Chasing Bayou redfish adds some spice to a trip

Shrimp — great as food or beautiful as bait. When someone has a day to fish in southern Louisiana and wants a pack of fillets from scrumptious inshore saltwater species, shrimp, dead or alive, is often the bait. Just about everything swimming in the ocean and its estuaries loves shrimp.

Around here, crawfish make great bait, but down in New Orleans and Cajun Country, crawfish are typically reserved for the boiling pot and picking parties featuring corn, potatoes and cold beer. READ MORE

by Ken Perrotte

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