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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...

 

Johnny

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Comment by John Sheehan on February 10, 2011 at 1:03pm
Go get them and slow down enough to take and post  good photos! Or else we'll be singin' the blues! You might have to fish with pieces of the Philly cheese steak .Try hot dog pieces WTH!

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