Posted: May 19, 2011 6:02 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: May 19, 2011 6:02 PM
BAYOU SORREL- Fishermen are chasing crawfish across the bayou and into parts of land that were dry just weeks ago. As the flood waters inundate homes and camps in Iberville Parish, crawfishermen know it means good money is on the horizon, that is, if they can find their traps.
"It's a lot of money, them traps ain't cheap and you get floods you get these logs you come and get your traps to take them down, your traps get buried in ten feet of water, you can't find them that's what happened to us," said Kent Goostree, who was fishing in the bayou.
Still, many hopeful fishermen are confident the floods will bring a banner year for their industry, something they say they desperately need.
"This water's supposed to bring them out the big ones and you've seen some of the ones we got they're pretty big compared to back in the hole," said Goostree.