November in the Land of the Giants

A quick dispatch from New Orleans and Plaquemines Parish.  After fishing in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina, it's become quite apparent that this region, hands down, is the best place to sight fish for enormous redfish.

My fishing buddy Ping and I always stay at the Woodland Plantation, which is the same mansion that was featured on the Southern Comfort label for many years.  The Southern cuisine at Woodland is outstanding.

The fried alligator and grilled oysters at Cochon (New Orleans) weren't too shabby either!

Our guide, Cody Cash, put us on some enormous reds.  Yes, I caught that sea turtle on a fly.  Long story.

On to the main event...

In a location Cody called "Donk Town", we were surrounded by hundreds of gigantic redfish and black drum quietly finning around the boat... A surreal experience punctuated by screaming fly reels.

We've already booked our trip next season in the Land of the Giants.