciting to say the least with Gators of all sizes wanting the float, did notice a reduction after the season but I'm sure they will be back in full force, In one run down the Delacroix Canal bottom of the Big Marr for 30 seconds of counting there was 15 Gators counted on one side of the bank, there were just as many on the other side for the ride. I've never seen the population that high of a full mix in size. Like Proud Pop says I would not hunt with a dog in the teal season have seen way too many big gators in this explosion of population. Not real sure what needs to be done to stabilize the pricing of wild caught gators Vs Farm raised to keep the population in check but something has to give. Also I-10 NO East more and more dead gators starting to be seen on the road what I went down to do a bit of work at my place in Delcroix. 116 Days till Teal not that I'm counting LOL

May 20 at 8:38am
A comment titled: Re: gps in response to a report titled: gps

Got it, just install the second monitor and run the and power and NEMA 2000 Data cable between the 2 and the bow unit will see what the dash unit sees, HDS units are good units, the only units that mirror image via Bluetooth are the Elite TI2, which are good units just a step below the HDS Live Units, look on the Lowrance site it has a bunch of helpful videos or call them, if it were me, I'd call and explain exactly what you want and they'll help

May 10 at 6:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater Marina in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina

Who cooked?

May 10 at 7:14am
A comment titled: Re: gps in response to a report titled: gps

So I'm a bit confused do you want a GPS to Bluetooth to your trolling motor or units Bluetooth 2 GPS together ? If wanting GPS to Trolling Motor I know Lowrance does Motor Guide I don't believe they do Minn Kota , as listed above Minn Kota Spot lock which is built into the motor work excellent, I haven't used the I Pilot Link someone else will need to advise you on this one

May 10 at 6:45am
A comment titled: Re: Duck Seasons Officially Set in response to a report titled: Duck Seasons Officially Set

Thanks Proud Pop

May 08 at 6:25pm
A comment titled: Re: gps in response to a report titled: gps

Only GPS Fish finder that will Bluetooth together is the Lowrance Elite TI2, but you will still need a power lead for the bow unit

May 08 at 6:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie in response to a report titled: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie

You will be in your Grandfathers shoes one day but this is where you come into the picture and other young people like you to carry on and push to make sure some type of restoration/ coastal stewardship is put in place to protect what we have in this unique place we call home. Us older folks have witnessed the decline and raised concerns but it\'ll take the next generation or two to ensure we have a sustained turnaround, hopefully it only takes that long. Flip Pallot was on Florida Sportsman this weekend on either 604 or 605 and described the estuary collapse of the Indian River Estuary and the economic impact that estuary system has to Florida East Cost and the efforts to turn it around. If this occurs here the economic impact will be devastating. Like Proud Pop, Delta & DMan said at least we have a plan and direction right or wrong we have some movement. Dr. Spots resources and book recommendation are very much worth looking at

April 09 at 1:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie in response to a report titled: Coastal Erosion in Cocodrie

The loss between Lafitte and Grand Isle, Bayou Biloxi, Delacroix is staggering, use to move around on helicopters and float plane's from West Bank to Venice and GI, etc. in the late 70's you had a good 20 to 25 min of marsh prairie with pot holes till you got close to some of the lower big bays, now as soon as you get some altitude you see open water, Buras west side is completely opened up, what we have seen our grandchildren will not see. 7,000 years to develop the sediment coastal lobes across the state.

April 09 at 10:20am

FLiesitdies, Very well captured and true for the area I hunt as well, habitat changes, coastal erosion, etc. all add to it, I hit our marsh in the early spring freshwater fishing and the marsh was loaded with ducks headed back up, I've seen quite a few migration swings since hunting the Caernarvon area since 1969 and all the effects you mention equaled slow seasons but we always manage to shoot a few ducks and as usual late season fronts pushing all the water out, just like Last Cast is saying we're at the mercy of mother nature sending birds our way

February 02 at 6:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed teal limit reduction in response to a report titled: Proposed teal limit reduction

Quick update, apparently the LWFD Biologist recommend a bag limit of 6 teal is the reply I just got from LWFD.

January 17 at 12:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed teal limit reduction in response to a report titled: Proposed teal limit reduction

Done, also asked what the LWFD Department Biologist are saying

January 17 at 11:57am
A comment titled: Re: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better in response to a report titled: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better

Quick update, couple of young guys that haven't had much duck hunting time finally got the time, Thursday thru Monday, water low but huntable, each day limits of Teal with a couple of pintail, To all those that endure the ups and downs of the season and enjoy golden sunrises each morning and wonders of Southeast Louisiana marshes Merry Xmass

December 25, 2018 at 5:50am
A comment titled: Re: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better in response to a report titled: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better

The picture says it all, it's a wall hanger!! a bit of good news this morning Houma report from the blind is more ducks in the area, our lease Caernarvon 3 folks hunting and 3 limits, Blue Wing, Green Wing and 1 very good looking Pintail, might try it Sunday if the water comes up a bit

December 21, 2018 at 9:19am
A comment titled: Re: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better in response to a report titled: Hoping a Slow Season Gets Better

Proud Pop, I took off to deer hunt a bit #3 in the cooler so far this season, one of the guy's that hunts with us shot a few ducks (teal and dogris) yesterday. No matter what ya shoot you always see amazing sunrises and wonders of southeastern La marshes, Delacroix is a wonderful place!!! I'll be back at it after X-Mass

Happy Holidays to all and be safe

December 21, 2018 at 6:04am
A comment titled: Re: Mud Motor Choice..?? in response to a report titled: Mud Motor Choice..??

I'll agree on the Gatortail CLFOUL is spot on, Kyle and Hoyt make a great product but never underestimate Warren Coco with Go Devil

One Note on the HD Models with the electronic Reverse, we've smoked one reverse clutch and on my hyd style reverse I've caught the back cover on fire due to me not keeping the correct brake pad clearance, (Two Handful's of water put it out) only thing I can say is if in a sticky situation and grinding hard in reverse give both styles time to cool, in both cases we were not being very nice to the engines!

November 27, 2018 at 8:00am
A comment titled: Re: Duck Hunting Close Call and Saftey in response to a report titled: Duck Hunting Close Call and Saftey

Proud Pop have you folks made Gator Tail aware of what occurred? glad it was put out in quick fashion and everyone safe and sound. 13 and 9 put on the water with the low bird #'s sounds good to me, couple of mid week hunts we've made we're putting 4 & 5 on the water but very low bird #'s in the area, reports I'm getting out of Houma and Empire area about the same as what we are seeing

November 21, 2018 at 3:42am
A comment titled: Re: First Duck on Youth Day Hunt in response to a report titled: First Duck on Youth Day Hunt

Proud Pop, How y'all do this weekend

November 13, 2018 at 9:41am
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