Fishing

Fishing on Louisiana's CoastExplore the most wondrous waters of the world for fishing. Louisiana’s 3,000 miles of shoreline give even the most avid fisherman an unrivaled experience. The lakes, marshes, and gulf waters of the coast offer some of the most liberal catch limits in the country, meaning anglers can collect more fish than in any other place in the continental United States. Whether cruising down a bayou, led by a guide who chronicles folklore and history, or headingout for an exhilarating offshore charter boat adventure, anglers are invited to the thrill of Louisiana fishing. Red snapper, lemon fish, grouper, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, cobia, wahoo, amberjack, king mackerel, redfish and speckled trout are among the fish caught in these waters.

Louisiana is called Sportsman's Paradise for a reason. Our state has the best fishing in the world and the good news is you can catch fish in Louisiana 365 days a year and with our liberal limits there will be plenty for you to bring home.

Seasonality
See below for the best bets for a catch each season.

January-March
In many states this is the time when anglers put the rods and reels away, but not in Louisiana. On calm days anglers can head offshore from Grand Isle to Venice and tangle with huge yellowfin tuna and line stretching wahoo. Often times in the winter these offshore species can be found less than twenty miles offshore. This is also the time of year when the speckled trout and redfish are in the interior marshes of the coast. The speckled trout are caught in the deeper holes on cold days and on the flats during the warmer days. And this action is consistent from one end of the coast to the other. Redfish are tough and they can be found in both deep holes and cuts along the marsh. One unique way to fish this time of year is to get a pair of insulated waders and wade the shallow flats of Big Lake south of Lake Charles for trophy speckled trout.

April-June
This is a great time where our speckled trout begin their migration from the interior marshes back to the barrier islands and areas near the Gulf of Mexico. This is the spawn and this is one of the best times of year to catch monster speckled trout. Across the coast, anglers can find redfish both inside and outside pretty much all year long.

July-September
Offshore catches include red snapper, mangrove snapper, cobia, amberjack and yellowfin tuna, just to name a few. It is a buffet offshore this time of year! As far as our inland fishing, this is the time of year to catch easy limits of speckled trout redfish and flounder from one end of the coast to the other. Yes, the weather is hot, but the fishing is even hotter. If you are looking for Blue Marlin, look no further than the southeast coast where fish can be caught within the sight of land between Grand Isle and Venice and these are fish well over 100lbs.

October-December
Fish begin moving into the interior marshes and can be caught in great numbers. Speckled trout are abundant but slightly smaller but very tasty. Redfish well they are just everywhere and offshore some of your biggest yellowfin tuna will be brought back to the dock.