By now the excitement of the latest video games has begun to leave the kids bored, with limited options to occupy their time before schools kicks off again. After all, the hot summer temperatures are in full force, forcing most to curtail their outdoor activities to the early and late portions of the day.
Current red snapper regulations seem ridiculous to anglers who have spent any time probing the hundreds of oil rigs off Louisianas coastline. Make a pass around almost any of these structures, and just watch the fish finder: Fish are everywhere.
Howling winds forced us to cancel the Buras trip at 5 a.m. with a quick phone call. By 9 a.m., I was climbing the walls and also noticed that the grass needed mowing. Worse, Shirley also noticed that the grass needed mowing. I noticed her contemplating the issue from the front porch, and ran into the bathroom with my cell phone before she saw me.
The summer trout bite happens quickly in Barataria Bay. Spend too much time at the coffee pot, and your chances of putting up big numbers goes down with every stir of your spoon. Be on them when the sun comes up, though, and you have two, maybe two and a half hours to put trout in the boat.