Fly fishing in Louisiana's saltwater marshes is a must do year around. All four seasons Louisiana's vast maze of marshes host some of the best fly fishing in the world. This one of a kind ecosystem host fly fishing anglers a lot of opportunities at redfish and other saltwater species.
Every year in March the marshes of Southern Louisiana comes alive. The spartina grasses turn from brown to a vibrant green color. Canals are lined with slow moving alligators sunning for warmth and the fly fishing starts to heat up as well. It's that magical time of year when Louisiana's marsh eco system transitions to spring.
As the days get a little longer the red fishing starts to heat up. Large bull reds feed in the shallow waters along Louisiana' Gulf coast. Black drum and sheepshead also frequent the same areas and are wonderful targets on fly. Most of the times these fish are spotted tailing in shallow ponds. And let me tell you a 30lb drum tailing is an amazing sight.
Fly fishing in Louisiana has been great so far this spring! We are having a lot of fun catching some huge fish. Come Join Us !
In the world of saltwater fly fishing timing is everything. No matter if it's spending countless hours developing the perfect back cast or planning your next big fly fishing trip. You've gotta get the timing right.
The most frequently asked question we get is "when is the best time come fishing". So I wanted to share my thought with you on the best time to fly fish in Louisiana.
Southern Louisiana is a great fly fishing destination to visit. Its climate provides fly anglers opportunities at great saltwater fishing year round. With over 7,700 miles of coast line Louisiana offers a variety of different opportunities to catch some really great fish on fly.
When it comes to the best time to fly fish in Louisiana. There isn't a bad month to fish. All year long Louisiana produces great shallow water fly fishing . The size and diversity of the marsh make it one of the best saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world. No matter the time of year fly fishing in Louisiana is an amazing experience.
Answering the age old question of the best time to go fly fishing can be a little tricky. As a season guide I still get a little overwhelmed when predetermining the success of a fishing trip months are even years in advance. The conditions change year to year, month to month and even day too day. So I feel its best to be prepared for what ever mother nature throws at you.
So here is a break down of what to expect.
January - February
In-between the cold fronts we have some amazing fly fishing opportunities in the state of Louisiana. This is a great time year for targeting the interior shallow marsh ponds. The tides are generally low and the water is very clear making for great sight fishing for bull reds and black drum.
Mother Nature might have other ideas and you will need to be flexible. Be ready to change plans for the conditions. High winds and clouds can make sight fishing tuff somedays. Redfish Dynasty guides change the program and go to blind casting flies or throwing plugs or soft plastics on spin gear when the weathers tuff. There's always a chance at a trophy redfish no matter the conditions.
January and February are great months to plan a fly fishing trip to Louisiana. Don't let the weather scare you off this is one of the best times for insane fly fishing action on large schools of bull redfish.
March & April
Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, tides are getting higher and the fish get happy. I can't say enough about all the saltwater fly fishing opportunities Louisiana offers in the spring. The marshes come alive with an invasion of shrimp, crabs and bait fish. on the flats. The warmer temperatures turn the fishing on fire. Louisiana redfish are hungry and ready to eat a well placed fly.
May , June, July
Summer is possibly one of the best times to fly fish in Louisiana And it's pretty simple why. The summer weather patterns are very consistent. The best weather patterns we get in Southern Louisiana are in May, June and July.. Big bull redfish and black drum tail and feed most of the day in the summer allowing for some absolutely wonderful fly targets.
August & September
This is probably my favorite time to fly fish in southern Louisiana. The days are hot and long and the fishing is generally on fire. It's probably not the best time to go fly fishing in Southern Louisiana as described by most. Because the heat and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons. But if you like truly monster redfish this is the time! If you're interested In world record fishing August & September would be my recommendation for your best shot.
If you like to fish with conventional equipment August & September is one of the best months for red fishing in Louisiana. Schools of pre spawn redfish invade Southern Louisiana. The topwater plug bite is insane most mornings.
October , November & December
October, November &December are traditionally known as the "Best months to fly fish for redfish in Louisiana". It's been wrote over and over again. I can't argue with them the fishing can be truly amazing. But it's like any other season of the year in southern Louisiana. When it comes to fly fishing the conditions usually dictate your fishing success. With the transition from summer to winter there is definitely a little fluctuation in the fall weather patterns. So it best to be prepared at whatever mother nature throws at you.
Louisiana has amazing fly fishing opportunity's year around. There is never a bad time to come explore the marshes for some fly fishing fun. We catch bull redfish all year long! Some days are just better than others. This holds true every month of the year. The important part is that you come go fishing and experience what Louisiana fly fishing is all about.
Captain Cody Cash Moody
Saltwater Fly Fishing Guide for RedFish Dynasty Fly Fishing in Southern Louisiana
In real estate they say it's all about location! I would say the same holds true when it comes to the incredible fly fishing in Louisiana. It's all about location, but where is the best place to fly fish in Louisiana? With over 7,700 miles of coastal shoreline Louisiana host many of the best saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world. But with so much area how do you possibly pick the best place to go fly fishing in Louisiana.
Saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana is all about being in the right place at the right time. There is a long list of factors that go into being in the precise location at that exact moment. That exact moment when time stands still, when your heart starts to beat out of your chest. That exact moment you notice how sweaty your palms are from the pure adrenaline running through your veins. That moment when the fish of a lifetime appears from the shallow water.
As I don't think I can begin to explain all of the nuances of fly fishing in this article. I can however bring some light on my experiences with the best fly fishing locations in southern Louisiana. And hopefully get you in the right spot for this truly incredible experience.
Hopedale Louisiana is the most constant place for incredible fly fishing in Louisiana. The vastness of the marsh and its location provide the backdrop for some of the best saltwater fly fishing in the world. The deeper water flats surrounding the marshes in this area provide the perfect habitat for really big redfish. Hopedale doesn't have as much fresh water influence as other destinations in Louisiana. This allows the water clarity to stay fishable year around.
The river of grass! Venice Louisiana is a magical place when it comes to saltwater fly fishing. For part of the year the mighty Mississippi River slows its roll and allows for saltwater intrusion into the mashes surrounding Venice Louisiana and the Mississippi River Delta.
Late summer and early fall these fertile waters clean up making Venice a fly fishing paradise of sorts. Just like Hopedale, Venice boast many fly fishing world records. When the conditions are right Venice Can't be beat and is truly one of the best places to fly fish in Louisiana.
Captain Cody Cash Moody
Redfish Dynasty Fly Fishing Guide in Southern Louisiana & Florida Panhandle
Join Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters as he travels to the southernmost point in Louisiana to fly fish for monster redfish in the bayou! The woodland plantation is 40 minutes from the southernmost point of louisiana and it's settled right on the banks of the mississippi. Built in the 1830s, it was originally a sugar cane plantation and in 1998 the owner Foster Creppel moved a historic church left abandoned in the bayou to the plantation and renovated it to the Spirits Hall you see today. We started our first day out on the Mississippi heading to the canes on the hunt for redfish with our guide, Travis Huckabe of Redfish Dynasty fly fishing.
Welcome back to the blog! I want to take a second to share this cool little video I just made. Let me set the mood a little. So there we are its the perfect winter day to go fly fishing in Southern Louisiana. Just watch the video!
Author Capt Cody Cash
Located in Southern Louisiana RedFish Dynasty provides a guided fly fishing experience like no other. This is a super fun, super fishy, group of fly fishing guides specializing in fly fishing for bull red fish. We have more combined experience guiding fly fishing trips in Louisiana than anyone else. Please contact us so we can make your next saltwater fly fishing trip an unforgettable experience.
Happy New Year! And thanks for reading the blog. Check out this fun video we did highlighting a day aboard the Southern Magnolia mothership. This is the perfect setup to access the really remote islands of The Louisiana Marsh. This trip is always a blast and unforgettable fly fishing experience.
August fishing is red hot !
August is my favorite time of year ! The rivers low and theres a lot of big red fish to be caught. Being open for anything will usually yield the best results. Fishing for the conditions when it’s cloudy blind cast top water plugs are a popping cork. When the suns out is a great time to try sight fishing in some shallow ponds. No matter what your doing the out come should be good In August.
Southern Louisiana offers some amazing fly fishing opportunities in the late summer. Hot calm mornings are made for top water poppers! A fly fishing bucket list for most, this is when it happens! The fish are hot and they break stuff this time of year. If your heart can handle all the pounding action your invited to come go fishing.
Check out what where catching in this quick video from Redfish Dynasty Guide Captain Cody Cash Moody. Fly fishing in Louisiana for red drum. Check it out!
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