Louisiana Fly Fishing Charters

Louisiana Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Louisiana

Fly Fishing in Louisiana

Fly fishing in Louisiana isn’t all about lake or river fishing for Bass and Trout, as you might think. This makes a bit of an oddity when it comes to fly fishing, which is all the more reason to check it out. Interestingly enough, it’s intertwined with the booming angling scene in South Louisiana and hotspots like New Orleans. Sure enough, you can find plenty of Bass in places like the Tangipahoa River, but make sure to drop down south if you’re interested in trying something a bit different.

Where to go fly fishing in Louisiana

New Orleans

New Orleans is the angling capital of Louisiana — this is taken as a given by most anglers. Same goes for fly fishing, and you’ll quickly find out why Louisiana is known as the Bayou State. Some New Orleans fly fishing guides will go quite far out in search of the very best fishing spots. One of those spots is the Biloxi Marsh, located some 20 miles from the city center. It is the quintessential Louisiana fly fishing destination, where you can fish for Reds, Jacks, Black Drum, and Sheepshead.

Venice

Venice is known throughout the country as a top offshore destination, but what you might not know is that it packs just as much of a punch inshore, too. There’s a whole bunch of bayous here, all of them absolutely crawling with Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout and more besides. Jokingly referred to as “The end of the World,” Venice can very well be the end of your search for a great fly fishing destination.

Houma

The unassuming city of Houma lies some 50 miles southwest of New Orleans. While not all that well-known as a fishing destination on its own, there’s enough marshland on the southern end for an entire army of anglers to have a good time. Thanks to not being all that represented in the public eye, it makes for a more laid back and private experience for those who like their peace and quiet.

When to go fly fishing in Louisiana

For a thrilling Louisiana Redfish fly fishing experience, make sure to visit no earlier than the early fall weeks, when the Bull Reds have moved into shallower waters in the marshland. This means you’ll be seeing a lot of them in great numbers. If you want to get a taste of the high season, November and December are when Bull Reds are absolutely on fire. January is another excellent month for fly fishing Redfish, but the weather is known to be a bit more fickle than usual. Colder weather is your friend as you can expect the waters to be crystal-clear, making sight casting a breeze.

What equipment should I bring?

When you’re fishing Louisiana on the fly in the winter, your basic weapon of choice will be a 9wt rod. Most Louisiana fly fishing guides will also have a 10wt handy for Bull Reds, which reach over 30lb. For shallow water fishing where the catch doesn’t go over the 20lb mark, you can absolutely make due with an 8wt rod. Conditions on the day can always vary, but these basic guidelines should be quite enough to get you started.

As for flies, don’t forget the timeless adage - bigger flies for bigger fish. This is especially pertinent for Bull Redfish that won’t chase your fly due to their poor eyesight. Feel free to go with more extravagant colors (fluorescent orange, purple, bright yellow) in the winter - they work wonders! You can also feel free to use poppers if you like, seeing the fish scramble topwater is all kinds of fun.

Don’t worry too much if you’re inexperienced in the ways of the fly - plenty of local captains are also great instructors who can give you pointers. There’s no reason to miss out on some of the best fishing in the Bayou State, so come on down and tie some flies!

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What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Louisiana

Book with Bayou Paradise! Great experience, easy drive and reasonable price!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Bayou Paradise! Great experience, easy drive and reasonable price!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Great time of year to fish. Weather is warm but not smoking hot and the red fish bite was on when we were there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time of year to fish. Weather is warm but not smoking hot and the red fish bite was on when we were there.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Long sleeve shirt pants and sunblock.conditions change so get sleep before you go. You will be tired at the end of the day .
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Long sleeve shirt pants and sunblock.conditions change so get sleep before you go. You will be tired at the end of the day .
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Listen to your Captain. They are the expert. They know the water. The fish. The right bait and the right technique for fishing in Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Captain. They are the expert. They know the water. The fish. The right bait and the right technique for fishing in Louisiana
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
The environment is beautiful, salt water species, some fresh water mixed in depending on salinity levels means you never know what you.may catch. The lakes and bayous are huge...dont forget bug spray ( though capt. Had some to use)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The environment is beautiful, salt water species, some fresh water mixed in depending on salinity levels means you never know what you.may catch. The lakes and bayous are huge...dont forget bug spray ( though capt. Had some to use)
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
The weather was windy and rough and our fish catching was 3 fish in the first 6 hours. The capt extended 3 more hours and we caught 18 more....it was a lot more fun in those 3 hours!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was windy and rough and our fish catching was 3 fish in the first 6 hours. The capt extended 3 more hours and we caught 18 more....it was a lot more fun in those 3 hours!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Weather was rough but the Capt was great. Wind and low pressure had us moving but Capt Jacob got the job done
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was rough but the Capt was great. Wind and low pressure had us moving but Capt Jacob got the job done
Louisiana Blast n Cast Charters
Louisiana Blast n Cast Charters
Come on down. This Captain will get you on fish and a pleasure to spend the day with
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come on down. This Captain will get you on fish and a pleasure to spend the day with
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
It’s a great time to go! We caught probably 100-120 fish (we lost count of the amount that we had to throw back).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great time to go! We caught probably 100-120 fish (we lost count of the amount that we had to throw back).
Marshland Adventures, LLC
Marshland Adventures, LLC
Absolutely, fishing with captain Brad made it so you just purchase your license (online, quick and easy) then show up and everything you need is there. Take a cooler if you plan on keeping it you can buy at the small shop at the dock.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely, fishing with captain Brad made it so you just purchase your license (online, quick and easy) then show up and everything you need is there. Take a cooler if you plan on keeping it you can buy at the small shop at the dock.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Blue Line Charter Service
Blue Line Charter Service
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters

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