This picture is of a pond on our lease with Salvania in it.
This stuff showed up 3 years ago that we noticed. It was there one weekend and all drained through water control a few weeks later.
Last year it took over 1/2 the open water on our lease.
This year it has gotten about 3/4 so far.
I have never seem something like this before. We poison, put weevils, push some with homemade rakes hooked to boats and the little we do either is not fast enough or short lived. I mean it was on the lease next to us one year, then ours the next then 5 or 6 leases around area now. You can go one weekend and have a pad of this floating in a pond and go back 3 weeks later and the pond will be slap full.
Just Depressing to see this take over. OH and last year it seemed if you had this in even just 1/4 of the pond, the ducks would pass and circle and circle and leave.
Anyone know what 1rst year of Louisiana hunting lisence was. I have from 1928 to 1932. Just curious
Need some advice on rabbit hunting. I have about 15 acres where I live. Some of it has about 3ft thick grass. There are rabbit holes all over. Little trails cross crossing throughout and rabbit poo all around. I walked it 2 or 3 times trying to jump rabbits but haven't seen any. There is woods nearby that's holding coy dogs which I assumed May be killing them but I still see a good bit of signs. Patches of bushes with holes in it , holes in ground, poop, tracks. Just haven't actually seen rabbits. Any thoughts. I hunt ducks majority of the year and never really rabbit hunted much. So any advice would be appreciated.
Awesome hunt today. More birds down. Should be good last 2 weeks. Been doing pretty good lately just have to work a little for them.
Need some advice from you guys. I hunt a lease and some public land. Lease has been hit or miss. Did really good last weekened on public. This past weekened and today we saw a lot of Greys flying high on both property's. Blow duck call and they keep on moving. Don't blow call and they keep on moving. Duck weed growing in ponds. Seems like all good conditions. We put out 2 to 3 dozen decoys on lease and had only put a dozen on public trying to save wieght in pirouge for the long hike to this remote area. Do you think it's just normal or need more decoys when windy and cloudy like last 3 days? I've been a hardcore duck hunter since I was 7 or 8 years old. Always hunted marsh and never really used more than 3 dozen decoys. Just wanted to see others opinion or if any face same thing. Not sure if it's new birds comming in riding wind, old birds going from one sanctuary to another, ducks preference if pond size on those cloudy windy days, or if I'm just doing something wrong. Any thought are welcomed.
Its crazy how the last 4 or 5 years ive noticed not a single teal in the marsh before teal season, however opening morning we normally get a slow limit. But if you ride around after about 9 am you will not see a single teal sitting on the water or flying anywhere. I guess they just pass through at daybreak which they are notorious for. Anyway a hunt with or without a kill is still way better than work.
Man saturday the big flocks of green wing were comming right in decoys. 1rst flock we got exited and dropped 6. after that we starting trying to catch side birds. We ended morning with 4 man limit by 8:00am. 2 greys, 1 green head, rest teal. Next day we shot 6 birds 2 people. WOW what a differance wind can make.
Is attakapas good for hunting waterfowl. Its the closest area from where i live in vermillion parish. There are alot of public land oppurtunities from morgan city to mississippi but not much from vermillion to texas. I will start hunting public land until i find another lease. My family just bought some land near catahoula lake up agaist dewey wills. I will try that as well but i would like to find something closer for week day hunts.
lost lease this year to a company who was willing to pay alot moreso they could take there customers. Lease holder also hunted with us along with another lease he had. His other lease has been great last few years and ours not to great. Well last year we had a phenominal year and his other lease sucked. So now he wants the lease to himself with the company. Probally stay there till there rich A#$#$ have a bad year then move on to another poor person lease and have them booted. It was good while it lasted. I will start looking very hard towards end of duck season for a lease next year. I guess that is how it goes.
We just recently bought some property up agaist dewey will WMA and are building a camp right now. Should be complete mid november. I was wondering if ducks casn be killed in the flooded timber there. I will try to hunt that as well as deer until i can get a spot in the Lake if ever possible. Any advice on hunting ducks are deer on dewey wills. Dont need specific spots, i will scout a bit as i can. i will be more prepared next year once camp is finished and we dont have to drive up there every morning.
Courtesy of Beckys Custom Jigs. Man i love these things. Another great fishing trip.
Total that we kept 2 people
35- Bull Bream and Goggle eye
Still biting when we left but had to get back and pick up kids from sitter.
Have been hammering them since last week. This day was one of the slowest.
Going fishing in either charenton out of Mytte point dock or henderson for crappie.
Any one willing to give advice or direction. I am trying to find out where david salloon is located at around charenton. Cant seem to find it.
I need help finding bayou sally. Supposedly it is near garden city. Any directions woul dbe great.
Any one think the sacalait may still be biting. Or some tips on what to use or how to use. I was thinking about going try. I know a area, which is in the mermentau watershed. Clean water and no fishermen. Can only acsess it throug private property. Area is marsh and bayou with cypress trees and lilies.
Thanks in advance
Still killing limits near vermillion bay. i dont get in marsh till 8 or 9 and hunt till 12 or 1. We are killing a few ducks in ponds with blinds but i have been doing great in ponds/pot holes/ and wide mudboat ditches with 4 decoys at most. I had 3 guys with me friday. i put them 200 yards apart in grass next to mud boat ditch that is about 100 ft wide. Got there at 8 and all 4 of us were done about 11 with a total of 8 green wing and 16 greys. Ducks are still here. you just have to change your tactics up.
We have a lake that no one on our lease ever wants to hunt because they say it sucks. The last 2 years i go there on last weekend and sit on a edge of the lake whereever the coots are hanging at. We limit out last 2 days last 2 years using same tactic.
i need help with my dog. She picks up all my ducks in water. when a duck falls in grass she will go where duck is and sniff right up to it but will not pick it up. Any advice on how i fix this would help.
This morning i shot bird that fell about 50 yards behind blind in grass. she jump out blind put nose down and ran right to a certain area and stayed there 2 or 3 minutes then came back with nothing. My buddy came with his dog and his dog took a little longer and wound up going to same spot my dog sniffed at for those 2 or 3 minutes and picked up a bird. This happens often and i cant firgure how to break her of it.
I dont normally hunt teal season because i normally dont kill any teal. but i went sat ans yesterday and limited olut 3 people in about 30 minutes. Had a great time
Anyone know where is the closest place to buy cacohoe minnows near vermillion parish la
can anyone give me advice on where to go catch frogs at. I have a lease in the boston but we havent caught frogs in 3 or 4 years. Mabye im going at wrong time. Me and a few friend have beemn trying to find a area to go where we could catch a few. I went last week in marsh and caught 4. Thats all i found so far this year. When is the best time to go. What plays a big factor in whenthey are out. Any advice would help.
Any body see the new steel shot thats comming out. Spectra shot. BBs are colored. I mean like blue, green, black,yellow and so on. Purpose of color is to see who killed what when you hunt with a few people. Also its supposed to be as good as black cloud. Soon will see about that. Seems like a good idea. You can even get LSU colors. The things they come out with.