November 26, 2006

Fishing near Cocodrie, Louisiana

Filed under: Events,Friends,Places — Cory @ 11:17 am

Thursday morning I drove over to Covington, Louisiana to spend Thanksgiving with the Taurman family. In addition to a wonderful meal, they had also planned a fishing trip for us to go on the following day. Friday evening 5 of us piled into Chad’s truck and headed down to Cocodrie, Louisiana.

We had a room reserved at Boudreaux’s Marina, a nice little place operated by Andre Boudreaux and his family. After getting a little sleep Friday night we woke up before 6 am and had a nice breakfast at the marina. As soon as breakfast was gone we piled in the boat to head out into the marsh and start fishing. Normally there are several different fishing guides who can take groups out, but as it turned out, all of Andre’s guides had taken the week off to go hunting, so he took us out himself.

It didn’t take long before Choose was reeling in the first fish, a speckled trout, and pretty soon we were all pulling them in. We caught lots of trout, red fish, and black drum and by the time we went in around 1pm we had caught enough food for everyone to have dinner. We also couldn’t have asked for better weather for the trip (I took this video while we were fishing, its 22 secs, 21 MB).

Andre Boudreaux is the real deal, no question about it (with a last name like “Boudreaux”, how could he not be?). He also gives guided tours for those who want to catch alligators, and his stories about those trips are pretty funny as well.

This trip reminded me of how much I enjoy fishing. Sadly, I haven’t gone much since I moved away from Virginia.

Thanks to the Taurman family for a great time!

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  1. a quicktime? cummon dude, its all web 2.0 now – youtube! :D

    Comment by Richard Yoo — November 26, 2006 @ 12:08 pm
  2. RY: Stop whining.

    Comment by Cory — November 26, 2006 @ 5:33 pm
  3. I did a search on fishing in Cocodrie and I happened upon your slide show. Looks lik you guys had fun. Well I just wanted to tell you that Slide #72 is my camp. i am actually planning on going out this week end to see if I can catch some fish. I’ll be fishing for the Red fish, but the ones I’m hoping to catch are going to be in the 20- 30 pound range. Wish me luck. It was pretty cool to see my camp on the internet like that. Thanks.
    By the way the name of the camp is the ” Sa Cest Bon”
    pronounced “sa-say-bon”

    Comment by Kurt — July 12, 2007 @ 7:57 pm
  4. Andree Boudreaux is my brother…Iam so glad that yall had a great time with the fish as well as with the Captain. :)

    Please come back soon.

    Comment by Mickie Boudreaux — January 5, 2008 @ 10:33 am
  5. I have been going to Boudreaux’s marina every year for the past 7 to 8 years. When i leave every year i can not wait to return. The fishing is always great and the food is even better. My friends and i talk all year long about how great this place is. I always try to take someone new with me so they can tell everyone that i was telling truth about how great it is in cocodrie. My Friends and i were worried that when Boudreaux bought the place that things might change fore the worse, but we wer wrong. Boudreaux and his family have been great.

    Comment by Thomas Finch — September 2, 2008 @ 9:46 pm
  6. i think you had a beautiful place to fishing, hopefully i can go to your country and make some big fishing fishing mania

    Comment by pemancing — December 27, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

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