Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy
My wife and her best friend took the kids on a weekend trip, leaving me free to get on the water. So I called a buddy in New Orleans, and we made a tentative plan to hit the marsh over the weekend. The only real concern was if the weather would cooperate, so we thought. As the trip got closer, we both knew it was looking like near-perfect conditions for sight fishing, but nether wanted to trust the forecast.
I actually arrived and set up camp before we made the final plans for our trip. As with all good fishing plans, the fish gods tested our commitment. Scott was driving down when his “check engine” light came on. He pulled into the nearest mechanic and got the bad news. I don’t speak mechanic, but what was relayed to me was that if the air-conditioning fan belt was removed the car would run. Any other person would have probably gone home, but Scott continued on without AC.
The next morning, we got up before the sun and paddled our way out into the marsh. The day ended up being pretty incredible. The fish gods rewarded us with wonderful sight-fishing conditions. I imagine the non-air-conditioned drive home wasn’t fun in the 95-degree heat, but I’m certain the trip was worth it.