Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Springtime Swamp Tours In Louisiana

I am sorry, I cannot load photos yet, due to tech problems....but here is the text for now.

I went down to the lake today for the first time today to run the motor and survey the scene in anticipation of my first Louisiana swamp tour in months due to the fact that we actually had a winter to mention this year! (and....I am a deer tracker/hunter) My first tour is scheduled tomorrow, February 20th, at 1pm. It should be a good one considering the birds and alligators I saw today..

Well....the hunting season is over so I went and launched the boat, shot some video with my new water-proof camera, and noticed the water is up about one foot or so. Not actually where it was before that corporation who drained it back in September, hoping to do a little damage control on the fact that overzealous application of herbicide plant control killed fish twice last year. They promised the water would be pumped back in before the wading birds start to nest in the rookery, but that promise has NEVER been fulfilled by the morons who presume that a swamp is incapable of being managed by itself. But that is another blog post not yet ready to publish.

Anyway after 7 applications of herbicide plant control last winter and TWO fish kills, the lake has never looked worse biologically, but I shut up about plant control for two years to allow the damage to accumulate, and I have a lot of video, photo, and I am writing the story, as we speak...but you will get the full story here soon. I promise...

In the meantime, I am looking forward to these 70' temps in the forecast for the next few days.

If you want some Lake Martin swamp, come get it, the weather is fine.

I am Marcus de la Houssaye, and I will be the man driving the boat if would like to join me, I can be reached at 337 298 2630 for info and reservations.

below is a video from a couple of years ago, a good example of my swamp tours...