Spud McConnell’s Gone Fishin’ with LBJ

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Actor Spud McConnell got on the boat with LBJ, but his idea of fishing is a little different.

"I do most of my fishing over at GW Fins ... over by Tenney (Flynn) and say, 'Hey bro, how ya been? Cast a line right over to that corner table. I bet you catch something nice with some almonds on it."

Actor John "Spud" McConnell (John "Spud" McConnell YouTube)

Actor John "Spud" McConnell (John "Spud" McConnell YouTube)

Over the years we've heard his voice and seen the familiar face.  From his popular roles in "A Confederacy of Dunces" to "The Kingfish" to his local Dorignac's commercials, McConnell always delivers.

John "Spud" McConnell in Dorignac's commercial (Courtesy of Dorignac's)

John "Spud" McConnell in Dorignac's commercial (Courtesy of Dorignac's)

As it turns out, McConnell also digs the outdoors.

"Me and my son love to go hoggin.' Oh, hog hog and mo' hog," says McConnell.

Spud landing a redfish on LBJ's boat (WGNO-TV)

Spud landing a redfish on LBJ's boat (WGNO-TV)

On the water, McConnell's no slacker either.  He's a Louisiana boy who doesn't mind putting his name on a redfish.