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Hackberry, LA 70645

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FISHING AND HUNTING HIGHLIGHT THE ENTIRE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Fishing this past week:

After the passing hurricane last week we were somewhat concerned about the shape of the lake and the short term catching for a while. FORGET THAT Early in the week Redfish were stacked up on the south end and you could catch em' on anything. Mid-week big numbers of flounder started showing up at the cleaning table and towards weeks end some sets of working gulls were showing the way to some Speckled Trout (on the small side) on the east bank of big lake .It will only get better Until duck season opens in early November, Live bait has been available at Spicer's and there is lots of pogy in the system. Call 888.762.3391 and let us hook you up with some of the best redfish catching you have ever seen. Here are a few pictures and you can see them all by clicking here.

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EARLY TEAL SEASON OPEN THIS PAST WEEKEND WITH A

Early Teal season is my favorite time of the year. This year our season opened on Friday and nobody could recall that ever happening here in Louisiana. We were thinking that too much rain water (from the storm) would leave us up a creek (pun) but with a little work and some dedicated help from our guides we got em' ready to hunt. In the 3 days we hunted we harvested 188 of the fast flying birds averaging almost 10 birds per blind. Professional guide Brett Stansel reports that our marsh is in great shape and  full of lots of food (widgeon grass) The water dropped 6 inches in just one day so it's looking better all the time.  Our season is open until the last day of September so come and get in on some of the action here in southwest Louisiana.

CALL 888.762.3391 AND GET HOOKED WITH A BLAST & CAST TRIP TODAY

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SPECIAL YOUTH DUCK HUNTING WEEKEND

Here in Louisiana we set aside a weekend at the beginning of duck season strictly for youth hunting. This year that weekend in November 4th and 5th. We celebrate our youth hunters that weekend here at the lodge with SPECIAL PRICING along with SPECIAL FOOD and SPECIAL TRIPS TO THE BLINDS.

Bring your son, grandsons and great grandsons. Our professional guides will take you and 2 youngsters under17 years old to the blind for a day of shooting and who knows? They will probably learn a few things about duck hunting and gun safety.

WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF BLINDS AVAILABLE SO CALL TOLL FREE AT 888.762.391 AND GET YOU YOUNGSTER IN ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME


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THIS WEEKS YUMMY RECIPE

View in our recipe book here

Rosemary Duck with Apricots

Ingredients

  • 6 teal breast fillets, skinned, or 2 large duck fillets (e.g., mallard) cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 heaping tsp. K-Paul's Blackened Steak Magic
  • 3 tbsp. whole butter
  • 6 oz. chicken stock (paper quart container is best)
  • 4 oz. dry red wine
  • 1 heaping tbsp. Hero or other brand of apricot preserves

Directions

  1. Lightly season all duck fillets with seasoning spice.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in an 8-inch saute pan.
  3. When foaming of butter subsides, add seasoned duck breasts skin side down to the pan. Turn after breast is seared and well browned (approximately 2-3 minutes per side) or until desired doneness.
  4. Remove breasts from pan, place on warm plate and cover with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes during sauce preparation.
  5. Deglaze saute pan with red wine and reduce by half. Add chicken stock and reduce again by half over high heat.
  6. Stir in apricot preserves until melted. Add any remaining juices to pan. Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of butter and swirl pan. Turn off heat.
  7. Slice duck breasts and fan out on warmed plates. Pour sauce over and serve at once with your favorite sides! Serves 4 people for appetizers or 2 people as an entree.

 


My Thought

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

 

Have a great week and remember "Ya Shoulda been here yesterday"

Poohdreaux