The Causeway Approach

This bridge is like a 24-mile artificial reef that’s holding oodles of speckled trout right now.

Tedious. Boring. Congested. Long. Time-consuming.

Commuters use all these words and more to describe their daily 24-mile trek across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the Big Easy.

But those who fish under the long double spans have a few additional words to describe it, such as incredible, fantastic and unbelievable! It’s a vocabulary I’m just beginning to learn as I try to fish the waters of the notoriously fickle lake more often.

Last winter, I made quite a few successful trips along the Causeway and rarely made a trip elsewhere because I just didn’t have to. And while I didn’t limit out on the Causeway, I always caught enough to keep me going back instead of making the long haul to my normal winter haunts in Delacroix, Hopedale and Shell Beach. Click here to read more on The Causeway Approach

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Rusty Tardo grew up in St. Bernard fishing the waters of Delacroix, Hopedale and Shell Beach. He and his wife, Diane, have been married over 40 years and live in Kenner.