As a kid worked at Flynns' tackle shop across from Read Rd. for maybe several months- he let me run the bait shop, string cane poles for 0.03 cents each and his wife would bring me lunch - chicken or tuna salad sandwich with dark hot chicory coffee -
I look back fondly on Mr Flynn; he trusted me with the cash register the products and I think he was ok being back at his house behind the bait store
sold fishing poles, shrimp with the saw dust at the bottom of a coffee can -
i lived at village de l'est, so either got dropped off there or after school - not sure
Thanks Mr Flynn
also fished intercostal water way - and the draw bridge at the Lake Front with Mr Champs with orange streak, speckled trout and clean water ( but that changed ) in the late 60's from corporations et al...dumping into the intercostal canal and polluting the waterways and Lake Pontchartrain -before that it was quite impressive even though the humidity and bugs put you on the edge.
Fly fishing the rigolets, 5 mile bridge, with home made pirogue and later 14' jon boat with 20hp mercury; the wildlife refuge was the most incredible site with the sky filled with mallards and pintails - it really was a wonderful place to be a young kid and his 12 gauge and fly rod - 1969 Mariam Abramson HS, Ricky Stelma and his Tony, Pays, Paddock, Jamie Petiprin, Donna Sterling and family, Haggerty, etc . . . great memories and my doc Paul Nacari who I saw often for injuries and sutures - great doc!! and Marshal Clyburn ( great musician )