Youngster learns to master swamp

Jonathan Cheely, left, with his father Jamie Cheely, right, and the six-point deer Jonathan Cheely shot in the Atchafalaya Basin. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Donna Cheely)

Two days after Christmas this past year, 11-year-old Jonathan Cheely walked behind his father Jamie Cheely in knee-deep water and rain to make an afternoon hunt in the Atchafalaya Basin swamp.

Morgan City Bass Masters awards

The Morgan City Bass Masters held its annual meeting Wednesday. Awards were given to the top three fishermen and to the fisherman who had the biggest bass for the year. From left are Ricky Arceneaux, of Bayou L’Ourse, with Big Bass at 5.93 lbs.; Jeff Pinho, of Patterson, third-place finisher; Halsema Pinho Jr., of Patterson, second-place finisher; and Hayden Pinho, of Patterson, Fisherman of the Year. On the back row is Harold Jones, of Patterson, who received a plaque for his dedication and knowledge of bass fishing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Morgan City Bass Masters Club)


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