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!
Shallow water sight fishing is are business. And business has been good! The marshes of south Louisiana are fishing with an intensity we haven’t seen In years. The fishery is so alive it’s amazing to see firsthand the amount life in the ecosystem.
The Best Fly Fishing Opportunities in south Louisiana
Every month of the year provides exceptional fly fishing opportunities in the coastal Estuaries of south Louisiana . As a full-time fly fishing guide in South Louisiana I can’t begin to tell you what my favorite month to fly fish is. I’ve seen so many amazing things every month. All these factors make it challenging to pic a favorite. Every month has its share of less then favorable that can make playing the game of shallow water sight fishing down right challenging. But when the conditions get right, and the fish are happy you need to be there!
We can look at patterns, tides and past experiences to try to reenact an accurate pattern of when the potential best time to be there might be. But at best there just an educated guess as to what might happen.
Regardless of what month it is. South Louisiana offers a multitude of flyfishing opportunities. Fly fishing for bull redfish is better here than anywhere else in the world. But your angling abilities need to be on par. To meet the challenges of saltwater fly fishing. Simple practice on your 15 to 30ft short shots is a game changer. Do it till your fast, efficient and your don’t think about it. The fly just goes where you tell it to! Hopefully that’s from the bow of my skiff and In the path of a monster red.
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