Sunday, June 10, 2012

Be careful what you wish for...

Danny and I have been wishing for some waves to go try out a new paddle board that a friend left for us a few weeks ago. NOAA's website notified us of a surf event this week - a wave tunnel coming from Campeche to the northern gulf. Unfortunately, as you can see from the picture, the surf is big but far to disorganized to paddle surf effectively. When the surf "gets right" we will let you know and post pics of the paddle board adventure. Stay tuned....

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kayak fishing near Williams Canal for Miss Haley's Birthday

Haley's birthday wish was to go Kayak Fishing with her Dad. My Husband And I took Haley, her Dad, a cousin and Uncle on a two day Mothership trip to Williams Canal and Grand Isle to fish for Redfish and speckled trout. Haley was a trooper padding in a 14 foot kayak and handled her rod like a pro! She caught mostly redfish the first day like the one you see here. The second day she and her family caught 46 trout behind Grand Isle. There is nothing better than seeing the smile on the face of a kid when she lands her first fish all by herself! Way to go Haley!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Paddle Palooza 9

Link to the slide show from Paddle Palooza 9. It was a beautiful day to fish and enjoy Barataria Bay from Leeville to Grand Isle.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Paddle Palooza, Louisiana's first kayak fishing rodeo is March 31, 2012 at Bobby Lynn's Marina in Leeville, LA.
This is the ninth year for this kayak fishing tournament. It is always great fun. To enter you need to pre-register at See you there!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Paddling the lafitte preserve

A group of Trail Blazers scouting a new paddling trail for the Sierra Club at Bayou Aux Carpes at the Jean Lafitte National Park Barataria Preserve.

Danny and I met a group of about 30 paddlers from the New Orleans Area to learn about the Sierra Club's Trail Guide.  Colleen Morgan lead the group who gathered at the Educational Center at the Preserve to learn about the Trail Blazer volunteer program to update the Club's Trail Guide.  I will post more information about how to get involved in the program when I receive more information from the Club.  The Preserve has acquired new lands and waterways including Bayou aux Carpes.  Our Group spent several hours this afternoon exploring the bayou to include in the latest revisions to the Guide.  We saw an alligator sunning on a log, a trappers cabin and a variety of birds feeding.  It was a great paddle, we met great new friends and beat the rain!  Looking forward to more outings.