Cast Your Net

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Using a cast net is common in Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain. Mom said they used to sell buckets of clams on Thursdays to use to bait an area so that you can catch shrimp with the nets. Clams along the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain are edible but are not eaten like elsewhere. Maybe we have too much other good food to eat.

Casting a net is a skill. In this picture, the skill is being taught by one man to another. I used to be able to do this and catch an occasional fish for dinner. If the back ever gets better, then I might be able to do it again. Who knows?


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Patrick - Sep 25, 2020 10:50 AM EDT
My grandfather would go to one of the breweries and get some of the left overs from brewing the beer and throw some in the water and wait for the shrimp to appear. He would often go home with an ice chest of shrimp.
Guest - Jan 10, 2007 09:39 PM EDT
Thanks!! It is one picture of mine I truely love.
Guest - Jan 09, 2007 10:23 PM EDT
you have frozen time beautifully.
Guest - Oct 03, 2005 04:32 PM EDT
Thanks. I like the phrasology of capture of the net.
Guest - Oct 03, 2005 07:36 AM EDT
Perfect capture of the net. Great shot, Dud :)
Guest - Sep 28, 2005 12:56 PM EDT
Somehow my response did not make it. Thanks for the comment. The seated person was learning how to throw. I do not teach like that. I have the other person's hand in mine as we throw together. It looks strange but the person learns better.
Guest - Sep 26, 2005 07:39 PM EDT
Lovely colors in the sunset. I enjoy seeing the figure of the seated person watching, too. Very nicely done!
Guest - Sep 19, 2005 03:19 PM EDT
Guest - Sep 19, 2005 09:48 AM EDT
Not much more can I add to what already has been said.. Enjoyed this picture.
Guest - Aug 21, 2005 05:54 PM EDT
Thanks!! That sunset is seen in a few of my other pictures. I love these groups. I got a compliment from as far away as Cairo, Egypt. I bet I will see some great sites when I visit your gallery. Are you listed as Sherine?
Guest - Aug 21, 2005 04:20 PM EDT
Great timing, beautiful sunset
Guest - Aug 19, 2005 05:22 PM EDT
Thanks!! I had discussed this picture with my Baby Sister today. She likes it too. BTW, she is a grown lady but she is the youngest of five.
Guest - Aug 19, 2005 05:27 AM EDT
WOW this is a great picture. Carol
Guest - Aug 19, 2005 04:18 AM EDT
Thanks!! It is truely Louisiana!!
Guest - Aug 18, 2005 11:03 PM EDT
This is beautiful. The sky reflected in the water and the mid-air net make a really nice photo.
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 05:07 PM EDT
Thanks. No, he didn't maybe he should have baited the area with clams first. I know that he did show the other man how to cast a net. That may be even better then actually catching something.
Guest - Jun 15, 2005 03:27 PM EDT
That is a great pic, Dud. Great action and sunset at same time. Did he catch anything?
Guest - Jun 05, 2005 08:42 PM EDT
Thanks for the comments!! I asked the man if he minded me taking a picture of him. He said he did not mind but to let him know when I was ready. I said ready.
Guest - Jun 05, 2005 04:54 PM EDT
I agree with Alandra, this is one of your best pictures so far. Beautiful sunset and perfect timing on the photo.
Guest - Jun 05, 2005 04:00 PM EDT
Oh, that's a beautiful shot and scene Dud. think it's my fave one so far! You captured the net just at the perfect moment. prize winner for sure

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