CTFisherman members Chris Med, Farmer Jay, and past member Booty Are here in Empire, La. for a few days. They started the day with a breakfast cooked by my wife Jo-Ann then we went for a short tour of the area and picked up fishing licenses. It was well after 11 before we even wet a line.

Chris started it off with a short redfish.

Jay was next and the bite was on.

Unfortunately after about 20 fish we had nothing in the box. Booty started us off with the first for the box.

A bit later Jay lands a keeper.

Although Chris caught more than anybody he only found 1 keeper today. That one we had to measure and it was just over the legal size. Booty had the keeper record with a flounder, 4 redfish, and this beauty that hit poles length from the boat. There was only 8 feet between the boat and the bank but this hog swam through and inhaled the bait.

After we got the fish cleaned we had 6 pounds of crawfish and 2 fried oyster platters and a grilled shrimp salad at Dad's and then went to Iguana's for a night cap.

Now that they are spoiled I do not know what to do for the rest of the time they are here.

Life is Good!

Fishing is not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.