Catahoula Lake Chronicles

Catahoula Lake Chronicles

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a€œCATAHOULA LAKE CHRONICLES: The View From Indian Bluffa€ is the first book of its kind that describes in detail the history of Catahoula Lake along with some of its colorful legends and folklore. Catahoula Lake spans some 30, 000 acres in the Louisiana parishes of LaSalle and Rapides, and is actually a gigantic basin, an open sump area, roughly sixteen to eighteen miles long and six to eight miles wide. The lake is the most important inland wetland for waterfowl and shorebirds in Louisiana, providing habitat for as many as 500, 000 waterfowl and 20 species of shorebirds. Hunters and fishers come from all over the world to experience the wonders of Catahoula Lake. Jack Willis, a longtime storyteller from Jena, Louisiana, spins his yarns, weaving historical fact with legendary tales from the people who have lived off the lake and the land for hundreds of years.Wildlife biologists theorize that spoonbill catfish, along with other species, like carp and buffalo come from the ... Commercial fishermen have reportedly caught as many as 16, 000 pounds of fish in a one-set drag ofa seine about 1, 800 feet longanbsp;...

Title:Catahoula Lake Chronicles
Author:Jack Willis
Publisher:Author House - 2011-08-30


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