Bayou Nezpique 6.6 mile Solo
I had covered this area of Bayou Nezpique back in the commercial days, but this was the first time by kayak. Caught 7 crappie in a long hot 95° day lasting from 6:30 until about 2:30. The gage at Mermentau was a 1.8' and the fish where caught tightlining about 6' deep.
I met a friend from the spring who was catching under a cork set at 2.5' so go figure. He felt the larger fish were more shallow.
This is a very scenic area with lot's of nice cypress trees. Saw 2 young coons that went up a tree and tried to hide on the back side. Had a grey wadding bird perch on a laydown branch where I was fishing. He was about 20' a way and stayed until I left in spite of me talking to him.
The wasp nests are plentiful and large. They are a little scary as they are often over head where the rod tip often goes. I'm just afraid I'm going to smack a big nest with the rod and then it's going to get crazy.
The total paddle was 6.6 miles with a tricky launch in Jennings.