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Looking for a taxidermist, preferably in S LA but I'd be willing to drive a good distance if the work is really good. I have used a number of guys in the Lafayette/Baton Rouge, all with good results. But I'm looking for exceptional work on this particular bird as it holds a lot of sentimental value. Please advise. Thanks guys.

October 27, 2015 at 8:31am

Helping a buddy get a newly acquired marsh lease ready for next year. We are both rice field hunters through and through so we are out of our element to an extent. We've decided on a four man fiberglass molded marsh blind. A guy in Alexandria sells one as well as a guy in Beaumont. I'm lookin for guidance on how to install it in the marsh. Dig it in? Build a frame? Anchors? Support under the seat?
Obviously have alot of questions so any guidance would be appreciated. September gettin closer every day. Thanks in advance.

May 12, 2014 at 5:10am

I'm relatively new into bluewater fishing and luckily inherited some nice equipment from my dad. He sold his boat when I was very young but kept most of his equipment in our attic. I just restrung one of his penn 30w with 120# hollow core and I was wondering how most of you guys connect the leader line? Ive been reading that the knotless splice is the strongest. Then from that leader line how do you setup your live bait rig or connection to your pulling bait? Thanks in advance

August 03, 2011 at 1:04pm

Hey guys thinkin about making a trip to see if we cant lay the smack down on the tuna like everyone else has been for the last 2 weeks. Just wondering what the most popular live bait has been? Anything would be appreciated.

April 06, 2011 at 11:42am

Me and some friends are tryin to make our way out to Spanish Lake to try and do some bowfishing. We live in Baton Rouge and Im lookin for info on where to launch and general directions on how to get around that area. Thanks in advance

May 04, 2010 at 11:48pm

Just wondering if any of you guys knew the laws on self-protection/dog-protection against gators. Went scout some property last weekend and saw quite a few "healthy" boys out there. Kinda nervous about running into one of them in our our blind. Or worse gettin a hold of my dog. Anybody know the skinny on this??

November 09, 2009 at 5:32pm

Ey guys, we've been hunting in Gueydan for about 12 years now but just recently bought a camp. Was wondering if there was any place near there to catch some inshore fish to pass the time between hunts .redfish, trout, drum, heads...anything that'll pull a pole, or possibly net some crabs? Any help would be appreciated!

July 20, 2009 at 11:40pm

Hey guys Im new to the site, but Im a college kid from Baton Rouge. Just wondering if anyone could tell me where Honey Island Swamp is? Ive heard its near BR and there is good froggin and possible bowfishing. If anyone could help me it'd be appreciated. Thanks.

July 06, 2009 at 7:19pm

Hey guys I'm living in Baton Rouge for the summer and am looking for a good spot to go bowfishing. My buddy has a 16' aluminum boat with a rear steer 40hp and a custom light rack on the front. I've heard henderson holds alot of gar but im not really sure where to put in or start fishing on such a large body of water. If anyone could help me out that'd be great. Thanks

June 11, 2009 at 1:15pm

Just looking for a solid spot to catch a few catfish for a fish fry I've got coming up. anybody know of any good going on in or around the St. Landry parish area?

May 21, 2008 at 12:44pm
A comment titled: Plan Changed in response to a report titled: Installing Marsh Blind

Cameron, I was planning on doing 4 single man pits but our plans have now changed. I think we decided on going much simpler with a blind you drive your boat into. Basically a wooden frame that will be chicken wired and brushed up. We will be in the Pecan Island area on the north side of the road. Do you have any experience with those marshes as to whether or not they have a bottom. Curious as to how deep we will have to drive our posts. They wont be holding much weight except for brush, but we will secure the boat to the frame somehow will hunting. I dont want the buoyancy of the boat to pull the posts out.

May 17, 2014 at 11:30pm
A comment titled: Certainly Not an Expert in response to a report titled: Anyone know what species this is?

but I just got home from Canada where I worked for a waterfowl outfitter for the last 2 months. Like many guys have said, that quacker looks like the mallards we were shooting in early
September that were in the eclipse plumage phase. Some of the drakes we shot early on looked identical to hens, the only difference was yellow/olive bill color. On a different note, it would be very surprising to see a drake that made it here still in that same phase. By the end of October, 99% of the drakes had at least some green on the head and all of them had the definitive white breast of a greenhead. Wish I could've seen the little guy up close. Cheers

November 15, 2011 at 3:57pm
A comment titled: Decision time in response to a report titled: Offshore Leader Connection

Thanks guys. They have tons of good vids on the web of how to rig up the chinese finger trap method. What I decided on doing is 100# hollow braid knotless setup to 50-60 yds of 80# mono with a modified albright to another 20 yds of 80# fluoro. Any thoughts?

August 04, 2011 at 10:48am
A comment titled: OIC in response to a report titled: Offshore Leader Connection

Now that you put it in that way I couldn't agree more. One more question. You have your hollow core to mono to fluoro rigged up. How now do you connect either your live bait rig or your skirt, trembler, etc ?

August 03, 2011 at 3:47pm
A comment titled: Bottom Shot to Braid in response to a report titled: Offshore Leader Connection

When connecting your bottom shot to the braid you said you use the uni to uni. Why not use the chinese finger trap method like you do with your top shot?

August 03, 2011 at 3:14pm
A comment titled: Ducks hangin around in response to a report titled: Duck Report-good to see a few

I'm definitely not a duck expert but have heard many folks talking about teal migrating north in the spring time. That might be why a few bwt's are hangin around. Went to the lease in Gueydan to put some cattle fences around our pits and saw a few flocks of bwt and a few mottles.

April 28, 2010 at 11:21am
A comment titled: ..... in response to a report titled: Gators while Duck Hutning

Thanks for the thoughts and advice guys

November 11, 2009 at 9:07am
A comment titled: Agreed in response to a report titled: Gators while Duck Hutning

Totally agree with you Haz but don't wanna pay a ridiculous fine for proctecting my pooch.

November 09, 2009 at 5:38pm
A comment titled: Fishing in response to a report titled: Saltwater Fishing nearest Gueydan

Like I said, I've been hunting the area for about 12 years so my time spent there is only during the winter months. I am from Lafayette so I have far closer places to fish back home. Never needed to get into the SW LA fishing loop. Just figured Id try to find some way to pass the time in between morning hunts. Thanks

July 23, 2009 at 10:56pm
A comment titled: Fishing in response to a report titled: Saltwater Fishing nearest Gueydan

Papa-p, where would you suggest putting in? what methods would you use to land a few reds?

July 21, 2009 at 10:47pm
A comment titled: Fishing in response to a report titled: Saltwater Fishing nearest Gueydan

I'm not familiar with ICY, where is that? Im also unfamiliar with white lake, but have been to rollover plenty of times.

July 21, 2009 at 9:34pm
A comment titled: Honey Island in response to a report titled: Honey Island Swamp

Hey Da V Man, How far east down 90 do you go before you start hitting the launches? and do you just ride down the banks of the main rivers or do you take canals off of those rivers?

July 07, 2009 at 7:14pm
A comment titled: eating in response to a report titled: A few whites at the Oxbow

How do those fish taste? How do you cook em?

June 29, 2009 at 2:37pm
A comment titled: froggin in response to a report titled: froggin

thanks for the info man, we've been wondering what it was like over there..might try to make a trip soon, might also try to shoot some fish with our bows. thanks again

June 28, 2009 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: ... in response to a report titled: froggin

did you just ride the banks of the main canal?

June 28, 2009 at 2:56am
A comment titled: froggin in port allen in response to a report titled: froggin

Hey weav, I also live in Baton Rouge and have wondered about goin froggin and bowfishing in the intracoastal. If you go let me know how it is..

June 28, 2009 at 2:25am
A comment titled: blind river in response to a report titled: where are the garfish

where is the best place to launch a boat in the blind river to go garfishin?

June 23, 2009 at 6:43pm
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