The redfish action across Louisiana's marsh is so good right now, Capt. Charlie Thomason and I thought we'd be cute.

Surrounded by thunderstorms, we slipped out from Thomason's Hopedale dock, with visions of throwing nothing but buzzbaits and topwater frogs to the reds that have been absolutely everywhere.

We should have just stuck to what we knew would work.

A long time later, with lightning popping all around us, we rigged up some live shrimp under rattling corks, and proceeded to waylay redfish on every cast, until we came to our senses and headed back to safety.

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