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Bull redfish In Venice louisiana

Shawn Lanier - 02/21/2014

21 February 2014 Report.

We had some good Redfishing this last week around Venice. The warmer weather really seemed to help out, along with calmer winds.  That being said, the fog was an issue. The Mississippi River water temperature is around 42 degrees, and when the air warms up it creates fog-thick fog. I have radar on the boat, but I try to wait until the fog thins out some before heading out to fish. When the fog starts forming in the afternoon while we are fishing, I have no choice but to navigate in it. It is dangerous even with the electronics. Fog will be an issue through May, like it or not.

We caught a good combination of slot (eating) Redfish, and big “BULL” Redfish this last week. The largest Redfish weighed 29 lbs. We fished the outside bays around the passes of the Mississippi River. The points of the bays were not holding any fish for us, so we tried fishing the coves that are shallow and lined with canes. The water in these coves was around 65 degrees, and that is where we started picking up the Reds. We were using a soft plastic under a cork to draw a strike from the Reds. The smaller fish were by the structure of the canes, and the larger Reds were off the bank. I had to drift with the wind in the shallow water, because my trolling motor was in the mud. We got stuck several times, so I asked everyone to get to the front of the boat to drift out of the mud. We could have boxed our limit of Redfish easily, but my guys just wanted some fish to eat for Supper. On our way back the fog was reforming, but we made it in before it got real thick.

All this really cold weather should be over with for this Winter, which should bring some consistant fishing. I have a lot of bookings in March, and look forward to some great action on the Redfish. We should be able to catch some 40 plus pound fish in March and through the Spring months. Contact me if you would like to get in on some great fishing. It’s just a matter of finding the fish on a daily basis. They are here, and I need your help finding them. I need a crew that will throw those lures out there and get the fish hooked up. J

Posted by: Fish On Guide Service,LLC
Located in: Venice, LA Phone: 225-205-5353

Specializing in inshore saltwater light tackle fishing in the Venice Louisiana area.Fishing in the marsh and the Mississippi River. lodging available. Open all year.

PO Box 74 Boothville, LA 70038

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