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I do not fish with live shrimp very often but when i do i am having trouble keeping them alive. Here are a few questions i have. First, i have a recirculating bait well and when i am running it does not pump water but when i stop it will begin pumping again. this has caused bait to die earlier than normal. Also i have a buddy that tells me i need a closed circuit well because the shrimp are coming from bait tanks in lower salinity levels than those in breton sound. I guess his theory is that since my pump does not work while running and i keep the launch's water in the well and all of the sudden i am in the sound and begin to pump the higher salinity water it shocks the shrimp. Any suggestions?

June 19, 2013 at 11:12pm

Since hunting season is winding down i figured this would be a good topic. There are thousands of opinions on gun cleaning and maintenance particularly on the inside of barrels. I have done miles and miles of reading on this topic and it still seems to me opinions vary all over the place. With that being said i would like to hear how my fellow Louisiana hunters clean their rifle bores. Most of the reading i have been doing is writen by competition shooters who chew through plenty of rounds. I am only concerned about hunting rifles that may never see 50 rounds fired per year. I am also only concerned about the bore and not the action/exterior/wood etc. With that being said, how often do you guys clean your bores and do you use bore guides with brushes and solvents frequently or do you just pass a bore snake through once in a while and call it a day?

January 30, 2013 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: jls makes a good point in response to a report titled: Slack Tide This Weekend

Save your live shrimp for the trout where it actually makes a difference

July 09, 2013 at 10:01pm
A comment titled: Mud budy will help in response to a report titled: Looking to catch some Trout

There are certain spots in lena lagoon and bayou st. malo and stump lagoon and on either side of bayou la loutre all the way down that have submerged hazards that you wouldnt want to hit at full speed even in an air boat. As long as you stay in the middle when running you should be fine. google earth on a phone works great but once you get deep in biloxi marsh it can be hard to find service (AT&T).

June 25, 2013 at 3:06pm
A comment titled: biloxi marsh in response to a report titled: Looking to catch some Trout

I would consider Campo's shell beach. From Campo's there are a few ways you can get to biloxi marsh and in a 17 foot flats i would take Lena Lagoon to bayou St Malo and then into Bayou La Loutre. Or on a good day you can head straight north from Campo's and follow the eastern shore of the lake around. There are several cuts that will take you into biloxi marsh but some have shallow areas so use caution. If you pull up google Earth on a map view Biloxi Marsh will be highlighted in green as will all of the other state owned WMA's. The fishing opourtunities here are endless and you can find something to catch all year long. The guys down there are very helpful and if you want up to date information on which direction to head just ask someone at the marina. They are not shy and are pretty helpful. Oh yeah and Lordbud is correct JLS has no first hand info on the fishing in that area.

June 25, 2013 at 10:49am
A comment titled: admiral in response to a report titled: Keeping live shrimp alive

I plan on using my plastics but shrimp have saved the day more than once . Especially if I am going to make the long trip to the sound. Whatever it takes to make them bite. Top water is the most exciting way to catch any species but it don't always get the job done so we resort to other baits all the time. This is the way I view the use of shrimp. If thats all they want that day then shrimp I shall throw. Thanks for the input though.

June 20, 2013 at 9:47pm
A comment titled: thanks for the tips guys in response to a report titled: Keeping live shrimp alive

what about this bait buddies stuff. Is that worth using?

June 20, 2013 at 7:43pm
A comment titled: The way i see it in response to a report titled: A man and a black bear with 6 inches between them

You have two options. Crap your pants or Keep Calm and Chive On!!!!

June 19, 2013 at 11:15pm
A comment titled: spoil canal in response to a report titled: Best Area to Learn for Beginner

No, well yes that and shallow water areas, sharp turns with blind spots, underwater obstructions, misleading paths in low light conditions etc. Its really not that bad just take it easy your first time or two.

May 17, 2013 at 3:32pm
A comment titled: Hello beautiful in response to a report titled: New Boat - Ready to Fish!

Nice boat but why would you ruin it by putting a dang Mercury on the back!!!! Just kidding, i bet it will take a nice chop.

May 17, 2013 at 10:59am
A comment titled: not sure what the fuss is in response to a report titled: Lake P Trout Slam

Is there a gate on the launch preventing you from launching and paying later? I dont remember one. During duck season we launch at several launches before they open and either pay the fee when we return or leave the money in the designated box. Unless you just had to wait around for live shrimp. Seems like i remember last summer someone bragging about how they were an amazing fisherman though so i doubt you needed the live bait.

May 09, 2013 at 9:51am
A comment titled: nah in response to a report titled: Lake P

I dont think its the cold front that will be the problem but the high north west wind that will dirty the water up more than it already is. That will be your main issue with the lake.

May 03, 2013 at 8:42am
A comment titled: dont matter either way in response to a report titled: world record trout from big lake

Just don't fumble and find the D@#? ice chest

May 01, 2013 at 4:35pm
A comment titled: ifish in response to a report titled: Lake Ponchatrain Is on Fire

Thats probably one of the best looking profile pics on this site. Nice catch as well

May 01, 2013 at 4:23pm
A comment titled: hmm in response to a report titled: It's been awhile!

If the natives can't do it then there s no way some young guy from metry can come down here and figure it out. Is that your logic? Never mind I know your answer. It will go something like this. All's I'm sayns is this. Uummmmm I like Rucker he good guy no say he couldt fish off side of the road. Just don't beliv anybody can go where he fish.

Oh and need a report Manchac area. Wouldn't want to burn the 5 gal in gas if dey ain't killin em.

Get a grip J. Going forward I will be ignoring any JLS comments and reports. My logic is that if everyone does that it will be like the class clown who gets no positive or negative feedback from their shenanigans. He will eventually stop if no one is responding to the junk he calls conversation.

March 19, 2013 at 9:05pm
A comment titled: i agree depends on where in response to a report titled: Fishing too close

We fished Oak River this winter and the boats were lined up very thick and everyone was catching and seemed to get along well. Fished for three days next to the funniest group of guys i have ever met on the water.

March 07, 2013 at 3:25pm
A comment titled: dont listen to him in response to a report titled: Overfishing speckled trout

Fishingislife has his own greedy box of 25 or more trout right there in his photo section. He is going to tell you he had 6 people on board on that day but i call bull-ish on that as well. In fact i call bull on most of the people pushing for the issue. I bet if they actually found a good trout bite and started catching there is no way they would stop at 15. Jealousy is a mother

March 07, 2013 at 1:57pm
A comment titled: wah wah wah in response to a report titled: Overfishing speckled trout

Your still upset about not being able to feed your duckies??? That is not being a sportsman, that is being lazy. First you feed them and then you are tempted to shoot more because its so easy. and thats why you can't do it. but this is about trout not ducks, but The same reason still stands. you dont want lower limits because the trout population needs it, you want lower limits because you think it will allow you to catch trout on your back doorstep. Quit being lazy people, the animals in our environment are living breathing and changing. If you want the same ol same ol just go to the store and buy some fish and chicken.

March 07, 2013 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: like the convo going on here in response to a report titled: Overfishing speckled trout

Big Jim decent points but even if the trout population was double what it is now, that's not going to allow you to make shorter runs. 90 percent of the fish will still be in 10 percent of the water. They will migrate around fresh water and they will go to outside waters in the summer.

March 03, 2013 at 9:49pm
A comment titled: launching by yourself at night in response to a report titled: Crazy About Fishing

nothing wrong with that. just wear your life jacket and take it easy and you will be fine. I find that when you rush is when the trouble starts. Glen Sanchez is good help as well. I hear people talk about Capt Jack at Sweetwater and I agree the service is top notch but you also have BSM and Campo's that are both great launches with great people willing to give advice and help with back down and pick up. I have certain times of the year where i like to fish out of each one of these launches depending on where the trout are. All three of these launches are good at helping customers out. It has got to be rough to loose everything in 05 and then again last year and rebuild knowing you will loose it again in the future be it next hurricane season or a decade from now.

March 01, 2013 at 2:05pm
A comment titled: only on the internet in response to a report titled: College students in 50M dollar boats

In the world of context clues everyone knew what he meant. In the world of louisianasportsman.com ??? Not a chance

February 22, 2013 at 5:51pm
A comment titled: only on the internet in response to a report titled: College students in 50M dollar boats

In the world of context clues everyone knew what he meant. In the world of louisianasportsman.com ??? Not a chance

February 22, 2013 at 5:50pm
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