as we all know the fishing community is a very close knit group-- yesterday I got word of co worker and friend capt brad Malcolm formally 'lil lucky' on la sportsman got in a boating accident out of flatboat pass in venice he suffered a fatal injury and was pronounced dead on arrival at lsu university hospital in nola please pray for his wife and two small children as he will be missed dearly may god have mercy on him and his family as he will be greatly missed capt brad Malcolm may you rest in peace brother
a big congrats to my uncle bob terese of metairie and his impressive 160 --13 pt buck he killed on some family owned property in talulah la last saturday 225 lbs no high fence
well with the early mississippi doe season opening this past weekend good friend john taylor of picayune took his 8 yr old daughter cassie up to the lease to see if she could get her first deer. Its nice that a youth can harvest either sex with no antler restriction. Saturday morning they had a little action but no shot- then saturday evening at about 430 pm a spike stepped out at about 80 yds and down he went- cassies .243 did the trick and its so nice to see a smile on a childs face when they are sucessful.. congrats john and cassie hope there are a few more memories to be made for yall soon
went out on a limb and bought a new mathews dxt this summer after 6 sucessful years with my old mathews fx- started out the year just looking for a doe to break it in thinking this year would be like all the rest and wouldnt see the big boys til the rut came in--well i got off work friday night at 11 pm the usual bunch of guys went to natchez this past weekend so no one was at the camp-- so i said what the hell i made the 3 hour run to the lease and wound up getting there just after 2 am. got up at 5 and headed to the stand- saw three bucks saturday morning and drew back on a nice 8 point but couldnt close the deal-- so a lil discouraged i headed back to the same stand saturday evening watched a spike for 45 min and he spooked when i looked up all i could see were tines!!!! and they was comin right at me!! came in to 20 yards and was facing me for a good few minutes then he made the wrong move and turned quartering away at 18 yards! a quick 'mah' and he stopped looked back and WHAM!! he took the rage like a champ! ran 60 or 70 yards or so and fell out first one with the new DXT!! the only bad part is i had to drag him out clean him etc with no help because everyone else was in natchez-- wasnt planning on killing a mountable rack with a bow this early in the year so i didnt have enough ice so after the 3 hour job of hauling him out of the ravine and cleaning him etc was done i had no other choice but to load up and head to the house but it was worth it-- THANK U BRAD RIPP!!!! PERFECT SHOT FROM A PERFECT BOW SET UP = A HUNT ILL NEVER FORGET!
CLASS OF 2010 NOW IN SESSION! So i went out on a limb this summer and bought a new MATHEWS DXT-- a nice upgrade from my old MATHEWS FX.. so i started this year just lookin for a doe to 'break it in'. got off of work friday night at 11 pm and made the 3 hr run to my place in mississippi--arrived at 2 am and was up at 5 am... made it to the stand and saw 3 bucks i drew back on a respectable 8 point and couldnt close the deal--- a lil disappointed i headed back saturday evening watched a spike for a lil while and then had a 6 point try to come in but something kept him from commiting and i looked to my right and saw what it was and all i could see was tines!!! had to wait on him for a few minutes and i didnt get too shook up for a change-- 18 yards and quartering away just what i needed and WHACK! 70 yds later a nice 9 point on the ground i measured him at 112 and 2/8 not too bad with a bow!!!! RAGE 2 blade ROCKED HIS WORLD!
Well as many archers know its almost time to hit the woods 2 more months cant wait... went visit Brad at LA Outdoors and just got my new mathews DXT! shoots like a dream definately satisfied with the new 'Rig' cant wait to take the field points off and load up with a RAGE 2 blade.. clock is ticking tic toc tic toc.... check out the guys in pearl river great selection friendly staff and the 'techno-hunt' is as close to real as it can get....
Well the boloxi marsh is alive and well!! took a lil run to some of my favorite ponds to see what it all looked like after this oil spill fiasco and to be honest it looked as if nothing had changed... all my honey holes were choked with grass and the water was gin clear!! fished around for an hour or so saw a few fish and couldnt get them to bite...A pretty nice rain storm got on top of us and we had no choice but to sit tight and get the perverbial 'wet ass' but after the rain blew over it was like someone turned on a switch and the fish seemed to be cruising the shorelines with a vengence!!hooked up to a solid keeper on the third cast after the rain stopped and it was easy pickin from then on launched at 8 am and we finished at 1 pm with 10 tank size redfish and 3 trout all on lures! enjoy the pics...
three bucks from mississippi this year now that hunting is over come on saints and come on redfish!!
went to chase some shallow water redfish back on the 8th thought i put up the pics but i didnt took lance for his first sight fishing trip ever hes from monroe and used to bass fishin and on his first hook set he said "THAT AINT NO BASS!"
well.. its been a while since i posted on here... last posts were on the rediculous redfish in st bernard parish well ive been fishin my butt off all summer from breton sound to venice and empire/buras to four bayou pass.. some of my trips were tough and some of them were cake walks biggest trout of the summer went right @ 7lbs go figure im not even in the star this year moneys been a lil tight and just like two bow seasons ago i gotta have more kidney stone surgery on wed aug 5 for a 22nd time in my life.... At least we know why im gettin stones now hopefully ill be all ready to go this bow season come oct 1 anyways here are a few pics from big trout over the summer...
woke up late this morning from a headache and hooked up the boat to play with a few reds... water when i got to breton sound marina was average to bad as far as clarity goes.. gave the clear water gods the perverbial one finger salute and headed to boloxi marsh pulled up in a lagoon and the grass was thick couldnt run the motor on idle speed to the back where i been on a steady bite for a few weeks now.. so i put it up on top and had to run through it and low and behold on the other side the water was still stained but very manageable.. dumped the trolling motor and 4 reds came right to the boat before i could even get ready so i missed a shot at them... worked my way around a point and they were thick probably about 25 fish strong soon as the gulp hit the water wham!!! all hell broke loose but had my first one in the boat picked up three more that were too close to tournament size so i released them. had to run a lil bit today to find clear water but i found them and the reds too... for once the weather man was right light south winds and on my last cast i put my fifth keeper in the box before i had enough of the knats shoulda brought the off lol enjoy the pics in the water for 10:30 home n cleaned up for 3 pm.. fishing again thursday will post then
finally some pics from last saturdays cca redfish shootout held at the dock in slidell.. the winners Paul Oliver (right) and chas champagne (left) with their impressive 16.88 lb winning fish congrats guys !!
been fishin for the past month with windy conditions and not the best of weather anyways here we go again made the trip to the beach today with no wind and plenty sun.. found the reds back in the same lil piece of marsh they been in but they werent aggressive at all like normal.. had to put the gulp right on there nose to draw a bite... my cousin chris caught one just over 27 like 27 and a quarter inches that pushed 8 lbs on the boga grip.. we managed to catch our usual box of reds with 2 specks and a flounder to add... i dont have a clue how we caught specks in 2 ft of water in a tiny pond but we did and home for 11
report from yesterday... looked at the news fri night and the weatherman called for clouds and lots of wind.. small craft advosory in effect for much of southeast louisiana... no cca redfish shoot out so what do u do ?? fish anyway!!! launched the boat about 8 am talked with ole glen sanchez for a minute and then headed to boloxi marsh... with lots of clouds and not too much wind early headed down the mrgo and ducked off into a lil canal with 3 ponds that last week were full of grass.. my cousin looks at me and says man can we ever get decent weather? with no hopes of hitting on much stared to just blind cast the stained water.. and on the third cast wham!!! somethin exploded on my berkely gulp and 2 seconds later chris was hooked up.. i had about a 4 lb red and chris had one that just barley didnt measure so he was released.. i looked at him n i said u know what.. we might have got here just in time before the front these fish might be feeding up before the weather gets bad. well after about 5 minutes we decided the hell with the weather man lets stick it out so i dumped the trolling motor and we meandered back into the maze of ponds and broken marsh the water was so clean that even with clouds we still saw fish and they were fedding like crazy anyways long story short we still were able to sight fish in the gin clear water n had ten pretty reds 2 trout and 2 flounders by 12:15.. a four hour limit with laniappe.. we did get our asses wet on the ride in but not before we had a solid box enjoy pics
well here we go again.... fished my usual haunts yesterday and managed a limit of 5 ok reds 2 specks and a puppy drum all on lures,, had to fish alone cuz my cousin and his wife had to attend a funeral in marksville saturday morning... chris called me about 4 pm saturday and said "what did you do?" so i told hime limit of ok reds ( 18-20 inch fish) two trout and a puppy drum.. but man i found some gin clear water with lots of widgeon grass that needs lookin at bad...it just looks right for sight casting... so here we go chris met me at my house in mandeville for 7 am and we hooked up my rig and headed to see ole glen sanchez and the folks at BSM. packed up a map some gulps, a skoal can of jig heads and casting platform... made the 25 minute run down bayou la loutre and back in to some ponds with 5-6 ft roseaus surrounding it to try and sheild us from the wind. made a pass and chris pitched to a fish that was just waiting to ambush some mullets and wham 6 lber in the boat. anyways my hunch from yesterday paid off we managed a limit of heavy reds and two flounders late this evening the fish started busting mullets on top but since it was the first time that i fished the area and that i have work in the morning we decided to run in and head to the house long but very sucessful day launched at 8:45 am picked up at 6:00 pm did alot of exploring new area but man do i have a lil hole for the next trip enjoy the pics
ive gotten a few emails lately asking about the dyes i use to color the tails of hybrid minnows most tackle stores carry it also for the guys in baton rouge bass pro has this in stock regularly this is for u duck duck shoot
well its 6 pm and im just getting in from a long hard day on the water.. woke up this morning to a stiff northwest wind and 45 degree temps the weatherman called for sun and lots of it so even though the conditions didnt seem favorable called my cousin last night and decided to go chase redfish anyway.. we left mandeville at about 6 am and headed to st bernard.. there were only 4 other trailers in the parking lot at breton sound so looked at a map and headed to boloxi marsh once again. the water was muddy to say the least so no sight fishing .. or so we thought. hit my favorite pond first and i was telling chris man were wasting our time lets just blind cast n see what happens... third cast i had a red jump all over my gulp and one down 9 to go. trolled some more and spooked a big fish. headed to a secluded pond deep in the marsh and the reds were stacked at the entrance of the pond chris threw in a gulp curly tail on a #4 colorado blade and wham! 6 lber in the boat we both looked at each other in shock.. ended the day with a limit of reds and a lone flounder.. had to work for them today but beats the hell out of staying home. big fish still swimmin.. enjoy the pics...
ran to boloxi marsh to see what it looked like with all the high water me n my partner scouted yesterday and ran the new boat rain and clouds shut the door on us today sunny skies different story this one went 26 and 1/4 inches 7 lbs on the boga grip released.
went to delecroix island this afternoon had about 3 hrs of decent weather to run around find a few fish for some tournaments comin up not much to say except HIGH WATER ALL OVER!! from lake john to reggio marsh the water was clean but very high almost in the street on delecroix highway in front of serignes launch few boats out this afternoon catching trout though
first trip of the yr last week was tough second trip today better,, met paul oliver at the burger king on judge perez for 6:30 am and had the song burning ring of fire on the radio and boy did we ever have a burning ring of fire over our heads with plenty of sun and blue skys and just enough wind to keep the knats off our back. god bless the wind today cuz the knats were on a mission at the launch at breton sound marina.... spoke shortly with good friend glenn sanchez and off to boloxi marsh to check a few spots.. dropped the throttle on the ranger ghost and we quickly put distance between us and the launch not to mention the other 30 boats trying to launch...first pond we got up high on our platforms and not ten minutes into our first drift dropped a 3 inch berkely gulp in front of a four lber and wham !!!! did he ever crush it.. one red in the boat...fought low water but managed three more reds before we decided to pick up and head back across the mrgo to a lil black water (crystal clean) pond we went to last week within sight of the hopedale draw bridge.. dropped trollin motor and didnt even have a chance to un hook my rod and paul pitched to a fish ten ft from the boat and wham!!! another one.. and well we stayed in the clean water with a bright sun to our back and the rest is history back home for 1 pm with a heavy box of reds enjoy the pics