Trouts Journal

Ringing in the Dirty Thirty - Louisiana Style

Ivan Orsic / Sep 27, 2013

The Birthday Girl

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.

Louisiana anybody?

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 jealous proud

Me, just trying to keep up

My Abel Switch fly reel going through the Louisiana Testing Program


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