I had the most incredible birthday this week.  A few months ago I received a phone call from one of my best clients, Kool Uncle Kenny.  Ken asked me if I would like to go with him to New Orleans to fish the Louisiana marsh for the chance at a redfish over 20 pounds.  Without hesitation I said yes and it just so happened to be on my birthday.  My expectations were blown away on this trip.  The first two fish we hooked into were 25 and 24 pounds!  In fact we didn’t catch any under 24 pounds.  Ken finished the two day trip out with a 26 and 1/2 redfish on the fly for his largest ever.  My second fish of day two weighed in at 28 pounds, which was my biggest.  Our guide Capt. Lucas Bissett said we hit it just right and days like this are not that common, but the chance at your largest redfish is always there in Louisiana.  There is no doubt Louisiana has the best redfish fishery in the world.  This was a bucket list trip of mine and should be on everyones list.  Redfish are incredible fish and pull like a Mack truck.  I have caught very few fish in my life that I wanted to take a break after landing them.  These fish test your equipment to the max.  Other than the fishing, Louisiana has incredible food and if you find yourself in Penny’s Diner be sure to grab a grilled biscuit.  If you are traveling to the New Orleans area or Baton Rouge, you should give Capt. Lucas Bissett a call for your largest redfish.  Lucas is also quite the singer, so there will be some sweet melody coming from the poling platform.  Just be ready to laugh your ass off and hook into a big fish!  You can reach Lucas at 225-718-9532 and www.louisianalowtide.com.  I can’t thank Kool Uncle Kenny and Lucas enough for this trip!  Treat yourself and get down south!DSC_3109 DSC_3156