Retired fishermen find the positive side of flooding

Flooding not nearly as bad as that in 2015

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - As Red River continues to flood, two retired men say they like to spend their days catfishing.

Kenneth Webb and Mickey Joiner say during the flood is when the catfish like to bite.

"When it's high water, we go to wherever they're biting," said Joiner.

Webb said that they always fish at the Stoner Avenue boat launch when there's a flood and that they have caught hundreds of fish there over the years.

"When we had that flood last time, there was about 30 or 40 people fishing here. We give them away. Most of them. We just love fishing," Webb said.

"Yeah. We give them away to the elderly" Joiner added.

Webb said he'll even clean the fish before giving them away.

"And if they can't cook them, he'll cook them for 'em," Joiner said.

The two said they plan to keep fishing as long as the waters keep rising.

At 5 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service measured the river at 30.05 feet in Shreveport, where the flood stage is 30 feet.

Red River has also overtaken the boat launch and dog park at the eastern end of Stoner Avenue in Shreveport.

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