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The catfish bite has slowed considerably. Had to resort to running a couple of cut bait trot lines to make up for the lack of rod and reel activity.

May 25 at 10:11pm

More pics from the Locust Bayou fishing trip.

May 07 at 8:50pm

My daughter Brooke Allen, her husband Sam and kids Ava and Baylor had a very successful red fishing trip down at Locust Bayou today. They fished several different spots without much success, until they hit Locust Bayou. They battled bull reds and bull black drum almost non stop for several hours. Shrimp, crawfish and cracked crab were the bait. Bright sunshine and almost calm conditions, made for a very enjoyable and memorable day of fishing with the family.

May 07 at 8:46pm

My 78 year old dad, Raymond Aucoin, has been out of commission (fishing wise) for nearly a year. I was honored to take him down to Bayou Dularge this morning and serve as his personal photographer and his chief deck hand. He proceeded to land one big bull red after another, just like he has done for many, many years. He caught the first bull red 15 seconds after casting out the first line. It was just that kind of day for him and I loved every moment of it! If you don't think the man was on fire, check out the photo of the 20 lb bull red with the spots aligned to read 'RA', you know like 'Raymond Aucoin'. The man was even catching personalized fish! Haha! Seriously though, it was a very enjoyable day getting my dad back on the water where he truly belongs!

April 25 at 9:32pm

Well after Baylor's Mom and big sister put it on him last week catching the most and biggest cat fish, Baylor set out yesterday to regain his title. Brooke and Ava, stayed home and gave him a chance to redeem himself, while his dad, Sam and I were his deckhands. Baylor responded with the biggest catfish of the day and even a rare sheepshead for the most exotic fish of the day. All is right with the world, as Baylor has once again become, 'THE FISHMASTER'! Take your kids out fishing, it really is a blast!

April 18 at 8:33am

I don't think we will be changing Baylor's nickname from 'Fish Master' to 'Eel Master' any time soon!! Haha! He hauled in this big sucker and then did not want to have much to do with him once he got in the boat!

April 12 at 9:49pm

My daughter Brooke, decided to join us on an impromtu afternoon fishing trip. Baylor 'Fishmaster' Allen and big sister Ava Allen were co captains for the trip down to Fool's Point. It was very windy, but still pleasant weather. Using river shrimp, we were able to catch enough for a nice meal in a couple of hours. Brooke caught the biggest catfish of the day, Ava had the second biggest and The Fishmaster caught a huge eel. Great fun with my loved ones.

April 12 at 9:44pm

My 6 year old grandson Baylor 'The Fishmaster' Allen had a blast reeling in some nice freshwater cats at Fool's Point near Berwick last week. Check out the action pics I took. What a joy it is to experience his excitement with each and every catch.

April 07 at 10:40pm

Tired of looking at pics all of those big bull reds on the site. Decided now that hog season was over, it was time to get us some! Randy Levingston and I traded our hunting weapons, for rod and reels and headed down to Dularge. We quickly each hooked up with nice 20 pound plus bulls, but just as quickly found them hard to find for the rest of the afternoon. Beautiful day to fish though, light winds, bright sunshine, life is GOOD!

April 07 at 10:25pm

My six year old grandson Baylor Allen really put it on his Pop and Grandpa. We took Baylor fishing Sunday down to Halter's Island. He caught 6 reds and two nice freshwater catfish. His biggest red was 26 inches long and 7.50 lbs. Let's just say my Dad and I caught less than Baylor did...a lot less! Haha! We fished with shrimp and Gulp. Nothing like listening to your grandson talking smack all morning. It was like 'Hey Pop, I am the FISH MASTER!!!'

What a great day it was, with 3 generations having a good time on the water.

March 08 at 4:48pm

We got this buck on game camera on 1/15/16 at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. The antlers appear to be in velvet of some sort. Not sure what it is exactly. Anyone ever see anything like this before at this time of the season?

January 25 at 11:01am

My good buddy Nelson Dupre shot this beautiful buck on a recent trip to Texas. The coloring on the head is awesome in my opinion.

January 06 at 8:53pm

Lot's of nice bucks were taken in recent weeks at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. Pictured is one taken by my buddy Randy Levingston. Check out my blog Public Rambling in the coming days for details.

November 30, 2015 at 7:39pm

I have posted many successful reports about fishing in Dularge, unfortunately this is not one of them. My son in law Sam took his son Baylor and a couple of buddies from Georgia to try to catch some bull reds and black drum. They called ahead to be sure Jugg's had some crabs for their bait. They were assured that there were plenty. Problem is when they got to the landing a short time later, no one was answering the phone and the door was locked. They decided to launch anyway and hoped to find a crabber to sell them some small crabs to use for bait. As luck would have it, not a crabber was found and they resorted to using Gulp for bait. That did work out very well and they only caught 2 small black drum. Their fortunes did change the next 2 days as they tried Locust Bayou and hit the bull reds big time. - See more at:

November 18, 2015 at 11:06am

In early November, my son in law Sam Allen, took his two buddies, Matt Garrett and Michael Davis, who are from Georgia, out for 3 days of fishing for bull reds. After the first day did not work out in Bayou Dularge, they decided to try going down the Atchafalaya river to Locust Bayou. In the next 2 days of fishing, they caught all the big bull reds and bull black drum they could handle. They also had many more break off the 30 lb test line and steel leaders. It seemed the big fish were stacked up in their location. They used live crabs for bait. The guys from Georgia had a blast and plan to come back again next year to try this again. -

November 18, 2015 at 11:04am

The bow season is in full swing down at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. We have been off to a slow start relative to our deer sightings, but I did arrow a nice hog on a recent trip. That was quite a thrilling hunt for me and you can read more on my column Public Ramblings link

October 29, 2015 at 6:55pm

We have made a few more scouting trips down to the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. The last one was particularly nice as the weather was very cool and the bugs laid down somewhat. Finding increased sign and trails. The last trip showed that some of the ponds now have water in them. Last few trips they were bone dry. Snakes were plentiful, which is to be expected at this time of year. Still hoping for a nice cool front for the opener on October 1st.

September 16, 2015 at 9:54pm

My buddy David and I took a scouting trip down to the Atchafalaya Delta WMA early this morning. We saw 3 does and 10 million mosquitos and deer flies. The vegetation, as expected, is very thick and makes walking quite a chore at spots. The main thing we noticed is that due to the high water, quite a few new sand bars have popped up. This morning was high tide and the water has just begun to drop. When it finally bottoms out and we have a low tide period we can really see what we are facing. I would advise anyone venturing down the river to not cut any corners and be prepared for some new, very shallow spots. You might want to update your GPS tracks on a low tide day, because when it is dark and or foggy, the trip there and back may be quire perilous.

August 24, 2015 at 10:47am

If you have never heard the screams of delight from little ones trying to crank in huge bull reds or bull black drum....well you should! It is so much fun to watch them do battle with those big fish. In some cases the fish actually weighs as much as the little fisherman. We had a blast once again down in Dularge. Grandkids Baylor and Ava and their dad, Sam, caught several big bull reds and some bull black drum this morning. It was not nearly as hot as we thought it would be, with a constant nice breeze keeping the temps down.

August 10, 2015 at 5:41pm

Took the family fishing down to Dularge this morning. The kids hooked up on some nice bull reds and bull black drum. My grandson Baylor's 6th birthday is Wednesday and he has made this an annual fishing trip on the week of his birthday. His sister Ava did land the biggest bull red, but Baylor also caught a very nice red as well as several black drum. As usual for Dularge, it was a very fun trip.

August 10, 2015 at 5:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou black in response to a report titled: Bayou black

Glad you boys are finally getting along! Haha! No reason to get so testy. Opinions are exactly what we want here. if they were all the same, it would be very BORING! More many days 'til deer season???

June 15 at 10:02pm
A comment titled: Re: The \'MAN\' is back! in response to a report titled: The 'MAN' is back!

Here is the 'initial fish' before he released it.

April 26 at 3:39pm

I am born and raised in Morgan City. Fished and hunted all of my life in the area. Check out my reports on this site as well as my column Public Rambling the link is I can probably tell you anything you need to know about this area if you would like.

April 16 at 12:24pm
A comment titled: Re: \'The Wimps/ Machos Survey\' in response to a report titled: 'The Wimps/ Machos Survey'

I hear ya' JB. I WANT to hang all my antlers in the attic, because it is the perfect place for them! My wife agrees. By the way, did I mention that I have been married for 39 years? I must be doing something right...

March 02 at 4:16pm

It also freezes my computer. It actually does it as soon as I get on the site as I am scrolling through the reports.

January 29 at 12:09pm
A comment titled: Re: What is this? in response to a report titled: What is this?

Haaahaaa! I do have a few openings in my appointment book!

January 26 at 12:50pm
A comment titled: Re: First Deer in response to a report titled: First Deer

Congratulations! Great story and great buck. Sounds like you and your husband earned that deer. What a memory this will be for both of you.

January 05 at 9:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Jeremy Dubose 8pt in response to a report titled: Jeremy Dubose 8pt

Great story. Great buck!

December 25, 2015 at 10:27pm

What a buck! Amazing!

December 25, 2015 at 10:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Sons first deer in response to a report titled: Sons first deer

Good job buddy!

December 10, 2015 at 5:44am
A comment titled: Re: 12 point in response to a report titled: 12 point

What a beautiful buck! Congrats!

December 09, 2015 at 12:18pm

Great job Brady and congratulations to you!

December 06, 2015 at 8:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Gray Allums Buck in response to a report titled: Gray Allums Buck

Gray you are the MAN!!!

December 06, 2015 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: Re: public land giant in response to a report titled: public land giant

That is an awesome buck! Congrats!

December 06, 2015 at 8:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Atchafalaya Delta WMA in response to a report titled: Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Perfect advice from Wintertime. The 'inside' route is far safer for you when launching from Berwick. Try it for the first time during daylight hours.

November 19, 2015 at 7:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Best light weight camo rain gear in response to a report titled: Best light weight camo rain gear

Man this is an old post! The Gamehide was OK. It was comfortable enough, but not 100% waterproof. also It picked up a lot of those stickers that come out in the winter. Those things are near impossible to get off. Still have not found what I was looking for...hey maybe I will write a song...Haha!

November 17, 2015 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Re: moderatorators in response to a report titled: moderatorators

I am pulling them down as fast as I can find them. Quite a few today though.

July 12, 2015 at 9:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Where is the deer? in response to a report titled: Where is the deer?

Haaahaaa! Get those eyes checked before deer season!

July 08, 2015 at 5:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Where is the deer? in response to a report titled: Where is the deer?

Just one. If you have the capability to blow up the pic it makes it easier to find it.

July 08, 2015 at 4:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Where is the deer? in response to a report titled: Where is the deer?

Tuff you got it! There is a portion of the body also showing between your 2 boxes. Good job bro!

July 08, 2015 at 4:03pm
Boutte, LA

Runs well, but does need a new lower unit. I use it with steering but I can put the tiller handle back on it if desired. I bought this motor new in 20008. Make offer.

November 12, 2015 at 1:44pm
Boutte, LA


I am selling my 2 Summit Viper climbers. They both have the climbing stirrups to facilitate the sit down-stand up climbing procedure. Both are in good shape and are very comfortable up in the tree. $150 each or both for $250 firm price.

July 08, 2013 at 3:46pm