August 15 at 8:49pm
After 8:00 mass at St.Jane de Chantal,me and a Medicare Client finally got a chance to launch my Southfork that has been undergoing a serious total make-over and I have been wanting to possibly scout for teal and possibly sight-cast for reds and check out the new electronics I recently installed,Lowrance Hook 2-5 Tripleshot.Think I may have some transducer issues as GPS chart screen works to perfection(that screen is incredibly accurate-gonna be nice for early am duck hunts)and other pages did not seem to work,gonna sort em out one at a time.Great news is ole Southfork tight as a drum with zero leaks and my fishing buddy loved new Grizzly Grip,Emerald Green,and I have about 3 nice coats on all interior surfaces and floor and Fasco Epoxy that I painted on underside allows boat to slide right off trailer and will beef up underside(same stuff they put on aluminum airboats)and ole Southfork should last another ten years!!Got to Lake and found the most putrid water I have ever encountered in Lake P,kinda just like I predicted with protracted Bonnet Carre' Spillway opening plus extreme heat,tremendous and deadly(to fish for certain)algae bloom.The water not only looks putrid,it also has terrible odor and we spotted numerous dead bass and the smell was horrendous.We tossed and tossed Bomber Spinner Baits,typically killer on reds and bass,and each of us had something grab lure but we suspect nothing more than pesky alligator gar and not sure I even want to fish that environment til that putrid water gets flushed outta the Lake and the entire Lake P Basin.Hate to think of teal season round the corner and not too enticing with the horrendous odor and color and look of the water.Damn glad we are headed to Ozarks next month for incredible trout fishing,rainbows dat is,and incredibly clear and cold water and he and I chatted about the possibility of moving to dem fine Ozarks,trouble is it would be hard to pass up salt water fishing,though judging by the incredibly putrid Lake P water,not a difficult choice,I must say!!!Sad,sad,sad to see the Lake in this ridiculously lousy shape and I might have to head way S,to Grand Isle for a speck fix.Reds do not cut it,way too easy to catch and not that much of a challenge,honestly.When we sight-casted for reds in Lake,that was fun but til this nasty water gets flushed and replaced with decent water,sight-casting outta de question!!!