Traveling with Twain

In Search of America's Identity

Catching drum fish at Bayou Bienvenue

After visiting the Lower Ninth Ward and seeing for ourselves the devastation that Hurricane Katrina caused in the area, we stopped at the Bayou Bienvenue, hoping to find a vantage point from which to film the area. What we found instead was the adorable scene of a grandfather and his grandson fishing in the bayou. Having gone eight days without a single catch, the grandfather attributed the drum fish he finally caught to the presence of the video camera. A couple days later, Team Twain would prepare drum fish, 19th Century-style, at the Hermann-Grima House in New Orlean’s French Quarter.

Video by Dan Q. Tham

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