Made a trip this morning with my son to Catahoula Lake with Brett Herring of ShellShocked Guide Service. First time hunting that infamous lake and it did not disappoint. Brett set us up on a blind with several hundred decoys with a north wind blowing and clear skies. If you've never had an opportunity to harvest Canvasbacks, you owe it to yourself to call Brett. He called effectively and.... Read More
If anyone is planning to make a teal hunt at the South Farm in Sherburne, you better bring you own water 'cuz dey ain't none! Even the two trenches on the east side have only abou 3' of water. If they would pump water it would be magnificent with the grass that's grown up in there but unless we get some serious rain between now and the 14th, don't waste your time. Good news is there are no.... Read More
Made the opening day dove hunt at Point aux Chenes WMA Saturday afternoon. Got run out of the field by a thunderstorm about an hour in. Over 500 doves killed in that field according to the agent. Saw lots of ducks but no teal. Was tempted by a few flocks that wanted to lite in the field.
I want to recommend a guide service for spectacular teal hunting. Satch Moore with Moore Farms has provided some incredible teal action for me and my son for the last couple of years. We typically get our limit before the sun cracks the horizon. He has pit blinds in rice fields and the teal come fast and furious so you can make a midweek hunt and still get back in time to get your hours at work.... Read More
Hunted the incoming front this past Thursday morning. The rain pelted us as we set out the decoys. All we could do is turn our backs to the wind and wait it out. Shortly after the rain stopped, the wind came from the west. We heard it coming! What ensued was the best mallard hunt I've ever experienced in Louisiana. Everything in the air were mallards. You'd start working three and by the second.... Read More
Made a hunt with the crew from Moore Farms in Welsh, LA this morning. Skies were clear and the North wind was cold. Not a bunch of ducks but we made the best of the shot opportunities. Killed 10 teal, 2 spoonies, and the piste de la resistance, our guide called in 3 Speckled-bellies from about a half mile away. I heard him say 'kill 'em all' as he called the shot. We followed the order!
I have never heard shooting on the magnitude which I heard this past Saturday morning. Buy stock in ammunition companies because I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say about 3000 rounds were fired in our area. Ducks were EVERYWHERE! We got 11: 6 green wings, 1 pintail, 1 wigeon, 2 green heads, and a spoonie. We heard the first shot at 5:30am. That's 26 minutes before legal shooting time..... Read More
There were at least 3 bald eagles flying over the Bonne Carre spillway this afternoon near sunset. They had all the egrets and ibis stirred up and the ducks as well. There were at least 200 ducks either on the water or in the air. It's neat to see duck populations out there again.
For the second year in a row, Rick Moore has out-done himself. My son and I went Friday and once again, smoked 'em!! 12 teal in just 26 minutes. It would have been sooner but our shooting was a little rusty at first. Give him a try...you won't be disappointed.
Hunted the South Farm this morning. They have 7 holes open and there about 30 hunters for the lottery. We drew hole number 5 and set up 3 doz dekes and 2 mojos. What a disappointment! Headed to the Wax this Saturday for the opening of the second split. Cannot wait! I will post photos.
Found a great recipe for duck breast. I modified it by pan searing them in butter an olive oil instead of using a grille. When they were cooked medium, I also added two spoonfulls of plum jam and simmered it down to a syrup! Off the chain!
Showed up for the Tuesday lottery hunt this morning. 40 hunters vying for 4 blinds! We didn't get picked and what a blessing that was. We went to Section 120 Road and hunted in the timber. The birds worked so-so at first with none calling back. We had 2 MoJo ducks and a spread of about 4dz dekes but the kicker was when we hooked up a jerk-string. What a game changer! 3 of us took 3 Gadwalls, 3.... Read More
I was travelling to Grand Chenier this afternoon on LA 82 about 2:30pm. I passed Forked Island and before I got to Little Prairie, there are some flooded pastures just north of the highway and I saw some birds swarming. At first I thought they were blackbirds but a group of 4 flew towards me and that is when I realized it was teal. I do not exaggerate when I say there were a minimum of 250 birds.... Read More
Took a guided teal hunt with my son through Satch Moore in Welsh,LA at the Moore Farms. Hunted pit blinds in the rice fields and the action was outstanding. The setup is dry, and our guide, Len,(sic) did a great job of calling them in. They posted the hunts in this forum if you want to get a hold of them. The price was well worth it. Gonna book a duck hunt in November.
Is there a good rod repair shop in Baton Rouge that anyone could recommend? I broke a middle eye on a Castaway rod on a hookset. Don't try to recommed Superior Bait and Tackle since they have already ruined 8 of my Shimano reels.