Founded by passionate fly fishermen, Uptown Angler's virtual and real shelves brim with a huge variety of tackle, rods, and essential accessories for fly fishing excursions. With rods from Sage, Orvis, and Winston and hundreds of flies, fishermen can customize their lure of choice. The shop also carries sunscreen, instructional books and DVDs, and boat accessories. The knowledgeable staff leads lessons on proper fly-fishing techniques including terminology, roll casting, and rigging without accidentally flying away.
With a little help from Joe Rugs Water Adventures, almost anyone paddle a boat, cavort with friends at a memorable party, or even tour a swamp via airboat. Kayak and pontoon rentals let oar wielders craft their own excursions. Charter fishing trips, conversely, put an expert at the helm so passengers can focus on hooking fish they can batter and fry at home. Birthday and bachelor and bachelorette partiers can commission booze cruises, and fun seekers looking to stay dry can stay at the Lighthouse Bar, where a pool, waterfall, hot tub, and bar inspire dancing alongside live music.
Glee-seekers can present their Groupon at the admission ticket booth before spinning on the Tilt-A-Whirl, knocking bumper cars, or gliding down the 40-foot fun slide in addition to enjoying more than 10 other timeless amusement-park rides. Hop on the Ferris wheel for sky-skimming panoramic views, or climb aboard the miniature train for a leisurely tour through picturesque City Park. Stop by the historic wooden carousel to ride on the well-known “flying horses” and reminisce about simpler times when animals were all carved from gilded logs before coming to life. Next to the amusement park, smaller children can wander in wonder around Storyland, which brims with more than 25 larger-than-life playground pieces inspired by well-known children's stories and rhymes. Little ones and non-Lilliputian folk alike can climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, step into the mouth of Pinocchio’s whale, or dash up Jack and Jill’s hill without losing costly crowns.
Bayou’s Edge’s charter fishing trips give customers a chance to catch fish and enjoy spectacular scenery in natural areas. Pack only sunscreen, a lunch, and a drink, as Bayou’s Edge provides all of the necessary gear as well as an ice-filled cooler for you to store your catches in. A staffer will pick fishing parties up from their lodgings and transport them to a remote marsh or swamp where they can take in breathtaking views of natural vegetation, migratory birds, otters, and mystical Darth Vader apparitions for three to four hours. Hop in a comfortable boat or freewheeling kayak and use the complimentary bait to catch redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. A hook-casting guru will mentor the group in the art of fly-fishing, along with the tricky bait-and-switch technique used by many successful pescatarian salesmen. At the end of the excursion, Bayou's edge will clean and package catches before safely depositing fishers back at their hotels, homes, or subterranean supervillain labs.
There are many ways to explore Lacombe's natural landscape, and Bayou Adventure gives you access to just about all of them. There are bike rentals for rolling along the surrounding nature paths, while kayaks allow sightseers to traverse the water or just stay on land and fight with paddles. For those looking to fish or hunt, Bayou Adventure keeps a wide assortment of equipment?as well as bait?in stock, from tackle to turkey necks and chicken livers. And for anyone not officially sanctioned for either activity, the outpost helps you start your journey by offering hunting and fishing licenses.
Captain Curtis Bush practically grew up on the waters running from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. He spent his youth fishing the Gulf and learning to navigate the artificial reefs. As the owner and captain of Max Drag Charters, he now shares this passion with small groups of individuals seeking to enjoy a half- or full-day excursion out on the waters, where deep-sea fishing and soothing ocean views provide a welcome escape from everyday landlocked life. Passengers can sink into the vessel's padded seats as they relax with a drink and patiently wait to reel in a sizable red snapper?the area's most prominent fish?or anything from a spotted seatrout to a cobia. Every excursion includes full access to the bait and tackle and assistance cleaning any catches.