Do you love big bluegill?
Ok - I am in New Orleans and have never fished for blue gills south of Missouri so tomorrow I have a tackle shop lined up and am going to try and get out and try to find some of my blue-gilled friends.
Last night I tried to find some food and my way around Bourbon street. I did alright for a tourist. We found some authentic New Orleans food - Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches! Ya, so I struck out there. But - I had more success on the music front. You know how you are supposed to find good Jazz down here? Ya well I found some authentic Kansas City Blues - (Maybe Chicago)...
This was much better than the cheese steak. I might be joking about not finding authentic New Orleans jazz but I found something. Turns out this is legit po-boy blues, lyrics, guitar, soul... turns out we were listening to some Grammy nominated stuff with 15 others (I am including 2 bartenders, 2 waitresses and 3 people who I don't know their job.
I had to admit - when I saw the poster outside - I was skeptical "Braille Blues Daddy" - this is going to be awful I thought. Turns out he's worthy - and trust me I have played with a couple of dudes that gave themselves "blues names" - I knew I was never worthy of my jazz nickname. After all- the guy that wasn't good at trumpet tried to get me to use my nickname he gave me (just because he wanted me to call him by his own "nickname" - I refused).
This guy might be Muddy good - Stevie good - Buddy Good...
So- I found a tackle store- they were not authentic- they sell no live bait. What?? How can this be a fishing takle store - ok. Next I found a flyfishing store- I wasn't even going to call. Turns out they are out of business. Third tackle store I call - I ask if they sell live bait - uh no. We do have worms. So technically I scored. We'll see tomorrow when I see the condition of these "worms". Begers can't be choosers.
If anyone knows of some fishing information for me such as - am I going to get pulled in by a gator and good places to fish right around the French quarter - I would appreciate it.
More on Saturday including some photos and hopefully - a bluegill to start off 2011. Remember, where I come from near Chicago we have 3 feet of snow and it was -4 when I left.
Open water fishing is a vacation for me...