Now I know what driving against contra-flow must feel like. The boats that were getting out of Bayou DuLarge down at Jugs were making it difficult for us to get in. However, had it not been for the brutal heat that has gripped Louisiana this summer, we might have been among the ones leaving rather than launching.
As a guide on the Red River, Russ McVey gets frequent calls requesting topographical maps of his home water. Folks can hardly believe it when he tells them there isnt one, and some go on to question his sanity.
To the east, an orange ball glowed just above the horizon through the cypress and tupelo trees in the backwater areas of the basin. As expected, a light steamy mist not even close to being a fog gently kissed the water of Flat Lake as we crossed it heading north.
Doc Fontaines brother-in-law of the month was visiting South Louisiana from Oregon for a wedding. He also wanted to squeeze in some of the fabulous fishing Doc had been preaching about since theyd met a year earlier.
If husbands could achieve trophy status by the number of their weight on the scales rather than the number of dimples on their chins, I would grade out much higher today than I did 14 years ago when my wife and I got married.
The athletic young mans glittering eyes and neatly trimmed goatee gave him the look of a predator. He was standing next to the boat that he had just won for catching the biggest mangrove snapper in the 2009 Coastal Conservation Association STAR Tournament.
Capt. Eddie Berthelot and I idled into the Wildlife and Fisheries Canal on the north side of Grand Terre Island in late April with prior knowledge and past years experiences pointing out that we were about to have a good time.
The oil spill is keeping things touch-and-go, but there are plenty of alternatives for anglers who want to put fish in the boat.