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Hey guys, I'm looking for some information on that tournament. Mostly time, format, etc. Is there someone I can call who's organizing the event or a web site?? Thanks!

March 09, 2011 at 9:05am

LDWF released an article particularly for you guys hunting the coastal marshes in the oil spill zones regarding additional rules and precautions to take with the excess boats and workers present in the areas. The full article can be found here:
One of the most notable rules is to make sure you are at least 65 feet away from any existing clean-up operation or equipment. I am curious if boom counts as 'existing equipment'.

Other than that, if you harvest an oiled bird, be sure to report it to LDWF at this number (225) 278-8082 They also say to wrap the bird in aluminum foil or paper and bring it to a field office. This is to let it be analyzed and also allow this to be part of the damage assessment that BP will eventually have to pay for I'm sure. So be smart and be safe and have a great opening day!

November 10, 2010 at 4:41pm

This is my first year that I've received alligator tags. I've searched around, and figured this would be the best place to see if I can get some expert advice or see if there's anything I need to know before I go out there when the season opens. My friends and I are planning on using our frogging trips as a means to scout for some good sized alligators. Thanks!

August 05, 2010 at 10:41am

Hey guys, I'm looking for a place on the way to the Bonnabel boat launch from Laplace that sells live bait. Any ideas?

May 26, 2010 at 1:17pm

Hey guys, my brother in law wants to go fishing close to LaPlace, and I was thinking Ruddock would be a good area. Are the fish biting there? I've only ever fished from the bank over there a couple times, and since I just got a boat it's like a whole different world just opened up. Any advice on the area would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

April 06, 2010 at 3:45pm
A comment titled: The Point in response to a report titled: Spillway Bass Limits

I believe people are missing the point. The fact is that the 14in minimum was supposed to be temporary in the first place and was left in place to attempt to produce large bass in the area in question.

The pure fact of all the research with this 14in limit and everything else put together is that the area is incapable of producing a healthy population of large size bass.

I can't emphasize this enough. Whatever regulations that are in place aren't necessarily designed to grow bass to trophy size. While some areas of the state may succeed in producing trophy bass, the studies done over the years have proven that the basin is just not one of those areas, so a regulation designed to produce trophy bass is contradicting what the area is capable of.

February 13, 2013 at 2:52pm
A comment titled: Fins N Feathers in response to a report titled: Duck mount

There's a guy that lives off of HWY 22 near sorrento. Place is called Fins N Feathers or something like that. Does great work. My friend had 3 mounts done by him and they are top notch.

January 17, 2013 at 9:49am
A comment titled: Awesome! in response to a report titled: Recurve Hog and Bonus Hog Video

Just friggin awesome. Love the video.

December 05, 2012 at 3:38pm
A comment titled: Regulation Booklet in response to a report titled: how many shotgun shells?

'Shotguns larger than a 10 gauge or capable
of holding more than three shells shall be
prohibited. Plugs used in shotguns must be
incapable of being removed without disassembly.'

Taken straight from page 25 under methods of taking Quadrupeds and resident game birds.

November 01, 2012 at 4:53pm
A comment titled: Studies in response to a report titled: Spillway bass size limit changing?

I read over the studies that they released and I am pretty excited about the outcome. LDWF more or less wanted to prove that the spillway is incapable of being a big bass haven that people want it to be.

They proved that there aren't many bass in the basin that are over 5 years old and also that basin bass grow at a slower rate than other bass across the state. Meaning that 14 inch fish are roughly 3 1/2 years old and are nearing the end of their life span in that area.

I think that the current regulation actually makes the situation in the basin worse. Big bass get caught and kept but there are hundreds and hundreds of 11-13 inch fish fighting over food. I fish Lake Verret and I quit fishing for bass there because I got tired of catching 30 fish and only being able to keep one. Whereas I can fish sacaulait or catfish or bream and be able to have a meal.

I think that the studies prove that something different needs to be done. I'm especially not saying that there should be no size regulations and 10 fish a person, but I do believe that the regulations need to be changed to something more enjoyable for all fishermen in the area.

October 22, 2012 at 9:14am
A comment titled: Piebald in response to a report titled: Public Piebald and Preseason Pump Up Video

That Piebald would be a pretty deerskin to get tanned. I like the pump up video. Looks like you should have a great season.

September 20, 2012 at 10:32am
A comment titled: Yes in response to a report titled: hunting license say restricted for hunters ed #

Just carry your card with you. Mine says the same as well. Better safe than sorry. I carry mine with me anyway even if it is on the license.

September 11, 2012 at 2:23pm
A comment titled: Knots in response to a report titled: Midday suspension & topwater trout

So how soon can we get this video for the Apex Predator Special? I'm curious to see what kind of rig you got. Did you try using that shrimp oil that you mentioned in your other post for trout? As always, nice report man.

August 14, 2012 at 8:12am
A comment titled: Office of State Lands in response to a report titled: venice

The only real place to get an idea of what is public is the office of state lands website. Once you find something you're interested in, you can go to the main office and have them print you out a map and tell you everything there is to know about the property.

August 14, 2012 at 8:09am
A comment titled: Bolt Cutters in response to a report titled: Eating Stingray? article on June trip & past weekend's report

Bring along some bolt cutters or something like that and just cut the tail off once you get that ray in the boat. I'd be willing to try some of that ray smothered down. Never afraid to try something at least once.

July 17, 2012 at 11:22am
A comment titled: Water in response to a report titled: good weather = good fishing

Was the water moving out of the marsh with the topwater action in the morning? Seems like you had a great weekend. I'm intrigued as well on those rigs you make.

July 05, 2012 at 2:17pm
A comment titled: Saltwater Fish in Freshwater in response to a report titled: Jug line surprise

I caught this guy in Lake Verret. This is my second flounder that I've caught in the lake. I think though it's not too often you catch these fish in freshwater, it is a lot more common than people tend to think.

June 07, 2012 at 10:02am
A comment titled: Bait in response to a report titled: Live Bait

Roussel's on hwy 51 in Laplace has shiners and crickets.

February 01, 2012 at 3:42pm
A comment titled: I 12 in response to a report titled: NEW AUTO

I own an I 12 and I love it. Used it last hunting season with no issues and no problems.

August 02, 2011 at 8:03am
A comment titled: Drew in response to a report titled: turtle limits

He's referring to the Alligator Snapping Turtle, which many people call a Loggerhead. The loggerhead you're talking about is a saltwater species.

The limit on Alligator Snapping Turtles is 1 Per Day per person per vehicle. So if you have one boat and 3 guys, the limit is still ONE.

May 25, 2011 at 10:41am
A comment titled: Something else in response to a report titled: Legal

Also something else to note. You MUST be 16 years of age or older to operate a PWC aka Jet Ski no exceptions, and if you own a Personal Water Craft (PWC) it is ILLEGAL to allow someone younger than 16 to operate it, even under supervision.

This rule does not apply to boats though.

April 05, 2011 at 9:08am
A comment titled: Yes in response to a report titled: Legal

Yes it is legal. There's nothing in the regs about age restriction for operation of a boat over 10hp as long as you've completed the safety course. Given you're under 16 years of age, you will have to wear a life jacket at all times that the boat is underway. You will also need proof that you completed the course on you at all times.

The 18 year or older accompany rule applies to people who have not completed the safety course and wish to drive the boat. So if you have completed the course, you're in the clear. If you have not completed the course, then someone who has completed it or someone who is old enough to not need the course will need to be with you.

To the previous poster asking for information on the classes, go here

And before I get chewed out for being 'wrong', the boaters ed site states this word for word, 'All persons born after January 1, 1984, who are operating a vessel of more than 10 horsepower without adult supervision, are required to complete an approved boating education course successfully before operating alone.' Copied and pasted from the front page. Hope this helps.

April 05, 2011 at 8:56am
A comment titled: Lines in response to a report titled: Catching turtles

I've been reading about turtle lines over the last month, because it interested me as well as something I'd like to try this year. This is mostly what i've found summed up.

I'm going to use some line that I had for trotlines, you need a 12 inch steel leader on the end. As far as hooks go, i've read that some people use treble hooks, others use hooks that have at least 1 inch between the point and the shaft. I'm just going to look for some strong ones and see what I can find. Bait should be a tough meat that's hard to peck off the hook.

I've seen some set ups where they've used wooden stakes in the ground and just let the bait sit on the bottom, and i've seen others where they hang it 3 inches from the bottom with a pole. You can tie it off to trees and branches if you want. I've seen people put nails in trees and hang lines that way.

Wish I could be more help, but I haven't done this before either and there isn't much information on it on the web. The only question that I have left is how people clean them after they catch them. I see where people keep them alive for a week and 'clean' them out, and i see the opposite where they just bleed them out and skin etc.

March 17, 2011 at 1:55pm
A comment titled: Spawn in response to a report titled: Sac-a-lait Spawn

I was fishing 2 weeks ago in Verret for an hour and caught 5 nice Sacs. Thought they were all males given how skinny they were, but when I cleaned them they all had egg sacks with underdeveloped eggs in them. Figure spawn should be here now given it's been a couple weeks of warmer weather.

March 10, 2011 at 11:18am
A comment titled: yup in response to a report titled: Tourny

I've never fished a tourney before, but I'd like to have this one be my first. Any word on when this one is going to take place?

March 02, 2011 at 7:36am
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