Over the last few decades, technology has dramatically altered deer hunting. With an endless variety of camouflage clothing, scent-control products, game cameras, range finders, feeders, climbing stands, pop-up blinds, cough suppressors and the like, todays deer hunters have as many gizmos available to them as bass fishermen.
It was supposed to be a fishing trip, but it turned out to be more like a funeral. I guess I should be used to it by now, having lived and fished in much of the waters along our Southeast Louisiana coast most of my life.
Did you ever hear of Wolf Creek, Duck Slough, Muddy Bayou, Pocosin, Whiskey Chitto creeks, Dugdemona River, Chaney and Choctaw Creek, Upper and Lower Sunk lakes? Or how about Hunter Creek, Bens Creek, Mississippi Bayou, Sally Miller Pond or Louisiana Cypress Canal?
Capt. Jack Payne can see his own version of a winter wonderland from his front porch. The owner of Sweetwater Guide Service and Marina, Payne poured his pay-to-launch ramp right at the intersection of Bayous Terre Aux Boeufs and Gentilly.