Author: Tucker Ladd
Let's face it, turning 30 isn't exactly a milestone we are all looking forward to hitting. But I've always been a firm believer that it's all is how you want to view it, so are you a "glass is half full" or "glass is half empty" kind of person? Luckily I've already been down said path, and thanks to my wife my 30th birthday will be one to remember (and not remember thanks to plentiful brown water libations). So it's fair to say that the bar was set pretty high, and I knew I had my work cut out for me to produce a birthday bash that would make my wife's first days in her
dirty flirty 30's something to remember. To my luck she had three "musts"; 1) good food 2) good booze 3) good fishing.
I'll let the photos speak for themselves. Good times were had, good food and booze was consumed, and plenty of quality fish were caught.
The Birthday Girl claiming her place on the boat
Making her man proud one Redfish at a time
The fruits of her labors
Cast, strip, hook, set, and release. Now repeat
Smile, check. Fish face, check. 30th Birthday Crown, check.
The scenery, not too shabby if I do say so myself.
Another Birthday Slab
Another Birthday Slab Release
Crabs were consistently on the menu
Double the fish, double the Birthday fun!
Necessary gluttonous food shot
Um, yes please
Yes, that just happened
Throwing our friends at ABEL some love
By day 3, she just made it look so easy.
I'll try to pretend that I wasn't a little bit
Me, just trying to keep up
My Abel Switch fly reel going through the Louisiana Testing Program