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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Redfish in Louisiana

Does anyone have experience fly fishing for redfish near Venice, LA?

What is best time of year? Recommended guides/outfitters?


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Hi Bob,
Been there, done that.

I think the best time of the year is October-November. Big Red on top water flies. Red Fishing Louisiana is awesome.


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November and December are primo for the big fish...

There are actually more big fish around in late December to February, but the water gets colder and they don't fight that great. Weather also becomes a crapshoot, you may get 3 good days of fishing out of 7...

Late November and early December is the absolute prime time, but good luck finding any good guides with openings, last I checked my buddy is booked 3 years in advance down there...

Good days you can land over 20 fish in the 20-30 pound range and a whole slew in the 10+ pound range. Fish up to and over 40 pounds are a possibility...

It's an odd fishery, many of your shots will be less than 15' from the boat, water is extremely dirty much of the time...

Venice gets the most publicity as it's where most the Florida guides are at looking for work during their "off-season" but the entire coast has stellar locales.

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Gjuro Bruer is one of the hardest working and most knowledgeable guides you'll find. Highly recommended.
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Gjuro Bruer is one of the hardest working and most knowledgeable guides you'll find. Highly recommended.
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