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My wife just bought me a couple of Versamaxx corks.
How do you guys load it? I'd be interested to hear what you put in them.
Do you just dump it all in there? Do you use just the glass or just the bb's or maybe break up old Mardi Gras beads?

Thanks in advance!!


January 28, 2017 at 10:09am


I know that your car is considered an extension of your house, so you can carry a gun in your car but does that include a boat?

John Kruse

October 03, 2015 at 9:44pm


does anyone know if Beschel's has live bait?
and how the fishing is in Pointe A La Hache?

thinking about going tomorrow


February 14, 2015 at 4:44pm

I guess this is a silly question but I want to make sure -- if I take a buddy from houston fishing for one day I need to get him the $17.50 and the $5.00 licenses right? or is this just for charter trips? I'm not a captain just a deck ape with a flatboat.

Non-Resident Basic Fish Season $60.00
Non-Resident Basic Fish Trip (1 day) $ 5.00
Non-Resident Saltwater Season (Basic Fishing Required) $30.00
Non-Resident Saltwater Trip (1-day) $17.50
* Charter Passenger (3 day) $ 10.00
** Non-Resident Charter Skiff (3-day) $30.00

March 03, 2014 at 8:31am

what is the safest route to oak river from sweetwater for a little flat?
I thought about following someone but Im old and slow and they would leave me in the dust

January 26, 2014 at 2:03pm

And I have proof -- Speckled trout on a purple worm....

October 27, 2013 at 1:14pm


for you guys that use your phones on the water what weather app for the radar do you use?


July 26, 2013 at 7:27am


anyone know how the launch is doing at sweetwater?

April 19, 2013 at 7:53am

Anyone see the new episode of Louisiana Sportsman TV this weekend with Greg Hackney as the host?

March 03, 2013 at 2:51pm

who says you should fish under birds?

July 03, 2012 at 11:22am

I was trying to put some coordinates from a GPS into Google and it doesn't work.
Does you know if there is a conversion factor? or a way to change them?

for instance the GPS shows this place as:
91 43' 28.4'
30 15' 5.5'

and google is

even if you take out the ' and the' and just know we are - 91 the numbers aren't the same


July 02, 2012 at 5:19pm

Have you guys seen this? looks like a rip off of La Sportsman

June 20, 2012 at 7:43am

do any of you guys use these?
and are they any good?I'm thinking about using them to mount my cajun anchor in my flatboat


March 24, 2012 at 6:30pm

I want to see the results of this!!

February 13, 2012 at 6:01am

I've been doing a little research on the freshwater diversions and how it affects the fishing. Anyone have any other input?

It looks like the Davis pond is monitored for a lot of things.
This one talks of salinity levels:

this one shows the recent flow:

January 16, 2012 at 9:11am

Merry Christmas to all the Louisiana Sportsman
let's see if any of you old guys remember this

December 23, 2011 at 10:23pm

I've been looking at floor and deck options for my flat boat. I had to tear out all the wood because they had pressure treated wood in it and it started to corroded the aluminum.

I'd like to hear what you guys think and what you have done in your boats.

There is that PVC wood like stuff in LOWES, I was thinking about doing slats lengthwise along the bottom ribs.

Then today I went to riverside lumber and one of the guys there told me there is a new type of pressure treated stuff called MCQ and it's not corrosive to aluminum.

I can get marine plywood for $85 a sheet at geyduan lumber.

what do you think?

December 15, 2011 at 4:14pm

Took a little ride down LA1 today, whole mess of rat reds and the world's biggest speck :)

must be some kind of record....

September 11, 2011 at 2:42pm

Caught last night in my driveway in Metairie.

just a baby... could mean mama is near...

August 31, 2011 at 7:45am

Bayou Sauvage is burning

August 29, 2011 at 7:40am
A comment titled: Re: Versamaxx Corks in response to a report titled: Versamaxx Corks

I fished the bridges on Elmers' Isle -- used a combo of the glass beads and the BB's -- caught four rat reds and one catfish :)

February 05, 2017 at 6:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Versamaxx Corks in response to a report titled: Versamaxx Corks

Thanks I'm going to try them this weekend along highway 1 and fish the bridges on Elmer's island

February 02, 2017 at 7:02am
A comment titled: Re: Pointe a la Hache in response to a report titled: Pointe a la Hache

Does that marina there have live bait?

November 25, 2015 at 8:30pm
A comment titled: Re: 'Rebel' crankbait in response to a report titled: 'Rebel' crankbait

That's a classic -- actually those were made with all kinds of dangerous chemicals Bakelite, PTFE's etc...
wrap it carefully in a plastic bag and I'll make the ultimate sacrifice and come take it off of your hands......

November 11, 2015 at 4:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Gun on the boat in response to a report titled: Gun on the boat

that makes sense, it's just a pistol for snakes and such. I've had it my tackle bag for years

I guess in your tackle bag is like the glove compartment in a car

October 04, 2015 at 11:53am
A comment titled: Re: What is this in response to a report titled: What is this

looks like a redfish with a shark bite

September 03, 2015 at 7:05am
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater Marina in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina

How's Capt. Jack doing?

June 24, 2015 at 6:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Sacalait on Northshore??? in response to a report titled: Sacalait on Northshore???

check this out

June 23, 2015 at 6:28am
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

My Prayers are with you, Get Well Soon!!!

June 20, 2015 at 12:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishfinder/gps in response to a report titled: Fishfinder/gps

In this area it's better to get one that works with the older maps -- so you can see where the land was.....

June 16, 2015 at 6:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

The catfish are biting on Sweetwater live shrimp right up the bayou north of the marina :)

June 14, 2015 at 4:46am
A comment titled: Re: Hoopnet Throats in response to a report titled: Hoopnet Throats

there has to be something here:

May 26, 2015 at 6:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Good fishing spots on the northshore? in response to a report titled: Good fishing spots on the northshore?

check this out

April 28, 2015 at 6:36am
A comment titled: Re: fillet knifes in response to a report titled: fillet knifes

check this guy out:

April 14, 2015 at 6:32am
A comment titled: Re: Fishing License in response to a report titled: Fishing License

go to Academy and try

March 24, 2015 at 3:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Upcoming bass tournaments? in response to a report titled: Upcoming bass tournaments?

oldest one in the country and open to everyone

also I hear they've been pulling out some big bass lately out of there

March 22, 2015 at 4:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Beschel's in response to a report titled: Beschel's

Thanks, I think I'll go exploring anyway

February 14, 2015 at 6:23pm
A comment titled: Re: New Orleans city park in response to a report titled: New Orleans city park

I caught that redfish in my profile pic in the canals along Wisner on an old white H&H 3/8 oz spinner

February 08, 2015 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Breton Sound in response to a report titled: Shell Beach

you mean lake borgne right?

December 19, 2014 at 6:06pm
A comment titled: Redfish rig in response to a report titled: Redfish On Crabs, With new No Brainer Rig

where can you buy that?


November 04, 2014 at 6:38am
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