By Cliff LeGrange
Recently I made a trip with my friend Grady Robinson to his Camp at Stephenville, LA.for some Cat-fishing...
We arrived on a Wednesday evening around 5 P.M. Instead of just sitting on the fishing pier and taking in the sunset from his camp site we decided unplanned, on the spur of the moment to make a late evening ride from Grady ‘s Camp on old Bayou Long to Lake Verret. I had not been in that area for a number of years and I wanted to go check out the Lake and Shell Beach.
Not well known by a lot of our 'book' friends, Bayou Pigeon Book Co - Author Adam Landry and I have a special Voisinage with Lake Verret. That is the Solar family of Bayou Pigeon, they are originally from Lake Verret... For me that Voisinage would be family connection… ie., that would be my Cajun bride, Diane Solar. For Adam's it is his half - brother Reuben Solar (son of Everett Solar and his mother Vivian Hebert Landry Solar, second marriage). Reuben and Diane have the same grandfather, Casimir Solar, who originally hailed from Shell Beach on Lake Verret. Reuben owns property at Shell Beach on Lake Verret, to this day
For those not familiar with Stephenville, LA. it is south of Lake Verret, but north of Morgan City.