BIGFISH: Reeling them in near the Causeway Bridge - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

BIGFISH: Reeling them in near the Causeway Bridge

Capt. CT Williams says they're biting near the world's longest bridge over water. (Source: Capt. CT Williams) Capt. CT Williams says they're biting near the world's longest bridge over water. (Source: Capt. CT Williams)
(WVUE) -

There are those who say a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.  That philosophy is certainly one that captain C.T. Williams takes to heart.

Justin Bowles is a weekend warrior, a recreational fisherman, and what we call in the charter business, a "wreck". But he loves fishing the Causeway. Fish are out there.

We thought maybe we might take Justin out to the Causeway and give him some pointers. I brought some experts along - the director of the Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Tournament, Sam Barberra, who loves fishing the Causeway, and the head of the Italian American Rodeo, Robby Rabb, another big Lake Pontchartrain fisherman.

With the goal of helping a friend catch more fish, we headed into Lake Pontchartrain and towards the 9,000 pilings that make up the world's longest bridge over a body of water.

The teachers started class, that is until the student, Justin, completely took over. So, clearly I and a few of my friends need to polish up on our Causeway fishing technique.

But there is no doubt the fish are here. Justin proved that to us.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • 'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    Garland Gillen reports.more>>
  • 'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    'Angry Wave' takes over Tulane's campus

    The Tulane football team gave the "Angry Wave" valuable national exposure. (Source: FOX 8)The Tulane football team gave the "Angry Wave" valuable national exposure. (Source: FOX 8)

    Troy Dannen took over the Tulane athletic department in December of 2015. Only months into his new gig, the "Angry Wave" received a rebirth under the new AD.

    more>>

    Troy Dannen took over the Tulane athletic department in December of 2015. Only months into his new gig, the "Angry Wave" received a rebirth under the new AD.

    more>>
  • Saints confirm injury woes with PUP list designations

    Terron Armstead is one of four Saints on the PUP list. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Terron Armstead is one of four Saints on the PUP list. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Less than a month after the Saints announced that they were ending defensive tackle Nick Fairley's season due to a heart condition, four players were added to the list of injury concerns. 

    more>>

    Less than a month after the Saints announced that they were ending defensive tackle Nick Fairley's season due to a heart condition, four players were added to the list of injury concerns. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly