There are many spots throughout coastal Louisiana where charters can go searching for Redfish. If they’re staying around inshore waters because the open Gulf is a little rough, Redfish can be found around grassy areas near the shoreline.
If charters are offshore looking for more mature Redfish, they may be found around rocky outcroppings (i.e. a jetty) and around other reefs, both natural and manmade. Most of the ocean bottom around south Terrebonne Louisiana consists of sand. Large oyster beds are the most common natural reefs found in this area.
In order to help bolster fish populations along the Gulf coast, all 5 states have their own Artificial Reef Program. According to William Seaman, Jr. and the National Wildlife Federation, an artificial reef can be defined as “one or more objects of natural or human origin deployed purposefully on the sea floor to influence physical, biological or socioeconomic processes related to living marine resources.”
Ask any fisherman or woman in Florida and chances are that they’ll all agree that Florida is the kayak fishing capital of the world. Of course other state’s fishermen may disagree, but it’s hard to argue that Florida isn’t up there with the best of them. The only argument you’ll find amongst fellow Florida kayak fisherman is where the hottest region to fish is, which species is the most fun to catch or what baits/lures work best. So let’s take this opportunity to focus on Tampa Bay kayak fishing and what some of the best baits/lures to use to catch the wide variety of fish that you’ll find swimming inshore. Read More
Although fishing regulations are based on a particular fish’s length, it’s the weight of the catch we all care about. Fishing records for example are based on weight, so if you snag a particularly large Redfish, Snook or Speckled trout, you’ll want to weigh him so you can brag about it later to your friends.
If you have a good fish story to tell, the fish’s weight will be the first thing they will ask about, so you’ll want to be ready. Now we’re not suggesting you inflate the number by 20% to make yourself look better, but in the end, how you tell your fish lies (…oops stories) is entirely up to you.
Ketchikan fishing charters want their clients to have a good time but understand there are rules they must follow
When you’re on vacation, the rules are probably the farthest thing from you mind. Although you may think there are no rules for fishing and hunting the expansive wilderness of Alaska, nothing could be farther from the truth.
No, while movies and folklore may lead you to believe you can do anything in Alaska, there are rules all anglers and fishing charters around Ketchikan must follow to ensure adequate numbers of salmon and other fish are maintained.
It’s understandable – we all get the boat fever every once in a while and want to get out on the water. If you’re interested in fishing or most any water related activity, you’ve probably taken a look at some really nice, new power boats.
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While center consoles, sport fishing boats and other types of vessels offer lots of space and the opportunity to reach more spots offshore, they do carry a lot of responsibility and literaelly cost a boat load of gold. Countless individuals have learned this the hard way over the years – they purchased a large, expensive boat just to sell it a few years later because it cost too much and they never took it out.
What started as a passion for getting on the water suddenly turned into a nightmare for their wallet, their schedule and even their life. Read More
With so many fishing kayaks for sale, understanding the dynamic of length vs. width is a critical step to ensuring you find the right kayak for your needs
For the most part, fishing kayaks are simply standard kayaks with a few add-ons for gear, rods and other supplies. While there are kayaks for sale built specifically for fishing, most anglers will simply buy the ideal boat for their circumstances and add the few items needed to make it a fishing kayak.
If you’ve begun your search for the ideal fishing kayak though, you’re probably a little confused by all of the available options. You can learn more about the various types of kayaks here, but one vital issue you will need to consider when searching for the perfect fishing kayak is efficiency and stability. Read More