Gator trax mud boat stolen Sunday 1/13/19 from camp at Lake Catherine, Orleans Parish. 1754 with gator tail motor. Brushed blind and brush rail on boat. Vee bow . Aluminum trailer VIN 1E9BB2213CM480357. License plate L762629.
Boat Registration LA-4680-FZ.
Hull number LA Z10469C212
Motor serial G-5090
Minn Kota I Pilot painted green over stock white serial number P013MK01032.
Any information will be helpful. Thanks, Ross 985-290-0662
$500.00 reward for information that leads to finding the boat
Anyone want to make predictions for next year's coastal zone duck season dates?
Nov 12th first split opening?
Dec 24th second split opener?
I do not ever remember the second split opening on Christmas weekend, has that ever happened?
Sorry to post a forum type question, but looking for help with teleflex steering. For the last year I have had to purge my system numerous times and able to get good tightness, but the next day or two it loosens up again to where you have to turn the wheel quickly to get a turn. If you turn slowly it does not move the engine. I changed the seals on the ram even though I did not think this was the problem and it did not help. Looking at the helm it does not have any leakage, but I ordered a seal kit for the helm unit anyway. I really do not think this will solve the problem. Any suggestions?
We caught some reds under the birds last week which were literally 'stuffed to the gills' with shrimp. Counted 21 shrimp and 1 croaker in the belly of a 20' red!
Redfish with shrimp étouffée on top!
Man, it seems like months since we have had a few days of east winds to push some salt into the lake.
I hope the hydrology expert from a TP article is correct in her assessment of the closing of the MRGO as not having any impact on salinity in Lake Pontchartrain.
Salinity is 17.5ppt at the Rigolets today which is really great. Hope it makes it to the west side of the lake. Prediction is east winds through Saturday! Water level is about 1.5-2 ft above low tide so hopefully the basin will fill to this level with the high salinity water. If so it should get our mid-lake salinity between 1.5 and 2 ppt by a rough estimate. That would be a good starting point for the usual Sept/Oct east winds and should support a traditional fall run. Fingers crossed.
There are lots of birds out there. It looks like a good season starting up, so much better than last year. Still some leases not doing well, but plenty plenty birds in SE LA.
Good hunt today.
It has been a month or two since I ventured into the lake unfortunately, but the wait was worth it. My wife and I did a late afternoon trip today mainly for a boatride since it had been so long. Anyway there were a few schools of reds working the shoreline which made for a fun afternoon.
It has been a month or two since I ventured into the lake unfortunately, but the wait was worth it. My wife and I did a late afternoon trip today mainly for a boatride since it had been so long. Anyway there were a few schools of reds working the shoreline which made for a fun afternoon. I will try to upload the video I took.
YOUTH HUNT STORY: 13-yr old Ormond LaSalle bagged this nice 8-point buck during a youth hunt this past weekend in West Feliciana PH. The buck weighed in at just over 200 lbs, a portion of its antlers still in velvet and had an inside beam measurment of just under 14'. Ormond was accompanied by his Father and two friends - David Smith & John Hodges Davis - during the weekend event
Made a run down B. Lacombe and into the Lake to try and catch a few fish holding at drains, but water was not falling very fast and did not get any hits. Went out about 3/4 mile into the lake to see if any salt water moving in and found a line of brown water meeting churned green water. Tasted the water and very salty compared to before Lee. About 5 PPT guess from my taste buds. Hopefully the fall will not be a total loss for the lake.
I took some pics, will try to post, but this MAC is a pain in the rear.
Last year at this time was a little different. We caught a bunch of fish in the cove, including this 8.25lb speck. Hope the salty water comes in soon.
Made a late afternoon trip yesterday to the Biloxi Marsh via Slidell. Went mainly as a scouting trip for birds diving and tripletail spotting. Got to Rigolets Marina with light rain and stiff NE wind, bought 20 live shrimp and headed out to Lake Borgne for the given objective only to be greeted with very heavy seas which looked like they had all day to build. Aborted trip and decided to head to unknown pass after about 3 miles out, but as looking at GPS I was only 5 miles from where caught a lot of tripletail last year, so decided to at least go there and see if anything. Well found a few traps, but waves were crashing over crab floats with muddy water so decided to head into the Biloxi Marsh since only a few miles away.
Got into Bayou Magil and water coming out and and extremely dirty, probably the dirtiest I have ever seen it for this time of year. Evidently the wind blew hard all day while it was rising. Decided to run into the interior marsh to find clean water. Ran about 5 miles in to an area which always has clear water and it was still stained, but fishable. Fished a while, but water had not started moving yet, it was now 6:30PM so decided to move back closer to Lake Borgne where the water was falling and hit a cut which usually had reds with a falling tide.
Hit the cut around 7ish and fished till 7:25. Started with spinnerbait, had a red on for a minute then he pulled off, made a couple more casts with bumps, but then with the sun going down broke out the live stuff. First cast in 6 inches of water big red grabs the shrimp as it is popping out of the water for it's life. I try to set the hook, but it was like a dog trying to hold on to a toy , I just drug it toward the boat and he held on without fighting, then he just let go. Next cast shrimp jumping around with red chasing in 6-12 inches of water, this time I waited till the guy swallowed and digested the shrimp and pulled him in. Since the hook was really deep in the first fish, I pulled out another rod and cast out with the same result. Cut the line retied and one more red. Next cast a speck. Made a couple more casts with only lady fish and needle gar, cleaned up the mess and headed home with 3 reds and one speck in a trip which looked doomed, but came home with something. Enjoyed the ride home as the lake calmed some.
Wanted to get through the Rigolets before dark because the parish is still waiting on some oil and tey have an area in the Rigolets blocked off almost completely obstructing traffic with barges and boom. So be careful.
I knew sportsman hated ethanol, but did not realize how much the environmentalists hated it. The more I read on this subject the more I see corn ethanol (which is what is in our fuel) has absolutely no support except with the Ethanol lobby. All of the environmental groups are harping on this non-stop, they hate corn ethanol because it does nothing to help the environment, but 5-6 BILLION dollars in taxes go to support it rather than real green energy. Every independent economist thinks it is horse manure and does not make economic sense. We send about $200,000 in tax money to the midwest (mostly Archer-Daniel-Midland Co.) for every job created (this is a very conservative estimate).
Bottom line is we need to group together and try to get the 'Ethanol Excise tax' to expire at the end of 2010 as it is currently slated. The politicians do not want to touch this because they know they cannot advance in politics without supporting corn ethanol, even though every economist, environmentalist, and the CBO think it is crap. So these guys could care less what is good for the country and they keep doing it. We need to let the pigs feeding at the trough know if they vote to keep the subsidies, they will pay at the ballot box.
I contacted Vitter, Melancon, and Landrieu. Vitter responded with some BS twice. But when I pinned him down to let me know where he stood on the vote, he did not reply. Melancon and Landrieu are already feeding at the trough and did not even bother to reply on the issue. It is time to get control of our legislators and I think the corn ethanol isssue is a great litmus test to see if legislators are corrupt or not. I am sure they know how to read, so all they need to do is google 'ethanol subsidies' and they will get feedback from both environmentalists and economists. So if they vote to keep the subsidies. there is only one answer, they are corrupt and do not care about the future of our country. That is the only answer. I have looked at this from every possible angle and that is the only answer.
Thank you for your time.
Well it looks like the Government finally settled in on a number for the flow rate for anyone interested in that stuff. They said at the wells maximum flow it was putting out 62,000 barrels/day plus or minus 10%. 70,000 barrels/day is what I had guessed a couple of months ago with a little research and deductive reasoning. Don't know why BP could not do the same.
Anyway a good summary of the spill can be found on wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill
Just cooked my last Tripletail from the '09 season. Man that's good stuff.
Glad I can go get some more of them.
Can we get a thread to focus on the mitigations efforts at hand which will help to alleviate some of the uncertainties of this oil spill in an organized fashion? Mike has done a great job in keeping us up to date, but I know alot of us want to know more and have not been able to find up to date accurate information described with precision.
The most important information are the mitigation efforts at hand and areas shut down to fishing.
1)LMRP effectiveness- it is very hard to find any up to date information on this.
2) shoreline protection- barrier island progress, new containment methods,etc.
3)Area's shut down to fishing. It seems to change daily. Please keep us updated.
4)Forecasted oil trajectory.
If there are websites which anyone can recommend to get up to the minute information, this would be greatly appreciated.
Walked outside my house on the Northshore this morning and the smell of petroleum distillates was in the air. I could not beleive it, so went back inside and walked out again and same smell.
It seems most of the guys in the May issue of LA Sportsman feel the river will be a big factor this year. Is there anything to support this belief?
Most of the areas I fish are pretty much in line with a typical year regarding salinity. My camp on Vermillion Bay has better salinity than most Aprils.
I looked up river to St. Louis and beyond and don't see much water heading our way. So for the next couple of weeks it will probably get better before it gets worse. So I would encourage everyone to get out there and get some fishing in.
Any estimate on when we will get electricity restored at Cypremort Point?