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Windy Weekend, Part 3 — 17 Comments

  1. After seeing all those Flounder, I’m wondering if they got “Butterflied” and stuffed that night. Well, Did the bag belong to Danny Wray? I’m told He’s the “King” of Kayaking in Grand Isle.

  2. I LOVED this whole adventure you had, the pics are fantastic!!! Im honestly checking my schedule against the school calendar….Thanks for the picks of the kayakers, the rigging for their fishing equip was clever, not what I was thinking at all. Excuse me…I must go pull up Craigs List…havent checked there yet……don’t laugh, you started this….lol
    ~and Im with Stef, that bellow could only have come from DWray…You captured him well from your previous post.

  3. Okay… Even I’ve never seen those shoes. Those things are scary! And I have to ask… did the people standing in line have their fish to weigh-in in Piggly-Wiggly bags?

    • There was a small group of them that came from who knows where? And both men and both women had their fish in bags and they entered in the “trash fish” division. Maybe they should have brought them in trash bags? LOL!

  4. Come on y’all, those shoes aren’t scary. What’s scary is that someone would pay $70 for them! I’ve got a pair of New Balance (slightly used) I’ll let go for $50. I’ll even paint “Toes” on them. Any takers? LOL

    • And who might that be, Blu?

      The mystery fish bag belonged to none other than our own Choupiquer who comments here occasionally! Steffi – D-Wray might be king on the island, but Choup was at least the second-place king at this tourney. I even heard that he taught D-Wray most of what he knows about fishing those waters down there. And first place? Went to someone else that Choup took under his teaching wing. Choup is a talented fisherman, patient, and a very good teacher–and the reason I know is because he’s the one who taught me to kayak fish, and he was also in that article I wrote. He’s just more quiet and layed back than D-Wray. One BBWW weekend, he might give us a short class on kayak fishing. At least, that’s part of my future plans!

  5. i knew it and his real name just popped into my head.. while reading this story…congrats mark…..

    love the stories C_D

    BW says: For those of you don’t know, CD is short for Capt. Duber, my nickname on a popular local fishing forum.

  6. Hey,

    You didn’t have to mention I quit. At least I lasted until 10:30. Had I known the wind was going to be so bad, I would have brought my kayak. Oh well, there is always next year.

    Kurt

    • Ope, now you fessed up! None of my readers knew who owned that beautiful hand-made canoe!!! I love a man who can admit when he’s been whooped by the elements — without shame! LOL! And yes, there is always next year, so either bring both or find you a good wind predictor!!!

      And WOW! How many hand-made canoes/kayaks do you own? I browsed your site just now and I have one question–who’s the man with the stick standing in the launching of the Chamaunis photo?

      Second question — how did you find this blog? You don’t seem like the “bloggy” kind! LOL!

  7. I’ve built 3 canoes and 4 kayaks. The guy with the stick is actually holding a paddle. It is sideways in the photo. That’s Marc Pinsel. Maybe you have seen him on the island? As far as finding the blog, you told me about it while I was cooking the jambalaya.

  8. RenRed built a kayak once way back when. I think he used it a time or two on Toledo Bend – don’t know what happened to that thing.

    I admire those fishermen braving the elements like that, and I want a pair of those “toe shoes”!

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