The water was more than muddy when I stepped into Luling angler Tim Bye's boat yesterday at the launch in Kraemer. It was putrid.
Monday's downpours had washed mud from the surrounding cane fields into the system of canals between Lac Des Allemands and Lake Boeuf to turn much of the waters the color of sand.
But Bye wasn't concerned: He and his wife had caught fish Sunday before the rains, so he knew it was just a matter of locating clean water. And by the end of the day, a small mess of sac-a-lait had piled up in his livewell.
January 10 at 4:14pm