Other than the news quote below, this was one heck of a trip! Near as I could tell - we were about 1 block from this tragedy. We heard the shooting, and hid behind a bar (the bartender said drinks were on him till the dust settled).....

NEW ORLEANS -- Revelry turned into horror during New Orleans Halloween celebrations when gunfire erupted at four scenes leaving 15 people shot, two of whom died.
The first incident occurred just after midnight in the 400 block of Bourbon Street near the iconic Chris Owens nightclub when police believe two men began firing at one another, striking a total of eight people during the exchange.
As horrified people began running for cover, others in the massive crowd, oblivious to what was going on, surged to try to continue their party.

And yes - we did wear costumes. Bought locally ( I like to support the locals), we were up against the clock to put together a costume, as the other 5 million people were dressed in everything from Hello Kitty to Martians.


Tyler and I got invited by RA Beattie of Beattie Outdoor Productions to fish with Nick Sassic and Scott Macmilla down in Port Sulphur. Not one to turn down a trip like that on short notice, we loaded up our gear and got some plane tickets. Two days of wind, and unfavorable conditions made this a challenging fishery - however we still each landed several fish (and some nice ones) during the first couple days. The primary target of course were redfish, but there were great oportunities at Black Drum and Sheepshead to fill in the gaps.



After a couple days of going after numbers - we seemed to have the fly patterns pretty well dialed in. Thanks in part to RA and Tyler hitting the vise each evening inbetween arm wrestling matches and fresh shrimp.


And on the last day - Halloween - the big creatures came out to play. Just like the story books said as I was growing up.



A couple big ones were caught in each boat, along with plenty of average fish on the last day. All in all a great trip. From the food to the fishing - I would recommend these guides to anyone. Cast us an email or call the shop for more info!

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