NOLA.com finds out how Capt. Jacques “tests” water salinity

Captain Jacques takes Todd Masson from NOLA.com | The Times Picayune to Breton Sound in search of speckled trout concentrations. Here’s an excerpt of the surprising way the Capt. “tests” the water salinity.

Capt. Jacques Laboureur has a highly tuned, specialized device for testing water to determine if it will hold speckled trout. He carries it on his face.

Right between Laboureur’s nose and chin is his mouth. Its 10,000 taste buds have been evolutionarily refined to instantly distinguish between a well-washed lettuce leaf and a salt-crusted potato chip.

Click here to read about their trip and more on how the salinity can be used as a guide.