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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 at 8:02pm
A comment titled: Re: Nice Lil Lake Borgne Trip 7 27 21 in response to a report titled: Nice Lil Lake Borgne Trip 7 27 21

Mande, I bet those Reds were some fine supper last night. I’ve been itching to go since I had my trim motor replaced last week, but suffered another setback when I loaded up to go give the Yamaha 4 stroke a test run and I had no power to motor or power pole? Not sure what happened, maybe our mechanic left my Perko switch on? Dropped boat off toTodd over at Dixie Trolling Motors in Mandeville to check her out and install a new JL stereo system in boat so I can enjoy some tunes while out in the water. Hope to join up with you for a trip soon.

July 28 at 8:10am
A comment titled: Re: Chasing reds this morning in response to a report titled: Chasing reds this morning

Nice job Wiz! Redfish on the half shell tonight!

June 25 at 1:39pm
A comment titled: Re: A Windy Day with Awesome People! in response to a report titled: A Windy Day with Awesome People!

Thanks for a great trip Captain Jared! Always fun catching fish with you.

May 18 at 8:16am
A comment titled: Re: Another Tough Day on de T-Funky in response to a report titled: Another Tough Day on de T-Funky

Happy anniversary to you and the Wifey!

May 04 at 5:04pm
A comment titled: Re: T-Funky Abbreviated Trip 2 22 21 in response to a report titled: T-Funky Abbreviated Trip 2 22 21

Dang Mande, hate to hear you lost your wallet. Tough start to 2021 fishing season. Now that duck season is over, I’m ready to get the Alumacraft 2072 out in the T Funcky and Bayou Lacombe. Let me know when you ready to make a trip.

February 22 at 10:25am
A comment titled: Re: Arkansas update in response to a report titled: Arkansas update

Thanks Wiz. Getting harder each year to justify the expense of hunting up there in Arkansas (4.5 hour drive from my home in Abita Springs) and maintaining a camp there. Most years have been productive, but years like this one make you question your sanity. However, the excitement of a dozen greenheads working into your decoy spread in flooded rice fields is a sight you rarely get to see here. Got to love it!

December 22, 2020 at 8:32pm

Glad to see you guys continuing your success from teal season. It was tough to read your post from last season when futility was the norm on most hunts. Hope to get the Nuck and Futz duo back up to my place in Arkansas soon. If the positive results continue for you guys, I may have to come hunt with the Duo! Been slow up here in Arkansas so far in my area for opening week. Happy Thanksgiving to all the Louisiana Sportsmen and women out there!

November 26, 2020 at 9:58am

Dang Wiz, another impressive haul! Had to been fun busting em up with the top water, even a Sheephead!

October 19, 2020 at 9:32pm
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