Kelvontae Scott, a 22-year-old fisherman from Jonesville, was touched by grace on Wednesday, May 26, while fishing in Concordia Parish.
He had one of those magical afternoons on the water that keeps us all coming back, again and again, to the sun, to the heat, to the bugs.
Scott’s story begins like so many of the best fish stories do.
“I didn’t plan on going fishing yesterday….” he said. But plans change….
“I got me a little honey hole in Concordia Parish,” Scott said, “and I decided that I was going to have to go down.”
Scott was surprised when he got to the launch.
“It’s usually packed when I’m there, but yesterday, I was the only boat out there.” Scott said. “I didn’t think the fish were biting.”
But if people stayed away from the water yesterday because they thought the bream weren’t biting, the joke was on them.
“When I got down to my honey hole, the fish were hitting as soon as I put my line out,” Scott said. “I was pulling it in, and putting it out, and pulling it in, and putting it out. It got to the point that I was leaving fish in the boat because I didn’t have time to put them in the cooler.”
Scott caught his fish on crickets floated 2 feet under a cork. They were all caught in the shade, between 3 and 6 in the afternoon.
“Fishing is my passion,” said Scott. “It’s what I love to do, and it’s what I want to keep doing.”