Safety Men Throw Caution Into The Wind…by Captain Lucas Bissett

Took out Dr. Dave and Seth today and we were met by a stiff ENE wind.  The weather man told a fishing story again today by forecasting diminishing winds.  The only thing that diminished was the sun behind the partly cloudy skies.  All that being said, my guys looked past all that and managed some nice fish on the fly rod.  With lowered visibility due to the wind and lack of sun we saw most of our redfish close to the boat so it was hand to fin combat the whole day.  Way to get up close and personal and hand feed some flies!  Had a great day today guys the only thing that needed to be careful was the fish!

Great fishing = Guide Party

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Both these days we were fortunate to have perfect weather with mostly clear skies and 0 winds at times.  Although the first day it took us a few hrs to find them once we did we were all over them.  Needless to say we headed to the same spot the following morning.  As the day went on we were joined by both Gregg Arnold and Greg Dini. Because the fishing was so good everyone was happy to fish next one another.  All boats did very well.

Dirty Water Bull Reds

My friend Nick was nice enough to join for a scout day today.  I told him off the bat it will be a lot of looking with very little fishing.  He agreed.  Like I said we did a lot of looking. Traveling almost 100 miles finding only one group of fish.  But they were good ones.  Here are the two we landed.


Captain Miles LaRose

Captain Miles LaRose
Born and raised in the great state of Louisiana, Captain LaRose grew up on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, only 25 miles outside of New Orleans. With access to freshwater fish in the river and coastal fishing in the lake, he has longtime life experience catching fish.

East Cape Fury

Take a look at the video below to get a full rundown of the boat and some of the custom features!

Center Console Fury Heading to LA from East Cape on Vimeo.


Captain Rocky Thickstun

Captain Rocky Thickstun

Captain Thicksun grew up in a family passionate about hunting and fishing. He has fished all over the world, and after realizing that Louisiana bountiful amounts of redfish, today he helps other people to experience his passion for catching fish.

Captain Greg Dini

I was born in Orlando, Florida and began fishing at a very young age. I graduated to the saltwater environment at the age of 10, when our family bought a condo on the east coast of Florida. I mastered my home waters of Mosquito Lagoon while in high school and made trips every other weekend to the west coast of Florida to fish the Charlotte Harbor area. I was fortunate enough to play sports as a young man and received a scholarship to play division one baseball at the University of Miami. This is where my addiction began as I got hooked on the three biggest saltwater flats species (Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit). Going to class was extremely hard when you live in an area that has incredible fishing opportunities, as South Florida did.

After my sophomore year at UM, I transferred to play baseball at Tulane University which is located in Uptown, New Orleans. I didn’t realize how good of a fishery that I had moved into and was out on the water in no time, learning the area that is considered to be the best red fishery in the world. Putting in thousands of hours on the marsh and polling around in technical skiffs has made me realize how incredible and resourceful the Louisiana marsh really is.

Whether you are interested in marsh fishing in Louisiana or searching for the silver kings on the coast of Florida, I invite you to come share in my addiction..

As a former customer of guides all over the world, I know how it can be to get yelled at and put in your place when you don’t make the perfect cast, or can’t see the fish right away. For this reason, I will never put my anglers down when they are on the bow of my boat. I strive to make my trips as enjoyable and comfortable for my clients, with trips consisting of instruction, encouragement, and tons of laughter. Creating friendships and memorable experiences is my vision for Fly Water Expeditions and I can’t wait to hear from you.

Capt. Greg Dini Jr.

Visit my site at Flywater Expeditions


Season On The Edge

I have spent the last 3 out of 4 days being a chase boat for Capt Greg Dini while he was filming an episode of Season On The Edge.  The mistake the host Ken made was telling Dini he wanted him to fish (big mistake).

This picture is a great example of how our days went.  Notice the host and the camera crew in the background.


Spent the first two days fighting the wind but still catching fish.  The last day was perfect weather and the wind dropped to nothing, and at the last hour of the last day the host Ken catches this stud on topwater, it was a great finish.

Overcast Skies, High Winds, and Bull Redfish

Yesterday we fished and caught plenty of small fish but no big fish.  Although we saw and presented flies perfectly to them we had no strikes at all.  So after a little tweaking of my fly patterns we started day two.  All weather forecast we saw were wrong. We had little to no sun all day and a pretty steady wind, but we knew where the fish were and we now had the flies to catch them.

So here are the big boys….






Last but not least the 37lb



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Day one started off with a bang with the first cast catching this 20 lb stud.

After this start it was tough to beat. We managed to catch plenty of fish but none this big.  Due to the wind we did have to break out the spin gear but we did keep it interesting by throwing this massive tuna popper.  It was pretty sweet to watch a red take that thing down. 

The second day was even more interesting with the winds blowing 25-30 mph. We fished close to the launch just to keep it safe and sure enough we found fish.  I knew it was going to be good when we pull up and immediately see three tournament boats fishing the same area.  With the winds so bad we actually spent most of our day just staked out in one area, but it was all we needed. We had fish busting around us constantly and when the sun actually came out it was almost a sure thing you were going to get a shot.  Here is one of the many fish we caught.

Whacking the reds

Mr. Larry whacking the reds, catching lots of fish, but not catching lots of big fish. Water clarity being the key and it hasn’t been the best, some clean some not. Good enough to really pound these voracious eaters with double digit numbers of fish caught each trip! This time of year we need tide and sunshine. We will have a great trip…..

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Double Digit Redfish – Louisiana

Mr. Bob of Michigan giving the reds a lot of trouble, lots of fish caught and beautiful weather. Temps in the upper 70’s FANTASTIC weather ! water clarity coming around a little, for sure good enough for a day of sight fishing catching double digit red fish and having some real good shots at large black. Great trip and a great sportsman….. not a bad caster either
Report Submitted by Captain Rocky Thickstun

New Orleans Experience

With this trip option, you will not only be able to fish the remote Louisiana marshes, but you will also enjoy the food, culture, and nightlife in the New Orleans downtown area.
We will arrange a pick-up for you and your guests at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) or driving directions can be provided to the hotel.

Each night you will enjoy New Orleans’ world-renowned cuisine at one of our many fine-dining restaurants.

We will make hotel and restaurant reservations for you prior to your arrival. Here is a link to possible Hotel and Restaurant Options

In the morning following breakfast, we will provide transportation for you from your hotel to Southern Seaplane. From here, you will be flown out to the most remote areas of the Louisiana marshes where guides will be awaiting your arrival, ready to begin fishing immediately.
At the end of the day, guests have the option to fly back from the marshes to Southern Seaplane. However, we recommend fishing back to the marina in order to provide you with more area to fish.<

Transportation will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel from the marina or from Southern Seaplane.

The rate for this trip includes all transportation to and from the airport, marina and Southern Seaplane, hotel rate, Seaplane rate, guide fees, and lunch on the water (sandwiches, chips, drinks). Guests will be responsible for breakfast and dinner and any other miscellaneous costs not previously stated.

What to bring fishing

Biloxi Marsh Camping Trip


We can meet you at Penny’s Cafe in Violet, at Breton Sound Marina, or make other arrangements based on your convenience.

We will head out early in the morning and travel straight to the camping grounds to drop off our gear. After this, the fishing begins.

Camping in the remote Louisiana marshes will provide you with a unique view of our pristine wetlands and more opportunities to chase that trophy redfish!

After a successful day of fishing, your guides will set up camp and prepare dinner while you enjoy an amazing Louisiana sunset.

The following morning you will awake to hot coffee and a warm breakfast before beginning the next day’s adventure.

What to Bring Camping

750$ per person 4 max

Call (985)-264-7556

Half Day – $450

About 5-6 hours of on the water time. If you’re staying at a hotel in New Orleans, we can pick you up at the front door. If you are located elsewhere in or around the city, we can meet for breakfast at Penny’s in Violet, La.

We recommended half-day trips for Spring/Summer due to hot conditions and afternoon storms.

What to bring


Call 985-264-7556

Full Day – $575

About 7-8 hours of on the water time. Again, we can arrange to meet you for breakfast at Penny’s or pick you up in town.

We recommend full-day trips for Fall/Winter due to longer runs to the fishing grounds and cooler temperatures. Also in the fall and winter, the fish tend to be more active later in the day as the sun warms the flats.

What to bring


Call 985-264-7556

Shallow South Spring Redfishing

Shallow South Springing Redfish from Shallow South on Vimeo.

This is a short film showing the great opportunity for fly fisherman in the Louisiana marsh. Filmed in the Spring/Summer season produced by Dalton Nix with the help of some local New Orleans guides Capt Miles LaRose, Capt Rocky Thickstun and Capt Greg Moon.

Captain Greg Moon

Captain Greg Moon
Captain Moon was raised on the beaches of California. He has been catching fish his entire life. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from the University of Santa Barbara, and he moved to New Orleans over four years ago.

Captain Lucas Bissett

Of my thirty-one years on this earth I have been fishing twenty-six. I learned from an extremely young age just how addicting fishing truly could be. I started my fishing tenure chasing large mouth bass in the back waters of Southern Louisiana. I knew from those first topwater blow-ups that fishing had to be a major part of my life. After getting my first fly-rod at 12, I discovered there was a whole new obsession out there and it was far stronger than I ever knew. Over the years I have lived in a few different states, but what has always remained the same was my passion for fishing and the relentless pursuit I put into catching the next fish. Going to college in Florida exposed me to the world of saltwater fishing where I got my first taste of an array of new species that all seemed to be hard fighting aggressive eating machines. After that first trip, I made it my goal to bring the excitement I experienced to others who weren’t able to experience it on their own. After college, I moved back to my true home and picked up where I had left off. The only difference this time was that I had a fly rod in my hand and I was ready to prowl the marshes of our coast in search of the fishing fix I was in desperate need off. Fly Fishing has brought me a level of excitement I can’t put into words, the only way to truly experience it is to come down here and do it!