Anyone have an opinion on TC Pro Hunters? Hows the accuracy? Dependable? Most accurate calibers?
Beware! I brought my boat in to Southern Outdoors in Thibodaux to have my live well pumps and control valves changed and had the boards on my trailer changed. After spending over $700, I got my boat home and was cleaning it up when I noticed several scratches in my gel coat that werent there before. Then noticed the top of my motor had 3 or 4 gouges in the paint. The motor did not have a scratch on it. They agreed to fix the scratches but the attitude was that I was having them fix things that were there before the repairs were done.... they werent. Now, after a few fishing trips, my automatic bilge pump kicks on every 10 or 15 minutes and pumps water for 10 seconds or so, which was not happening before. Apparently it has something to do with the pumps they installed or the plumbing for the live wells. When they changed the control valves for the livewells, they didnt change the 'open/close' control switches themselves but changed the cables and valves. The old controls were stripped and was the primary reason to change them in the first place. Even the carpet job on the trailer boards is poor. I had to get some stainless staples and staple it down in several spots. They told me my boat would be ready in a week.... 6 weeks later I picked it up. They WILL NOT return your calls. I went there after a month to get my boat because they wouldnt return my calls on the status of the repairs but the owner assured me that it was staying in the shop and was not out in the weather (Skeeter 22i). Then, they kept it a month to fix the scratches after the fact. Also, the entire boat has overspray of some kind all over it. I had replaced the glove box just before it brought it there and it is covered with overspray so there is no doubt that this happened there. Anyway.... I could go on with this but just wanted to pass on that if you have a nice boat and you care what it looks like, you might want to consider bringing it somewhere else for repair.
3 holes, 5 bullets. Love my new Buffalo Classic!
Anyone have any idea where Wurzlow Canal is? I think its close to Bayou La Lourtre on the other side of Lake Decade.
Houma Oilmans Fishing Invitational in Cocodrie is cancelled as of a board meeting held last night.
Bobby Hebert is suppose to walk from the Dome to the Oceana Grill in the quarter Sunday in a dress in memory of Buddy D. I heard on WWL that this thing is getting huge with THOUSANDS of guys planning to show up in dresses to make the walk with him. Not sure of the exact timing but I'd bet that a lot of us on LS would be up for that! Bring a soft chest / purse for your fluids... you'll want to stay hydrated!!
Anybody have an opinion on the Browning Silver Hunter?
NO GUN - NO PROBLEM!!
Anybody having any luck with the new plastic saltwater color thats out - New Moon - Deadly Dudley, Opening Night - Assassin & Blue Steel - H&H Cocahoe? All are similar with a light blue iridescent back and clear glitter bottom. I caught a few fish on the H&H but dipped the tail in chartreuse.
Last year I started running through Tambour Bay rather than slowing down for the old Texaco camp in Cocodrie. Last week one of the charter guys told us not to run through there anymore because of debris blown in from Gustav. Has anyone hit anything there since the storm? I ran across it four times before I was told this and didn't hit anything but it was always with an incoming tide. ??
Do you guys have a tough time finding ammunition for a .270 WSM? Where have you found it? Academy?
Does anyone know a decent spot to catch a few bass near Lake Fields and Lake Long out of Lockport / Bourg?
Greenville, MS goose hunt this past weekend, 95 snows, blues and specs the first morning!!
Does anyone know anything about the boat that is capsized in 70 mile canal off the ICW?? It looks like its been there for a while with algae starting to grow on the hull.
Does anyone run a Pro Hi Jacker manual jack plate? If so, any opinions?
I am going to mount a depth finder on the front deck on my boat, what is the easiest/best way to do it? I have seen people route the transducer cable down the shaft of the trolling motor, mount it up towards the bow in the bottom of the boat and run it to the transom. It seems like the easiest would be to clamp it on the trolling motor but fishing Toledo Bend and other stumpy lakes as well as the gulf, it seems like it could get knocked off by stumps or oyster beds. Has anyone had any problems with this? I'd like that set up as it give you accurate water temps as well which you can't get with the transducer in the hull. As for mounting it in the hull towards the transom, I've heard of a putty like compound that you mix and stick to the bottom of the boat and set the transducer in that works well.... anyone familiar with this??
I was in Orange Grove the other day and they've moved a drilling rig in to the right of the main canal, near the Cox Ditch. The water from the ICW to the back and going West towards Antill Canal in completly unfishable with the tugs and crewboats running back and forth. The water was so muddy that I seriously thought that it may clog the intake on my motor. The oyxgen depleted muddy water is also causing a fish kill with perch, catfish, sac-a-lait and bass floating all over the canal leading to the ditch. They just moved the rig in so it'll probably be there for awhile...even after its gone, its going to take a while for Orange Grove to bounce back.
Does anyone know of an authorized Minnkota repair shop in the Houma/New Orleans area other than Rays? I've been to Rays, dont want to do that again. He kept my motor for 11 weeks (supposed to be 4 weeks), I've been fishing 3 times since and now my motor won't run at all not to mention that when I got it back, my $900 motor looked like it had been beaten with a hammer from the head cover to the foot. Appartnely he is the type of person that is only concerned with getting the prop to spin so beware, if you keep your equipment up, your motor will not look the same when you pick it up as it did when you dropped it off. I didn't even think it was my motor when I picked it up, came home and checked my paperwork for the serial nos. Anyway, this is a new motor and the work is under warrenty so, I have to find an authorized repair center.
Discription I read says this one came off of King Ranch....what a deer!!
I'm sure some of you have heard about the guy that was killed in a mud boat accident this past Wednesday in Kraemer while teal hunting. I knew this guy very well and there was no horse play or drinking involved, just a tragic accident. Be careful guys, if it can happen to this guy, it can happen to any of us at any time.