PLAQUEMINE — Top seven teams in the two-day Westwide Bassmasters tournament held from Jack Miller’s Landing with anglers, number of bass weighed in parentheses (5-bass daily limit) and total catch weight in pounds:
Fish, frenzy, frolicking, fun, sweat, sob stories, weather (fair and foul), beer (and other icy concoctions), water, waves and friends all add up to rodeo time in south Louisiana.
Judging from the mountain-high stacks of sheetrock in the home repair stores these days, this Memorial Day isn’t a glorious time, especially if you're among the hundreds of homeowners needing to use that material to fix flood damage.
It’s not the best of times, nor is it the worst of times for Louisiana’s coastal anglers, and it’s different for the guys fishing the Pontchartrain and Barataria basins and the Terrebonne Parish marshes bays, bayous and lakes.
When the 167 college, high school and junior Bassmasters teams converged on Caney Creek Reservoir earlier this month, the more than 300 young anglers proved this 5,000-acre impoundment south of Ruston is producing hefty largemouth bass again.
This beautiful spring weekend is predicted to dissolve into a not-so-nice-weather week, and that could throw a monkey wrench into the works when it comes to setting out a fishing plan.
It was cold, yep, but not as cold as it was in the early 1960s, nor in 1989 when south Louisiana’s daytime temperatures were in single digits venturing only into the teens briefly — and staying there nearly a week.
The ongoing run of harsh winter conditions has forced BREC officials to cancel Saturday’s Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo, and advised its next Geaux Fish event will be scheduled during fall months.
Here's hoping there are warm hearts all around on this Valentine's Day, because that's about the only thing that's going to stay warm.
The idea of commenting on the ongoing and recently concluded hunting seasons along with next season’s proposed dates and regulations had to be put on the back burner this week.