Weve all had our light-bulb moments. A challenge, dilemma or otherwise perplexing situation spurs our imagination and dips deep into the gravy bowl of creativity to bring up the tasty nuggets that make us shout, Ive got it!
There was the faintest hint of the days dawn when Rusty China Helmer stabbed the Cajun anchor into the soft mud of the shallow pond just south of Plum Point. We had made the early morning run across Little Lake from Lafitte, and Helmer promised the skinny water held plenty of redfish.
Two terms come to mind when anglers think about South Louisiana saltwater fishing inshore and offshore. Thats about the only two places you can fish isnt it? If youre inshore, youre definitely not offshore. And if youre offshore youre definitely not inshore.
I hope you get one just like you one day, my mother used to scream at me as I was doing such harmless things as knocking over our mailbox with the front bumper as she reached out the window for the mail or shattering the bulb under the ceiling fan in my room with nunchucks that were spinning in rhythm to Eye of the Tiger.
Crankbaits have earned the nickname idiot baits because they are so easy to fish that any idiot can throw one out, reel it back and catch a bass. And, not to ruffle any feathers across the Bayou State, but these so called idiot baits work really well in Louisiana.
Many Louisiana bass anglers shun crankbaits - to their peril.