Leger ticketed for violating the Endangered Species Act; could face $50,000 fine, LDWF says Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Golden Meadow man for Endangered Species Act violations after […]
When there’s a big fall bite going on in The Cove, Cypremort Point anglers know that typically means speckled trout have finally moved in adjacent to camps and piers in an easily accessible spot on the east shore of Vermilion Bay. […]
My buddy and I once saw some holes in a steep bank during a low-water period that looked great for noodling catfish. So before the summer months arrived when I went spearfishing for cats, I decided to try some noodles near the holes. […]
Turtle soup is considered one of the great classical Creole dishes of yore in New Orleans. Most Louisianan’s who try it today wonder what all the fuss is about. If they find a piece of turtle in it, it’s seldom larger than a match head and the soup tastes more of sherry wine than turtle.
Country folks cook turtle differently. They put turtle meat in their pots — lots of it and they put the wine in the cook instead of the pot. Turtle is cooked lots of ways: it’s smothered; it’s pot fried; it’s stewed; and probably best of all they make sauce piquant with it.
At first glance, cleaning the armored, prehistoric-looking loggerhead turtle appears to be an impossible task. But cleaning a turtle is quite quickly and easily done once one learns the ropes.
Besides a sharp knife, other tools are needed. A hatchet is essential, and a cane knife is handy.
The huge, scaly beast — its massive body partially supported by the water — swim-crawled its way along the soft, mucky bottom. Its bear-like, long, black claws stirred up clouds of half-decayed vegetation and silt.
Bubbles of swamp gas rose lazily to the water’s surface.
The alligator snapping turtle was on the prowl — looking for something to eat. It wasn’t choosy. Acorns would be fine; so would crawfish, clams and even the stray crab. A smaller turtle, one whose shell it could crush with its massive cleaver-like jaws, would be tops on the list.