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Does anyone know of an 'Anglers Guide to Saltwater Fishes'? Seems like I saw something about it here sometime back, but can't find anything.

February 24, 2014 at 12:48pm

Looking into getting a new trolling motor. Did a search of reports and everything I found was 3 to 5 yrs old. Hoping to get some updated opinions on Minnkota vs Motorguide. Looking at 24 volt, 55 to 70# for a 20 ft, fiberglass bass boat. Any advice?

December 19, 2012 at 8:32pm

Be aware. I just received a ticket in the mail from Geauxpass for two violations in August and September. I've had a tag on my windshield since the tollbridge opened. When I called, the woman explained that my card had expired and since I did not call them and give them the new expiration date, I was in violation. I've never heard or read anything about that requirment. I know, I know ignorance is no excuse. Nonetheless, instead of owing $5 bucks, I now owe them $55 bucks. Check your card expiration dates guys and gals.

November 28, 2012 at 3:33pm

Haven't fished the Bayou Corne area in over a year. Had planned on going once I got my boat out of the shop until the gas bubbling up in the bayou started. Now there's the sinkhole and evacuations of the locals. I feel bad for them. I've met some mighty nice folks there. I assume the bubbling gas and the sinkhole are related. Anybody know any more than what little the local news is reporting?

August 07, 2012 at 6:40pm

Hit the bay behind Grand Isle Wednesday around noon. First stop was the only stop. Started catching 12 to 15 inch specks with some in the 18 inch range. Very few throw backs. For whatever reason the bite seemed to pick up during the slack tide. Started out using live shrimp and pogies but caught just as many on Gulp shrimp. Ended the day with 62 specks. All within sight of the island. That put a nice dent in the freezer.

April 14, 2012 at 6:16pm

I've heard comments about not using oil with teflon on reels. Not sure why. If so should I avoid using it on my guns as well? Anyone know?

March 02, 2012 at 5:36pm

Finally gonna break down and try to replace a couple of guns that were stolen in a burglary during Gustav. Put bids in at auctionarms.com (never done business with them before) to replace my Dad's 1950's era Winchester model 12, 16 ga. pump and a Remington 16 ga. Sportsman 48. Had a guy tell me the 11 48 was a 'hanging up piece of crap'. I hunted with it for several years, knocked down a helluva lot of dove and never had a hangup or misfire.
Two questions:
1.Has anyone had any good/bad experiences with auctionarms.com ?
2.Has anyone who's shot one had any problems with the 48 ?

December 09, 2011 at 11:38pm

Never cooked em' before and couldn't find anything in the recipes. What's the best way to grill, stove top or bake blackfin tuna steaks?
I like my fish a little spicy.

September 21, 2011 at 8:29pm

Looking into buying a new set of dock lights for night fishing down in Grand Isle. Any recommendations as far as brand, wattage, etc?

August 22, 2011 at 9:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Seahorse in Grandisle in response to a report titled: Seahorse in Grandisle

I've caught a few throwing a cast net and have seen a few swimming in the canals by the coast guard station in the past few years.

May 02, 2016 at 11:15pm
A comment titled: Vibrio. in response to a report titled: vibrio virus???

I worked with a girl whose husband got it in his shoulder some years back. Not a boater or fisherman and they still have no idea how he got it. It took an extended hospital stay, IV antibiotics, several surgeries, skin grafts and a lot of care over a few months to cure it. He lost quite a bit of muscle tissue and skin from his shoulder and lower neck. I saw the wounds. Didn't make me paranoid, but it was enough to make me start changing some old habits.

July 23, 2014 at 8:37pm
A comment titled: Vibrio in response to a report titled: vibrio virus???

I'm no chemist, but I think bleach is chlorine (I could be wrong though). We keep a spray bottle of diluted bleach on the boat as well as germex, but don't use them both at once. I've read that 1 part bleach to 10 parts water was sufficient. We mix it a little stronger. And no, we don't use them every time someone gets nicked, but we're trying to get in the habit. Better safe than sorry.

July 23, 2014 at 7:18pm
A comment titled: Vibrio in response to a report titled: vibrio virus???

I keep a bottle of germ-x on the boat and in the boat bag. Scrub every nick, scratch and poke. If it gets inflamed and/or swollen, get to the doctor. Aside from staying off the water altogether, that's about all you can do. It's been around longer than we have and will be here long after we're gone.

July 22, 2014 at 12:07am
A comment titled: Speckled Hind in response to a report titled: 2013 Speckled Hind

Congrats on a beautiful fish. Details? Where was it caught, weight, etc?

July 21, 2014 at 11:47pm
A comment titled: Frogs in response to a report titled: Frogging

Albino Buck's right. The back feet of pig frogs are webbed all the way to the tips of the toes. On bullfrogs the fourth toe extends past the web.

July 17, 2014 at 7:44pm
A comment titled: Cat ID in response to a report titled: Need positive identification

No offense intended at all Bayou, but I spent 30+ years working with all of the big cats, most of the medium sized cats and a lot of the small cats. It may be an optical illusion that makes it look larger, but that is a domestic cat.

June 19, 2014 at 8:54pm
A comment titled: Cat ID in response to a report titled: Need positive identification

Definitely pics of house cat. Female house cats, bobcats, lynx and cougars that are in heat can let out a scream that'll raise the hair on the back of your neck if you don't know what it is. And yeah, I am fully aware there are 'other species' that do the same thing.

June 19, 2014 at 7:58pm
A comment titled: Nice in response to a report titled: Lake P Hammers

Ty, I've seen some comments saying their females didn't have roe. What about yours? Those are some mighty fat trout.

June 04, 2014 at 11:41am
A comment titled: Coiled leaders in response to a report titled: Monofilament leaders

I make mine as I go too. If they coil or twist I toss them and make more. There are line conditioners that claim to relax coils, improve casting, etc. TangleFree and Ardent Line Butter are a couple. I haven't used them so I don't know if they work but, it may be an option for coiled mono.

June 03, 2014 at 3:03pm
A comment titled: Fish ID in response to a report titled: Fish ID

devonb's right. Splitlure Frogfish according to the fieldguide. Related to batfish.

May 28, 2014 at 11:06pm
A comment titled: Ethanol free info in response to a report titled: Ethanol-Free gasoline shortage

Pete Landry had a post with a lot of great info and comments about this until just a day or two ago. Apparently it's been moved or deleted. Go to petelandrysrealgas.com. Good website. Pete is a retired chemist that has been researching and providing info on this subject for a long time.

May 12, 2014 at 11:01am
A comment titled: Good luck in response to a report titled: Gone fishing

The forecast is calling for 15-20 knot winds by Wednesday or Thursday. 3 to 5 footers for the weekend.

May 05, 2014 at 12:48pm
A comment titled: Yeah I agree, kind of. in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

I've caught and kept most of the non-venomous and venomous Louisiana snakes over the last fifty years. And I can tell you, I've yet to meet a racer or rat snake that wouldn't bite the crap out of you if given the chance, until handled enough to calm them down a bit. Some are more docile than others, but very few are initially, completely non-aggressive.

May 02, 2014 at 12:50am
A comment titled: Prayers sent. in response to a report titled: prayers for Carley

Prayers sent for Carley, you and your family Mike.
Keep your faith strong.

May 02, 2014 at 12:21am
A comment titled: Snake ID in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

Sorry if we hijacked your post.

May 01, 2014 at 9:36pm
A comment titled: No arguement here in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

You're probably right Slickhead. I've collected a few black-masked out that way myself years ago. And a beautiful buttermilk in Kisatchie. Just saying where they overlap, they inter-grade. He just wanted to know if it was a racer or a water snake.

April 30, 2014 at 11:08am
A comment titled: All of the above in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

There are several sub-species in that area that can and do inter-breed (inter-grades), so it's probably a hybrid. But, who cares, it's a racer.

April 30, 2014 at 9:28am
A comment titled: Not to get too technical but... in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

The belly is the giveaway. Yellow bellied racers can be brown to bluish, but the belly's are yellow. As kids we called all racers, black racers, blue racers, blue runners, etc. True blue racers are in the northern mid west and southern Canada. We have a few different sub-species of racers in La.

April 29, 2014 at 11:28pm
A comment titled: Snake in response to a report titled: Snake Identification please

You're out of the coachwhips range, but do have yellow bellied racers there. That would be my verdict.

April 29, 2014 at 4:09pm
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