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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

Big Branch Question

I was hoping to hunt Big Branch this weekend but am worried the northerly winds we've had this week might have drained it. We've had light (~10 mph) north winds most of this week, and they are projected to blow into next week. What do you seasoned north shore hunters anticipate this weekend? Mudflats or navigable waterways?
Thanks in advance.
November 15, 2012 at 9:15am
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Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:43am

The east wind should push the water in as today the water should be high. West wind would push the water out and east would push it in

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:56am
water level

I live on Bayou Lacombe and the water is about normal(not low at all)

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Posted November 15, 2012 at 11:04am
Much Obliged

Thank y'all both for the input.

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:58pm
Normal Level

I, like you, thought the water would be low this weekend with the North winds blowing all week. To me, and my Dad's surprise, the water level has remained at normal or just a little below normal all week! Some days it was even higher than normal? Don't know what's going on with the high water but it really hasn't gone down since Isaac? Good luck tomorrow!

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 1:23pm

Can you hunt big branch with just a pirogue, or I have a 16ft Boston whaler w a pirogue, would that work? Or do I need a go devil?

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 2:11pm
Pirogue is fine

In fact, there's an area limited to non-motorized access (see map, which I'm too lazy right now to link to). Pretty good bit of paddling, however.

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