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South Louisiana's coastal marsh and Bays are where Redfish live and can be fished for year around. Inshore, during Spring and as Summer approaches when salinity levels rise, Speckled Trout move inshore into the interior Bays and Bayous and into Marsh Island, upper Vermilion Bay, West Cote Blanche Bay and eventually up into the Weeks Bay area.
This happens around the end of late May early to June when run-off from upper tributaries subside and incoming tides penetrate farther north bringing higher salinity levels as well as bait and nutrients. These changes signify the beginning of the Summer season. Jack Crevalle can be seen crashing Mullet while Ladyfish and Flounder can be found feeding on Glass Minnow pods up and down the lush marsh grass, Oyster reefs, bayous and canals of south Louisiana inshore saltwater marshes.
When Summer weather patterns fade and Fall approaches the best fishing can be found during tidal changes. As the tide falls we fish the shallow water toward the deeper holes in the marshes and further out on the edge of Oyster beds outside Vermilion Bay near the deeper waters of the Gulf. Redfish, Specks, Flounder and Black Drum and my personal favorite, Flounder (which are excellent table fair) show up in the deeper waters and the larger ones can be found around the nearshore oil rigs during the spawn and in Bayous and channel system for the smaller "slot" size fish is very productive.
Offshore fishing during late Spring into the Summer and through the Fall season, when water temperatures rise above 68 degrees, many varieties of offshore Sport fishing species such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi and Tripletail which are pelagic fish and roam the waters of the Gulf of Mexico just offshore. Sport fishing is mainly done from an offshore Sport fishing Charter boat but a well maintained, late model late model Bay boat can get to and from the fishing grounds safely and in a fraction of the time.
So Grab your gear and let's go fishing! Capt. Troy Nash @ 1-337-412-5950