Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Saltwater Review

I think I've made my last out of town trip this year. I took the one-hour flight to New Orleans on Monday and drove to Baton Rouge to meet Vincent, one of my staff, for a visit and dinner.

I was up extra early this morning headed for Thibodaux to attend a training session and to catch Corey for his performance review. I'd been trying to find a time to wet a line with him forever and this was the perfect opportunity. We were all "trained up" on Safety & Environmental topics and headed down south of Houma to a spot near a draw bridge that had a history of being a hot spot.

We were prepared with several rods, hooks, jig heads, soft plastics and of course the confidence bait - a couple of tubs of frozen shrimp.

I won't tell you how many different soft plastics I tried before I came to the inevitable conclusion that "you've got to give them what they want".

Corey picked up some nice redfish on the shrimp under a popping cork. I finally put on a bottom rig and started catching small drum and sheepshead.

I finally caught a red on the ultralight. Talk about magic!

All in all it was a great day. We got our work done, had a great converstaion and caught a few fish. What more could you ask for?

I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!



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Fisherman's View - "Come to Papa"

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Happy Fisherman

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"That's What I'm Talking About!"

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Red #2 - They're getting bigger!

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Red #3
Hey - How about saving some of those for me?

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South Louisiana Fish Juggling

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Score!
Hey it's only a small drum but at least I'm not skunked!

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Sheepshead

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Check out the chompers!
This guy may need to see the dentist.

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At last I caught a redfish!

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The old timers say that the redfish's tail turns blue when they are feeding.
Who am I to argue with my elders?

Thanks Corey for an enjoyable and memorable afternoon!

2 comments:

Bawana said...

Do they have Crawlers that far soouth??

eatmorefish said...

Nice reds...we need some of them!