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Headed to bayou black in the morning. hoping the weather holds for a while. last week and weekend fished the 70 mile canal area and also orange grove. did very well with bass and sacalait. anyone been yet this week?

March 10, 2015 at 10:23pm

Headed to bayou black this weekend. Did well last weekend. Had my limit on Saturday. Anyone else having some success ?

February 05, 2015 at 12:54pm

Sad to see the season come to an end. It was a banner year for us with duck numbers.
Ended the year with 481 ducks on 35 hunts. Had a great mixture, killing 13 different species of ducks. By far, ringnecks were our most prominent bird. The season started great and never slowed down! The later start and finish for the season worked out great for us! Averaged 5.82 ducks per hunter, per hunt, which is one of the highest averages I've had. It wasn't just me, as our whole lease/club did great and all did just as well or better. It was fun! Time to break the fishing gear out!

January 26, 2015 at 7:36am

First split has come to an end. Fortunate enough to make 12 hunts. Limits on each hunt were taken with between 1 and 4 hunters on each hunt. During first 3 weeks, the hunting was great with literally thousands of ducks on our property. The last week, it slowed down substantially, but were still able to take limits. Mainly ringnecks were taken, with bwt, canvasbacks, redheads and grayducks mixed in. 2 lonely drake mallards and 1 pintail also. Our property was holding lots of gray ducks, but they piled in the coot and didn't offer many shooting opportunities. It appears a lot of the birds that were in our area migrated back north with the warm weather. The second split should be great, can't wait! - area - bayou black, north side of intracoastal.

December 09, 2014 at 10:12am

Took a ride to the lease on 10/15/2014 - Check out how bad the salvania is. Saw approximately 50 ducks, mostly teal. Also saw about 150-200 coot, which is very early, at least for our area. Salvania is horrible, even after spending thousands of dollars on chemicals all summer, it seems in the last 3-5 weeks, it grew at an extraordinary rate, that unfortunately, we couldn't keep up with. Most ponds are still hunt able, but the salvania will be a problem. We've let go tons of weevle's in the past, but they can't keep up either. Lease has a lot of vegetation - preparing for another great season!

bayou black

October 16, 2014 at 4:12pm

With all the griping and complaining, one could only assume that their will be a lot of leases coming available for this upcoming season. With that said, I've been trying to acquire another lease in Terrebonne parish, but haven't had much luck. I love my current lease, but would like to get something else in the brackish water. A gray duck or two would be nice every once in a while! So guys, if ya'll know of any available properties in the dulac, dularge, Chauvin areas, please email me.


March 02, 2014 at 8:54pm

Duck season has come to an end for me. Overall, it was a productive season averaging 5.3 ducks per hunter, per hunt. About 90 % of ducks taken were either ringnecks or blue winged teal, with gray ducks, redheads, canvasbacks and mallards making up the rest. I was fortunate enough to make 31 hunts this season, which is a little less than usual, but still enough to satisfy me. Season started out great, then slowed from the weekend before the split until about 2 weeks after the split, then closed with a bang during the last 3 weeks. During the last week, our property was holding several thousand ringnecked ducks which made for great shoots! Until next year, time to break out the fishing poles!

January 21, 2014 at 9:37am

Hunting report: Orange Grove/ Bayou Black
Worst week of hunting in my area since the 09/10 season I believe. Virtually all birds are gone except for a couple bwt. Killed 1 teal between 4 hunters yesterday morning and saw maybe 25 ducks. Not sure where all the ducks went, but I hope they come back!

December 20, 2013 at 8:55am

Recently lost out deer hunting property in Gheens, LA. Was wondering if anyone know's any contact information for deer hunting clubs/leases for the Lafourche Terrebonne area. Not for this season, but for next season. Was wondering about places like Allen Ranch or some of the areas on the bourg larose highway. If anyone has any experiences with those areas or other areas that might have some information - please let me know - Thanks!

December 07, 2013 at 8:52pm

First split started out with a bang and finished with a dud. For the first 3 weekends, we had thousands of ducks on our property with limits coming very easily on each hunt. This week,however, the birds seem to have moved on with this cold weather. Hunted Wednsday - Sunday - Killed 4 limits on wednsday, then from thursday - sunday struggled to kill in the range of 8-17 birds - never a full 3 man limit. Rode through the lease yesterday after the hunt and only jumped a few hundred ducks; mostly bwt, and didn't see very many high flyers. Not sure where they went, cause noone else in my area had a good weekend. Overall impressions: First split was great for me, even though the end slowed off - managed to kill a lot of ducks - mostly ringnecks and teal - which i'm not complaining about. I love to eat ringers and teal! Good hunting everyone - next weekend i will be in a box stand!

December 02, 2013 at 7:27am

For as long as i can remember, i've been using a mudboat for my waterfowl hunting (16 ft fiberglass with a subaru), but im now on the brink of purchasing a surface drive. They are more comfortable and can haul more ppl and equipment. I had my mind set on a gatortail with a center console and was pretty much sold on buying it. Recently, however, one of my friends purchased a prodrive with a center console and i really like it. Was wondering what everyone on here's take is on the difference - pros and cons. Seems the prices are very comparable. Just trying to find what's everyones preference.


November 29, 2013 at 6:43pm

Hunting so far has been above average for us. I've made 8 hunts thus far and limits have been taken on each hunt. Distribution has been slinder, with 75% of birds taken being ringnecks; followed by bwt, readheads, canvasbacks and gray ducks. Only a handfull of gray ducks have been taken which is unusual, particularly for the early part of the season. With that said, our lease is holding around 500 bwt; which is more tham average, and approximately 5-10 thousand ringnecks; which is a bit early for that many. I'm guessing the ringnecks will all marcels of vegetation by the start of the second half of the season. Overall, i'm very pleased and will continue to enjoy each hunt I am able to make!

November 24, 2013 at 4:58pm

Who's ready!
Went to the lease today to check out if anything changed with the recent high water. Everything looked great, even saw a large flock of BWT - First i see this year!
Hopefully we have several fronts throughout October!
November 9th can't come soon enough

October 06, 2013 at 2:13pm

I'm an avid waterfowl hunter and i mostly do my hunting in the marshes of southeast la, particularly in the marshes of northwest terrebonne parish. I hunt in a beautiful freshwater marsh and we mostly kill ringnecks, redheads,canvasbacks and bwt. I was driving through cameron towards to coast and through johnsons bayou this week and noticed that they have a lot of beautiful freshwater marshland that looks to be very condusive to prime time waterfowling. I was just wondering what are some waterfowl hunting oppurtunities in this area? This area has to be loaded with birds during the season, right? Not familiar with the area at all, it was my first time I ever passed through and was curious because the it looked very beautiful.

March 26, 2013 at 9:32pm

Who would be a good contact person with regards to a waterfowl lease in the chauvin area? I have a lease in bayou black, but am looking for secondary lease on saltwater marsh for a look at a variety of ducks other than ringnecks/redheads/canvasbacks. We had an incredible season in bayou black, but majority of our bags were divers. Any information would be great! Thanks! JOoJ

January 24, 2013 at 6:25pm

anyone hunted the bayou black area yet? more specifically orange grove or 70 mile area. going for the first time tommorow, wondering what to expect

September 16, 2011 at 1:32pm

12 quick birds in orange grove this mourning. greys, teal, and ringnecks. done by 7:30 am. lots and lots of ringers, seems like old times again!

November 16, 2010 at 5:24pm

Just getting back from the lease in bayou black and there aren't many ducks to speak of. Our lease is holding maybe 30 bwt and a couple grey ducks. Anyone in the bayou black area seeing in concentrations of ducks?

November 07, 2010 at 2:36pm

went to the lease in bayou black on sunday to start getting ready for duck season. saw a few little flocks of ringnecks. also saw 50 or so teal. great sign compared to last season.

October 05, 2010 at 11:14am

Went to the lease in Orange Grove this weekend to start dressing some blinds and saw a few ducks.
Saw 5 small flocks of ringnecks, around 50 teal, a couple flocks of greys. Very encouraging compared to last season where we didn't see a duck opening weekend. Didn't kill one until the end of the first split if i remember right. Everything looks good....the tide was wayyy low!

October 04, 2010 at 4:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Lack of Ducks continued..... in response to a report titled: Lack of Ducks continued.....

I just don’t think that there are the same number of birds here as in previous years. I agree that riding around in the marsh all day probably doesn’t help with the few birds that are around. With that said, if they had tons of birds down like in the past, and there would be an abundance of duck food, i think you would be able to ride in the marsh and still have successfull hunts.

I’m also not the guy who thinks man can alter migration patterns. I’m also not the guy that thinks man can destroy the bass population by keeping 10 bass full of eggs during the spawn. So take what i say with a grain of salt.

I was in Arkansas for opening weekend this season; November 18-21 - at Bayou Meto in Stuttgart, which typically is a prime area. There were huge numbers of birds in the area; however, the hunting was less than spectacular to say the least. The guides said that on a typical year, they can flood certain areas to concentrate the birds, allowing for better hunts. On this particular year; however, every field in the entire area was flooded, fields that have never had water before had water. The birds were scattered, the hunting was not very good.

I suspect this is the cast - with what the issue is for us. Except on a whole flyway.

Again - just my opionion - i like good conversations about duck hunting ! It’s my passion

January 15 at 7:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Lack of Ducks continued..... in response to a report titled: Lack of Ducks continued.....

Pro-drives can’t scare away what isn’t there. Mandevillian said it best - road around the marsh in Reggio all day - almost will guarentee you he was in a mud boat of some sort - he didn’t run out anything. If the ducks are here, they will be where the food source is. Boats running through them will not keep them away. Simply just make them get up and go back down. Prime example: Lake Bouef - lake boeuf is a small lake located in Lafourche parish that on a normal year holds thousands of pouldo. The pouldo flock to this particular lake because it is covered with SAV - mostly all hydrilla, which the coot love to eat. On opening day or thereabouts, thousands of people make their way to that lake for the annual “coot shoot” - there are more mud motors riding around in there, starting the night before than one could imagine. They shoot em, run em, do what ever it takes to get as many coot as the law allows. You would think they would all leave, right? Nope, go back the next day and there are just as many coots, with just as many people chasing them and killing them. Why? Because there is the right vegetation in there. They are hungry....

Point being: if the habitat is right and there is an abundance of food, i do not believe that the people riding around all day will scare em. The will come back as long as there is a food source.

With that said, if the ducks aren’t here, then there wont be any concentrations. Like stated before, there is water and mild weather up and down the flyway. They do have ducks down here, mostly ringnecks and dosgris, though. Probably because those type ducks don’t pile up in flooded trees or agriculture fields, but rather feed in coastal areas, fresh water marshes, etc..

January 15 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Not a Duck in sight in response to a report titled: Not a Duck in sight

catch any fish?

And I have a duck lease north west of lake theriot and I was there sunday - I didn't see a bird.

October 17, 2018 at 12:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal Opener-Thoughts??? in response to a report titled: Teal Opener-Thoughts???

same thought here. I hunt in houma, have yet to see the first teal. will definitely bring along the bass pole.

September 13, 2018 at 10:06am
A comment titled: Re: bayou black in response to a report titled: bayou black

got to love summer time fishing in bayou black. nowhere else like it.

June 14, 2018 at 1:59pm
A comment titled: Re: bayou black in response to a report titled: bayou black

that's a good day. I love those sacs!

June 11, 2018 at 10:49am
A comment titled: Re: Houma (Orange Grove) Area in response to a report titled: Houma (Orange Grove) Area

water is disgusting.

March 15, 2018 at 10:44am
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

duck food - if you have it, they'll be there. If you don't they won't be there. prime example - local lake in Lafourche parish - the lake is not very big. but, it is loaded with vegetation - there are literally hundreds of hunters in there everyday - and yet you can go ride at anytime of the day and jump up hundreds of ducks. the lake also holds thousands of coot - which I think makes a difference as well. find the coot, you'll find the ducks.

duck food. if you have it, you will kill ducks.

January 10, 2018 at 4:36pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

I didn't tell you anything about going hunting in Terrebonne parish. I was just giving my opinion. And yes, I am serious.

January 08, 2018 at 4:14pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

our migration takes place in November. By thanksgiving, we typically have the birds we will have - if you are fortunate enough to have habitat in the area you hunt, you will probably have a successful season. If not, they will probably leave to find sufficient habitat/food. Most people complaining are probably hunting salt water marsh or fresh water marsh that has been taken by invasive species.

I hunt in Terrebonne parish - the leases not affected by apple snails/carp/high water/water hyacinth are holding thousands of ducks. the ones that have been taken are holding none.

January 08, 2018 at 2:23pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

habitat - or lack of. high water in the coastal regions - lack of SAV along the coast. once pristine freshwater marshes covered with invasive species killing the sav. Cypress swamps that used to hold mallards filled with giant salvinia. Land loss .... habitat, habitat, habitat.

Best areas to hunt in the southern portion of LA - Venice - Why? it still has habitat. Atchafalaya Basin / Wax Lake Basin - Still has habitat.

Until something is done - about salt water intrusion and land loss - it will continually get worse.

I'm not sure why the rice fields around the state aren't holding any ducks, but if I had to guess, it's because the local lakes, coastal marshes, swamp breaks nearby the feeding fields do not have habitat anymore. And that goes back to the invasive species and salt water/rising water.

I personally believe that after thanksgiving, no new ducks migrate to La.

January 04, 2018 at 6:56pm
A comment titled: Re: No Changes On The Ducks in response to a report titled: No Changes On The Ducks


January 01, 2018 at 9:51pm
A comment titled: Re: No Changes On The Ducks in response to a report titled: No Changes On The Ducks

if it wouldn't be for ringnecks, SE La, would be a duck wasteland. Fortunately, where I've been hunting, it is loaded with ringers and I love shooting them!

January 01, 2018 at 3:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

we have cold weather now boys. im anxious to take a ride and see if this produced any new birds.

December 08, 2017 at 8:31am
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

i personally don't like looking at the big picture. I really care less about the northern hemisphere climatic change. I'm not a meteorologist or a climatologist, i'm a duck hunter and that's what i'm going to do.

despite everything said here - if you want, you can still kill em

People in the old days - had all the great stories of all the ducks they killed - that's because they depended on them for food -they did whatever it took to kill em. regardless is that meant paddling for hrs.

Now if a guy can't pull into a pond in his gatortail, pop up a blind and shoot 24 ducks, he comes on here and complains that there aren't any ducks. if you depended on the ducks - you would kill them still today.

December 01, 2017 at 9:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

Terrebonne parish - one thing of note: What used to be pristine freshwater marsh along the North Side of the ICWW from the Houma Nav - the Pipeline Canal has turned sour. No vegetation along that whole stretch in the marsh. An area that used to hold thousands of ducks, particularly ringnecks. I'm not saying the weather and what not isn't causing the lack of ducks, but I think we have a bigger problem. The ICWW is full of breaks in the levee on the north and south side along that entire stretch. Turbid water is infiltrating the marsh, not allowing the water to be clear - no sun on the bottom, no vegetation. Also, there is an ongoing problem with apple snails. I'm not sure they can wipe the whole area out along, but positive that they are a contributing factor. the high water we have been suffering with the last three summers. Our marsh is falling apart, soon enough it will all be giant lakes. The floats are just drifting around now, killing any of the vegetation that attempted to grow. All of that, along with the lack of weather, is surely a huge problem, contributing to lack of birds in the bayou black area, specifically north of the ICWW.

November 30, 2017 at 7:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

bayou black sucking - worst first split I can ever recall. don't even have ringnecks.

November 29, 2017 at 10:20am
A comment titled: Re: What’s on your Lanyard in response to a report titled: What’s on your Lanyard

Anyone seeing any ducks ?

October 18, 2017 at 10:10pm
A comment titled: Re: What’s on your Lanyard in response to a report titled: What’s on your Lanyard

The DC teal call is the best !

October 18, 2017 at 10:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal Take Improves in response to a report titled: Teal Take Improves

Miley pop - no videos this year ?

September 27, 2017 at 9:03pm
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