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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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This Past Saturday we fished Little Lake and found some clear water in the Bay L'Ours area. We were using Gold Bladed spinner baits with black and chartreuse tail body. The Reds were holding tight to the grass beds and on points. There was a good breeze blowing which made it almost impossible to sight fish, so we were just doing a lot of fan casting over the grass beds and getting a steady bite....  Read More
May 24 at 11:36am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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I am always looking for ways to improve the wildlife habitat on my place, so I wanted to share a simple and cheap way to get some blackberry briars introduced in areas with good sunlight that are void of this type of vegetation. Blackberry briars have several great assets to having on your property. One is the cover value, once you have a good patch or stand of blackberry briars deer will use it....  Read More
May 11 at 11:56am
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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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This past weekend I made my 3rd and final trip to Texas for this year?s spring turkey season. I have made three weekends in a row to Texas and put a lot of miles on my truck but called in a lot of gobblers!

This trip I would be hunting a ranch in Zavala County near Crystal City, Texas. The owners of this ranch let me come down every year both during the deer season and turkey season and....  Read More
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April 19 at 6:53am
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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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This past weekend I made my second trip to Texas for the spring turkey season. This trip I would be the cameraman, guide, and do some of the calling but not hunt. I would be videoing the hunt with two close friends Billy and David and wanted to try and get some great turkey hunting video footage and try to get Billy on his first Rio Gobbler. We would be hunting another friend of mines ranch in....  Read More
April 12 at 7:22am
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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This past Saturday we went looking for reds in the ponds. With the strong south east winds we have been having the water level has been running around 1½ feet above normal. This is great for pond fishing and generally pushes in good water and reds into the ponds, it also allows us to reach ponds that at normal level we can never get into.
We headed south and started working the Bay Round....  Read More
April 27 at 12:28pm

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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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I made my first turkey hunting trip this year to south Texas this past weekend at a good friend's ranch. He has been seeing numerous turkeys on his place and invited me to come over and try my luck. I arrived in the late afternoon Thursday just in time to go do a quick look around and hopefully try and roost a few gobblers. I was not disappointed when I approached a huge cattle pasture and....  Read More
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April 05 at 12:46pm
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Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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A few of my buddies turkey hunting in south Texas this past weekend found this big buck skull and antlers, what a shame to lose a buck of this class!
April 06 at 7:36am
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Turkey Hunting in Ouachita River in Northeast Louisiana
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I had a very successful turkey season opener this past Saturday up at my place in northern Catahoula Parish. Arrived to my listening spot for 6:00am and at 6:25am I heard my first gobbler sound off along a creek bottom about 300 yards away. I made my way and setup along the creek he was roosted on about 150 yards from him. By this time he was gobbling at just about everything. After I settled in....  Read More
March 28 at 1:40pm
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Hunting in Ouachita River in Northeast Louisiana
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This deer season we saw a huge amount of coons and predators on our property so for Christmas I asked my Bride to buy me some traps so I could start working on the problem. I found a dozen ?Duke? DP coon traps on sale on the internet so she ordered them for me. I was amazed at all the videos on YouTube showing how to use them and how to process the coons once caught. First I went and purchased a....  Read More
January 22 at 8:38am
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Inshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 34.62 POUNDS
  • 24.27 POUNDS
  • 34.02 POUNDS
Had some success this past Labor Day weekend at the rodeo on Grand Isle. Finished Friday in 3rd place and Saturday in 7th place and my daughter was close to placing in the woman’s division with a nice bull red! Friday and Saturday we had no problem catching as many Bull Reds in the pass and by the bridge but Sunday it was like they had all vanished. Weather was great and had a great time with....  Read More
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September 09, 2015 at 12:06pm

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Hunting in Ouachita River in Northeast Louisiana
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  • Camper door
  • Tag in ear
  • Big Bear
I made it up to my hunting property this past Saturday in Catahoula Parish only to find that a bear had broken into my camper. He ripped open the door like a tin can went inside and ripped down the stove top exhaust cover and fan from the wall. He then proceeded to open up the cabinets, turned on a light, opened the refrigerator, and flipped over some of the cushions and mattresses. He found 2-3....  Read More
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August 31, 2015 at 5:18pm
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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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  • First afternoon gobblers
  • 3 Gobblers
  • 4 Beards
Made my first spring turkey hunting trip for this year down to my friends ranch in south Texas and had a blast. Arriving just in time to make an evening hunt on April 1st I set out my gobbler and hen decoy and settled in for a long afternoon of calling. Within 15 minutes a hen showed up followed by two long beards. The hen was nervous and the gobblers were just out of range so I had to let her....  Read More
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April 07, 2015 at 12:32pm
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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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  • My 4th Gobbler for the year
  • David's first Rio Gobbler
  • 1 1/4' Spurs
On my 2nd trip back to south Texas on April 23rd I finished tagging out with my 4th gobbler on the afternoon I arrived at my friends ranch near Crystal City. After a short sit on a small field and calling I was able to capture some great video of 4 Jakes coming up to my decoys and hanging out for a while, then a deer smelled me and started blowing and spooked the turkeys away. After about an....  Read More
May 05, 2015 at 4:02pm
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Hunting in Northeast Louisiana
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  • Big Boy
  • Compare size
  • Momma and her Cubs
Here are some neat pictures of several different bears that I was able to capture from trail cameras I have on my place in Catahoula Parish this past hunting season. What was interesting is they were all over my place from September until around Christmas time then they vanished and have not seen any sign, tracks, or have pictures of them sense. I guess they move to different areas during....  Read More
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February 13, 2015 at 8:50am
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Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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  • 24 Deer
  • 10 Hunters, 24 Deer
  • 4 of us took 14 deer in 4 days
This year was another banner year for us Louisiana guys hunting the grain fields of Nebraska on the White River. 4 Of us went up early to scout around and turkey hunt and all 4 of us tagged out on turkeys before the season opened. We were join by the rest of our group and in 4 days of deer hunting we took 24 deer. We had some of the most brutal weather I had ever seen sense I have been hunting....  Read More
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November 24, 2014 at 10:50am

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Turkey Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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  • 10 5/8' Beard and 1 1/8' Spurs
  • Heavy Beard
  • Fan, Beard, and Spurs
I made my annual Texas turkey hunt with my good buddy to a Ranch in Zavala county this week.
Arriving late on Monday night we did not have any time to look the ranch over but we have hunted this ranch before and kind of knew where to start our morning off looking for a big mature Gobbler.
On Tuesday morning we headed out to a spot where I have taken and seen turkeys before.....  Read More
April 17, 2014 at 5:26pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Quinn with a big Blue Cat
  • The Girls with a nice mess of fish
  • Quinn with a nice Red
Saturday I took the girls out and fished the Rigolets and Bayou Peroit areas. The wind was really bad so we just stayed close to the wall and anchored. They were fishing Bait Shrimp tight lined on the bottom and caught a nice mess of Reds including a very nice Blue Cat. Plenty of throwback rat reds which made for some great action and a fun afternoon.
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April 13, 2014 at 3:59pm
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Deer Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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  • 23' Wide
  • 23' Wide
  • 23' Wide
Here is a neat video I took over the Thanksgiving week out in the Hill Country of Texas near Kerrville of my close friend Gene taking a very wide buck. The shoot was out at 250 yards and he was using his Remington Model 700 in the 300 WSM Caliber.
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December 06, 2013 at 6:47pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Brother-n-Law with a very nice red caught on a spinner bait
  • Nice schooling size Reds
  • Friday morning limit
Fished the Little lake and Bayou St. Denis area on Friday morning of last week and found very good water and schooling Reds running the banks. It was so cool to see and watch those reds attack your bait when you casted your bait in their direction. There was hardly any wind which helped spot those schools of reds. We were using Gold Bladed Spinner Baits and Gold Spoons. It was almost and exact....  Read More
August 15, 2013 at 10:28am
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Nice Reds
  • Solid 8 pounder
  • Nice Limit
Fished the Little lake area on Thursday of last week and found very good water and hungry Reds running the banks. Even ran into a few small schools which was pretty neat to see in the clear water. Hardly any wind which helped spot those big reds moving. We were using Gold Bladed Spinner Baits and Gold Spoons. I even managed one nice Red on a Chrome and Blue Back Rattle Trap.
August 14, 2013 at 12:54pm

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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Father-n-Son Mark and Mason with two nice Little Lake Reds
  • Solid 8 pounder caught on a gold bladed spinner bait
  • Nice Mess of Reds
Friday afternoon and Saturday morning we fished the 3 Bayou Bay areas and picked up a few reds. We then moved to Bay L’Ours and Brussels, nickeling and diming a few reds here and there. We finally finished off the day Saturday in some ponds off of Little Lake. Hardly any wind and very clear water made for some great site fishing but very hot conditions. All of our Reds where caught on Gold....  Read More
July 24, 2013 at 12:47pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Celina's Big Red
  • Shawn with a nice pair of Reds
  • Nice Mess of Reds
Last Sunday we fished the Little Lake area and got on a pretty steady bite from about 8:30am till 10:00am. In that time frame we boated 10 nice keepers and about a dozen throw back rat reds. The best part of the morning was Celina was using a Zebco 33 with 12lb test line and boated her first ever red and what a whooper. It went 11 pounds and took her about 5 minutes to fight this big fish before....  Read More
July 18, 2013 at 4:16pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Nice 4 spotter
  • Back to Back Cast
  • 10 by 10am
BIL (Brother-In-Law) and I fished some ponds in and around the Texaco Canals and found good clean water and plenty of reds willing to hit our artificial. The wind had laid down and the site fishing was on! All fish came from gold bladed spinner baits and gold spoons. It just don’t get much better than that!
July 11, 2013 at 12:51pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Grant with a nice Red
  • Father-n-Sons
  • Nice Flounder
Friday morning I had my close friend Nathan come in with his two sons and even with all the bad weather we managed to catch some very nice reds. When the winds would allow we would venture out into Little Lake and when the Thunderstorms moved in we headed back into protected waters. I ended up catching a very nice flounder on a spinner bait which was pretty cool. All fish were caught on gold....  Read More
July 09, 2013 at 1:21pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Juli fighting a big red
  • Juli with her big red caught on cut mullet
  • Logan with his best ever red caught on cut mullet
I took a few friends to some cuts along Mud Lake to try our luck on some bull reds and they were not disappointed. In no time we were hooked up and fighting reds up to 20 lbs. On several occasions we would have a double hooked up at the same time. It was pretty cool to sit back and watch the action and excitement! We were using cut mullet and cracked crab fished on the bottom.
July 09, 2013 at 1:08pm


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