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I feel the need to post a question based on past experiences, plus there is little to no information out there to answer my question so I'm turning to our community of fisherman for guidance. It was a few years ago since my last trip to Lafitte. A buddy and I were fishing in the marsh a few clicks north of Three Bayou Bay when a crabber rolled up on us quick and proceeded doing donuts around my boat yelling that I was on private water and that I must leave immediately. No problem man....and we left. After doing some of my own research I learned that we were on the Little Lake Hunting club land. Ironically, the same day we were run out of marsh south of Brustle Lake. After doing a little research on that piece I now know I must have been on the Cloverly Farms piece. Not having a large rig I tend to stay in the marsh and fish as local to the launch as I can. I'm looking to take my boys back down to Joe's for a little red fishing but don't want to repeat my past experiences. I know of and have been in the Texaco Canal System. Realizing that I'm probably safe in the large known bays, are the marshes in and around the texaco system ok to fish? Jefferson seems to be behind the times on GIS information. Any help would be appreciated.

May 11, 2020 at 8:09am

Last Summer I paid $600 for an early entry into the HT Redfish Series Open Event out of Hopedale. Due to a conflict I am unable to fish. I confirmed with the series than my spot can be transferred / sold to another team.

Due to my entry being one of the first 25, my entry qualified for the following:

**First 25 teams signing up for either event and paying full entry will receive.

1.Frogg toggs rain suit (value 300.00 per x 2 = 600.00 value)
2.Official Elite measuring system, check it stik and perfect pincher (value 100.00 per)
3.Frabill eco friendly net (value 250.00)

All of this will be transferred over to you.

This is a team event. Below is a link for details.

Text or email me if your interested. 504-329-SEVEN 1 7 SIX

April 04, 2018 at 11:14am

I've been reading about reflashing ECU's. Reflashing has been really been popular on street bikes but seems to now be expanding into the outboard market. From what I understand reflashing improves the motors efficiency and allows it to run at higher rpm's while increasing HP.

Does anyone have any experience with this process? My motor is out of warranty so this would not be a factor. (which is does void)

November 30, 2016 at 9:54am

After replying to a question regarding fishing in Lafitte, I thought of a question myself as I just got my renewal from CCA. Just to set the stage, a gentleman posted about red fishing down in Laffite and I commented. Back in May, I was run out of some ponds off of Barataria waterway by a crabber stating I was on 'private' waters. I proceeded to ask some questions and he became pretty agitated and began to do donuts around my boat. Not wanting to be confrontational we left. My suggestio to the poster was to stay in the main bays.

In my humble opinion this is a huge issue that effects every saltwater angler. Its been a big issue in Leeville, its a big issue in lake Charles, in Lafitte, and don't worry its coming to a marsh near you.

Back to my question: CCA holds the STAR tournament that runs statewide. As far as the tagged redfish division goes, if an angler catches a tagged redfish in 'private' waters, does the truck belong to the angler or the energy company/landowner that owns the water? I mean if the waters are private aren't the fish as well?

Thought this would make for an interesting conversation.

August 01, 2016 at 2:44pm

Looking for a place to rent the 4th weekend in October which is the 20th, 21st, 22nd. Any availability please shoot me an email.


July 21, 2016 at 4:31pm

It took 25 years and a broken ankle but me and my father were able to pull off our first double this past weekend. The only thing that would have made it better was a camera man. It was a textbook situation as we had two mature birds come in to about 15yrds. Took them about 30 minutes to cover the ground from roost to the kill zone. The birds had respectable 10.5' and 9.5' beards. After 4 hunts and crutching what has felt like miles this was a bitterweet kill.

Just a reminder fellas, I was taking down a 20' deer ladder after the season where I lost my grip at the top undoing the ratchet strap and fell straight down about 18' high. I was very lucky and broke only my ankle. I've always been one of those 'it won't happen to me' thinkers. In a split second I'm fallen and plowing into the ground. Go overboard on safety precautions.


April 06, 2011 at 9:20am

Ok, so a friend was at thier camp on Grand Isle this weekend and decided to throw a crab trap off the dock. They were on the backside of the island off one of the camp canals. The trap was out for about an hour. When they raised the trap it had 4 crabs and the bottom of the trap was coated in oil.

What I haven't heard anyone talk about or explain is the life of oil and how long it takes to disipate into the system, if ever. We all know it will be impossible to remove all oil from the mud and from the grasses. So what happens over the next few years?? Does oil eventually breakdown and absorbed?

If there is anyone out there that could answer this I would appreciate it.


June 29, 2010 at 11:13am

Trying to locate Jay that used to work in Archery at Bowie outfitters in Baton Rouge. I heard that he was out near Opelouses now. If someone knows what shop hes at please reply. Thanks

February 03, 2010 at 8:50am

Don't get to excited boys. I'm reading about the solid duck numbers for this year and good growth of feed in the south. Also seeing some beautiful early growing bucks on the cams. Not to mention the smashing of the mouth that everyone has been putting on the trout. Looks like Obama just appointed a sportsman czar. The successful outdoorsman are going to have to start sharing their limit with the unsuccessful less fortunate sportsman. Right now it seems that 30% - 40% of your take is the number. yeeeehawww!

July 13, 2009 at 9:43am

I know this subject has been hammered out in the past but just wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone has been in a similar predicament. I am in the process of piecing together a 22' Rockwell aluminum hull. Its about time to mount the motor and we are buying a 150hp Suzuki. The hull has a a 5 degree dead rise in the back. Its basically a big aZZ flatboat. Its made out of .125 gauge. We are tossing around the idea of adding a manual jack plate. We can upgrade to the 175 zuki for $1500 but the dealer is saying that we can reasonably expect to see only an additional 4mph. I have heard that a jackplate set right can add 3-4mph. If I can get this additional mph for $300-$400 of coarse I would like to go this route. Anyone out there add a jackplate after the fact that can discuss performance numbers? Curious what others with aluminum hulls have experienced. Thanks

July 02, 2009 at 9:52am

Good day,

Looking hard at the Gatortail 35hp GTR on a southfork 1750. Is anyone out there running a surface drive on a southfork boat? How is the performance. It has one chime running down the center for just enough bite for turns. Any info would be appreciated. david

November 18, 2008 at 1:41pm

Good day Gentleman,

I am a committee chairman for the St. Charles parish East bank Ducks Unlimited banquet that’s going to be held December 4th at the KC home in Norco, La. We are looking for a registered lab puppy to be donated for the raffle. Donor would be able to display litter at the banquet for direct sales. If associated with a kennel, you will be announced as the donor along with training packages and prices. I can be contacted via email or at 504-329-7176.


October 23, 2008 at 5:04pm

Has anyone out here experienced first hand the Delta marsh line of aluminum boats? Their made by the same manufacturer of lakesport. Well the facility is no more due to a tornado. Any info would be appreciated.


July 01, 2008 at 2:46pm

Been looking for the right bay boat for over a year now and have yet to find it. I came across a 1 year old(07')ranger 2200 bay. Been reading on a few forums that they tend to be a wet boat in a good chop however the ride is solid. Any input from owners or those who have rode in one would be appreciated?

April 23, 2008 at 4:31pm

Its pretty funny to see the ads for bay boats that were owned by guides and the price they ask for em. They use the crud out of em 340 days out the 365 and expect to get top notch prices for them, not too mention they look like crap. Got that one off my chest. Thanks

February 01, 2008 at 4:04pm

Just checking to see if anyone out there has purchased the new 220 bay boat by Champion. NOT talking about the 22 bay champ that has the hull like a bass boat. I'm referring to the design that resembles a rolled gunnel with the high sides and deep V on the front. Going to look at them at the boat show.


January 10, 2008 at 10:18am

I would like to get some feedback on surface drive motors being that they have been around for a few seasons now. I find it puzzling how you see a good bit come up for sale and most are fairly new. Are poeple buying them, not liking em and selling? We have been running go-devils for ever now and i am considering a surface drive. Would like to see responses from current owners that love them and those that were pretty disapointed in either performance or reliability. Preferred brands also appreciated. Thanks DB

August 22, 2007 at 3:41pm

This is really just a plea to make sure that you have enough water and shade for your hunting dogs. I am sad to say that I lost my black lab of 8 years August 9th to a heat stroke. He was a great dog. He evidently knocked over his water bucket at lunch and was unable to beat the heat. I arrived home from work to see that he had passed. Absolutely the hardest event I have ever had to deal with and it will deficnately not be the same this season. Make sure that thier water cannot be knocked over by any means. David

August 13, 2007 at 10:20am

Good day all. Looking to purchase a new bayboat this fall. Currently run out of a 99' 186 Blazer Bay with a 115 yamy. I will be putting it up for sale after the summer. Looking to buy a 24' custom made aluminum hull like a Gravios, Gaudet, Lifetyme etc. Any feed back from somebody that runs a hull like this would be appreciated as compared to a fiberglass hull.


July 24, 2007 at 9:41am

Stepping it up in the fall from an 18' Blazer Bay to a 22'-24' rig. Considering a Gaudets Aluminum boat, however not much experience with aluminum hulls of this size. Does anyone have any comments positive or negative on aluminum bayboats such as Gaudets, Gravios, or Lifetime? Especially if you have either swicthced from one to the other (Fiberglass to aluminum)or visa versa. Trying to find out if the aluminums performance matches that of the fiberglass hulls.


June 04, 2007 at 8:52am
A comment titled: Re: Cold Weather Bow Buck in response to a report titled: Cold Weather Bow Buck

As a full time bow hunter for the last 10 years I can definitely appreciate your accomplishment. Great buck.

January 03, 2018 at 11:29am
A comment titled: Re: Lafitte Fishing Report? in response to a report titled: Lafitte Fishing Report?

I would stick to the main bays and lakes out there. We were down in Lafitte in late May doing some pond fishing off barataria waterway and were run out by a crabber stating we were on 'private' waters. I threw a few questions out there and he proceeded to do donuts around our boat in a very aggressive manor. Since I have more to loose than him... I saw no reason to question any further and we called it a day. Good luck.

August 01, 2016 at 2:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Ambushed in Mississippi in response to a report titled: Ambushed in Mississippi

Man the colors on that bird borderline resemble a Merriam's scheme with the light fan edges and tan back egdes. He's a brute. Congrats

April 13, 2016 at 4:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Coot Recipe in response to a report titled: Coot Recipe

I have a coot recipe that my father passed on to me and his father before him. I don't think Mr Folse can hold a candle to this coot recipe that only consists of a few simple steps:

1. Marinate coot whole or deboned in your favorite marinade for 2 days.

2. Season coot with your favorite cajun rub

3. Get two fire bricks..... brand irrelevant

4. First pan fry coot in black iron pan with a small amount of oil til brown on all sides.

5. Place coot in oven (350 degrees) placing the fire bricks on either side.

6. Cook for 5 hours until meat is falling off the bone.

7. Discard coot away and eat the bricks

January 19, 2015 at 1:30pm
A comment titled: Grimm Reaper in response to a report titled: Broadheads???

I believe the reaper is the most reliable mechanical our there. Muzzy style head lets it penetrate deep in mediocre shots. Had succes with the rage but got tired of the blades opening up in my quiver. Went 2 for 2 last year with the reaper. 1st kill was a text book shot the second was a quartering away shot. Arrow entered in just in front of the hind quarter and exited just behind opposite shoulder. Total passthrough at 30yrds. 1st deer i watched fall second deer ran about 70yrds. In the end no matter what head you go with its all about shot placement. Dave

September 10, 2010 at 8:46am
A comment titled: Enforcement in response to a report titled: No more catch and release, Commission rescinds policy

My guess as to why they rescinded the catch and release is enforcement issues. I would agree that most would obey but many would take advantage. They would have to check EVERY boat fishing in closed waters.

We are in the process of building a camp in cocodrie that has been held up by permitting issues. I have been waiting on this for 5 years. We also just finished a year and a half project on a custom aluminum boat that was finally finished this month. I have a lot invested in this sport yet I agree on the closures until we know what impact this will have on our fisheries. I feel for the guides who make their living catching trout and reds, but me as a recreational fisherman, I have the patience to see this thing through and what the long term effects will be. Its not like is year 3, its only month 3. I have to imagine that the state is losing its ass off in taxes and fees from both equipment/gas purchases to license purchases. The state has a huge stake in this as well.


July 08, 2010 at 2:29pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Location Needed


February 03, 2010 at 9:40am
A comment titled: Tough One in response to a report titled: WMA Mud motor restriction

The introduction of go-devils and surface drives have no doubt really made a difference in what areas can be accessed. Places that the average hunter would never access because they would have to push pole in a rouge a few hundred yards now can go anywhere they want with a go devil/surface drive and a pop-up blind. Its a fact that on a public area, with no restrictions on the times that air cooled engines can be run, there is always pressure on the birds whether your hunting and/or scouting. You really see the difference on pass a loutre. The birds have no where to rest because wherever they are, they can be accessed. I would be in favor of either limited access or no access at all.

February 03, 2010 at 9:05am
A comment titled: Caddo manufacturing in response to a report titled: 24ft Bay Stealth

Caddo Manufacturing bought them.

July 13, 2009 at 9:48am
A comment titled: Cocodrie in response to a report titled: Dularge / Cocodrie

Been cathcing quite a few fish on the west side of Lake Barre. Get on the lee side of the shallow water rigs and well heads. Old school green and red sparkle beetles tipped with shrimp have been the ticket. Slow roll it on the bottom. Using live bate when needed. Reds and flounder mixed in. 3 of us caught 45 trout, 3 flouder, and 6 reds, yesterday.

July 02, 2009 at 10:48am
A comment titled: Filthy in response to a report titled: Cocodrie

Lilripper must be fishing at the rigs. Went saturday and sunday. Dirty water everywhere. Ran from lake barre to lake pelto. Saturday the wind was brutal after 8:30. Sunday a little better. managed 40 fish for the weekend. Shrimp boats have everything torn up inside.

June 01, 2009 at 9:34am
A comment titled: Same situation in response to a report titled: Spray- in boat liners

I'm faced with a similiar situation. I just picked up my 22' aluminum bay boat yesterday. The floor is all diamond plate. The gentleman that built the boat does just that and I have to piece meal it. i have been looking at putting in Speedliner which is what Hankos sprays in thier boats. This spray does not have to be layed on as thick as the others which will lighten up the weight. Its also supposedly pretty flexible (to a certain degree) which is good for aluminum since it will flex on the water. There is a primer thats layed down and the liner is sprayed on top of that. Other than that, there are paint applications with rubber in them. Not sure on the durability.

May 06, 2009 at 4:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Copehagen in response to a report titled: WIDOWMAKER'S SMACKDOWN # 3....08-09

I don't think anyone here wants government to do anything for them, I certainly don't. Where did politics and heritage BS come in? I believe your missing the point. Since you pointed out my name specifically, I'll respond. I was mearly saying that hunters have every right to shoot what the law allows. If the law says you can shoot 6 deer a year with no restrictions, have at it. I hope widow smokes 3 more in La and his limit in Ms. Yes, some of us are on different levels and different mindsets as far as management. I was simply giving my opinion why our state lands are over run with pressure and why its getting harder to kill quality bucks. I gave northern states as an example because of the tag system and limited gun use. As far as anti-hunters lobbying to shut down management? Did you make that up? Anti-hunters are after the entire right to hunt, not the management of. Subscribe to NRA, you might learn something. Thats about as bad as your spelling. As a 30yr old bowhunting only enthusiast I do practice management on our property and could give a rats about what widow does. As a fellow bowhunter, i have much respect for his knockdown percentage. That dude is an animal.

October 27, 2008 at 11:34pm
A comment titled: Well put Mad-deer in response to a report titled: WIDOWMAKER'S SMACKDOWN # 3....08-09

Its not ironic that the mid-west and northern central states have Moose-like whitetails running all over the place. Most of those states allow 1 buck tag and 1 doe tag with a two week muzzleloader/rifle with the rest of the season bow-hunting only. Makes you be selective in your quarry. Private land in Louisiana that is well managed consistently shows positive results and produce trophy bucks. That’s proven. However, as far as public land and non-managed private land goes, until the hunters and the state are on the same page, bucks like this will and must be taken. The immense amount of pressure on state land and laxed regulations does not allow you to be selective cause if you pass it, the hunter in the tree 100yrds from you is popping it.

October 27, 2008 at 11:18am
A comment titled: Did you mean....... in response to a report titled: Ole Yeah !!!!!!!!!!

12" for the first one?

August 05, 2008 at 8:51am
A comment titled: Ya get what you pay for in response to a report titled: stoeger

I once tried to squeak out a gun as you are. I bought the Mossberg automatic and it jammed on me my first hunt on opening day 2 seasons ago. Had it for sale the next day. Thought i was getting a steal because it was under $500. I put too much time, effort, and money into hunting not to make good equipment decisions. Before last season I bit the bullet and bought the Beretta xtrema 2. Now that is one bad ass gun. Hands down one of the best equipment purchases ever (besides my Hoyt bow).


August 04, 2008 at 5:01pm
A comment titled: Rage 100gr 2 blade in response to a report titled: BROADHEADS

Switched to this head before last season. Before that it was 100gr thunderheads and 100gr Grim Reapers. I shoot a Hoyt Trykon at 67#, 27" draw length/arrows at 286fps. I was able to field test the rage in Illinois on a 240# 135" 9 point that ran 35yrds and on a 180# doe that ran 25 yrds that i watched fall. Each one had clean pass throughs, quick expires, and a blood trail that looked like an elephant was shot with a 50cal. Needless to say you know my opinion.


August 01, 2008 at 5:08pm
A comment titled: My Condolences in response to a report titled: Lost best friend................

I lost my black lab "Chevy" to a heat stroke last summer. He was 9. Chevy was my first lab that i ever owned and the first that ive ever hunted over. He was like a son to me and a hell of a duck hunter. Buried him at the duck camp. Hardest I have ever cried to date (30 yrs old). I purchased another black in January "Mavric" and hes a stuborn SOB. Will never be without one. David

May 30, 2008 at 3:31pm
A comment titled: Manatee in response to a report titled: Seals in the Intercoastal Canal?

I know that Manatees have been spotted in certain areas around lake pontchatrain. Guess its possible thats what you saw.

March 07, 2008 at 11:05am
A comment titled: Kraemer in response to a report titled: WATEROWL REFUGES

I posted earlier on this comment. Unfortunately I think the "old days" are way in the past and will never return. The mallards are not nearly as thick here as they used to be (maurepas swamp for exmaple used to be loaded, now its dead), the birds are 10x as harder to hunt, and the birds are not as predictable as they used to be. Yes its easier for me as a 30yr old to be more mobile than a 70yr old. And yes I do have a private lease that I have put a lot of time and sweat in that costs us a good amount of money that I haven’t killed crap on this year. But I also am willing to accept the fact when I’m wasting my time day in and day out. I enjoy my company and my sunrises but sheite, there is a point where you gotta draw the line. You have to accept the fact that duck hunting has changed and will continue to change. The simple fact is its different than it was 5 - 10 - 15 years ago. I'm sure you remember better than me when the population was so bad you could only shoot 3 birds?! The duck numbers have quadrupled since that time but yet its getting harder to kill em. I truly believe that ducks have evolved into a very smart and wary game bird, with much of that being contributed to mother nature adapting and mojo's, simply by killing a ton juvenile birds over many years. Ducks are now very particular where they hold, and if any pressure is felt, they leave. And I very strongly believe that migration patterns of ducks change as well and have been changing. Marshes that have traditionally held loads of birds are struggling all over the state where others are slammin em that have not done so well in the past. What is the state gonna do? The ducks are here! Look at the surveys. Of coarse there is going to be more ducks in the west, thats b/c 90% of the farmland is rice! And on that note farmers up north have learned that if they flood some of their agriculture, they will hold an ass load of birds (mostly mallards) and lease out blinds or just shoot the hell out the ducks for themselves. Heck, if I lived up there I would do the same thing. Bottom-line, duck hunting is a different sport than what it was back in the day and its only going to get more difficult. The refuges are not going anywhere and neither are the thousands of acres of farmland in west Louisiana not to mention the millions of acres up north. IF the camp life is what your there for and you love staring at empty skies then keep on keepin on hoping that the next season will be better. I just won’t settle for that. Over and out.

January 25, 2008 at 4:17pm
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