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Had spectacular hunt Saturday AM. #18 hit the water at 7:15. Sunday different story. Started morning off running trespasser of my lease who set up in exact location we did Saturday. Then we only had 2 opps and killed 2 teal. I believe that group of poachers hunted my lease Saturday evening and ran all the teal that were holding out. Hopefully we get more birds down soon.

September 17, 2018 at 10:07pm

Does anyone recommend a certain duck blind material over another for a boat blind? We have used Avery RealGrass and its OK, but looks beat up as the season goes on. Was thinking about the Avery KillerGrass stuff, but not sure if it would look natural enough. I thought someone made a synthetic material that would not fade, crack or rot out? Any ideas guys? Thanks.

August 23, 2018 at 12:23pm

Can anyone tell me what the tides are doing in Delacroix at daybreak? Fished last Saturday and on paper, I was expecting and incoming tide. But it was already real low and falling all morning. We managed to do what we set out to do; catch reds, but I was not expecting the water to be so low and falling at daybreak. Not asking for any fishing info; just what kind of water conditions should I expect upon arrival. Thanks and tite lines to all.

June 07, 2018 at 12:48pm

Had decent hunt Saturday for the second slit opener. Took 10 GW and 2 Grays btw 3 hunters. Probably should have limited on Teal; but missed a few. Could have shot Dogris but refrained. Seemed to do better than average that day. Not many good reports.

December 19, 2017 at 3:34pm

The second split has been; let say 'a challenge'. I didn't hunt this past weekend based solely on the negative reports I got from all last week; no ducks. I realize our local conditions were not ideal, but there was a major ice storm that covered large areas north of us. And the weekend before last it was perfect duck hunting conditions (North wind 20-25mph, cold (25-30 degrees)) and we still only managed 6 GW teal that Saturday. I'm just wondering if everyone else is experiencing the same results.

January 16, 2017 at 3:07pm

Has anyone been to Delacroix area this week since the conditions have improved? I went deer hunting last weekend but heard those that went duck hunting struggled and had nut high water. Just wondering if I should take advantage of the great deer weather this weekend, or try to chase the birds before split closes. Thanks.

December 03, 2015 at 10:48am

Does anyone know how high the tides got with the storm surge? I was praying we didn't get any storms or crazy high tides before duck season. The marsh looked perfect in teal season. But I usually experience with storm tides is the SAV's all wash up and settle on top the marsh grass. Essentially matting the marsh grass down and killing it. By mid December the marsh looks pancaked and desolate. Did anybody go down there yesterday or today? Was it up over the dock at Serigne's? Thanks.

October 26, 2015 at 12:38pm

Fished Biloxi marsh yesterday. went pretty far into the heart of the area and a saw a total of ZERO teal. They are not here yet; but as we all know they could show up today and be gone by tomorrow.

September 08, 2015 at 9:06am

Have not been to lease since Thanksgiving near Lake Lery. Just wondering if anyone has been hunting and doing well last weekend and this week in the Delacroix marsh. Winds predicted light tomorrow.

December 05, 2014 at 2:45pm

Hunted this am and the ducks were gone. Did not see many and only had mostly divers where usually shoot all teal. 2 guys finished with 3 redheads, 4 dogris and 1 mot. Water very low.

November 19, 2014 at 2:56pm

While taking in a beautiful sunrise yesterday in the Biloxi marsh; I did manage to see 2 flocks of teal. About 30 birds collectively. I was fishing and not scanning too hard, but those two flocks were the only ones I saw.

September 08, 2014 at 11:14am

Does anyone know a guy in Mandeville that does boat cover repairs? I used him in the past and cannot find his name and #. I believe he lived in Beau Chene. Thanks.

April 16, 2014 at 12:20pm

Two part post: First, can anyone recommend the best value boat cover for a 19' Pathfinder? I got one from Academy last summer and its rotted out already - garbage! What's best material for our SELA climate; acrylic, polyester? Or if anyone knows a custom fab shop locally, that might be the best bet. Thanks.

Now for lame fishing report: Took boat out yesterday afternoon to give it the shake down and test all functions before going on a 'real' trip when the weather straightens out. Hit Bayou Bonfuca and tried the grasslines for bass. Only caught 2 small ones and 1 big perch on plastic worm. I use this fishery as a back plan when its too windy to marsh/lake fish. Its usually spot on for 10-15 knotheads; but this year its been off the 2 times I tried. And the grass is crazy thick; blocking some of the most productive canals. Good luck and tight lines.

April 07, 2014 at 2:52pm

Well, after getting all ready to make a youth duck hunt this past weekend; we were stonewalled by a Fall baseball tournament! We didn't get to go and I did not hear a whole lot from anyone that did go. A friend did fish Little Lake complex on Saturday and said he didn't see any ducks other than Motts and did not recall hearing any shots either. Can anyone report, specifically from the Delacroix interior (Lake Lery, Lost Lake, etc..)on their youth hunt and amount of ducks down? Still sounds pretty thin considering the regular season open this coming Saturday. Thanks.

November 04, 2013 at 10:56am

I fished the Biloxi marsh last Sunday and did a good bit of running around. I saw a total od 2 Motts and one band of UFO's way out in open bay on fringes. Was shocked at the lack of any ducks on the interior. Youth season opens in 2 weeks! Hope they are coming soon!

October 17, 2013 at 11:01am

Does anyone know of a boat launch that is available near Dudenheffer's in Hopedale? I know that Pip's still have a makeshift backdown but I also hear its not too legit, especially on lower tides. Hazardous if you go off the ledge. I am willing to pay to launch at any private launches along the hwy, just for duck season, as my lease is near that area. Thanks and good luck.

September 24, 2013 at 11:19am

I just picked up a recurve 175# crossbow. It came with short aluminum bolts and said that carbon 20' bolt with 100gr broadheads are recommended for hunting. I got a few carbon bolts and was wondering what makes the broadheads different for crossbows. I have plenty broadheads that I use for my compound bow and wondered if I could just use them on the X bow bolts? The x bow supposedly shoots at 240FPS, so, its not rocket fast. Any advice would be appreciated.

August 14, 2013 at 1:25pm

We caught a small Mangrove Snapper while fishing the Rocks on the MRGO last weekend. I have caught quite a few on the rocks in the intracoastal near Boh Bros. pre-K; but none since the MRGO closure. I hear they are catching striped bass and even black bass in the hot water canal and industrial canal post-K. I wish it would have been 12', cuz his happy arse would have taken an ice nap! Fun seeing them show up though. The week before I caught a bluefish and a grunt (not pinfish) on the Rocks too; strange indeed.

June 11, 2013 at 10:25am

I have fished the tressles 3 times so far this past few weeks. Every trip was evening. We have caught a total of 3 specks, 1 white trout and almost boated a small flounder. We go 100% plastic, no sea crickets (saw people with live still not catching). I cannot put a finger on why we have not at least caught a few more. I know how to jig the bridges, but we cannot find a bite! I will say that the water does not seem to have any salinity what so ever and yesterday there was some green, plankton looking stuff all in the water. Other than that; I don't know why the fish aren't there. The tide was incoming on 2 trips and falling yesterday. Must be the freshwater?

June 03, 2013 at 11:42am

I have fished the tressles 3 times so far this past few weeks. Every trip was evening trips. We have caught a total of 3 specks, 1 white trout and almost boated a small flounder. We go 100% plastic, no sea crickets (saw people with live still not catching). I cannot put a finger on why we have not at least caught a few more. I know how to jig the bridges, but we cannot find a bite! I will say that the water does not seen to have any salinity what so ever and yesterday there was some green, plankton looking stuff all in the water. Other than that; I don't know why the fish aren't there. The tide was incoming on 2 trips and falling yesterday. Must be the freshwater?

June 03, 2013 at 11:39am

Silly, I cut my waterfowling teeth on the PRWMA in the mid 80's. In my estimation, there is very little correlation to a swollen/high upper river and higher tide South of Hwy 90. As Villian noted, the South marsh is certainly effected tidally. I have had days when we set up and before we pick up, our decoys are laying on their side. Be careful if you hunt the south marsh when there is a falling tide with a range over 1'. Good luck.

December 13, 2018 at 4:22pm

Nice haul there! Villian you may find it humorous that that 'other site' is no longer allowing non paying 'members' to view or participate in their forum. I'm not paying to exchange info; that's what the internet is for.

November 27, 2018 at 1:52pm

Nice haul there! Villian you may find it humorous that that 'other site' is no longer allowing non paying 'members' to view or participate in their forum. I'm not paying to exchange info; that's what the internet is for.

November 27, 2018 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: Re: Second Weekend Duck Report in response to a report titled: Second Weekend Duck Report

Hey Delta, do you have any new reports since the weekend? I am trying to find some encouragement to go give it a go in the AM for a quick shoot. But honestly, I have not heard 1 good report anywhere in the Coastal Zone.

November 21, 2018 at 9:39am
A comment titled: Re: Opening Duck Season Report in response to a report titled: Opening Duck Season Report

Correction: Tide came up 6-8 inches, not feet. And we killed 17 mixed teal and 1 grey on Sunday.

November 12, 2018 at 1:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Opening Duck Season Report in response to a report titled: Opening Duck Season Report

Delta, we struggled Saturday in Delacroix. It was so windy that the teal could not set up right and we only had a few passing shots. Then we moved to a pothole to get out of the relentless NE wind and shot our 3 Motts. We finished with 5 BW teal and 3 motts Saturday. Crazy thing is that the water was low for us and we could not get where we wanted to be Saturday. Sunday the water came up a good 6-8' and we were able to get situated and the teal fest began just after daylight. And thousands of snipe too! We killed our 3 man limit of snipe on six shots! (24). On ducks, we shot 1 grey and 11 mixed BW and GW teal.

November 12, 2018 at 9:47am
A comment titled: Re: Last Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: Last Weekend Teal Season Report

We used the Mojo Saturday and the teal wanted to land on it. Sunday it did not seem as effective, but we had two solid hunts to close out a very good teal season.

October 01, 2018 at 9:20am
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

I agree completely on the aggressive calling. I have turned several teal this season that were dedicated to landing elsewhere only to stay up and swing into the death zone! I have a Mojo Dove that I will try. I thought about it but never deployed it yet. I have used it with limited success during big season, and had to eliminate it from the spread after the first split. Have not tried it in teal season, but I will tomorrow.

September 28, 2018 at 9:38am
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

Hopefully this news of success and fresh birds lasts through the weekend.

September 27, 2018 at 2:24pm
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

Villian, a friend hunted Northshore this am and got his solo limit. Said there were 'fresh' birds down.

September 27, 2018 at 10:44am
A comment titled: Re: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report in response to a report titled: 2nd Weekend Teal Season Report

We did good again this weekend too, but not much shooting around. It's strange, but the few teal around seem to be concentrated in small areas that have something they favor in terms of food. I heard that they were doing better down in PLH over Delacroix and Carnarvan. I think the river's influence down that way has something to do with it. Hopefully we get a nice influx this week and everybody gets some action. I know it's frustrating when someone nearby is hammering them and you are not getting any.

September 24, 2018 at 9:22am
A comment titled: Re: A New Duck Season Officially Begins in response to a report titled: A New Duck Season Officially Begins

We had an exceptional hunt Saturday with a pocket of teal that just wanted in where we were. It was crazy, we had continuous shots and my lease partner set up 600 yards away only got a few opps and killed 2. We had 18 on water at 7:15. Went back Sunday only to find poachers/trespassers set up in the exact spot we hammered them on Saturday. Ran them off without resistance since the knew they were trespassing. But they probably heard us Saturday AM and went back there Sat evening and molested them. Needless to say the pocket of teal were gone and we only killed 2 yesterday. Sick and tired of trespassers. It will probably get worse this year with the Plaqumines issue.

September 17, 2018 at 9:55am

Vid was Dope. Keep it up Baw!

June 16, 2018 at 10:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix morning tides in response to a report titled: Delacroix morning tides

Well, for the record: it was extremely low tide in the AM at Delacroix this weekend. Tide was once again barely still falling at daylight, and gave way to incoming by 7:30-8 both days. My trailer scraped the ramp on entry and pick up on Saturday. Used SW on Sunday and did not scrape concrete. Hit the reds and a few green trout Saturday and Sunday. It was hot, was on trailer by 11 Saturday and by 9 on Sunday. VuDu shrimp under cork and chartreuse spinnerbaits did all the damage.

June 11, 2018 at 1:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix morning tides in response to a report titled: Delacroix morning tides

So following your thought: the low tide at Delacroix marinas should be about 3am Saturday? And tide should be coming in at 6am, but only .5ft and should peak at 1pm?

June 08, 2018 at 10:07am
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix morning tides in response to a report titled: Delacroix morning tides

I guess really what I am wondering is if the water is still real low at daybreak. I do not like throwing to an exposed mud bank if I can help it. I believe the tides were 'below normal' last weekend from the W/SW winds. Just wondering if the tides have returned to 'normal'. thanks.

June 07, 2018 at 2:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Not to good in hopedale today in response to a report titled: Not to good in hopedale today

The W/SW wind did a number on all the marshes. It was tough conditions, non-conducive to catching trout! Good luck next trip.

June 04, 2018 at 9:41am
A comment titled: Re: Delacroix \\ Hopedale in response to a report titled: Delacroix Hopedale

I noticed a nice pier in Delacroix during Duck season and again last weekend fishing. It appears to be a public place open to public use. However, I was told by the launch people that no fishing is allowed on the pier. Kinda doesn't make sense, build a pier but not allow fishing. Not too many ppl want to drive to Delacroix to have a picnic on the water but not be allowed to wet a line.

June 01, 2018 at 10:59am

It is hit and miss. We went 2 weekends ago and caught a few in dirty water. I heard a report from 3 day prior and they did good. If water conditions are good, you should do well. If the water is off or the wind had any westerly hint, it will probably be a bust. good luck and please give a report if you go.

June 01, 2018 at 10:49am
A comment titled: Re: Gentlemen\'s Request: Eloi/MRGO in response to a report titled: Gentlemen's Request: Eloi/MRGO

Thanks for that link. I agree with the lack of bait theory and low salinity. I also agree that the armada is not the root of the lack of fish. It's just more lines in the water chasing WAY fewer fish than past seasons.

My honest opinion is that the eco system has been rapidly changing from traditional brackish marshes that nourished saltwater species to a totally freshwater eco system. I mean we were in Bay Gardene and Oak river Bay last week and still picking grass off our lines every cast. The amount of freshwater has completely changed the game. We all need to get used to it.

I remember countless summers fishing Black Bay almost every weekend, slamming the trout everywhere from Snake Island to Belle Island. You never hear about these areas anymore. Because they are too fresh to support speckled trout.

Just my 2 cents.

May 29, 2018 at 10:59am
Boutte, LA
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Brand new CDM Fantail with Grey frame and 580 Glass lenses. Comes with original box and case. $249 retail; but you can get these for $175. Text 9 eight 5-7 one 0-two 1 zero 0.

October 29, 2018 at 10:27am