Don’t know if any of you caught this…

From the Times-Picayune:

The morning before Hurricane Katrina roared into New Orleans, Dave Howard got a call from his supervisors at the Sewerage & Water Board directing him to report to work at Jahncke Pumping Station No. 14 alongside the Lake Pontchartrain levee in eastern New Orleans.

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[During the storm] the pumps kept running with one exception: A spell of two days early in the crisis, when the city

7 Comments so far

  1. Tyler (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 6:12 pm

    I wonder what kinda bait one uses to catch one of those. Kittens?

  2. steve (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 8:44 pm

    I’ve caught em before, up in Washington Parish, though not that big, only 3 feet or four feet long. still vicious bastards, and here is the really creepy thing; they have air bladders along the sides of their bodies, so when you take them out of water? They can breath on dry land for DAYS.

  3. hyacinthe (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    there is another bayou fish that has the same air bladder, the mudfish (or bowfin), or choupique. there’s a story that tchoupitoulas got its name because a frenchman was passing a choctaw fishing in the bayou and he asked him how it was going, the choctaw responded, “choupique est tous la,” meaning “the mudfish is all here.” hence, tchoupitoulas. probably not true, but i like the story.

  4. Bluesman (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2005 @ 10:02 pm

    Gars?Gars? ya like fish sticks folks,its most likely Gar fish,nobody goes hungry…

  5. tj (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 6:58 pm

    was there any alligator caught in new orleans?? ive heard some 21 foot alligator weighs over a ton and biggest alligator caught in history?? well if anyone has pics or an email sayin that?

  6. dan frazier (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 5:43 am

    Damn did that thing come from BettleJuice?

  7. telegra (unregistered) on January 18th, 2006 @ 12:48 am

    nice blog

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