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Went fishing for Tuna behind the Trawlers in the 250' of water. The trawlers were there but no Tuna, not even Bonita. After 5 different trawlers, we noticed some birds diving and got up wind and drifted into the. We could see Bonita breaking on the water. Started chumming and it did not take but a minute before the bonita was around the boat. Every once and a while, a black fin would bust through them. It was a trick to get the bait in the water as the Black Fin busted through the Bonita. Ended up with 8 - 15 to 20lb Blackfin Tuna. Then jumped over to the Mouth of the river for some state snapper. Ended up with 51/2 snapper, The half ended up in a sharks belly. Good Trip

September 05, 2016 at 11:17am

Fished on Friday, June 6th. We had to go deep to find the snapper. All the shallow rigs that we fished were all small snapper. Started in WD70's and had to keep moving deeper and deeper to find the big ones. We caught all our Red Snapper in water between 200 and 250' of water. The average size was between 10 and 15lbs. There was a blue water rip at about 38 miles southeast of Grand Isle. After we limited out on snapper, we trolled the grass line and caught one 25' Black Fin and one Chicken Dolphin so small, that we thought he would have chocked on the lure.

June 07, 2014 at 11:42pm

Flat seas, green water and lots of sharks. Went out and found plenty of hardtails in WD73. No lack of bait. Went to WD152 and WD122 and it was hard to get past the sharks on the way down. Mangaged to get a 32lb grouper and two small AJ's with about 30 baits. Tryed in the WD30's for state snapper but could not get a bite of any kind.

May 07, 2014 at 11:16am

We went out to chase the shrimp boats for Tuna, but we found there was no shrimp boats. The seas were about 1', the water was dark blue, not green, not cobalt blue. We decided to fish Amberjack. After 45 minutes at WD 152, we caught our limit of 30lb AJS. No sense of fishing the shallower water since you cannot keep snappers or triggers.

August 08, 2013 at 1:48pm

Looking for two more hunters to make a Goose/duck hunt in September in Canada. About 100 miles east of Edmonton, CA., located in St. Wahlburg. We did a three day hunt last September. You get 8 Canada geese & 8 ducks a day. Goose & ducks in the am and ducks only in the afternoon. Total cost of Guided Hunt, airplane tickets, lodging, Breakfast & Supper, shot gun shells, (rent a Binelli shot gun $50 a day). I have already reserved the trip, but need two more hunters to make the trip. Total cost about $3,500.00 for everything other than odd and end costs. For more information call my cell phone at 504-628-3834, Milton Walker. I have enclosed the picture of our last day hunt - 6 hunters - 48 Canadian geese, 48 ducks, 6 Snow geese (bonus)

May 20, 2013 at 5:39pm

Finally got a day that the seas were almost flat and decided to get the crew together for a trip outside. We wanted to go after Tuna, but the river water was everywhere. Went past Medusa and 'Green Water'. Decided to try a few rigs on the way out for King Mackeral and got sharks. Trolled the Midnight Lump, got one small Wahoo. In desperation, stopped at WD152 and limited out 5 AJ'S in 40 minutes on Amberjack Candy, 'Live Hardtails'. The AJ's saved the day.

May 14, 2013 at 7:59am

Saturday, the weather for duck hunting was perfect. North wind 15mph, cloudy skies, 50ish. It was so perfect that even with the previous dismal hunts, I had hope! I knew that a new batch of birds would blow in for a couple of days, at least until they realized they were starving. The sky started to brighten and low and behold a bird flew into the decoys, bang & we were ready for that great day. Three hours passed and other than a very few flyers at great distances, flying in a straight line, the sky were devoid of ducks. Even the marsh hawks abandoned the area. After throwing in the towel, I went to the other side of the pond to realize the bird I shot was a Coot. Add insult to injury. My buddy and I have come to the conclusion that the season is over for us. Best of luck, Elsewhere!

January 07, 2013 at 4:00pm

What a day, got lucky and made a trip on 7/11/12 and made the whole day without getting rained on. We limited out on 10 to 16lb red Snappers, got a bonus of a 22lb Skamp Grouper and a wayward 27lb black fin Tuna. We followed some Shrimp boats and really loaded up on Bonita and Sharks. The water was right, the water depth was right, just no Tuna. Just wish we could have another couple weeks of Snapper Season. Will be looking forward to late August and September for the shimpboat tuna.

July 12, 2012 at 8:04pm

On Sunday, October 23, 11 we made a trip out of Grand Isle, not exactly due south, but toward WD 152. Did not want to have the LOOP boat run me down again! Fished behind the shrimp boats in 250' of water. Wow, did they have some sharks. The deckhand pushed the fish overboard and it reminded me of Jaws, except 20 to 25 of them. They were on the surface, mouth wide open gulping in the floating fish. On top of that, we caught our share of them on multiple boats, without seeing them. Wore ourselves out on sharks and bonita. We did manage to catch one Black Fin and one Yellowfin Tuna. It took over 40's of chum to do it. Seas were almost flat, but the Blue water was out past WD152.

October 27, 2011 at 8:02am

I am in the market for a duck hunting lease that has respectable hunting. I live in the lafitte area, but will travel up to two hours, for a good hunt. I have been hunting Delacroix and Lafitte. After four storms and some bad years of hunting, I am looking for a change of venue. I am getting too old to fight bad marsh hunting conditions. I cannot stomach hunting on WMAs. Just when you get a good spot, you have sky busters ruin your trip. I have a boat and pirogues and have been hunting almost 40 years. If I can hook up a good lease, I may consider getting my two sons involved. If you are looking for someone to help fill your club ranks, please email me. Thanks Milton

February 02, 2009 at 5:41pm

Why does this magazine ask hunters to report or blog about their experiences? It apprears that the management wants to make sure that a report does not criticize any of their "bread & butter" advertisers, even if they are unethical. So I guess this will be the last post they will allow from me. They will make sure that this post disapprears like other posts that were not supportive of their Advertisement Galley. Then I will be banned from posting any information. I hope that the staff of this forum gets an opportunity to get the same treatment that I got with the guided goose hunt on Jan 6th. Good luck to all the ethical guiding services & hunters. Milton Walker, Sportsman & Conservationist

January 14, 2009 at 9:40am

I now know that it was a fluke for Delacroix Island. We hunted Sunday and got our limit. Went on Tuesday, Jan 13 and got 1 teal. There was definitely more birds than two weeks ago, but the lack of food is the problem. When the front blew through, they rode the north wind. They stayed long enough to see that there was no dinner, and just like us, they went looking for something to eat. If you think about it, a duck can travel huge distances in a short period of time. So if they find there is no vegetation in the water, they keep going. I did not hunt the first season after Katrina, but I would bet that the conditions was the same.

Another problem is that as I ride the 7 miles along the Bayou, going between Reggio and Delacroix, there is plenty of water where there used to be land. Now, when the wetlands start to recover, there will more opportunity for the ducks to spread out and make it even more difficult to hunt them. I have had enough! Put the ole pirogue and decoys up for the year. I will sit out this weekend. I may still consider a goose hunt, but after going with Cajun Wildlife Adventures on Jan 6th, I have to find a reputable guide service before considering another goose hunting experience.

January 14, 2009 at 7:25am

Well it has been a long drought this season in the Delacroix Island area. The ducks have been non-existent. Gustave & Ike seemed to wipe out all the duck food that would hold ducks in this area. You know when you shoot 3 ducks out of 6 possible shots, it is "Slim Pickins". As a matter of fact, we did not even see ducks running by boat. On Sunday, Jan 12, they finally made an appearance. They probably ran out of food everywhere else and were forced to spread out. The hunt was fast and furious. We bagged our limit in less than 30 minutes. Greys, teal & DosGris. It certainly put a smile on our face. Just wish that they had showed up before now. This hunt was certainly appreciated after making the zero-hunt with Cajun Waterfowl Adventures.

January 12, 2009 at 8:12pm

I went goose hunting on Tuesday with Cajun Wildlife Adventures near Geydan. It was a perfect day, saw lots of geese high, but they would not decoy or come in range. I guess even the professionals get skunked. It was my first goose hunt and we were very disappointed.

January 09, 2009 at 9:14pm

I know that they say there are ducks in Southeast Louisiana. I have hunted both Delacroix and the Lafitte coastal marsh.In four hunts in the last month, I have shot 1 teal. Today, 12/23/2020 I hunted the marsh south of Lafitte and did not see a duck until we flushed some Dos Gris out of 3 Bayou Bay as we were on our way out. I know if you are seeing ducks in the survey, they have to be concentrated in very limited areas. ' Duckless in the Marsh '

December 23, 2020 at 2:13pm
A comment titled: Opened Memorial Day weekend in response to a report titled: Red Snapper Season?

I received a email from Wildlife and Fisheries that the state season with the required state landing permit for Red Snapper will open Friday, May 24th and go Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day or until the state quota is reached. I just got the LDWF new I-phone app for reporting landings of Red Snapper. According to the email I received, you are required to have the ' ROLP Permit '.Here is the link - . :LDWF announced that once you have downloaded the app, you will be notified when the quota has been met.

May 25, 2019 at 1:32pm
A comment titled: get it back in response to a report titled: Bizarre Hunting Help

As long as you know exactly where the boat flipped, you should be able to find it. Get a roofing magnet. That is the one that you roll around after the roofers leave mega nails everywhere. Tie a good rope on it and drag it on the bottom slowly. Hope that helps.

January 26, 2009 at 6:30pm
A comment titled: in defense of bowfishing in response to a report titled: Bowfishing

You have to participate in the sport to understand it. You do not always retrieve every fish that is shot. Sometimes they pull off. When a person goes fishing and hooks a small fish in the gills, whether they realize it or knot, that fish is dead, even if they release it. They have killed a fish the same as the bowfisher when the fish is hit and pulls out. It is just a size difference. Most bow fisherman do not release fish back after being shot. I go fishing from time to time and have never released a fish. As a matter of fact, we have never exceed our limit on redfish & drum. If we go out and shoot 5 redfish per person in a night, we had a great trip. What you caught was a fish that pulled off the arrow.

January 23, 2009 at 6:35am
A comment titled: Wish I was there in response to a report titled: Lubbock Tx. Canada Goose hunting Day 2

I made a hunt with Cajun Wildlife Adventures on Jan 6,09 and envisioned a hunt like yours. That is some impressive pictures of the hunt. I watched some goose hunting videos on y-tube and got excited before I went. I guess you'll laid on the ground and shot when they decoyed, like the video showed. In Guedan, they don't get that kind of opportunity. We got a single shot on a high flyer (about 200') but that was it. The guide service did not put out but 6 goose decoys. I guess that I was expecting a hunt like yours. Looked like it was a great day. From one hunter to another, HIGH FIVES! MIlton

January 23, 2009 at 6:22am
A comment titled: Hunting is what you make it in response to a report titled: hunting aint hunting no more

I have been hunting for almost 40 years. I have hunted just about every species of game animals, including alligators. I prefer ducks, because of the opportunity for the skill of shooting and personally, I love duck gumbo. I have a lot of fond memories at Red River WMA for hunting squirrel and deer and Pearl River for deer and hogs. I have hunted deer (with dogs) in the swamps of Sorrento, La. Each & every hunting event was memorable. You start off learning and paying your dues, but as you get older, you begin to focus on the hunting that gives you the greatest enjoyment. Yes, I enjoy the outdoors, watching the sun break with a multitude of colors. Would I continue to hunt without the opportunity of success. No! If you just wanted to see and observe nature in it's glory, then leave the guns at home and take a camera. For some people, a picture of a duck with feet outstretched, touching the water, would be their greatest trophy. Every person is different. So if someone wants success in their hunt, with "wack and stack em" and they ethically hunt and follow the rules, why would you criticize them, for their personality. Remember, that every person cannot express themselves in a manner that is 100% acceptable to everyone else. Why would you come to this forum and be asked to post pictures, if you did not want to show off your success. Anti-hunters would consider any pictures to be unethical as well as the killing of those animals. I am a hunter and have taken pictures to remind me of my success and great hunts. Milton

January 22, 2009 at 6:56am
A comment titled: Bad season for me in response to a report titled: Majestic Ending to a Perfect Duck Season

I have been hunting Delacroix Island, SE Louisiana for the last 20 plus years. We have had some good hunts. But with the increasing storms, the duck hunting is going downhill fast. No food and no ducks. Our average duck hunt was to limit out and go fishing for trout and reds. Katrina, Rita, Gustav,& Ivan has possibly changed this area forever. Now I am not saying that it is forever over, but I believe as the wetlands areas are lost to erosion, the effects of storms are greater year after year. There is no aquatic vegetation and no reason for the ducks to stick around. I am 57 years old and may have to consider some kind of change. Who knows, maybe it can come back for a few more years of good hunting. Only the future will reveal that. Better luck next year. Milton

January 20, 2009 at 7:45am
A comment titled: average age in response to a report titled: Average Age

I am 57 and been hunting since 18 years old.

January 14, 2009 at 9:42am
A comment titled: yes Virginia there is a wolf in response to a report titled: Post Pulled?

It seems that the management will only leave posts that meet what they see as safe for their advertisers. I went on my 1st & worst goose hunt on Jan 6, 09 with Cajun Wildlife Adventures, a professional guide service. The owner disappeared upon my arrival back at his house. He would not return phone calls, so I decided to let the sportsman of Louisiana know that this guide service was not reputable. I know that no guide can promise that your shoot something, but when the owner promises you opportunity and you get none and he does not want to talk to you, what does that tell you. Oh yes, 3 hunters in the blind + a guide = 2 ducks, even though I signed up for a goose hunt. I posted two reports and both are now gone. Take that for what it is worth. Milton, disappointed.

January 10, 2009 at 7:12am
A comment titled: Binelli shot gun in response to a report titled: Beretta vs. Benelli

I bought the Benelli Black Eagle two years ago and don't regret the choice. I have had people tell me it is overpriced, but it is simple. It disassembles into three pieces in 30 seconds. If you have a problem because you did not clean you gun, then you can do it in the blind. It is well worth the bucks. It very seldom jams. Milton

January 09, 2009 at 9:18pm
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