January 15 at 6:47pm
Me and a Medicare Client,also happens to be member of Abita KC Council,waited out MOST of de dense fog and launched de ole SouthFork around 12:30 pm,headed somewhat straight for de Causeway,even with nice Lowrance Electronics,was quite a trip to get to 4 mile marker,ran into most likely 1000-1500 coots,mixed in with buffleheads and scaup(dat where all dem waterfowl migrated to???).I made de comment,based upon my observation that with all the salvinia and fresh water,we might be lucky enough to nab a blue cat or two and we managed exactly ONE blue cat,a fat 4.25 lb specimen,fell victim to none other than Berkley Gulp,Swimming Mullet,Chartreuse of course,threaded onto custom jigheads I make myself.We noticed little to no water movement,made a few strategic moves and got nada and did see two noisy-azz airboats,always wonder why they seem to ALWAYS be out and about just about when I want to fish in relative peace and quiet!!!Had fun,showed fishing buddy how fine de ole SouthFork turned out and told him I am planning on getting custom-cut MarineMat made for front deck,gonna have 'Mandevillian' stenciled into fine mat and might even get one for rear seat deck!!Hope springs eternal,hope catching big blue cat NOT harbinger of Spring Fishing in Lady P Basin!!!Can't wait for duck season to mercifully end and still holding out hope,especially with de frigid conditions predicted for next week,Tues to be exact!!