I plan to do some crawfishing this year. I bought 2 dozen pillow traps just to get started. Its a hobby that should yield me my favorite food. I have run pyramid and pillow traps in crawfish ponds in the past, never too successful with the pillow traps. I'm going to be crawfishing deep water in the basin. The area I am looking at is anywhere from 6 to 10 ft deep and the water level is constantly.... Read More
I want to take some friends crabbing that are from out of state. One of them is very pregnant so I don't know if I want to put them in the boat. Here is my question.. Is anyone catching crabs at Marsh Island or do I have a better chance crabbing around Rockefeller/Price Lake road? If I go to Rockefeller we will crab from the bank which is preferred.. Any input from you guys?
I need some help and or advice. I have a Go Devil surface drive with 18hp vanguard. When running wide open for more than 5 mins, the choke kicks/pulls out and kills the engine, I push the choke back in and I am back up and running. What would cause this to happen? I have tied the choke in place and after running 5 mins it still wants to kill, it wont restart unless I pull the choke out and it.... Read More
I need some help here, my 90hp Merc surges at 1300 rpms and shoots up to 1700rpms. This can be dangerous because you could lose your footing when the motor surges.. Any suggestions? I just pulled my motor off my 16ft flat aluminum and put it on a 19ft Carolina skiff, I installed new controls and I thought I didn't have my controls and linkage setup correctly but after playing with it for a hour.... Read More
I know the rules for carrying my firearm in my vehicle but what about in the boat? Can it be concealed or does it have to be visible? Is a boat treated the same way as a car in Louisiana with regard to carrying my firearm?
Can anyone give me any input on Carolina Skiffs. The good, the bad, the ugly? Anything. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 19ft Carolina Skiff DLX. I mainly fish the marsh, Vermilion bay, and would like to venture out Southwest Pass, will this boat do it for me?
Can someone give me some suggestions or advice on what scope to purchase for my .50 cal black powder rifle. I will only hunt with this gun 2-3 times a year so I am not looking for top of the line, just some thing reasonably priced worth spending my money on. I have found a Simmons Master Series 3-9 x 40 mm ProSport Scope for around $70 but I dont know if its any good or just plain junk. I only.... Read More
Ok guys, I just got my boat fixed and I really want to pick up some specks around Vermilion bay. I am limited to the marsh and the mouth of Avery, Oaks, Boston Canals. My boat cant handle rough water at all and I dont have the balls to venture far out into the bay. Has anyone had any luck catching any specks near the marsh or at the mouths of these canals? Please let me know if or when I can.... Read More
Does anyone have any experience with this black powder rifle, CVA Wolf .50 Cal Black Powder? A guy I work with offered me his for $50 with all pyrodex powder and sabots, everything I need to hunt tomorrow. For the price I dont think I can go wrong, but wanted to ask if anyone had any good or bad comments about this rifle. Please let me know,
Hello guys, I need some help with my 1994 Mercury 90HP Outboard motor. Basically my motor is running real bad and has a hard time idling when the gas line is plugged into the motor. If you unplug the line, the motor runs excellent until it runs out of gas... If I connect my gas line and kink it, it will run just as good as when the gas line was disconnected. Back pressure issue? Also, when I.... Read More
Hey guys, I am looking for some information about where I can catch live bait such as shrimp, mullet, croakers? I have searched this area for a weir but havent found anything yet. I have thrown the castnet all around these areas but all I ever could catch was mullet...Any suggestions? Where to castnet? Where I can buy live bait? Anything?
Can anyone point me in the direction of some specks? I am willing to travel anywhere in Louisiana.. I have a 16ft bass boat so I cant exactly handle the rough seas. I tried Big Lake a few weekends back and I didn't even make it out the boat launch before someone told me I was crazy if I planned on fishing in my boat with the chop that day. I don't want to have to go to far out in open water. Can.... Read More
Does $$ really make a big difference in a fish finder. Does anyone have any suggestions on a fair priced fish finder. I have come across several in the $100 range but don't see much of a difference in the technical specifications of each unit that justify spending $300-$400. I really don't care if its color screen or not I just need something that shows me bottom structure and tells me the depth.... Read More
Hey Guys, I am looking for some advice on where to fish or how to fish the Boston Canal, Avery Canal, Oaks Canal, and all the mouths of these bayous that open to the bay. I have a 16' boat and I do not feel comfortable going out in the bay, but I dont mind fishing the mouths and the shoreline of the bay. My question is, is it possible to catch some specks in these areas? Any suggestions on.... Read More
Hey guys, I need some information.. How fast should a 16ft aluminum boat with 48" bottom and a Merc 90 HP 2 stroke motor and a light load, should go? Currently I am turning 5500 rpm's and averaging about 52mph. Is this slow, fast, or reasonable for my setup? I know there are alot of factors that dictate speed, but I am just asking in general. I use a 17 degree pitch prop and I dont know if.... Read More
Big thanks to Capt. Bennett Guidry and Cain Biessenberger for an outstanding bow fishing trip. We pulled an all-nighter out at Pointe Aux Chenes, and got 3 limits of nice sized Redfish and a few Sheepshead. Water was clear for the most part and all fish were shot in less than a foot of water. This was my first bow fishing trip but it definitely wont be my last, I am hooked!