| Outdoor Board|| IST/IBT 12/14 - Polar Pop on 12/14/13 at 4:03 am|
On the waters edge
Ready to purple pane some ducks....
| Outdoor Board|| Winter Bass Fishing Tips? - Polar Pop on 11/30/13 at 9:16 am|
Going on an impromptu yak fishing trip tomorrow morning.
Launching in at 9AM, weather is supposed to be in the low 40s then top out in the low 60s.
Same spot that I usually fished in the summer, but Im sure the water level has gotten pretty high from the recent rains.
Any tips on winter...
| Outdoor Board|| IST / IBT 11-16 - Polar Pop on 11/16/13 at 3:22 am|
Goodmorning, West Zone shootout has arrived.
Waiting for the pandahs at the drop spot.
Running on zero sleep
56 degrees/Dense Fog
| Outdoor Board|| Insulated Glove Recommendations? - Polar Pop on 11/13/13 at 11:57 am|
I am looking for ONE pair of insulated gloves that will last. These will be used primarily for duck hunting and they will not be submerged.
Every year I burn through a different brand, trying them out but they are either not warm enough or tear at seams.
I have tried Avery - seams tore and co...
| Outdoor Board|| Shimano Reels - Old vs New (E vs. G) - Polar Pop on 10/22/13 at 11:29 am|
What is the deal with the newer generation Curados?
It seems that the E-Series is the holy grail, hard to find (still pricey), tough reel.
I am reading that the newer G-series are not of the same quality with plastic internals, etc.
I have one 200E7 that I got from a guy I fish with and...
| Outdoor Board|| Cooking and Drinking - Pop Edition 9-8 - Polar Pop on 9/8/13 at 6:22 pm|
Wife is in there attempting another Pinterest recipe :ahh:
Chicken parmesan wraps
Im in the garage getting some stuff organized. Bought 2 plant hangers and some pipe insulation at Lowes and threw the yak on the wall.
| Outdoor Board|| NWLA Yak Hoists 9-7 - Polar Pop on 9/7/13 at 2:41 pm|
Probably my last fishing trip of the year with teal coming up and my spawn due on Oct 2.
Pretty rough, no action on top, lockjaw after 8:30, spent most of my time listening to the sweet sound of doves being shot about 5 hrs too early :lol:
Caught 11 total, none really had any size except fo...
| Outdoor Board|| Yak Life - Labor Day - Polar Pop on 9/2/13 at 1:14 pm|
Fished from 6:30 to 11 at my honey hole in NWLA. Caught about 30 total. A shitload of middle of the mall fish, but a few good numbers (16-18, podnah caught 20, 21.5 and 22").
No hits on top. Started off with an 18" fish on a white spinnerbait (with an ultralight - that was fun). Caught a few w...
| Outdoor Board|| Desoto Parish - Clear Lake vegetation problem - Polar Pop on 8/27/13 at 11:48 am|
I asked about Clear Lake (I-49/Hwy 509) duck hunting/fishing opportunities on the OB a few months ago. Got report from a few of you from NWLA of no fish, and quite a few hunters during duck season.
I was going to keep my eye on it just as a backup spot......not anymore. Pulled these from a duc...
| Outdoor Board|| Bass Tackle Organization? - Polar Pop on 8/21/13 at 7:10 pm|
Just started fishing heavily this year, hoping to re-group for next year and hit it even harder.
I didnt start out with much tackle, but have acquired a little, and I am afraid half of it I will never use.
Before I jump into all that, I would like a way to individually organize my tackle (ke...
| Outdoor Board|| Forrest Wood Cup - NWLA Fishing - Polar Pop on 8/15/13 at 9:14 am|
FLW Fishing Tournament
Red River - Launching out of Red River South in Bossier.
Anyone planning on keeping up with this event or attending the weigh-ins?
Wondering what a good winning bag estimate will be, especially with the weather being so crazy lately. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Ride the Bull - Kayak Tournament GI - Polar Pop on 8/12/13 at 12:53 pm|
Any OBers fishing Ride the Bull kayak tournament out of Grand Isle area this weekend?
Got a couple of my regular fishing partners heading down Friday night. Looks like a damn good time, and about 400 entries.
Hope I can get down there next year. I just caught my first reds from the surf last...
| Outdoor Board|| NWLA Yak Hoists 8-10 - Polar Pop on 8/10/13 at 12:22 pm|
Hard to top the fishing I did in Fort Morgan earlier this week, but I had to come back home and get fresh life.
Same shit, different day.
Fished from 6-11, not much action on top early, 1 on frog and 1 on buzzbait. Tied on the senko as usual and it was non stop. Even chunked a spinnerbait ...
| O-T Lounge|| Best haircut in Shreveport/Bossier? - Polar Pop on 7/28/13 at 2:54 pm|
Looking for a quality haircut in Shreveport/Bossier area. Been shaving my head myself for a while, but letting it grow again.
I really dont want to mess with the pro-cuts, wonder cuts, etc....
| Outdoor Board|| Inshore Experts - Critique my bait haul - Polar Pop on 7/27/13 at 4:57 pm|
Headed to OB next weekend. Fishing Fort Morgan Point one morning looking for specks and/or reds, and also perdido pass in the evening.
Just went to Bass Pro and got a few items. Anything I need to take back and switch. I had everything together in my head and froze up when I walked in. This i...
| Outdoor Board|| Spectra Shot Shells - Color Coded Pellets - Polar Pop on 7/23/13 at 12:50 pm|
My apologies if this is old news
Looking through the Simmons catalog and saw these shotgun shells with color coded pellets (yellow, urnge, blue, green)
| Outdoor Board|| NWLA Yak Hoists 7-20 - Polar Pop on 7/20/13 at 11:33 am|
Hit the water at 5:45 this morning.
SLOW fishing, water level was down significantly more than usual, which made fishing the moss beds tough.
Topwater bite was nonexistant. Got 3 total on the senko. I have a fresh new Kistler frog rod that I have yet to land a fish on in 3 trips :banghead:
| Outdoor Board|| Sportsmans Expo Shreveport - Polar Pop on 7/19/13 at 4:34 pm|
Any NWLA OBers attending the Sportsmans Expo this weekend?
I looked at the vendors list and saw a bunch of bull shite that didnt really interest me. (ex. MMA fighting, American Mattress, Scentsy, etc)
If I wake up from my post-fishing nap early enough I might stroll through there and bump elbo...
| Outdoor Board|| Commander 800 vs. Ranger 800 - Polar Pop on 7/15/13 at 10:24 am|
Pa in law was quoted 14,099 for a Commander 800xt camo, EPS, winch, windshield, etc. 70 HP, bucket seats, decent bed storage. Interior looks like a fricking Ferrari or something. Looks more geared towards "riding".
I lean towards the Ranger because of the bench seat, a little larger bed, and.......
| Outdoor Board|| Measly NWLA Yak Hoist - Polar Pop on 7/13/13 at 9:22 am|
Mother. Of. God, thought I was IP banned for posting porn in my sleep or some shite.
Went to a spot that was not my usual honey hole. 90% choked up with vegitation, very few workable spots. No hits on frog, no hits on Pop-R.
| Outdoor Board|| OB HVAC Experts Needed - Polar Pop on 7/12/13 at 8:49 pm|
Need some help, crib is hot as shite. Air was blowing, but not cold. Went to check unit, wasnt running, but fan blade was turning pretty easily. Turned thermostat to about 65 so I was sure it needed to kick on. Went outside, unit kicked on, but fan was not turning, sounded like it was trying hard....
| Outdoor Board|| How many banded ducks have you killed? - Polar Pop on 7/10/13 at 10:45 am|
Spinoff from the duck banding thread. How many bands have you gotten? Does your area produce quite a few?
Sadly, between the thousands of ducks I have slayed, I only have 1 band. Banded drake woodie, from the new refuge in South Bossier. I got it 2 seasons ago, about 3 miles from the refuge :...
| Outdoor Board|| Gordon Setter - dog info? - Polar Pop on 7/9/13 at 10:54 am|
Do any of you have experience with Gordon Setters? My brother is looking for a dog that likes water, will do some duck hunting, and just be a family pet. His wife does not want a Lab "because everyone has them".
Just looking for feedback on them, general attitude, trainable?, people friendly,...
| More Sports Board|| David Toms 265 Academy Shreveport - Polar Pop on 7/6/13 at 12:27 pm|
Any insider information on David Tom's academy/practice course in Shreveport? Target date to open is in August of this year...From his twitter page it looks like they are finalizing the sprigging and dumping water.
The website lists different "membership" ranks, but no prices yet. I hope it ca...
| Outdoor Board|| How do you duck hunt your frozen field? - Polar Pop on 7/5/13 at 11:13 am|
How do you go about hunting your flooded field when it freezes over? Do you bust up holes, set dekes on ice, go baller status with an ice eater blower?
For years, we would bust up holes with ranger just to have them try and re-freeze, decoys would freeze in sideways, pain in the ass.
| Outdoor Board|| Old boat / trailer disposal? - Polar Pop on 6/30/13 at 3:50 pm|
I have 2 old boats on trailers that are too far gone. One is an old stick steer bathtub boat with a nonworking motor, the other is a 17' Glasstream bass boat that I might keep the motor off of. Both boats have papers, so I dont think I can just "junk" them.
Is there a legally correct way to go ...
| Outdoor Board|| Shreveport Yak Life 6-29 - Polar Pop on 6/29/13 at 11:52 am|
Fished from 6-11:30. No early hits on the frog which was unusual. Caught up to some quality fish at about 7:30 with senko and swim bait.
| Outdoor Board|| Bass fishing rods - What you got? - Polar Pop on 6/17/13 at 10:39 am|
Doing a little window shopping, trying to get a list of rods and reels to save up for. I think I might end up going with the Lews reels, now looking at rods. Trying to stay around $100, and have found the Kistler Carbon Steel, Falcon BuCoo, and St. Croix Mojo Bass to be in that price point.
| Outdoor Board|| NWLA Yak Hoists 6-15 - Polar Pop on 6/15/13 at 6:39 pm|
Same spot as usual in NWLA.
Caught about 13 total, including a gar on a frog this morning. Caught a few on the frog, one on a new color "swamp gas" Berkley swimbait, and the rest on watermelon / red senko...cant put it down, it works EVERY damn time.
| Outdoor Board|| A few measly NWLA yak hoists - Polar Pop on 6/9/13 at 8:34 pm|
Went to a private oxbow off of the Red on Saturday morning. Caught one on a frog right off the bat, then shut off instantly. At around 10 I picked up 8 small ones back to back on a weightless senko over a mossbed. Another guy caught a 5 pounder on a 4" craw.
Caught on padcrasher about 6:30