The pink rod made a question mark as the MirrOlure She Dog vanished in an explosion on the surface. When the line knifed through the water, my guide, Kirk Stansel, one of the owners of Hackberry Rod and Gun, and I both wondered aloud, Speckled trout or redfish?
You already know Eric Rachel. You know him if you ever made a bow and arrow out of a stick and some string. You know him if you ever shot at a bird with a BB gun. You know him if you were a member of the 4-H Club while you were in school. In many ways, you are Eric Rachel.
Have you seen all the recent commercials that are targeted toward helping older Americans recapture their youth? Whether hearing about an amazing new cream thats supposed to get rid of any and all wrinkles for the women or a can of spray-on hair for the men, our society seems obsessed with staying young.
It was so early in the morning, I couldnt even see the fluorescent-orange cork that my fishing partner, Eric Dumas, had threaded onto my braided line. I knew it was out there somewhere, but it was well-hidden amongst the inky shadows at the base of the train trestle in eastern Lake Pontchartrain.
Generally, when anglers think of fishing the Lafitte area this month, they automatically think redfish. And for good reason. Lafitte is well known for its production of the hard-fighting bronze brutes throughout the fall and winter months, and October is considered the normal kick-off of the season.
While attending a JAKES Day put on by the National Wild Turkey Federation in Monroe a few years ago, I was asked if I wanted to sign up my son for the JAKES program. To sweeten the pot, the guy selling the membership told me that all the kids who signed up at this event would be put in for prize drawings at the end of the day.
While participating in numerous fishing tournaments at Venice Marina the past couple of years, one name has consistently shown up on the rig-division leader board BurstFactor. These guys always amass an impressive catch of big snapper, scamp, grouper and amberjack.