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Is anyone still receiving Sirius Marine weather using the Lowrance LWX 1 antenna? I was unable to download this year. Read on the internet that Sirius was bought and now using a different satelight to transmit data and requires a new antenna to receive data. Lowrance tech said it was true. Serious customer service said it still works and isn't true. Fix is to spend $700 for new antenna that won't work on my HDS5 and by new GPS for over $1,000. I love the satelite weather but not ready to spend that kind of money plus the monthly fee to get it

May 06 at 3:36pm

My buddy has a camper at Scoot in Campground. While washing his boat he leaned his rods against the wooden fence at the private car wash inside of the high fence. Having a senior moment he drove to the fish cleaning table to clean his catch leaving the rods. Remembering the rods after cleaning the fish, he went back to find them gone. 5 Shimano symetre reels on Falcon rods. Hoping someone using the car wash accidentally wound up with them in their boat. This is over $1,000 of rods n reels. If stolen, this would be a felony. If you have them or any information, please call Mike at 337-278-5450. Just want the rods n reels back.

May 10, 2016 at 6:46am

Headed to Pecan Island for the first offshore trip of the year. Heard a different noise that sounded like the road surface had changed. Pulled over at Little Prarie just to be safe before getting on a long stretch with no shoulder. Lucky I did. The lug nuts had come loose on one of my tires and caught it just before losing the whole tire. One lug was broken off and the others had eaten out the holes in the rim. Was able to put the spare on and make the trip. Could have been a major problem. Weather was excellent but catching was poor. Murky green water. Wound up with 3 Mangroves and 1 Trigger. No grass lines. Plenty of other boats in the 119, 124 Vermillion area. Didn't see anyone else catch a fish. Almost forgot. There was plenty of Bluefish to provide some line stretching. Went out to 164 Vermillion and nothing there but Red Snapper that had to be released. Wanted to target Tripletail but couldn't even find one log or piece of trash to fish. Great time on the water despite the lack of catching.

May 08, 2016 at 7:10am

Pin Cushion Buck
It was December 31st and my last chance for a deer for 2015. The alarm went off and after spending the past 2 days tracking a friend's deer I was tired. My wife rolled out of bed to duck hunt and couldn't believe I was going to sleep in. After some encouraging words I was convinced 20 minutes later to get up. It was duck hunting Thursday and after having duck hunters under my tree on Tuesday I decided to move areas to get away from the duck hunters. I try to have multiple stand locations in an area. If I get to a spot and there is a 4 wheeler I continue on to the next one. Arriving at my first location no 4 wheeler. Given the number of vehicle's in the parking lot I figured I better stop here. After a brief walk I quietly used my climber to ascend what would be the tree I would always remember. I had hunted this tree in the early season and had found good sign of deer feeding on acorns. I hadn't been back in 6 weeks but it was on an open ridge and past experiences have convinced me bucks prefer these areas during the rut where they can keep an eye on the doe they are courting. At first light I heard deer crossing a small area of water to the North. I slowly stood anticipating some action. Then nothing. 20 minutes later I spotted movement over my right shoulder. A large doe was coming to me with a buck on her tail. I was able to stand and draw back as she lead the buck through the only possible shooting hole. Not perfect and dead down wind. Just before crossing he froze in his tracks. Busted I thought. Then I heard another deer coming and quickly glanced moving with only my eyes. Another buck. As he got close my buck moved into the opening. I quickly stopped him with a grunt and released my arrow. He dropped immediately. The arrow was deflected by a small vine and I spine'd him. The huge buck was paralyzed from the waist down but he violently thrashed from side to side in an effort to escape. Stories raced through my mind of deer paralyzed temporarily only to regain there mobility and run off never to be found. I quickly notched another arrow and with no real shooting hole let it fly. A clean miss. Then another finding its mark. I quickly climbed down while the deer was still trying to drag itself off with only its front legs. On the ground I grabbed for my 4th and last arrow. No arrow. I looked around and up in the tree to no avail. Screw it I thought as I ran to recover the arrow that had missed its mark. It was easy to spot with the bright green glow of my Nocturnal. As I pulled it from the ground covered with mud I thought better than to try to clean it as I was shaking with anxiety and fearing a sliced finger. If I get close enough I thought I can put it through both lungs, mud and all. The deer was now lying on his side calmly. As I approached with bow drawn the deer lunged with everything he had trying to take me out. As I fell backwards I released the arrow and hit him thru his throat, head on. I had fallen for his trap. I now had 3 arrows in him and couldn't find my 4th. I went back to my stand and got out my license. As I turned and looked over my shoulder I saw the beast lying dead. It was only at this point that I realized how big he really was. Trembling I texted my wife. I just shot the biggest buck of my life.

February 04, 2016 at 6:43am

Pin cushion buck
It was December 31st and my last chance for a deer for 2015. The alarm went off and after spending the past 2 days tracking a friend's deer I was tired. My wife rolled out of bed to duck hunt and couldn't believe I was going to sleep in. After some encouraging words I was convinced 20 minutes later to get up. It was duck hunting Thursday and after having duck hunters under my tree on Tuesday I decided to move areas to get away from the duck hunters. I try to have multiple stand locations in an area. If I get to a spot and there is a 4 wheeler I continue on to the next one. Arriving at my first location no 4 wheeler. Given the number of vehicle's in the parking lot I figured I better stop here. After a brief walk I quietly used my climber to ascend what would be the tree I would always remember. I had hunted this tree in the early season and had found good sign of deer feeding on acorns. I hadn't been back in 6 weeks but it was on an open ridge and past experiences have convinced me bucks prefer these areas during the rut where they can keep an eye on the doe they are courting. At first light I heard deer crossing a small area of water to the North. I slowly stood anticipating some action. Then nothing. 20 minutes later I spotted movement over my right shoulder. A large doe was coming to me with a buck on her tail. I was able to stand and draw back as she lead the buck through the only possible shooting hole. Not perfect and dead down wind. Just before crossing he froze in his tracks. Busted I thought. Then I heard another deer coming and quickly glanced moving with only my eyes. Another buck. As he got close my buck moved into the opening. I quickly stopped him with a grunt and released my arrow. He dropped immediately. The arrow was deflected by a small vine and I spine'd him. The huge buck was paralyzed from the waist down but he violently thrashed from side to side in an effort to escape. Stories raced through my mind of deer paralyzed temporarily only to regain there mobility and run off never to be found. I quickly notched another arrow and with no real shooting hole let it fly. A clean miss. Then another finding its mark. I quickly climbed down while the deer was still trying to drag itself off with only its front legs. On the ground I grabbed for my 4th and last arrow. No arrow. I looked around and up in the tree to no avail. Screw it I thought as I ran to recover the arrow that had missed its mark. It was easy to spot with the bright green glow of my Nocturnal. As I pulled it from the ground covered with mud I thought better than to try to clean it as I was shaking with anxiety and fearing a sliced finger. If I get close enough I thought I can put it through both lungs, mud and all. The deer was now lying on his side calmly. As I approached with bow drawn the deer lunged with everything he had trying to take me out. As I fell backwards I released the arrow and hit him thru his throat, head on. I had fallen for his trap. I now had 3 arrows in him and couldn't find my 4th. I went back to my stand and got out my license. As I turned and looked over my shoulder I saw the beast lying dead. It was only at this point that I realized how big he really was. Trembling I texted my wife. I just shot the biggest buck of my life.

January 20, 2016 at 5:56pm

It was December 31st and my last chance for a deer for 2015. The alarm went off and after spending the past 2 days tracking a friend's deer I was tired. My wife rolled out of bed to duck hunt and couldn't believe I was going to sleep in. After some encouraging words I was convinced 20 minutes later to get up. It was duck hunting Thursday and after having duck hunters under my tree on Tuesday I decided to move areas to get away from the duck hunters. I try to have multiple stand locations in an area. If I get to a spot and there is a 4 wheeler I continue on to the next one. Arriving at my first location no 4 wheeler. Given the number of vehicle's in the parking lot I figured I better stop here. After a brief walk I quietly used my climber to ascend what would be the tree I would always remember. I had hunted this tree in the early season and had found good sign of deer feeding on acorns. I hadn't been back in 6 weeks but it was on an open ridge and past experiences have convinced me bucks prefer these areas during the rut where they can keep an eye on the doe they are courting. At first light I heard deer crossing a small area of water to the North. I slowly stood anticipating some action. Then nothing. 20 minutes later I spotted movement over my right shoulder. A large doe was coming to me with a buck on her tail. I was able to stand and draw back as she lead the buck through the only possible shooting hole. Not perfect and dead down wind. Just before crossing he froze in his tracks. Busted I thought. Then I heard another deer coming and quickly glanced moving with only my eyes. Another buck. As he got close my buck moved into the opening. I quickly stopped him with a grunt and released my arrow. He dropped immediately. The arrow was deflected by a small vine and I spine'd him. The huge buck was paralyzed from the waist down but he violently thrashed from side to side in an effort to escape. Stories raced through my mind of deer paralyzed temporarily only to regain there mobility and run off never to be found. I quickly notched another arrow and with no real shooting hole let it fly. A clean miss. Then another finding its mark. I quickly climbed down while the deer was still trying to drag itself off with only its front legs. On the ground I grabbed for my 4th and last arrow. No arrow. I looked around and up in the tree to no avail. Screw it I thought as I ran to recover the arrow that had missed its mark. It was easy to spot with the bright green glow of my Nocturnal. As I pulled it from the ground covered with mud I thought better than to try to clean it as I was shaking with anxiety and fearing a sliced finger. If I get close enough I thought I can put it through both lungs, mud and all. The deer was now lying on his side calmly. As I approached with bow drawn the deer lunged with everything he had trying to take me out. As I fell backwards I released the arrow and hit him thru his throat, head on. I had fallen for his trap. I now had 3 arrows in him and couldn't find my 4th. I went back to my stand and got out my license. As I turned and looked over my shoulder I saw the beast lying dead. It was only at this point that I realized how big he really was. Trembling I texted my wife. I just shot the biggest buck of my life. Photos will follow. Get error screen downloading photos.

January 18, 2016 at 7:14am

Unfortunately I purchased the Tundra series thinking colder would be better. This product is made to keep frozen food frozen. I have a chest freezer with a quick freeze mode which runs the compressor 24 hours to drop the temperature. It still takes at least 5 days for it to freeze totally laying on the bottom of the freezer. If on top it won't freeze. This freezer will freeze a 4 gallon bucket solid in less than 36 hours. I used a 2 1/12 lb Tundra in a 54 quart Igloo with cold food and 2 small blocks of ice made in 1/2 gallon Blue Bunny ice cream containers. 24 hours later the Tundra was totally melted and barely cool. The ice was fine. Did this same scenario twice. This is when I did more research and found out that it defrosts quickly without frozen food. Bought a couple of 2 1/2 lb Tundra's in hopes of using to bring back Moose meat from a planned hunt. (Planned to buy more after testing 5 lbs) Totally useless for that plan. Want comments from people that have used the Alaska series. My meat will not be frozen. How long does it take to freeze Alaskan series? How long does it last. Directions for Tundra say's 36 hours but not even close. Has anyone froze one in a camper freezer? How long? Comments on other series would be welcome from users, not guides that were given the product for free. This stuff is very expensive. 5 lbs was $38.00 dollars and it say's to use same
weight as you would using ice. 25 lbs is almost $200.00. Not trying to bash product. Buying the Tundra was my mistake. Just trying to help others from making same mistake. Wanted to contact company but couldn't find any contact info.

July 01, 2015 at 7:45am

After reading the article on step by step snapper cleaning I decided to keep the snapper throats from the snapper I was cleaning that day. Not wanting to fry them I decided to throw them on the pit. After making sure they were totally scaled, I scored the meat and rubbed down with olive oil., seasoned with black pepper garlic, then lemon juice. Normally I prefer lime juice but didn't have any limes. Put them on the grill for 20 minutes basting with butter and chopped garlic. Indescribably good. If I've had any better fish, i can't remember when. Thanks to Ricky Richoux for the heads up on throats. I cooked 3 but 2 would have been plenty. Couldn't believe how much wonderful meat I've been throwing away. I've been using the same cooking method but in a fish basket for bream, bass and sacalait cooked scaled and whole. Cooking fish with the bones in is totally different and better. Good eating to all.

June 08, 2015 at 7:15am

Just read the article on cleaning ducks with wax. I have been using this method for over 30 years and love it. In the directions in the article they say to melt wax in a large pot. There is no mention of first filling the pot with a number of inches of water and bringing to a boil. Once boiling, add the wax. Melting just wax with no water under it can be dangerous. If the wax gets to hot it will burp(splatter) and can severely burn anyone nearby. In the early years many learned this the hard way. Otherwise great article.

November 27, 2013 at 10:15am

Can anyone recommend a good fishing log app for an iphone?

April 16, 2013 at 4:52pm

SoApril 4, 2013

Below is a recent Southeast Fishery Bulletin soliciting comments on a proposed red snapper quota increase.

FB13-031
Cynthia Meyer

727-824-5305

April 4, 2013

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments - Proposed Rule

Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Quota Increase

NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a proposed rule for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. The rule, if implemented, would set the 2013 quotas for commercial and recreational red snapper harvest. The quotas can be increased because recent population assessments show that overfishing has ended. The red snapper allowable catch would be increased from 8.080 million pounds whole weight in 2012 to the following:

2012
2013

Overall Quota
8.080
8.460

Commercial Allocation (51%)
4.121
4.315

Recreational Allocation (49%)
3.959
4.145

Recreational Season

The federal recreational season for Gulf of Mexico red snapper begins June 1 each year with a 2-fish bag limit. The length of the season is determined by the amount of the quota, the average weight of fish landed, and the estimated catch rates over time. NOAA Fisheries is responsible for ensuring the entire recreational harvest, including harvest in state waters, does not exceed the recreational quota. Texas, Louisiana, and Florida have indicated they will implement inconsistent red snapper regulations for their state waters. Based on the expected inconsistent regulations, the preliminary season lengths would be as follows: Texas, 12 days; Louisiana, 9 days; Mississippi and Alabama, 28 days; and Florida, 21 days. The method for calculating these dates can be found in a report (SERO-LAPP-2013-02) here.

NOAA Fisheries will officially announce the closure dates through a separate Southeast Fishery Bulletin.

NOAA Fisheries will announce a final decision on the recreational and commercial quota increases and the recreational fishing season after reviewing all public comments from this proposed rule. The agency will issue a Fishery Bulletin and will post the bulletin on the Southeast Regional Office's Web site: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/ in May.

Request for Comments

Written comments on the amendment must be received no later than April 19, 2013, to be considered by NOAA Fisheries. All comments received will be addressed in the final rule. Electronic copies of the documents are available.

Proposed Rule: Federal eRulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov
Amendment: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council http://www.gulfcouncil.org and NOAA Fisheries http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/
How to Submit Comments

You may submit comments on this document, identified by 'NOAA-NMFS-2013-0055', by any of the following methods:

Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2013-0055, click the 'Comment Now!' icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. NOAA Fisheries will accept anonymous comments (enter 'N/A' in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). You can also attach additional files (up to 10MB) in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF file formats only.
Mail written comments to Cynthia Meyer, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NOAA Fisheries. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible.

This summary is not a substitute for the actual regulations. We encourage you to read the full text of the regulations, available at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/.

This announcement is forwarded as a courtesy of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

About Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. The Council prepares fishery management plans, which are designed to manage fishery resources within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico.

rry for the bad link. I'll try this.

April 11, 2013 at 5:58pm

Here's your chance to vent a little to the Fed's on the Red Snapper Quota. Once you post a comment, go back and make sure it is posted. For funny reason comments aren't always posted. http://us.mg206.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.partner=sbc&.gx=0&.rand=2sca4g4lrmkb9&.lts=1365520481

April 09, 2013 at 10:19am

My wife not only went out and scouted her own tree,but she set up her own stand and then made a perfect shot on a 203lb. 12pt. The arrowed buck made a small circle and died 30yds from her stand. I was hunting another area of Lake Ophelia when I recieved her text. I texted a friend hunting out of the same parking lot before I climbed down to head her way. When I drove up there was a parade of hunters with her buck on the back. Thanks to the Lake Charles family that assisted in the recovery and to all the other hunters that particiapated in the celebration. This one will be remembered and talked about for a long time.

November 26, 2012 at 2:09pm

Triggerfish quota is expected to be met and season closed on 6/11/2012. If you go to FAQ on the Gulf Fisheries web site you will see that we have always taken very few triggers compared to east of the Mississippi River. We need to fight for different zones. Just like the Red Snapper, we pay for all the fish caught in Florida and Alabama. I hope the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will respond with our own Triggerfish season.

June 05, 2012 at 2:45pm

I posted a link last week to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council encouraging comments on the enacted 180 day emergency plan for Triggerfish. No new comments have been posted on the site. Wondering if anyone posted and if they still are having problems with the site or if no one cares. Comments are open until 6/14/2012. It's triggerfish this time but Amberjack, Vermillion Snapper and a whole list of other fish are next. Soon we won't be able to fish at the rate things are going. Thank God that trout are in the state waters, but then again the feds are making sure we lose those rigs. Platforms are being pulled as I type this. If you commented and it doesn't show let me know in the comments. Thanks...

May 23, 2012 at 4:28pm

The council has invoked a 180 day emergency order to limit the amount of Triggerfish taken by the recreational sector and are asking for public comments. http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/bulletins/pdfs/2012/FB12-034_Gray_Triggerfish_Comment.pdf This is just another effort to screw the recreational sector. If you read the plan there is no plan. No historical data. No data to support this action. They want to allocate 217,100 pounds to the recrational and 60,900 pounds to the commercial fisherman in the entire gulf of mexico. How long do you think it will take for them to close the season and say we took over the limit. I submitted my comments weeks ago but they never showed up until a week of communicating with Charlene Ponce at the council. It seems somehow there was a glitch in their program and there was 36 blank comment pages before my comment. Charlene was very nice and helpful and now my comment shows up on the Triggerfish but there are still only 2 comments for red snapper. I commented here also and it doesn't show. We need to flood the site with comments. If your comment doesn't show, call Charlene until they get it right. Currently the council is made up of 11 members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and 1 member from each of the 5 Gulf states. No wonder we get screwed. This needs to change. Call CCA, your Senator, Congressman.

May 16, 2012 at 8:34am

More pictures hopefully.

May 08, 2012 at 9:59pm

Another great weekend at Bayou Dularge. Made a trout trip Saturday. Had my mother in law along with my cousin Mark Wheeler from Juneau, Alaska on Saturday along with my wife and stepson Tyler. Left at the crack of 11:00am. Made a run offshore with very little luck until we hit the Mardi Gras. All fish taken were on live Cacahoe Minnows. None on artifical. All trout were 2 to 4lbs. Headed in early to get ready for Sunday's offshore trip and a great supper. Mark headed back to Lafayette early Sunday to catch a 2:00pm flight. My wife and mother in law headed back for a wedding shower. My 16 year old Tyler and I were joined by Mike Hebert,Chuck Rush and his 9 year old son Josh. Our mission was to get Josh a Cobia. He has a bucket list and the Cobia was first up. We stopped in about 20ft. of water and picked up 2 undersized fish that were released. The spanish and bluefish were thick and we decided to head further out before we ran out of jigs. At our first stop Mike jumped in and quickly speared 5 mangroves before his gun broke. Although the mangroves were thick, we couldn't get a taker on the rod n reel. Made a move and located a school of cobia with 2 monsters in the pack. Tried to tempt them with jigs with squid but they wouldn't even look at the baits. Circled the rig a few times and Tyler hooks up with the biggest on a trout rod with 12lb. test. Luckily we managed to get him away from the rig and the battle was on. After about 20 minutes we got him within 30yds of the boat and his 50lb. buddy decided to join him. Chuck placed a jig perfectly and hooked up immediately handing the rod to Josh. After about another 20 minutes of now fighting 2 big fish Tyler lost his. The hook on his double cacahoe rig simply came out. Josh continued the fight with requests for water to drink and had us pour it over his head. When the fish got near the boat we had a major problem. Reel failure. The stem of the spinning reel broke and Chuck stepped in to take over while Tyler handlined the monster to the boat. With a well placed gaff by Mike the fish hit the deck and all hell broke loose. What a bloody mess. It looked like a CSI crime scene. I left the wheel to fish him off with a few well placed club blows to the head. Believe me. It couldn't have been more exciting. What a lifetime memory for Josh and his first Cobia. We continued our search for more cobia but without any other success. We headed in to try for Pompano. A friend had done well on Saturday, but all we could find were bluefish and spanish. A quick stop at N Star on the way in yielded a couple of trout and we called it a day.

May 08, 2012 at 9:38pm

Hunted Catahoula Lake Sunday. Checked the water level on the automated internet site. Don't trust this. It showed the level to be the same as the level when I hunted last year. Left in the dark and headed to the same area I hunted before. After running about 600 yds. in the open Lake I noticed the lack of water. Tried to make a turn to get out but that shut me down dead. Decided to just put out the decoys and make the best of it. Had 5 come into the decoys but my gun wouldn't fire. Took about 30 minutes before I figured that the ring that holds the pump forearm on had backed off and kept the barrel from seating, keeping the reciever from locking and thus the trigger from firing. No more birds. Hung in until 9:00am before noticing that the water had dropped more. Luckily my step son and I were able to push the boat with just mud coming out behind the transom. Had to abandon my waders and wear my hiking boots as the mud kept pulling my boots off. Automated systems can be great when they work but right now it showed another spike of over 20 feet(malfunction) and has the gates open draining what little water is left. I talked to another group who had hunted the evening before and said the water was down at least 6 inches from the evening before. With the low water I was amased at the lack of birds. Maybe this front will bring more down before this weekend. Good luck to all.

September 19, 2011 at 8:56am

Read report of 50 trigger fish but small. Many don't realize that there is a 14'inch fork length size limit on trigger's. This is a good sized trigger. I'm not saying his were illegal but I haven't talked to any of my fishing buddies that knew this. Also there is a limit. It is part of the 20 reef fish limit therefore it depends on what other reef fish you have in the box as to how many triggers you can have. This is one of my favorite fish to eat and I now say I go trigger fishing and catch my snapper limit incidental to trigger fishing. All of these rules have made fishing complicated and can lead to innocent rule violations. To make it easier for those with smart phones the feds actually have a free app you can download to your iphone. I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the last weekend of red snapper season. Good fishing....

July 12, 2011 at 9:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal season over before it starts in response to a report titled: Teal season over before it starts

I agree. We need a later start next year. Give up a Sunday for a great Saturday.

September 23, 2016 at 9:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Pin Cushion Buck in response to a report titled: Pin Cushion Buck

Scored 153 4/8. Gross. 145 3/8 net. Scored at Louisiana Sportsman Show

August 03, 2016 at 9:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Pin cushion buck in response to a report titled: Pin cushion buck

Grossed 151 5/8

January 18, 2016 at 7:33am
A comment titled: Re: Pin cushion buck in response to a report titled: Pin cushion buck

The Pin Cushion Buck

January 18, 2016 at 7:22am
A comment titled: Re: Ozonics in response to a report titled: Ozonics

I don't have a Ozonics but I did buy an ozone or O3 generator for a fraction of the cost on sale when Atchafalaya outfitters had a huge sale a few years ago. This unit runs on 110 volts. It has a vinyl tube which pushes into a fitting which I installed on the side of a large rubber made container. I put all of my hunting clothes in the container before and after hunting. It has a built in timer and runs for about 30 minutes. I will even put my entire back pack in at times. Ozone kills bacteria and leaves a noticeable scent but like one of the other comments said it is a non threatening odor. If you google health hazards of Ozone you will find that it can be toxic and has numerous possible health effects but then again if you ever read the health effects of the chemical in a thermacell, you would go with Ozone. Using it the way that I do, I'm not breathing the Ozone but it does also has a deteriorating effect on fabrics. Ozone in the atmosphere is what causes rubber boots to dry rot or crack. I would think it would definitely work in a tree but I wouldn't want to be breathing it in for extended periods.

January 07, 2016 at 11:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Climax of the 2015 summer! in response to a report titled: Climax of the 2015 summer!

Great story and photos. Thanks for sharing

August 24, 2015 at 9:23pm
A comment titled: Lobbyist in sheeps clothing in response to a report titled: Red snapper for 9 days

Mike is right. I was speaking with Charlene Ponce at the Gulf Council on the phone last year and when I brought up my concerns over the pulling of the rigs, she told me she was confused. She said she was getting a number of calls a day from people posing as fishing groups from Louisiana lobbying to keep the removal going. No calls at the time against. These were lobbyist for the companies that are making fortunes removing the rigs hiding behind cute names. I had a client that is in that business tell me it was like having a license to steal. In all his years in the oilfield service business, he had never made money like he was, removing platforms. The only hope we have is thru our legislators. Contact them. Phone, email, write. Belly acheing to one another won't get it done. CCA is doing it's part but we need to do ours. Every voice counts.

March 25, 2013 at 4:23pm
A comment titled: Triggerfish season closed in response to a report titled: The Rig Roosters

Beautiful catch. Especially those triggers. One of my favorite fish to eat. Unfortunately the season on Triggerfish closed June 11th.

June 18, 2012 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: Correction in response to a report titled: Trigger Fishing Closure at hand

I made a mistake. The recreational take is 241,200 and the commercial is 64,100 this year. Next year is 217,100 recreational and 60,900 commercial. Please post your comments on the council web site. Comments on this issue are only open until June 13th.

May 17, 2012 at 2:02pm
A comment titled: Catch/Share in response to a report titled: Red Snapper

I forgot to mention the Triggerfish limit is along with Vermillion Snapper and a number of other species and is part of a catch/share proposal. From prior posts my impression is that this would allow groups like PETA to buy up part of the quota and not fish them.

April 25, 2012 at 10:32am
A comment titled: What happened to 10 more days? in response to a report titled: Red Snapper

Earlier there was a post by Jeff Angers indicating that we were going to get an additional 10 days this year. I went to the Gulf of Mexico Marine Fisheries site and the federal register and it shows the proposed season to end on July 10. Didn't the season end July 19th last year? Additionally they are asking for comments by April 27th. http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/bulletins/pdfs/2012/FB12-028_Red_Snapper_PR.pdf I could only find 2 comments on the site. I posted a comment so we'll see if it shows up. Also they are proposing a season on Triggerfish. I read the proposal on line and its a joke. NO data. No tables or history. Only proposed action is no action. They changed the size limit earlier to 14 inches. If you fish Triggers you know this is a big Trigger. Most people don't even realize there is a size limit. It went from 10 inches to 14 inches. Currently you can catch 20 as part of the 20 Reef fish limit. I think the 14 inch size limit is all that is needed. Post comments on the regulations. http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/bulletins/pdfs/2012/FB12-028_Red_Snapper_PR.pdf

April 25, 2012 at 10:28am
A comment titled: Better Instructions in response to a report titled: Trigger Fish size limit

Here are insthttp://www.gulfcouncil.org/news_resources/Press%20Releases/APPAnnouncement.pdfructions to get the app.

July 13, 2011 at 5:22pm
A comment titled: Ship Shoal 198 in response to a report titled: Trigger Fish size limit

We were at Ship Shoal 198. I think we were 41 miles from Pelican Pass.

July 13, 2011 at 11:33am
A comment titled: iphone app in response to a report titled: Trigger Fish size limit

go to this link http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gulf-fisheries-management/id426286698?mt=8&ls=1. If this doesn't work, go to Gulf of Mexico Marine Fisheries Council and there is a link.

July 13, 2011 at 7:53am
A comment titled: Pelba real time gauge. in response to a report titled: henderson

This is a link to a real time water gauge in Pelba. It will let you know if the water is rising are falling. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/la/nwis/uv?site_no=302020091435700

April 17, 2011 at 8:49pm
A comment titled: Friend in response to a report titled: Can my truck tow this?

If you have use of the boat, find a friend with a bigger truck. Good luck.

April 15, 2011 at 6:14pm
A comment titled: Love em in response to a report titled: Trim Tabs

I have a 24 skeeter that I added tabs to. Love them. Most of the time you don't need them, but when you do it makes all the difference in the ride. This is normally in a bad chop where you need to get the nose of the boat down. Tabs allow you to get the nose down and stay on plane at a slower speed but having the motor trimmed up. When you trim the motor down to get the nose down it creates a lot of drag that makes the ride much rougher. The other benefit is if you get back in shallow water. To get up on the step, trim your tabs all the way down. The tabs will lift the back of the boat and keep it from digging down. You'll need to raise them quickly as you get on the step. Really helps. I added the Lectra tabs which are 12volt, not hyraulic. Much cheaper and easy to install. If you do install them yourself, buy a tee handle screw driver with the proper size bit. This will make all the difference in the world. I learned this from experience. Good Luck.

April 14, 2011 at 9:15am
A comment titled: Pelba real time water gauge in response to a report titled: bream

This is a link to a real time water level at Pelba in Henderson. The water has been doing nothing but rising.http://waterdata.usgs.gov/la/nwis/uv?site_no=302020091435700

March 15, 2011 at 12:05pm
A comment titled: Details in response to a report titled: HUNTING ACCIDENT CLAIMS FREIND

Anyone no any of the details on how the accident happened?

December 20, 2010 at 1:28pm
A comment titled: Mardi Gras in closed Federal Waters in response to a report titled: Mardi Gras Trout

Sorry to give you the bad news but the Mardi Gras rig is in the Federal closed area. Great trip. Glad you didn't get a ticket. Enjoy those oily fillets.LOL. When will the Fed's realize that there isn't any oil there.

June 20, 2010 at 10:06pm
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August 15 at 2:56pm