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.
From my camp in Adams county, MS
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!
To This :http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/02/victim_speaks_about_healing_af.html#incart_river
Thursday got a call from a buddy to see how I felt about the nola.com 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.
I've been told by several folks that there is an extended experimental feral hog season this year. Anyone know details?
Fished the Rigolets and Highway 11 today. FOGGY! Worked very hard for a mess of Drum. Cruddy fishing but had a blast regardless.
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!
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 dont call him hot rod for nuthin). Saved a fortune being a member!
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 overlookedexcept 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 Clintonand allowed to expire in 2004has 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 deliberatethe 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.
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Dear Captain Herk & Pair-a-dice charters,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great trip last weekend. Ive 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 wed had the most productive day of all the boats out of the marina that day. Ive attached the photos from our trip and you can be sure well avail ourselves of your services again and tell all our friends.
Joe Adams, New Orleans, LA.