July 30, 2012 at 8:05pm
Its two rodeos at once , Blind river and black lake . We normally enter both and there's no limit on jugs also this year . It's been 50 jugs per boat so ... Not sure how that's going to work out .
It's usually pretty crowded at the weigh ins and fishing the jugs . Last year we fished middle bayou off north pass , and other people were fishing that area too . I've never fished around here close like Amite or tickfaw during the rodeo and could only imagine how many jugs are in blind river that night especially with no jug limit .
We stay with the jugs all night because I'm sure someone will mistakenly take your garfish off for you . We'll bring a thermacell and take a nap in the boat before sun up . Not everyone does that I'm sure but nobody has run our lines yet either .
If I were you I would go to the weigh in early too . The sun can be brutal waiting in line to weigh your fish . Last year we didn't even weigh in , we waited in line and realized we didn't have the weight by looking in the other boats . So me and my son left the boat , went home ,showered and went to bed .