New flats boat on the market, LOL:
Called my friend Jim on Monday to see about getting a crew to fish 6/1, first day of Snapper season. We could only get 3 of us to go, so we talked it over. Take the 32' Twin Vee and catch big Snapper but spend $300 on fuel, or take the 22' bay boat, fish closer in for smaller Snapper, but spend less than $100 on gas. We opted for the small boat. Went out of Red Pass and headed to West Delta. We hit 3 different rigs, got our 6 Snapper, from 8-14 lb fish. Caught some Mangroves and Lanes as well. White trout were hitting as well, and make excellent Snapper bait. Caught 1 Croaker too. The water was dirty on the surface, and we passed through 1 rip that was full of trash on the way out. But they venting something at the first rig we fished, and you could see the pretty, clean water boiling to the surface, so we knew the fish would be down there. We caught fish from 30' down all the way to the bottom. We had a lot of big hits that were broken off on the rig legs. Oh well, that's how it goes. All in all a great start of Snapper season.
Sad to say that after the passing of Capt John L Taylor right before Christmas there was much fanfare about putting him on the cover of the mag, and doing an article on his life, nothing has happened. WOW, JUST WOW.He was a great contributor to this site and others, and took a lot of us guys and gals into his circle of friends and fisherpersons and helped us all a lot. I hope when I am gone, I get more respect than that. You folks should be ashamed of yourselves.
Check out this video, especially around 1:20. Boat was chine-walking before he hit the wake, he was doomed!!
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New Orleans Hornets stun Miami Heat 96-93 to seal franchise-best 5-0 start
Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 6:16 PM Updated: Friday, November 05, 2010, 9:50 PM
John Reid, The Times Picayune John Reid, The Times Picayune
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For the first time in franchise history, the New Orleans Hornets are off to a 5-0 start after stunning the Miami Heat 94-93 in front of a sellout crowd Friday night at the New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat Enlarge Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune CHRIS GRANGER / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul goes for a score around Miami's Zydrunas Ilgauskas at their game on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the New Orleans Arena. Hornets vs. Heat Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 gallery (11 photos)
* New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
* New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
* New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
* New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
* New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat
The Heat All-Star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could not overcome Chris Paul beating them repeatedly in transition and Emeka Okafor dominating the post for a team-high 26 points. Paul had 19 assists and 13 points. When the Heat surged, Trevor Ariza made a crucial 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining that extended the Hornets' lead to 94-90. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 28 points. LeBron James had 20 and Chris Bosh finished with 15. New Orleans' victory snapped the Heat's four-game winning streak.
The Hornets have a 44-24 advantage in points scored in the lane. The Hornets defensive pressure has been so stifling that Heat is going to backup Zydrunas Ilgauskas to provide a lift. Dwyane Wade was held to four points in the third quarter. Emeka Okafor has 20 points. With 6:25 remaining, LeBron James still has not scored in the quarter. The Hornets have shot 50 percent or better for the entire game. The Heat close the deficit to 80-77, but Okafor makes another tip-in shot for his 24th point of the game. Nice execution under pressure with Chris Paul working the ball inside to Emeka Okafor, who scores just before the shot clock expires to give the Hornets a 88-85 lead with 2:32 remaining. James' two free throws has put the Heat ahead for the first time in the game 90-89 with 59.8 seconds.
The Hornets never appear to unravel when a team make a run. The Heat closed to nine behind Chris Bosh's six points, but the Hornets went back to Emeka Okafor and David West. Okafor has 18 points. During the Heat's four-game winning streak, they have allowed an 84-point average The Hornets already have 64 points with 4;46 remaining in the quarter. The Hornets are leading 68-57. West has scored eight points in the quarter after having only two points in the first half. LeBron James has scored only two points in the quarter. Chris Paul continues to beat the Heat in transition to set up his teammates for layups.
After trailing by 12 after the opening quarter, the Heat has closed the deficit to four with 2:42 remaining. The Hornets continue to shoot at a brisk pace, hitting 50 percent of their shots. David West is off to a tough start,missing five of his first six attempts. The Hornets are beating the Heat in transition and Chris Paul is easily penetrating through traffic in the lane. Paul has nine assists and 10 points. Emeka Okafor leads the Hornets with 14 points. Dwayne Wade leads the Heat with 11 points and LeBron James has 12. Chris Bosh was held to two points on 1-of-5 shooting. The Hornets closed out the half leading by nine.
Powered by pin-point passing from star guard Chris Paul, the New Orleans Hornets rolled to a 29-17 lead.
Paul finished the period with nine assists and two points. Jason Smith provided some scoring punch from the bench as he scored six points after replacing David West, who got into early foul trouble. Emeka Okafor was the team's leading scorer with 11 points. Trevor Ariza added six.
The Heat was led by Dwyane Wade's eight points. Superstar LeBron James had five points in the period.
lebron_james_dwyane_wade.jpgRusty Costanza/The Times-PicayuneLeBron James and Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will take on the New Orleans Hornets tonight at the New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans Hornets forward Trevor Ariza will start, despite having a sore hip. Heat forward LeBron James participated in the morning shootaround and was deemed ready after missing Thursday's practice because of right shin bruise. Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said they are not overlooking the Hornets and have concerns about their pick-and-roll plays involving Chris Paul. Spoelstra said after viewing tape of the Hornets' victory against the San Antonio Spurs last week, he counted 40 pick-and-roll plays that involved Paul specifically.
G Chris Paul
G Marco Belinelli
C Emeka Okafor
F David West
F Trevor Ariza
Inactives - Joe Alexander, Aaron Gray and Peja Stojakovic
G Carlos Arroyo
G Dwayne Wade
C Joel Anthony
F Chris Bosh
F LeBron James
Inactives - Jamaal Magloire, Mike Miller and Dexter Pittman
This guy can flat out throw a cast net!! What a way to fill a box with Sheepshead!
HERE WE GO, LETS KICK IT OFF!!!!
I've been on this site since the late 90sm is always slow to add, and seems like ancient software. It's always slow to load and is driving me nuts, check on this please. It seems like a server problemm.
NEXT weekend will be a tax free weekend in LA for firearms and ammo purchases. Get ready to buy! Come see me at Academy on Airport Dr. in Slidell.
A friend of mine wrote this:
Vikings win the superbowl against Denver with a 66 yard field goal. Due to a suet truck accident involving their current kicker, former kicker Paul Ettinger will leave his Costa Rican combination Surfing and Placekicking instruction camp to join the club near the end of the regular season.
The score of the superbowl will be 54 to 54 at the end of regulation with Tebow leaving the game in overtime only after his speen falls out, which he caried to the sideline himself, loads in a cooler runs back on the field to punt. The denver punter, although unhurt, felt it best Teebow handle it.
After a 55 yard punt to the 1 inch line, the vikings marched down the field but were unable to advance the ball past Teebows spleens blood pool due to slippage. This forces the Vikes to attempt the risky field goal. As the ball sales over the crossbar making the Minnesota Vikings superbowl champs. Favre can be heard saying. 'I could have made that, ....easy.'
The Unparalleled Wisdom Of Beavis and Butt-Head
Posted 7 hrs ago by Kevin Scheitrum in TV
The year was 1993, and it seemed that all America wanted was some T.P. for its bunghole.
Luckily, two men were up to the task. Seventeen years ago, 'Beavis and Butt-Head' debuted on MTV, running for four years and sending a whole nation of lawmakers into a frenzy about The State Of America's Youth. Turns out they had reason to be concerned. In 199 episodes and one feature-length movie, Beavis and Butt-Head aimed a flickering glow at what we were to become, predicting, in all their lazy, snarky, acne-smeared glory, the Internet Generation.
Before there were LOLcats and Failblog, there were two guys on a couch talking about butts and making dumb jokes at everyone else's expense. Nothing was sacred. Everything sucked. Especially adults.
And yet, these crudely-animated boys who skipped school so they could make fun of music videos had so much to teach us. Listen closely between the 'huh huhs' and the 'heh hehs' and you'll find that Beavis and Butt-Head were talking about love, relationships and life's eternal truths. Don't believe it? Click below for some of the deepest thinking to ever come from two couch potatoes.
'There's always been TV, there's just more channels now.' - Butt-Head
'Oh yeah, progress is cool!' - Beavis
'Some people are dumb.' - Butt-Head
On Man's Quest For Perfection
'You didn't score.' - Butt-Head
'Yeah, but I came close.' - Beavis
'Yeah, but close only counts in horseshoes and like... lemonade.' - Butt-Head
'What?' - Beavis
On Objective Truth
'I don't like stuff that sucks!' - Butt-Head
On The Human Mind
'Thinking sucks.' âBeavis
On Man's Ability To Shape His World
'Hammers are cool.' - Butt-Head
'Yeah, I like to take hammers, and just break stuff, just break stuff.' - Beavis
'The future sucks. Change it.' - Beavis
'I'm pretty cool Beavis, but I cannot change the future.' - Butt-Head
On Modern Communication
'I hate words.' - Butt-Head
'Words suck.' - Beavis
'If I wanted to read, I'd go to school.' - Butt-Head
On Whether Or Not Time Sucks
'Time sucks!' - Butt-Head
Saints' Hamilton tears ACL, will miss upcoming season
Saints' Hamilton tears ACL, will miss upcoming season
by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports
Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:44 AM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. ― Saints officials say Lynell Hamilton has torn his right ACL and will miss the upcoming season.
It happened during a light practice when there was little to no hitting happening. He cut to go through the line and went down. Assistants had to help him off the field.
âIt was something that was kind of a freak deal,â Payton said. âHe planted and it was his knee. Weâre hopeful itâs not serious, but weâll find out here after he gets examined.â
Fellow running back Reggie Bush talked to Hamilton after practice, but wasnât sure how bad the injury is.
âI donât know exactly because Iâm not a doctor, but Iâm hoping for the best and praying for him,â Bush said.
Bush returned to practice fully Wednesday morning after sitting out for the team portion of practice Tuesday. Bush said he was dehydrated and had some cramping, but was fine by the morning.
Rod Harper (left hip) and the PUP players â Darren Sharper (left knee), linebacker Clint Ingram (left knee) and Robert Meachem (toe) â all sat out the session.
This guy is 'crip walking' (whatever that is) in the middle of the street. LOL.
pretty cool video, well, not cool for the bird that fell out of the nest.......................
Here is a copy of Sen. Landrieu's letter to the NY Times in response to their editorial:
A Response to Supporters of the Moratorium
July 20, 2010
The New York Times editorial âA New, Necessary, Moratoriumâ displays a stunning lack of understanding of U.S. offshore energy exploration and production. The piece does a disservice to its readers by making an out-of-touch argument, especially in light of a new Bloomberg News poll that found that 73 percent of Americans oppose the Administrationâs moratorium.
New deepwater drilling employs substantially more people directly and indirectly, and sustains more small businesses than the 3,432 platforms currently producing oil in the Gulf. Just as it takes thousands of suppliers and construction workers to construct a high-rise building, but only a handful to maintain it, so it is with energy exploration. Cutting off this exploration is more ruinous to the region than the oil soiling our beaches and polluting our marshes, and its effects potentially more far-reaching.
The fact is that thousands of jobs are created and sustained across the Gulf Coast when new wells are drilled. These are labor intensive operations. Once a well is online, it is producing profits for oil companies, not jobs for crewmen, deck hands, engineers, welders, ROV operators, caterers, helicopter pilots, drivers, or fabricators. Minimal labor is required to tend a passively producing well.
By shutting down the 33 rigs in the Gulf conducting new deepwater drilling and halting the movement of six more rigs that were coming to the Gulf this summer, the blanket moratorium has effectively laid off as many as 46,000 workers living in 68 percent of U.S. congressional districts. The net effect is like laying off every police officer and firefighter in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
Anyone familiar with the industry knows that every one of these rigs can leave the Gulf for years, which would put 46,000 jobs in jeopardy long after the moratorium is lifted. Some rigs are already on their way to foreign countries, like two Diamond Offshore platforms that are currently heading to Africa. Others may follow suit if something is not done soon.
Second, supporters on the moratorium must account the hundreds of thousands of indirect jobs that will be lost due to a prolonged moratorium. The Gulf Economic Survival Team has presented findings that Louisiana alone could lose up to 120,000 jobs by 2014, if moratorium remains in place for longer than six months. Dun & Bradstreet analysts have shown that more than 2,800 businesses in Louisiana will be impacted. Armed with this data, it is clear that one-time $100 million fund specifically for rig workers will not even scratch the surface to keep these businesses afloat and help workers feed their families. Given the economic ripple effect of the drilling moratorium, this $100 million fund will be just a drop in the bucket.
Thirdly, it is important to note that the oil and gas experts brought in to advise the Administration on future offshore energy production roundly rejected the idea of a prolonged moratorium. In a letter to my office, the experts wrote, âA blanket moratorium is not the answer. It will not measurably reduce risk further and it will have a lasting impact on the nation's economy which may be greater than that of the oil spill. We do not believe punishing the innocent is the right thing to do.â We must ourselves: Why is the input from experts being ignored?
Finally, supporters of the moratorium totally ignore the increased environmental risks associated with shutting off new domestic offshore production. The moratorium does nothing to reduce Americaâs daily consumption of 20 million barrels of oil. This oil is needed to power our cars and make products that we depend on every day. By stopping new drilling here, we simply export our oil production to foreign countries like Egypt, Nigeria and Venezuela that do not have the resources, safety standards or political will to protect the worldâs oceans. In addition, more oil from overseas will be tankered to our shores. According to the National Academy of Sciences, prior to this spill, oil tankers contributed four times as much oil in our oceans as the practice of oil exploration and extraction. Is that the environmental solution the U.S. wants to advocate?
Americans deserve to have the facts of about the impact of this ill-conceived policy. That should start with a fair representation of both the economic and environmental impacts of this deepwater moratorium
It was only a matter of time!!
WHAT IS UP WITH THIS? GOTTA LOVE NUNGESSER'S RESPONSE!!!!
Media, boaters could face criminal penalties by entering oil cleanup 'safety zone'
Published: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 7:10 PM Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 7:15 PM
Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune
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The Coast Guard has put new restrictions in place across the Gulf Coast that prevent the public - including news photographers and reporters covering the BP oil spill - from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches.
gulf_oil_boom_lake_borgne.JPGView full sizeScott Threlkeld, The Times-PicayuneWorkers lay protective boom in Lake Borgne near the Mississippi line on Thursday.
According to a news release from the Unified Command, violation of the 'safety zone' rules can result in a civil penalty of up to $40,000, and could be classified as a Class D felony. Because booms are often placed more than 40 feet on the outside of islands or marsh grasses, the 65-foot rule could make it difficult to photograph and document the impacts of oil on land and wildlife, media representatives said.
But federal officials said the buffer zone is essential to the clean-up effort.
'The safety zone has been put in place to protect members of the response effort, the installation and maintenance of oil containment boom, the operation of response equipment and protection of the environment by limiting access to and through deployed protective boom,' the news release said.
The Coast Guard on Tuesday had initially established an even stricter 'safety zone' of more than 300 feet, but reduced the distance to 20 meters - 65 feet - on Wednesday. In order to get within the 65-foot limit, media must call the Coast Guard captain of the Port of New Orleans, Edwin Stanton, to get permission.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander for the oil spill, said in a press briefing Thursday that it is 'not unusual at all' for the Coast Guard to establish such a safety zone, likening it to a safety measure that would be enacted for 'marine events' or 'fireworks demonstrations' or for 'cruise ships going in and out of port.'
gulf_oil_bird_boom_barataria_bay.JPGView full sizeGerald Herbert, The Associated Press archiveA heavily oiled bird struggles to climb onto a boom from the waters of Barataria Bay on June 26.
Allen said BP had not brought up the issue, but that he had received some complaints from county commissioners in Florida and other local elected officials who 'thought that there was a chance that somebody would get hurt or they would have a problem with the boom itself.'
Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert, who has been documenting the oil spill, raised concerns about the restrictions within his news organization on Wednesday. He has asked for a sit-down with Coast Guard officials to discuss the new policy - and the penalties - but has not received a response.
Photographers have had similar problems viewing the oil's impacts from the air. Photographer Ted Jackson of The Times-Picayune was trying to charter a flight with Southern Seaplane in late May to photograph oil coming ashore on Grand Isle, but the pilot was told that no media flights could go below 3,000 feet, due to restrictions from the Federal Aviation Administration.
That FAA policy has remained in effect, requiring media outlets to get special permission in order fly below 3,000 feet.
'Often the general guise of 'safety' is used as a blanket excuse to limit the media's access, and it's been done before,' Herbert said Thursday. 'It feels as though news reporting is being criminalized under thinly veiled excuses. The total effect of all these restrictions is harming the public's right to know.'
gulf_oil_pelicans.JPGView full sizeMatthew Hinton, The Times-Picayune archiveThese pelicans were photographed May 23.
Matthew Hinton, a Times-Picayune photographer who has been on boats throughout Barataria Bay and Breton Sound in recent weeks, said it is already difficult to capture images of oiled birds when at the edge of the boom. Adding an additional 65-foot buffer would mean 'You'd have to mount a telescope' to the camera to get a clear picture, he said.
And from a practical standpoint, the 65-foot safety zone could serve to block photographers and reporters from accessing some waterways altogether. Boom is often placed along the water's edge in some bayous that are less than 20 meters wide.
'Just to go through a bayou, you'd need more than 20 meters,' Hinton said. 'Your whole path would be blocked.'
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said he feels media access is important to getting the word out about the local impact of the spill, and said the Coast Guard's safety measures were an 'overreaction.'
'I think somebody came up with a good reason of how to justify keeping the press away,' Nungesser said. 'But guess what? That isn't gonna keep us away. Anytime you all want, you all can come in there wherever we go, on our boats.''
Although the order mandating the safety zone was carried out by the captains of the Ports of New Orleans, Morgan City and Mobile, Ala., a spokeswoman at the joint information center for the unified command said the order was a Coast Guard-wide directive from the top.
Chris Kirkham can be reached at email@example.com or 504.826.3321.
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Man, I sure miss running dogs in the swamp! Nothing more exciting than the anticipation when you hear that splashing getting closer and closer........................
Between Kenner and the Spillway is the LaBranche Wetlands, owned by the Monteleone Family. Back in the '90's I sold a truck to a man named Mack Plaisance. He was the caretaker of the land for the owners. Cool old dude, still couldn't manage to get invited to hunt there, LOL.
Actually, there are 3 boat launches now. I've duck and deer hunted in the Spillway off and on over the years. I've bagged a few ducks, rabbits, squirrels. In 2007, I shot an 8 point buck. You can have success, you just have to be courteous and tolerant of other hunters.
We have property in Pike County. Lots of nice deer, lots of hills. I don't get to hunt as much as I would like to, but work gets in the way. We have tons of deer on our property, I see tracks and rubs all over the place.
I haven't been to Delacroix since the '90's. In 1996 I bought my first bay boat, as did 2 friends of mine. We fished all over, trying to find the 'right place'. Launched at Serignes 3 or 4 times. The first time, I felt a vibe that newbies weren't welcome. As I remember, it wasn't very busy that morning, so I tried to chat with them. No dice, very rude, gave the benefit of the doubt. Tried them a couple more times, then gave up on Delacroix.
Everywhere else we went, was a different story.
Bridgeside, great people.
Joe's Landing, always happy to see customers
Campo's, Blackie and Kenny were always happy to see you and give you some tips.
Breton Sound, Capt. Barry (rip) and crew very friendly and helpful. We ended up concentrating our efforts in Hopedale and Shell Beach, for both the fishing and the 2 great marinas down there.
You can get nightcrawlers and red wigglers at Academy.
Sad to see Frank pass. He was a character, I enjoyed watching his show every week, especially when he fished with Capt Ahab. He was cut from the same cloth as The Great Capt John L, with a slightly different form of humor.
friend of mine had the same problem, the axle was rated at the dry weight of the boat on the trailer, not the wet or actual weight of the boat on the trailer. Bent the axle as it was over loaded by 1,000 lbs.
I have a 15'flatboat with a 25 outboard. Back in 2006 I did the voluntary USCG AUX safety check. If you have an internal combustion engine, you must have a fire extinguisher on board. It is a USCG requirement, not LDWF.
I work for Academy. Corporate has required that we pull all Modern Sporting Rifles from display. If we have it, you can buy it. MSR's are selling as fast as we get them. There is a shortage of ammo across the country right now. Just check Fox News, they did a story on it at noon today. We are limiting 1 box of ammo per caliber, per day, per customer b/c we are getting a very limited supply. This way, everyone can get some, not just 1 guy buying all 30 boxes we have today.
I've hunted my whole life. My Dad was an avid hunter, and only killed a few deer. We hunted a lot as kids, and got plenty of rabbits and squirrels, but never a deer. We saw plenty of tracks, but never got one. I got away from hunting when my first child was born. Ten years later I worked with a guy that I became friends with and joined the New Sarpy Deer Club. I got my first deer on the first hunt with them running dogs in the swamp. What a great time. It was everything in your videos, just a little more modern. God, I love the sound of those dogs in the swamp. Sorry it is gone.
Like I always say, pics or it didn't happen............and then, it is still suspect.
there is more proof of the Jack a Lope than the cougar, LOL.................
Without a four page litany. Here we go. I joined a club, which no longer exists. (thank you Roussell lawyers of Laplace) When I first joined in 1996, you could jump 30 or so does in squirrel season, but we shot no bucks over a little basketball rack 6 or 8 point, with a 9 inch spread. After we shot 25 or more does for 2 years, we started to shoot nice 8pt 165lb deer.
coastal erosion is where our battle should be
I'm sorry if offended some, but I'm a big enough man to own it. I challenge the rest of you to own it when you screw up
maybe the local guys don't want to give away their spotsl
sure about what? your inability to catch fish?
I have friends that are guides, an suggest to customers o re schedule and they wont. not knowing the difference
I am sorry to hear that, he joins a great group who are no longer with ys.