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.
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