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YouÂ’re invited to the annual Aqua Aces Spearfishing Rodeo benefitting the New Orleans Children's Hospital. Weigh-in will be held Sunday June 22nd, 2014 by Shelter #5 at Wally Pontiff Playground 1521 Palm St. in Metairie, LA 70001. Times are 10:00am with the scales closing at 2:00pm. Raffle drawings as well other festivities will begin shortly thereafter. Since the 1980's the New Orleans Aqua Aces Diving Club has been supporting the New Orleans Children's Hospital by hosting an annual Spearfishing Rodeo. Thanks to the support of the Public, Louisiana Council of Underwater Dive Club Member Organizations, local businesses, Dive/Spearfishing equipment manufacturers, friends and the members of the Aqua Aces we were able to donate $3500.00 in 2014. Among many prizes we will be raffling off a 55' LED TV, Duck Commander Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Shotgun and a Black Beard's Dive Cruise. At this family friendly event there will be food, drinks, music, a raffle and bounce house for the kids. We hope to see you there enjoying the competition, food, raffles and the family friendly atmosphere. Participants must register by midnight Wednesday, June 18th by emailing Folks with any questions about the event please call / email Dan McKinzey 504-402-8222.

June 17, 2014 at 11:54am

Here's an easy 'how to' video for folks that can only trap hogs on weekends. The video describes an easy way to keep daily amounts of food in a hog trap allowing hogs to gain comfort entering and exiting a trap with a door locked open. Then when the time is right it explains the engaging of the trigger and catching the less trap aware hogs at ones convenience.

March 27, 2014 at 10:52am

Please check out for more details about the New Orleans Aqua Aces Spearfishing Rodeo benefitting Children's Hosptial being held this weekend, June 24th at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground Shelter #5 from 11:00 to 3:00. Please bring the family, stop by and enjoy the food, fun and prizes.

June 20, 2012 at 8:26pm

Had a great dive yesterday out of Port Fourchon, LA. Clearwater was in close and the seas started the day calm. We got a few nice Amberjack on the boat.

May 20, 2012 at 2:49pm

FINALLY the weather this past weekend was wonderful. With the calm winds and the seas flattened out we were afforded a great Saturday on the water spearfishing out of Venice, LA. Temps were right around 85 degrees with visibility far and currents easy. My buddies and I hit the rigs taking some AJ, Mangrove, Barracuda and Trigger Fish. Enjoy and thanks for watching!

May 11, 2012 at 9:14pm

Did okay the weekend after Thanksgiving in Belle City, LA taking 9 geese and 5 ducks...

November 27, 2011 at 4:26pm

I competed in the Louisiana Council of Underwater Dive Clubs (LCUDC) Annual Spearfishing Rodeo this past weekend. Waters were murky out to 35 miles. Check out this video of me shooting a not so big Amberjack and my buddy Walter miraculously untangling an AJ from a rope and beating me back to the boat. Keep watching, there is a huge Tuna weighed at the end. Thanks LCUDC for a putting on a safe and fun event! For BT...

September 19, 2011 at 9:03pm

We had a great spearfishing dive yesterday with Big C., Papa Smurf and THE HAMMER. The seas were flat and we had no wind but with strong currents and dirty water on some rigs we still managed to take some nice fish.

August 21, 2011 at 12:08pm

Every year the New Orleans Aqua Aces Diving Club holds an annual Spearfishing Rodeo benefitting the New Orleans Children's Hospital. Founded in 1961 the Aqua Aces have been supporting this worthy cause for more than 20 years. Children's Hospital is Louisiana's only full-service Hospital exclusively for children. Your participation / support assist Children's Hospital with providing quality healthcare that has been benefitting the Children of the Greater New Orleans Area since 1955.

June 17, 2011 at 10:58am

I was very lucky to have seen and filmed this Black Bear while hunting in Tensas NWR during the Lottery Hunt this past weekend. This bear came out of the woods about 75 yards away then moved toward me. He then realized something was up and moved to my left easing away.

December 12, 2010 at 9:47pm
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Dove Lease

John, Thanks for taking my call! Dan

June 07, 2014 at 9:28am
A comment titled: Wise words... in response to a report titled: ?

Those who do not respect the sea will surely die, those who do will only die now and then.

February 26, 2013 at 3:54pm
A comment titled: Pinesnake? Probably a Ratsnake in response to a report titled: snake i.d.

Ratsnakes are sooo common, that's probably what it is. Common in Central LA and in E. Tex are La Pinesnakes. Similar in color, but more stocky they're pattern is different from front to back. Please notice on the photo. Again, looks more like a ratsnake to me.

October 24, 2012 at 4:55pm
A comment titled: That's a good plan in response to a report titled: Spearfishing Port Fourchon, LA May 19, 2012

Depending on the day, we've had similar playbooks. Done that before.

May 23, 2012 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Champagne Water, No Murk Layer in response to a report titled: Spearfishing Port Fourchon, LA May 19, 2012

We were in the GI Block so further to the East of the Circle Rigs and a bit further out. Probably too far out. Clear water makes for a great video but not always the most fish. Two weeks ago out of Venice we dove a rig with NO CURRENT at all, moved 3 miles over and in a bit and it was ripping. Figure that out! Thanks for watching.

May 23, 2012 at 5:15pm
A comment titled: Clear water was close in! in response to a report titled: Spearfishing Port Fourchon, LA May 19, 2012

Clear water was found almost right out of Belle Pass. We're out further than that, but the clear water is only 5 or so miles out.

May 21, 2012 at 8:05am
A comment titled: Snapper in da way! in response to a report titled: Spearfishing Port Fourchon, LA May 19, 2012

Mike, Funny you ask that...Yes I have. They've gotten in the way a few times. As an angler may have to change fishing tactics due to catching too many Red Snapper, a diver just can't pull the trigger sometimes without accidentally hitting a couple of'em.

May 20, 2012 at 10:51pm
A comment titled: I'm with Chris on this one, why? in response to a report titled: Deer carcass

What ever you can do to decrease depredation like removing the carcass would probably be a good thing...

Any possibility your feed could have been tainted? I rarely find dead deer and when I do it's mostly wounded from a car or harvest injury.

If you do hunt that spot without removing the carcass please tell me if you notice any effects.

November 27, 2011 at 6:50pm
A comment titled: Agree, it's not the caliber in response to a report titled: 270

You'll do better getting away from the ballistic tips. I've owned a .270 for many years and shot many deer with softpoints 130 and 150gr. Try something else...

November 27, 2011 at 6:40pm
A comment titled: Reply to Duck Enticer, in response to a report titled: 2011 Thanksgiving Duck and Goose Hunt

We got all of the specs out of one flock and the snows/blues/brants out of a couple more. Luckily we shot well on most of what we did pull the trigger at. We had some others specs work us / coming in but at that moment a low flying plane flew directly over our heads and spooked them.

November 27, 2011 at 6:37pm
A comment titled: Didn't know it was this bad in response to a report titled: DA BLACK PEARL RIVER!

Thanks V_Nola for posting these photos as I had no idea things were this bad. As well to the LA Sportsman for this forum to get the word out. Folks do not know how bad this is so forwarding links now...

August 21, 2011 at 12:31pm


Go to and search for the Deer-Ridge Video Camera Mount. It works great for your bow, rifle or shotgun. Purchase a decent SD Card Video Camera, a front threaded bow stabilizer and get your computer ready to edit then post to

December 14, 2010 at 3:34pm
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