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Birds were pretty thin compared to what we noramly see for teal season but we managed to scrape togethor a 3 man limit on Saturday thanks to some pretty good shooting. This was the least amount of birds I've seen out there in 3 years. We planned on hunting Sunday and Monday but instead decided to head down to Port Sulphur and fish. We fished Sunday evening and caught 7 reds and some sheephead and yesterday we had 41 stragler specks. Tide was low in the morning and never did anything all day, but the weather was beautiful and had a great time catching a few. Porbably won't hunt till next weekend in hopes a few birds push down. Anyone else find it a little slow in the Delacroix, Caernarvon area or was it just us.

September 13, 2011 at 4:15pm

Has anyone ever had a problem with water getting in the bilge and can't figure out where it's coming from? I fish a 22 Blue Wave Classic and the past few trips I notice that periodicly throughout the day if I hit the bilge pump, about 2 gallons of water flows out. I know my plug is in tight and I looked in the bilge area but can't see anything obvious. My boat has the scuppers with the ping pong balls, could there be a loose fit somewhere? I also thought that maybe one of my water intake hoses for my livewell may be loose but it's so hard to get under there and check. If anyone has had a similar problem I would really appreciate any input. Thanks, Jason.

June 30, 2011 at 9:52pm

Made a trip down to Port Sulphur on Saturday and the wind made it pretty tough on us. I was hoping to get a few hours of calm conditions but it wasn't meant to be as te winds were pumping pretty good at sunrise. But we worked hard and ended up with a decent box of 42 specks, and 10 reds. Unlike last weekend, we had to measure a bunch of fish and we had a few in the box that were just over 12 inches. We never did find clean water but we managed to find fishable water behind some of the little islands in Grand Escaile. Hope it lays down this weekend because the fish are definately there, just need a little less wind.

May 17, 2011 at 5:36pm

Finally got a good calm weekend to fish after the past few months of getting pounded by the wind. Stayed down at the camp and fished both days limiting out on specks and reds both days! We caught fish all over from Rattlesnake to Lake Grand Escaille, and back over towards No Man's Land. It's amazing how much difference a week can make. Last weekend we were still working real hard for the fish, but it finally got pretty easy for us. We didn't destroy fish at any one particular spot but we played the stick and move game and limited out by noon on both days. Judging by the reports it looks like most had a good weekend, so it looks like our summer fishing is here for good. Hope to do the same next weekend, but we'll be pretty hard pressed to top 180 fish (specks and reds) in two days. I'm still pumped as I sit here and type this report and I hope this is a sign of things to come. Tight Lines, Jason.

May 09, 2011 at 10:52pm

The wind a dirty water continue to be an issue in the areas I fish in Port Sulphur. Went down to the camp Saturday night and fished very hard Sunday futily searching for clean water. Rattlesnake and Lake Grand Escaille was choclate milk, so we wound up in Bay Batiste on the lee shorline working points. We picked up a few trout, and reds there and doubled back to No Man's Land and caught the rest of the fish. Ended the day with a mixed box consisting of 15 specks, 4 reds, 6 sheephead, 2 drum, and 1 flounder. Not a bad mess of fish but still waiting for the trout bite to bust open. I think this weekend will be it if the wind does what it is suppose to. I'll be fishing both days and will post a report. Good Luck to everyone this weekned, should be a good one!!!

May 05, 2011 at 7:39pm

Made a trip down to Port Sulphur on Sunday in hopes the wind would die down and we could go chase some specks but it wasn't meant to be. We caught a few trout early, but the wind just got too brutal for us, so we decided to head into the marsh and fish for reds. We worked for them but me and my buddy ended up with our limit of reds, 2 drum, and 6 specks. Whenever this wind lays down the trout fishing should bust wide open. We noticed plenty juvenile shrimp in Lake Washington which is a really good sign of things to come. We also made a redfish trip last week in the Gator Trax and came home home with a very respectable box fishing ponds off Grand Bayou and around Bay Laneux. Good luck this weekend, I hope this wind will give us a break!!!

April 19, 2011 at 6:32pm

Fished last Thursday and Sunday and both days were pretty tough. We fished hard Thursday and ended up coming home with 12 reds, 2 drum, 2 trout, and a flounder. Fished ponds off Grand Bayou but never did find a really good concentration of fish, a few here and a few there. Sunday was a better day for kite flying than fishing, and we couldn't find any clean water. The fish apparently had lock-jaw and we only had 1 red and a couple drum to show for our efforts (really a rough day!). What really sucked about Sunday was that we had the girls with us, and we really wanted them to catch a few reds. Oh well, that's why it's fishing and not catching. We did have a good time though and they didn't complain at all until about 3, and by that time even I was ready to throw in the towel. I promised to take them back out when we have more favorable conditions. Hope this wind lays a little for next weekend and lets the water clean up some.

April 11, 2011 at 6:05pm

Can anyone tell me where I purchase a casting deck for my boat. I have a 22' Blue Wave and would like to buy a platform that secures to the bow. Couldn't find much on the internet, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Looking for someting in the 200-400 dollar range. Thanks a lot, Jason.

March 23, 2011 at 5:36pm

Made a few trips down to Port Sulphur on Sunday and Monday and had mixed results. On Sunday we made our way into Rattlesnake to sight fish for reds and had perfect conditions, clean water and light winds. Only problem was the reds just weren't feeding on anything we threw at them. We probably saw 30 or so fish and only hooked 3. It was pretty frustrating but still awsome to see redfish clear as day in the water and pitch baits to them. I have never had that many reds totally ignore a gold spoon pulled right past them. Not accepting defeat, I was determined to try something different on Monday. I made my way to Academy and bought some 20lb Power Pro and a few packs of 3' Gulp shrimp. Went back Monday morning by my lonesome and saw that the tide had come up some since the day before. I dedided to stick to some ponds off Grand Bayou and found a few that held clean water and finally some hungry reds. I fished for about 5 hours and landed 12 reds and saw many more reds and sheephead. The ponds that had snot grass in them had real clean water and those are the ones where I saw most of the fish. Didn't try for specks but I suspect by mid April it should start picking up.

March 23, 2011 at 5:21pm

Can anyone recommend a good dog trainer around the New Orleans area that is reasonably priced? I have a 9 month old lab that I would like to have trained for duck hunting. Any recomendations would be appreciated, thanks Jason.

March 09, 2011 at 5:36pm

Been tied up the past 3 weekends remodeling my house and it's been killing me not to be able to get on the water. Been hearing some good reports from Delacroix but don't really hear about Port Sulphur too much. Anyone been fishing out there lately? Last time I was out there we caught tons of sheephead and rat reds. Not asking for any secret spots just want to see if I'm missing out on anything. Couple weeks and I'll be back at it.

February 25, 2011 at 5:46pm

Well, no more sleep deprived work days, 4 am wake up calls during the week, or fingernails that just look dirty all the time. Time to start catching up on honey do's and housework that was neglected since mid November. I was fortunate enough on Sunday to watch the sun set on another successful season for both birds and memories. Every season seems to be more enjoyable than the previous and this one was no different. I was lucky enough to make some new hunting buddies this year and make 9 hunts with my good friend who's 75 years old and can still shoot and drink with the best of em. It still hasn't hit me yet, I don't think, that I'll have to put up my duck calls and decoys till next September. My work schedule allowed me to make plenty duck hunts this season and here is our final tally for the year (Big duck season only). We made 33 hunts and killed 352 ducks. That averages out to be 10.6 birds/attempt. The first split was very good as we really didn't have a single bad hunt. The second split was more hit and miss with the water level being a major determining factor for success. When the big fronts came in and blew the water out, we were hard pressed to kill ducks. But when we had water, like clockwork the birds would move back in. Most of our season was spent hunting in Caernarvon shooting blue and greenwing teal with an occasional spoonbill or mottled. I hunted both opening weekends on our lease in Delacroix and we limited out both but our success steadily declined thereafter. Our bags out there consisted mostly of teal, with some dogris and a handful of grey ducks and mottled ducks. Overall we had another fantastic season with plenty of laughs, missed shots, and some great pictures for the album. Time to go catch some reds and bay snapper until it warms up.

January 24, 2011 at 10:12pm

Made a good hunt this morning in Caernarvon shooting a nice 3 man limit of blue and green wing teal. Overcast and a light breeze made for good conditions and the birds cooperated nicely this morning for us. I was happy to return the favor to a buddy of mine who took me on a nice hunt to his lease last week. No more sleep deprived work days next week, but that only means one thing for me, last weekend of duck season is here. Gonna go the next three days hoping the water stays up for us. Good luck to all this weekend, hope everyone ends on a good note.

January 20, 2011 at 4:02pm

Woke up this morning to dead calm winds and heavy fog, but we had to give it a try, so off we went. Headed to Caernarvon in hopes that the water would be higher than it had been the previous 3 hunts, and to our luck it had come up just enough to get into our ponds. The birds were never coming in fast and furious but I had a couple dead eye's on the boat this morning and most of what gave us a look never left. After or past 3 hunts which have been really tough due to low water, it was nice to get finally get some good shots in. We ended the hunt a little late (9:00) but the final tally was 16 teal and a mottled that we knocked down but couldn't find. Luckily our shooting was on point this morning because there wasn't much flying and we made the most of our opertunities. Gonna make another hunt Thursdsay as the end of the season is approaching quickly.

January 18, 2011 at 5:10pm

Duck hunting's been pretty tough the past week or so, and this weekend wasn't much different. I was lucky enough to get an invite with a friend to his lease on Friday, and we managed 4 dogris, 3 buffelheads, and 1 teal. Not bad for a day where we didn't couldn't get much to come in. The prize of the day for me was a nice drake buffelhead I shot towards the end of the hunt. On Saturday we opted to go fishing down in Port Sulphur which proved to be a wise choice. The water was extremely low and I was glad we decided to fish out of the mudboat instead of the bay boat. We started off in a deep bayou with an oyster bottom and could have sank the boat with sheephead. Not being to proud we boxed 11, and 2 drum before deciding to go in search of reds. The tide was coming up hard and we got up in some ponds for some exciting sight fishing. We hooked 11 reds and landed 7 before deciding to call it a day with a box of fish. We made a hunt in Delacroix on Sunday and didn't do much at all shooting only 2 ducks. Not many birds at all around our land in Delacroix, so we are going to Caernarvon tommorow morning.

January 17, 2011 at 4:46pm

Made a solo hunt before work this morning and it really didn't turn out as I had hoped. Weren't many birds flying where I was at, and the worst part was that my new gun wouldn't even shoot! About 2 weeks ago, I broke down and bought a brand new Max 4 Benelli Supernova. I did my research and saw nothing but good reviews, so I decided what the hell. I noticed on my last hunt that a few times I pulled the trigger and all I got was CLICK, no shot. I chalked it up to maybe some bad shells, but I had a new box this morning and had even more problems. Didn't get many shots at all, but about 7 am here comes a nice grey right over the decoys. I stand up, pull the trigger once CLICK, twice CLICK, the bird winks at me and flys off! This continued throughout the morning, VERY VERY frustrating. It would fire about every third or so shot but I couldn't take it any longer, so I headed in around 8:15. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I'm going back to Puglia's on Saturday, maybe they can help me out or they may have to ship it off, I really don't know

January 13, 2011 at 4:16pm

After 2 consecutive rough hunts (only shooting 1 bird in 2 days), our luck changed with the push of high water on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday gave way to easy access to our ponds and overcast conditions both days. With these 2 factors
working togethor we got plenty shooting oppertunities and shot our limit both days. I'm going back tommorow before work, just hope the plug hasn't been pulled and we have a little water. May have to pull out the big jacket tommorow cause its gonna be a cold one! Good Luck to all and be extra careful wtih these freezing conditions.

January 12, 2011 at 6:53pm

After our fast paced duck hunt on Tuesday, I was quite confident we would knock em out again but it was not meant to be yesterday. I called a buddy who's been having a pretty tough season, and told him to get cause we gonna go bust up some ducks in Caernarvon. Well, needless to say he made a liar out of me, and we only shot one duck all morning. I couldn't wait to get out and shoot my brand new Benelli Super Nova, but I only fired the gun 2 times, and my friend never even shot! I just can't understand it, here one day and gone the next. The only consistency that I seem to notice (and have been for years) is that when the water gets real low where we hunt the birds leave, does anyone else notice this? We have also been having a subpar season in Delacroix compared to years past, but we have shot a few mallards the past few weeks. Gonna give Delacroix a shot tommorow and hunt some big water with a 6 dozen decoy spread and see how that works. Good Luck to all this weekend, but I must admit that seeing all the good fishing reports is making me think about hooking up the bay boat instead of the mudbuddy! But like most duck hunters, when it comes down to it, sometimes we're just gluttons for punishment.

January 07, 2011 at 5:56pm

Made a quick morning hunt before work and had a nice shoot killing a 3 man limit of teal and dos gris. We woke up to a nice overcast sky and a light mist in the air, making for good conditions where we hunt. Good shooting made for an early day and we were done by 8:15. I noticed that the dogs we shot were a lot bigger than the ones we normaly see and instead of purple they had a green tint to the head. My friend had his duck ID pocket book with him, and we sermised that they were greater scaup. There are a few slight distinctions between the greater and lesser besides the size difference. Gonna try and get on em again later this week if I am able.

January 04, 2011 at 5:36pm

Made a good hunt in Caernarvon Friday shooting a 3 man limit of teal, mottled, and spoonbill. We saw the most big bands of teal flying that I have seen all year, 40 and 50 at a time buzzing through the pond. We stayed a little after we were done and just watched em fly, it was quite a sight. Funny thing is that when we went back on Sunday, we didn't get many shots at all. We ended the hunt with 2 mottled ducks and 3 teal. Going back tommorow am before work, hoping the birds moved back in. We have been seeing some Mallards and Pintail flying around so maybe they'll give us a chance tommorow.

January 03, 2011 at 4:38pm
A comment titled: Ducks in response to a report titled: Need some Advice

If I were you and had access to some property like that I would probably go out there real early in the am if its feasible and see if any ducks are actually coming into those pits. If you see them using a particular area I would try and set up on that spot because they probably will come right back there the next morning especially if they have never been hunted! Good Luck and let us know how it turns out!

December 12, 2012 at 10:27pm
A comment titled: Video in response to a report titled: GoPro HD Hero video!

Awsome video boys, yall getting me jacked up for the weekend! Gotta love it!

December 11, 2012 at 9:39pm
A comment titled: 2400 Pure Bay in response to a report titled: Opinions on Blue Wave Pure Bay 2400

I've been chartering out of Port Sulphur this summer running a 2400 Pure Bay and I can tell u I am very impressed with it. Also nothing but compliments from customers about the layout and storage. I bought mine from Souther Outdoors in Thibodeaux and would definately recommed them. Its an awsome boat and moderately priced compared to other high end 24' Bay Boats. Good Luck!

August 22, 2012 at 8:17pm
A comment titled: Oh no in response to a report titled: Insurance not to be trusted

I literally just signed up with them on Monday. State farm would not cover me since I got my captains license and hope to be running some trips this summer. I went through seahorse underwriters and they were highly recommended by a few of my friends who are also guides. Damn this is not an encouraging statement to hear!

April 19, 2012 at 3:48pm
A comment titled: Port Sulphur in response to a report titled: Port Sulphur

Catching a few reds around No Man's Land but I haven't found the trout stacked yet, may be another month or so. We've been catching a few sight fishing but mostly with dead shrimp and cork. Also, Hi Ridge has not been open since the storm 7 years ago. Don't know if they will ever re open to be honest. You can still launch at Happy Jack or the Boat Club.

March 23, 2012 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: Casting Platform in response to a report titled: Another vid sight fishing with Matrix shad spinner

Really nice looking rig Century Man. I have the 1860 Guide Edition and really like it. Awsome boat for hunting and fishing. These months all I do is sight fish for reds in port sulphur. I have the bowfising deck on mine but with the trolling motor and 2 batteries, it's a lot of bow weight for a 35 mud buddy motor. I will call them tommorow, they are really good people to deal with over there. Thanks for the info, Jason.

February 06, 2012 at 7:09pm
A comment titled: Casting Deck in response to a report titled: Another vid sight fishing with Matrix shad spinner

Century Man, did you get your casting deck on the bow from Gator Trax? And if so, how high does it come up off the bow. I have the same boat, with a poling platform and would also like a front deck. Appreciate any information, Thanks Jason.

February 06, 2012 at 5:15pm
A comment titled: OUPV in response to a report titled: want to be a guide

I never meant to imply that Houston was the only alternative to get an OUPV. I would recommend them based on my experience there and the classes were very informative. I definately learned a whole lot about maritime rules and regulations in general. Good Luck

January 27, 2012 at 4:38am
A comment titled: Guide in response to a report titled: want to be a guide

You should look into taking the OUPV course at Houston Marine to get approved by the coast guard. I took the course in November, it was 7 or 8 days of class and then you take 4 tests. If you pass all your tests and have all your paperwork togethor, they will send it off to the coast guard for you. You have to take this course to become a licensed captain. I will be honest with you, its kind of expensive and the course was somewhat challenging. I had a positive experience at Houston Marine and would recommend them to anyone. If you have any questions and there's anything I can help you with give me a call

504 559-6180 Jason.

January 26, 2012 at 8:29pm
A comment titled: Duck777 in response to a report titled: PAC teal

My e mail is not letting me send out for some reason. If you want to e mail me your phone number I will give you a call either tonight or tommorow.

September 15, 2011 at 7:47pm
A comment titled: duck7777 in response to a report titled: PAC teal

Shoot me an e-mail if you want to shoot some birds. Sounds like you been having a tough time so far this season.

September 15, 2011 at 3:55pm
A comment titled: Blue Wing in response to a report titled: Cinnamon Teal or not

Definatley a blue wing, a cinamon teal has red eyes. Also, the orange or rust color you are refering to I believe has something to do with its diet and comes from eating duck potatoe. We shoot a lot of birds with that rust color on the belly. Glad yall shot some birds though, good luck the rest of the season.

September 13, 2011 at 4:23pm
A comment titled: 3 Shots in response to a report titled: Teal Biloxi Marsh

That's pretty impressive. As expensive as shells are these days it pays to be on, good job.

September 13, 2011 at 4:18pm
A comment titled: Dealcroix Teal in response to a report titled: Delacroix Teal

Went out to our lease in Caernarvon yesterday and was not impressed with the amount of birds. Last year we limited out every hunt for teal season, and we hunted a lot, but I don't expect a slam dunk tommorow morning. We hunt right by Lake Leary and we also have some land on the other side by Grand Lake but it's not looking great for either location. I hope we get a few shots tommorow, but we don't have near the number of birds we are use to seeing for September. Either way, i'll be hiding in the marsh with a loaded 12 gauge tommorow morning so it's all good. Hope everyone gets a few tommorow! Good Luck, Jason.

September 09, 2011 at 3:48pm
A comment titled: Braided Line Knots in response to a report titled: line breaking

Trout Assasin took the words right out of my mouth. I tried using a standard fishing knot when I first started using braided line and I had the exact same problem as you are describing, very frustrating. A friend told me to start tying a polymar knot and have never had a problem since. If you are tying the polymar knot correctly, you shouldn't have any problems. Hope this helps, good luck.

May 30, 2011 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: Port Sulphur in response to a report titled: Port Sulphur Fishing

Been fishing the past two weekends, and have been pounding the ponds off Grand Bayou catching nice numbers of reds but having to work for them. Sight fishing has been a little tough because the water is stained in most areas. Catching a few sight fishing with tsunami's and gold spoons but if your not too proud, shrimp under a cork has been working pretty good. Also, have been catching better when the tide comes up a little later in the morning. Good Luck, going Thursday and will post results.

April 05, 2011 at 10:04pm
A comment titled: Fish in response to a report titled: Lori,s Bass

Awsome pic super duck, that's a toad!!!!

March 17, 2011 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: Steering Cable on Backwards in response to a report titled: What's your most Embarassing Momemt in Your Boat?

My first boat was a 17' flat with telaflex steering and when it broke, me and my buddy just knew we could fix it, no problem right. The next day we launched at C Way Marina in Lafitte for the first time ever. Everything was fine until we went to turn right into the Intercostal about 50 yards from the marina but ended up darting left and plowing into the bank, NOT Good! We were teenagers at the time and really thought we were cool, but man were we embaressed when we saw a bunch of guys at the dock laughing at us. To top it off when we got unstuck we puttered back to the launch with our heads held in shame and pulled into the hoist backwards. That was the first and last time I ever launched at C Way!

March 17, 2011 at 9:12pm
A comment titled: duck77777 in response to a report titled: season totals

Duck7777, you still on here making those crazy comments?? Come on buddy you need to take it easy and go fishing or something to take your mind off duck season. You got a long time till September, and I think it's a little to early to start scouting, even for you. I hope to be posting a good fishing report on Monday but if you decide to comment please, pretty please think before you type and keep the negative feedback to yourself, thanks Jason.

March 17, 2011 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Capt Bob in response to a report titled: Leeville

Capt Bob seems like a good guy and I respect the fact that he posts the bad trips with the good. It's good to know that even good captains have tough days sometimes. Looks like yall got on some nice reds, I hope to get some action like that this weekend. I always read Captain Bob's posts, they are always very thorough and informative.

March 01, 2011 at 6:23pm
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