This morning we went fishing in Bayou Sorrell near Plaquemine, LA in the Atchafalaya Basin Spillway. I love going to the Spillway because of the beautiful scenery. There are plenty of bald cypress trees (state tree of LA) and lots of wildlife.
The above picture was our first fishing spot but the boat couldn't pass since the bayou was choked with water lilies.
See the dark stains on the bottom of the tree trunk? Thats from high water when the Spillway was opened to relieve the flooding of the Mississippi River.
Front and back view of an old houseboat.
This is an Egret and we saw these brids all day. They sit on a log and wait for minnows to swim by and strike at them with their long beaks.
These are my new water shoes, they are Keen McKenzies and are good for fishing or canoeing because water drains out but no rocks can go in.
After several hours of fishing and not even one bite, we went home. We had fun just being out in the Spillway.