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Inshore Fishing in Lake Borgne / Chef Menteur
I am looking to buy a camp in the Rigolets or Chef Menteur area. Went and looked at a few but most are out of my price range.

Please email if you have one for sale.

Thanks!~
September 17, 2013 at 9:07pm
Wishin I Was Fishin Profile Photo
Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
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Wednesday morning, 43 degrees, wind from NW at 17-25mph. Perfect conditions in so many ways! We only saw 3 ducks the entire morning! Anyone know of any good timber hunting anywhere in south or south central LA on public land?

Thanks!
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December 27, 2012 at 8:49pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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Sooo glad we didn't let the wind keep us home! Took off work today to fish, hit the causeway and even with high winds, took home 34 beautiful trout! Rattletraps with B-2 squid trailers or matrix shad clear? (don't know the name of it). About half hit the trailers, half hit the 'trap. Had to really slow it down which meant trolling into the wind today. What a great day with my oldest son! .... Read More
March 02, 2012 at 9:03pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Thought someone might enjoy the slideshow. Wonderful memories of the glory days of Maurepas Swamp, Joyce WMA and Manchac. Made some great memories with good friends and my boys.

Here's another attempt at the link to the second slide show, this should play on iPhones. Couple of more pics of Tatoon's, Sarpy Deer Club area, etc.

http://youtu.be/XLGLMGEG550
January 07, 2012 at 12:03pm
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
Thanks to Capt. Jack and Cindy for a great afternoon yesterday. Jack was really helpful in pointing us in the right direction, and Cindy had the live shrimp ready for us when we arrived.

Had a dead battery on my truck when we got back. No sweat. Capt. Jack had us stay in the boat while he jumped it for me and backed the trailer in. Thanks!
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August 28, 2011 at 1:30pm
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 'First you catch an alligator snapper'
Here's a picture of a nice alligator snapper I caught a few years ago while conducting a swamp tour. The folks were from Austria, and boy, did they get a kick out of this! Boy, do I miss it sometimes!!
January 26, 2011 at 9:26am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Near Ruddock Water Well
  • Gotta start 'em young!
  • Dan, after his little brother 'rammed' his pirogue.
Just a couple more pictures from the good old days at Manchac.
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September 10, 2010 at 10:56am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Last Day of Season, Manchac,  South of Black Bayou
  • Honey-hole off Hwy. 51.
  • Manchac, South of Black Bayou.
Just looking through my pictures from the good old days at Manchac, Joyce and Maurepas Swamps. Boy do I miss it!!!
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September 10, 2010 at 10:17am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Dan with nice trout
Eric, Thanks for a great day on the water! Never seen someone work as hard for their clients as you did, and two gallon-size bags of fillets ain't too shabby.
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April 12, 2010 at 11:02am
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Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Specks and couple of striped bass
Mixed box of fish Friday. Against my better judgement, let some folks at the launch early Friday morning sway my opinion about how rough the lake was, so instead of plan A we went to Bayou Bienvenue to launch. Original plan was to fish Seabrook early, but instead launched at B.Bienvenue, fished the lock for a minute, then went to Seabrook to find perfectly fishable conditions! Tried our.... Read More
May 30, 2009 at 5:20pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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Called my son this morning, he had 7 nice fish in the boat, told him, "Come get me!" Met him at the Bonnabel launch, we went out, got 3 or 4 more, biggest was right at 3.5 lbs. or so. Seems like lemon drop was what they wanted. Didn't want to come back in, but had to go to work!

Seas were pretty nasty, but it didn't stop the fish from biting. Just had to pay a little more.... Read More
May 08, 2009 at 4:25pm
Wishin I Was Fishin Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Fished this morning at the trestles, along with a hundred other boats! Caught 10 beauties, biggest at 4 pounds. Seems like everyone had 5-10 fish, no one really killing them.

Missed 15 or so good hits, can't figure out why ... I mean, they hit it HARD, but just wasn't quick enough setting the hook, I guess? Also lost several good fish at the boat.

Thanks to Kenny Kreeger for his advice.... Read More
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May 03, 2009 at 2:32am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
WOW! What a ride today! I've always felt my 21' Champion was a great riding boat, but today not only proved what a great ride it has, but also how seaworthy this boat is. If the hull design hasn't changed when it comes time to buy another, I know what boat I'll be buying.

I launched at Bonnabel Boat Launch today (Saturday) at 2:20, with the intent of checking out a fuel line problem I had.... Read More
February 28, 2009 at 11:47pm
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Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Sunrise in Woods
  • Reelfoot Lake, TN
  • Due East of Manchac Water Well,Old Hwy. 51,in 2000
Just a few more pics. Also, was looking at my journal form Jan 15th, 2001, and thought you duck hunters would enjoy the "story". Here's my notes:

January 15th, 2001. 11:00 to 3:00. Me, Blake(12), William (12) and Stephen (10). Today's hunt: 2 GW Teal. Season total: 185 Weather: rain, high of 55 degrees, wind 10-12 knots.

"Kids are great. Take 'em out in the rain, make.... Read More
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January 10, 2008 at 12:37am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • First Attempt at Poling
  • Gramercy - 2000
  • Manchac - 1994
Hey guys, just thought y'all would enjoy some pics of the Good Old Days. I really miss 'em, and don't see it ever coming back in this (Manchac) area.

By the way, don't miss out on those photo opportunities just because you don't have a third person to take a picture of you and your son(s). The photo of my son and me with the ducks on log was taken with the aid of a tripod and the timer on.... Read More
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January 09, 2008 at 11:42pm
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
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  • specks from the Rigolets this weekend
Hey, guys, anyone have any FIRST HAND experience with and can recommend any good depthfinders? Looking to buy a combo GPS/Sonar, color, large display (6"?) for my 21' bay boat, thru hull transducer or not?

Specifically, looking for advice from someone who has used the Sonar to find and catch fish, not just using it for finding contours and ledges, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Pics.... Read More
October 01, 2007 at 8:00pm
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Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Same photo, no Photoshop
Daniel Raggio and friend caught a dozen or so peacock bass this weekend near Miami, FL. Way to go, Dan.

The photos are identical, except that one had a little work done to it. Used the clone stamp tool in Photoshop to "copy" the roseau cane and "stamp" them to where the buildings are (were). A neat and easy way to remove ugly distractions from a photo!
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July 30, 2007 at 12:39am
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Deer Hunting in Louisiana
Has anyone had any success on the Joyce WMA? Any tips/pointers on how or where to hunt it?

Thanx
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November 27, 2006 at 5:41am
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Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Manchac in the late 90s
Has anyone hunted Manchac lately?

Thanks
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November 27, 2006 at 5:39am
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
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Stephen Raggio caught this nice bull red under a popping cork at the end of the MRGO. Way to go,Stephen!
August 30, 2006 at 1:50pm

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