We had a nice hunt on the bayou Thursday (11/21). I had an invite to hunt with a buddy that kills a couple of hundred ducks every year off of the bayou. When he told me he killed that many I was hesitant to believe it, but I came around after this trip.
It was foggy and gross. Variable light wind with mosquitoes drifting here and there. We met at the pre-designated location. It was a.... Read More
My guess in non-poisonous because of the rounded eyes. However, when I picked it up it smelt really bad. Just like a copperhead or cottonmouth. I am still leaning toward texas rat snake or Water snake.
Someone was doing some shooting this morning! I mean every 5-10 minutes there was a volley of shots. I am not sure I have ever heard that type of shooting where I am. Anywho, it started with a red squirrel who was running up a bent tree. It was so early I kind of had to guess on the shot. After the second shot I heard the 'kerthump', so I knew I had fell the critter.
A good friend died on Wednesday. We did quite a bit of duck hunting together and I will miss him greatly. I guess I am posting this because I want people to get a feel for what type of individual he was.
I picked Eursin Breaux up around 2:00 A.M.. Imagine a 60 year old man going to a public NWR duck hunting at that age and at that time in morning. You donít see very many.
Made a night fishing trip with my buddy on the south end of Big lake. We got a bunch of lights, 12 volt batteries, caught some bait and made it out to the spot right about dusk. Let me go back a step. We were cast netting for big mullet at the pogey plant when one of the captains hollered at us. We went to visit him and he said he had caught about 1800 tons that week and had some extra. He.... Read More
Me and a buddy hit chicot this afternoon. We actually started fishing around lunch. I wanted to try a completely new area, one that I had been scoping, that looked really good for Sac-a-lait..........Wrong! We fished about 5 hours through a series of banks. Fished minnows, worms and jigs at varied depths and had a few bass and one sac-a-lait to show for it. That's Chicot though.
We had a good trip to Larto Thursday thru Saturday. We stayed at good ol' Uncle Bud's RV Park. I can't say enough good things about that place.
I got there there on Thursday and fished for a few hours but didn't find but one stud sac-a-lait. I caught him about 2 foot behind a cypress tree. I should've figured it out then but didn't. Me and a buddy burnt the next morning slugging it out.... Read More
When I go specklebelly hunting on cold mornings (freezing and below) it is extremely difficult for me to keep my lips sealed on the call. When I exhale into the call air escapes in between the edge of my lips and the outside of the call....It ends up just being a spitting noise that comes out of the call...My mouth gets numb and caput on the calling. It is.... Read More
Had an interesting trip to White Lake last Friday. The target was Reds, Flounder, specks, maybe even a blue cat or two. It was cool because there wasnít but one or two boats at the boat launch. I wonder if it is always like that? The weatherman predicted a southwest wind about 10, so I figured that was doable going into or coming back with the swell. Itís a big Lake.
We had another bang em up trip on Friday for Reds. My biceps and shoulders are still sore from the nearly non-stop casting, hooking, fighting, unhooking that took place.
We decided to fish the Fishing for memories fishing rodeo again this year. Knowing that we have a number of spots that produce big reds we thought we could place at minimum. I thought I had it last year with about 14.8.... Read More
We hit the Brush piles with Living the dream guide service again this year. We had a good time. We met a few of the bassmasters pre fishing the big tournament in a few days at the boat launch. One of them was named Johnathon Van Dam. I think he said he was from Michigan. He's got big shoes to fill if he is related to Kevin.
Anyhow, we had a good trip. Kept 98 Sac-a-lait, some barfish.... Read More
We made it to our annual Toledo Bend trip this year for June 3rd-6th. We stayed at South Toledo Bend State park and it was a blast! Last year we weren't too successful on the fish, so I decided to mix it up this year with Noodles. I have never tried them, so decided to give it a go. I really wanted to stock the freezer with meat, and I knew the guided fishing trip for Sac-a-lait wouldn't.... Read More
We flipped the canoe into a silted over cut that runs about 1/4 mile wide and one mile long yesterday. The water is clear and full of grass. There are a few fish in there as well. We had a fun day, came out with about 6 specks, 7 sheepshead, and 3 reds.
We figured out the sheepshead at the end of the trip. They were all over these old mooring poles. We would pull up to the pole stick.... Read More