Remember Lyle Johnson from this post? The following is his most recent fishing report, and I’d like to share it with you! BW
I got an opportunity to make a trip down the bayou with my son Wesley. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day on the water or just about anywhere than with my son. We put in at Falgout Canal Landing amongst the other hundred or so boats and headed to the spot where I caught a few bass with Bayou Woman last time I was down.
We started off right where we left off last time, catching 5 or 6 bass pretty quickly. We met up with a few friends from Ascension Parish and talked for a while but we got back to business of fish catching. They were still hitting on those plastic, crawfish imitation baits and the key location was Cypress knees. It’s amazing when you figure out a pattern like that. They hit only on the knees, not the trees or any other kind of tree limbs, just the knees.
One of the cool things about fishing in south Louisiana is that you never know what you’ll catch next. We were getting ready to head to Jug Lake to try for some specs when we decided to try our first spot again. Not only did Wesley catch our biggest bass of the day but we caught two very big catfish and Wesley caught an eight pound redfish. They too fell victim to the plastic crawfish.
We didn’t catch any specs but this was one of the best days in the outdoors I’ve had in a while. Very comfortable weather, a little breeze, no gnats and a very wide assortment of fish in our ice chest. We ended the day with eleven bass, two really big catfish, an eight pound redfish and a goggle-eye. Our friends came to the landing at the same time as us to pick up their boat and gave us the only spec they caught.
I write this story while that freshly fried catfish is being digested courtesy of the best fried fish cook I know, my wife Deborah. I can’t wait until the next time I get to go to DuLarge!!