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re: Getting skunked on a charter trip - lafishcommander
To answer your question about how much is a good tip I'll break it down what a deck hand or captain expects. 10% of the trip total is expected if they did there job 15% if you thought he did an incredible job 20% if it was one of your best trips ever and the whole crew did more than you expected...


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re: Getting skunked on a charter trip - lafishcommander
Why would you rather advertise . I brought you where we didn't see a fish. If you know the fish are there they just didn't bite one day, that doesn't mean they won't be hungry and bitting the next. A fishing charter is the opportunity to catch fish. They obviously had the opportunity if the fish wer...


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re: Getting skunked on a charter trip - lafishcommander
If a guide spends his day doing everything he can spending his money paying his boat note, paying his insurance and paying for all the maintenance then yes pay him. He did his job and it is called fishing. If you don't expect to pay if you don't catch then don't go. Because after 16 years of guiding...


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re: Weekend fishing report - lafishcommander
Headed out of Grand Isle Saturday on the 60 hatteras. Seas were nice. We ended up with 6 yellowfin tuna. Caught some blackfin tuna, amberjack, grouper, and a bunch of porgies. There was a lot if scattered grass offshore. Blue water was about 50 miles....


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re: Looking for the best bang for my buck electric clays thrower for home use - lafishcommander
Do all outdoors makes some incredible products I have personally used most of there products and there awesome...


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re: Spinning reel recommendations? - lafishcommander
Get the shimano I am a charter boat captain out of grand isle. I brought an Okuma rep out and Broke 3 reels out the box on the first trip. I was given 3 more of there most expensive spinning reels and they were all broke In less than 2 months. Okuma didn't warranty any of them. I have the same shima...


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re: Anybody know anything about wiggys sleeping bags? - lafishcommander
There is no better bag than a wiggy. I spend 3 weeks in Alaska every year and without the wiggy it would be tough. I've seen every type of sleeping bag but when everyone was freezing with there thermals on I was almost hot with just boxers. They still insulate you even if there wet. You can wash the...


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re: It's only Monday but coastal weather looking good--I jinxed it! - lafishcommander
I run charters out of Grand isle it's blowing 40 kts right now but it should calm down by Friday and be good for the weekend. Paradise outfitters runs an incredible charter service. Captain Hunter and Captain Scott are two of the best guys to fish with in the Gulf. Good luck this weekend we are taki...


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re: Steve tomeny charters, anybody? - lafishcommander
If you want to go on a sport fisher, fish commander guide service just got 2 60 footers. They are luxury boats with 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms a living room and kitchen. I know they will put you on the fish. You can take up to 6 per boat. www.fishcommander.com...


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re: Need some recs on waterfowl outfitters (out of state) - lafishcommander
Cko out of Kansas is really good also check out Still water outfitters in Colorado the hunting was incredible we had the Rocky Mountains in the back ground. I do a hunt with Chad Belding from the fowl life every year and he puts on some incredible hunts. Tell him Lance sent you I promise you will ha...


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re: Check out The Syndicate on the sportsman channel - lafishcommander
Clark hit a cedar branch with the wheel on the bow right when he shot. I will be the host of the show for the Texas hunt, South Dakota hunt and a few more. Keep watching week 4-7 ill be the host there pretty entertaining....


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re: OB - Capt Lance Walker needs our help! - lafishcommander
Don't worry guys I'm still in Grand isle. Sorry about the spam. I know everyone was worried they would never get to fish with me again. :cheers:...


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re: Oil Rigs Are Artificial Reefs- The National Media Finally Picked it Up - lafishcommander
That's our government. Hopefully more rigs will be left on the bottom...


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re: Anybody Bow Hunt Out of a Ground Blind? I Needs a Rec. - lafishcommander
Double bull blind ...


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re: Best Method for Shipping Wild Game. - lafishcommander
I hunt all over the U.S. and the best way to get your game home with you is to bring it on the plane. I try to freeze my wild game and then put it in a styrofoam ice chest that fits in a card board box so you can tape it up. Just check it on the plane like its one of your bags. That is by far the ch...


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re: Check out The Syndicate on the sportsman channel - lafishcommander
El Josey you took the words out of my mouth. Thanks it's really hard to please the people on this board...


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re: Check out The Syndicate on the sportsman channel - lafishcommander
I should be on at least half of the episodes. We will be hunting from Alaska all the way to Texas for big game mainly. We may add one offshore episode not sure yet. But we had a blast filming it. Hope everyone enjoys it....


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re: Check out The Syndicate on the sportsman channel - lafishcommander
This is Lance Walker I am one of the host of the show (The Syndicate). I am also a charter boat capt. That does offshore fishing out of Grand isle Louisiana. I am from Baton Rouge La. I run a charter service called Fish Commander Charters. I have hunted and fished for a living my entire life. Just t...


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re: The old "Aluminum vs Fiberglass" debate - lafishcommander
There is advantages to both boats. The fiberglass boats will ride better every time. Fiberglass is more forgiving and can flex some, aluminum does not. As far as repairing a boat, in my 15 plus years of going offshore around a 150 days a year. Fiberglass is a lot easier to repair. Anyone can fix fib...


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Check out The Syndicate on the sportsman channel - lafishcommander
Everyone please watch our show called the Syndicate. It comes on the sportsman channel Friday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Let us know if you liked it. Lance Walker will be filming Clark Dixon in Kansas hunting giant whitetail. There is a little mishap with Clark's bow. Thanks again to everyone...


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re: Hunting/Fishing Camers. Kodak Playsport vs. GoPro and others - lafishcommander
Here is a video we filmed with just a go pro I think there incredible . There are plenty of functions to zoom, time lapse, all kind of stuff. We filmed several shows that are on the sportsman's channel and used footage from the go pro. [link=(https://vimeo.com/61561795)]LINK[/link] https://vimeo.c...


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re: Anybody Else Chasing Red Snapper This Weekend? - lafishcommander
I was told the same thing about Colorado. The federal laws over rule the state laws. Theres plenty of snapper out there more than I've ever seen my whole life.[IMG]http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww48/fishcommander/42red.jpg[/IMG][link=([IMG]http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww48/fishcommander/4...


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re: Anybody Else Chasing Red Snapper This Weekend? - lafishcommander
All vessels for hire "charter boats" have to have a federal reef permit in order to catch groups,snapper, amberjack and several other species. Some charter boats only have a tuna and pelagic permit. These boats can only catch tuna,wahoo, dorado,and marlin...


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re: Anybody Else Chasing Red Snapper This Weekend? - lafishcommander
Right now the state is in the process of changing the state waters to 10 miles however it has not passed in congress. When or if it does then you can legally catch red snapper out to 10 miles. But for now you can get a ticket beyond 3 miles. Also if you have a federal reef permit on your boat you ha...


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re: Pick My New Reel - lafishcommander
Shimano makes incredible rod and reels. I fish over 100 days a year and have tried several bands. Quantum is the worst and shimano has been the best. Fin-nor also makes some incredible reels....


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re: Anybody Else Chasing Red Snapper This Weekend? - lafishcommander
Just to let everyone know it is still illegal to posses a red snapper beyond 3 mile until the state line has been changed to 10 miles. I was told that the feds will be with the coast guard monitoring and checking boats beyond three miles. I was also told that the feds will be out to write as many ti...


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re: Questions about Charter Offshore Fishing Trip......... - lafishcommander
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/61561795?autoplay=1" width="398" height="224" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> check this video out from last summer http://vimeo.com/61561795 We fished the lump saturday and it was on. 5 yellowfin t...


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re: Questions about Charter Offshore Fishing Trip......... - lafishcommander
[img]http://s704.beta.photobucket.com/user/fishcommander/library/[/img] no thanks already killed a moose in alaska took me 2 years didn't even see one the first year but I had a blast paid the full price and went back. Had the best time of my life....


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re: Questions about Charter Offshore Fishing Trip......... - lafishcommander
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re: Questions about Charter Offshore Fishing Trip......... - lafishcommander
July August is a great time for tuna try using Paradise-Outfitters I fish next to those guys all the time they are really good ...


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