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Marshfly

New Guy From Houma LA

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I've been lurking the forum for a few weeks now. I have been saltwater fishing all of my life and just really started bass fishing this summer here locally. I made my first trip to Toledo Bend this past week with the family and that really opened my eyes to everything I don't know yet. I fish out of a Maverick HPX-V18 flats boat. Kind of like a really light bass boat that will do 60mph but I can still pole around the marsh chasing redfish with a fly rod. I just wanted to introduce myself.

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Welcome aboard!

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

A-Jay

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Welcome, Marshfly. Love that Houma area.

I have a Cajun friend who I went to LSU with and he lives in Houma. Many years ago I visited him to go redfish fishing as a hurricane was approaching and we thought we could get the trip in before I left for Baton Rouge on Saturday.

We went redfish fishing in the marsh on Friday and had a great time although, with a storm approaching, the redfish seemed to have headed out into the Gulf.

I left for Baton Rouge to see the Fighting Tigers take on Idaho on the morning of September 26, 1998 and Louie's wife was going crazy about getting the house ready for the approaching storm.

I offered to help Louie get the property ready but Louie told me that all he had to do was fill the boat with water to hold it down; board up the windows; and put everything that was in the yard in the shed.

When I asked him if he was worried about the canal behind his house flooding he said "Don't worry. We are three feet above sea level."

His house did not have any damage.

As for me? I stayed for the entire game in Tiger Stadium while the PA announcer was telling the crowd as the game progressed which highways were getting ready to close by the state police. In the 4th quarter the stands were almost empty.

I found a pay phone (yes, they had pay phones in Tiger Stadium way back in 1998) and called my wife in Richmond who told me that the airline was calling me to tell me my flight from New Orleans was cancelled that Sunday.

So what did I do? I drove the rental car against traffic on Interstate 12 to Hammond and then turned left onto I-55 north and crossed into Mississippi and headed to Atlanta where I turned in the car and flew to Richmond.

Still hoping to hit Houma again for some great redfish fishing, but not during hurricane season.

For more information on Toledo Bend get with Catt on the Forum. He is the expert!

Welcome and post some pics of those beautiful beauties you catch down in Houma.

 

 

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Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

 

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  Welcome to Bass Resource. Enjoy reading & contributing in the forums.

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Welcome to the forums!

Jeff

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Thanks guys. Now just to figure out how a lot of this lake specific stuff translated to our shallow bayous and marshes.

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Welcome aboard. 

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Hello and Welcome! 

 

Mike 

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On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2016 at 9:36 AM, Marshfly said:

Thanks guys. Now just to figure out how a lot of this lake specific stuff translated to our shallow bayous and marshes.

That's easy. You wear nothing but purple and gold clothes and a cap and you sit in the marsh all by yourself with your eyes closed and and hum to your self as you think about gumbo, bar-b-q redfish, po boys, Barq's, beignets, Community Coffee, oysters Rockefeller, oyster loafs with lots of oysters and ketchup, alligator and sherry, redfish smothered in crawfish tails bananas Foster, etc., etc., etc.

I could go on but I am too hungry now.

Once you do this you will have your thoughts in order and with help from us guys on the Forum you will be in the Bassmaster Classic in two years.

Keep us posted.

 

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Welcome!

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Welcome home! We're glad you're here.

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