In February 2009, for the first time in nearly 15 years, Crappie USA came back to Louisiana to hold a qualifying tournament. The area the organization selected was the Atchafalaya Basin, with Morgan City the host.
The French named the wandering waterway Bayou Bienvenue (Bayou Welcome) probably because it was like a welcome mat, providing passage for ships entering from Lake Borgne almost to the very doorstep of New Orleans.
Im a catch-and-release fisherman, says 63-year old Charles Johnson. He is sitting at a campfire in the Johnson Compound at the Lake Bruin State Park Campground. I catch them and release them into the ice chest.
Nearly 20 years removed from living in the U.S. Army barracks at Baumholder, Germany, I still cant get some things that went on there out of my mind. One in particular was courtesy of my little hip-hop wannabe roommate from Florida.