If all good things must come to an end then we are coming to the end of an amazing run of fishing. What we saw this summer was some of the best fishing ever because of an incredible redfish spawn last year. 16-18 redfish were EVERYWHERE in the marsh.
There was one day recently where we fished with nothing but bare hooks. We caught our limit in 20 minutes and then played catch and release until we made it to 75 fish. After that, our clients who came to town for a New Orleans fishing charter were ready to head back to the lodge.
That bite unfortunately seems to be coming to an end. There’s nothing to cry about however. Another New Orleans fishing pattern is picking up.
We have made our annual move further South. The Mississippi River Levels are low and the recent Southerly winds have pushed some beautiful green water into the outer bays of the marsh. It is here that we are finding huge schools of menhaden and hungry redfish taking advantage of them.
The best way for a redfish to prey on a school of baitfish is to team up with other redfish. So we are starting to schools of fish form. The next few weeks should give those redfish time to find each other and work on the menhaden. And the great thing about these fish is they are an older age class than the small fish that invaded the marsh earlier in the summer. We are catching redfish 27-30 inches long and bigger!
We have opening for the rest of July and into August. Now is the time to book a trip for your kids before they get back to school. They will never forget a trip catching this big reds we are on right now. Book your Redfish Guide Louisiana</a> trip today!
Capt. Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters