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May 24, 2013 at 10:02am

Please remove if this is against guidelines but I have had members email me wanting me to bring this out!

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Click on new website link for shopping cart!I have a sale on everything for Friday only and you must email me at swamppro@yahoo.com with product name and you will get a special price that will not be advertised as it is that low!! Ex: Garmin 540s complete new system $525.00!!!!!!

Have a happy Thanksgiving
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November 26, 2009 at 11:08am

Decided last night I wanted to make a trip down south to get my sleigh ride itch taken care of. Woke up this morning to absolutely no wind and clean clean water! Loaded up the kayak with the fly rod and a spinning rod and an icechest with water and plenty ice. Water was as slick as it can get and you could see the nervousness of the water before I got to the first pond. When I made the first turn I got my rod ready and stood up and started poling with the paddle to see what I could find. All around the pond you could see spots where fish were stirring but no tailing going on. Poled out to a spot in the center and put my cajun anchor down and it was on. First cast with the gold spoon landed a 26" red! Nice... will it last or is it a suicide fish? When he took off the water exploded as it was full of them. Just about every cast produced a red. We started releasing reds at 18" as my parents wanted some big reds for the grill. We were in the pond for about 6am and done with our limits withing 45 min tops! We stayed for awhile trying topwater baits but they would just blowup behind them or nudge them. Throw the spoon and hold on. Well, we left them biting as we wanted to go check out some other cuts and so on. Same thing, pole around and sure enough another big red just swimming along in the clear water. Just catch and release time. Could not have asked for a better trip. Beautiful weather and being towed all over in a kayak by bull reds all morning was great.

I know many people have caught big reds in other boats but in a kayak is an experience everyone should try once, you will be hooked.You know how a bull red can turn the bow of a bay boat easily or pull a flat boat around. Imagine sitting in a 50-60lb kayak in a foot of water and hook into a bull red! Unbelievable ride. Where ever he wants to go you go for a ride until you stick an anchor. A kayak is as stealth as it gets. I do not know how many reds I paddle up to that you could pretty much poke with a paddle or try and net. You can go back in the smallest of cuts and most kayaks you can stand in and sight fish. I stand in mine 90% of the time and use my paddle to pole around the shallows. You get so close to nature and experience things that you could never do in a conventional boat. Try it sometime as you will be hooked I guarantee it! I am!
Check out www.bckfc.org for information on kayaking and upcoming tournaments and ask any questions you may have in the forums.

July 20, 2008 at 7:55pm

Guys and gals,

Last night (July 5th) my friend and I went to Seabrook about 6pm to fish out of our kayaks. These are not small kayaks as they are almost 15' and can carry 600lbs. We have led stern lights, rod holders, and I even have a Garmin 545s on one of them. Very safe boats to say the least. I have met many great people there in boats and on shore.

Last night was the exception. While we were anchored in 20' of water on the Lakeshore Dr side a Skeeter bayboat thought it was fun to run up on us. We waved him off and he proceeded to keep doing it running in circles about 40 yards infront of us. Yes, the kayaks can handle waves well but when you run wide open and turn hard over right infront over and over again you throw a huge wake. We shined lights right at him and he kept doing it and I know they saw us. Well, my friends kayak started filling quick as he kept taking water over the sides very quickly. He started throwing me things as he knew he was going to go down. Well, he did. When the boat went under the bow went up and the Skeeter hauled butt. He grabbed onto the back of my kayak and laid ontop of the other one and I towed him in slowly as he was getting worn out quick. We yelled over to two fisherman in a flat boat once we got close and he brought my friend and other kayak to shore.

We called Coast Guard and they told us to get all numbers for the boat and they were on the way. We waited and everytime the Skeeter would come in the launch he would see us and turn away and run back out. Well, they finally came in and we told them Coast Guard was on the way and they paniced trying to get the boat loaded. If they did not have 12-14 people in that 20' boat they did not have any. Well, Coast Guard came through Seabrook and they ran the boat on the tailer and tried to haul out, boat sideways and all just in time for Wildlife and Fisheries to pull up and block them off.

We all talked and the boat owners excuse was it was a new boat and he is trying to learn how to run it.There were also other boats that complained about him as well how he kept running up on people. Pretty lame excuse when you could have killed someone. He knew what he did wrong and did not say I am sorry or anything.

The sport of kayaking is getting very big down here and you see more and more on the water everyday. Treat them just like any other boat. Slow down when coming up on them when passing or fishing. I know when I see someone fishing I paddle out the way to not disturb as well.

Please be careful out there and have a great week ahead.

July 06, 2008 at 2:01pm

When:
Saturday March 15th

Where:
Boudreaux's Motel
Leeville, LA

The date has been set, PaddlePalooza V is on its way!! It is going to be a little different from last years tournament.

First there will be no team competition. One of the reason this was taken out is because we are now allowing all hook and line catches, this includes using live, dead, and artificial baits, (fall'n tide will be this year's arit only tournament) so we expect there to be more fish caught and more slams put together.

Also there is now a two species minimum to enter the Cajun Slam and Trash Slam categories. Since I decided to add this rule I have also added a "heavy red" category, only slot reds qualify for this division no fish equal to or greater than 27" will be allowed.

The trash slam category will be made up of Black Drum, Sheepshead, and White trout.

There are now minimum lengths required for all fish entered. Flounder and sheepshead must be 10" and the white trout must be 12". It makes me sad to see when "sportsman" kill game that can't be eaten. Thus the reason for the size requirements, anything smaller would be a waste of time to put on ice. Of course the legal Louisiana size limits will apply as well.

January 19, 2008 at 10:44am

When:
Saturday March 15th

Where:
Boudreaux's Motel
Leeville, LA

The date has been set, PaddlePalooza V is on its way!! It is going to be a little different from last years tournament.

First there will be no team competition. One of the reason this was taken out is because we are now allowing all hook and line catches, this includes using live, dead, and artificial baits, (fall'n tide will be this year's arit only tournament) so we expect there to be more fish caught and more slams put together.

Also there is now a two species minimum to enter the Cajun Slam and Trash Slam categories. Since I decided to add this rule I have also added a "heavy red" category, only slot reds qualify for this division no fish equal to or greater than 27" will be allowed.

The trash slam category will be made up of Black Drum, Sheepshead, and White trout.

There are now minimum lengths required for all fish entered. Flounder and sheepshead must be 10" and the white trout must be 12". It makes me sad to see when "sportsman" kill game that can't be eaten. Thus the reason for the size requirements, anything smaller would be a waste of time to put on ice. Of course the legal Louisiana size limits will apply as well.

January 19, 2008 at 10:41am

I would like to wish all my friends here a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Southshore Marine Services, LLC and my family including the new little man of the house.

December 23, 2007 at 2:18pm

Had a fun time fighting this ugly thing when looking for trout. After the picture was taken he was let loose to bust some more lines and make some babies. I could imagine the worms in that thing!

November 29, 2007 at 3:09pm

I just wanted to wish everyone good luck and be safe out there on the water today hunting. Yesterday looked like a hunting boat show going down the highway with all the flat boats and pirogues. Get some limits and be safe.

November 10, 2007 at 6:45am

Got the little man in camo already!

September 20, 2007 at 7:04pm

Made it down to Fourchon Beach to find trash everywhere including the trashy people on the beach, idiots stuck in the sand, and huge waves. Launched off of hwy one to try and find some protection from the wind but still plenty. Ended up getting a rat red, a big doormat going almost an even 5lbs and my wife caught her first speck on her maiden voyage. She is now hooked and wants a better yak with rudder and the rod holders.
Well, as I said before today was the maiden voyage for my wife. Horrible conditions with wind and heat had me worried that she would hate it. So I loaded up my kingfish for her to give a try today. When she first got in the wind aggrivated her at first but she addapted quick. She followed me around some and we went in the marsh and found a pond that looked nice. Well, after awhile she said she wanted to stand up and stretch her legs. I thought she meant go to land and we were done. Low and behold I look over again and she just stands up and starts casting away! I never stood that easy in that boat. She starts casting and then while standing up reaches over gets the cajun anchor and sticks that in the scupper and goes at it somemore. She said she would rather stand and cast as its nice to look around. Needless to say she said she can't wait to go again and wants to look at a yak with rudder. She made my day, to see her smile and enjoy herself doing something I love so much! I think I fell in love all over again!

September 10, 2007 at 3:36pm

HOOK-A-CURE Fishing Rodeo

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Breton Sound Marina

The Louisiana Chapter is teaming up with huntnfish.com to help improve the lives of over 30,000 children and young adults across the U.S. that are living with cystic fibrosis at the third annual Hook-A-Cure Fishing Rodeo taking place at Breton Sound Marina on Saturday, October 13, 2007.

Join us for some great fishing and a fantastic angler’s party while helping to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by CF. Anglers of all ages and skill level are invited to participate for a donation of $30 (adult) and $15 (children under 18) and the donation is 100% tax deductible!

Hook A Cure
After a day of fishing Anglers will enjoy food, music and fun while the catch is weighed in. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including Redfish – over and under 27”, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder and Drum as well as a special prize for the child’s redfish with the most spots. The grand prize for our “Master Angler” is a pair of American Airline tickets! Fishing is from Safe Light until 2 pm. Weigh-in will be from noon-2 pm. All anglers must be registered before they begin fishing and all fish must be weighed by 2:00 p.m.! Anglers can register at Breton Sound Marina from 6am until 8 am the day of the rodeo.

Contact us for more information at (504-455-5194) or e-mail louisiana@cff.org.

September 07, 2007 at 6:37am

It must be nice to have no worries at all. Even the dog was snuggled up before I snapped a pic!

August 17, 2007 at 10:16pm

Thats right an 8.5lb'er! But, not a fish, my son!! Best 8.5lb anything I have landed so far. Shane Gabriel Jones was 8.5lbs and 20.5in born 6/8/07 at 5:54am. Everyone welcome the newest fisherman aboard! Mom and Shane are doing great and home already!

June 09, 2007 at 7:55pm

Are there still people catching sharks in the lake? Thinking about taking wife and stepson out there to try our luck tonight just for fun..

February 19, 2007 at 4:10pm

Went out for my first trip in the new ride Tuesday and had a blast. Caught 3 reds, one over 27" and 2 right below. Totally different experience in a yak as its quiet and when you get hooked up hold on! Its like a trolling motor with a mind of its own.

January 03, 2007 at 1:59pm

Southshore Marine Services, LLC is fully up and running after these two terrible storms. We still have the lowest prices on marine electronics around and will travel anywhere for installation or service. Visit the site www.southshoremarineservices.com or call anytime (504)281-3268

You can also catch me on www.huntnfish.com

October 10, 2005 at 9:53am
A comment titled: Sheepies in response to a report titled: 1st Annual Sheepshead Tournament

I will definitely be fishing this!! The outcast tournaments are a just a bunch of kayakers getting together for some fun and usually spark up a grill or something after. Also be sure to check out lpbkfc.com. This is the newest kayaking club based on Lake Pontchartrain.

See everyone there!!!!

January 03, 2013 at 7:43pm
A comment titled: PP8 in response to a report titled: Paddle Palooza 8

If I am not mistaken there will be close to 180 kayakers registered now. For anyone interested in kayak fishing this is a great opportunity to come and see plenty different models first hand and see what is out there.

Cajun, give me a ring on my cell and we can talk more about the fliers.

March 24, 2011 at 5:55am
A comment titled: Capt. JLT in response to a report titled: CAPTAIN JOHN L. TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

Last time I saw him was alittle over a month ago at the lodge. I was fishing down that way and he told me to stop by. I ended up fixing a couple things on his Triton and we went to lunch. He insisted on me staying the night and go fishing. He knows I have three boys and I told him I had to get back to Metairie. Now he insisted that my wife and kids come down as he has not seen my wife in awhile. I met him many years ago with a bunch of friends with one of the legendary Bungles as well. I can still here him yelling 'Odis!!!! get over here!!' When he would be running around outside. Those 2 were meant for each other. He was a great friend and would offer you the shirt off his back. Still makes me laugh thinking about the stickers on the back of his truck about passing!!! God bless Capt!!!! I will be at the wake as well.

December 19, 2010 at 8:42am
A comment titled: Capt John in response to a report titled: Capt. JLT has left us

Capt. John was a great man and I have spent many of weekends down at his lodge. He will certainly be missed! God Bless

December 18, 2010 at 9:57am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Recommend an electronics installer?

Thanks guys for the recommendations of me. I would be happy to help. You may call me or email me at swamppro@yahoo.com and we can setup a time and place.

May 26, 2010 at 6:36pm
A comment titled: transducer in response to a report titled: Lowrance X135

Transducer problem. Both of the x135 units are connected to one transducer. You need to find where the transducer is to start

March 27, 2010 at 5:13pm
A comment titled: Wonder Dog in response to a report titled: As Promised: Eulogy for Odis

JLT I feel your pain. Very touching. Everyone that knows you knew that Otis was your best friend and will always be. The times I have been down to Buras Otis was always at your side, especially when you were cooking. He would be sniffing that table just waiting patiently. Better than my 3 kids! I even ran in to you 2 at Becnel's picking up some goodies and Otis was yet at your side. Keep your chin up and remember the good times. It takes a big man to do what had to be done with Otis and never regret or doubt that. He is in a better place now and he will always be on your boat at your side side in the truck. Hope to see you soon!

March 13, 2010 at 8:51am
A comment titled: install in response to a report titled: VHF Radio Install

I would be happy to do it for you. What do you have and what kind of boat?

February 27, 2010 at 1:23pm
A comment titled: e tec in response to a report titled: opinions on the new evinrude e-tec 25 hp outboard motor?

Just make sure you are close to a warranty service center as you will learn to know them on a first name basis

December 12, 2009 at 6:42pm
A comment titled: In our Prayers in response to a report titled: A tragic loss

Capt. Barry was a true sportsman that will be missed by many people. His wife, children, and long time friend Ct will be in my family's prayers. My heart goes out to them. God bless ya'll

November 25, 2008 at 10:45pm
A comment titled: the same engines in response to a report titled: Go Devil Question for you Guys

Mudbuddy, Gator Tail, and Go Devil all use the same motors. Its either a Kohler or Briggs Vanguard. How old is the gas? Was a compression test and leak down done? Has it been sitting for a long time?

August 21, 2008 at 1:26am
A comment titled: Correct. in response to a report titled: Becareful at Seabrook

I did not like the outcome of that but they are going to court as there was more than $500.00 were of things lost. Thats the only thing that ticks me off. So, if my friend would have died then he would have gotten a ticket?

July 07, 2008 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: I agree in response to a report titled: Becareful at Seabrook

Jail time should be spent. I am a very forgiving person if it was on accident and an apology was given, but none were. Some people just don't know how to act thats all. The kayaks handle wakes very well. I have been in big seas believe me. But, when some fool is running around rght up on you its different. I could have thrown my rod into his boat easily. When you have waves like that hitting at different angles its rocky. The kayaks I have are very stable that most of the time I stand and flyfish out of them.

July 06, 2008 at 7:50pm
A comment titled: Thanks again in response to a report titled: Becareful at Seabrook

I also want to say thanks again for the help from the 2 guys in the flat. They even wanted to go back out and get whatever floated out the yak. We will see ya'll soon and thank you again!

July 06, 2008 at 2:04pm
A comment titled: good job in response to a report titled: Capt. Rory Rorison / Fishing with the King

Beautiful trout there Capt. Looks like the new boat is a fish killer as well!

July 06, 2008 at 10:26am
A comment titled: sharks in response to a report titled: I need lunch.

Yep, plenty of them bulls in Lake P. Just go to Seabrook and sink a mullet and watch what happens! Tons there

June 23, 2008 at 9:38pm
A comment titled: install in response to a report titled: MOUNTING VFH RADIO

A couple of things that I would do differently and can still be done with this install. Raise the antenna to the top of the rail. The higher the antenna better the range. Also, where the cable comes out of the console, mount a stainless steel clam shell over it with silicone and make a drip loop in the cable. Just a couple of tips to make it last alittle longer and cleaner

June 15, 2008 at 12:55pm
A comment titled: vhf install in response to a report titled: Need Help

Bob...

Leave about 5-6' of coax and you are cool. Do NOT coil up the extra cable. Very bad and lose range. Take the extra Tie wrap it with other wiring. If you do not know how to solder Boaters World has crimp on PL259 connectors that work great. They are gold in color. Make sure you silicone all the penetrations into the console. Also if you are using a small stainless whip by Shakespeare (5240r or 5241r) make sure when you thread the antenna base onto the mount you twist the cable with it as it will twist off the antenna if not. Hope this helps.

June 15, 2008 at 6:30am
A comment titled: Mudbuddy all the way in response to a report titled: Shallow Water Boat Motor

I like the Mudbuddy setups. First thing with any of them is get rid of the stock exhaust. Its very restrictive and does not last on any manufacture surface drive. There is going to be one at Boater's World this evening and tomorrow for a sale going on. 18' boat, 35hp Mudbuddy and trailer for $9999.95 Thats a great deal if you ask me.

April 26, 2008 at 7:37am
A comment titled: I will help ya...... in response to a report titled: You're the Expert

I will be happy to show you where plenty reds and trout are after the 3pm weigh in! hehe See ya soon

March 09, 2008 at 3:40pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

I am selling a used 2014 Feelfree Lure 11.5 Desert Camo kayak that has been used less than 10 times. It is 11.5' long by 36' wide which makes this kayak very easy to stand and fish out of. Kayak looks brand new. It comes with famed Gravity seat that is adjustable and removeable, Toe pilot rudder system, and anchor trolley. This is a perfect kayak for standing and fishing in the Louisiana marsh. I can easily stand and paddle or fish even with my 7 yr old with me. It has 2 factory rod holders and also has the wheel in the keel for easy transport. Center console for dry storage and tracks on gunnels front and rear for easy rigging. If you are looking for a kayak for standing up sight fishing or flyfishing this is the kayak for that. You can also text me at 504 491 89zero7 Or email me at swamppro@yahoodotcom Price is firm as this kayak is practically brand new and if bought new would be around $1500.00

September 12, 2014 at 8:05am