THANK GOODNESS THE RAIN HAS FINALLY STOPPED The past week was pretty much a washout for us. Six days in a row we got enough rain which caused to have to re-schedule all of our anglers. But we are back on the boat now and the fish are still biting on the south end of the lake. The few boats that ventured out in threating weather caught good numbers of redfish and trout. Live bait was good on the south end of west cove and in front of grand bayou weir. Call toll free at 888.762.3391 and ask Tanya to hook you up for June.
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
House Bill 535 Protects Our Fish
House Bill 535 protects our Louisiana sure 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.
Please call and contact state representative.
And ask him to support House bill 535 to protect our surf and fish population here on the west side of our state and oppose any amendment.
Many boaters are hesitant to do anything more to a life jacket or PFD than spray it down with clean water. This is largely due to a well-intentioned fear of compromising its integrity, but proper cleaning is actually good for your personal flotation device and will help extend its life.
Cleaning and sanitizing life jackets serve several purposes. First, it gets rid of mold, mildew, sunscreen and other contaminants that may break down the PFD’s materials over time. Second, it basically forces you to inspect each life jacket for rips, tears and other signs of wear that would indicate it needs replacement. Finally, a clean, attractive, odor-free life jacket is simply more likely to be worn.
And, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more reasons than ever to keep your lifejacket as clean as possible.
However, there are many wrong ways to clean a life jacket, and some of them can render it useless. Here are some simple rules and tips that will help you keep your life jackets looking and smelling great, without diminishing their efficacy or lifespan: Do This:
Always air-dry your PFD after use by leaving it in a well-ventilated space, out of direct sunlight.
If you must hang it inside to dry, use a rotating fan to speed the process and avoid mildew.
If used in saltwater, rinse the jackets with clean freshwater after each use.
Rinse off any mud, sand or visible stains as soon as possible.
Life jackets should be cleaned right away if stains like mud, food or sunscreen are visible and do not wash off with water alone.
All life jackets should be cleaned monthly or at the end of the season as every wearing leaves oils from skin and sun care products on the fabric.
Lay a tarp on the ground, then fill a bucket with cool water and about two tablespoons of liquid laundry detergent.
Place the life jackets, with all straps and hardware unfastened, on the tarp and scrub all surfaces of the jacket using the detergent solution and a soft brush. For tough stains like red mud or food, apply a dab of the detergent (not bleach) directly onto the stain. Work it in with the brush and allow the jacket to sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.
If the jacket has mold or mildew, move to an outside area and brush away any visible spores before wetting the fabric. Scrub as suggested but add 1/4 cup of oxygen-based bleach to the cleaning solution. This will help remove dark stains.
Rinse well using a hose or plenty of clean water, smoothing the fabric to ensure you rinse all the crevices.
Hang the jacket to drip dry, preferably out of direct sunlight.
After the life jackets are dry to the touch, check for any puckering or shrinkage. Be sure no water is caught in the interior foam and that there is no mildew odor.
Store life jackets in a dry, cool, dark place.
Make sure PFDs are completely dry before stowing in a small space on a boat or in a plastic bin.
When in doubt, consult the life jacket’s owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website.
Don’t Do This:
Never machine wash, dry clean or use strong detergents.
Never dry your PFD by putting it close to a direct heat source or putting it in a clothes dryer.
Never place a life jacket in a standard clothes washer. The agitation and heat will break down the foam and render the jacket useless.
Do not use chlorine bleach directly on a jacket as it can break down fabrics and interior foam.
Do not attempt to clean a life jacket with industrial cleaning agents or something like gasoline, paint thinner or acetone. They can dissolve the foam that makes the device functional and weaken the exterior fabric.
Do not bend life jackets or place heavy objects on top of them as this can cause crushing and damage performance.
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Saute onions in three tablespoons of oil. Add crawfish and cook about 4 or 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and green onions and bell peppers, Put lid on pot and cook on low fire until crawfish are cooked and most of juice is gone. While this is cooking, Prepare rice according to instructions. When crawfish is cooked, add rice. Turn with spatula until mixed.
Serve with hot Pistolets
This is quick to make and very good.
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