We knew the Red River - how to navigate,
how the 100-Pounder would react in certain situations
- but not the Mississippi.

Skipper Dickson and high school pals.

      Skipper Dickson and high school pals celebrate their sixtieth year by reliving the carefree days of their youth.  They take a beat-up old houseboat 400 river miles across Louisiana, testing its mettle and their own.  They rediscover the magnificence of Louisiana's waterways, the serenity of its sandbars, and the majesty of its storied blue catfish.  And everywhere they go, Skipper Dickson hears the echo of his great-great-great-grandfather, who journeyed up the same rivers 160 years ago and put down roots that have kept Dicksons in North Louisiana for seven generations.