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Seems to me you folks sniveling about not getting hogs on the WLA near to your homes, need to save up a couple of bucks by staying home for a couple of weekends and then go where your chances are some better !! I don't have any close to my home that carry big amounts of game! so I save a little of my retirement money all year so I CAN go where theres a better chance to get some game !!Heck when we lived in Cali we had to travel over 500 miles to hunt deer !! So I sure don't mind going an hour or two down here in Louisiana to get to fine hunting where I can get 3 or 4 deer and as many hogs as I can see and hit !! Just my 2 cents

May 05, 2014 at 8:56pm

Hello All! been gone for a bit ! but could use some help !! anyone know of a person who can drive pileings in the Montegut area??The pileings must be driven from the water side! as we have no access from the land side. The only bid we can get is over 5000 bucks for 3 pileings!! and thats a bunch more then we can afford LOL!We have a pretty good sized boat and would like to bring it to the house. We are tired of keeping it elsewhere! sure would like to know about anyone who could do this job! if you know about anyone who could help plese ket us know on here or by my e-mail at bobconnie at excite dot com. Thanks alot in advance Capt Bob

September 02, 2012 at 9:10am

There's so many reds out there, you just need to GO!BUT WATCH IT !! the water LOW LOW LOW !!The ponds I normaly fish are now meadows !!You can now walk where I fished last week !!I was told that theres lots of trout in the DEEP holes but we just fished for reds today !!Its Cold as Heck but the fishings GREAT for reds use gold spoons or market bait, and fish canals and the banks in the sun ! just my 2 cents Capt Bob and Connie

February 05, 2011 at 10:56am

So nobody knows nothing about the Mirrow like Blinds that were on here a few mo's back ?? I think they were Milar ? Come on guy's some one must know about them !! How bout a e-mail, or an answer on here !! Thanks in advance Capt Bob

November 26, 2009 at 12:02pm

A while back,there were pictures on here of a mirror like ground blind. I believe they were made of Milar, or something like that. They almost seemed to be mirrors! I sure would like to see a web site or contact the maker. Please let me know if you know anything about these blinds Thanks Capt Bob

November 25, 2009 at 10:20pm

Thursdays fishing, was sorta different !!Wife and I went out in the late afternoon, so as not to bother any teal hunters, who might be hunting in the area of Bayou Barre that I fish! believe me the water was HIGH !!Connie and I fished a couple of places that are normaly DRY !! LOL, sorta, slow in the afternoon with almost no moving water, we tried some new Fast spoons and were able to find 4 nice 18 to 22 in red,s and the first flounder this year !!We ate well friday night !!the water is still high down the bayou from Montegut, if you get out early the red's are THICK and still there late in the day !! Come on down and pass a good time !! Capt Bob and Connie And PS we did jump some birds while we fished !!

September 19, 2009 at 6:58pm

Ya just can't go wrong when ya leave the house at 6:00 am and be back at 9:00 am, with a limit of red's and 10 trout to have a LITTLE fish fry !! Went down the Bayou from Montegut Marina, to the top of Terrebonne Bay, found some birds swarming a Big bunch of bait ! and I haven't fished any birds for a Long while so tossed Bayou Chubs,in LSU colors, 12 casts, 10 trout !! all about 17-18 inchs.Went back up the Bayou casting gold spoons against the bank, got my 5 red's and 2 17 inch Black drum !!Was home cleaning fish at 9:00 !! ya gotta Love South Louisiana !! Ya wanta catch some fish ? come on down the Bayou, to the DU, COCO or Montegut, or the PAC !! fishings GREAT and the winds not to bad !!! Capt Bob

June 16, 2009 at 12:40pm

Man we got some water down the Bayou !! The wife and I fished yesterday, in some pond's that are normaly DRY !! lol I don't know what the reds are eating in these ponds but boy are they in there !! We caught so many we lost count, lol but kept 6 for a B-B-Q today !! Lots of fun with this high water !! going tuesday for trout. Let you all know where and what then !! "O" yeah all gold spoons today, never changed all day! Come on down and catch some fish Capt Bob

May 23, 2009 at 11:20pm

Hello all you Lake Charles Fishermen, and Ladies.As some of you know, My Wife is a Travel Nurse.Thats the reason for our fishing in other states!Well to make it short, she has been offerd a Travel Job in the Peds Department in Lake Charles. And we sold our 5th wheel a few weeks ago!So we are looking for a place to stay! 3 or 4 days a week! if you folks know of something, Or have a place to rent, Please let us know!!( I will bring boat LOL) just e-mail Thank You Capt Bob

November 14, 2008 at 12:02pm

Can any of you hunters out there help me, as I am over 60 yrs of age The book tells me I don't have to have A Lic. for fishing and hunting in our FINE STATE OF lOUISIANA !! and I fish all the time! and have been stopped a few times over the last few years, with no Problems. But what about Hunting?? do I have to get Tags ?? and where? the local Sport shops drew a blank on me for this Onfo! and I would love to post like The Widow maker lol so who can answer this question ?? Thanks for the help Capt Bob

September 28, 2007 at 4:48pm

Went out at dark/30, went down the bayou past the Lock and into Bush Canal, saw a Big Bunch of birds working the middle of the canal at the front of the little lake to the south!! Speculizers with 2 Doa's in Glow Pink, caught my 25 in about 30 mins, kept 10- 16 to 20 ins, went to the other side of the Canal by the rocks and caught 7 reds, kept 2 and back to Montegut Marina by 700am !! Things are looking up down the Bayou!! weather got bad by 9:30 lots of rain but the fish are here! Come on down ! and past a good time Capt Bob

September 24, 2007 at 3:52pm

The Red's are EVERYWHERE!! Went out early this morning 5:30, went 15 minutes from Montegut Marina, took a local youngster on his first Red fish trip we had 20 before 8:45 and back at the dock, all on gold spoons(weedless}gave mine to the Senior Center, eveybody coming in to the Marina had red's and a lot of trout are showing up in the marsh also,some flounder this Morning Things are GOOD down the Bayou, saw some folks catching reds and drum on the bank at Humble Canal!! Come on Down Capt Bob PS we only kept 10 lol

September 09, 2007 at 1:21pm

The weathers so hot we have been fishing at Night!! And the fishin is really Catching right now and will get even better for the next week or so!! Wife and I caught a limit of trout and red's both Thursday night!We kept 15 trout from 18 in to 22 ins and 4 reds 16in to 22 ins and all on plastic for the trout, and market shrimp on a cork for the red's all fish caught in lower Bayou Barre, about 20 mins or less from Montegut marina! You could launch at Point Barre, but there are some kids who like to mess with things, so I launch at the marina and run a little Come on down the bayou and do some fishing !! Capt Bob

July 22, 2007 at 2:25pm

The fishing down the bayou at montegut is as hot as the weather !!Early Morning, late afternoon, has been producing well for reds in the ponds and trout on the reefs and around the rigs in the lakes ! plastic seems to be working bayou chubs and Gulp srimp is what we are useing and gold spoons and dead shrimp for the reds ! Come on down and ask Roland where to go ! can't miss the montegut marina now ! Big New Sign !! Fishings Great !! but the weathers HOT bring lots of water !! Tite lines Capt Bob

June 29, 2007 at 12:58pm

Man it's HOT Down the Bayou!! lots of fish but go early and bring lots of water or your favorite liquid refreshment !! be sure to be careful out there the heat can make A trip dangerous for adults and even more so for Kids!! so be prepared as the boy scouts always say !! Connie and I caught 40 trout in an hour kept 12 for dinner and headed for the barn before itr got TO HOT Tite Lines Capt Bob

June 13, 2007 at 12:02pm

I said I would go look for those trout! so we did this morning! Went down the Bayou about 5 miles and turned left at the BIG Canal i think its Laporouse(spl) anyway it was on ! the tide has been running out strong since last evening! still is and no wind ! went about a mile down till I came to the upper end of Terrbonne bay, started fishing the water running over some shell banks, never moved!!2 of us caught a Limit in about an hour and a half! all 18 ins up!I kept 10 and Woody kept his 25.(he has a big family!!)Looks good for the rest of the weekend, all fish caught on plastic, Bayou chubs free lined and under a cork! No bait needed Come on down ! reds in the ponds and along the banks and Trout under birds and over shell banks in moving water Come on down the Bayou things are GOOD !!! Capt Bob

June 09, 2007 at 1:15pm

To many reds and drum !! we went out at 5:30 this morning, and ran to bayou Barre and just hammerd the reds and drum on dead shrimp, and gold spoons all 18 to 22 ins kept a 2 man limit, and caught and relesed for an hour so more !back at Montegut marina at 9:00 am on the trailer! saw some nice Trout come in from way down the bayou the guy said about 6 miles down and to the left lol thats all I know! will try monday and let ya all know what I find Capt Bob

June 08, 2007 at 5:36pm

Did not fish today! BUT went down the Bayou to pick up some eatin shrimp!(Roland at montegut marina has some most of the time!) and while I was there 3 boats came in 1 had a 3 man limit of reds and the other 2 had some nice eatin size trout! 14 to 18 ins caught under birds with speculizers!! electric chicken color!! both boats fished in the same area,(Lake Madison) as there was no wind early and the water cleared up some !! Come on down guys !!Capt Bob

June 02, 2007 at 5:59pm

The wife and I took a late trip to the upper Marsh for some Reds this afternoon!! a little wind but theres always a place to get out of it down here! Could read the Montegut sign on thre water tower from where we were fishing!! lol close enought for everyone?? lol Used our old favorites gold spoons!! Caught about 20 kept 4 Great day down the bayou ! and truthfuly there is lots of places to fish from the bank down here!! so Come on down the Bayou and pass a good time fishing! from a boat or from the bank ! Capt Bob and Connie

May 31, 2007 at 3:01pm

Went Way Down the Bayou before light this Morning, to try my shrimp test trawl out!!(gonna have a shrimp boil tonight!!) that little 10 ft trawl worked great!! got about 40 lbs of pretty good shrimp(16/20)Ahh it's so good to live down the Bayou !! also saw plenty of reds everywhere!! come on down !!life is better down the Bayou !! Tite lines Capt Bob

May 28, 2007 at 10:29am
A comment titled: Re: Are hogs really a problem? in response to a report titled: Are hogs really a problem?

Gee, maybe the poor landowner finely has a chance to have a little help in paying his tax's !! seem's like folks who don't own anything always get mad when land owners refuse to let them use there land for nothing !! maybe some day they will own something and understand what it's like to pay tax's on land that has little or no value except for hunting !!!

February 14, 2015 at 6:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Early Feb Yak Fishing in response to a report titled: Early Feb Yak Fishing

Just using spoons! brass,copper,silver with a red bead, one or all will work most of the time! when they don't seem to want to bite ya just have to hit em in the nose LOL

February 11, 2015 at 10:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Plastic or Live in response to a report titled: Plastic or Live

Wife and I have been killing the Red's with brass spoons ! Never use live bait for anything ! But then we are cheap LOL

February 08, 2015 at 12:55am
A comment titled: Re: Early Feb Yak Fishing in response to a report titled: Early Feb Yak Fishing

Lot's of Red's in the ponds south of Montegut. Been site fishin them for about 4 days now and they are laying in the sun early, just waiting to warm up!! sorta like catching bait!! LOL real easy !!! wife and I have been stocking the freezer up! Great fun !!

February 08, 2015 at 12:52am
A comment titled: Re: Harvesting After Shot in response to a report titled: Harvesting After Shot

Im 76 yrs old, and packed 3 out of the woods this year by myself!! If I can't pick it up and pack it, I tie it to my stand that has packing sholder straps with about 6 to 8ft of nylon line head or horns as close as I can get it and tow them out that way! Pulled one 205 pounder out of public land this year ! Im in fare health and have a knee I use a brace on so I think you will be surprised at what you can do if ya try !!

February 02, 2015 at 11:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Still unbelievable in response to a report titled: Still unbelievable

I've lived and fished in a lot of states in my 76 years! But Louisiana is the only one that a landowner can control tidal waters!! any other places you can fish any water that is tidal! I guess how you feel about this Rule is controlled by if you own land or not !!LOL

January 30, 2015 at 1:28am
A comment titled: Elk Hunting in response to a report titled: information for elk hunting??

I have been lucky enough to be able to hunt elk in just about all the states where there are elk ! and to tell ya the truth the hunting for Elk in Oregon is just about the best there is!!There are guides and such so you will have to search for them as I have only hunted elk there as a resident ! But they are thick as fleas on a hog out there !!

December 24, 2014 at 3:07am
A comment titled: Bears on property in response to a report titled: Unwanted visitor

The only way to have them leave your property is to have no food for them to eat or even smell !! If there's food they will try to get it to eat! All black bears are is a appatite with fur !!Or if a bunch of dog's happened to come around maybe he would leave !! LOL

October 26, 2014 at 12:00am
A comment titled: Deer Processing in response to a report titled: Deer processing.

Im with Mike on this one ! But them Im really old fashion on how my meat is treated!! I bleed and gut my deer in the woods, I don't wait till later to bleed and gut and let them cool as much as possible! I don't mind a little blood on me when I pack them out of the woods!I don't submerge my meat in ice water in a cooler! Ice yes but no water!I wish I still had a cool room as I had on the west coast! where I could hang my meat for a week or so before I butcher and pack it, but I don't have on anymore so I cut and wrap when I return home from the hunt !! I always eat the heart and liver in the hunting camp! but then as I said Im old fashion ! LOL

October 07, 2014 at 12:24am
A comment titled: Elk Caliber in response to a report titled: ELK RIFLE

I have been using a 25 Cal Weatherby for elk and both white and black tail deer for more then 20 years. And have never lost a animal yet! Have had to blood trail a couple of them cus my shot was a little off a little! LOL but have dropped most of them in their tracks with one shot ! as most folks know it's where ya hit them not the bullet size that counts! If ya shoot em in the ass with a 458, your still gonna have to track them ! Just my 2 cent's

September 18, 2014 at 11:12pm
A comment titled: Liver and Heart in response to a report titled: Deer Liver / Deer Heart

I BLEED the liver very well ! then I slice it about 1/2 IN thick, coat with flour, fry in bacon grease,dust with salt and pepper,and garlic powder. Just be sure it's well done, unless like me you like it rare !! LOl Every one in camp eats it and there's never any left ! In camp I cook heart sliced and simmered in a heavy skillet with bacon grease. when just about done add some mexcian style tomatoes or Itialian tomatoes, and some Cajun seasoning simmerd till done and served with rice or spud's! never any left !!

August 19, 2014 at 2:09am
A comment titled: Liver and Heart in response to a report titled: Deer Liver / Deer Heart

I BLEED the liver very well ! then I slice it about 1/2 IN thick, coat with flour, fry in bacon grease,dust with salt and pepper,and garlic powder. Just be sure it's well done, unless like me you like it rare !! LOl Every one in camp eats it and there's never any left ! In camp I cook heart sliced and simmered in a heavy skillet with bacon grease. when just about done add some mexcian style tomatoes or Itialian tomatoes, and some Cajun seasoning simmerd till done and served with rice or spud's! never any left !!

August 19, 2014 at 2:09am
A comment titled: Bow fish charter in response to a report titled: Bow Fishing Charter

Some mighty fine folks at Marsh Masters ! Never fished with them but have traded info with them a time or two! And a couple of friends have raved about there trips with them ! Just my 2 cents

July 21, 2014 at 12:20am
A comment titled: House cat in response to a report titled: Need positive identification

Having hunted bear and lions on the west coast in my youth, with dogs, and killed my share of both. I just have to call house cat on this pic !! LOL if you folks ever really see or get a pic of a lion you will be able to tell the difference!! There are lions for sure in this fine state, but the chances of seeing one are slim !! As they are mostly night hunters , as most felines are !! I've seen some tracks up north outside of Bossier City, but did not see the lion! the tracks were on a gut pile on a power line !! Just sayin ya might see one some day but chances are slim !

June 19, 2014 at 9:52pm
A comment titled: Hogs in response to a report titled: All out war on the hog

I don't hunt on a lease or belong to a club, so do all my deer hunting on WLF places thru out LA. On 3 of them I hunt on I have killed hogs! And not just once but every time I hunt there ! Now Im a replant to this Wonderful State, and don't know anything to much about wildlife management.But Im smart enough to know theres a big bunch hogs out there in the woods!!If a 75 yr old guy like me can kill a couple of deer and 8 hogs in 3 trips hunting, theres a bunch of hogs breeding out there!!! And Im not talking about the ones I missed LOL Capt Bob

May 04, 2014 at 12:53am
A comment titled: Gar in response to a report titled: gar

If yall can't afford a Gaff, Ya might try sharping the tip of your hook real good ! That will help some

May 04, 2014 at 12:43am
A comment titled: Transport Hogs in response to a report titled: Wild Hogs

All I can tell ya is you better have your inspection papers on the meat with ya cus your gonna have to cross at least 4 state lines to get there and are gonna have to go thru inspection stations at every crossing ! THEN ya get to California !! They have a Special inspection station just for plants and animals, meat and all !! Lots of luck if your gonna try this !!

March 26, 2014 at 10:40pm
A comment titled: HOG KILLING in response to a report titled: My letter to LDWF regarding aerial control of pigs

Im 75 yrs old and kill every hog I see ! Ive never left any meat in the woods yet ! If I have to I will cut it up and pack it out a piece at a time! I don't own a ATV only hunt Open land as I don't know of any hunt clubs I can afford! LOL To kill something that I or my neigbors can eat, and leave it in the woods just kills my soul ! I guess if ya grow up needing what ya kill for food, your ideas are a little different! Maybe so but I sure glad the folks I hunt with are HUNGRY Hunters !! LOL

March 22, 2014 at 6:53pm
A comment titled: Fish in response to a report titled: Courtbillion !!!!

Come on guy's the man did say caught, not kept!!

October 30, 2013 at 12:23am
A comment titled: Kayak Fishing in response to a report titled: Kayak help please :)

Theres a bunch of areas down HWY 55 below Montegut, Point Barre is a good place to fish from lots of reds within a 1/2 mile or less! Trout are coming in some and will get up this way soon !

October 27, 2013 at 10:38pm
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