I would consider seeing a 25+lb fish tailing in less than a foot of water one of the greatest sights you could see in the marsh. Now this isn’t something that happens everyday but if you have the right conditions this time of year and you’re in the right spot, your odds go way up. […]
I fished these four days with two young men visiting from Japan. Since my clients spoke very little English, we had to rely on the basics of fishing to communicate. During this four day trip, my only interactions with these young men consisted of “cast here”,” reel fast”, “reel slow”, “jig” and “set the hook.” With […]
We had a great day this day with non stop shots at huge floating bull reds. The fish were so happy they were daisy chaining on the surface with their tails waving in the air. It was a sight to see. Even though some fish were being picky with the bite we had so many […]
Finally had a good weather day with calm winds clear skies and warming temps. This was the switch that got the big fish moving. Everywhere we stopped there were big fish floating and hungry. We landed many fish but this was by far the most unique one.
Here are some picks from the last successful trip I took out of Venice before the water rose and brought with it the chocolate milk. Partly cloudy with every bit of a 30 mph wind.
This has been a great fall so far. As the temperature drops and winter sets in the game changes but the results should stay the same.
I had a great time fishing with the Greens. They were both great anglers but Daniel at the age of 12 is better then most adults I have seen. Daniel can not only see the fish, accurately cast at the fish (with distance), but also remembers to strip set on the take. Needless to say we had […]
Guide day fun fish with Dini.
Had a friend come in town to buy my old boat and while he was down we decided to go look around Venice. We found clear water big redfish and sharks lots of sharks. The redfish were being a little difficult to get to bite so we went after the sharks. We got 3 to […]
David and Kevin of baton rouge giving it their best, as was I , rough water, dirty water, 50% clouds, approaching front, 20mph ESE winds with gust, fish would not go out of their way for the fly’s and shots at VISIBLE fish where few. These guys fished hard! Had some shots at 30lb. jacks […]
With blue bird skies and just a slight breeze I figure I could take my girlfriend Lauren and her mother Lele out to do some easy sight fishing for some hungry redfish. Well the water was not as clear as i wanted but still we were able to see. The problem was there was no tide and […]
I fished the IFA redfish tour Louisiana division this weekend out of Grand Isle and finished 9th. It was a good finish overall and I can always be happy with a top ten finish. Although due to a miserable boat ride from Venice to Grand Isle then back to Venice then back to Grand Isle I […]
Fly fishing guru Damon Newpher’s of Pennsylvanian fly.( www.pa-flyfishing.com). We had another early start of a day, lots of happy reds early and Damon took full advantage. Whacking a red about every five minutes or so, I think he might be mad at our Louisiana redfish!! Don’t know how many we whacked but whack’em he did. […]
Fished with Mr. Ewald and Ms. Kelly from www.grabherflyfishing.com. Conditions weren’t the best in the marsh today but skilled casters on the boat made the best of it. Neither Kelly nor Ewald had ever caught a redfish before and Kelly was looking to land her first saltwater fish on the fly. Ewald was able to […]
I had Ted & Kim of www.fishermensspot.com today on board, going for the GIANTS! rolled out at 4:00am to catch a perfect condition for some trophy class redfish. Our early arrival to THE SPOT really paid off, the bigguns where already there waiting for a crab fly breakfast and I had the anglers on board to serve […]
Had Jeff & Tony from Colorado today chasing redfish back in the duck ponds, little or no tide made it a tough day on the water. Fish would eat the shrimp pattern flies the best today but were kind of picky! Really wanted perfect fly placement. Great casters on the skiff makes a bad day […]
Rocky and I picked up our guys today at 4:00am and headed SSW to a super secret honey hole Captain Lucas turned us on to. Right off the bat we new we weren’t in Delacroix anymore due to the shark fins breaking the surface at the first spot we stopped at. As the day progressed […]
Both days have been extremely hot with the heat index reaching 110+ but when it is this hot it means there is no wind. Is the heat miserable? Yes. Is the fishing good enough to make you forget about the heat? Yes. When there is no wind it allows you to spot a redfish’s tell or movement […]
I had Riaz back on the boat for a second day of tremendous fly fishing action. We decided to try our hand at catching reds on top-water. I tied on a redfish popper and Riaz did the rest, laying down shot after shot with surgical precision. As a guide it is always a treat to […]
An early start was the key to success Tuesday morning as Riaz and I got on the water at daylight. Living in San Francisco hasn’t afforded Riaz any opportunities at redfish on the fly so he was eager to get a shot at his first. We didn’t have to wait long before we were hooked […]
Had the pleasure of fishing with the Kerr family this day. With the low winds and mostly clear skies it was a very successful day. In the morning I took out the son James Albert and the mom Dawn. Well immediately we start catching fish. Dawn gets her first red on the fly and James Albert has 8 […]
After dropping off the guys from the morning trip I got a quick bite to eat and got in touch with a friend of mine Capt Paul Swett for some afternoon action. We arrived at dead low tide which in Venice is great. The water clears up and the fish become stacked up in schools […]
Capt Greg Moon and I had a great group of guys fishing with us this day. Due to the poor water clarity on the east side we convinced the guys to take the ride down to Venice where the clarity has been good and the numbers of fish have been great. Everyone caught fish, Moon’s […]
Capt Greg Moon and I had a pretty good time testing his new East Cape Fury . This boat is pretty incredible. I may just be saying that because Im also getting one in the next week or so but the facts don’t lie. The boat is setup perfectly with great storage and rigged out […]
Hoping to get back on the fish Rocky and I saw two days ago I let Skip know early we were going to be taking a ride. After the 45 min boat ride we pull up to the flat and immediately start seeing movement. As we pushed closer we started seeing tails, big tails. Taking it slow […]