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Thinking about heading out to Pointe Aux Chenes this week or next to try to catch some specs or reds. On our way to Cocodrie last week we were told that the fish had been biting there. I have never fished that area. Has anyone been fishing there lately? I only have a 20' aluminum skiff so I can't fish rough water. Any tips, advice etc. would be greatly appreciated.

July 15, 2013 at 12:58pm

Has anyone hunted Cat Island or Tunica Hills WMA/NWR?

How is the deer hunting in those areas? Do they have a lot of hunting pressure?

How about duck hunting?

Any experiences good or bad?

January 22, 2012 at 6:54pm

Anybody know why post was removed from hunting classifieds for 'hunt of a lifetime' on Bateman Island posted around 11:20 last night? Price was extremely low and sounded too good to be real. Was just curious.

December 25, 2011 at 1:44pm

It was reported a couple days ago that the ducks had really slacked in the wax. Has anyone had a chance to hunt or get a report from the area for the last couple of days hopefully indicating improved numbers?

December 23, 2011 at 7:17pm

Where are the rules for the Wax and Atchafalya Delta WMA pertaining to surface drive max hp. And does that pertain to outboards also? I looked on the LDWF website under WMA but didn't find any rules, just maps.

Thinking about heading out there Sat. to see if I can figure out how to hunt the area. I know that tides has a significant impact on hunting, last time I went look around the place we went about 1/2 mile past the camping area at the Wax and they had a boat stranded high and dry approx. 150 yds. from bank.

December 15, 2011 at 8:12pm
A comment titled: Spillway in response to a report titled: Spillway

Friend of mine told me last night that the sac-alait were starting to bite in the Spillway now that the water was down.

July 17, 2013 at 10:00pm
A comment titled: Pillow traps in response to a report titled: How to crawfish using pillow traps?

I believe those pillow traps were designed to be fished with the two open flutes down touching the ground with the flutes facing with the current. The traps are usually tied to the tree on a nail with string which is long enough to allow you to dump the trap without interfering. They normally are leaned up against a tree at a 30 to 45 deg. angle but that is not absolutely necessary. It is much more important to have the point of the trap between the flutes touching the ground. You may need to clean the bottom of the swamp to make sure there are no branches or debris, this is important. If you are fishing in 6-10 ft. of water, it better have good oxygen and or current because if the crayfish can't come up for oxygen in oxygen deficient water they will die. There's nothing more disheartening than to dump a trap full of dead crayfish.

January 28, 2012 at 9:58am
A comment titled: Wax Lake in response to a report titled: Wax Lake ???

I hunted the Wax this year for the first time. The equipment (boat/motor, boat blind, gps etc.)you have will determine where you will be able to hunt or be comfortable hunting. I had never hunted an area that was tidal. You have to be aware of the tide at all times so that you don't get stuck hi and dry. Also you should have a gps. The fog is brutal out there some times and does not lift all day long,and you may need help navigating with a gps. Best thing to do is get out there and figure it out. Any advice you may get from someone else may not apply to your set up or the way you like to hunt. At the wax you can hunt in ponds or out in the bay. I hunted both. I probably hunted 14 days of the second split this year out there and only managed to see a small fraction of the area. I will go scout some new areas next week or so. Just be careful lots of sand bars out in the bay. Also if you don't mark the channel going out into the bay from inland, the channel is not very easy to identify from out in the bay, that's why you should have a gps and extra batteries.

Again I have very little experience in this area, so I'm sure there are a bunch more to help be successful.

Just curious, why would you drive from Golden Meadow and pass many good to excellent hunting areas to hunt the Wax?

January 25, 2012 at 10:26am
A comment titled: Respect in response to a report titled: Wax ducks

It all boils down to respect for another human being.
If you think it's ok to use or abuse something that someone else worked hard for without respect for that individual regardless if you know him or not, shame on you! For these individuals that hold this attitude I would like to remind you of a law that applies regardless of whether you believe it or not, YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW! And if you use someones blind for whatever reason leave it as good or better than you took it, and God help you if you refuse to move if the owner asks or comes to use HIS blind. The blind may be on public land but it is the blood and sweat of a man and his family or friends that put that thing together and like one poster said, you may end up missing or taught a lesson on respect which you need to be taught.

For those individuals like Fishingbud that passes down the teachings of those before us like how to hunt which includes building a good blind after scouting, calling, and when to shoot. God bless you! Many of the problems we experience in hunting situations is because people have not been taught how to hunt and to respect others.

Looks like from reading these comments on this posts that most are good ethical hunters. But some need to think about how what they do affects others.

Hope everyone enjoys a safe and plentiful duck hunting season. And I will see you on the Wax!

January 01, 2012 at 8:57am
A comment titled: Wax in response to a report titled: Got a question?

Wax ok, hunted there yesterday and today, birds are flying around some. Have to be patient.

December 29, 2011 at 8:12pm
A comment titled: nice hunts in response to a report titled: Wax ducks

castandblasts2121 looks like your hunting in the bay, how far out are you going? The only place we saw decent activity was out in the bays last few times we went. I'm trying to get set up to hunt out in the bay but for now I am limited to the ponds just at the edge of the bay with a pirouge or small flat bottom boat.

December 26, 2011 at 7:11pm
A comment titled: Excellent Retriever in response to a report titled: Double Retrieve

Nothing like watching your dog work for you. Duck hunting is just not the same without a good retriever.

I have a 8 yr. old chocolate female approx. 70 lbs. She has never done any doubles but will dive for a duck if it goes under close to her. She's 2 runs short of having a finished title in UKC field trials.

December 25, 2011 at 4:34pm
A comment titled: Merry Christmas in response to a report titled: Merry Christmas!

Amen Brother and a Merry Christmas too you too!

December 25, 2011 at 9:06am
A comment titled: Happens all the time in response to a report titled: Steel shot in duck gizzard

I can't recall ever cleaning a gizzard that didn't have at least 1 steel shot in it. I think it depends what the ducks are eating. If they are eating in thick aquatic grass, the steel shot lays in the grass and the ducks thinks the shots are seeds and eats them.

December 25, 2011 at 8:59am
A comment titled: Wax ducks in response to a report titled: Wax ducks

dmbbowhunt, you hunting the bays or inland ponds?

December 23, 2011 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: Witnessed the same in response to a report titled: Wax duck disappearing act

Just started hunting (for the first time)the wax this weekend. Scouted Sat. and saw lots of ducks. Went back Mon. and saw a few flying around, mostly spoonies. Heard quite a bit of shooting, mostly in the bay. Went back today and had only a few birds flying around, heard a little shooting activity mostly in the bays but very slow.

December 21, 2011 at 6:46pm
A comment titled: unhappy client in response to a report titled: Not pleased with service

I was the other party involved in this situation. I am in business for myself and know that when you have to rely on other people to provide services that they represent your company. Daryl may not know how things went down until he was contacted by email. To my knowledge he has not responded. The client should have at least been compensated for the late departure. Best case would have been that Daryl's employee would have realized that his condition would not allow proper service to his clients and informed the clients of options like other guides to take them out at a normal time.We left the marina around 8:30 or so. Gary's posting of this is not bashing but giving information so that people will know how business is done with this guide service. Gary did in fact contact Daryl via email and informed Daryl that he would give an unfavorable report on La. Sportsman. He (Daryl) has yet to respond to my knowledge. Not good for business. I'm sure Daryl and his employee are fine people, people make mistakes, when you're in business you will not please everyone and the client has the right to express displeasure. Hope Daryl uses this opportunity to make adjustments to his business practices.

July 21, 2011 at 8:59am
A comment titled: Pier open at State Park in response to a report titled: Grande Isle state park

Yes the pier is open at Grand Isle State Park. We were there Tuesday afternoon.We didn't fish so can't give a fish report.

July 15, 2011 at 11:19am
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