Freshwater Fishing in South Central Louisiana
Help with freshwater
I'm going to try fishing Colyell Creek in French Settlement this weekend, but I've never fish freshwater. That's not entirely true, I have fished freshwater but it is a stocked pond in my backyard and that hardly counts. I'm fishing for anything that'll bite brim, bass, catfish, gar and sacalait (do they bite this time of year?). I'd really like to catch a gar as I've never caught one before.
I have a 14ft Jon boat I don't have a depth finder. What am I looking for? What kinda bait works best for these fish? What kinds is features hold fish in a river/ creek like this? Is this even a good place to fish? If not where is a place relatively close that I can try instead?
As you can see i know next to nothing sbout freshwater fishing so any advise would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to at least feel like I have some idea of what I'm doing instead of just riding around throwing a line in every direction praying something works. Thanks.