May 08 at 9:00 am
Look at a map of eastern Louisiana, from Bastrop to New Roads, and you’ll realize the power of the mighty Mississippi. Over millennia, the great river has carved out dozens of deep waterways, most of which have become isolated from the river’s flow.
|A starling is born
April 11 at 9:00 am
Many centuries from now, archeologists will unearth a fishing diary belonging to one Catch Cormier. They’ll study it and find an amazing discovery. Like the Shroud of Turin, it will baffle scientists.
|Life of Pond
March 11 at 9:00 am
One of the top movies of 2012 was “Life of Pi.” It’s the story of a young Indian boy named Pi, victim of a shipwreck who spends over 200 days aboard a small boat with a Bengal tiger. He survives by catching fish.
February 08 at 9:00 am
At the homestead, the 14th day of February is more than just Valentine’s Day: It also marks the birthdate of my wonderful wife Emelise, often referred to in this column as Mrs. Catch.
|Conclave as a verb
January 07 at 9:00 am
For the first time in nearly two decades, there will be no large commercial fly-fishing shows in the Deep South. In one of the great ironies of the 21st century (so far), the number of large-scale events across the country continues to decline while the ranks of fly fishermen continue to grow.
|A fly rod in his bag
December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Looking for something different to put under the tree for that angler who has everything? Think outside the tackle box.
|Bringing in the sheep
November 12, 2012 at 9:00 am
Fly-rodders are a strange lot. There are those of us who will travel hundreds — sometimes thousands — of miles to catch a 10-inch fish, provided that fish happens to be the famed Gila trout or California golden trout. To land one of these rare species puts you in a very special list of folks.
|Trout without a doubt
October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am
The Spottail Elvis is much deserving of his reputation as the premier fly-fishing species in our state. He loves to feed in shallow water, where he can be sight fished. He makes fabulous runs when hooked. And he gets big enough to pull a kayak or canoe around.
|Making the Dog Rabid
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I’ve been blessed to have known some of the greatest fly tiers of the modern era. Folks like George Harvey, Polly Rosborough, Mike Verduin, Chris Helms, Gary LaFontaine to name just a very few.
So take my word when I say that Kirk Dietrich ranks among the best.
|Bring on the Bulls!
August 06, 2012 at 10:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 18, folks in kayaks will inundate Caminada Pass in Grand Isle for the “Ride the Bull 3” extreme kayak fishing tournament. Mike LaFleur plans to be there, hoping for different results this year in the Fly Division.
|The art of the sport
July 09, 2012 at 7:00 am
One of the surprise films of the year has been “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” An international hit, it’s also been in the top five of revenue-per-theatre here in America.
Part comedy, part drama and purely inspirational, it’s the story of how Dr. Alfred Jones, an uptight, agnostic fisheries expert, discovers faith and purpose while helping a wealthy sheik realize his vision of bringing fly fishing to the desert.
|Time for summer school
June 28, 2012 at 10:00 am
A recent study found that the average age of college students is on the rise. Over 38 percent are now 25 or older.
Allan Stewart of Australia is definitely skewing the stats. The 97-year-old just graduated from Southern Cross University with a degree in clinical science.
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