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Three Rivers OutdoorsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 17, 2015
When I was just 10 years old, my grandmother took me, my younger sister and our two young cousins on a fishing trip that remains vivid in my mind even after 50 years. It was just a day trip, but Banny, as we called my grandmother, spoke of visiting the Carp Hole for several days prior to the actual event. Our anticipation built each time she mentioned it. “All of you are sure to catch your biggest fish ever,” she said. “Of course, you have to land them first, and that won’t be easy. They’re huge! Some are so big they might even break your line or pole!” When it was time to ... READ MORE
Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is a Cajun expression meaning “Let the good times roll!” It strongly conveys the “joie de vivre” (joy of living) attitude that pervades south Louisiana. And I’ve found it’s a good motto to follow anytime I visit Lake Charles, a city of 72,000 in Calcasieu Parish, just east of the Louisiana/Texas line.