We are excited to announce that Swamp Swatter has been nominated for 'Best Insect Repellent' 2015 in the Best of Louisiana Outdoors, an annual survey of the best in fishing and outdoors in Louisiana, as nominated and voted on by the public!
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Thanks again for your continued support!
We will see you at the sportsman show!
If i were targeting reds around the duck ponds in delacroix should i throw a top water on warmer days around the flats? clear or cloudy days better for top?
thanks for the advice.
Has anybody picked up any Swamp Swatter lately?
I heard they went to a larger bottle and recently started taking orders over the phone.
The hot chick holding a bass on their website is definately worth a peak. :)
Found bag of life jackets on 433 heading towards rigolets marina. Reply to this and describe bag and contents.
Made a scout trip up to the old locks north of morgansa up hwy 15, saw a bear on 418 instersects 970. pretty awesome, didn't get a spectacular picture, but will post anyhow. Caught a few 2 lbs bass on rat l traps off the banks aroun d the rocks at the lock. Went on down to the outflow dam, watched several nice stripers jumpin in the rushin water as the storm passed. After throwing about 20$ worth or rat l traps to posiden, we decided to hightail it before we had to navigate the rocks in the dark.
A tube jig looks like the picture attached. Use a 1/16oz jighead and a small or medium weighted cork. Adjust your depth as necessary I start out deep 2ft or so then move up. Phone won't let me post pics, try this link. http://www.google.com/m/search?site=images&source=mog&gl=us&client=ms-android-verizon&q=crappie%20tube%20jig#ii=16. Or go to google and search crappie tube jig and click on images.
Does anyone have a reccomendation for an aluminum welder around the baton rouge area?
I searched the posts but only came up with 2 results in new orleans and laffeyete.
Thanks in advance for the info.
If I can remember correctly there was a prediction for the DOW to hit 10,000 by Oct 1 since the Messiah was going to save us all from ourselves... Where in the heck is Elle when ya need him!?!?!?
From TeBlow to tea parties, split tails to fish scales, ethanol gas to big fat bass, come on Gators, LSU is ready to whip that... Keep the posts a comin, Ill keep the boat runnin, working for mine, to get time in a blind. Well agree to disagree and hammer fish in the sea. Laying fur down, its in the woods where well be found. When the weather gets cold the feathers will fold, here on this site, good stories, get told. So lets see a first fish, or a deer in a dish, to get outdoors would be my only wish.
Has anyone ever fished in the pockets along the south shore of Pontchartrain just east of Bonne Carre and West of Kenner. I was looking for a little more information on the area and wanted to make sure I wasn't trespassing in the search for some redfish and maybe a few trout. Going across I10 I always see several trucks parked at a little landing/camp and was curious if it was public launch? From google it all appears navigatable, but i want to make i am doing the right thing.
Thanks for any info fellas.
Wish we had a lawyer in Louisiana with the bawls that this guy has...
Before and After.
Fishdux, Nightfisher, and Miss em Mike let me tag along this past weekend on a redfish round-up down in Delacroix on Saturday.
We got a little bit of a late start but poked on down to Sweetwater Marina. Capt Jack, the owner, was there to greet us as we launched. I was tempted to buy some live skrimps, (especially since they were only 20 cents) for the journey but the boys convinced me none was needed.
We hit the water runnin' and soon we checked in at duck pond number #1. We turned the corner in the bayou and you could hear the reds tearing it up ontop. A few casts the skunk streak was shattered with some fast and furious redfish action.
The boys stuck with slurps and blurps in sparkle red or a white and I was in my normal routines of tying almost every lure in the box. I snuck 1 on a gold spoon, then a in line spinner, then I switched to what the fellas refered to as the pokemon lure and that was the ticket.
After the heat started to beat down on us like a fat kid on cake, we gace it a last stitch effort to finish the last 4 of a 4 man limit, but only put 2 more on ice.
Excellent day on the water. A big thanks to Team Florida (fishdux and miss em mike) and Nightfisher for putting me on some fish. I tell ya guys after Saturday's dinner my wife might actually give me bait money. LOL!
Good times and Tight lines to yall!
I went and bought several maps from there last Friday... Only pricing I saw was for $9.98 after several folks said they had them on sale.
They are actually $16.99 but no where on the shelf or in the aisle is it marked or posted.
I explained this to the manager and she was not concerned and basically looked at me like I was stupid (which is debatable).
The old pre katrina maps are on sale for $9.98. I would think this would be a safety hazard to sell out dated maps, but that's just me.
Good times and tight Lines to ya!
Hey Captain Paul! Will buying a new chip for my Lowrance give me better mapping?
I've noticed the current chip we use displays us driving over land in several aeras from Biloxi Marsh to Cocodrie.
Is there an updated chip you would reccomend?
I may be losing it, but I could have sworn last year this time the Rigolets and especially Lake Borgne was a lot cleaner this time last year as opposed to now.
Would the closing of the Mr Gone have such an adverse affect on the out flow of the Rigloets, Lake St Catherine, Lake Borgne and keep these areas form getting flushed or am getting ahead of my regularly scheduled fish producing haunts in that area?
Two Saturdays ago we ran out to Biloxi marsh directly across from the train trussels to find clean water, but only produced a couple of trout.
We ran all over the place Saturday and could only find clean water in a bottle in the cooler.
Ladies and Gents the fishing in Grand Isle is on FIRE and at Bridgeside Marina they said it's only going to get better.
Bridgeside has boogie croakers and the big trout are unbelievably hungry. With all the shrimp in the water everywhere fish with a cork or bump the bottom with some live bait and you going to catch fish.
We fished Saturday and Sunday and kept 123 fish between 3 people. 79 of those fish were between 18 and 24 inches caught on croakers on the bottom. The bite is on, the shrimp are there, the trout are hot on their heels. If you can find an oyster reef or some structure with some moving water you'll catch fish. I watched trout after trout gobbling up shrimp under the lights on the wooden bridge.
If the bite gets any hotter I'd be coming home with blisters on my hands.
Final tally... 2 days 3 dudes 200 shrimp 200 live croakers = nine one gallon bags of trout filets.
I may have to sleep in my truck or on the beach but i'm definately headed to the Speckled Trout Rodeo this weekend.
My nephew broke a 7 pounder at the boat trying to swing that sucker in the boat. He was trying to keep the porpoise from taking it. Longest trout I've ever seen at up close and personal.
Good times and tight lines to yall.
Here's the real photo guys....
I was unfortunate enough this past weekend to take a trip with my father to Ft Lauderdale, FL, from Baton Rouge to attempt to purchase a 2300 bay Ranger, 225 optimax 160hrs, power pole, minn kota 101, etc. Little did I know this person(s) was trying to sale a boat that did not work for 30k. It seemed like a fair price for the rig and every assurance was given by the seller beforehand that it was in good working condition.
I'm not sure if anyone else is in the market to purchase a bay boat, but please do not waste your time dealing with these people. Betty and Chuck Bauman have evidentially made a living out of duping unsuspecting women who know little about fishing (see LadiesLetsGoFishing.com) but it's not that easy to fool someone into purchasing an inoperable vessel.
After waiting 2 weeks for the bank to come thru, pleading with my boss to let me off on a friday, and then driving for 15hrs to get there, I was beyond excited and ready to fish, but that's when things began to go even farther south than I already was.
After looking over the boat there were a few things to be discussed, large chip in the hull, large chunk out of the lower unit on the motor (they made a poor attempt to hide), trim tabs not operating, gps not working (which my dad fixed), no batteries for the trolling motor, no way to tell if it even works, and immediately the seller wanted to hear nothing of the sorts and yelled out "I'M NOT COMING DOWN ON THE PRICE ANYMORE. YALL CAN JUST GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!" Now at this point I should have grabbed my father and said let's get the hell outta here, but instead we gave them the benefit of the doubt (respected profession blah blah). Ok so we changed tune and requested that we could drive the vessel to which was again retorted by "I'M NOT WASTING ANOTHER 10MINS OF MY TIME UNTIL WE TALK MONEY!" In my head I am screaming WTF 10 minutes of your time. I just lost a days pay and 15 hours to come look at this POS and you're telling me how valuable your time is.
After looking at the boat for another 30min trying to run down wires and check fuses to make things work I finally looked at my Dad and said this isn't right we need to step back and think long and hard about the sh!t we are about to step in. The seller didnt know we had left, I guess they went inside for another drink or were smoking drugs (because youd either need to be high or drunk to try and pull this off), yet when they discovered we had left they were super ready to get the boat in the water. I am not exactly sure why, I guess they wanted us to see that it floated.
To make a long story short they repeatedly assured us the problems were minor, just a fuse or something, but they had no idea where said fuses were. For 30k I better be able to hook a boat up, take it to the dock, and put it in the water and fish. Not give someone 30k so I can spend another 5 or 10k making sure it works. I guess to make it worse was the lady had two weeks to take it to someone to make sure everything worked. This was never done. Being a business woman she could have easily said hey I haven't had this boat in the water for 9 months I dont know if it'll even run. This was never said. If this entire transaction is any reflection of what kind of business they run, I can't believe they are still in business. I think the best part was that when we mentioned no trolling motor batteries the guy says We didnt mention it in the ad, what makes this hilarious is that the spare tire that was pictured in the ad had been removed. (We are about to haul this thing 1000 miles and the idiot didnt think it needed the spare tire attached as the ad appeared)
Betty mentioned she had another buyer from Louisiana interested in purchasing this boat. God I hope he looks at this site. This isnt to slam anyone, but the people selling this boat cannot be trusted to be honest in any shape or form.
If you wipe your @ss with 100$ bills then this might very well be the boat for you, but I wouldn't trust these people as far as I could throw a 2 ounce weight on 4lb test line on a Barbie Doll pole...
This deer was harvested in Oak Ridge, Tennessee by a Watse Management truck. As much as i would love to tell a fish story about how I sat in the freezing rain for 16 hours and this sucker stepped out 475yds on the next ridge, and I tracked him for 13 more hours, I just can't tell a lie, unless it's about how a fish I caught...
I was on my way to work when I saw this haus on the side of the road. It had just been hit and I had just twisted the neck off at the base of the skull when animal control showed up to pick up the body. I only had a 3 inch pocket knife and was running 20 minutes late to work or I would have had spent a little more time getting the head, neck, and cape.
Any guess on a score? G2's are 13 inches. I counted 25 points.
Folks if ya plan to go on the water and are after some of the fish in the S.T.A.R. tournament and have NOT already purchased a S.T.A.R. ticket, please do so. We landed a 198lb tuna this past weekend that would have probably won the tuna division, but we didn't have a S.T.A.R. ticket.
I know. I know. But I was one of those guys that said awe heck I'll never catch anything that'll place. I don't work for CCA, but I am a member. I tell ya, I feel like a slight dumb @ss for not spending the 10$ or 20$ for the ticket. I could have had a 5000$ blue water tackle package.
Well good luck and tight lines.