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« on: June 07, 2015, 07:50:34 PM »

My brother, BJ Fish, and I were thrilled to tag along with Captain Ron for an outing running his crawfish traps in the Louisiana swamp on Saturday.  We launched his boat in Morgan City and made our way 11 miles through the bayous to get to the pond where most of his traps were.  Iím sure glad Ron did not get knocked out or we would have had a hard time finding our way back to the dock.

The day was hot for BJ Fish and me, but Ron acted like he was in an air conditioned office.  I guess years of fighting hot fires has acclimated him to the heat.  We got to help sort crawfish and rebait the traps.  Saw some interesting birds and three alligators. 

The crawfish gods were not with us and we only came away with 4 and a half sacks.  We ended up taking one and a half sacks back to Ronís house and feasted out with his wife and eldest son.  Great hospitality, company, and eats.  Ended the day watching LSU win a game in the college baseball super regionals.

You can watch a short video of the day at

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 07:51:50 PM »

Captain Ron steered us by his oil well on the way to the traps.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 07:52:49 PM »

BJ Fish and Captain Ron with the four full sacks.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 07:54:47 PM »

Captain Ron and his son boil up the grub.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 08:00:27 PM »

GREAT report! Man, I would love to do that with Ronnie one day!

Awesome video - Looked hot and steamy down there but the results looked equally awesome!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 08:34:30 PM »

Great video....Thanks guys...
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 05:30:55 AM »

Great video and pics Guys  Cheesy....but I gotta ask....did Capt Ron steal that motor from a Boeing 747?..sounded like you could take off from the swamp and land in Phila International in less than 2 hours  Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 06:09:58 AM »

When he opens it up, you don't hold a conversation on the boat.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2015, 07:07:41 AM »

Great video    2thumbsup
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 08:13:08 AM »

Thanks for sharing that, craig. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2015, 08:34:05 AM »

Very cool! thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2015, 05:22:59 PM »

WOW .  SURE  LOOK TASTY
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2015, 07:36:21 PM »

This year has been a big bust.  Same area same number of traps last year produced 17 sacks overnight.  This year 4 1/2 sacks on a 2 day set.  Big difference.

I'll run again tomorrow (Tuesday).  Expecting a little bit more.  Maybe I'll pay for expenses. laugh laugh

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2015, 08:22:50 PM »

Way to guys- great video action

Capt. Ron aka. "Southern Card-Shark"
I see what you were talking about now
with the boat setup. Very cool
Ever think about a tv show? I would
Tune in 😀. Good luck this season I hope
it picks up for you SOON. Can't amagine
What it costs to fuel a 747
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2015, 10:45:12 PM »

Great video.

the motor is a Gatortail, it is a air cooled engine, can go in mud. Has a big briggs and stratton Van guard engine. When running, half the prop is out the water.

I have a similar motor. Lots of fun.

Great going Capt Ron, way to show off our great swamp to others. It is a beautiful and special place.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2015, 06:36:30 PM »

I agree with everyone, great video and great way to show off your way of living. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

I would certainly tune in weekly to watch Capt. Ron's Crawfishing show.  laugh  laugh

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2015, 06:39:45 PM »

Tuesday 6-9-15

A little bit better but still poor.  When I run the traps if a trap doesn't catch I just throw the trap on top of the grass without any bait.  I might re bait or just bring the trap home.  Today I counted by pogies as I used them.  It seems like I've thrown and brought some home.  I thought I was fishing 250 traps but actually I'm only running 195.

So today 195 traps on a 3 day set==190 pounds.  Still way below what I should be catching.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2015, 06:57:36 PM »

To Brian and Craig

Thanks for being my deckhand that day.  Your help made a big difference.  By just helping with baiting, walking the crawfish into the sack, and tying the sacks it saved me almost 2 hours on time.

If y'all didn't notice Brian was looking pretty hot with that ice towel under his hat.  It was in the mid 80's, no wind, very little to no clouds, working in an aluminum boat, with high humidity.  I had my usual work clothes on with my rain bibs and rubber boots.  Didn't break a sweat. laugh laugh  Oh how office work can make you soft.

Today I missed my deckhands.

Ronnie
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2015, 01:36:33 PM »

I like the video. The Captian Ron show. They have everything else on TV why not a crayfishing show. I will watch it as well.  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2015, 06:16:32 PM »

To Brian and Craig

Thanks for being my deckhand that day.  Your help made a big difference.  By just helping with baiting, walking the crawfish into the sack, and tying the sacks it saved me almost 2 hours on time.

If y'all didn't notice Brian was looking pretty hot with that ice towel under his hat.  It was in the mid 80's, no wind, very little to no clouds, working in an aluminum boat, with high humidity.  I had my usual work clothes on with my rain bibs and rubber boots.  Didn't break a sweat. laugh laugh  Oh how office work can make you soft.



Today I missed my deckhands.

Ronnie

Thank You and your wife for a wonderful weekend. For now on every time I eat crawfish I will know how hard someone worked to catch them. The sun reflecting off of the boat was definitely cooking me. I am surprised I did not get
as red as the crawfish we boiled.

I have crossed two things off of my bucket list thanks to you. Going out with a commercial crabber and crawfisher. I wish I lived closer to you so I could tag along with you more often.

Thanks again
Brian
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