For most hunters, the traditional fall and winter hunting season begins the first Saturday in September when dove season opens. The first couple of weekends in September are buzzing with hunting activity as hunters sharpen up their shooting skills on these gray ghosts.
Taking a topwater to the crotch doesnt sound like something a speckled trout angler would have to worry about. Sling a trout in the boat, let him flop around on the floor, grab him and unhook him. Throw him on ice and repeat while the topwater stays a safe distance away.
Grand Isle is a seven-square-mile barrier island connected to the rest of Louisiana by a narrow causeway. Located about 100 miles from New Orleans, the narrow island separates Barataria Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, and is the permanent home of 1,500 residents.
At the expense of small towns all across America, the Interstate system became a travelers best friend as Americans realized they could speed from one side of the country to the other without anything in their way.
It started with a casual greeting just before daylight recently when I bumped into Capt. Charlie Thomason at the dock of Blackie Campos Marina in Shell Beach. We were both standing in the live bait line, and eager to get under way.
There are no summer doldrums here. Read this issue to put specks, crappie and much more in your boat.