Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Thieves at McDonalds in Chalmette
I brought my son, daughter and wife for a fishing trip to Hopedale this past Saturday 10/20/12. Normally, I pull the boat with my truck, but with the family along, we used my wifes SUV. While stopped at McDonalds just past Chalmette on Hwy 46, someone reached in my boat and stole 7 rods and reels in just the blink of an eye. My gear would have been in my truck if I had taken it, but we couldn't fit the poles in the SUV. It's a sad day when you see the look on your kids face when they are told the trip is over before you even launch the boat. Some may say I was not thinking by putting the gear in the boat. My problem was space and then not staying with the truck while the ladies went to the restroom.
I will replace the gear as soon as possible. The kids and I will get to make a trip later this year. I saw all of my over-time money that was suppose to provide my children with a wonderful family memory just disappear in seconds. Guys, make sure if you stop there to have someone stay with the vehicle at all times. I would hate to see someone else have the same experience.