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Another fun season hunting ducks and geese at my place near Lake Village, Arkansas. From early teal season until late conservation goose season, it was another action packed season!

February 12 at 10:52am

Easy limits on speckled belly geese at my camp in Lake Village, Arkansas this past weekend. Although Arkansas limit is 2 per man on specs, the action was non stop on fresh cut rice fields.

November 02, 2021 at 5:09pm

Had awesome opening day teal hunt here in Arkansas this morning. 5 man limit in less than hour at my lease near Lake Village. Great hunt and lots of teal.

September 15, 2021 at 6:11pm

Checked my cameras at my deer lease near Calling Panther Lake near Crystal Springs, Mississippi last weekend for first time. Got some nice young bucks on camera. Bow season not far away!

August 25, 2021 at 10:18am

Started pumping water on my teal hole near my duck camp, The Quack Shack, this weekend outside Lake Village, Arkansas. Another duck season approaching soon!

August 10, 2021 at 11:02am

First two splits of 2020 Arkansas duck season have been the worst I’ve seen in 10 years of hunting in southeast Arkansas near Lake Village. Thankfully, geese have been plentiful and many limits of speckled belly geese have been got. Arkansas Game and Fish recently released an update on duck numbers in Arkansas so far this season Duck numbers are down 50%, including mallards. Everyone I’ve talked to from Stuttgart to Eudora have all said the same thing, “where are the ducks?” Bring on the Polar Vortex cold fronts to push those ducks down!

December 22, 2020 at 4:20pm

Easy limits on Specs in southeast Arkansas past few days at my lease near Lake Village. Arkansas went back to a limit of 2 per hunter on Speckled Belly geese this season, but added more days to the early goose season, which opened here on Saturday.My group of 3 had our 6 bird limit before 7 am each day. Thousands of Specs and Snows here on our rice and soy bean farm already!

November 03, 2020 at 10:02am

Made a quick trip out of Bayou Lacombe this morning before storm surge moves in to try to catch some specs and reds. Caught couple of nice reds early, then wind starting blowing in from SE. No trout this morning? Shout out to the Mandevillian who brought me out here this summer and showed me these grass beds on Northshore that have been holding Reds for a while now.

October 08, 2020 at 1:50pm

Shot a mess of doves on Labor Day morning at my camp in Arkansas. Wrapped in bacon and grilled just right, made a fine supper. Also, saw several flights of teal, one group of 20 that buzzed right overhead!

September 09, 2020 at 8:12am

Hopped on the Bluewave at 6 am today with Captain Jared with Miller Time Charters with poor expectations from not so promising weather report for chasing trout. Started out chasing reds on the inside with forecasted 15-20 mph west winds. After wife caught nice keeper red right away at first stop, things were shaping up for a nice day catching reds. Surprisingly, we were greeted with flat seas and calm wind, and after a few more cast, Captain made the call to head on out and chase some trout! After a short ride on glass like conditions with clouds and light rain, it didn’t take long to start rolling the trout over side of boat on double rigged Matrix Shad in whatever color you threw out there! And to top it all off, on the way in we stopped and caught 3 awesome slot Drum that put up an awesome fight! Thank you Captain Jared for putting us an awesome 4th of July firework show!!

July 04, 2020 at 8:06pm

Wifey and I ran my half dozen crab traps we threw out a few days ago in Lake Pontchartrain today and got a couple dozen nice crabs to boil tonight before we head down to fish with Captain Travis Miller in the morning. Looking forward to our 4th of July fishing trip! Hope the weather holds out. Happy 4th of July to everyone.

July 03, 2020 at 3:49pm

Wife and I headed out to Trestles in Slidell this morning to break the Coronavirus isolation routine. Got right on some Reds early, had one 30” Red break my wife’s line right at boat, then another one right after that. She eventually boated a nice 17” drum and an 18” Red, all on V&G Terror Tail by Deadly Dudley in Blue Chartreuse. Water was calm and a little dirty with some algae bloom starting to show up at Trestles. Mississippi River water from Bonet Carrie Spillway quickly muddying up Lake Pontchartrain.😕 Later in the morning the wind picked up and tide starting moving and I got one nice 17” trout in cooler and missed several nice ones that got off before I could net them. Once wind started pushing up some white caps after lunch we headed in. Beautiful day on the Lake today!

April 21, 2020 at 5:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Treacherous T-Funky 4-7-22 in response to a report titled: Treacherous T-Funky 4-7-22

Dang Mande, glad you were able to make it back into your boat ok. Last year I was fishing Calling Panther Lake in Mississippi and my trolling motor hit underwater stump and I fell onto my trolling motor and broke the shaft. Kept me from falling in. Had some sore ribs for a few days. Boating can be dangerous unfortunately.

April 08 at 2:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Yesterday’s Top Water Action in response to a report titled: Yesterday’s Top Water Action

Awesome day there Wiz. Nice trout!

March 05 at 1:26pm

Oldschool1234, not trying to rub anything in anyone?s face, just sharing some pics from my place in Arkansas. Sorry if it hurt your feelings, everyone in these pics are diehard LOUISIANA residents who have hunted in LOUISIANA all of our lives, including me! Maybe you should come up and make a hunt with me sometimes.

February 13 at 11:14am
A comment titled: Re: Duck Season Re Cap 21/22 in response to a report titled: Duck Season Re Cap 21/22

Hell of a season for you 2 public land die hards!

February 01 at 10:28am
A comment titled: Re: Honey Island Beauties 1 20 22 in response to a report titled: Honey Island Beauties 1 20 22

Wow Mande, what a die hard duck hunter you are. To go solo into public land, in the rain, pulling your boat and new trailer with the hot rod Lincoln is mind boggling. Congratulations on the beautiful pair of Woodies you were rewarded with for your efforts this morning! Also, I enjoyed having you and Nick, the Nuck and Futz duo, up at my camp, The Quack Shack, here in Lake Village, Arkansas this week. Always a pleasure hunting with you duck die hards!

January 20 at 6:46pm

Mande, your passion for ducks never ceases to amaze me! You are a true die hard, and a gluten for punishment. The Nuck and Futz duo needs to head up here to Lake Village, Arkansas and shoot some of these geese up here! While ducks have been hit or miss, the geese have been steady all season! Look forward to seeing you guys.

January 05 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: A little excitement yesterday morning in response to a report titled: A little excitement yesterday morning

Nice mess of trout there Wiz! That gator looked too close for comfort! Merry Christmas to you guys!

December 25, 2021 at 7:25am
A comment titled: Re: Trimming my Christmas tree in response to a report titled: Trimming my Christmas tree

That’s awesome wiz. Great public service picking up all that old tackle. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

December 20, 2021 at 8:00pm

Awesome pics Mande. I need to make that trip up north to fish for some trout. Only about 3 hours from my duck camp in Lake Village. Hope you and Dawn had a wonderful trip

September 27, 2021 at 10:24am
A comment titled: Re: Teal Season Opener in response to a report titled: Teal Season Opener

Delta Duckman, nice hunt on your second day! We had the opposite hunt, got a 5 man limit on first hunt, tried another spot close by the next morning and we didn’t fire a shot. Hope to have another good hunt later this week when cool front passes by.

September 20, 2021 at 10:06am
A comment titled: Re: Good time fishing for reds in response to a report titled: Good time fishing for reds

Nice red Wiz, as usual!

September 20, 2021 at 8:09am
A comment titled: Re: Mega Spike in response to a report titled: Mega Spike

Letumgrow, that’s a big old spike. Definitely needs to be culled. Surprised he hasn’t been seen during hunting dates, disappearing once season starts? Hope you take him out this season!

August 25, 2021 at 4:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Back too the Pumpkin Patch in response to a report titled: Back too the Pumpkin Patch

Nice reds there Wiz! You been wearing them out in that ol reliable spoon!

August 25, 2021 at 4:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Bow season preparation in response to a report titled: Bow season preparation

As you can see, deer movement is minimal in this dang heat, all my pictures of bucks are at night. Looking forward to slinging some arrows soon. Haven’t missed but a couple of opening mornings of bow season in my 30+ years of hunting in Mississippi. Great opportunity to get a nice buck in velvet first couple of days of bow season.

August 25, 2021 at 4:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Nuck and Futz Hit Lake P 8 16 21 in response to a report titled: Nuck and Futz Hit Lake P 8 16 21

Dang, crazy that many sharks along shoreline of Lake right now. Bet you two die hards did some teal scouting while deep in that marsh. Blue wing action not far away!

August 17, 2021 at 8:14am

Mande, nice reds there! Me and the wife going to chase some this weekend out of Bayou Lacombe. Haven’t had a chance to get my boat out since I got my trim motor repaired and new stereo installed.

August 13, 2021 at 8:41am
A comment titled: Re: Teal season preparation in response to a report titled: Teal season preparation

Wiz, you welcome to come make a duck hunt at my place in Lake Village. Maybe we can swap trips, would love to come fishing with you one day!

August 11, 2021 at 3:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal season preparation in response to a report titled: Teal season preparation

Mande, I’m glad you found your keys. I always keep my boat key on separate, floating key chain. That bush hogging in this heat will mess with your mind!

August 11, 2021 at 7:30am
A comment titled: Re: Teal season preparation in response to a report titled: Teal season preparation

BluShamu, Wasn’t able to plant any crops on this pond this season, it’s a new spot I just acquired. Was able to bush hog pond in selected spots before pumping water in. Lots of natural grasses and feed. It’s an abandoned catfish pond bordering Boeuff River. Next year it will be planted in corn and millet!

August 11, 2021 at 7:28am
A comment titled: Re: Sight casting for reds this morning in response to a report titled: Sight casting for reds this morning

Awesome morning Wiz! Nobody can catch Reds more easily as you! Always impressed with your hauls! Thanks for posting!

August 05, 2021 at 8:02pm
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