Our trip to Houma, LA to fish in the marshes was great fun, and I caught my first redfish on a fly rod.
Nope, he’s not huge (about 3 lbs.) but any size fish on a fly rod means you have to work a bit to land it.
DH, taking a lunch break. I promise he DID catch fish too, but declined the photo ops.
Our fishing guide and friend, Captain Marty.
After-lunch power nap on the deck of the boat, while DH conducted business via cell phone.
Marty offered to take us out again the next day. We rose early and were out in the marshes by 6AM.
We saw the most WONDERFUL sunrise! It came a short rain shower, and then we saw the most beautiful RAINBOW at 6:30AM! We could actually see the full arc of the rainbow. It was too faint to show in a picture, but we enjoyed its beauty for about 10 minutes before it faded.
Another redfish, caught with a spinning rig. This one is a little larger than the one caught the previous day.
Pelicans roosting on a tiny marsh island.
We did not catch huge numbers of fish due to the windy conditions. It is hard to spot the fish when the water is so choppy…That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it! We did get enough fish to have a meal of speckled trout for supper tonight, a meal of redfish for tomorrow night, and several bags in the freezer. We had a wonderful time, ate good seafood, and will look forward to going again next year.
I also got lots of knitting done on the ride down there and back. I am working on the gusset decrease stitches so things are moving along on the socks. I am hoping to finish them by the end of the month, but we will see.
Have a blessed weekend!