Louisiana fishing

Plaquemines Parish is Louisiana’s most southern parish and is located where the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico meet. With this prime location, one can only imagine how stunning Plaquemines is, with all of its waterways, bayous, fishing spots and hunting grounds. In fact, Plaquemines Parish produces millions of pounds of shrimp, oyster and crab each year, contributing greatly to Louisiana’s seafood industry.

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Terrebonne Parish is the second largest parish in Louisiana, and you know what that means – plenty of places to fish! The parish is home to 69 lakes as well as miles and miles of marshland with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, where an abundance of fish can be caught.

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Blue crabs are an important part of the Louisiana economy and a staple along the coast. While commercial fishermen provide a bountiful yield of blue crab for local restaurants and markets, recreational fishermen also enjoy catching crabs for their own use for the dining pleasure of their family and friends.

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Yellowfin tuna are migratory fish found in the gulf waters and can be caught year-round off the coast of Louisiana. The average yellowfin tuna weighs between 50 and 150 pounds, with the larger ones weighing as much as 200 pounds.

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Now that school is out and summer has officially begun, many anglers are heading to the coastal waters of Louisiana for rig fishing in June.  Local anglers love rig fishing in June as the weather is generally calm and the temperatures aren’t too hot (just yet) and the fishing is as good as it gets – especially for the tasty and hard fighting red snapper. In fact, the world record for red snapper caught on a fly rod was landed by Susan Gros when fishing with Tommy Pellegrin of Custom Charters back in 2006.

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Headed to the Louisiana coast for some fishing fun? Louisiana is home to such fish species as speckled trout, redfish and bass. We have basic lures that will help you catch big game on your next fishing adventure!

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For those that love fishing for shrimp, you won't have to wait much longer. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that there will be two shrimp seasons taking place. The shrimping will start bright and early at 6 am on April 18th.

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Coastal Louisiana is a hot-spot for tuna fishing during the month of April! Fishers are taking advantage of this opportunity and fishing in the fertile waters just off the mouth of the river. Josh Howard from Deep South Charters was happy to report his success with fishing for tuna, even when the waters didn't cooperate. Even on the slow days, Howard was able to bring back plenty of meat, some fish weighing in at over 100 lbs!

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Lafitte Louisiana is unlike any other fishing destination in Louisiana.

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It’s that time of the year again, when everyone starts making New Years Resolutions. For some, the goal is to spend more time with their loved ones, or to lose weight, or maybe to start on that novel you have been considering for years. But for the fishermen out there, the committed and dedicated anglers, there is one resolution you probably make every year: to catch more fish! If you find yourself making this promise as 2011 begins, you need to get to Louisiana’s coastline as soon as possible.

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