Spring is Starting Early in 2020

March is looking to be a really good month of fishing.Temperature of it have been above normal all Winter long we didn’t even get to freezing this year . So with that said the redfish never really went into a winter pattern. We have been catching them in the Spring and fall pattern all year long which is going to kick off the Spring run even sooner than normal. The bait will grow at a rapid rate due the warm weather and will make its move earlier than usual .

We should she a good number of bull reds Chasing the mullet to the inside. On light wind days with big moons we’ve seen great size and number on our speckled trout. Slot redfish a been a big schools, so it’s been a game of covering ground to find them but when you do find them it’s like hitting pay dirt one after another. This time of the year were allowed to throw just about anything we want when we see tailing redfish and you can’t go wrong with live bait. Speckled trout will get swim baits under a corker or on the bottom or live bait under cork.

The bass are on there spawn and eating anything we throw at them. It is not crazy to see 20-30 bass a day when they are biting. Happy Mardi Gras everybody in hope to see you down in 2020 to fish with us at Louisiana fishing charters.

Captain Seth Howard

Captain Seth Howard grew up fishing the waters of St Bernard Parish. He decided to take his passion to profession. Capt Howard is always perfecting his fishing skills and knows all the best place to hunt for redfish and speckled trout. He plenty of local tournaments to his name and with write-up in Local magazines. He’s a true professional who will do everything he can to keep your rod bent and to have you leave with a smile on your face. Captain Seth will have  the latest equipment at your disposal for you to try. From swim baits to live bait he does it all to land the fish of your dreams. The brackish waters make for a hospitable environment for some freshwater species like bass that he also specializes in. Call to book Captain Seth for your next trip, you wont be disappointed!

Captain Jon Miller

Captain Jon Miller was raised in North Louisiana. He has always been an avid in the outdoors. Growing up he spent most his free time hunting and fishing the bayous and lakes in and around Monroe,La but since moving to South Louisiana he has become obsessed with fishing the saltwater and the marsh for redfish and speckled trout. Jon has a true passion for the outdoors and prides himself on fishing conditions instead of spots. He is very interactive with his clients. He also loves to share stories and knowledge learned from his years of fishing. His eagerness to ensure a trip of a lifetime will have you coming back to the dock with a smile on your face! He truly enjoys being on the water and wont rush you in anyway. Book your next trip with Captain Miller of Louisiana Fishing Charters, you wont be disappointed.

Best Louisiana Redfishing

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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

Delacroix, LA

504-669-1263

www.la-charters.com

The Fishing Got Even Better

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As of our last report, we didn’t think the fishing could get any better. And then it did! The redfish are totally on fire. One day this week we ran a three boat charter. All three boats had 20 in the box by 7am. On my boat we caught 50 redfish in an hour! That’s what Louisiana charter fishing is all about.

There are a few keys to the incredible fishing right now. One is the abundance of bait. Small crabs, shad, and mullet are everywhere in the marsh. Another thing that is helping the bite is the submerged aquatic grass. The young crabs and baitfish hide out in these grass beds. The redfish use the grass beds to target bait and we are keying on grass beds to find the fish. Lastly, the water levels dropped recently when a westerly wind blew pretty hard. When the water dropped, the fish had to leave areas that became to shallow. This concentrated the fish we are catching.

One of the great things about fishing with a redfish guide Louisiana style is that we know how to navigate the marsh when the water levels drop. You certainly have to be careful about running your boat into shallow places and getting stuck. Luckily, the guides at Louisiana Fishing Charters have plenty of experience and we can get our clients on the fish without any boating issues.

We hook our clients up with popping corks and live shrimp and have them throw close to the grass beds. Our New Orleans fishing charter trips get pretty crazy when everyone on the boat is hooked up fighting redfish, but that’s what we live for.

Our lodge is nice and cool this summer and ready to host your group. The fishing is incredible and our chef is ready to cook up some New Orleans style cuisine. Come see what summer time in Delacroix is all about.

Capt. Randall Shaw

Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix, LA

504-669-1263

www.la-charters.com

Best Redfishing We’ve Ever Seen

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“I’ve never seen this many redfish in the marsh.” Those words right there should be the quote that etches the summer of 2018 into Louisiana fishing infamy. We’ve heard so many people say they have never seen so many redfish in the marsh so far this summer. We know that last year was a great spawn for the redfish. We caught hundreds and hundreds of small redfish throughout the fall. Now those small redfish have grown up a bit and they are lighting up the marsh this summer. If you are considering New Orleans red fishing trip, you have to come soon.

It’s not often that we get super excited as charter captains. We are fortunate and blessed to fish much more than the average angler so we get to see a lot of good fishing days. But it really has been remarkable in Delacroix lately. The sheer amount of fish is staggering. Early limits and then catch and release for fun. This a summer that a redfish guide Louisiana will look back on and remember.

We are focusing on grass beds. The west wind last week blew hard and dropped the water levels out in the duck ponds. That stacked the fish up where there’s 2ft of water or more. We find a good looking grass edge and throw popping corks right outside the edge. We are using live shrimp with light jigheads. Typically where there is grass and clean water, there is redfish. You just have to be careful about throwing the bait in the grass. Try to stay right outside of it.

If you plan on coming to Delacroix soon just be aware that the water is still low as of now.

We have lodging available at the Pelican Roost Lodge and our Fishing Cabins. If you want to come on fishing trips New Orleans style give us call. We will be glad to take you.

Captain Randall Shaw

Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix, LA

www.la-charters.com

504-669-1263

Still Catching Fish with High River

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The Mississippi River hit peak levels last month resulting in a rise of freshwater in the Delacroix marshes lately. Whenever we see a high river, it certainly shakes things up and makes us have to chase the fish as they react to the river water. Trout and redfish certainly react differently. Trout are not afraid of freshwater by any means but the river water tends to be dirty which trout do not like. So trout tend to avoid areas with higher river water this time of year. Redfish on the other hand are opportunists. What we have seen lately is that the redfish are staging up in places where river water is dumping into the marsh. This is because of the high concentration of shad and mullet in the river water.

The weather has been very mild as of late and our customers are loving it. While many other places in the country as still cold and many lakes are still frozen, Louisiana is well on its way to summer time. Most days lately have been a high of 75 degrees. While there has been a lot of windy days, the fish don’t seem to mind. We have caught fish in 15-20 mph winds without any problem. It’s clear to say that the New Orleans red fishing experience is in full force right now.

The rest of this month should see a lot of changes taking place. Fish will begin concentrating on the outer edges of the marsh. Trout are heading out to spawn and redfish will begin schooling up. Our guides have experienced this seasonal pattern many years in a row and they know exactly what to do this time of year. If charter fishing New Orleans is something you are considering then April is the month to book.

Don’t let another day pass without booking your Louisiana charter fishing trip with us. We have clean boats ready to go with top quality equipment and experienced guides.

Captain Randall Shaw

Louisiana Fishing Charters

www.la-charters.com

504-669-1263

March Fishing is Quite Alright

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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

504-669-1263

www.la-charters.com

Winter is Over

Spring has arrived, let's catch some fish!

The winter is over here at Louisiana Fishing Charters and Spring has arrived. The trees are turning green again and the fish have heated up their transition into the Spring patterns at this Louisiana charter fishing service. Our clients are having a blast catching fish in super nice weather. In the morning, temps are in the 60’s and then they heat up to the 70’s by mid-day.

We are fishing the outer edges of the marsh for redfish. We are also experiencing an awesome run of black drum. We are fishing current lines away from the shore line in 4-5 feet of water. This is the same pattern you would normally fish for speckeld trout. We are using corks with 2.5 ft leaders and market shrimp.

The black drum is a cool species and tastes just as good as his cousin the redfish. Some folks will say that black drum are harder to clean but when you fish with LFC we do all the cleaning for you! The black drum also fights just as hard if not harder than the redfish and you can cook them any way that you would normally cook a redfish.

February and March can be some of the toughest times to fish in Delacroix because the fish are constantly on the move as they transition to new areas and patterns. We’d definitely recommend fishing with a Louisiana fishing guide to see how we handle the adversity this time of year.

We are also having a blast with our bowfishing charters. This is a cool new redfish guide Louisiana service that we are offering. It’s a big challenge and a great opportunity to experience the nightlife here in Delacroix.

Also, crawfish are back in season and if you stay with us we can arrange a crawfish boil if you like. We have a full service lodge or smaller cabins available for our charter guests.

Captain Randall Shaw

Louisiana Fishing Charters

www.la-charter.com

504-669-1263

Captain Randall Shaw Jr

Capt Randall Shaw - Looking to catch Redfish huh? The explosive hit on tackle followed by the immediate scream of the fishing reel, is the signature mark of the Red Drum species. However the Louisiana Redfish by far has become a category of it's own. Big Bull Redfish are abundant throughout our waterways and into the Gulf of Mexico. What makes fishing for Redfish so exciting is it can be enjoyed by anglers of all ages!

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