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Louisiana Redfishing

This fishery is unparalleled for the amount of “Giant Redfish” it has during the fall and winter months. This truly is some of the best Redfishing on the planet.

These fish can be found in very shallow water feeding and sunning over mud and sand bottoms. The fish can be found creeping down the shallow banks, oftentimes with their backs out of the water. They can also be found floating on top, “laid up”, and slow swimming from pond to pond. Some of the casts will be quick and short as they can sneak up on you. Other times you can make a nice long cast, allowing you to get them really excited about eating your fly.

NOTE: Our Louisiana season is now very limited on account of more booking dates in the Vero area. Please call to discuss Louisiana dates and availability.

Expectations

  • FISH:¬†Average 10-25 lbs. Shots at 30+ lb fish common. Sightfishing over mud flats in 1-3 feet of water. These fish are most commonly found tailing, cruising banks, suspended or in schools. Shots can be quick and sudden, requiring fast presentations with little to no backcasts.
  • GEAR:¬†8-10 wts, typically using floating lines. 15-60 ft casts, sometimes in stiff wind during cold fronts. Flies are generally large baitfish and crab patterns, often weighted to get down quickly to the fish’s feeding zone.
  • CONDITIONS:¬†Earlier in the season generally sees more stable conditions, while the later months of the season are subject to more frequent cold fronts. These fronts can bring windy and chilly conditions, but often push bigger fish into the marsh. Expect long runs in the mornings, then remaining out in the marsh till the end of the day.

Memories

Christian made my goal of a world record redfish his personal mission. He was incredibly passionate about helping me to achieve that goal and spent countless hours poling the flats in pursuit of the monster reds of LA. I am looking forward to chasing many world records and tarpon with the best in the business; Capt. Christian Yergens.

— Meredith McCord | Houston, TX