The Rat Patrol

The oysters were fat, cold and super salty — positively addictive. One little pinch and the tail meat — covered in bright-yellow fat — slipped from the shells of the big Belle River crawfish. […]

Bass Fishing

Paulina Pilgrims

Some aspiring bass anglers from around Paulina graduated together in the late 1980s. They started making a yearly run to Toledo Bend, while trying to get noticed enough to be accepted into the biggest local club there was at the time, Road Runner Fishing Club. […]


Blue Line

It was late February. The day was a beautiful blue respite from the drizzly overcast weather of the week before. The 70-year-old man across the table from me had the creased, tanned skin of an outdoorsman. […]