My son Chris and I made a one day trip down to the Louisiana marshes. It’s a three hour drive, so down in back in one day is six hours of driving. But, based on a forecast of full sun and little wind, which would be good for sight casting, we wanted to get … More One Day, Middle of the Week, Kayak Trip
I made some notes about stand-up vs sit-down fly fishing from a kayak this weekend. I wanted to make a short trip to a friend’s lake for a little bream fishing and my Kajun Kayak was hanging up in the garage but my 14.5 foot sit-in which I have had for about 20 years was … More Stand-up for Fly Fishing
The term “Marsh Madness” is just about worn out, so this is just a note to say I am headed to the marsh and will soon be “Marsh Mellow”. Hopefully I will have some fish pics to post soon. The fish will be small and spooky so I’m taking my light landing, deer hair imitation … More Marsh Mellow
With the Samurai System, starting with a kayak paddle held in both hands, one can: while standing in a kayak, after sighting a fish, stow the paddle quietly acquire the fly rod in the casting hand, and make a 40 foot or greater fly-cast (whatever length you feel safe to keep in the stripping bucket) … More The “Samurai” System, “Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast”
I had bream rising to the surface all over a subdivision lake last week during the last twenty minutes or so of dusk. The bream were eating mosquitoes and were in deep water and shallow water, just all over the pond. Before I go on any more about mosquitoes I have to mention something that … More Lovin’ Them Bream!
Last December’s trip to Woodland Plantation, near Port Sulphur La, got off to a shaky start with storms cancelling some of the group’s flights and Monday’s fishing as well. Rain poured down outside the “Spirits Hall” while we stuffed ourselves with delicious multiple courses. We all went to bed with full bellies but with rain … More Woodland Plantation
Back in September my wife I were attending the Friday night dinner that opened the Gulf Coast Fly Fair in Ocean Springs. It’s a fun gathering and everybody has a favorite thing, whether it be the blind auctions or raffles and certainly the good food and fellowship by themselves make it worth attending. It’s all … More Father-Son Redfish Trip
Seven seconds from sight to the cast that caught the fish. Talking about the Samurai system doesn’t seem to always get my message across, so this weekend I put my new GoPro to work to try and capture the system in action. Its hard enough solo fishing with a fly rod in a kayak with … More See the Fish, Catch the Fish
I had a great one day charter trip this week to Louisiana for Jack Crevalle with guide Miles (@shallowsouth) and friend Kyle. My biggest fish was 31 lbs and most of the fish were from 25-30 lbs. Considering that the state fly rod record is 30.56 lbs caught in 2002 and that fish was the … More Jack Attack!
After my fourth of July success with white bass I monitored the river levels closely for a return to the 23.5 mark where I had found good water. An online forecast comes out every Wednesday, published by the Army Corps of Engineers. The forecast is very accurate, especially if you use it for only … More Fishing for Stripers, “Down the Rock Island Line!”