This from RSFF Saltwater Chair Randy Leonpacher:
Once again it's time to begin getting your plans together for the annual RSFF Spring Saltwater Catch & Eat. It's the weekend of May 16, 2015.
For the new folks, fishing takes place along Highway 1 from Galliano south to Grand Isle. Some fish on Friday, and almost everyone on Saturday. There's usually an informal gathering on Friday night. with the formal gathering (fish and shrimp fry) on Saturday evening.
There's often plenty enough fish caught so everyone can contribute a few to the fish fry and still take some home. If you need help with tackle, flies, or where to fish, our veteran C&E folks can help.
Find a partner(s) then group with others who fish by your style - boat, off-road, puddle craft at your designated fishing spots. Everyone handles their own reservations at a favorite place of stay. Popular places are Boudreaux's Condeauxs, Galliano Inn, Catfish Lake Cabins, Days Inn all of which are in Golden Meadow. Also popular is Boudreaux's in Leeville and Blue Dolphin Inn in Grand Isle.
Here is web link providing Lafourche parish accommodations: http://www.visitlafourche.com/accomodations.php
Shrimp availability & pricing at the Seafood Shed are typically at their lowest prices of the year in May. However, due to added demand caused by the reduction in supply of imported shrimp, "low" prices are a bit higher again this year... Nonetheless, I'll check prices as we get closer to the date.
The location of the Saturday evening fish fry will again be Boudreaux's Condeaux's in Golden Meadow. The menu for Saturday evening fry... The main course will be fresh fried fish fillets, fried shrimp, potatoes, garlic bread.
Folks often ask if they can bring something to the fry. The answer is yes, but this is OPTIONAL!!!! As you can see above, the main course is well covered. So, if you do choose to bring something, please DO NOT bring a main course item. I would instead suggest hors d'oeuvres, snacks, salad, cookies, dessert, etc. But again, bringing something to share this is OPTIONAL. However, PLEASE bring your own softdrinks or alternative beverages. Also want to bring your own folding chairs as seating is limited.
For folks going down on Friday, you are your own for food Friday evening. Unlike the Grand Isle Weekend, there is no Friday cooking event taking place. However, most attendees gather for dinner either at Roses or Barrios. A new restaurant, Memaws, has opened up at the location of the old Cafe Oceana. They serve boiled seafood as well.
This event is open to all current members of Red Stick Fly Fishers, their guests (e.g., family members, house guests, etc), and current members of other recognized fly fishing clubs.
If interested, please send Randy an email so he can add you to his C&E mailing list.