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.
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
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)
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.
Looking for a place to rent the 4th weekend in October which is the 20th, 21st, 22nd. Any availability please shoot me an email.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
Good day Gentleman,
I am a committee chairman for the St. Charles parish East bank Ducks Unlimited banquet thatâs 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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.