General in Southeast Louisiana
few boons at Hopedale
Spent Friday night at the Hopedale camp. Wanted to paint the new rainwater watertank (stops sunlight and algae growth), since we may not have access to the camp for a very long time. Also wanted to sneak one more fishing trip out. Got 3 reds, lost a good one, then hooked two gar....that was a sign it was time to leave and get a coat of primer up before sunset.
Woke up this morning, and heard they closed the east side to fishing. Was hoping to fish between paint coats, but not meant to be. I may have caught the last legal reds in Hopedale for a long time! Spent the rest of the day at the camp painting and listening to the radio.
Now, for a rant. As of Saturday night, there are only two boons in the Point Lydia area (at a canal on Loutre and the Treasure Bay cut to Loutre.). Capt Frank Moore says he also saw a third at Bayou Eloi. Isn't that pathetic? I'm not sure who to blame, so I'm just going to throw the book out at BP, the federal govt, and St. Bernard Parish.
Heard on the news a coordinated effort will start Sunday. I saw the boons at BSM, and that's good. But BP says the weather needs to be 'good.' Um, we don't need good weather to deploy on the marsh edge, its protected from the wind. And, we need boons now! There is no tomorrow. For starters, on the north side of MRGO, I suggest at the minimum Bayou Loutre, Treasure Pass, Pointe a Pointe, Bayou Petre, Canal Pecal, cuts in Lake Athansio, Halfmoon Lake, and several places in Lake Eugene. I could rant more spots south of MRGO, but the bottomline, we need to see the area littered with boons. Anything less is total failure.
Based on the response so far, total failure is imminent.
Please get out Sunday, and deploy, deploy, deploy!