This is the time of year that separates the professional guides from the average angler. Sure, you can luck into a good fish pattern every few days in February and March but for the most part, the fish are very scattered. What’s happening is the redfish and trout’s annual transition of their winter patterns into their summer patterns. These period of the year has fish that are hard to predict and can change their location on a daily basis. Couple that with the occasional cold front and add in a high Mississippi River and you have a boat load of adversity facing you before your clients even step on your boat. Luckily, our professional guides here at LFC have played this game before. We are not out just to catch fish like the average angler- we have to find fish for our clients on a daily basis because our fishing trips New Orleans style happen everyday.
Truth be told, there is no silver bullet when conditions get tough and fish are scattered. The best thing we can do is dip into years of experience and rely on each other. As guides we ofter work together. We spread out and relay information on what gets the fish biting. It’s just what we have to do to provide our clients with the New Orleans fishing experience they came looking for.
One of our guides, Capt. Corey Gradwohl has been getting out of the stiff winds lately but ducking off in canals and fishing grass lines along the canal banks. This pattern produces a few redfish each stop but he doesn’t stick around very long. He also looks for clean water which is a bit hard to find right now due to the very high Mississippi River levels. When the river gets this high, it dirties up the water in the marsh and makes fish spread out even more.
Don’t let any of that stop you from booking a trip this month. We are professionals and we will put you on fish. It might take a little longer, but we do this every day and redfish charters Louisiana fishing is our specialty. Besides, the weather is beautiful in Louisiana during the spring and what’s wrong with a little extra time out on the water?
Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters