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Years ago, news editor Jimmy Hatten would sit across from me in the Monroe News Star office. When things slowed, we turned to talk fishing. Jimmy and his wife loved to fish every Sunday afternoon.
Fishing beds is an extremely productive way to catch huge bluegills or shellcrackers, as it enables anglers to target the males guarding the beds.
Johnny Broussard’s great passion is fishing for goujon with a rod and reel.
Johnny Broussard’s fishing gear is not finesse tackle. Both goujon and blue catfish grow large, and much of Broussard’s fishing is next to the dense wood of submerged tree stumps and snags that are the lairs of these big fish.
“It’s harder to catch the bait than it is to catch the fish,” Johnny Broussard said, with note of frustration in his voice. “I spend a lot of time getting bait.”
Cutbaits. Stinkbaits. Dipbaits. Hotdogs, cheesebait, chicken livers, Uncle Cooter’s-can’t-miss catfish concoction and an endless list of other home brews are used to lure catfish.
When the cameras are rolling, you just never know what you might see on Sportsman TV.
Like in this recent episode, when host Greg Hackney and producer Jared Serigné traveled to Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas to target crappie over brush piles with Mr. Crappie himself, Wally Marshall.
All Johnny Broussard’s friends describe him as a man of the swamp.
“I met him in the swamp,” his good friend David Meyers said. “That’s because that’s where he always is.”
Actually, he isn’t always in the swamp. The slender, athletic, square-jawed Cajun with the mischievous twinkle in his blue eyes owns and operates Johnny’s Custom Paint in Broussard.
Most fishermen understand the basics for targeting crappie before and during their spring spawn, but when fish leave spawning grounds and head to deep water, what’s the deal?
When Charles Johnson said, “Let’s go fishing,” his first stop was in his barn to get ice.
To an artificial lure-only snob, an earthworm is an earthworm. Not to knowledgeable freshwater live-bait anglers, thought.
Charles Johnson grew up as a country boy fishing bream. He cut his own cane poles from creek cane (bamboo that had escaped from cultivation).
When Charles Johnson was asked what mistakes people make when they fish bream beds, his answer was simple: “noise, noise, noise.”
When crappie go deep — which happens sometime this through November — shiners are the mainstay of most Toledo Bend crappie guides in the summer, and Jackson is no exception.
Jackson has fished Toledo Bend most of his life. He was a competitive bass angler early in his career, qualifying for the 1982 Bassmaster Classic in 1982 on the Alabama River.
The quality of the crappie coming off the tops during the past couple of years has been outstanding: It is not uncommon to catch a few fish over 2 pounds.
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