| Outdoor Board|| Best places for classifieds for outboards - gorillacoco on 12/11/13 at 12:05 pm|
I looked at LAS, bayoubucks, and craigslist. Anywhere else you guys would recommend? I need a small outboard, 6hp or below....
| Outdoor Board|| when duck hunting, do you ever 'blind call' when you're not seeing any ducks? - gorillacoco on 12/5/13 at 10:02 am|
in my limited duck-hunting experience, i find that sending out an occasional wood-duck squeal seems to bring more fly-bys. how do you guys feel about throwing out an occasional mallard hail call? annoying? counterproductive? occasionally works?...
| Outdoor Board|| Do ducks fly while it is raining? More? Less? - gorillacoco on 12/4/13 at 9:32 am|
Thinking about hunting Friday but it's supposed to rain. Should I only try to hunt when it's stopped or stick it out the whole time ?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anyone know the closest place to BR that you can get odori don? - gorillacoco on 11/19/13 at 4:41 pm|
I have a want.
| Outdoor Board|| IST 11/1: move or stay put - gorillacoco on 11/1/13 at 8:02 am|
Need advice: I missed a turn coming in this morning and couldn't get to my tree. Got as far as I could go and picked a tree and got up in it. It's an okay spot but not great. Major feeding time starts in an hour or so. Do I get down and move and risk getting busted or sit tight? Leaning toward movin...
| Outdoor Board|| If you hunt ducks in a cypress swamp, what are they eating? - gorillacoco on 10/22/13 at 2:27 pm|
Lately I've been seeing a lot of pictures and video of people hunting ducks in what looks to be flooded cypress swamp. What are the typical duck foods you find in an area like this? It always seemed like kind of a barren terrain to me for the birds so I was wondering why they would be there. TIA. :...
| Outdoor Board|| Okay which one of you guys lost a party barge? - gorillacoco on 10/18/13 at 10:48 pm|
Seen today somewhere in Louisiana.
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone ever had a boat/trailer/motor stolen? Opinions on best theft-prevention? - gorillacoco on 10/17/13 at 10:27 am|
3 ways my crap can get stolen:
-take trailer and all
-steal boat from waterway while i'm hunting in the woods
-steal motor from boat (either from trailer or from boat while i'm hunting in the woods)
which is most likely/least likely and what do you do to prevent it?
I was watching some yout...
| Outdoor Board|| Duck Hunting Situation - Multiple Choice - gorillacoco on 9/17/13 at 2:07 pm|
Sorry for the long read in advance. I need some advice.
Sunday my friend Doc & I went for a teal hunt/fishing trip on one of the coastal WMAs, all marsh. We started in the morning doing some scouting. After an hour of running, we'd seen a few birds here and there but no real concentration. Final...
| Outdoor Board|| decoy pull cord - pvc or nylon - gorillacoco on 8/17/13 at 6:35 pm|
i was about to put together a pull cord for the upcoming season, and i got out a roll of decoy cord that i bought at academy on clearance in february. it's black non tangle pvc. just playing with the cord for a second, it seems to stretch a LOT (and doesn't return fully to original length) and after...
| Outdoor Board|| Doing an overnight hunting trip without a tent/camp - gorillacoco on 7/18/13 at 2:34 pm|
I'm thinking about doing some afternoon + morning hunts this duck season, without a tent or camp. It's a long hike in so I don't want to have to tote a tent in along with all my hunting gear. I was thinking I can just bring a small ice chest to stuff the ducks in and sit up against a tree for a nap ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone doing good bass fishing the basin? My spots not ready yet... - gorillacoco on 7/13/13 at 12:31 pm|
Went to a couple spots yesterday in mid basin, admittedly in the middle of the day (only chance I had) and totally struck out. TONS of bait fish & tons of gar but no bass, no white bass either. Not quite right yet? Water levels dropping like a rock tho. Anyone else doing good yet?...
| Outdoor Board|| What kind of spider is this? - gorillacoco on 7/12/13 at 10:33 am|
He attacked my plastic worm that I threw too close to a pylon in the basin. Then he retreated & I was able to get in close for some pictures. I swung the worm in just to mess with him and he tried to grab it again. I may have seen one or two in my life that were longer (in LA), but this guy beat the...
| Outdoor Board|| whats your worst "one that got away"? - gorillacoco on 7/11/13 at 2:13 pm|
While this one doesn't seem like much now, it was a huge dissapointment to me at the time: when I was 17 or so I never recovered a spike that I shot while bowhunting in the woods behind my mom and dad's house. Took me another 9 years to get my first bow kill.
More recent: last year (first yr duck...
| Outdoor Board|| Best pull-cord set ups for duck hunting - gorillacoco on 7/2/13 at 2:57 pm|
I was wondering if some of you duck hunting veterans could weigh in on best pull-cord set-up. Is it better to have the decoys "swimming" (pull cord just pulls a few decoys in a straight line & then returns when you release) or "feeding" where the pull cord makes the decoys dip & splash like they are...
| Outdoor Board|| Cheapest place to buy glass? - gorillacoco on 6/18/13 at 9:41 am|
I need a 3'x3' piece of glass for a table I built. The first place i called said it would be about $50 - sounded a little more expensive than I thought it would. Should I just start calling around glass places or is there somewhere in particular I should be looking? ...
| Outdoor Board|| beretta 3901 wont re-rack shells completely - gorillacoco on 6/9/13 at 9:20 pm|
I bought an almost-brand-new beretta 3901 earlier this year. It regularly (50% of the time) will not cycle the shells properly; when I load up and rack the first shell, it fires (every time) and puts a new shell into the chamber, but apparently does not rack completely and the second shell will not ...
| Outdoor Board|| 4 more days added to snapper season - gorillacoco on 6/6/13 at 4:00 pm|
[link=(http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=5238)]LA Sportsman Article[/link]
ETA: federal judge ruled that giving different states different season dates was BS; now all states have a 28 day season. also the judge castigated the NOAA for their actions which were apparently...
| Outdoor Board|| South Farm Crawfish Report - gorillacoco on 5/24/13 at 4:49 pm|
Went today with my 12 yr old godson/nephew, caught about 3/4 of a sack from 8am to 1pm.
We wasted about an hour and a half at the first spot. Initial run looked good so we put out all the set nets (I'm down to 16 at this point from losing 1 every time I go) and then had to pick them up after 2-3...
| Outdoor Board|| legality of launching yaks off of public roads into a river - gorillacoco on 4/22/13 at 2:10 pm|
will i get ticketed for parking off of a public road and launching a kayak into one of the rivers north of BR (comite/upper amite/thompsons creek, tangipahoa) at a road crossing? can i leave my truck there all day? anyone had any problems with this?...
| Outdoor Board|| Found a baby duck. Injured by cat (broken leg?). Need help pronto. - gorillacoco on 4/8/13 at 6:36 pm|
Anyone have any experience with this? Gf found one in the yard and the leg is broken apparently. I don't live near water at all btw. She wants to keep it. What needs to be done in the immediate timeframe?...
| Outdoor Board|| What GPS/navigation app do you use on your phone? - gorillacoco on 4/3/13 at 10:02 am|
I am looking at purchasing the navionics app. Any other suggestions?
Also, do they really work without a cellphone signal?...
| Outdoor Board|| navigation lights on your boat - gorillacoco on 4/1/13 at 8:08 am|
are navigation lights legal on your boat in louisiana? i was planning to mount some on the front so i don't have to hold the q-beam the entire time but i've been doing some reading online and it looks like they are illegal in a lot of places. anyone know about louisiana?...
| Outdoor Board|| help confirming ID of duck food(?) plants - gorillacoco on 3/23/13 at 11:47 am|
i did some scouting/fishing yesterday and took some photos of the aquatic vegetation i found. i'm not sure on the names, so i was hoping someone could tell me for sure what i'm looking at. my guesses on the IDs are are:
coontail & southern naiad
[don't know] & water hyacinth
| Outdoor Board|| paul bunyan catches 18 lb albino catfish, 100lb tuna - gorillacoco on 3/13/13 at 12:02 pm|
ETA: for clarity, these pictures are from LA Sportsman. these are the words of the author:
[quote]18 pound albino catfish
24 inch albino channel c...
| O-T Lounge|| Spinoff: how many of you take prescription medication regularly? - gorillacoco on 3/12/13 at 1:19 pm|
i don't take anything regularly. occasionally i have ibuprofen or benadryl but for the most part i hate taking or am scared of most medicines....
| Outdoor Board|| what do the ducks eat where you hunt? - gorillacoco on 2/28/13 at 9:17 am|
I keep reading these articles about widgeon grass and other vegetables that they like, but I never saw any grass in the swamps where I was hunting last season. Am I doing it wrong? Do they focus on submerged vegetation in south LA?
From what I understand, mallards and wood ducks like acorns as we...
| Outdoor Board|| worst encounters with wildlife - gorillacoco on 2/12/13 at 3:58 pm|
one season of wading around pre-dawn for duck hunting and i am a little nervous about gators. anyone on here ever had a hairy encounter with one?
my worst experiences with wildlife:
-stabbed through and through my index finger by a hardhead catfish
-god damned sharks chomping my blackfins in ha...
| Outdoor Board|| launch near gibson - gorillacoco on 2/6/13 at 10:25 pm|
anyone know of a launch near gibson/bayou black? i want to make an exploratory trip down there for bass friday and i'm not sure where to put in (first time).
if you'd prefer to email me
| Outdoor Board|| scouting for ducks in flooded timber - gorillacoco on 2/5/13 at 12:36 pm|
when you scout in a swamp, how much do you 'jump' ducks in the boat?
i know it's easy in a marsh to see all the ducks getting up off the water when you're in an area holding ducks, but you can see so much farther there. do you see the same thing when scouting in, say, the basin? or do you have t...