2013 LSU Museum Fishing Trip
This last weekend was our annual LSU Museum of Natural Science fishing trip. Each year the curators and graduate students all head down to Grand Isle, Louisiana where we rent a cabin for the weekend. These trips are always relaxing and everyone has a lot of fun. Many of the curators bring their boats down, and everyone goes fishing along the marshes in search of redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus), southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), and speckled trout (Cynoscion nebulosus). Although it was extremely windy on Friday, the weather behaved all day Saturday and Sunday and our catch was good. We feasted like kings on Saturday night on a large haul of redfish, which helped distract us from the LSU Alabama football game that night. I can only hope that the fishing is just as good next year, and I can't wait for the trip to roll around again.