July 19 at 6:43pm
Abita KC buddy and I hit one of our favorite stretches of the Bogue Falaya yesterday,launching very early at 4th St in Covington and we both tried top-water popping frogs to no avail,he switched over to his very fine 4-5wt fly rod and I switched over to Zoom Speed Worm,Ultra-Vibe,June Bug Red and it did not take too long for us to catch a few but a few was all we managed to catch!!The water was high and very muddy,except in a few spots,especially in one spot where we found plenty of big bream beds,and I got neat pic of small alligator gar with fat perch in his jaws.Think he mighta been a tad peeved if I woulda stolen his dinner!!!Not sure exactly what contributed to the muddy water,perhaps remnants of TS Barry or hopefully not the results of ridiculously-prolonged Bonnet Carre' Spillway Opening!!Think we boated 4 bass,kept one and he nabbed nice perch on popping bug(need to get back to fly-fishing and made bunch of neat popping bugs)!!My fishing buddy has most definitely re-kindled passion I used to have for not only fly-fishing but fly-tying!!Hope dat Spillway closes soon!!