Anyone who thinks Ive got an easy job should have been with me on the morning of my Lake Cataouatche trip. Thunder and gale-force winds woke me at 3 a.m., and it rained all the way to meet Gonzales angler Jamie Laiche for the trek to New Orleans West Bank.
Its hard to imagine that the Florida Parishes dont have some type of freshwater reservoir to attract anglers. The land is similar to that in North and Central Louisiana, which have sprawling reservoirs within a short drive from anywhere in those parts of the state.
Gasoline is well over $3 a gallon and the peak of the fishing season has not even arrived. What if you could still have a great fishing trip and spend a lot less on fuel for both the truck and the boat? Lake Borgne may be exactly what youre searching for.
The mouth of the Mississippi River has been an absolute mess this year. If the relentless wind wasnt bad enough, old Mother Nature made it even worse by pounding the upper Mississippi River Valley with more rain than the river could contain.
Kevin Carter resembled a marathon runner trying to sprint up the last hill to the finish line at the end of a race. Drenched in sweat from head to toe, his muscles rippled. Only pride kept him from complaining about fighting the 140-pound-plus yellowfin tuna, which gave him a steady dose of soreness and exhaustion.
Size matters. If you dont think so, stand at any of the number of boat ramps around Calcasieu Lake this month and ask anglers what theyre going after. Ill bet you a dollar against a doughnut most of them will hold up their arms with hands spread wide and affirm, We affa dem big trout.
The 25-foot Grady White fueling up at the dock looked perfectly normal for this setting, and the elegant brunette on the stern with the killer tan, bikini top and orange wrap flapping around her waist and thighs didnt look out of place either.
Anglers tried of winter's chill and spring's windy, muddy mess couldn't be happier that May's finally here!