MONDAY MORNING UPDATE
FROM THE SPECKLED TROUT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
HACKBERRY ROD AND GUN

Please take a moment this Memorial Day morning and give thanks to the men and women of our past and present soldiers who fought for us to preserve our freedom and liberty. Everything we have today is because these hero’s fought some sort of war at some time to keep us free.

GOD BLESS YOU AND THIS NATION


CAJUN GRAND SLAM MOST EVERYDAY THIS PAST WEEK

Good catches of trout, redfish and flounder this past week. The first part of the week before the wind picked up included some really good top water action. Captain Guy Stansel scored using Rapallo’s pink skitter walk and Mirrolure’s Mirrodine. Action was best in the early morning on the south end of the lake in west cove. For you live baiters Spicer’s now has live shrimp at the marina for you. Until the wind whipped up strong out of the south several schools of working gulls were working out in the lake pointing the way to trout with most of them on the small side. But the action was fun. Check out the attached pictures from the week and you can see them all by clicking here

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THE ONLY LIVE DOCK CAMERA ON THE GULF COAST IS BACK

Click here and talk a look at our catches live.

Click on the LIVE DOCK CAM graphic and take a look at our catch every day. The best time to log on is around noon until about 2 o'clock. You can see in live and living color the catch of the day.


SIMMS SPORTSWEAR NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DOCK SHOP

In an effort to bring to you (our customers) the very finest branded fishing and hunting sportswear available, dock shop manager Pauline Stansel spent the last few months hooking HR&G up with world famous SIMMS sportswear line. We now have in stock many of the guide fishing shirts as well as their line of casual sportswear for every day. Simms is a brand that was founded in 1980 by John Simms to develop the finest line of waders and accessories available for fishermen and hunters. We are proud to be able to offer these products with our brand to you here at the lodge. Call 888.762.3391 and let Pauline tell you more about Simms and their products.


BOOK THE NIGHT STALKER NOW – ONLY A FEW WEEKENDS LEFT

June 1st will be here before you know it and the catching will be on. Call 888.762.3391 and check availability for you and 5 of your friends. New captain Dillon Delaney and his crew are excited about the new season and they are ready to see you soon. Click here for more information.


CHECK OUT OUR NEW  REVISED WEB SITE

You won’t recognize a big change if you are viewing our site on your desk top or lap top computer. If you are like most of the changing world you are accessing us on your mobile device or tablet. You will see a more compact and easier screen to read especially if you are older like me. If you have any questions just shoot me an email.

IF YOU DON’T SEE YOUR PICTURE IN THE NEW PICTURE SECTION IT’S BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T BEEN HERE LATELY. CALL 888.762.3391 WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT.


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SCHOOL WILL BE GETTING OUT SOON – PLAN A TRIP WITH YOUR KIDS NOW

School will be letting out soon, so now is the time to plan a fishing trip to the speckled trout capital of the world with those youngsters. Don’t let this summer get by and missing a chance to make some memories with your kids out on the water. Call toll free at 888.762.3391 and get hooked up.


WORLDS OLDEST PERSON STILL CATCHING FISH

On Saturday Jeralean Tally celebrated her 116 birthday. She is the world’s oldest person and lives in Inkster, Michigan. Born in 1899, Talley has lived through the turn of two centuries and 20 different presidents. Asked what her long life secret was she responded “going to church and catching fish”. Well Ms. Tally you have an open invitation to come to Hackberry Rod & Gun to catch your next fish as our guest. Happy Birthday

The more you fish the greater your life will be.


ON THE WATER TOWN HOMES FOR RENT

2 AND 3 BEDROOM CONDOS ON THE WATER WITH PRIVATE BOAT LIFT

Bring your own boat and enjoy the best springtime speckled trout fishing on the Gulf Coast.

CLICK HERE and check it out.


THIS WEEKS YUMMY RECIPE

While in New Orleans last weekend I had the opportunity to eat some of the best Oyster stew ever. Oysters are in season right now so get you some and you will enjoy the recipe straight from one of the best kitchens in the big easy.

Oyster Stew

  • 3 cups of shucked oysters with liquor
  • 1 quart of cream
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chives, minced
  • ¼ pound of unsalted butter……chilled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • Louisiana hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

In a stainless sauce pot add the milk, cream, 1 cup of oysters, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt. Bring to a quick boil then reduce to simmer. Skim as needed, simmer cream mixture for 20 minutes. Strain oyster cream through a fine chinois and refrigerate until needed.

To prepare the stew, add oysters to a stainless sauce pot with cream, butter and black pepper. Bring to a quick boil, add a dash of hot sauce, and check seasoning for salt. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with minced chives.

You gonna love this.


My thought - Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it

Have a great week and remember “Ya shoulda been here yesterday”

Poohdreaux

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Captain Buddy Oakes
Hackberry Rod & Gun
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Hackberry, Louisiana - 70645

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