MONDAY MORNING UPDATE

DIVING GULLS POINT THE WAY FOR SOME

Wind and fresh water are still a big factor in our day-to-day fishing. Catches of smaller school trout are being caught under working seagulls on the east side of the lake. Clean water can be found mostly at the big jetties where catching big redfish is the name of the game. Legal slot redfish are being caught on the south bank of west cove. Call Tanya at 888.762.3391 and check availability for the next couple of weeks.

 
Here are a few pictures from last week.
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WE HAVE  SOME  SPECIAL DISCOUNT  DAYS  IN  MAY,  JUNE  AND  OCTOBER

These very popular days always book very quickly so call now and don’t get shut out.

ALL MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS IN MAY, JUNE, AND OCTOBER 2021
 
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LISTEN UP

Our 2021 duck season dates have been set and for the first time since anyone can recall we will have 2 splits this year. Here are the dates:

Opening day
November 13th thru December 5th
Split dates
December 18th thru January 2nd
Split dates
January 10th thru January 30th

Don’t wait to get on the books this year. We always book very quickly once the dates ae announced. Call toll free or just click here to reserve your spot.

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WE ARE OPPOSED TO LICENSE FEE INCREASE

Soon our law makers will hear a proposal to increase the prices of all hunting and fishing licenses. Part of that proposal will be to more than double the price of the existing non-resident waterfowl license from $29.00 to $100.00. This would be a killer for us and our waterfowl season. More than 80% of our waterfowl hunters come from out of state.  If this proposal should be voted into law, this law would severely cripple our states entire waterfowl industry.
Please contact our representatives and let them know that we are OPPOSED to this change and please vote against it.
 
Kirk, Guy and Bobby Stansel
Hackberry Rod & Gun

Please contact your representatives and friends and tell them to support House bill 535. This bill will protect our Louisiana surf zone from further damage from industrial Pogie harvest. The bill creates a 1/2 mile buffer across the entire coast, with special 1 mile buffer zones in specific areas, and a 3 mile buffer zone off of Grand Isle.
 
Kirk, Guy and Bobby Stansel
Hackberry Rod & Gun
Hackberry Louisiana

 

TEAL SEASON

Don’t look now but 2021 Teal season is just around the corner. That’s right it opens September 11th are runs through September 26th.  Don’t’ miss this opportunity

to come enjoy a morning duck and then spend the rest of the day chasing trout and redfish with one of our professional guides. Call Tanya toll free at 888.762.3391 and get hooked up.

 

Why You Should Always Use Your Engine Cutoff Device
 

IT’S THE LAW

 
An engine cutoff device could save your life.
What’s more nightmarish than falling out of a boat you’re driving? Watching it begin circling, seemingly intent on striking you or chopping you up!
Nearly as bad would be watching your empty boat cruise off into the distance.
Those are the scenarios addressed by the red, coiled cord and clip that dangles from a toggle on most boats: an engine cutoff device—what many call a “kill switch.”
The cord clips to your wrist, an item of clothing, or a life jacket (you’re wearing it, of course). If you move more than a couple of feet away from the helm or tiller, the cord pulls loose a clip to immediately stop the engine, quickly stopping the boat.
Simple and mechanical, it’s practically foolproof—if you’re wearing it.
Too many people don’t.
They think it’s a hassle. You need to unclip it to move about the boat to tend a fishing line, or to go forward. It defies the freedom one seeks in boating, they say.
But wearing it frees you from the nightmare above.
There is another option: the wireless lanyard. Like its mechanical cousin, this device cuts power to the engine, but it does it remotely by sensing when the captain goes overboard: Immersion in water, or a distance of 25 to 100 feet from the boat, sends a radio signal to a module to stop the engine and sound an alarm. (Additional fobs on passengers or pets can be programmed to stop-and-alarm or alarm only.)
Each system has its advantages:
The mechanical tether is simple, is always aboard, uses no batteries, and needs no electronic pairing.
The wireless system allows free movement throughout the boat.
Downside? The cord system protects only the driver; the wireless unit doesn’t kick in if the driver is thrown from the helm but remains in the boat.
Your boat or motor likely already has a tether-style engine-cutoff device, even if you’ve too seldom used it. Count on seeing more: The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 expanded the list of boats on which they must be included.
It only takes a wave, wake, sharp turn, collision, steering failure or other issue, and suddenly, a boat’s driver is in the water. With either kind of kill switch, the boat stops and the driver can reboard. Restarting the motor requires only replacing the clip or overriding the signal, depending on the device.
Either beats imagining one’s own boat coming around to attack!

 

 

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   Fishing Director & Tour Manager
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View this recipe and more in our online recipe book!

LOUISIANA SEAFOOD PIE

On a day when we got blown off of Lake Calcasieu we discovered this dish at a local fisherman’s cafe. The owner told us it was a family recipe. Over the years, we discovered you can make it ahead if you add the potato topping at the last minute. Variations include added vegetables, shrimp and cheese stirred into the potatoes or sauce:

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 4 ounces butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 pounds fish fillets, skinned.
  • Three-quarters of a pint of milk
  • 1 onion, cut in quarters
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 4 ounces green peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ounce flour
  • pinch of nutmeg, grated.
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • HR&G seasoning available here https://www.hackberryrodandgun.com/staticpages/index.php/gift_shop

Instructions

Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes. Drain, add half the butter and mash. Season to taste, beat in the egg and set aside.

Place the fish fillets, milk, onion, carrot and bay leaf in a saucepan. Season lightly, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat and discard the onion and bay leaf. Strain the liquid and place fish, peas and carrots in a baking dish. Reserve.

Heat oven to 400 degrees Melt half the remaining butter in a saucepan and stir in flour. Cook for one minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in the strained milk – a whisk helps. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens. Stir in the nutmeg and cream. Check seasonings and pour sauce over fish and vegetables. Mix gently and sprinkle on the parsley.

Spread the potatoes over the filling and top with butter. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes until topping browns.

Note: Make this in individual dishes if you like. They do not freeze, but will keep in the refrigerator for three or four hours before brought up to heat in the oven.

 

My thought – “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

 

 

 

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