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Freshwater Fishing in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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We have going here and there fishing lately

We hit them right Friday before last. We fished a small lake and I knew they were gonna be bedding right up on the bank with all the stable warm rainless weather we have been having. My second cast a good little 11-12‚ÄĚ bass hit the shiner and baptized the cork right next to the bank. After that it was really a blur. More frenzied than....  Read More
March 15 at 7:46am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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Ducks that is. The second split has been such a blur I dont know where to start. I guess with the most recent expedition which pitted us versus the redhead ducks in Rockport, TX. There were 10 of us scheduled, then 8, then 6, and then 5. People are tough to schedule, They remind me of that Katie Perry song . Youre hot then Youre cold, Youre yes then Youre no. I am glad it turned out like it....  Read More
January 13 at 7:31am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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The opener of second split and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!

The game plan was to hit up Bell City. I called my buddy on Friday to see what the status of the marsh was. He said I jumped a million ducks. To which my reply was .what kind. What do you think was the snide reply. I laughed for a solid minute because I knew it was the little black headed demons from the Boreal....  Read More
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December 21, 2015 at 12:14pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Outside Louisiana
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My wifes patience is thin as a dime at this point, but I will take hell for hunts like this. No doubt.

With all of these good hunts the first sucky one is gonna have me depressed; or maybe I will be thankful, taking it well and understanding that this has been a great season so far.

I went and met my friend (Brother-n-law prospect) in Port Arthur for a freshwater impoundment....  Read More
December 23, 2015 at 12:00pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lacassine Pool in Southwest Louisiana
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Of themselves that is. If there is one thing I was grateful for this past Holiday it was the ringnecks. Not only did they display Aerobatic physics defying feats that made for beautiful spectating but they also nearly blew my eardrums out by buzzing so close to my head.

Friday morning we got a wild hare to put out about 100 full body geese in a freshwater marsh. We took pvc pipes cut....  Read More
December 01, 2015 at 12:41pm

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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana
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We had an interesting few marsh hunts from Friday-Mon. Friday we jumped about 500 ducks out of the pond on the way out. They made no calls when they jumped, so we didn't know what they were. I knew they weren't greys, Mallards wigeon or pintail. They revealed themselves quick enough when we got the decoys set though.....Left right up and down ringnecks came from everawhere! It was a beatdown....  Read More
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November 24, 2015 at 7:28am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Noah with a ring neck.  One #6 pellet at 40 yards to the head.  I made him wear the ridiculous blue
  • Noah with a grey that came around for two volleys of shots.  Shame on her.
  • Beautiful White Lake Marsh
Words really canít describe how proud I am of my only son. I bought him a 20 gauge about 1.5 months ago after I received word of the selection for the White Lake youth waterfowl hunt. He is 10, so I bought him the small youth model maverick (Mossberg). He shot it for the first time 3 weeks ago and proceeded to destroy a half a dozen skeet or more. It was amazing watching him shoot the clay....  Read More
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November 03, 2015 at 11:41am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lacassine Pool in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Hero shot from Saturday.  Before the deluge
  • Hero shot from Sunday!
  • Wasps.  The ones that were caked on the bug light.
I get so amped up this time of year it is hard to restrain me. Every other ability I have becomes useless unless it starts with the word hunt. I understand there are courses and groups that treat this condition.

Friday we brushed blinds, the generator broke and the wasps had it out for us. I would run to one edge of the houseboat spray on the inside of the eve and wasps would just....  Read More
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November 12, 2015 at 11:57am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Easy limits on Sunday of opener
  • Bluewangs!
  • Mass carnage!
I was fit to be straight-jacketed the Friday before opener. One of my leases had fallen through, the boat was in the shop (no public), and the one spot I was counting on was full of people. I moped around the house and wanted to cry. Especially the way the weather was predicted.

By chance I received a call Saturday for a hunt in the marsh on Sunday. Even though it would be a late....  Read More
September 22, 2015 at 5:41pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Jim Schon with a nice yellowfin
  • Big ole school snapper
  • They put my chicken dolphin in the mouth of the tuna!
To make a long story short it will be the highlight of my summer and something my lackluster memory won't forget!

Now the long story. It started about 5 years ago. Me and a few rabble rousers from work planned a trip to go Tuna fishing. One or two of them dropped out and the plan was killed. Hey with prices like they are for a trip like this I couldnít afford to eat the extra cost. ....  Read More
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July 15, 2015 at 6:05am

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Freshwater Fishing in Henderson Lake in South Central Louisiana
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  • Lots of Bream!!!
  • Nice bank we caught em on.
Good and Fun Basin trip!
Why not? Its that time of year, the time when the Bream should be working themselves into a frenzy of a thousand piranhas. We decided the North end of the basin was the place for us. Easy to get to, Cheap, not very many people.
I went outside at 5:30 and it was a bit nipply. About 62 degrees to be exact. On the trip I had my son who actually wanted to go....  Read More
May 29, 2015 at 7:42pm
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Inshore Fishing in Rockefeller Refuge in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Normal fishing spot was closed up
  • Cookie cutter red
  • Yum Yum
Title says it all.

We made a trip to the rock. I arose at 4:30 feeling spry and ready for whatever the day held. My sister made it on time and the boat trailer lights miraculously worked fine. This was the omen I needed to feed my optimism.

We arrived at the launch with only one boat there; not promising. The next step was bait and my first cast netted a 2.5 foot gar that....  Read More
May 03, 2015 at 8:14am
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Freshwater Fishing in Toledo Bend in Central Louisiana
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  • All the crew with the catch
  • Good times
I haven't had a chance to do much fishing lately, but have been having these vivid dreams of large black flounder and man eating Sacalait. Thank God I caught some fish on this outing. Maybe the lucid dreams will subside.

We had been planning a trip to Wildwood Resort at Toledo Bend for quite some time. With everything in check and the boat full of fishing tackle + all sorts of Child....  Read More
April 06, 2015 at 7:30pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Saline-Larto in Central Louisiana
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  • The catfish that had eaten a sac-a-lait
  • My buddy with the spoils of war with catfish
  • Rice Pilaf, Sac-a-lait, Sausage, loads of shiners, and crawfish were among the contents of the belli
We did like a baby; Head out! Nothing was going to stop us. We arrived at Uncle Budís Tuesday without incident. We put the boat in the water and got to the magic spot and noted that the water had spilt over the bank we normally get em on. No problem, I will just put on my chest waders and fish the bank from the back side of the trees. As we drove over where the bank used to be we just kept....  Read More
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April 02, 2015 at 5:33am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lacassine Pool in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Specks loaded up in a cow field.  Either eating rye or feed
  • The wind was blowing just right.  At our back and to our right.  The birds gave us that great right
  • Nice pile of edibles
We are keepin on with the keepin on em this year. We made a quick hunt before the storm this morning in some private marsh south of Lacassine. With the south wind blowing at a brisk 15 mph and a nice sheltered pond I thought it was gonna be on and I was right.

The bad news is there was just two of us. First thing this morning 4 teal dropped almost vertically on us. They came to my....  Read More
January 03, 2015 at 1:55pm

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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Ducks by the morning light.
  • 3 man limit.  Great hunt!
  • Bunch of Sandhill Cranes
For us hunting has remained outstanding with the exception of this morning. We've been counting in sixes pretty routinely. I have made three duck hunts since second season opened. The first two were really good. Today was so so.

Opening day second split a buddy and me went energy spending. We put out about 5-6 dozen finely detailed decoys. Teal, pintail, greys, mallards and wood....  Read More
December 28, 2014 at 3:18pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Thank you sir
  • Greenhead
  • No fear
I got a chance to take my son out the last weekend before first season closed. He is 9 and is shooting his .410 at everything so I thought what better time!

We got to the camp Friday afternoon late. We didn't have any hide on the blind, so we went driving around in the mud boat looking for roseau for the blind. Not fun to do in the fog! We made it work though and got to bed about....  Read More
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December 28, 2014 at 3:43pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana
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  • Mallards of the Northern variety
  • Lots of birds.
  • What'cha talkin bout Willis
This season has started off really good for us. Opening day last weekend we hit a spot where the Mallards wanted to be and finished with 11. I can't recall killing so Many Mallards in the marsh on opener. That really was a special hunt.

This past Friday I got an invite to Port Acres, TX for a marsh hunt and from the moment we started pushpoling the marsh you could hear the....  Read More
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November 22, 2014 at 7:42pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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  • One piece of the spread
  • Scottie Smith with a solid 2 pound bass.  Friggin shiner's too.
  • A good ole fashioned mess of fish and game!
We made a shoot em and stick em trip yesterday. The shoot em part started with a hunt in Lake Arthur over about 2000 silo socks, 4 wind machines and 2 e-callers. It was an impressive set up to say the least.

It has been out two weeks, but they have been averaging about 15 birds/day. We shot 6. We maybe saw 1500 snows the whole morning.

The ones that decoyed did exactly....  Read More
February 22, 2014 at 1:08pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Ridge with the victory
  • Snowing
  • Snipe and speck
With classes cancelled and off of work I had a bit of on an unexpected surprise on Friday. A day to hunt!

Despite warnings from everyone with common sense not to go because of the weather I had too. Mornings like this are supposed to be great right?

We arrived at the field about 6:45 and could hear the geese in a neighboring crawfish field. We started the 300 yard walk with....  Read More
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January 25, 2014 at 8:30am

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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in South Central Louisiana
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  • Good times in the fog
  • My daughter is nine pounds.  That was a big goose!
  • The one on the left is much bigger.
We made a hunt in the fog two Friday's ago. And like you would expect the geese do dumb things. 3 Snows came over at Ibis level. We saw them coming from far away. It was like everything was in slow motion as they were arriving. I pulled up on the lead bird and had to shoot it three times to kill it. It was 40 yards too! It landed right in front of us with a crash!!! The other two....  Read More
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January 20, 2014 at 3:20pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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  • 1st hunt bounty
  • The decoy set
  • Pretty good for the bayou
I have had a couple of really nice hunts close to my house this year. When the moon is full you can bet it is gonna be own like donkey kong!

The first hunt was in November and the second was the last morning of the season.

The first hunt in November was phenomenal! I had 5 and 10 ducks in the decoys at any one time (Woodies). The sad part was I was by myself and I could only....  Read More
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January 20, 2014 at 5:44pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lacassine Pool in Southwest Louisiana
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  • I will come back and revisit this picture often
  • The notorious Matt Brumwell
  • Mr. Snowmaker's camp.  What a beautiful place it is.
I had the privilege of being invited to a nice duck camp/duck spot south of Lake Charles (Holmwood) on Saturday morning.

It is kind of newer and the guy has put a lot of work into it bulding the duck camp and cutting back weeds to make hidey holes for the ducks. There is an overabundance of food for the ducks. Where are the ducks though?

I could almost hear the sucking sound as....  Read More
January 20, 2014 at 3:51pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in South Central Louisiana
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  • Killon!
  • Good times.  Eric Landry, Dillon Verret and the notorious spade!
  • Yes sir
A hunter was born on 1/1/14 as Dillon Verret bagged his first waterfowl.

He was hesitant for the blood on his face but was anxious for the name change.

He has now been christened 'Killon Verret'!
January 20, 2014 at 3:06pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Oh yeah, I drink my coffee two cups at a time now.
  • Uh huh
  • geeses
I knew it was going to be a good morning when I was peeing. In my pre coffee blur I had put my hat on crooked. I could feel it coming off my head as I was tinkling, but my reflexes were just too slow to catch it. The hat fell and was heading directly for the toilet, but by some miracle the bill hit the edge of the toilet and deflected off of the toilet instead of into the tee water! ďIT....  Read More
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January 08, 2014 at 7:38pm


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