Anyone know a shrimper with some shrimp for sale in southeast LA. I live in Metairie and looking for 100 to 200 lbs of nice shrimp 21/25s or 26/30s. Would take some 16s also. Call me at 504/236-3519. Thx
Anyone know where I can buy 3 of the offshore style work life vest near the New Orleans area. Thx Jim 504-236-3519
Its a sad day in Louisiana as I write this. Beloved Lake Ponchartrain that I've grown up on and spent quite a bit of my life is dying so fast its unbelievable. My second favorite area that I've fished, crabbed and trawled for the past 30 years (Bayou Bienvenue)is dying just as fast if not faster than Lake Ponchartrain. U just can't shut water flow off to a tidal area and expect it to survive. This year there were no measurable shrimp that entered Lake Ponchartrain. Without food and tidal flow fish, crabs and shrimp can not and will not enter the environment. The Bayou Bienvenue area, Boh Brothers, Industrial Canal and Seabrook have been a mecca for trout and giant trout as long as I've been alive. Virtually no trout are caught in this region in summertime anymore. Right now the Bayou Bienvenue area including a large portion of Ship Channel all the way to Shell Beach are completely choked and dying from Salvina. Bottom line is condition of Lake Ponchartrain Basin is extremely poor and getting significantly worse daily. The rocks placed all around Lake Borgne with very few breaks in them for tidal flow and fish movement is killing all the ponds in these areas. Places that were incredible last year are dead this year with the latest layer of rocks closing almost every bit of water flow into marsh. The Corp has no idea what they're doing to get a balance on everything, don't care and can't be held accountable. If this problem ever becomes important enough to come to light they will be given billions to come up with another plan and implement it which won't work and just add another layer to the problem. I don't know what the answer is but I can tell you the great wall of Chalmette needs at least one more very large opening on ship channel, breaks in the rocks along Mr Go and shore of Lake Borgne. I think they need a 10 ft wide break every 100 yards or so or whenever there is any water behind rocks. Also rocks at end of Mr Go would need a decent size opening comparable to one needed at Chalmette wall to allow tidal flow to resume at a decent level.
How was your hunting season? I had another phenomenal season taking 1 hog and 2 does with bow first couple weeks. I let about 20 does pass after that then got a lucky break and killed a nice 17' wide buck stalking with bow in pure pine plantation. That was as good as it gets. I nailed another nice buck around 215 lbs two weeks before Christmas chasing a doe with my actual muzzleloader, when the smoke cleared he was right there. Then around Christmas I killed a mature 8 pointer 17' wide I had given a pass to last year hoping he would improve but he didn't. He came in working scrapes at 4:30 In afternoon. Since I was done with deer I switched gears and started stalking hogs on WMA's with my bow, muzzleloader, rifle and 22 magnum. I took some hogs with each weapon. I spent from after Christmas till about February 7 chasing hogs. It was awesome and I saw many giants but usually had 22 magnum so I didn't shoot, it just isn't enough gun for 200 to 350 lb boars. I did video quite a few with phone and shot 22 hogs with all weapons. I also had my most exciting but intense hunt ever. I slipped up on a legitimate 350 lb hog laying with sow in heat. There were 6 other boars between 180 and 240 lbs around her and when they would try to come in he would wear them out. I was only 20 yards away and there was lots of big hogs screaming and grunting. It was intense and I only had 22 magnum so I stayed hidden and enjoyed the show and yes I was very much on edge. I was about 2 miles deep, if all those boars would have got after me they would of never found anything left of me. Probably the highest my heart has ever raced. Hope y'all had a great season.
Looking to see what your favorite and most productive mineral or salt lick is. I haven't found 1 that I love that I can buy locally that works great. One or two that work good I can order but they are expensive plus you have to pay shipping and when you have 6 sites it gets expensive. Looking for the best lick for the best price.
It looks like Mississippi is going to eliminate all primitive rifles and allow you to use modern rifles all season long. I'm really saddened by this as I use to look forward to real muzzleloader season every year. Since the introduction of single shot rifle season the deer on most average clubs have taken a serious hit. Now let them use the good old 300 magnums everyday to finish decimating the herd. I hope they have a better direction than this but if they allow as many doe days as last year with any centerfire rifle it will be a sad day for me and mississippi deer on average clubs and lands. No amount of season or gun allowance will change the deer structure on large parcels of private lands where people choose not to shoot does and are over run with deer. What it will do is facilitate further decimation of the low deer numbers on average clubs, paper company land clubs with fair land, forest lands and WMA's. I've traveled to Mississippi for 26 years to hunt there for the bountiful game but the numbers are only 1/3rd of what they were just ten years ago in my region. Most everyone I spoke to wish it went back to a real muzzleloader season with one modern rifle doe weekend per year. The value of the hunt is being lost in my opinion. I wouldn't be opposed to modern rifle the whole season if season were shortened and only one doe weekend per year and issue doe tags to landowners who have too many deer although most of these landowners won't shoot them regardless of how many days they have to hunt. Please comment if you have any feedback, I'd like to know what other people think.
I need a barrel for a browning gold 12 guage. Anyone bought a different barrel for theirs and have one for sale. Could even be a barrel damaged near end as I could make into a turkey gun. Thx Jim
Hey everyone I'm looking for a lightweight plastic auger approximately 1 1/2' to 2' in diameter about 12' long. I was thinking something in line out of some type of food processor or small product mover. If anyone knows where I may find these please let me know. Thx
Best use of your deer. I use to just cut backstraps and filets out my deer and use them in many different ways. I remember a conversation I had with a hunter I know who is a fine foods consultant for high end steak houses around the country. He has an old refridgerator in garage with eyebolts in top to hang his meat. He hangs his meat 33 days but he says it has mold on it but thats when it's at it's best. Well I split 2 of my bucks down the center of spine after cutting ribs off flush with backstrap. I then draped both halves over gray commercial food tub in fridge as I didn't have eyebolts and hooks. I left one for 12 days and one for 20. The one at 12 days was gorgeous and fabulous to eat. I didn't feel as good about the 20 day one as it was starting to get slimy but couldn't tell difference in taste. The steaks are so good my wife and daughter now want them instead of ribeyes. Key to making them great is let them defrost naturally then put some Dales steak marinade in a ziploc bag and put them on counter for about 2 hours then grill, you want meat at room temperature so poors open up to accept marinade and become more tender. The low sodium Dales didn't do well. I prepare the steaks by cutting them off half off spine with bone in with a haxsaw with a brand new medium tooth blade, works very well. I made my steaks 3/4' thick with the bone in. The ones at back end that incorporate filet are to die for but they're all good. You gotta try it but leave fat on backstrap to protect meat and you need to cut spine in half while hanging on gambrel. Good luck, if you kill a few deer you won't have to buy steaks again, awesome.
I've been having a good run on the bucks. Last year I got a few real nice bucks, one with my bow in Illinois and the big 8 right outside Brookhaven with gun during rut and lost a great buck over in Natchez. Starting off good this season arrowing this great 15 pointer in Illinois. He has 4 broken tines but still a warlord. He was chasing a doe and stopped him and made a great shot, he only went 10 or 15 yards. We think he's 6 1/2 so he's been around awhile.
Hunting lease going up and up. I've noticed that many of the timber companies are going up significantly on prices on their leases. Most of my friends and myself included lease from paper companies and have had substantial price increases. Most of these lands are of lower quality almost purely pine yet my friends leasing agent told him get ready as were going to raise your price till your at $20 an acre. This is absurd for pine tree land with marginal hunting and my friend told the guy I hope you enjoy hunting a lot of pine trees as everyone he knows will bail out. Some other friends and family had a large lease for over 25 years and just walked away from it this week as the timber company just pushed till they couldn't handle it any more raising lease prices every year and destroying food plots after being planted, impossible to keep members like this. My timber company has raised prices but not as bas as some others but when u think about it it's pretty bad. We lease around 300 acres from them yet there is only 2 acres total on all 300 that are clear or huntable, the rest is planted pine which you can't impede. Many of my friends are at the point if they raise again they will just go on a couple out of state payhunts a year. With the economy struggling you think they would be sympathetic towards hunters. I don't see most peoples income increasing in these times yet everything else is increasing dramatically. Please give me your take on your hunting lease cost and overall thoughts on your members. I feel hunting leases are like the real estate bubble, I think if they push the prices much harder the whole bubble will eventually bust. We're talking about the same companies that were happy to have us to put up gates and be good stewards of their land to keep lands from being vandalized and destroyed yet many have no respect for you when they cut and now they're trying to see how hard they can squeeze everyone for every dollar. Please give input as to the state of your lease and your opinion of whats going on.
Alright everyone I want to make my own premium fresh deer sausage. I deboned and deskinned meat and purchased Boston butt but need a good recipe or place to get sausage mixfrom near Metairie. I just want a good regular sausage recipe. Tried Winn Dixie as their fresh sausage is very good but butcher said it comes to them already made but didn't know from where. Thx for any help
Alright everyone I'm looking for some really good game cameras and looking for opinions. This is what I want in a camera. 1. Camera that takes good clear pictures day or night. 2. Camera that has fast trigger speed. 3. Camera that can take a second picture quickly, no 10 or 15 second recovery time. 4. Smaller bodied camera if possible. 5. Prefer camera that uses double A batteries than D batteries. 6. Camera that doesn't alert deer to its presence before taking picture (many cameras like Moultrie, Wild game emit red light before taking picture and deer is always looking at camera, I want a completely covert camera. I have a Swampghost and it's completely covert and fast can get 6 or 7 pics of a buck working a scrape and he never knows but range is very limited, good for scrapes or specific trails.) 6. Camera that has a good range. 7. Camera that is simple to use and very reliable. The camera that fits almost all these needs is the Reconyx but I would like to have 3 or 4 and Reconyx is just too expensive especially if one dissapears. Anyone have any good input on a good alternative. Thx Jim
All I can say is I had a great week this past week. Started out taking my nephew crabbing in Lake Ponchatrain and we caught 101 crabs according to the counter I bought him, more than 50 were giant number 1 males. Two days later my friend called just before lunch and asked if I wanted to try the sacalait ( a bad day fishing is usually better than a good day at work except for the pay) so off we went. At 6 pm we threw the towel in with 85 fish in the box 54 sacs and about 30 of them were bigggg slabs and the rest bass, goggle eye and a few bream and yellow bass. Spot will not be divulged as it is not my spot but I drove less than an hour from Metairie. I stayed in the first time in 25 years opening day bow season to take my daughter to the fair friday night and had a great time. Saturday evening found 3 does and a fawn feeding on acorns under me but it was their lucky evening as I don't like shooting does in the evening as it makes for a long and worn out evening and I was hoping for a pig, i wouldn't have been so generous. Sunday morning I had 6 dear come up a different ridge feeding on acorns and I chose one of the yearling does over one of the mother does with a spot. A quartering away pass thru 19 yards at 7:35 am. put the first venison of the year in the chest which ran only 55 yards. Did not see a single buck but I usually only see juveniles opening week anyway. This gave me a chance to do some preventative maintenance on the camp. What are your thoughts on shooting 15 month old does (94 lbs) versus older monarch does which the three I saw and had shots on all weighed between 110 and 120. The old monarch does have spots with them, local game warden said to get some does off regardless just need numbers removed. I would rather shoot a doe without a spotted fawn than one with. Opinions ___________________?
I want to thank Louisiana Sportsman as I picked up a beautiful old handmaid cypress Armoire off sportsman from a guy near Port Vincent or Port Barry off Amite River. The piece is what I needed to complete my office/hunting room. It's beautiful.
The thunder chickens are starting to get real vulnerable, the hens are leaving them to go to nest later in the morning. This is your chance as even the old unkillable boss can have a bad day in this scenario. Found some gobbling birds last 2 weekends and had them fired up but they wouldn't leave hens but they knew a new hot hen was in the neighborhood just 100 yards away. Snuck back at lunch to same spots as mornings and give a little yelp and get your gun ready as they come in quick. Called in 10 thunder chickens in the past two weekends, most with this scenario. Good luck and get out there as most people have given up and this is your chance to tag the most humbling quarry on the planet. Remember to slow down and listen and plan your strategy carefully and scale your calling way back. Also don't set up in a very open area where the gobblers can see real far or they will stand their ground and strut waiting for you to come to them, if they can see where the sound is coming from and can't see hen they are gonna hang up.
Wow turkey season is upon us and turkeys are gobbling already and have been for at least two weeks. Anybody out there need any gobbler fans to make gobbler decoys. I use full strut decoy when bowhunting with real gobbler fan. Well I cleaned out the freezer and have 11 mature gobbler fans I am willing to donate for decoy fans. You can take 2 of them and dry them out spread out and put them together facing each other on metal stake. No matter what side gobbler sees it from he sees gobbler in full strut. Easier to deal with than full strut decoy and 100% real and free if you come get two fans. Better hurry, turkey season is here.
Went to classic weigh in and it was a great event, enjoyed very much. It's official KVD is the baddest fisherman on the planet. Wow, 5.6 lb average today for KVD. I catch alot of fish when I cover water in Catouatchie but never anything remotely resembling that weight, a 3 lb average is good for me. Awesome.
I was fortunate to tag another nice buck. I killed this nice 8 point this morning near Brookhaven. I've tried him a few mornings and every morning I tried sneaking in there he was there and would come over in the dark to investigate thinking I'm another deer, this is his core area right next to his bed. He just hangs out there early in am trying to intercept deer as they head back to pine thicket. Yesterday morning he busted me again and came right up to me to 20 yards and would snort and blow and grunt and make short hard stomping runs, this was the maddest deer I've ever encountered in thousands of deer, he thought I was another buck and wanted to tangle. He was upwind and he couldn't really get completely downwind and I had fresh rut buck urine from a buck from two weeks ago and would atomize it in the air to keep him from smelling me and when he would get a whiff of that he would get even madder. This goes on for 30 minutes and I'm just hiding behind pine tree hoping for daylight. He leaves ten minutes before daylight. This morning I got in there at 4 am to try to beat him there and it worked. At 5:15 I heard him running does about 200 yards northeast heading my way then silence. At 6:35 I heard him running does at 80 yards in cutover and they came in woods but couldn't see them very good and they headed towards big clearcut. I waited 2 hours then decided to sneak out to clearcut and stalk around it. I know the 2 main spots deer go when they go to clearcut and was scanning first one when I spotted an antler shining in the sun. He was tending a doe out in the 5 ft tall clearcut and was standing there lipcurling windchecking when they smell and turn their head real fast. Tried to shoot off sapling for support but he wouldn't move where I could see him so I snuck down edge and took 160 yard straight on freehand shot in the brisket. Flipped him in his tracks with the 270. A great 4 1/2 year old for my area, 90% pine tree timberland. He is 17 and 1/8' wide and 179 lbs. If anyone needs a beautiful cape I have way too many mounted, your welcome to it. Jim
Just picked my mount up from my friend. I told him to mount it as if it were your own no holds barred. I think it came out phenomenal, it looks much better than the picture. Enjoy.