It involved… Marshes.
The beach. We made a trip to Lake Charles, LA. Our main goal was to go marsh fishing in the kayaks. We went just south of Hackberry, LA to fish the marshes.
We caught a few speckled trout. Guess who caught the BIG one?
It was 23” long, and weighed 4 lbs. 1 oz. That is a REALLY nice spec!! And then there is always the story of the “one that got away”… I lost another one just a little smaller than this one at the boat. RATS!! (Actually, I caught 4 of the 5 fish. I love it when I manage to out-fish DH.) It was too windy for fly fishing so we used casting rigs.
After fishing we drove a few miles further to Holly Beach, LA. This entire town was wiped out by hurricane Rita a few years ago. NOTHING was left. All buildings were completely leveled.
It is slowly being rebuilt. There are now about 30 or so beach houses that have been restored.
Saturday we went to the Contraband Fly Casters Fly Fishing Expo in Moss Bluff. I had an opportunity for some fly casting coaching. We both bid on boxes of flies at a silent auction, and came home with 100 new flies to add to our collection.
It was amazing to see the many different patterns the fly tiers could create!
I’ve been bitten by the “bug”. I think I see fly tying in my near future. DH has all tools and supplies needed, so it will just be a matter of sitting down long enough to figure this out. Realistically, this will be an after-Christmas-quilting-rush hobby.
And of course we ate good! Fried oysters and shrimp, then sautéed speckled trout. YUMMO!
It was so much fun, we plan on doing the marsh fishing again very soon.