Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 39 No. 1 - Page 6

by John N. Felsher Pontchartrain’s W Blues & Reds ith barely a ripple, the jighead sweetened with a soft plastic minnow imitation dropped next to the bridge piling and slowly descended to the bottom. As the jig hit bottom about 18 feet beneath the surface, the angler hopped it up about two feet and let it sink again. The bait never touched the sand again. As the bait sank in the murky depths, something slurped it down. After a spirited fight, the 25pound fish broke the surface. “It’s a big blue cat,” shouted Captain Greg S