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I e mailed Cap Rod after seeing his video of cleaning Reds and Sheepshead with the knife blade in the reciprocating saw. He told me where he got his but got bored being house bound by Mardi Gras (I'm over it after decades) so this morning I made my own with a pro blade from Restarant Depot. Not too easy as knife steel is harder than a Tide fan's head. Fun though.

February 09, 2016 at 1:02pm

From my camp in Adams county, MS

December 27, 2015 at 9:49am

Just had the best Christmas ever! My wife gave me 30 acres and an old, 1920's shack just north of Natchez between 61 and the river! Surrounded on all sides by 40-50 acre tracts that are all climax hardwood bottoms. Turkey, hogs, and deer galore. Fixing up house first. Hope to get it together in time for turkey season. 30 years of a great marriage and now this! Pinch me fellas!

December 29, 2014 at 9:02am

From this:

To This :

So sad.

February 03, 2014 at 12:20pm

Thursday got a call from a buddy to see how I felt about the mention of the Bayou Loutre cold weather red fishing festival. I was down for a long lunch, off we went. Lots of throw backs but 8 over 20' and an hour and a half well spent.

January 31, 2014 at 9:32am

I've been told by several folks that there is an extended experimental feral hog season this year. Anyone know details?

January 20, 2014 at 8:50am

Fished the Rigolets and Highway 11 today. FOGGY! Worked very hard for a mess of Drum. Cruddy fishing but had a blast regardless.

December 21, 2013 at 5:44pm

Went 'home' to the low country of Harris Neck,Georgia to hunt with my brothers and a couple of friends. First evening out this monster came to the edge of a clearing I was sitting 30 mins before pitch dark. For 20 mins he went in and out of the brush, waiting for dark. At 5 of dark I took him broadside at 75 yards. Bang, flop with a 150 grn .270. Scaled at 385 lbs. He's at Mr. Spencer's Taxidermy now along with his 300 lb friend. Soon as it gets cool I'm off to PRWA for more!

November 02, 2013 at 10:34am

My buddy Jay and I headed out of Breton Sound Marina around 5 AM Wednesday morning looking forward to a trout slam on the rocks. We were headed out via the Spoil Canal when the motor died. We could not get it going. Thank God for our SEA Tow membership! Hot Rod of Sea tow was on his way from Slidell and we bided our time fishing on the bottom for monster gaff tops. Around 9 AM Capitan Guidry came by and offered help and low and behold guess who his clients were? The great Don Debuc and the OWNER of Sea Tow! Hot Rod lugged us back to the dock in record time (they don’t call him hot rod for nuthin’). Saved a fortune being a member!

May 11, 2013 at 7:12am

Why the anti-gun lobby is disappointed with Obama's first year

Steve Chapman | February 15, 2010

Among the many groups that opposed Barack Obama's presidential race, few were more certain or vehement than gun rights organizations. 'Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history,' the National Rifle Association announced. 'Obama is a committed anti-gunner,' warned Gun Owners of America.

So it's no stunner that after a year in office, the president is getting hammered by people who have no use for his policy on firearms. The surprise is that the people attacking him are those who favor gun control, not those who oppose it.

Obama's record on this issue has been largely overlooked—except by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which recently issued a report card flunking him on all seven issues it deems important. Said President Paul Helmke, 'If I had been told, in the days before Barack Obama's inauguration, that his record on gun violence prevention would be this poor, I would not have believed it.'

Had he listened to the candidate in 2008, he would have believed. At a September campaign rally in rural Virginia, Obama declared unequivocally, 'I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away. … There are some common-sense gun safety laws that I believe in. But I am not going to take your guns away.'

The Brady Center must have hoped he was being less than honest. And he was: He had no intention of pushing those 'common-sense' laws he had previously favored. On the list of issues for which Obama is willing to put himself on the line, gun control ranks somewhere below free trade with Uzbekistan.

So he has proposed nothing in the way of new federal restrictions on firearms. Even the 'assault weapons' ban signed by President Clinton—and allowed to expire in 2004—has no visible place on his agenda.

Not only that, he's approved changes that should gladden the hearts of gun-rights supporters, a group that includes me. He signed a law permitting guns to be taken into national parks. He signed another allowing guns as checked baggage on Amtrak. He acted to preserve an existing law limiting the use of government information on firearms it has traced.

Still, the NRA is not rushing to recant. A spokesman admits the president has signed some provisions it favors, but notes that they were attached to legislation he wanted, making them hard to veto. Says Andrew Arulanandam, 'He has disappointed us with his appointments,' particularly Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, neither a darling of the shooting set.

But those are petty matters given Obama's overall refusal to do anything to advance gun control. On this issue, he took such a strong, clear position during the campaign that he has no room to maneuver. That was not accidental. It was deliberate—the equivalent of burning his ships to eliminate the option of retreat.

In terms of actual policy, rather than his previous record, Obama is a long way from being anti-gun. This is not because he has fond memories of sitting in a deer stand as a lad in Hawaii or of talking shotguns with Dick Cheney. It's because his mother didn't raise a fool.

Like some other Democrats, he may recall that in 1994, after banning 'assault weapons,' they lost the House for the first time in 40 years. Obama knows that anyone who staunchly favors banning guns won't vote Republican no matter what. But some independents who are protective of their weapons may vote Democratic if that issue is off the table.

Off the table is exactly where he intends to keep it. Last year, 65 House Democrats wrote Holder vowing to 'actively oppose' any effort to restore the assault weapons ban. The president has enough trouble getting legislation that enjoys overwhelming support in his party. He is not about to pick a fight with centrist Democrats over gun control.

Opponents of gun control should not rely on Obama's innermost sentiments on the subject. He obviously doesn't cherish the right to keep and bear arms. But for those who favor Second Amendment rights, here's the nice thing about having such a canny politician in the White House: He doesn't have to.


February 18, 2012 at 3:03pm

Dear Captain Herk & Pair-a-dice charters,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great trip last weekend. I’ve fished all over the world and around south Louisiana but have not had a better time than I did last Saturday (4-4-09). You are a terrific, patient host and true professional. Even though the weather offered rather poor conditions you put us on fish, stayed out well into the afternoon, and even our “struggling” companion Dr. Andy Griffin (Sacramento, CA.) got to land a nice Red, his first. The Marsh behind Grand Isle La is truly spectacular and offered up some challenging Redfishing. No doubt we were very pleased to find out that we’d had the most productive day of all the boats out of the marina that day. I’ve attached the photos from our trip and you can be sure we’ll avail ourselves of your services again and tell all our friends.

Warmest regards,

Joe Adams, New Orleans, LA.

April 07, 2009 at 9:53am

At least the Mississippi legislature did like Louisiana's and found $577 million to give to corporations! Now they have lots of good public schools and lots of high paying jobs much less fee paying out of staters.

March 12, 2016 at 11:38am
A comment titled: Re: Please score Bullwinkle in response to a report titled: Please score Bullwinkle

Thanks a lot. I thought he looked 130ish.

December 28, 2015 at 5:48pm
A comment titled: trust government in response to a report titled: who actually trusts our own federal government???

This 'poll' is very unscientific but I can guess why the respondents answer unanimously. If I'd had lived my whole life in a place as nonfunctional, poor, terribly educated, and corrupt as Louisiana I wouldn't trust government either. After graduating from LSU in the 80's I moved to NYC to 'seek my fortune'. Fortune FOUND based on hard work not who I knew or where I went to school. We get 1/3 of our budget from the Feds but still act like they are inept and we've got it going on? Heck, NYC looses money to the feds and yet it's safer and with a population twice our whole states' they can clean every street in town every week.

June 14, 2014 at 6:48am
A comment titled: frogfish in response to a report titled: Fish ID

The sargassum fish, anglerfish, or frog fish, Histrio histrio, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, the only species in its genus. It lives among Sargassum seaweed which floats in subtropical oceans. The scientific name comes from the Latin histrio meaning a stage-player or actor, and refers to the fish's feeding behaviour.

May 29, 2014 at 9:25am
A comment titled: Boo Hoo! in response to a report titled: No Firearms at Waffle House

Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner,are good ol' boys from rural GA. They are as superstitious and bottom line oriented as any other truly self made southern zillionares. If these founders and majority owners of a rock ribbed, rural based business instituted this policy you can bet it's for a sound reason. Work on your stroke at some other fast food joint while they cry all the way to the bank. With our shrinking population they may pull out of the LA. market eventually.

May 29, 2014 at 9:19am
A comment titled: salt water fee in response to a report titled: Salt water License going up

Gentlemen, I’m not trying to start trouble but I just don’t see why such an increase is so bad. I often see folks complain about LDWF and state government here and always find it ironic. The folks who work out of the capitol are our people. They come from our communities, go to our churches, graduated from our schools. They don’t come from New York or Vermont. They aren’t hatched in a “Legislator Farm” somewhere up in the darkest corner of Ouachita Parish. “The Government” is us! If “they” aren’t doing their job it’s the fault of our unconcerned citizenry. Our voting percentile shows an electorate that is happy with the status quo or just don’t care. We claim to be a conservative state yet 1/3 of our budget comes from the federal trough. Seems like we could start paying our own way. Higher fees and taxes are the way we pay for what the voters indicate they want out of Government.

May 20, 2014 at 7:26am
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Hog hunting PRWMA

Any body have a URL for official info? This info conflicts with the dates others have given.

January 21, 2014 at 7:36am
A comment titled: crabbing 101 in response to a report titled: crabbing

Go to the above web uri for basics. Water temps need to be in the 60s to have real results. Our favorite locations are just inside the gates at Bayou St. John, and the old bridge parallel with I 10 near LA hi 11 in the Bayou Sauvage NWR. Good luck!

January 15, 2014 at 8:20am
A comment titled: Nice job! in response to a report titled: PEARL RIVER WMA

Nice hogs. What type of ammo you using?

January 14, 2014 at 9:35am

Phil may be well intended but he is not a Biblical scholar. Matthew 7 & 19 make it clear that judging and wealth are tickets to hell. I hope he avoids all three.

December 21, 2013 at 5:37pm
A comment titled: Toasty Toes in response to a report titled: Cold feet

After finishing grad school at LSU in the mid 80’s I moved to New York City for 15 years and very quickly figured out two things: I’d never experienced true cold and I had never really been shown/taught to dress for the cold. Years before I bought my first deer camp in the Catskills I went to scout public land (no internet or Google Earth) and was shocked to see official State signage that stated that cotton long underwear was banned beyond that point as it amounted to a potential death sentence! After talking to fellow outdoorsmen I came to learn the basics: NO COTTON! Wool, fur, feathers, and synthetics are the only way to go. Layer! More layers of thinner garments that are somewhat loose fitting will keep you warmer and give you more freedom of movement. You need the looseness to allow air to be trapped more efficiently. As for feet this loose fit is key. ! When hunting as a guest at a 5000 acre 19th century Camp (one of the “Great Camps” of the Adirondacks) my host went over these basic rules of comfort as iron clad regulations to prevent my potential death or injury from hypothermia or frost bite. As for feet he explained that even though I had good socks that if I couldn’t wiggle my toes freely in my boots with layered socks, on stand, my toes would get too cold fast. To this day if I’m going to stand hunt (or walk less than a few miles a day) I wear boots that are a full size larger than normal. Thin poly-pro liners under heavy wool work well for me. The liners help wick sweat but you need that ROOM to allow movement and air circulation so that moisture can get out. I’ve got a bunch of boots and regardless of leather, nylon, or rubber, insulated or not, layering and fit are key to toasty toes and a comfortable hunt.

December 08, 2013 at 10:30am
A comment titled: 270 & B-Tips in response to a report titled: Ballistic or Partition?

150 gr Remington Core Loc = BANG Flop. Out to 250 yards on 260 lb. Aoudad and on 200 lb Hogs. In the last 8 years have not had one animal hit that moved other than to be thrown violently to the ground. 150 lb white tail at 150 yrds was flipped onto his back with his fore legs locked behind his antlers! Remington Core Loc!

December 07, 2013 at 7:00am
A comment titled: Bayou Outboards in response to a report titled: Outboard Mechanic

There is always a wait because he's in high demand. He's that good.

October 02, 2013 at 7:50am
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