Please Sign In

New To Sportsman Network?

Going to Cocodrie in the morning, can anyone tell me the best place to get live bait? Thanks!

April 29, 2018 at 4:30pm

Looking into getting a custom aluminum boat built. Thinking about a 25 foot Gaudet, 27 total with gill bracket. I've always been a Yamaha fan and currently run a 250 4-stroke. I want to go with twins on the new boat and considering the 200 Suzukis. Can anyone that is running them give me any advice, pros and cons on them?

July 23, 2016 at 5:07pm

Anyone have the contact info for the other bait boat in Cocodrie? The Tracy-Macy is not running this week.

July 16, 2016 at 8:54pm

Got this pic on my camera, had to be perfect timing!

May 17, 2016 at 9:27am

Had a fun time at the camp in Centreville, this weekend. Picked this 190# sow out of the bunch and dropped her with my 17 HMR at about 90 yds.

If anyone in the Woodville area sees either of these dogs, please call me 225-715-3714. I had them out tracking a deer and they left out on me, any help would be appreciated. We were south of the 4-way on the west side of 61. Thanks!

October 07, 2012 at 7:48pm

My neighbor and I took our 8 yr old nephews on a trip before school starts. The boys had the time of their life and so did I. We ended up with 96 white trout and 7 nice specks. Had to make a special run to Academy to replenish jig heads and sparkle beetle supply, the rocks seemed to be biting too!

August 05, 2012 at 12:40pm

Looking to bring my nephew fishing this weekend, probably Fourchon or Grand Isle. Any reports or suggestions?

September 08, 2010 at 9:53am
A comment titled: Re: Motor title in response to a report titled: Motor title

Why do you even need a title on a motor that old?

August 16, 2018 at 9:09pm
A comment titled: Re: LIVE SHRIMP/CROAKERS in response to a report titled: LIVE SHRIMP/CROAKERS


April 30, 2018 at 12:52am
A comment titled: Re: Boat buying question in response to a report titled: Boat buying question

Boats and motors just started having 'titles' in the last few years. The trailers were the only things with titles for a long time. The finance companies have pushed to title the boat and motors since they could only repo the trailers for non-payment. I think there is a way to get an older boat and motors titled, have to check with possibly Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries. I'm sure the current owners will have to prove there isn't a lein against the boat to get a title.

March 05, 2018 at 4:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck boat build project registration in response to a report titled: Duck boat build project registration

Just have to save your receipts for purchasing the materials. Contact Wildlife and Fisheries, they will send out an agent to look at your boat. They have to see your paperwork for proof that you paid taxes on the materials. I don't think the boat has to float, it's all about the taxes. After he sees the boat and papers, he will assign it a Hull Identification Number. Then, you can complete the registration process, just like any other boat.

February 20, 2018 at 4:06am
A comment titled: Re: Water pollution? in response to a report titled: Water pollution?

Where exactly does it define litter as fish heads, dog crap, guts, and such as litter? We had a dog pen that backed up to a bayou and washed the pen into it. Always seemed to have catfish in the area, wonder why???

June 17, 2017 at 8:51pm

In Ascension, Livingston, and St. James parishes, the boat launches are closed and so are the waterways in the event of high water. The only people that are 'allowed' on them are residents and camp owners. If the Assumption and St. Mary authorities shut down all traffic on the water, then boaters would not get tickets. That in itself creates another gripe, people who complain that they can't enjoy the waterways. I've personally seen the amount of debris that makes it's way into the rivers during high water. I DO NOT consider risking my safety or destroying my boat something that I do for pleasure. We have seen more and more heavy rains and flooding recently, but looking at the 'big picture', does closing the waterways for a week cause that much inconvenience?

June 01, 2017 at 5:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Bait boat in response to a report titled: Bait boat

Thanks for all the replies. Bought bait at No Wait, good size shrimp and good service. The baitwell in my boat did fine keeping them alive to Coco Marina. The Tracy-Macy was back out yesterday. Didn't limit out any day this past week, but had really nice fish and had a great time catching them!

July 22, 2016 at 8:33pm
A comment titled: Make the working man pay more! in response to a report titled: trailer inspections

These sticker fees only affect the people who have trailers. The sportmen who have boat and utility trailers, and the people who have trailers as part of their businesses. This is the group of people who carry the tax load and the state knows that they will pay the sticker fee and the fines if they are caught without one. I haven't heard of anyone getting checked for a utility trailer, but I'm sure it won't be long. I'm sure law enforcement is targeting boat launches because it's like hunting over a baited field!!! I hear the fine is really high, so I got stickers for all 4 of my trailers. Who get's the ticket, if you borrow a trailer with no sticker?

July 31, 2013 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: lormanbogg in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA interrupted by warden

That is a bad deal! Hope your court date goes well and the truth prevails. That's the problem with the system, you miss work and hire a lawyer to represent you and that all cost you. I think legislation should be applied to that just like frivolous lawsuits. If you are found innocent, you should be reimbursed for your losses. When an overzealous agent cost their agency money, they would think about the situation before handing out tickets so freely. Most people take the lick and just pay the fines, instead of going to court because of the monetary losses. When people give up their day in court, the officer is right and that trend is what empowers the cocky, Barney Fife types.

October 01, 2012 at 9:57am
A comment titled: It only takes 1 in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA interrupted by warden

After reading the article on the home page about the guys that were 47 reds over their limit, we should all be thankful for law enforcement. If there were no GWs, our wildlife resources would all suffer. These are the type of guys that give sportsman a bad name and cause the GW to suspect otherwise law abiding sportsmen of wrong doing. Just like a bad experience with a GW gives all GWs a bad name, we are also subject to those stereotypes because of guys like these!!!

October 01, 2012 at 9:33am
A comment titled: They don't bite deep!!! in response to a report titled: Canebreak rattlesnake

I don't think the venom would kill me, but the heart attack from being struck sure would!!!!!!

October 01, 2012 at 7:52am
A comment titled: Respect is earned not taken in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA interrupted by warden

Years ago I was in the Lake Verret area and got pulled over by a well known GW for not having my bow light on. It wasnt even dusk, he began a heated lecture (@ss chewing) and writing in his ticket book. I told him I would either take a ticket or the 'lecture', but wasn't going to have 'em both! He wrote the ticket and said he was trying to keep everyone safe. When my light wouldn't work, he made us all put on pfds and towed us to the nearest launch. In the mean time, a boat load of 'drunks' ran into a dock. My point being, the majority of people are abiding by the law, it's not wrong to check people to keep them honest, sometimes it's the approach taken. Had he made sure I wasn't drinking and went to check the next boat, that accident may have been prevented.

I respect and thank all law enforcement for doing a job that I personally would not want to do. My dad is a deputy and tries to treat all people with respect and dignity. He serves criminal warrants and goes out of his way to give people a chance to do the right thing. If they cooperate, he continues to be respectful, even to the point of not cuffing people in front of their kids or coworkers. If they run or hide, they get the hard nosed, straight faced deputy that will arrest them and make no attempt to 'give them a break'.

The conduct displayed by the GW that ran through the decoys, is a blatant disrespect for sportmen and would anger other law enforcement officers that pride themselves with being fair and courteous. When I encounter any branch of law enforcement, I make the first effort to show respect. The attitude of the officer determines whether we part ways with a hand shake or hard feelings, and a ticket doesn't sway my opinion.

October 01, 2012 at 7:47am
A comment titled: Cleaner is better in response to a report titled: Can Hogs Hurt Your Deer Hunting?

We usually rinse them off with the hose, but havent 'bathed' them. In my opinion, you can't be too clean. We use latex gloves and when we skin them, we split the hide down the belly and 'undress' them, with little or no hair and dirt getting on the meat. Some people cut the nuts off, I don't think that does any good, what is in their blood is already in there. It isn't like cutting them and feeding them out for a couple of weeks.

September 30, 2012 at 3:44pm
A comment titled: Hogs will hurt deer hunting in response to a report titled: Can Hogs Hurt Your Deer Hunting?

I totally agree that hogs will run the deer away, eat your feed, and ruin expensive food plots. We have hogs on our lease and we enjoy hunting them all year. The hogs do seem to lay low during deer season and we rarely see any, even on camera. Since they can and do reproduce so rapidly, we use any means available to control the population during the off season. We have eaten hogs from 20# to 520#, the meat is great and I actually prefer it over deer. Call me lucky, but I have never killed a hog that was 'unedible'. When we kill a large boar, we usually cut a piece of meat off and fry it in a skillet to make sure it doesn't smell strong. I cooked a pork stew with a leg off a 160# boar at work this week and the guys loved it. I guess my point is, if you have hogs, make the best of it. They are fun to hunt and great to eat!

September 30, 2012 at 2:49pm
Boutte, LA

CASE 1150B dozer, low hours, runs and operates fine. It has a 6-way blade, solid undercarriage, solid machine and very strong. Bought to do improvements on land, time to sell, $16000 OBO. Call or text Denny 2two5-57one-0479.

August 20 at 5:50am