It’s been a crazy 12 months, with the typical broiling-hot summer topped off with record flood in many areas of the state. So when hunting seasons opened, hunters relished the break from rebuilding efforts.
The quest for the perfect speckled trout fishing lure never seems to end. In the early 1970s, when I broke into the fishery, it was dominated by lead-headed shad rigs, Mr. Champ spoons, Bingos, Plugging Shorty Shrimp, and MirrOlures.
The big game changer came in the 1970s with the invention of soft-plastic, split-tail beetles. They annihilated sales of shad rigs and, because of their versatility, sales of hard plugs and spoons became sluggish.
His son dubbed Clyde Folse “The Crappie Psychic.” But I believe he’s a crappie dreamer, kind of like an Indian shaman who can divine the future concerning this silver-and-black speckled fish, variously called sac-a-lait or white perch in Louisiana.
Aluminum boats are often described with these terms: utilitarian, practical, serviceable, functional and no-frills. In actuality, aluminum boat are all that and more; so much more.
Aluminum boats are built for every purpose, from work boats, to dressed-out fishing boats and even luxury yachts. The john boats that come to mind when many folks think about aluminum are an important segment of the market, but they’re not the only aluminum boat design. Nope, not by a long shot.