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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

June 13, 2013 at 12:02am

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

December 25, 2011 at 8:22pm

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

November 09, 2010 at 4:12pm

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!

October 17, 2010 at 8:29pm

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!

October 17, 2010 at 8:08pm

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....

July 23, 2010 at 11:03am

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...

May 24, 2010 at 6:17pm

three bucks from mississippi this year now that hunting is over come on saints and come on redfish!!

February 06, 2010 at 12:01pm

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!"

August 23, 2009 at 1:12pm

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...

August 01, 2009 at 10:54am

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

May 09, 2009 at 6:45pm

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 !!

May 07, 2009 at 11:41pm

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

April 25, 2009 at 11:33am

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

April 19, 2009 at 5:44pm

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 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

April 05, 2009 at 9:17pm

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

March 30, 2009 at 10:52pm

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...

March 29, 2009 at 6:07pm

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.

March 28, 2009 at 4:25pm

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

March 27, 2009 at 8:14pm

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

March 07, 2009 at 6:30pm
A comment titled: arrows in response to a report titled: Arrows and Broadheads

arrow selection -- there are several arrows out there that will perform for that bow-- some guys shoot carbon express some shoot bemans and i myself shoot a easton full metal jacket -- i used to shoot easton axis but when i got my dxt i switched arrows as far as broadheads go theres only 1-- RAGE 2 blade 100 grain,, the most devistating broadhead ive ever seen!!!!

September 20, 2010 at 10:35am
A comment titled: quiet over speed!!! in response to a report titled: ARROW SPEED

i have been shooting and been around bows for approx ten yrs i have taken several deer with archery equiptment over the yrs... ill offer u this advice-- when u see a bows listed speed thats usually an average at a set draw weight and length-- due to the fact that bows are not identical some are faster or slower then others even tho they have identical set ups.. the only way your ever gonna get the maximum speed out of a bow is if u maximize the draw length as well as poundage due to the fact that there is more area inside the bow of kenetic energy when its 'graphed'. I have only had one deer 'jump the string' in the 17 that i have taken and that was probably my own fault..true deers reflexes are quick enough to duck an arrow but most modern bows are more then fast enuf to humanely and effictively harvest an animal... three things that i have learned that will make u more sucessful
1. Quiet bows are more effective then fast bows.. in a study done by mathews back in 2005- in order to have a bow that is faster then a deer reflexes-IE- being too fast for a deer to duck you would have to shoot in the neighborhood of 700 FPS which is unheard of even with the most advanced bows. so- if ur bow is as quiet as possible the theory is deer wont hear the bow and therefor wont duck..
2. Shot selection- make sure that you have a clear and comfortable shot-- yes its possible to harvest a deer out to say 40 yards and i have killed one at 32 yards but if ur not comfortable with the shot given simply dont pull the trigger until an accecptable shot is presented for me thats 25 yards and closer
3. anticipation-- simply put dont shoot where the deer is shoot where the deer is going to be when the arrow arrives to the target..

archery hunting is difficult but its also very rewarding and i do have to second brads opinion it wouldnt hurt to take ur bow to a archery pro shop and get someone in the business to look at what youre doing first hand often times an experienced eye and ear can correct any little mistakes that the shooter is un aware of which in return will make you a more sucessful archer and thus make your whole experience that much more enjoyable hope this helps

July 23, 2010 at 3:54pm
A comment titled: OH MY! in response to a report titled: SWAMP GOOBLER

yelp yelp yelp GOBBLE!!!!!! BANG!

March 25, 2010 at 5:06pm
A comment titled: OH MY!!!! in response to a report titled: POPE & YOUNG LOUISIANA LIMIT

U finally posted the pics Mike congrats and all with a bow!!! and dare i say the rage 2 blade killin machine!!!
seems like every week i got a text saying i saw a big one and to be able to close the deal three times with a bow couldnt have happened to a better guy oh my!!! some one has a high taxidermy bill this yr mathews bow check! easton acs carbon shafts with lsu fletching check! and Rage check!! congrats spikey now all we need is a superbowl win from the saints to finish off the best fall ever!! see u sunday

February 05, 2010 at 6:21pm
A comment titled: thata boy in response to a report titled: The CCA Redfish Challenge

what about it dam near 17 lbs good boy! lol heeeeeeem

May 04, 2009 at 8:43pm
A comment titled: scented or non scented..... in response to a report titled: Louisiana Sportsmen Show Help

i usually buy the scented dye because it is what i normally see on the shelf,, speckled trout are visual feeders i havent seen any difference on weather or not a scented bait catches more trout vs. non scented the trout really dont seem to care what it smells like they'll hit either one

March 31, 2009 at 6:50pm
A comment titled: hey duck here u go!! in response to a report titled: Louisiana Sportsmen Show Help

here is a pic of the dye that i use as well as the rest of the hybrid guys it comes in several colors it aslo comes in a spray but the liquid that is shown in pic that i just posted is so easy to dip the tail of your hybrid

March 30, 2009 at 10:49pm
A comment titled: gel on hybrids... in response to a report titled: Louisiana Sportsmen Show Help

hey man a little help on the dip... the dip I use is called spike it.. academy usually has it if they dont then i promise bass pro has it. I usually use the chartruse but my buddy chas uses the red as well as chartruse.. i dont know what kind of boat u have but i have a few tips on the dye process...
1. i usually dip me a few the night before i go fish just to have a few baits ready
2. if u have a white fiberglass boat, be careful to not drip it on the deck cuz it will stain the boat in a hurry. extremely hard to get up.
3. when i dip the magic minnow or shrimp color baits usually once dip works great but if i dip like the avacado or darker color baits i dip them twice so the dye shows up a little better hope this helps --if u have any questions u can email me ill try to get some dye out to u thanks

March 30, 2009 at 10:42pm
A comment titled: hahahaha in response to a report titled: Louisiana Sportsmen Show Help

as one of the memeber of the hybrids team, i would like to say wow just a few years ago there wasnt much talk of these baits but now we cant keep enough of them lol that is a hybrid flury minnow made by ron adams of edge fishing in california lol i regularly throw them as well as close friends chas champagne, terry googins, and kerry audibert all team hybrid guys from slidell u can find them at walmart chags or any local tackle shop my favorite color is magic minnow with a chart tail but they all work well nice to see that you saw the light,, and yes by the way the fish at the show were caught the day of the show in lake ponchatrian no gimmick its for real

March 18, 2009 at 11:43pm
A comment titled: nice catch in response to a report titled: just makin sure its ok

did she catch that one all by herself?? i say keep bream they are good to eat lol but maybe this time i say throw back the bream n keep the girl.. not too many young ladies out there fishing these days cuz most think "yuck" im not fishing or touching the fish or whtever n e ways nice to see that we have young ladies that arent afraid to get out of the house

March 14, 2009 at 12:02pm
A comment titled: congrats !!! in response to a report titled: A New Sportsman!!!

congrats nick !!! i didnt even know yall were expecting hope all is well and now when i see u in chags you might have some company i just hope u teaching the correct hook set at a early age lol and im not sure we can do it but im thinkin that we can figure out a way to mount a car seat to the console of the xpress oh and the chags shirt aint lookin too bad either congrats daddy lol keep in touch

February 22, 2009 at 11:06pm
A comment titled: hooks !!!! in response to a report titled: wahoo

i second that howard!! i have seen so many fish come off at the boat with trebles..... i love the cotton candy pink stretch 30's a great bait, but i vowe never again to troll treble hooks... through college i used to charter and run decks for some of the best in the business capt scott avanzino, and frenette to name a few,, i would be ok with the owner 4/0 hooks if you had to pull trebles but... i have a very high sucess rate with j style hooks on the troll my favorite wahoo bait is a braid mauader with j hooks you ought to pull them one time they get crushed and i say once u hang a fish with a j hook.. its pretty much a done deal very sledom have i ever heard of fish comin off with j hooks as long as you leader is long enough and u have quality wire and good crimps you should b fine

February 21, 2009 at 7:58pm
A comment titled: ok guys in response to a report titled: Big ones from Tensas

well i was gonna post about luke higgenbathums buck but looks like someone beat me to it i was hunting this weekend as well as i work with luke's brother mike higgenbathum for medline pharmacuetical well all week at work he was tellin me we leavin for tensas thurs night we leavin thurs night i cant wait !! lol well friday morning i get a call from a phone number on my blackberry that i have never seen before and the message says " hey paul this is mike this is my dads phone some reason mine wont go through but oh man my brother shot a man i mean a real big one.. two minutes later i get a picture mail and i was impressed nice deer luke and mike calm down son the rut aint even on yet when it gets good early january then get pumped nice deer luke u aught to be proud especially on public land

December 15, 2008 at 10:36pm
A comment titled: sightings in response to a report titled: more cam deer

ive seen both of these bucks during the bow season the 8 point is the biggest body deer i have seen on my place in a while by far the pics dont do him any justice he probably weighs in the neighborhood of 185 to 190 right now and he is wide and has good mass i ve seen the 9 point too he has a decent rack but is a young deer the only way u can grow big deer even with the best nutrition and genetics is to get them to the 4-5 year age range so i dont know if ill take the 9 point if a shot is presented guess ill have to decide that if i get the chance the 8 on the other hand is a sheaux-nuff shooter buck well see how the season goes i wasnt expecting the 10 point to be killed this early in the season but i guess that was a right place at right time kinda deal and i dont expect the 8 point to be killed until the rut... but thats ok i got a whole lotta patience for him and a 270 wsm named the "boom stick" to clean his clock with whack em and stack em... this weekend of course ill take a nice buck if i see one but i plan on taking care of some does to keep things in balance ... to be continued..

November 26, 2008 at 9:21pm
A comment titled: wow...:-( in response to a report titled: Captain Barry Brechtel’s services

r.i.p. barry. many a fond memories of you at bsm. condolenses to the family and close friends you will be missed but never forgotten.

November 26, 2008 at 6:36pm
A comment titled: big buck in response to a report titled: got him after watching him for a month

this buck was killed in clarke county missisppi on white oak acorns no food plot just a natural crossing the deer was killed about 400-500 yards from where i have been getting pics of him since the first week of october at 9:30 am there were two other bucks with him that i also have pics of and heading up tomorrow night to get them too

November 26, 2008 at 6:22pm
A comment titled: 45-70 in response to a report titled: 45-70

i purchased a H&R handi rifle last year from academy in gulfport i paid i think 220 plus tax and decided to shoot the hornady lever revolution ammo out of it and it. i brought it to B&B sports in laurel to have the trigger done cuz i like a light trigger and i can hold a quarter sized group of three shots at 100 yards. i put a nikon pro staff 3x9x50 on top. killed one deer with it so far and id say it was a good purchase.. i got the black barrel with black synthetic stock and black scope hope this helps

October 21, 2008 at 11:01am
A comment titled: ruby red quiver? no place like home... in response to a report titled: WIDOWMAKER'S SPOTTED FAWN SMACKDOWN # 4

it dont matter when the pic is from that sure is a nice pretty red arrow you got there widow.! im leaving out this evening to laurel hunt friday sat and sun lil cool snap coming i just hope the front makes it to laurel tonight

October 16, 2008 at 12:15pm
A comment titled: atta boy!!! in response to a report titled: WIDOWMAKER'S SMACKDOWN #1

get in there widow maker !!! congrats and to dirtnap... you must get off sending stupid comments to people on here i dont see any pics of u doing anything on here and i dont think u got the balls to show your face only a true coward talks smack to people and doesnt respond when he is called out.. nice shot widow whack em and stack em and to dirtnap go hug a tree seems like the only thing u think is right to do outdoors and to all other serious and weekend guys keep the posts and pics comin i need somethin to read while im at work !!

October 10, 2008 at 7:27pm
A comment titled: the fix in response to a report titled: Bow Problem

i would suggest if your not already doing it first off carbon arrows instead of aluminum second sharp broadheads then the most important thing i never heard u say where you are hitting the animal all somtime if u hit in the front shoulder bone it wont punch through shoot just behind the shoulder and you should pass through also dont shoot a quartering to you shot the gut absorbs the arrow youll kill em but wont find them or the guts will plug your hole for no or little blood escape i like a quartering away shot myself just thnk about shot placement more and you should do better

October 07, 2008 at 1:53pm
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