Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On Being a Lottery Ticket Loser. Again.

It's kind of weird to be writing about one trip while working my way home from another but I'm stuck at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport getting delayed by twenty minutes over and over again for the past couple of hours due to I don't know what.  Hours ago I was in Belize and now I'm sitting here cleaning up photographs from last month's trip to Louisiana after spending a few days with the boys of Indigo Guide Service poking around (mostly unsuccessfully) the marsh for redfish and black drum.

Much like last year's trip (see the T.F.M. posts HERE and HERE) this year's junket was plagued with gale force winds, churned up water and just tough conditions.  The guides worked their asses off trying to keep the boats in position with those of us on the front end just not able to get it done.  The fly rods and spinning rods were going full time with just a few redfish to show for it at the end of the trip.   

A few days after getting home, the latest issue of Southern Culture On The Fly arrived in my inbox and Dave Grossman's editorial that really put it into perspective that I've been a lottery loser for two years running.  Oh well, not all was lost as the days were spent with a stellar group of friends and we sure didn't go hungry or thirsty either.

I really didn't bring back that many photographs as we were fishing constantly when we were on the water trying to make some magic happen.  We had one afternoon that the drone images make it look like it was clear and calm but by then the water was the color of a dark brown roux.  It's funny though that in several of the drone videos that I can clearly see fish swimming off or nearby the boat that we just couldn't see on water level.

Lastly, I would like to thank Charles and Anne Gaiennie of Lytle Farms for their warm Cajun hospitality as we again stayed in their three bedroom cottage and then also enjoyed a wonderful home cooked dinner together where Charles, Ethan and Mike played the strings together until it was time for bed.

Here's hoping that next year's lottery ticket is a winner.

1 comment:

Mike Sepelak said...

Good times, despite the @#$% weather.