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Easy Rider

504 415-7312
The Easy Rider can change the weather if we even say the word “fishing”. As per OOTP – “You have to go to know”.  I locked into fishing last Saturday, weather or not!!!!.  When I pulled into the Lake Catherine Island Marina to pull the Easy Rider out of it’s shed the wind was not what we wanted – North/northwest/north northwest, sometimes calm right before the afternoon squall.  My first mate Dennis (aka The Big D) and I didn’t care.  The Island Marina had some nice live shrimp (we got some of the last).  Launched the boat without untying the bow line which became so bound up I had to cut it.  After that everything was perfect.  Heading for the south end of the bridges was a nice ride in the Twin Vee.  We hoped to find calm water but no such luck.  The Big D immediately went up 3 to 0 on me but that’s fishing. As the wind picked up we headed for the Lake P shoreline where the rocks start just past Irish Bayou.  Once again the Big D was up on me!!!  Finally, seeing the weather building to the north and west we headed back to Lake Catherine in 3 footers (nice to have a catamaran).  We ended up (last stop) at the lee shore of Lake Catherine just inside of the Rigolets and found some action.  Caught quite a few reds (all 13-15), one 16′, and a nice freshwater cat.  With the weather closing in we headed in to put the Easy Rider back in it’s shed.  As you can tell by the post there wasn’t a lot of fish caught but it was a GREAT day on the water with my best buddy.  By the way I finally put a few in the boat and have to say those small reds were hitting the live shrimp incredibly hard.  The boat picking up ahead of us backed their trailer in and a board floated off – We loaned them a hammer and some roofing nailing destined for the carpet on our trailer and got them out of the water – We were quicker than Sea Tow.  Can’t wait to do it again, again, again.      

Easy Rider

504 415-7312
Several Sundays ago my son and I headed out from Lake Catherine Island Marina in search of a good time. Being on the Twin Vee with my son is always a good time – the best fishing trip ever. Trolling 3/4 oz rattletraps along the trestles quickly got Matthew a 16″ trout which from the looks of it was down in the mud!!  A short time later both rods went down.  Great (Not).  They were both on the same snag right along the trestles.  In my hardheadness to save a $5 lure I lost one of my favorite rods over the side as the falling tide starting pulling us closer to the trestles.  We were about half a mile from the north draw on the north/west side.  If anyone hooks a 7′ still Ugly Stick with a red Ambassador please let me know.  I will gladly provide reward.  The combo is not worth a lot of $$$ but the sentimental value is priceless. With hunger setting in we motored to Phil’s Marina Cafe in Oak Harbor.  The starboard engine conked out but no problem with two engines.  Now after eating the 1/2 hour ride back to the Island Marine takes 1 1/2 hours.  The port engine now acts up and I look at Matthew and say “Well, there”s always Sea Tow”.  The engine settled out and all ended well. Hello to oneofthepack and the perch whisper.