Written by: John Herzer, Blackfoot River Outfitters
Here are a few pictures from my wife, Terri, and my trip down to New Orleans in early May to fish for redfish with one of our former Montana guides, Jacob Shemper. We fished for four days—spending a day in the middle at Jazz Fest—and it just got better each day, with water and skies clearing and wind laying down.
The last day, 20 minutes never went by without our casting to 8- to 18-pound reds in skinny water… just incredible! Terri caught a ginormous black drum. She was completely undergunned for this 40-ish-pounder and contracted tennis elbow during the 45-minute fight. She still struggles to pick up a coffee cup, but it was worth it.
John and Terri Herzer own and operate Blackfoot River Outfitters in Missoula, Montana.