Well it was better, but the water is still high and even with the top of the weir. Looks like the small notch for draining is slow. The fish are deep and well off the bank. Caught on Bobby Garlands. Water is still dark clear, but does not stink. Could get good if we would stop with the big rains.
Vince's hat went bad and he stuck his Holy Spirit pin in a cypress tree 25 years ago and it's still there. It's on Lacassine Bayou. Luke pointed to it in 2007 and his dad and I saw it in 2012. It's still there today like it might last another 1/4 century.
4/7/2015: Was back to the tree this Spring and the pin is still there.
Kyle made his first trip in the Kayak today, and we went to Mermentau. We were headed for Jennings, but when we got to Mermentau for a look he wanted to launch then and there. It was a joy to see him experience his long awaited first yak adventure. His excitement was contagious.
We tried a little to catch a fish, but the main focus was to introduce him to paddling. He really got focused when a barge made itself seen coming around a bend toward us.
Caught 11 nice black crappie in South Bigeaux double rigging. Swimming the triple tale as JR would say. They were in 10' to 11' of water and the poles were set on the 8' mark. Seems like the black/chart was beating blue/white a lot.
When I first got to my spot I had 3 almost at the same time. I would be unhooking and my second pole would catch. There were 3 fish in the bottom of the boat before I could start putting them in the ice chest.
Kept my losing streak alive with another scratch at Lorraine bridge. Went South just beyond where the old rail bridge was and only caught little perch and a couple of spotted gar. All day long you could see the little gar on top or maybe a foot down. There was never a time that you couldn't see one if you looked around.
The water was fairly clear. You could see maybe a couple of feet down and it was at low pool since it hadn't rained up there is a long time.