Fishing is all fun and games when you've got a couple of po-boys waiting to be devoured in the Coleman. The sport takes on an entirely different feel when you're literally trying to catch your next meal.

That's what my son, Joel, and I did this week. We set out on a survival challenge near the popular port of Delacroix that required us to catch fish or go hungry.

According to our predetermined rules, each meal could consist only of the fish caught immediately before it. Fish could not be stored for a future meal. That meant new pressure was applied before lunch and dinner.

As seen in the accompanying video, the first outing, during which we planned to catch the day's lunch, was complicated by unforeseen mechanical trouble. That had us wondering if we'd have to resort to panhandling, dumpster diving or, worse, eating mullet and hardheads.

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