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Speckled Trout Fishing with Ascension Outdoors

Lyle Johnson and Goosie Guice are the co-hosts of “Ascension Outdoors”, an outdoor TV show around the Baton Rouge area, and I had the honor of having them on my boat and fishing for speckled trout in what I like to call MY lake, although it isn’t my lake at all.

Truth is, I just really like to wait for those trout to migrate inland in the fall rather than chase them out to the Gulf in the spring.  It’s a ten-minute boat ride from the launch, and when they’re there, it’s pretty easy pickings.

This trip was in the fall of 2011, but I had not seen the show yet.  Regardless, we had a great time catching specks.  They are two great sportsmen AND outdoor writers and TV hosts/producers, and I am very proud to call them my friends.

If you don’t want to watch all the introductory stuff (the traffic passing the camp caused a few audio problems), then slide the little bar over to 7:45 and that is where the fishing action begins.

Enjoy the show!

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PS  I’m off on a brand new type of adventure this weekend, and I will be sure and tell you all about it when I return!

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  1. Fish? Nice. I am entering into a new adventure this week too. The wild and wacky world of cancer diagnosis etc. Rather they just worked on back. Updates as they happen…

  2. Wow…. Those speckles sure were biting that day, weren’t they?

    A new adventure? I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    Blu? Do what? You can’t drop something like that on us and then disappear.

  3. short story. back is pinching spinal cord in half in thoracic area. thus all body functions south of belly button are barely working. this came from chiropractic treatments in May. medical team thinks its colon cancer or something but they do not listen or read. meanwhile I hurt too bad to cry or moan while they chase themselves up my tail. starting to look like a death camp survivor.

    1. Well, Blu, this is awful news. Gonna put a real cramp in your fishing style. Are you saying that the chiropractic treatments caused this problem? Or that they diagnosed it? You have everyone’s attention now, so maybe you should give a little update when you can. Hope you get the kinks out soon, Blu.

      1. Mr C has come to visit. Going back for more tests Monday. They didn’t whittle it out or whisk right to OR so that might be good. So add to back pain, I am a mess.

  4. That’s some good fishing going on – looks like a lot of fun. Well – ok. Let me be honest. Being outside, being on the boat, looking around at the scenery looks like a lot of fun. I’d be willing to wet a line, but I can’t get that serious about fishing. My job is to eat ’em and appreciate the cook after the fishing trip’s over.

    1. So, what you’re saying is you’re not much of a fisherwoman. Really? Just because it doesn’t appeal to you, or you think man should not take life of fish for sustenance? When they’re biting, it really is a lot of fun, and I would even take your fish off the hook for you and throw it in the ice chest while you turn your head and look the other way, LOL!!! Been thinking about you a lot lately as I sand on an old, old piece of cypress wood that I’m turning into a bar top. I wish my father had lived log enough to impart all his wood working skills to me, but I can see why he loved it so much. Sanding is relaxing and the smell of fresh-cut wood is divine. And transforming the wood is very rewarding.

      1. Oh, no – no reluctance at all to fry up some of those beauties! And I’ve got nothing against baiting my own hook or taking off the fish. Actually, all of the fishing I’ve done has been lots of fun. It’s just one of those activities, like snow-skiing, that’s hard to really participate in unless you’ve got the location and gear for it and can go more than just every now and then – especially if you want to really learn how to do it.

        Yep, to everything you said about the wood!