Discussion in 'The RoundTable' started by LSUGradin99, May 13, 2005.
This is the area I normally set up camp
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When is the last time you have been to Timbalier Island? What's there, nothing -- and you simply camp and fish all night? We do that around Fourchon a good bit. Well, we used to before the storm.
Where'd you get the monkey?
Kidding of course.
Did you get rained on Saturday?
Last year I went to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma and did some cross country hiking. Terrific. Am planning another trip in a couple of months and will be taking a contingent from the Louisiana Hiking Club of which I am a member.
I went about a month ago. The Center of the Island is still in decent shape. First we catch a few catfish to bait the crab traps. Then we fish for trout by the lights on the surrounding platforms. Then right about daybreak, we use the crabs from the trap to fish bull reds in the pass.
It poured most of the afternoon and into the early evening Saturday. We expected it of course and had a tarp on the tent to prevent any water from getting in. Spent most some of that time listening to the LSU game on radio.
I've never camped in such an area. Once the fog rolls in at night, you can't see more than fifteen feet or so and it was also overcast much of the night. Pitch black conditions indeed. FUN! :grin:
Sounds like a good time to me! :thumb:
Very few, but always keep a nice fire going with plenty of smoke. Even kept it going during the rain! Worked well there because the wind was constantly swirling.
Ahhhhhh my kind of camping trip! Very similar to what we'd do near Fourchon. However, Timbalier Island is now easier to get to by boat than that area we'd go to is by land. Nothing but debris on the beaches there now.