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What is this world coming to? Seriously how low down of a person does it take to steal someone's trailer hitch? It's not like they cost $1000. Granted mine was a nice adjustable two ball hitch for $200. If you are the culprit, beware. Karma is a killer. What happened to sportsmen being sportsmen??

November 18, 2011 at 1:16am

Just heard through the grapevine that Capt Josh Howard and the Looney Tuna were in an accident today. Hit a well outside southwest pass and sunk in minutes. Not confirmed yet but I hope everyone is ok.

July 12, 2011 at 1:10pm

Anybody been hunting around Bayou Black/Orange Grove lately? Would like to hear how everyone else is doing since the split. Seems to have slowed down for us. Still VERY FEW big ducks...

December 30, 2010 at 3:06pm

Bayou Black roundup of 12 ringys to close out an excellent first split. Its 95% ringys but ill take them over nothing. Fast action and easy limits. Nothing better! They are really starting to raft up and make our place home. Had great company and hope to continue after the split. Lets hear about all you other Bayou Black guys!

December 05, 2010 at 1:54pm

Got two limits this morning. All ringnecks. Not a whole lot flying around. It was fast and furios early but come 6:30 they stopped. Didnt see very many other ducks or species. WE NEED A REAL FRONT!!

November 21, 2010 at 1:14pm

Easy limit this morning in Orange Grove. Done by 6:15. 3 woodys, 1 ringy, 2 teal. Saw a few grays and mallards. Couldnt quite get them in. Talked to couple other people who came out with 6 mallards. Ducks are everwhere. Heard a lot of shooting around the area. Try to get back at it in the morning...good luck guys

November 13, 2010 at 5:54pm

Well with duck season opening in a few days, I have to ask the inevitable question. What kind of calls are you guys using these days? I hunt the open water marsh, so a good loud call is a MUST on those high wind days! What do you guys think is the best call for this? Is a $100+ call REALLY worth the money? Can a cheap call actually work those late season south louisiana skiddish ducks?

November 11, 2010 at 6:29pm

Anybody hunt teal around Bayou Black this weekend? I havent heard anything about it.

September 13, 2010 at 4:32pm

My dad is looking into getting a vacuum sealer for fish and shrimp. We have one for our deer meat and such. Now we are looking into getting a vacuum that seals a bag full of liquid, so we can store shrimp and other things that require water. Curious to see what you guys are using or have heard about. Brands? Model? Thanks for any help!

August 23, 2010 at 7:52pm

I am having problems with bullet expansion. I have 7mmWSM and I'm currently shooting winchester 150gr. power points because they are the only thing i have found to get a DESCENT group. I have also tried the fusion bullets but could not get them to group AT ALL. I am still not satisfied with the Winchesters as the two deer I have shot with it both ran off. Perfect shot placement both times at about 100-150yds. When I recover the deer the exit hole and entry hole are practically the same thing, which means to me that the bullet did not expand properly. Any possible solutions? Any of you guys that shoot a 7mmWSM have bullet trouble? What is the best bullet that I can use (I'm thinking maybe a heavier bullet will help to control the group and slow it down to expand. These are the only two bullets I have found at stores (limited shopping) ANY help would be greatly appreciated as I am tired of tracking deer already.

July 26, 2010 at 6:14pm

I was looking at the shallow water spider and they seem very interesting. I was wondering if any of you guys or gals out there have any real life experience with them. They seem to do pretty good in the ad video on their website.

July 21, 2010 at 11:25pm

Finally some good news. Watching the race and Fox8 just interrupted saying that as the meeting broke at BP headquarters in Houston, it was released that there is oil flowing through the collector pipe into the tanker. They do not know how much oil is actually flowing through the pipe but there is reports of it actually working.

Hopefully this will alloww us to contain a majority of the surface oil while drilling the new relief well. This is awesome news. Finally something positive. Let's hope its TRUE!

http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Mile-long-tube-sucking-oil-away-from-Gulf-well/b2G5QB3zuEiuP1bIaMdO4A.cspx

May 16, 2010 at 2:24pm

Ok guys, I need a little help. I got my hands on a nice little 20lb loggerhead turtle. I have it all cleaned now I just need a good recipe! I have eaten turtle before but was never around for the cooking process. Just curious if you guys have any good recipes.

March 16, 2010 at 7:56am

Anybody been catching any sacs in bayou black/orange grove area?? Probably still a little cold but now that duck seasons over im getting that itch!

January 26, 2010 at 8:55pm

Made my first trip to my property in orange grove in about two weeks and it definatly paid off! Got my first limit of the season. Ended with four ringnecks and a pair of teal. First thing this morning I lost a big male pintail. That would have been my first ever pintail! I could have cried.. Lots of big ducks. Had greys commited but flared at last second. Then for the first time in my life I saw a flock of about twenty pintail commit to my spread but never got quite loww enough. These are the first pintail I see on my property in probably four years. And to have them all commit, I was in SHOCK. Saw a couple flocks of geese overhead but never once again never got quite low enough. Goin get em again in the morning. Hopefully those pins come back and those geese get lower!

January 17, 2010 at 1:03pm

Any reports from orange grove lately?? havent been in a while...

January 16, 2010 at 6:24pm

WHO DAT BABY! SURE AINT ARIZONA!

January 16, 2010 at 5:08pm

Just wondering how the ducks have been in orange grove, bayou black area. Ive had bronchitis since Christmas day. Just hoping it has gotten better since the last timei was out there.

Any info would be a great help! Thanks

December 30, 2009 at 6:01pm

Made another orange grove hunt this morning. Still sucks badly. Between two of us we only ended with four. Many of you say the ducks are down but i still say no they are not. Not even close. When you takea look up HIGH in the sky theres still NOTHING but clouds. No ducks coming in. BYFAR my worst season ever. Even if we do get tons of birds later in the season it still will not make up for this part.

December 23, 2009 at 12:55pm

Made the first hunt of the second split in orange grove after spending the weekend in Mississippi killing some deer. Took my dad in the marsh for his first hunt this year. We only ended with 6 ringnecks. Lost three cripples. Probably should have had our limit. Still not really different than first split. Couple new birds but nothing drasticallly different. Hope it gets better. Still no big ducks in nose bleed section migrating in.

December 21, 2009 at 2:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Where is the 9 mile line anyway??? in response to a report titled: Where is the 9 mile line anyway???

I completely agree with you about WLF Captain not being able to advise on where to get the coordinates. If they are going to enforce a line, there should be a simple source for the public to obtain its coordinates. And I am well aware of last year's Coast Guard enforcement of the 3 mile line. I have heard of several cases being thrown out in court, hopefully they all do. Unfortunately the 9 mile line is only temporary. It expires September 30th. However, Congressman Garrett Graves introduced a bill in the House that would permanently recognize Louisiana state waters out to 9 nautical miles. Hopefully it passes, and hopefully the states get control of the snapper fishery sooner rather than later.

March 11, 2016 at 10:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Where is the 9 mile line anyway??? in response to a report titled: Where is the 9 mile line anyway???

Greendhead, that is false. For the current Fiscal Year (ending Sept 30,2016), the Louisiana State waters have been extended to 9 miles from the coastline. A fisherman stopped by Federal authorities inside of 9 miles will NOT be ticketed for possession of red snapper. This is all confusing enough, please do not spread false information. Please refer to the latest press release regarding this information. http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/39802

Capt. Marty, I believe chbaker's suggestion is the best method to get the line into your GPS.

March 11, 2016 at 9:03am
A comment titled: Re: What in the PAC is that?! in response to a report titled: What in the PAC is that?!

I'm 100% positive that is NOT a Spanish.

I'm 95% positive that IS a juvenile cuda. The dorsal, caudal, and anal fins all greatly resemble that of a cuda. It is fairly common for juvenile barracuda to venture inshore, however they usually stay closer to the coastline and in very clear waters. In fact several were seen at docks on the back side of Grand Isle recently and one was caught in Fourchon this weeekend.

So while PAC doesn't sound like the most likely place, it is entirely plausible that is in fact a juvenile cuda. Great catch.

October 15, 2015 at 2:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change in response to a report titled: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change

Larry, as a Terrebonne Parish hunter on both sides of the Houma Nav, I strongly support using it as a zone boundary. But if the boundary will be the Atchafalaya River, then I would prefer to stay in the Coastal, whereas the opener would be the 2nd weekend of November.

Terrebonne Parish is tricky with hunting dates. The Bayou Black area, i.e. freshwater area, is greatly inhabited by divers, which usually move into large rafts in areas of no pressure later in the season. Therefore, most of these birds are killed from the opener until about Christmas time.

Whereas in the Lower Dularge/Dulac/Chauvin area, i.e. brackish area, is greatly inhabited by Gadwall, which usually move into those areas as the season goes on to escape the great pressure from the northern areas. Therefore the greatest majority of these birds are killed from Thanksgiving until the closing.

I think the opener on the 2nd weekend of November is a good happy medium.

October 15, 2015 at 8:28am
A comment titled: Re: Unbelievable in response to a report titled: Unbelievable

I breast almost every single duck I kill. And I kill my 6 every Saturday and every Sunday. I don't feel bad one bit. All I kill is ringnecks and teal and there ain't enough meat on all 12 legs to equal one breast. I do pluck a limit or two whole. And you know what, my hunting partners breast them all too. Hundreds of ducks each year, floating down the canal with no breasts and no remorse.

Have fun and Happy plucking :)

January 14, 2015 at 1:51pm
A comment titled: ducks in response to a report titled: December Survey

yea, we could do alot better if I had a popup. We need to trade hunts while your in.

December 15, 2014 at 8:06pm
A comment titled: Ducks in response to a report titled: December Survey

Looking pretty bleak unless the fronts this week stir them up. Only had 9 on closing Sunday. Two limits are tough. Three is almost impossible. I'm convinced lillies eat ducks. Y'all still hot and cold down there?

December 15, 2014 at 4:31pm
A comment titled: Survey in response to a report titled: December Survey

Hey B, I think his plan is to fly this week. I don't know with the weather though. I cant wait to hear the numbers

December 14, 2014 at 10:32pm
A comment titled: Sector Separation in response to a report titled: Attention Snapper Charter Captains

It means we are further limited to our catch share of the total quota. As I understand it, the recreational sector is split into private (guys like you and me) and for-hire (charter guys with federal permit I believe). We will pretty much have like a week to fish, if that...

October 24, 2014 at 11:39am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Specks and Reds!

Ahhh! That mmakes MUCH more since. Thanks for quick reply. Good luck on that mark. Hopefully the weather holds out! If I could scrape up the funds I'd love to get in on the action

July 04, 2013 at 12:23pm
A comment titled: Numbers in response to a report titled: Specks and Reds!

I dont doubt your abilities capt. But if I am reading correctly your boats want to catch 10,000 fish on 23 trips in 7 days? Correct me if im wrong but that sounds absurd to think you can catch 435 fish per trip......That would require 18 people per trip.

Please tell me im missing something!

July 04, 2013 at 12:08pm
A comment titled: shark in response to a report titled: Jug line surprise

Not to dispute anyones opinion, but this looks to be a blacktip, not only because of the fins but couple other features as well. I will admit that I may be wrong as we can not see the entire body for the telltale markings. Blacktip reef sharks are also known to venture into freshwater environments but are not nearly as tolerable as bulls.

June 06, 2012 at 7:06pm
A comment titled: Maulin em in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

Awesome job on the maul drag. 22 tuna ain't no playing around. Must have been a blast. And glad to hear about the mangroves rollin. I'm a newbie to mangroves and was hoping for some tips from a guy i see maul them every year. About where'd you catch them? Are they way out in the deep with the ajs or shallower? Were u using live bait or cut? Appreciate any info.

April 10, 2012 at 10:44pm
A comment titled: freeman in response to a report titled: V-bottom verses catamaran

Take a ride on a freeman. Your opinion will quickly change. Lots of Venice captains on here run one or have ridden in one. Somehow they perform completely different than other cats. Awesome design and sweet looking too.

January 26, 2012 at 10:28pm
A comment titled: 7mm wsm in response to a report titled: Ballistic Tip

I also have a 7short mag and I shoot the 160gr federal triple shock x. I have yet to have a problem with them. It is very possible that the bullet did explode without make an immediately lethal wound. I'm sure the deer eventually bled out but tracking long distances in the swamp can be nearly impossible. I have not had much success with ballistic tips in the past but have not shot them out of the 7

December 25, 2011 at 10:47pm
A comment titled: 7mm wsm in response to a report titled: Ballistic Tip

I also have a 7short mag and I shoot the 160gr federal triple shock x. I have yet to have a problem with them. It is very possible that the bullet did explode without make an immediately lethal wound. I'm sure the deer eventually bled out but tracking long distances in the swamp can be nearly impossible. I have not had much success with ballistic tips in the past but have not shot them out of the 7

December 25, 2011 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: coonass in response to a report titled: bayou black

Where do you guys hunt. I'm in orange grove off of the Antill canal and it started good with lots of grays and a few big ducks but has been on the decline with only ringys real and spoonies. Been hearing talk of lots of big ducks all around Bayou black but I haven't had much sucess with them. Can't complain because we have multiple limits every hunt but had to hunt till 10-11 am to get it

December 13, 2011 at 3:45pm
A comment titled: ... in response to a report titled: duck ID

sorry honey brake, but that in fact IS a hooded merganser hen. common mergansers have a bright orange bill, white chest, and a gray back, while this duck appears to have a brown back and a yellowish spotted bill as does a hooded. Here are two google images

December 07, 2011 at 5:26pm
A comment titled: .. in response to a report titled: Low Down Thief

Not sure where it was stolen, either at school(nicholls) or from neighborhood. I had locking pin on my old truck but had to cut it off when I traded it in due to years of non use in salt air. Guess it beats having it stolen.

November 18, 2011 at 1:39pm
A comment titled: ... in response to a report titled: Velvet Ghost

i would say with velvet 147 5/8

without velvet 136 and change

September 11, 2011 at 11:49pm
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