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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 at 1:08pm
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Waterfowl 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
January 25 at 8:30am
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Waterfowl 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 at 3:20pm
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Waterfowl 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 at 5:44pm
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Waterfowl 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 at 3:51pm
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Waterfowl 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 at 3:06pm
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Waterfowl 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! “IT.... Read More
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January 08 at 7:38pm
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Waterfowl Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Oh yeah
  • the view
  • The bounty
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
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November 30, 2013 at 11:30am
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Waterfowl Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Pretty marsh
  • teal
  • Dog got a duck!
Got an invite to make a little white lake hunt this morning. This was really cool. It was basically a little pothole about 30 yards wide that runs about 200 yards long.

In chest waders (waist deep water) we walked about 100 yards and put out 2 dozen dekes.

Right after shooting time 2 teal lit in the dekes and I missed one of them at about 15 foot! Thank God I missed. I.... Read More
November 30, 2013 at 11:54am
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General in Louisiana
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  • long snake like a non poisonous
  • rounded eyes
  • Bands go all the way to the underside of the belly
Is this a poisonous or non-poisonous type snake?

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.
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November 03, 2013 at 8:06am
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Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Cat demonstrating ownership over the bounty
  • Walked through this dry creek area to sneak a few.
  • Killed a couple of cat squirrels out of this flat.
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.

The best.... Read More
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October 05, 2013 at 3:26pm
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Waterfowl Hunting in Holly Beach in Southwest Louisiana
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 don’t see very many.

He.... Read More
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September 06, 2013 at 4:36pm
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Inshore Fishing in Calcasieu Lake in Southwest Louisiana
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  • The bounty
  • Speck that had nailed a live mullet
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
August 11, 2013 at 5:41pm
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Waterfowl Hunting in Louisiana
Just curious if any of you are going? I will probably be there, but a little late. Would be neat to meet some of the Louisiana Sportsman members.



I am interested to see Larry Reynolds Trend analysis of hunters/birds harvested over the last few years.



http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/36557
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May 08, 2013 at 11:42am
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Freshwater Fishing in Chicot Lake in South Central Louisiana
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  • Johnny with a couple of nice sacalait we caught
  • Bounty pic
  • Filet time
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.



At.... Read More
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March 22, 2013 at 11:04pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Saline-Larto in Central Louisiana
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  • Scottie had just pulled one from the water.
  • A nice one that I had just pulled up.
  • Infamous bounty shot.
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
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March 17, 2013 at 5:07pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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  • One nice 1 3/4 lb bass
  • Water was nice.  Beautiful stringer of fish
  • Zach with another nice fish.
We had a great time this morning. I was a little weary that the cooler early morning weather might slow the bass down a bit. We got out to the spot about 9:00 and fished until 12:00.



I went through 3 packs of wacky worms today. The bass were aggressive from the very get go. I felt very few nibbles, it was mostly GULP!



We were on the normal pattern for this time of year, pounding.... Read More
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March 08, 2013 at 1:46pm
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Waterfowl Hunting in Louisiana
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  • decoy set in the bayou
  • A nice teal hunt with a bonus
  • Speck decoy set early in the morning.
We did a good bit of hunting this year. We didn't really get on the ducks or geese that great. We had some good hunts though. These are some of the best shots of the hunting season.
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March 02, 2013 at 6:57am
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Waterfowl Hunting in Mermentau River in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Pretty cool shot.  They built a device to hold a bunch of silo-socks.
We had a good hunt with him yesterday. About 20 geese for 9 people.



I have a buddy that has been helping David out (semi-guiding) and I got an invite through my buddy to help out as well. I leaped at the opportunity.



I had heard a lot of bad things on the internet about Smith's service, but been hearing pretty good things from my buddy. They killed about 60 last weekend in the.... Read More
February 03, 2013 at 11:10am
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Waterfowl Hunting in Louisiana
This is more of a help thread.



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
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December 20, 2012 at 8:03am

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