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|Another season of spotty duck hunting comes to a close
January 31 at 5:00 pm
Over the weekend, many East Zone hunters were greeted with fog and temperatures reflective of a nice late March morning when they headed to their blinds. Winds were on the lighter side as another cool front stalled to the north without making a push down to the Gulf of Mexico.
Most considered it par for the course, another dip in the roller coaster ride we’ve grown accustomed to when it comes to Louisiana winters. Though many fronts did manage to push through and bring new ducks to the state, hunters without food resources to hold them continued to struggle as the 2013 hunting season came to a close.
| Follow these tips for late-season duck limits
January 04 at 12:00 pm
Ducks hunters across Louisiana knew this season could be a tough one, especially in Southeast Louisiana where Hurricane Isaac came through and stripped out most of the submerged aquatic vegetation that attracts and holds ducks. The first split in many areas was better than expected, especially in areas that retained some of the feed that Isaac didn’t kill or areas that had a freshwater source and were able to regenerate some feed before the ducks arrived.
Most of that feed is now gone and the second split has been bleak, with very slow hunting in most areas. Even hunting around frontal passages has been difficult.
So with several weeks left in the season, is it time to hang it up and wait for next year? For a dedicated duck hunter, the answer is “no” — but you will have to change your tactics to succeed in filling limits of these Houdini ducks!
|Rolling with the punches - Duck-hunting tactics for late-season success
January 01 at 7:00 am
You've had a good opening to the duck season. But now the season has been underway a while and you haven't had any cold fronts or strong south winds to bring in new birds or shake things up. They sky is blue-bird clear, and has been for days. The water is so calm you can float a saucer on it.
There are no ducks, at least not on your lease. You know they are somewhere, but they aren't where you are.
|Latest front expected to bolster number of opening-weekend ducks
November 07, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Timely fronts should make for a decent opening weekend
As another well-timed cold front settles into the Bayou State, it hopefully brings with it a new wave of migrators riding the stout northerly winds. This should help reinforce the ducks having come through en masse following the strong front and full moon during the last weekend of October.
Though temperatures are forecast to warm up by this weekend’s opener, hunters across the state have been encouraged by what’s already arrived.
|Lazy Limits — Venice duck-hunting tactics
November 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
The LSU-Ole Miss showdown wasn’t exactly a nail-biter. But our “tailgater” had Doc’s Venice houseboat fairly rocking and rolling with whoops and cheers as the Tigers put a 52-3 stomping on the Rebels.
And we weren’t the only ones celebrating. Half the houseboats around us also erupted in whoops and cheers. Complete bedlam reigned around us, and in short order many of these celebrants joined us for deer nachos, boiled crabs and grilled redfish — to say nothing of the keg Doc had so thoughtfully provided for the occasion.
|Pike’s Picks —Best fishing locations for Delacroix
November 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
“One fish. Two fish. Red fish. Blue fish. Black fish. Blue fish. Old fish. New fish. This one has a little star. This one has a little car. Say! What a lot of fish there are.” Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss could have been counting fish in Delacroix Island when he penned those words about the wide variety of fish in the sea. There certainly are red fish and black fish and bluish-colored catfish, and long fish and flat fish and spotted seatrout fish.
We even have fish Dr. Seuss couldn’t imagine: fish called sheepshead and fish called drum, gaff-top, croaker, cigar or runt. Unladylike lady fish stealing your bait, banana fish, crab crunchers, snapper and spades.
Quite the variety of fish God has made.
|Conditions look good for teal-season opener despite Hurricane Isaac's passing
September 12, 2012 at 9:30 am
As we enter the final days before the 2012 teal season, there’s much to look forward to for most hunters across the Bayou State. Record drought to our north has combined with record numbers of birds reported to be winging south this fall. Further, late-summer rains have helped bail out much of our state from its drought, making for promising conditions for most of the state.
Unfortunately, Southeast Louisiana took quite a hit from Hurricane Isaac’s passing just as we tried to close the books on August. Nevertheless birds are showing up statewide, including the storm-ravaged marshes of the southeast, aided by a timely cool front having just come through over the weekend.
|Chug’n Spook sure to be favorite
June 29, 2012 at 10:00 am
Is anything sacred any more?
Yes and no.
A prime example is the revered Heddon Spook, which for more than half a century has done its walk-the-dog act to trigger so many strikes coast to coast and around the world. As Heddon Lures would say, it was like capturing lightning in a bottle when retrieved in the hands of a skilled angler.
|Two men arrested for shark violations in Plaquemines Parish
April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents participated in a joint enforcement patrol that resulted in two men arrested for alleged fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on April 8.
April 01, 2012 at 7:28 am
Modern bass boats are high-powered machines specifically designed to provide fishermen with all the advantages necessary to conquer the world of the largemouth bass. High-powered motors allow bass fishermen to quickly cover many miles in search of prime bass habitat. Rarely will you see a bass fisherman launch his boat and immediately begin fishing — unless that bass fisherman is in a kayak.
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
The early morning sky was grey and overcast, and a cold chill greeted us as we stepped out of the truck at the Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix. My son-in-law, Shane Ansardi, and I were meeting Capt. Chris Pike (504-427-4973) for some redfish angling in the ponds, a trip we’d planned and postponed several times already due to contrary conditions.
|Duck season ends strong for most, despite continued drought
January 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Following a heralded first split, Louisiana duck hunters had high hopes for the second portion of the 2011-2012 waterfowl season. Despite weather that was largely devoid of frost, most hunters were not disappointed with plenty of birds taken right to the closing bell.
Though lack of water still hurt some, many drought-stricken hunters were able to salvage the season following rainfall in late December and January.
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