I haven't fished the hwy 11 bridge in many years. The last time wasn't long after Katrina. I remember there being a boat launch right before the bridge next to what i think was a bar. Is the launch still there and useable?
Last winter we dug a pond by my house. It's about a half acre pond, maybe a little bigger. Everything was great until a few months ago. In a matter of what seemed like only 2-3 weeks the pond basically got taken over by 'giant duckweed'. We've sprayed twice with SONAR, which looked like it was working but then within a few weeks the duckweed just came back in full force. We've tried manually removing it, but it just comes right back. If it was just regular duckweed it wouldn't be a big deal, but this stuff is thick and looks terrible, not to mention makes fishing a pain in the ass.
This past weekend I went out to my cousins camp on 3 mile lake, and they are having the same problem with this stuff. She told me that (they) paid something like 12 grand to have someone come spray the stuff, and it died for a few weeks and came right back.
Have any of you ever dealt with this stuff before? Any advice on how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated! I read that it only grows in 'still' water. Would having a recirculating pump spraying water on the surface get rid of this stuff?
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a couple of thousand rounds of .223 for a good price. Anyone know a good website or even better, a good local place that gives good deals on large quantities of ammo?
I have a question that a need a FOR SURE answer on. I've researched the hell out of google and found the answer in many other states, but can't seem to find it for Louisiana.
Is it illegal not to have a REAR bumper on a pick up truck in Louisiana? I'm not talking about the plastic bumper cover. I'm talking about the metal bar that mounts to the frame. From what I've found, it's illegal for CARS not to have a bumper, but it's not illegal for trucks. But again, that's in other states. I'm looking for the answer in Louisiana law.
Reason I'm asking is because my truck hasn't had a rear bumper in years, and I've gotten it inspected with no trouble, and have never been pulled over for it or anything, but today my girlfriend got pulled over on the interstate by a state trooper and he told her that the reason he pulled her over was because it's illegal not to have a rear bumper. He didn't write her a ticket or a warning, but told her to get it fixed because next time he was going to write her a ticket.
I'd like to know what the law is about that in this state. If anyone here is in law enforcement or can find the info online, I'd appreciate it!
Ok so I made a pretty big mistake today on my tractor. Yesterday I had a hydraulic line bust while operating the front loader. Lost a good bit of hydraulic fluid, so I grabbed a can I had under the carport that was still about half full. Topped off the hydraulic fluid level.. Started it up and operated the front loader and backhoe to make sure all was working normally and noticed one end of the new line was leaking hydraulic fluid, so I went to tighten it and noticed the fluid looked very milky white.. Uh oh... I go and pour some of the hydraulic fluid out of the can that I used to refill. #)$!. Somehow, the can got water mixed in! The lid was on tight but water got in it somehow, so I just dumped about 2 gallons of water/hydraulic oil into my tractor. And operated the hydraulics, so I now have this water and oil mixture in all of my hydraulic lines.
How in the world do I go about getting this crap out of the lines? I can't drain it and then operate the hydraulics to clear the lines because the lines cant pressurize with no oil to suck up. And as anyone with a tractor knows, hydraulic fluid isn't exactly cheap. So draining it, then filling it back up with good oil and operating the hydraulics, then draining again and refilling until it runs clear is going to get expensive. Does anyone have a trick or any advice on a cheaper way to flush these lines?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Does anyone have any photos of this weekends gar rodeo weigh in?
Catfish are biting at manchac. Fishing on bottom at night. Tide has to be moving or you'll only have crabs steal your bait. Tide direction doesn't seem to make any difference. As long as it's moving, they're biting. Size range 15-50 lbs.
Anyone know of a place near hammond that buys old car batteries?
I havent fished the hwy 11 bridge in years.. I think I went once a few months after Katrina, but haven't been back since.. Do they still have the boat launch next to that (bar?)? I forgot the name of it.. I'd like to make a trip out there soon, but I want to make sure the launch is still there and useable.
And has anyone done any trout fishing there recently? I saw a report on the news saying the trout were biting pretty good.
Friend of mine's dad caught this fish at their camp this past weekend. I've never seen this fish before... Anyone know what it is?
I've gone out bow fishing a few times over the past 2 weeks, and I can't find any clear water. My favorite place to bowfish is Manchac, but the water has just been way too dirty to see any fish. Plenty of small gar of course, but not worth shooting.
Also tried bowfishing Blood River the past 2 nights.. Again, muddy water..
Anyone else been bowfishing lately? Where's the clear water???
I usually bowfish at manchac, but lately I haven't had much luck. So I was thinking about going to ramah to try some bowfishing for Carp. I hear they have some pretty big ones out there. Anyone here ever bowfished in the ramah area and had any luck?? I was planning on getting off at the ramah exit *coming from hammond* and taking a left at the levee and launching my flat boat at that little boat launch a few miles down on the left side. I'm not real familiar with the area, so I will probably just try riding around searching for some canals with some clearer water. I haven't been out there in a long time, but from what I recall, the water is usually pretty muddy.
Does anyone have any tips on where I should try? Or if someone knows where I can find a downloadable map of that area, that would be extremely helpful!
Hi guys. I've been fishing for many many years, and while fishing is fun in itself, it's always nice to have a good fishing buddy. I'm 27 (male) and since I run my own automotive body shop at my home, I've got more free time than I know what to do with.
I have a 2005 skeeter sx180 with a 130 yamaha.
I mostly fish the manchac area since it's only a 10 minute drive from my house, and I've spent enough time in the manchac area that I can normally find fish under most condtions. I'm always willing to find new places. I personally enjoy fishing manchac because I can catch anything from Huge catfish (at night) to bass, trout, and even redfish, within 5 minutes from the boat launch. If you're looking for someone to put you on some BIG CATFISH, I can definately make that happen almost any night of the week. And as we all know, the bass can be found, but it takes work and patience.
I also REALLY enjoy bowfishing at night in the manchac area.. If you've never done it,and you're interested in trying it out, Get in touch with me and we'll arrange a trip. I'll supply the bow and lights. All you need to bring is curiosity, and be willing to learn a different way of fishing. Trust me, its a sport you will do one time, and automatically addicted.
As far as fishing for bass, bring your own rod and reel, and your favorite baits. Other than that, pitch in a few bucks on gas to run the boat, and that's all you need.
As I said, Im just looking for someone that loves to fish as much as i do, and just doesn't have to benifit of a boat.
I must add this in here.. No bad attitudes please. This offer is for someone that loves to fish, whether your catching anything or not. I don't do competitions, or anything like that. I fish for fun.
So if you are interested, Email me at Shane_tweezy@hotmail.com
Must have a valid fishing license. And by the way, age, sex, nor race makes no difference to me. As long as you love to fish, that's all that matters to me.
I live in hammond, louisiana. Even if you dont have a vehicle, If you are within a decent driving distance from hammond, I will consider picking you up.
So if you are interested, email me.. Tell me a little about yourself, and lets GO FISHING!!
It's been too long since I have been to manchac for some night time bowfishing. When I was doing it, I was having amazing luck. Mostly large carp and some really nice catfishin. I know the time is getting near. Anyone else bowfish the manchac area, and if so, when can I expect to go out and stick some fish into the boat? The last couple of attempts were a waste of trip. The water was muddy, so visibility was extremely limited, and the added aggrevation of choppy waters made it a pain in the butt.
If any of you bow fish, or even spear fish the manchac area, please let me know when the best time would be to start making those trips out there.
My personal experience has been accomplished by showing up in LATE afternoon, and by the time the boat is in the water and we're headed to our spots, the sun has pretty much set. I've seen some huge fish, and taken many.
It's simply a matter of showing up at the right time of year, and catching the fish when they are (feeding?) in the shallows.
Any tips, or advice would be greatly appreciated. And if anyone has some bow fishing gear, and would like to come along, email me at SHANE_TWEEZY@HOTMAIL.COM Subject:Bowfishing
Also, for the group of fellaz that go speargun fishing every year at manchac ( in the exact same area that I bowfish) , I'd love to try spearfishing out! So If you guys want an extra spearman, Drop me an email. I'd love to join in on that action!
Thanks for lookin!
Had the pleasure of fishing Lake Ramsey last weekend with my dad. Amazing bass action! That place is bass heaven. Put atleast 40 bass in the boat in 1 afternoon, and missed/lost just as many. Definately looking forward to going again soon!
I just bought a 2002 Skeeter Bass boat with a Yamaha 130 V4 Engine. The trim position gauge on the dash works, but it doesn't show the correct engine position. Can someone tell me where/how to correct this problem?
I'm looking for someone who can trouble shoot and fix dirtbike engines. I have a 2003 yamaha TT-R 125 L. It sat up for about a year, and now I cant get it to start.
Im located in Hammond,LA.
Killed this big boy a few nights ago in the pond at my house. They are coming out strong this year. I'm killing 2 or 3 a day, but this one was the biggest so far.
Has anybody been fishing or heard any reports on trout around the Hwy 11 bridge in slidell? When do the trout usually start biting out there? Have they fixed the lights along the bridge yet? The last time I was out there (night time) was a few months after Katrina, and none of the bridge lights were working.
Also, how long before the trout start to move into manchac pass? Isn't it usually around mid-May?
Bass fishing at manchac has been productive the past few weeks at manchac. A lot of small ones, but even the little ones have been putting up an impressive fight, so it's still a lot of fun. A few 2-2.5 pounders mixed in here and there. Biggest I've caught so far was probably a little over 3 pounds. (Picture below) .. The larger fish seem to feed in the afternoons.
Fish the main canal that runs along the interestate. The smaller bass are holding close to the banks in the mornings. Especially around the edges of "floating grass?". The bass are much more aggressive in the mornings than in the evenings, and get more aggressive as the temperture rises. With a clear sunny sky, expect to get a lot of bites as soon as your lure hits the water. The males will charge a lure from several feet away with intentions to kill! Give your lure a twitch or two, and let it sit for a second before reeling. I've gotten most of my strikes that way.
In the afternoons, the bites are not as often, but usually better size fish. And the bites are much different than in the morning. Bring a sensitive light-medium action rod because you will barely feel a bump, and thats if you're lucky. Most times all you will get is a slight tap, and then a little extra weight, like having grass on your line. They're just sucking the lure in, and swimming off slowly with it, so if you feel the slightest tap, stop and watch your line.
Just my personal advice, but don't even waste your time pulling grass off of crankbaits and spinner baits.
SOFT, WEIGHTLESS PLASTICS!! Twitch, twitch, stop. They are hitting it on the fall.
HOPE THIS HELPS, AND GOOD LUCK!!