Category: Redfish

  • It’s a great time to catch fish trolling Sabine Pass

    It’s a great time to catch fish trolling Sabine Pass

      It is time to turn up the heat and the winds to lay down. The weather may be hot, but so is the fishing. That makes for perfect conditions for trolling up and down the Louisiana jetties out of Sabine Pass. I am a self-admitted sight fishing addict, so I prefer to troll up […]

  • Redfish spots around Vermilion Bay

    Redfish spots around Vermilion Bay

      Delcambre native doesn’t wait for the fish to come to him One veteran saltwater fisherman goes to lots of spots he’s learned over the years to reel in a mess of “spots” close to Vermilion Bay. He proved his approach works again several weeks ago.  Eddie Toups of New Iberia doesn’t fish spots like […]

  • Sabine success depends on water clarity, sunlight and wind speed

    Sabine success depends on water clarity, sunlight and wind speed

    This beautiful redfish could not resist the temptation to eat a shrimp slider cast just in front of his nose. The southerly winds have really beat us up through March and April. When you mix in decent cool fronts here and there with a strong north wind your hands are really tied on where you […]

  • Head to these spots for Calcasieu Lake reds and specks

    Head to these spots for Calcasieu Lake reds and specks

      Charter Boat Captain Vince Theriot’s comfort zones range from the Mermentau River that runs right along his hometown of Mermentau west to Calcasieu Lake, particularly West Cove. The Grand Chenier resident has owned Coastal Guide Service for 25 years, but 2022 is his first year guiding full time after retiring from the oil field […]

  • Spoon fed spot tails

    Spoon fed spot tails

    (Photo by John N. Felsher) Don’t overlook this simple tried and true lure for big redfish As early as the late 17thcentury, Scandinavian fishermen hammered metal kitchen spoons into fishing lures. In the early 19th century, young J.T. Buel dropped his spoon into the water while eating lunch. As he watched it flutter down, a […]

  • Putting Vermillion Bay reds in the boat

    Putting Vermillion Bay reds in the boat

      Look for pockets of good water and plenty of active baitfish Saltwater fishermen like Brooks Amy make the most of oft-subpar water and weather conditions during March to catch redfish in the Vermilion Bay area out of Cypremort Point. The 42-year-old Broussard angler has a spot — a long, long stretch of shoreline — […]

  • Hopedale inshore fishing is hoppin’

    Hopedale inshore fishing is hoppin’

    Capt. Marc Fradella caught this 12-pound redfish on a glow/chartreuse VuDu shrimp in a washout off of Bayou Alphonse. Capt. Marc Fradella (985-290-2908) said he’s been on a good, steady trout bite for the last couple months and he expects it to continue through this month and well into March and April. That’s good news […]

  • Redfish stack up at Sabine Lake

    Redfish stack up at Sabine Lake

    Redfish stack up thick in the winter. You can catch redfish cast after cast until your arms are sore. (Photo by Capt. Adam Jaynes) The daily marauding schools of redfish have been dominating the scene on Sabine and I expect that to continue into January with the mild “winter” we have experienced so far. Some […]

  • Hunting frosty redfish!

    Hunting frosty redfish!

    (Photo by John N. Felsher) Baby, it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find and catch big old redfish stacked up and waiting for you to offer them a bite to eat. Biting north winds pushed water from the already shallow marshes, turning many ponds into little more than squishy mudflats. Tiny ice […]

  • New rules in effect for 2022 Elite Redfish Series

    New rules in effect for 2022 Elite Redfish Series

      Fishing tournaments are about a lot more than just catching fish and paying out prize money. And circuits like the Elite Redfish Series, which has a huge presence in Louisiana, are always looking for better ways to serve the fishermen and the communities where they handle events. To level the playing field and help […]