I need some help with locations around Slidell, Shell Beach, or Hopedale to take my kids fishing. They are 8 and 11, boy and girl respectively. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t need to catch trout. I just want to catch something, and preferably not all hardheads. Some hardheads are okay though. The kids are happy with pretty much anything right now. We went today in the Rigolets. It was quite windy and I had no idea what to do to catch fish with two kids who are just figuring out how to cast. We caught two stingrays. Each kid caught one and enjoyed it, but they were pretty bored. IÃ¢â¬â¢d like to be able to take them somewhere where they have more action and catch a little something for the table. IÃ¢â¬â¢m not real picky, but I wonÃ¢â¬â¢t eat hardheads or gafftop sails. Drum, sheepshead, white trout, or even ground mullet are okay by me. I just need something to tug on their lines and get fried up. Thanks
I hunted Big Branch Saturday 10/28 southwest of the Monique Rd. Access point. I saw no deer or hogs. I did see a little bobcat and a few squirrels. I saw very few acorns in my scouting after I got down from my stand. So far this year I have only seen one deer this year. I bumped a doe walking it in the dark opening morning. I've seen some pig droppings, and a few squirrels each trip. I've hunted twice prior to Saturday. I would like to thank the gentlemen who replied to my forum post. Deer hunting in Big Branch has turned out to be challenging. I enjoy some aspects of that. I wish I had the time to really scout the area a thoroughly as I would like. I'll post reports periodically if I see anything worth noting.
I am hunting in Big Branch for deer and hogs. I hunted several times last year. I tend to stay in the western section of the NWR. So far I have seen one deer in all my hunts (Opening morning, in the dark walking to my stand) and a bunch of pig sign. I have seen a reasonable number of squirrels for those interested. I could use some help as I feel like I am a bit clueless hunting this particular habitat. I have scouted out some areas with decent oak trees, Swamp Chestnut Oaks (Cow Oaks), live oaks, and various red oaks with decent visibility. I haven't found many acorns on the ground. Can anyone provide guidance on the deer and hog patterns in the area. What food sources seem to be used and when? I have another place to hunt in MS, but I want to harvest a couple of deer close to home and save my quota of deer at the other location for guests and new hunters I'm trying to introduce to the sport. I would really like to kill a hog as I have never killed one. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.