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Cast & Blast

In partnership with Visit Lake Charles, Garden & Gun hosted its sixth annual Cast & Blast event at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana, September 14-16, 2023. The weekend included two fishing outings for redfish, flounder, and trophy bass, followed by two morning hunts on the opening day of teal season. Throughout the event, guests enjoyed signature cocktails with Natalie’s juices and delicious game dinners prepared by Grosse Savanne head chef Matt Whitney, featuring regional specialties.

A special thanks to:
Visit Lake Charles
Grosse Savanne Lodge
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company
Harrison Beckwith Photography

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G&G celebrates its sixth annual Cast & Blast event at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Thursday afternoon kicks off with casting through Louisiana’s wetlands.

Olivia St. Onge proudly displays her afternoon catch – a Louisiana redfish.

Tracy Young shows off a prize Louisiana redfish.

Grilled swordfish with blackened crab, hot honey lime slaw, fried green tomatoes, and remoulade drizzle – by head chef Matt Whitney.

Michael Stafford, Lewis Stafford Company partner & vice president, and Kyle Edmiston, Visit Lake Charles president & CEO.

Guests call in the teal over a gorgeous sunrise.

A retriever emerges with a trophy.

Rosemary Mcilhenny and Rebecca Castaneda celebrate a successful afternoon of hunting. 

Refreshing libations courtesy of Natalie’s juices.

The weekend wraps with another morning of bountiful hunting in Louisiana.