Keith Barre watched a couple of 8-points on his Washington Parish lease grow, consistently collecting pictures of them from trail cameras. The bucks were small baskets two seasons ago, but had reached shooter proportions by the opening of the 2007 hunting season.
Those who call Louisiana home are used to battling Mother Nature. Oppressive heat and humidity, hurricanes and the occasional ice storm are taken in stride as the price to pay for living in the Sportsmans Paradise.
I can remember when a quarters worth of gasoline would putt-putt you around the lake all day long. Today, you cant motor away from the dock on a quarters worth of gas.
I was reading a newspaper story recently that revealed how times have changed for the fisherman. A boater enjoying a day on the Red River in his party barge put pencil to pad and determined that his fuel tab for his round-trip fun excursion set him back $360.
Im going to let you in on what may be the poorest-kept secret of the summer: The rocks at the end of the MRGO are on fire, and they have been for the whole summer.
Speckled trout are plentiful all along both sides of the jetties, and redfish, sheepshead and big croakers arent in short supply either. I have to admit a certain reluctance in even writing this, because the area is where Ive been fishing, and theres already plenty of company out there.