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Postby BGkirk » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:24 pm

I’ll be sinking a pit Friday morning, enjoying the breeze. What better way to test our anchors than a Cat 1 Hurricane


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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:42 pm

We pulled the lids off our blinds this afternoon with the hope that rain water ballast will ease the strain on anchorage.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby BGkirk » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Rick wrote:We pulled the lids off our blinds this afternoon with the hope that rain water ballast will ease the strain on anchorage.
good idea, might just bail some water in ours to give it a head start.


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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:00 am

Lot of folks do, and could be an especially good idea with new anchorage.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Ducaholic » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:29 pm

Comeaux how is the marsh looking post Barry? Rick?
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm

Doubt ours has changed appreciably with but a few inches of local rain and river water levels haven't gone up much from upstream drainage.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:27 pm

Ducaholic wrote:Comeaux how is the marsh looking post Barry? Rick?


I haven't been back to the area since the storm, but pictures from nearby would tell me we've had a rise in our marsh, we're too close to the gulf to think otherwise. I'll be down there in a week or so to bring all of my stuff back. I hope this is it for the season.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Darren » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 am

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Ducaholic wrote:Comeaux how is the marsh looking post Barry? Rick?


I hope this is it for the season.




We can surely hope! We are but a month out from the usual earliest teal sightings, was Aug 11 for me last year but more in the teens and early 20's of Aug on avg.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Duck Engr » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 am

Don’t know y’all’s location relative to Venice, but I took a tuna fishing trip down there on Tuesday and water levels were definitely up. Northbound of 23 was still flooded on Monday in a couple places but had receded by Wednesday when we left. Several road spots close to the marina were also under water, including a couple of the docks, but it looked like this wasn’t an uncommon occurrence based on some additional walkways that looked like they started as temporary but had been there a while.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:21 am

This came in the mail yesterday, and when my wife handed it to me yesterday evening I gave her a hug. She smiled and shook her head...LOL! I'm starting to get that tingle in my brain.

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Postby Darren » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 am

DComeaux wrote:This came in the mail yesterday, and when my wife handed it to me yesterday evening I gave her a hug. She smiled and shook her head...LOL! I'm starting to get that tingle in my brain.

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Oh yea, time to order mine. Ordering them online is the way to go
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Darren » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 am

Duck Engr wrote:Don’t know y’all’s location relative to Venice, but I took a tuna fishing trip down there on Tuesday and water levels were definitely up. Northbound of 23 was still flooded on Monday in a couple places but had receded by Wednesday when we left. Several road spots close to the marina were also under water, including a couple of the docks, but it looked like this wasn’t an uncommon occurrence based on some additional walkways that looked like they started as temporary but had been there a while.


Water is back down to about normal on our end, we are well north of Venice but have same impacts from easterly winds. Venice is also unusually high due to continued VERY high levels of MS River, regardless of storm impacts.
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Post season Stuff

Postby Duck Engr » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:28 am

Speaking of a high Mississippi River, I didn’t take this photo, but drove by this same place headed down 23 and it was crazy to see a barge so high up on the levee!

Edit: upon further thinking, I don’t recall seeing a railroad along 23 like is shown in the picture, but it still demonstrates what I saw while riding.

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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Darren » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:17 pm

Duck Engr wrote:Speaking of a high Mississippi River, I didn’t take this photo, but drove by this same place headed down 23 and it was crazy to see a barge so high up on the levee!

Edit: upon further thinking, I don’t recall seeing a railroad along 23 like is shown in the picture, but it still demonstrates what I saw while riding.

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Yep, you should see the cruise ships. Wild scene down this way; this is really really late in the year to have the river so high, further demonstrating just how much water the MS Flyway got over the course of the winter and early spring.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:26 pm

Ducks,ducks everywhere, covering the sky! Nests by the millions.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Did see scads of woodies and some mottleds and black-bellies riding around Laccasine Land Co's stuff today. Couple bucks, too.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Darren » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:01 pm

We should have some official survey numbers in the next few weeks I would think; initial reports from state departments doing their own surveys have been promising

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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:14 pm

From what I've read on the link Darren provided we should be covered in BW very soon. Looking forward to Rick's reports from the field. He's like the Jim Cantore of waterfowl sightings.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Darren » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:26 am

DComeaux wrote:From what I've read on the link Darren provided we should be covered in BW very soon. Looking forward to Rick's reports from the field. He's like the Jim Cantore of waterfowl sightings.
:lol:

Hope to not see the actual J. Cantore in Louisiana again for a looooooong time
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:39 pm

This "Jim" doesn't expect to see teal for another month.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:33 pm

The wife and I made a trip south early this morning hauling the travel trailer and other things we had moved from the coast when Barry decided to pay us a visit. This thing was near the camp as we were headed home. I asked him politely to get off of the road, even blowing my horn, but he didn't listen. I sure hope no one hit this guy. I'd not want to run over one of these at that size with any speed.

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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Duck Engr » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:40 pm

That has wreck written all over it, especially at night!
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:45 am

"Speed bump."
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby BGkirk » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 am

I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed as many road kill gators as I have this spring/summer on my trips to the marsh.


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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:19 pm

I could stare all day long.

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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:48 am

DComeaux wrote:I could stare all day long.


Sometimes spend good chunks of days doing just that:


Sure felt like this could be one of them when I aired the bug this morning, and he's plainly thinking fall, too. But we're still a long way off. Did get into a mess and a half of fulvous in flooded pasture yesterday, and that'll have to do for a while.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:06 am

Lovely video. I think Pintail have taken their approach method to a field by watching geese. It takes them forever to make it down, and many times they abort and fly off, especially over my blind.
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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby DComeaux » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am

Spending this hot Saturday going back in time.



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Re: Post season Stuff

Postby Rick » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:53 pm

I took the opposite approach and drug out my September decoys for triage - but that's as far as I got before deciding it was already too hot and going back inside. Probably look them all over and start draining the wounded in the morning...
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