Headed to bayou black in the morning. hoping the weather holds for a while. last week and weekend fished the 70 mile canal area and also orange grove. did very well with bass and sacalait. anyone been yet this week?
Headed to bayou black this weekend. Did well last weekend. Had my limit on Saturday. Anyone else having some success ?
Sad to see the season come to an end. It was a banner year for us with duck numbers.
Ended the year with 481 ducks on 35 hunts. Had a great mixture, killing 13 different species of ducks. By far, ringnecks were our most prominent bird. The season started great and never slowed down! The later start and finish for the season worked out great for us! Averaged 5.82 ducks per hunter, per hunt, which is one of the highest averages I've had. It wasn't just me, as our whole lease/club did great and all did just as well or better. It was fun! Time to break the fishing gear out!
First split has come to an end. Fortunate enough to make 12 hunts. Limits on each hunt were taken with between 1 and 4 hunters on each hunt. During first 3 weeks, the hunting was great with literally thousands of ducks on our property. The last week, it slowed down substantially, but were still able to take limits. Mainly ringnecks were taken, with bwt, canvasbacks, redheads and grayducks mixed in. 2 lonely drake mallards and 1 pintail also. Our property was holding lots of gray ducks, but they piled in the coot and didn't offer many shooting opportunities. It appears a lot of the birds that were in our area migrated back north with the warm weather. The second split should be great, can't wait! - area - bayou black, north side of intracoastal.
Took a ride to the lease on 10/15/2014 - Check out how bad the salvania is. Saw approximately 50 ducks, mostly teal. Also saw about 150-200 coot, which is very early, at least for our area. Salvania is horrible, even after spending thousands of dollars on chemicals all summer, it seems in the last 3-5 weeks, it grew at an extraordinary rate, that unfortunately, we couldn't keep up with. Most ponds are still hunt able, but the salvania will be a problem. We've let go tons of weevle's in the past, but they can't keep up either. Lease has a lot of vegetation - preparing for another great season!
With all the griping and complaining, one could only assume that their will be a lot of leases coming available for this upcoming season. With that said, I've been trying to acquire another lease in Terrebonne parish, but haven't had much luck. I love my current lease, but would like to get something else in the brackish water. A gray duck or two would be nice every once in a while! So guys, if ya'll know of any available properties in the dulac, dularge, Chauvin areas, please email me.
Duck season has come to an end for me. Overall, it was a productive season averaging 5.3 ducks per hunter, per hunt. About 90 % of ducks taken were either ringnecks or blue winged teal, with gray ducks, redheads, canvasbacks and mallards making up the rest. I was fortunate enough to make 31 hunts this season, which is a little less than usual, but still enough to satisfy me. Season started out great, then slowed from the weekend before the split until about 2 weeks after the split, then closed with a bang during the last 3 weeks. During the last week, our property was holding several thousand ringnecked ducks which made for great shoots! Until next year, time to break out the fishing poles!
Hunting report: Orange Grove/ Bayou Black
Worst week of hunting in my area since the 09/10 season I believe. Virtually all birds are gone except for a couple bwt. Killed 1 teal between 4 hunters yesterday morning and saw maybe 25 ducks. Not sure where all the ducks went, but I hope they come back!
Recently lost out deer hunting property in Gheens, LA. Was wondering if anyone know's any contact information for deer hunting clubs/leases for the Lafourche Terrebonne area. Not for this season, but for next season. Was wondering about places like Allen Ranch or some of the areas on the bourg larose highway. If anyone has any experiences with those areas or other areas that might have some information - please let me know - Thanks!
First split started out with a bang and finished with a dud. For the first 3 weekends, we had thousands of ducks on our property with limits coming very easily on each hunt. This week,however, the birds seem to have moved on with this cold weather. Hunted Wednsday - Sunday - Killed 4 limits on wednsday, then from thursday - sunday struggled to kill in the range of 8-17 birds - never a full 3 man limit. Rode through the lease yesterday after the hunt and only jumped a few hundred ducks; mostly bwt, and didn't see very many high flyers. Not sure where they went, cause noone else in my area had a good weekend. Overall impressions: First split was great for me, even though the end slowed off - managed to kill a lot of ducks - mostly ringnecks and teal - which i'm not complaining about. I love to eat ringers and teal! Good hunting everyone - next weekend i will be in a box stand!
For as long as i can remember, i've been using a mudboat for my waterfowl hunting (16 ft fiberglass with a subaru), but im now on the brink of purchasing a surface drive. They are more comfortable and can haul more ppl and equipment. I had my mind set on a gatortail with a center console and was pretty much sold on buying it. Recently, however, one of my friends purchased a prodrive with a center console and i really like it. Was wondering what everyone on here's take is on the difference - pros and cons. Seems the prices are very comparable. Just trying to find what's everyones preference.
Hunting so far has been above average for us. I've made 8 hunts thus far and limits have been taken on each hunt. Distribution has been slinder, with 75% of birds taken being ringnecks; followed by bwt, readheads, canvasbacks and gray ducks. Only a handfull of gray ducks have been taken which is unusual, particularly for the early part of the season. With that said, our lease is holding around 500 bwt; which is more tham average, and approximately 5-10 thousand ringnecks; which is a bit early for that many. I'm guessing the ringnecks will all marcels of vegetation by the start of the second half of the season. Overall, i'm very pleased and will continue to enjoy each hunt I am able to make!
Went to the lease today to check out if anything changed with the recent high water. Everything looked great, even saw a large flock of BWT - First i see this year!
Hopefully we have several fronts throughout October!
November 9th can't come soon enough
I'm an avid waterfowl hunter and i mostly do my hunting in the marshes of southeast la, particularly in the marshes of northwest terrebonne parish. I hunt in a beautiful freshwater marsh and we mostly kill ringnecks, redheads,canvasbacks and bwt. I was driving through cameron towards to coast and through johnsons bayou this week and noticed that they have a lot of beautiful freshwater marshland that looks to be very condusive to prime time waterfowling. I was just wondering what are some waterfowl hunting oppurtunities in this area? This area has to be loaded with birds during the season, right? Not familiar with the area at all, it was my first time I ever passed through and was curious because the it looked very beautiful.
Who would be a good contact person with regards to a waterfowl lease in the chauvin area? I have a lease in bayou black, but am looking for secondary lease on saltwater marsh for a look at a variety of ducks other than ringnecks/redheads/canvasbacks. We had an incredible season in bayou black, but majority of our bags were divers. Any information would be great! Thanks! JOoJ
anyone hunted the bayou black area yet? more specifically orange grove or 70 mile area. going for the first time tommorow, wondering what to expect
12 quick birds in orange grove this mourning. greys, teal, and ringnecks. done by 7:30 am. lots and lots of ringers, seems like old times again!
Just getting back from the lease in bayou black and there aren't many ducks to speak of. Our lease is holding maybe 30 bwt and a couple grey ducks. Anyone in the bayou black area seeing in concentrations of ducks?
went to the lease in bayou black on sunday to start getting ready for duck season. saw a few little flocks of ringnecks. also saw 50 or so teal. great sign compared to last season.
Went to the lease in Orange Grove this weekend to start dressing some blinds and saw a few ducks.
Saw 5 small flocks of ringnecks, around 50 teal, a couple flocks of greys. Very encouraging compared to last season where we didn't see a duck opening weekend. Didn't kill one until the end of the first split if i remember right. Everything looks good....the tide was wayyy low!