After a disappointing performance by the Tigers on Saturday night, I found solace in the cool, clear waters of a Florida parish creek on Sunday afternoon.  It’s been too long since I’ve made a wade trip on a creek, but yesterday was a great time for it.  The weather was perfect and the water low and clear – great for the fly rod.  It was reinvigorating spending some time outside alone with Mother Nature.  The weather may have been too perfect though, they say that fishing is always tough on a bluebird sky, yesterday proved that theory. The idea is that the higher pressure gives the fish lockjaw – that will be my excuse as to why the fishing was so slow yesterday.  I did bring two to hand and in thrilling fashion.  Each bass annihilated my topwater popper on impact with the water, then tailwalked across the surface, dancing around sunken logs upon realizing they were hooked. It was an impressive show that I’m happy I got to see twice.

Baton Rouge beer aficionados and animal lovers take notice, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo have an event coming up that I think you’ll be interested in. It’s called Brew at the Zoo and below are the details:

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“October 10, 2014, 6pm to 10pm

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is hosting its first annual Brew at the Zoo on Friday, October 10. As summer temperatures wane and the leaves begin to change colors, guests (21 and older only) are invited to the Zoo for an evening of food, beer, music and more. Come and sample dozens of craft beers as you stroll past the Zoo’s wildlife, or show off your “safari chic” style while listening to the sounds of West Without.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $40  |  DESIGNATED DRIVER: $20″

You can click any of the pictures for more details and to register for the event. My wife and I are really looking forward to this and are hoping some of our friends get signed up as well, it should be a really fun time. Who doesn’t want to sample a bunch of beers while walking around the zoo at night? I’ve enjoyed the banner ads I’ve seen on Facebook as well:

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