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It has been a while since our last post, however, we have been fishing fairly steady in between the weather we have this time of year. Yesterday we had Rep. Rob Whitman and his good friend David from Richmond, Va. down for a couple of days. Mr. Whitman was introduced to Venice back in 2012 when he was invited as a guest of Doug Olander with Sport fishing Magazine to do an article with us. It is safe to say he is going to have a lot of good things to say about the fishing down here once again, and he is no rookie when it comes to fishing big fish. The plan was to target Wahoo both days, (Mon. and Tues.) this is the time of year when the big ones show up and stick around for a month or two. The weather on Monday was pretty rough, we just had a strong front that came thru the day before and it dropped the temps. into the 50's, although the wind did come down a lot from the day before it was still around 15-18K in the early morning hours. The water temps were in the mid 60's, clean water, looked perfect for catching hoos. We hit numerous spots only to get a double hook-up on Jack Crevalle. The rough seas made it a little tough to troll in but as the day went on it starting calming down. We hit a few more areas with no luck so we turned our attention to Tuna fishing and it was a good choice. We started out catching a couple of black fin tuna while waiting for the Yellow fin to show up. Then we got a call from another Capt. that was out there and said it was on about 7 miles from where we were and sure enough when we showed up it didn't take us long to get a big boy on. We ended up catching a 127lber, 100lber, and a 95lber. and they said no more, although the bite was still happening and getting better. So, on Tuesday we went back out to either target Tuna or Wahoo, but based on our luck from the previous day on wahoo we figured we would get back on the tuna. The seas were about 2ft. and was a perfect day to troll. We went back to the area where we fished the day before, we had blue/green water and it looked as good as ever to fish wahoo. It took about 5 minutes to get our first strike, the reel screamed and it was obvious we had a wahoo. Rob got him to the boat in about 15 minutes and it was the largest of the day going 79lbs. For the next several hours we pretty much had non-stop action catching hoos. Most of the morning it was single hits and we went 5 for 5. Then we had a triple and landed all of those, then a double and got caught those as well. The crew went 10 for 10, which is amazing, considering that Wahoo are masters of shaking the hook. They put it on 'em to say the least, and called it a day at 10. Our other boat was out with the Knox Clark crew and they hammered the Tuna as well catching 8 Yellowfin tuna and 8 Black fin tuna. The fishing is on so if your looking to catch some fish its time to go.

Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
985 960 1900
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January 21 at 11:31am

Venice, La. Offshore Fishing Report—Super Strike Charters-5/11/2015.

The offshore fishing out of Venice right now is definitely starting to move into more of a summertime pattern, which is definitely welcome. April was ok this year, there were some very good days of fishing but the weather did limit us from getting out to a lot of the better areas. May is starting out good, the Yellow fin Tuna are starting to move into the usual spots for this time of year which are the floaters and spars in the deeper water. The Mahi-Mahi are starting to show up as well. We haven’t seen as good of a year as 2009 for the Mahi’s since 2009, so hopefully this year will be similar to that. It was good enough that we had to run from them most days if we wanted to catch something else besides Mahi Mahi and it didn’t seem to matter where you went, they were there. Even if you stopped in the middle of nowhere for a quick bathroom break, next thing you know one or two would swim up next to the boat. It was unreal. But that same year we also had a very strong current pushing up from the Southern Gulf, there was a boat -oad of refugees that pushed up off the La. coast and we saw several boats with nobody in them that more than likely came from Cuba. So if we start to see that again this year, we know it will more than likely be an unbelievable season. Snapper season opens up on June 1 and that will be easy limits most days. The Cobia should be mixed in with them as well. Our latest trips were this past Friday and Saturday. The weather was doable both days, although it was still a little breezy. Capt. Scott had the Brown and Wolf crew from from Tx. And Arkansas. Both days resulted in plenty of Black fin Tuna and limits of Amberjack. On Saturday they caught Black fin Tuna to the point where they just wanted to catch and release and called it a day after they were completely worn out. Capt. Ronald had the Donnelly and Wolfenden crews from MS. And AR. Both crews decided to go long and chase Yellow fin Tuna. The fish were there but it was fairly tough to get them to bite. On Friday, the Donelly crew caught 4 Yellow fin in the 50-70lb. range, and on Saturday the Wolfenden crew caught 2 Yellows both in the 80lb. range. So, the fish are there and the numbers of fish caught will start to increase over the next couple of weeks, especially as the weather starts to straighten out some. We have open days to fish offshore for whichever species you want to target.

May 11, 2015 at 9:50am

Venice, La. Offshore Fishing Report—Super Strike Charters.

The offshore fishing over the past few weeks has been good. The weather which can go either way this time of the year turned out to be excellent again for the most part, about the same as 2014. A lot of calm days, but with that of course came the fog from the river, which makes navigation a little tricky some mornings. The offshore fishing was a little tough for about a week but it turned right back this past weekend. Capt. Scott had the Gordon crew from Richmond, Tx. They had a great day catching about 20 black fin tuna, 1 Yellow fin, and a handful of Amberjack. They didn’t have to run far offshore at all so that made it even better. The fishing on Sunday was a little different mainly because of the forecasted 1-2ft. seas being more like 3-5’s. We had the Eslicker crew from Oklahoma and Maine, and some locals from Baton Rouge, La. So it was a short day for some of the groups that came down but all of them had a few fish before they called it early. So, the fishing turned right back on over the past several days, but mainly black fin tuna. The yellow fin are here, but you’ve got to make the run right now to find them consistently. There have been a few wahoo mixed in as well. The Amberjack bite is very good for those interested in fishing for jacks. When you find one, you find a bunch. So, over the next several weeks we will be targeting most Yellow fin tuna.The spring months are usually very good, most of them avg. about 40-80lbs. Chum, live bait (when you can find it), and top water lures are the most productive during April and May. Dolphin will start to mix in with the Tuna in probably late April, some years they are early so we will see on that. We still have some open days in April and May for both offshore and inshore fishing.

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Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
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March 31, 2015 at 10:05am

The inshore fishing for Redfish has been excellent. Most days have been starting out on the slow side but as the day gets later it has been getting better and better. High tide has been in the morning hours and low tide in the early to late afternoon. We usually do better with a falling tide most days so that has been the norm. The exception was yesterday, the fish bit all morning long with a rising tide and it was non-stop. We caught a mix of fish in all size ranges. The majority were Rat Reds in the 16-20 inch range, followed by medium size (21-26 inches) and we had a few bulls in the 27+ inch range. The other fish were flounder, drum, and sheepshead. The bull reds are outside along the beaches but we have had some windy days so it has been tough to get out in open water. The trout will be moving in as well as the temperatures start to warm up. Spring is in my opinion the best time of the year to fish inshore out Venice. The fishing is usually at its best and the temperatures outside are as nice as it gets in South La. We have open days in April and May so if you want to fish for Reds and Trout inshore and hit some Tuna and Wahoo offshore. We can definitely get you out after a mix of species.

Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
985 960 1900

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March 31, 2015 at 9:15am

I can't say anything else about the offshore fishing except—IT”S ON. The Tuna bite has gone absolutely crazy over the past few days. The Yellow fin and Black Fin were literally sitting next to the boat waiting to be hand-fed. All of the Tuna fish were caught on chum and the Wahoo came off of diving lures. The Yellow fin ranged in size from 50lbers. up to 130lbers., and the blacks are their usual 15-20lbers. The black fin themselves are usually more than most anglers can handle, so with a good mix of Yellow fin and Black fin everybody was worn out. For those that were fortunate enough to get out and fish with us this past weekend it was as good as it gets when it comes to the fishing and weather out of Venice. The wahoo bite is also very good right now. We still haven't hit our best wahoo bite yet, but it should be coming. Avg. right now is about 2-4 wahoo per day in the 40-60lb. range but that is splitting it with the Tuna fishing. So, on Saturday and Sunday the boats filled the boxes with Tuna and Wahoo and left them biting. It should remain this way at least thru March, some days better than others of course, fishing our winter-time spots. There have also been a few other species mixed in as well such as Amberjack, Sharks, and Mackerel keeping everyone in the boat busy. The fishing is as good as it gets right now so it is the right time to get down here and fish. We still have open days to fish in February and March, as well as Lodging.

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Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
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February 11, 2015 at 9:34am

The fishing offshore right now is excellent. If your looking to catch YFT then now is the time to go. The bite should stay very good all the way thru October so if you can’t make it right now you still have time.. However, August is one of our best months when it comes to flat calm seas. It is hot, but the fishing are biting very good right now. Along with the Tuna we are catching a few cobia and amberjack as well. So, most days your gonna have a full box of fish when you get back to the dock. Some of the fish have been hanging in close so the runs aren’t to far, other days we are having to run out to the floaters, in 2,000ft. plus of water. Most of the fish are being caught on live bait or chum. Some days they prefer one more than the other so as long as you have both your in good shape. However, live bait has been the best choice. For those who like to throw top-water poppers at the fish, they are eating those up as well. Most of the fish are in the 50-70lb. range which you will see in the pics. Which is more of a fight than most are ready for anyway. We still have open days in August and September and the fishing is going to be excellent. We have lodging as well at the Marina, and for those of you who want to mix in some inshore fishing the next two months are equally as good as offshore.

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Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
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August 07, 2014 at 10:27am

This past week once again was about as good of weather as you could ask for. Sunday was a little rainy and windy but not that bad. A lot of fish were caught this past week, mostly Tuna, but that is usually what we target this time of the year. Along with the Tuna there were a few Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, a 104lb. Warsaw Grouper—caught by the Calvert crew from Ca.—congrats. And for the crews that mixed it up with inshore caught quite a few Redfish as well. The Bruno crew that fished on Sat. July 12th hammered the Tuna catching 8 studs. So, as you will see from the pics., the Tuna are definitely here right now, the best part is it will only get better from now-October. Of course some days will be better than others, but you’ve always got a chance for some YFT. The Mangrove snapper this year could not be thicker. Limits are caught most days but then there are some days it is a struggle depending on timing and currents. Starting Aug. 1 we can add Amberjack to the box again so that will make quite a few fisherman happy. The cobia have been here since May but August is a much better month than the previous three if your looking for cobia. We still have open days in July and August and the fishing should be excellent. For those of you who want to mix in some inshore fishing that should be very good as well.

Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
800.318.1720

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July 18, 2014 at 8:15am

Where to start? I guess first with the weather. This past June and now into July has been the most calm and dry early part of summer we have seen in a while. Compared to last June which was all but shut down due to wind and rain. So far the weather has been as good as you can ask for when it comes to fishing. The fishing part of it has been as good as it always is this time of the year. The blue water fishing for Tuna has been very good, of course some days better than others, but for the most part they were cooperative. June is usually a month that can go either way for Tuna but this past June has produced a lot of Yellow fin. July and August are usually the better months out of the two when it comes to Tuna fishing so it seems we have a lot to look forward to. The Mahi Mahi have shown up this summer. It has been a little better than last year when it comes to Mahi fishing, but then again, the rip lines have been excellent offshore as well. So over the next month we will primarily be fishing for Tuna and Mahi Mahi offshore, and as always you can get a shot at a bill fish certain days. Around the rigs in shallower water the Mangrove snapper bite is as good as it gets. They are hungry most days so catching a box full has been fairly easy to do. Mix in a few cobia with that and you’ve got more fish than you know what to do with. Amberjack season opens on August 1 so you can add that species to the box starting then. Overall, the fishing so far this year has been very good, mainly contributed to the weather end of it, but as usual the fishing in Venice is hard to beat any time of the year. We have another week long round of trips starting tomorrow so I will have some good stories and pictures of fish to go along with it. We do have open boats for offshore and inshore throughout July and August so anyone interested this is a great time to go. Lodging is available as well at the Marina. Damon McKnight Super Strike Charters 800.318.1720 info@superstrikecharters.com

July 08, 2014 at 10:22am

Offshore Fishing Report--May 23, 2014

Over the past several days summertime finally feels like it has arrived. We have had several cold fronts in the beginning of May, which caused temperatures to drop and the winds to blow. The first part of May was fairly windy causing us to cancel a few of our trips or taking the groups inshore fishing that came from across the country and were down for a few days. The Yellow fin Tuna fishing could not be better right now. On just about every day out the tuna have been cooperating, some days better than others of course. It is all about timing and location. If the spot you were fishing early in the day wasn’t producing any fish but showed sign that there were fish in the area, you had better be back later because it will probably be a much better spot that afternoon and produce fish. Most days though it has been good upon arrival, but, some days it was fast and quick, other days the catching was more spread out thru the day. The dorado are starting to make an appearance but the temps. Offshore right now are still in the mid 70’s, which is cool for this time of the year. Last year the temps. Were in the 80’s at this time but after the winter we had it is no surprise. The water has been blue with a few good pushes of clean water from the South but not much action from dorado just yet, but it is coming. Around the rigs we are still catching a bunch of Amberjack. The winter months were tough on them with the low temperatures, which probably made them lethargic, but, they are wide open now. We are also going to start fishing for mangrove snapper, red snapper (June 1-9 this year which we still have some open days to do.) cobia, and grouper. Every year one out of all the species (except for tuna which seem to always be abundant) outshines the rest as far as numbers are concerned so we are looking forward to see which one shows up in the most numbers. We still have a few days open in June as well as July for those who plan on a fishing vacation this year. There is plenty of lodging available as well.

Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
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May 23, 2014 at 8:59am

The weather has been great the past few days and the fishing has been great for some species and just good for others. All the red snapper you want, no surprise there, but the Mangrove snapper have been just as easy to catch. Mix in a few cobia and some scamp grouper and you’ve got a nice box of fish. The tuna have been scattered. On Saturday Capt. Alex and Capt. Will, caught a couple in open water, while going to their fishing spot. Capt. Alex had the largest of the day going 110lbs. The floaters are still producing Tuna as well but you’ve got to be in the right place at the right time. Same thing goes for the Mahi-Mahi. We went 1 for two yesterday just trolling grass patches in open water. Both put on awesome aerial displays. The Mahi-Mahi have not been as plentiful yet as I would have thought they would have been but the rip lines haven’t really come together. Yesterday was about as close as I saw so far as rip lines go, give it a couple of days and it will be a good. All the makings are there, just has to come together. Bluewater is still close, about 10 miles out of South Pass and 14 out of Southwest Pass. I expect the blue water fishing to really turn on this week. Should be a very good and last the next couple of months. We’ve got a few days still open if anyone wants to get out and catch some fish. Enjoy the pictures from the past several days.

Capt. Damon McKnight
Super Strike Charters
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June 13, 2011 at 7:26am

The fishing continues to improve as we move into a very welcome and warmer springtime fishing pattern. Like most years the Yellowfin tuna have shown up again in their usual places and the avg. size has been about 35-50lbs. Most of the action has been on topwater plugs so if you like fighting tuna on light tackle this is the time of year to go. The good thing about Tuna this size is once they start feeding it doesn't take long to fill the box. There are also some bigger fish out there as well to test your stamina on and they usually catch you by surprise in the middle of the smaller ones. It could be anyday that the Dolphin start to show up but most show up about mid-May-July. The amberjack and grouper (Scamps and Gags) are plentiful around the rigs to catch as well, so there is plenty of action offshore right now. Yesterday Capt. Will Bradford fished the Parmese/Webster crew from Galveston, Tx. and I fishing the Dr. Vadei crew from New Orleans. We caught them at different locations (50 miles apart) and both ended the day with 10 Yellowfin tuna in the 30-50lb. range. Not too often can you do that, the tuna are thick out there right now. We've got open days this week and into April and May. This is a great time of the year to get offshore to experience some incredible fishing. Our latest video is up at www.superstrikecharters.com/videos.html Check out what catching tuna is all about.

Capt.Damon Mcknight
Super Strike Charters
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April 22, 2010 at 6:50am

It finally happened. The tuna fishing broke lose and exploded this past week, which is something we have been waiting for since January. Could it be the water temps. are finally warm enough for the fish to feed like they normally do this time of the year, I don't know. One thing I do know for sure is do not try to pattern them this year. The bite was incredible Wed.-Fri. then on Sat. it abruptly stopped at about the same time the wind picked up to about 20 knots and has continued to increase from there. If your not going for it...your probably going to miss out. Guessing which day is going to be the best bite has not been easy to say the least. But, after the fact, this past week was the best so far if you are counting consistent days in a row. Capt. Josh, Capt. Will, and myself fished most days from Wed.-Sat. with all of them being productive except for Sat., but still not a zero. We were averaging 4 Yellow fin Tuna per day, but that was becaue we stopped fishing for them once everyone decided they had enough. There is no telling how many we could have caught. Along with that you can add about an 8 or 9 blackfin tuna avg. which went in the box although most were released. Our big fish on Thurs. was about 130lbs. and our big fish on Friday was between 160-170lbs. on the old guessometer due to the new Marina scale still being in the box upstairs. The pictures will show the size and I will let them do the talking from here. We've got open days. The weather looks great starting about mid-week. Hopefully the tuna bite will stay red hot as we move into hopefully a warm springtime weather pattern.

Damon Mcknight
Super Strike Charters
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March 23, 2010 at 6:38am

The hunting continues to improve as we move later into the season. We've got plenty of Pintail, Teal, Gray Ducks, Widgeon and the Canvasbacks have shown up along with a few shovelers. Two guides were out today one ended with 11 birds and the other with 15. There was a little bit of early morning missing but after a box down with one duck to show for it the shooting improved. It looks like the weather for most of this week should be ducky. This is the last week of the season in the West Zone (Closes Jan. 24th) This is your chance to get that list minute duck hunt in and the hunting right now is very good.

Damon Mcknight
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January 17, 2010 at 6:01pm

Quick Hunting Report from earlier this week. We have finally gotten what we have been wanting for the past who knows how many years and that was for everything North of us to freeze. It happened and we've got a lot of ducks. The weather is extreme for sure. Earlier in the week it was the coldest I have felt it in Venice in a long time. First I will start with the Pintails. There are a bunch of them down here right now and they covered us up in two hunts earlier this week. Lots of Gray ducks, teal, widgeon, scaup, starting to see a few canvasbacks and saw about 10-12 buffleheads in the pond. We've still got open days left to hunt this season. It seems to be getting better and better as the season pushes on. If your still looking to get a good duck hunt in you've got until the 24th of Jan.

Damon Mcknight
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January 07, 2010 at 7:32am

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The second split opened up a week ago today. The hunting has been good, of course with some days being better than others. We've got a lot of birds down, they are scattered in all the different areas that we hunt. The pintail have really shown up and most of them have that double pin about 5-8 inches long. Great mounting ducks right now. Widgeon and Grays are also here in big numbers, they have their full colors as well. A few canvasback have shown up and lots of teal. Calm and beautiful weather was our only disadvantage for most of the the opening weekend. Whenever the wind doesn't blow the ducks are a lot more selective about where they land or attempt to anyway, especially the gray ducks. They will cut back flips, twisting and flipping trying to get into the decoys from way up, then as they get closer they land 40 yds. out of shooting range, other days they come right on in. The other species of ducks just don't seem to be that cautious. Capt. Josh and myself both had two different groups early in the week with mixed results. Most of the ducks shot at were grays and widgeon. We are hunting from the most comfortable way to hunt these days, especially for our area which are mud boats with surface drives. We just had a group cancel for the next four days and the weather looks like it will be about perfect for duck hunting. They are certainly going to miss out. The season ends on Jan. 24th.

Damon Mcknight
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December 26, 2009 at 7:44pm

It has been a while since our last post but we have been fishing and doing a little hunting as well. The fishing in October and November was very good. There were a lot of fish caught, the tuna bite was good and so were the wahoo. Our last trip out was last Saturday with a very good customer of ours, Dr. Ragland. He likes to fish and usually acts as if there is no such thing as weather conditions if it involves possibly not being able to go fishing. Thank goodness it was flat calm. They had a good day catching two Yellowfin tuna right at 100lbs., along with several blackfin. Of course with the way the weather is this time of the year we are limited on the number of days we can get out but when we can the fishing is usually excellent. We are looking forward to the upcoming months because this is when we get back into the triple-digit tuna and BIG Wahoo on a consistent basis. More importantly we also get to see some of our customers that we only get to see once a year, and have become good friends with since they have been fishing with us for so long. I am definitely looking forward to that and catching up. I would expect the fishing to be very good again this winter, so if you are interested in going, this is a great time of the year. We have open days left in January-March but we are filling fast so don't wait too long to reserve a spot if you are planning on it. One more thing worth mentioning for those that don't keep up with fisheries management. The Red Snapper annual catch limit should be going up from the previous year. In 2009 the limit was 2.45 mill. lbs. for the rec. sector and in 2010 it should be close to or at 3.37 mill.lbs. if this is accepted as the (ABC) since it is so close(nothing official yet). This is fairly good news for the red snapper fisherman considering the overage from last year and early assumptions of what the 2010 snapper season would have been if the ACL was not increased. I would expect to see a season close to last years season minus a few days, probably between 50-55 days using the catch data from last year. Still being able to catch two fish/per person in federal waters. Nothing official though. This new information still has to go thru the council process so only time will tell for sure, but does look promising.

Damon Mcknight
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December 07, 2009 at 9:39am

Happy Thanksgiving. The duck hunting continues to get better and better down here in South La. Yesterday was one of the first days that I have seen a lot of ducks,plus it was one of the windier days as well. The ducks weren't so much as coming into the decoys, but large droves of ducks in the v-shape moving across the sky...but way up there. . This is what we have been missing since opening day. It seems as though the ducks have arrived and are still coming. Yesterday was the first time we limited out before 7:00 a.m. We did get a late start but from the scouting trip the day before we figured we were in for a good morning. Most of the ducks that decoyed 100% were Teal, lots of blue-wings and green wings. The green wings would come thru in flocks of 10 to possibly a 100. Lots of pintail, very few with pin feathers yet. They would not decoy at first, after the limit was reached they would drop in without hesitation. The largest flock was about 30-40. The grey ducks and widgeon were plentiful as well but not as eager to drop into our decoys. Our limit was reached with 2 pintail, 1 widgeon, 1 gray duck, and 8 Blue and green winged teal. We held out as long as we could to try and add a green head or mottle duck to the bag that were buzzing around but they were just to smart for us. Tues. was a little bit different. The majority of the ducks wer gray ducks, and just like they have been doing most of the season. They will fly a straight line at the decoys, lock-in and land just outside of shooting range or circle, take a look and keep going. We ended the day with 5 grays although there was more shooting than ducks to show for our effort. The hunts continue to produce ducks. Of course some days more than others but that is what makes the good ones that much better. We still have open days to hunt, it should continue to get better. The amount of feed down here is very thick so we should hold onto the ducks that make it down, at least for a while.

Damon Mcknight
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November 26, 2009 at 9:13am

Since opening day we have hunted 4 days and so far we have 31 Grays, 4 widgeon, and 2 mottle ducks. The weather on 3 of the days were sunny and no wind, these were our most productive days. 1 day with clouds and moderate winds (ducky looking day) and it was the slowest day. On Thursday we shot an easy two man limit which consisted of 11 Gray ducks and 1 Widgeon, best hunt so far. Just about every duck that came thru wanted in, lit in the decoys, and that is what duck hunting is all about. Weather was sunny with no wind. Friday was a little slower. Weather cloudy..12 knots of wind. Our hunter was K. Krogstad jr., I want to say this was his third time duck hunting. Opportunity was there for us, but it was shortlived. As soon as we got set up we had our first single come in, he was greeted with three warning shots and knew not to come back to our area. Then we started getting a few big flocks coming in, most would just about cup up and commit, and then decide to take another circle, then come right back at us again, then pull off. They weren't flaring, that problem could have been easily fixed, they were being very cautious and flying around the dekes a couple of times before 1 or 2 would get in range. It has been this way since opening day. We slowly picked off the ones that would get close enough. We had one flock drop in from way up, I mean way up. We both saw the flock and I had just got finished saying it is very rare for a group of ducks to drop down on decoys from that high up in Venice or anywhere I have hunted for that matter, well sure enough they started flipping and twisting and down they came. While eating my words I was also thinking that was good for us because I knew for sure the ducks wanted to be where we were, but after all that they still circled a couple of times and wouldn't commit, I don't think we got any of those. Finally, a nice pair of widgeon, young but with all their colors cupped up and lit in the decoys. Got both of them. After that we had ducks come by but wouldn't give us a second look. So we went from high altitude ducks flipping and twisting trying to get into the decoys, having just about every duck that saw us wanting to get in, then to ducks flying by that wouldn't give a second look, then no ducks flying at all. We ended the day with a pair Widgeon and a pair of Grays. The ducks did not fly for very long on Fri. for us. Although I did not hunt on Saturday the report I got was lots of ducks sittin but not flying...very little movement. So far I would have to say the season has been about avg. so far. The only ducks that we have really been shooting at have been gray ducks, a few widgeon, and a couple of mottle ducks which I will take any day of the year. We have not shot at the first teal yet this season. I have seen a few flocks, but the groups of hunters that are hunting east and west of us--4 miles away are shooting all teal and a few pintail, so there here there just not coming into the area I am hunting. This will change though as we start to get more ducks down here. Teal, Pintail, and other birds like canvasbacks and redheads as the season progresses. So far the amount of birds we have looks very good, I know there are still more to come so this season should be one of the better ones. We've got grass so thick that if the wind does blow the decoys aren't moving anyway, good things the ducks want into it. We've got plenty of days open to hunt, I only see it getting better from here on out. Back at it on Monday.

Damon Mcknight
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November 22, 2009 at 8:58am

"Duck Season--2009 Opening Weekend"
It definitely wasn't ideal conditions for duck hunting but the season is only open for two months out of the year so you have to take what you get. There are a lot of birds down. On Saturday we limited out...on Sunday we got 7. Opening morning we did not see much until around 7:30 a.m. and the birds that did come to check us out acted as if they were born dodging hunters and decoys. Maybe it was the reflection of our sunglasses since it was so bright outside, I don't know what it was but they would not decoy. As the day went on they became a little less leary and started to, I wouldn't say cup up and drop in, but at least get close enough to shoot. All of our ducks on Saturday were gadwall, with the exception of 1 widgeon and on Sunday again, all gadwall with the exception of 2 mottle ducks. The flocks that did come in and give us a look were big, most of them around 10-12 in the flock, but out of that only 1 or 2 would get close enough knock-down. With the exception of the widgeon and mottle ducks, which were suicidal, most of the ducks were tough to get into the decoys, even with it being opening morning. Weather was the key factor in that. Overall, the hunting was good, lots of ducks, lots of grass. It looks like the weather will turn a little more "ducky" in the morning. We still have open dates to hunt. So far it looks like it is going to be a very good year.

Damon Mcknight
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November 16, 2009 at 12:39pm

This past Fri., Sat., and Sun., the weather couldn't have been better for late September. Capt. Bob got an overnighter off on Fri. night-Sat., with Jason Lees and friends. The night started out with mostly blackfin tuna, then YFT. They ended up with 15 blackfin, 4 Yellowfin and 4 A.J.'s. On Sunday he had the Murdock crew and they were able to get 6 YFT, 1 wahoo, and 1 dolphin. I was able to get the McClendon and Babin groups out on day trips Fri-Sat. Everyone wanted Tuna so that is what we went after. The bite was very good. Sat. was the best bite for me and my group that went 7 for 11 on YFT, broke off a small blue, and got about a 25lb. wahoo. First Wahoo I have seen in a while. The tuna bite should stay consistent as it normally does this time of the year. Most of the fish are in the 70-100lb. range. As we move deeper into fall the larger tuna will show up as well so we will have the 150+lbers in the mix. This is when you really get to see what type of physical condition you are in. There will be days that the tuna don't cooperate so we have plenty of A.J.'s and Cobia to go after also. This is one of the best times of the year to fish tuna so we are looking forward to catching plenty of fish for the rest of September and into October and November. We've got open days this month and next. The fishing should be great.

Damon McKnight
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September 23, 2009 at 6:42am
A comment titled: Kevin Hynes..best around. in response to a report titled: Mount

Kevin Hynes is probably the best in the business. 985 863 0040. Located in Pearl River about 5 miles north of Creekside school. I've got a pintail with him right now and will be dropping off two more for customers.

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January 17, 2010 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: 100% Baby Cottonmouths in response to a report titled: What kind of snake is this?

They are definitely baby cottonmouths. Once they get older they turn darker and fatter. You must have a drainage ditch or something similar to that in the area.

September 10, 2009 at 9:32pm
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