First off I have to give credit to Capt. Bill Lake of Bayou Guide Service, what a classy guy. I haven't fish in a while with all of the hunting and Mardi Gras festivities, so I shot the Capt. an email asking if could give me a general idea of where to fish as he has been posting so great reports. Within 15 minutes he called me and starting giving me exact locations of where the fish were. I was so impressed at how much info he was willing to release, if you need a guide I would highly recommend him just from this experience. Now to the fishing, we struggled for sac-a-lait as the Capt. said we would with the dirty water that has moved in. However, the bass fishing was wonderful, we morked them over on watermelon red flukes, just letting it free float then twitching every once in a while and the bass would attack. Never caugth the real big ones but the majority were solid 1.5-2 lb fish. Released the bigger ones and kept a few for a Mardi Gras afternoon fish fry. Good Luck Fishing and thanks again Capt. and I owe you a deer hunt.
A memory of a lifetime. My dad (closest friend and hunting buddy) invited me along with a few close friends including Capt Ricky of Speck Chaser Charters to make a muzzleloader hunt in Oklahoma the past 3 days with him. We have a deer lease in between Clinton and Amite and spend every Weekend hunting togther there so I was thrilled at the opportunity to see some new terrain and spend time with my dad. Dad had killed a doe and a very nice eight and I had killed 2 does by Sunday afternoon. Our last hunt monday morning, I asked dad why don't you come sit with me. It has been years since we actually hunted togther in the same stand. Well, we decide that is the plan we get to our spot get set up and at about 8:30 we see our first deer and (limit in Oklahma is 2 does and 1 buck) I am thinking it is a doe but dad glasses it and says it is a big eight. Well at 123 yards I squeeze the trigger and a huge cloud of smoke slowly clears to my heart ready to jump out my chest and some heavy breathing. We wait a little while and start making our way to where the deer was standing when I shot and no sign of a hit. Now my heart is sinking, so we both head different directions and start making small horshoes to try and find anything that would resemble a hit. 30 yards into my horseshoe and I hear the grass moving in front of me and see horns moving. I lowered the muzzeloader and finished him off. Wow!! what a feeling after a few hugs, some loud victory screams and some shed tears I had my largest buck to date and I got to share the whole hunt with my dad who I was in stand with when I killed my first buck at 8 years old. This memory is at the top of my list and I can't wait to make these memories with my 14 month old when the time is right. Thanks again Dad!
I hunt in St. Helena parish between Mount Pelier and Clinton and I was wondering if any of you have experienced seeing a spotted fawn that had to be less than 20 lbs this late in the season. On Friday, the 31st I had a very small spotted fawn come within 5 yards of my ground blind. I was in shock as that is last thing I expected to see. I never did see Momma. Also, besides the fawn, 2 does were seen this weekend. Deer sightings and sign has really diminished over the last couple of weeks.
Happy New Year,
The fishing has really been on the last couple weeks in bayou black. I enjoyed fishing with a great customer on Tuesday 7-20-2010. We fished till about 11:00, catching lots of goggle eye, a few bass and sac a lait for laginappe. All of the fish were caught about 2 ft deep on blue-white and black and chartruse tube jigs. This saturday I really enjoyed fishing with my best bud and fishing partner and did very well. We only fished till about 9:30 and really left them biting. My ole man was a little rusty on his freshwater water skills as he forgot this is not 3-4 lb trout we were catching. LoL. Once he got the hang again he put me to shame on Blue and white tube jigs again about 2 ft deep. I really enjoyed the great fishing with my dad and can't wait to do it again. I will be checking out for a couple weeks as the new fishermen of the family will be born very soon. Good luck fishing!
Wow! Through some friendly conversation my dad and I were able to become friends with a couple of guys from Alabama. We decided to trade fishing trips for them to take us deer Hunting on there lease in Sumeter County Alabama. Well, we were able to put them on some of Louiana's finest fishing and they inturn repaid us with a hunt of a lifetime. My dad and I were both able to successfully bag good bucks. I killed an average buck for there land and thought I was going to be able to finally out do the ol man but he really came through with a magnificient 200 plus 7 point with a broken browtine. The antlers measured 25.5 inches from the base of the skull to the top of the mainbeam. I can never thank these guys enough for the opportunity to kill my biggest buck and be with my dad (best friend and hunting partner) when he killed such a beast. Both deer came out by themselves but were definately looking for a lady friend.
Had a wonderful time this weekend with my wife and good friends. All fish caught on gold spoons and flukes behind Lumcon in lower Cocodrie. Had to work hard to fill the box but patience is a virtue. On Friday, My wife and I got an early start but there was no easy limits coming. Finished at 11:00 with out limits of Reds. Saturday fished with my buddy Eddie and same story. Working the ponds in about 1 to 2 foot of water. You literally had to hit them in the face with the bait to make them bite. Good luck fishing!