THE BIG BUCKS ARE STARTING TO MOVE!
Yesterday evening I got in a nice shooting house here at Rock Hill Hunting Club.
It was over looking a beautiful green field with two lanes planted in wheat.
At 4:30 pm two bucks and a doe made their way out in the plot to my left.
The bigger buck kept going back into the woods not presenting me with a shot.
Finally the big buck stepped out of the woods giving me a neck shot.
I took the shot with my Tikka 308 and he hit the ground.
This is the second deer I have taken in two weeks as I took a doe last week along with two hogs.
Plenty Deer, Turkey and Hogs here at Rock Hill Hunting Club.
a buddy of mine is wacking the specks in venice on live shrimp bigger trout than normal got his 2 man limit quick I made a 11 day long range trip to cally we fished in Mexican waters approx. 400 miles from san diego the boat got 102 wahoo from 35 to 60 lbs 120 yellowfin tuna most were 25 to 30 lbs biggest on board was 141 lbs I got 1 at 86 lbs we landed 120 mahi 5 yellow tails and 5 queen trigger fish I got 9 tuna 6 wahoo 8 mahi and 1 trigger about 500 lbs of fish for me I got 2 wahoo on bait sardine and 4 on a wahoo warrior jig I make in water mellon color they torn the paint off that poor jig I will have to put more clear coat on them before I take them back to cally next year we fished 6 days hard and the bite was steady but not wide open we had to work hard for the fish we caught 1 day we got 17 hoo with approx. 50 mahi the next day we got 42 hoo the next day 43 hoo there were 21 fisherman on the boat one guy caught a 100 lb blue marlin that came right in not much fight at all another caught a 150 lb mako on the troll which we did not keep the weather was almost perfect 72 degrees and a light breeze seas were 1 ft or less and the food was fantastic if you have never been on a long range trip you need to put in in your bucket I have been on 4 trips now 5 day 8 day and 2 11 day trips all were very good 2 were steller and 2 were good a super group of guys all seasoned veterens of off shore fishing it did not take me long to fit in cant wait for wahoo season to start in venice capt todd
I first learned of Dr. Keith’s cancer diagnosis in 2015 when I received a call from a family friend asking me to help Dr. Keith check off his bucket list- a fishing trip with his son. With two phone calls, two boats and the Faux Pas lodge were arranged and immediately ready. Unfortunately, chemo took precedence, and we never made the trip. Dr. Keith passed away 3-1/2 months later at the age of 45. I later learned that his sportsman was Kyle, now age 12, the youngest of his six children.
Last Saturday morning, Kyle and I left the dock at 4am, headed out for our first duck hunt together. Halfway to the lease, with just the two of us under the near full moon, a sudden, overwhelming sense of responsiblity for another man’s son sent chills down my spine and left tears in my eyes. Although I take plenty kids in the outdoors, it’s usually not under these circumstances. As we continued down the bayou and knowing Dr. Keith was watching from above, I responded with 2 q-beam blasts and a wink towards heaven. The q-beam was to let Dr. Keith know I would take care of Kyle like a son of my own, and the wink was to ask him for a little help with the ducks. After all, this has been the slowest South Louisiana duck season of my life.
Anyone that knew Dr. Keith will tell you, he loved God and his Family and lived with the conviction that life was meant to be enjoyed today. As one family friend said, “Of all the things he’d accomplished in his life, there was nothing that gave him more joy than being a dad.” Hence, the “Live Like Keith” magnets that you can still find today on cars all around New Orleans.
There we sat in the blind with decoys set, safety talk finished, and laughing about how imitating a monkey can scare away coyotes. Then it got real quiet as we watched the sunrise wondering if any ducks would show up. What Kyle did not know was how dismal the hunt had been the day before and the day before that.
Then 8 teal appeared in the decoys 15 yards in front of Kyle. Then 2 more right in the same spot, one of which Kyle killed on the first shot. Then 10 more, a single, and after the “satsuma trick” and 2 breakfast bars, 12 more landed so close it made for easy shooting. I later described the hunt to my own sons and friends,who haven’t seen action like that this year, as “magical”.
As the hunt was coming to an end, I realized I had just had the pleasure to “Live Like Keith.” I spent the day with his son, Kyle, a son that he and his wife raised to be cheerful, well-mannered, intelligent, and enthusiastic about each and every day — especially one where Dad was along the whole way.
I enjoyed the hunt, Keith. Thanks for letting me come along.
Back out, me/Lucy today. Water is finally up a bit in Delacroix. Felt like 2 trips in one. Trip one we searched for trout around 4 Horse/Round Lake and such. Found some decent water and the tide/current was ripping, but one bite all morning and a skunking was on. Afternoon Trip two seemed like a good time to switch to red targeting. The water finally came up enough for me to comfortably slide back into my favorite 2 foot deep red pond. And that saved the day, as 10 nice ones climbed aboard, and one other big one provided a show.
What hit the boat:
10 Redfish (4 throwbacks and 1 release)
0 Everything else
Today was captain Jacks first trip this winter with his dad and Chef Richie (our old food trailer cook). They went scouting for trout and ended up catching some really big ones! They found some clean water, and that’s where they found the big trout. Captain Jack caught the biggest trout he’s caught in 2 and a half years. It was 25.25 inches long. We have been hearing some great reports coming out of Fourhorse. There are a lot of reds and trout on the South shore of Fourhorse Lake. If I were going trout fishing, I would concentrate in Lake Robin and Lake Amadee. If I were going redfishing,I would go anywhere I want to go. They have been cleaning reds since 10am today. So..when you get a chance, come on down. The weather is looking beautiful for tomorrow. We have beautiful live shrimp. Nicole just picked up a load of shrimp. All that being said..we can’t wait to see ya here at Sweetwater Marina.
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Scott and his 7 year old son Preston joined me yesterday for a good ole Dularge meat haul. First stop #Powerpole went down and it was on. Preston caught his first ever sheepshead, black drum, redfish, flounder and trout. Can’t beat that!!!! Fun times watching father son making memories that will last forever. Fishing is on fire. Give me a call to create your own life long memories this holiday season (985) 714-3987 #Jusgrabitglove #Pugliassportinggoods #GetEmShads #Highwaterfishinglures
Doug, Karen, Kayla and Pauline came down from Missouri and got to experience a South LA redfish massacre Dularge style! All 25 fish caught on #Highwaterfishinglures and #GetEmShads! Captain Casey Lombard to book your trip 🎣📞(985) 714-3987📞🎣
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I was one of three boats fishing with this San Diego, California crew. All 3 days Jerry, Mark and Brad had the cooler overflowing with limits of redfish. They also caught all these species over their trip: Sheepshead(tons😂), Speckled trout(very few), Bass, flounder, Black drum and 1 freshwater catfish. Great crew and LOTS of fun. Thank you Captain Lloyd Landry with Outcast Fishing Charters for setting all this up. If you want in on this incredible bite give me a call and let’s get em!
Captain Casey Lombard (985) 714-3987
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Been going out here and there, and its been mostly uneventful with 1/2 suicidal fish a trip. Today was going to be a bit of the same as far as I was concerned out by 4 Horse and all that dirty water, but my slip mate owner Charlie saved me from myself and I followed him trying to learn a new route. Sweet little route, its going to take a bit more time for me to navigate like that. He had a few friends down, still took the time to show me around and let me fish with them. Nice group, we all yucked it up and fished hard. Kept picking away at them around Pt Fienne, and by noon we had a five person limit of reds. Good fishing, good company, it was good.
What hit the boats:
25 Redfish (only about 5 throwbacks)
1 Sail Catfish
2 bushels of grass
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