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Kids are out of school now and if you want to get them away from their cell phones, ipads, and televisions, bring them down to Delacroix on a fishing trip. The redfish are on fire and the trout bite has been good as well. We are traveling pretty far South these days to find the schools of fish. This is great because you can combine a redfish and a trout trip in one. We are using live shrimp as we always do and recommend that you use it if at all possible. Live shrimp under a popping cork is simply the most effective way to catch inshore fish. It can really make the difference on a tough day of fishing when tides and weather are not in your favor. Not everyone has to use live bait to catch, but in the opinion of this Louisiana fishing guide, it is hard to beat.

The Southern areas we are fishing are Lake Campo, Bay Lafourche and even Black Bay. The key for trout has been to find the oyster reefs and redfish have been coming off of points with moving water but also other places where there is hard bottom or oyster shells near the bank. Our customer who book a Louisiana charter fishing with us have enjoyed the early morning boat rides to the outside. You definitely want to get going as early as possible to beat the heat.

One fun thing about this time of year is the added bonus of sheepshead and drum to our daily limits. This species are mixed in with the redfish and trout and the never turn down a shrimp. If you head to the areas we are talking about you should be able to find drum and sheep as well.

Summertime Louisiana Fishing has way more positives than negatives. We usually have good tide movement and no more cold fronts so the water levels tend to stay normal unless we get a prevalent west wind. Don’t let your kids get too lost in tech land this summer. Get them outdoors and get them fishing. If you don’t have a boat, don’t know where to go, or just want someone to do the work for you while you enjoy the trip, consider booking your next
<a href='https://la-charters.com/contact-us/' target='_blank'>New Orleans Fishing Charter</a> experience with us.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Delacroix, LA
www.la-charters.com
504-669-1263

June 16 at 1:49pm

We have been catching our fish mostly on the outer areas of the marsh where big open bays lead out to Breton Sound. Shrimp are the primary food of choice for hungry redfish and the only way we can get them to bite is with live shrimp under a cork. The cold front a couple weeks ago dropped water levels and pushed fish far off the bank but as the water rises back to normal levels, redfish will start to cruise the banks again.

When redfish spend a lot of time in the sunlight they turn bright orange. We have plenty of these redfish that gather in the shallow flats all around Delacroix. So much of the marshland that existed before Katrina was turned into large shallow ponds. Here is where you will find fun sight fishing action. Try to look for shallow flats off of deeper 4-6 foot channels. Fish will position on these flats throughout the day. As a Louisiana fishing guide, this is such a fun way to target redfish.

With the summer patterns now taking effect, book your <a href='https://la-charters.com/fishing-prices/' target='_blank'>New Orleans Fishing Charter</a> with us soon. Summer is such a cool time to catch redfish and we have them figured out. The heat cranks up pretty good in the middle part of the day, so we leave the dock as early as we can to fish in the most comfortable part of the day. Fishing everyday helps us to offer our customers this luxury. You won't have to go looking for fish and spending the coolest hours of the morning on the chase. We have them dialed in and we will take you right to the action.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Delacroix, LA
www.la-charters.com

June 06 at 10:49am

As the earth continues to tilt our hemisphere towards the sun, we have longer daylight hours and temperatures rise along with those changes. In many ways, these annual patterns signal changes for the inshore species we catch. Speckled trout will move to the outer edges where our marshes meet with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Slot sized redfish will remain in the marshes but their positions will change relative to tides and changes in wind direction.

Right now in Delacroix, the trout are a little bit ahead of their normal pattern for this time of year. We have been catching them on the outside for quite some time now. Live shrimp at the rigs and exterior islands is the ticket. Our customers have enjoyed going after the spawning trout on their Louisiana charter fishing trips.

The redfish have been a bit of a head scratcher lately. We had some cold fronts a couple weeks ago and the northwest winds associated with those fronts pushed water levels pretty low. There hasn’t really been a strong enough southeast wind to push the tide back up yet. What this did to the redfish is pretty interesting. Typically we can find reds stacked up in the grassy ponds stretching all the way back towards the Mississippi River. However, when the tide fell out this left the shallow ponds with little water and plenty grass. When this happens the grass sucks the oxygen out of the water and the extra exposure to the sun helps the grass grow up even thicker so many of our redfish ponds were left unfishable lately because the grass is too thick.

To find redfish we had to search the outer edges of the marsh where it opens up into big bays. From there you can find current points and oyster reefs and pick off your redfish. Once the tide gets back to normal it should fill up the shallow ponds again and we will see reds start to trickle back in. These are some of the aspects of Louisiana fishing that you have to pay attention to be successful.

If you’re looking for a
<a href='https://la-charters.com/fishing-prices/' target='_blank'>New Orleans fishing charter</a> this summer we can show you a good time and put you on plenty fish.

Capt. Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
la-charters.com

May 16 at 3:55pm

As our earth continues to tilt its northern hemisphere towards the sun, we have longer hours of daylight and temperatures also rise along with those changes. These annual patterns signal changes for the inshore species we catch as well. Speckled trout will move to the outer edges where the marsh meets the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Slot sized redfish will remain in the marsh but their positions will change with the tides and wind direction.

Right now in Delacroix, the trout are a little bit ahead of their normal pattern. We have been catching them on the outside for quite some time now. Live shrimp at the rigs and exterior islands is the game. Our customers have enjoyed catching trout this way on their Louisiana charter fishing trips.

The redfish have been a bit of a mystery lately. We had a couple cold fronts two weeks ago and the northwest winds associated with those fronts pushed water levels pretty low. There hasn’t really been a strong enough southeast wind to push the tide back up yet. We are still figuring out what this did to the schools of redfish. Usually we can find reds stacked up in the shallow ponds stretching all the way back towards the Mississippi River. However, when the tide fell, it left the shallow ponds with little water and plenty grass. When this happened, the grass sucked the oxygen out of the water and the extra exposure to the sun helps the grass grow up even thicker and many of our redfish ponds were left unfishable because the grass is too thick.

To find redfish we had to search the outer edges where it opens up into big bays. From there you can find current points and oyster reefs to catch your redfish. Once the tide gets back to normal it should fill up the grassy ponds again and we will see reds start to come back in. These are some of the aspects of Louisiana fishing that you have to pay attention to be successful.

If you’re looking for a <a href='https://la-charters.com/fishing-prices/' target='_blank'>New Orleans fishing charter</a> this summer we can show you a good time and put you on plenty fish.

Capt. Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
la-charters.com

May 16 at 3:49pm

Right now in Delacroix, Louisiana the redfish are more aggressive than the security team on a United Airlines flight. The annual transitional movement of bait around the marsh has these fish fired up. The water is clean in many areas due to a strong Southeast wind last week and that makes the fishing a whole lot easier. This is the kind of Louisiana charter fishing that we live for.

We are finding <a href='http://la-charters.com/springtime-redfish-louisiana/'>Redfish</a> along the broken edges of large bays and lakes. Since it has been so windy lately we are positioning our boats so that we can cast with the wind. I like to find a good windblown island and have my customers cast out about 10-15 yards off the island. We are using Boat Monkey Float corks because they create so much action on the water’s surface. Sometimes the fish like a lot of popping action and sometimes they like for the bait to sit still. You will just have to try different techniques until something works better than the other.

The key to locating the fish is obviously clean water. Another thing I am looking for is patches of milfoil grass. Redfish love to use the milfoil as an ambush point for minnows,crabs, and shrimp. Once you find an area you are confident in be sure to sit for at least 10 minutes. I have noticed that it’s been taking a while for the schools to notice the action of the popping corks. Once they do however, we have been catching on average 10 redfish on each island, so be sure to fish for a while once you get a few bites.

Another thing to consider if you’re coming to Delacroix this week is that gnats have made their annual appearance. be sure to bring a good gnat repellant such as Cajun Mist or Amber Romance. The typical OFF for mosquitoes is really not the best spray for gnats and those little suckers can ruin a fishing trip in a hurry if you don’t protect yourself against them. New Orleans red fishing can be a lot more enjoyable if you take this into account.

As the wind continues to lay down, fishing should stay consistent. If you’re coming down to Delacroix and need lodging be sure to check out our Pelican Roos Lodge and Fishing Cabins. Our accommodations are unmatched by any other place in Southeast Louisiana. And if you want to try a redfish guide Louisiana style, we can help you with that as well.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
www.la-charters.com
504-669-1263

April 18 at 11:28am

There’s a common misconception that Louisiana charter fishing is best during May and June. While May and June are just about sure shots, this year March and April have exceeded expectations. I think it has something to do with the warm winter we had. Since water temperatures never got to really cold levels, the fish have started their transitions early and they are actively feeding as they move about the marsh and the gulf.

What’s driving the redfish boom right now is the big movement of mullet schools into the marsh. They are leaving the open Gulf and swimming to the marsh. The hungry redfish follow behind. We recently caught my biggest redfish ever. The mighty fish was 42 inches and weighed over 30 pounds. Typically a fish like this spends most of its time in the open Gulf, but this one must have followed schools of mullet to the marsh. If you are coming to Delacroix to fish, look for the big schools of mullet and there you will find the redfish.

Although the phenomenal fishing is making it easy for us, we never get too comfortable. We actively track and follow schools of fish to give our clients the best chance at having an awesome day of fishing. We have figured out that schools of trout are already on the outside edges where the marsh turns into the open waters of Black Bay. You can come to New Orleans redfishing but we'd also recommend trout fishing when they are thick like they are now. That’s why we spend so much time on the water- so we can be tuned into what schools of trout and redfish are doing at any given time.

It’s a good time to be a Louisiana fishing guide. The weather is comfortable and it hasn’t gotten to be really hot yet. The redfish and trout are actively feeding and higher salinities create a lot of clean water right in the marsh. Delacroix is definitely on fire and you don't want to miss this.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
www.la-charters.com
504-669-1263
info@la-charters.com

April 05 at 8:27am

We keep saying it, but the perfect time to fish with us is this month. It has been an exceptional spring so far. With mild weather all day and feisty fish all over the marsh, Spring is the perfect time to come on a Louisiana charter fishing trip with us.

Water levels have been low which means the fish are stacked up in places that are holding water. As the water falls out of the shallow ponds and into the bays, bait empties out with it. Redfish and other species know this and they wait in places where the water drains from of the marsh.

A recent trip we had was a perfect example of this. We anchored up at the mouth of a channel where it empties into a large lake and connects to shallow ponds on the other end. The tide was falling out of the ponds and bait was too. We sat in this spot and caught redfish and largemouth bass one after the other. It was really cool to see what species might be next as they are both aggressive and they were attacking our live shrimp.

That’s been one of the awesome changes to see over the years that the largemouth bass population has grown at an exponential rate. We aren’t known to produce any lunkers, but if you are looking for a fun day of catching redfish and bass on the same trip, we have plenty of opportunities for that. If you'd like to see what kind of unique fishing trips New Orleans has to offer then please consider booking a trip with us.

The next few months are going be a fun time for South Louisiana. Crawfish are nearing their peak production months and there's nothing better than a plate of boiled crawfish. Jazz Fest is not far away too and if you’re attending the fest in New Orleans fishing charter could be a fun activity to add to your itinerary.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
www.la-charters.com
(504) 669-1263

March 22 at 4:02pm

Man what a Spring it has been so far. We had some prevalent Southeasterly winds for a while there. While it did raise overall water levels in the marsh and spread fish out, it also pushed in a lot of clean water with higher salinity. It’s so fun when you can get a good look at the redfish in that cleaner water and they turn a beautiful bronze color with the extra exposure to the sun.

I’ll be the first one to say that the spring patterns have started early this year. We seem to be running a month ahead of schedule. If you are coming to New Orleans fishing should be on your list of things to do for this Spring.

What typically happens in the Spring is that redfish start to transition from the interior marshes to the outer bays. Since we spend so much time on the water we are able to track them as they move around. They won’t be in one place for long but as a Louisiana fishing guide it is my duty to figure out where they are on any given day.

I recently had a father and two sons on board. We enjoyed some super comfortable weather and the redfish were coming in the boat all day long. To locate them I try to find pinch points where they might be traveling from one bay to the next. As is normal in the springtime, we get quite a few windy days, but our bay boats are built for comfort and fishing so we don’t have any problems dealing with the wind. Honestly, windy days can be awesome and some of the most comfortable of the year. You might even have to bring a jacket if you fish with us this Spring!

The bottom line is that you should not wait to book your trip. Now is the time. The fish have started early and it will only get better from here. If you’ve ever wondered what fishing trips New Orleans has to offer, give us a call and book yours now.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Dleacroix, LA
www.la-charters.com
504-669-1263

March 14 at 5:23pm

Now that my twin sons have been born, it’s time to get back to the business of catching fish. Having my first two children has been an eye opening experience and it has made me even more determined to offer the most professional charter service Louisiana has to offer. I look down at those two little guys and I know for sure that I have to work hard to make their lives great. I am very blessed.

Now let’s talk about redfish. I have been a Louisiana fishing guide for long enough now to know the habits of redfish. My favorite thing to do for my customers is to find big schools of redfish in the marshes of Delacroix. I like to fish schools because my customers can often catch a few at a time. It’s a cool feeling to watch people experience this for the first time. There’e lots of hooping and hollering as everyone’s rod is bent over fighting these mighty redfish. They really are at the top of the food chain when it comes to hard fighting inshore species.

One of the details I also pay attention to is the wear and tear these redfish put on my equipment. When you are a redfish guide in Louisiana you have to have equipment that can stand up to the long fights these fish put up. When my rods and reels get to the point that they can’t handle it anymore, I get new ones. The last thing we want here at Louisiana Fishing Charters is for a client to lose the fish of a lifetime because our equipment is not up to par.

For redfish I actually prefer 2500 size reels rather than 3000 or 4000. We just tend to loosen the drag a little. I like this size reel because it can double up for trout and when you put 30lb braided line on it, you can still fight redfish and get them in. I also like 2500 size reels because of how well they cast.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Delacroix, LA
www.la-charters.com
504-669-1263

March 03 at 9:34am

Lots of redfish are still biting here in Delacroix, LA. The early morning bite has not been much. The bite has been picking up later in the day as the water warms up. Because of all the dirty water in Delacroix right now I am using dead shrimp to attract fish. I find the dead shrimp emit more smell than the live do, so I am using the fish's sense of smell against him rather than his sense of sight. The water clarity has been too poor for fish to see very far.

If you're going to be heading to Delacroix anytime soon, try an afternoon if you can. The warm air temps and sunlight warm up the water and fish feed more actively during this time.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Delacroix, LA
www.La-Charters.com

February 13 at 1:57pm

There's been some low and dirty water today in Delacroix this past week. Late January and February are months that often test our willpower. We stay strong and keep moving until we find feeding fish. I am using live bait to make sure I get the most hookups that I can.

One thing that I find that is effective is to go to ponds that are typically 2-3 ft deep on regular water levels. After a front, most of these ponds will be dry along the banks, but there will be a place in the middle with some water still left. Redfish will bunch up on these places and huddle down in the mud to stay warm. To do this, you have to know the limits of your boat and motor. I spend over 200 days a year on the water so I know just how shallow is too shallow for my boat. Just remember to bring your cell phone and plenty food, water, and extra layers of clothing in case you do get stuck. It's not the worst thing that could happen but you might be out there a while waiting for help or for the tide to return.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
Delacroix, LA
www.la-charters.com

January 30 at 12:27pm

We are still crushing them here in Delacroix, LA. The mild winter is paying big dividends in our fish numbers. Fish are still aggressive and we have them figured out. Come get in on the action while the rest of the country is still cold cold cold.

I am not putting my Power Poles down until we are catching multiple fish every few casts. My clients all toss their corks to a bank that has moving water and bait activity. If we get no bites we try a few hundred yards down that bank. If we only have a few hookups after 20 mins of fishing, then I move on in search of the big feeding school. They are definitely out there, you just have to move around and fish good looking banks until you find them.

Captain Randall Shaw

Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix, LA

http://la-charters.com

January 17 at 10:57am

We had some low water over the weekend here in Delacroix and it really helped stack up the redfish. When the Northerly winds blow and the tide falls, all the bait empties out the marsh and so do redfish. The reds stack up in an area that has good drainage coming from the marsh. We found them in such a place the other day and my clients were loving it.

The key to keeping this bite going was the popping corks. The more action we could create with the cork the better. This kept the school in an active feeding mode.

We were able to catch all of these fish on plastics. It was one of those days you could do this given the aggressiveness of the fish.

The water is above normal heights right now in Delacroix, but should drop back down towards the end of the week with the approaching cold front. When it does, be sure to come down and fish the larger lakes, lagoons, and bays to see if redfish are stacked up like they were for this trip.

Captain Randall Shaw
Louisiana Fishing Charters
www.la-charters.com

January 02 at 4:32pm

Today was as fast as we could catch them once the bite turned on. We went out hoping for redfish and they showed up big. This is why fishing Louisiana in the winter time can be just as good as any time of year. Our mild climate let&#039;s our fish feed year round.

I&#039;d recommend that you practice patience this time of year. Sometimes it&#039;s water temps and sometimes it&#039;s tide movement but there will be a point where the fish turn on. Don&#039;t be afraid to sit on one spot for a while and wait for it to turn on. It seems the best fishing is after a couple days of consistent weather...either a couple days of warm or a couple days of cold. Best of luck to all.

Come see what we are all about www.la-charters.com

December 28, 2016 at 5:32pm

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December 01, 2016 at 6:57am

The fishing in Delacroix was great today and stay the same for the next few days. It started off slow with small fish but finished the day with a 100 trout and limit of Bull Reds.Fished 3 ft under a cork with matrix shad. If you like fast action then call us to get in on these great days at 504-669- 1263 or check out are website at www.La-Charters.com

April 19, 2014 at 7:28pm

The fishing in Delacroix has been good to great depending on weather(cold fronts and wind). The red fish and drum are biting as strong as they have been all spring, mostly in ponds or small
bay on the points and in the pockets.We have been catching them on dead shrimp on a cork or with spinner baits with matrix shads.As for the trout they are still biting on the inside but when the
water is clean and wind is down we have been catching limits daily on the outside edges on the oyster reefs.We have been fishing popping corks with matrix shads.(color has not been that
important).The fishing should get better and better as we get closer to summer and the shrimp start to show up.It looks like everything will be a few weeks behind with the cold winter we had but can't complain with the fishing we have been having!
We still have a few fill in date in April and the summer is booking up fast so call
504- 669-1263 or check out are website www.La-Charters.com

April 14, 2014 at 9:47am

Fishing Has been Great in Delacroix the last few weeks! We have been catching alot of trout but we had a great group of guys down Saturday that wanted to catch Reds. We left out of Serigne Marina with the wind howling and the boat loaded with bait headed to a pond that has been hold alot of beautiful fish. Took about 20 mins to get them going but when they did it was 2 and 3 on at a time ranging from 18 inch to 12 lbs. Great Eating! The Reds were caught on corks with dead bait and 3 in shads in 3 ft of water on the edge of the grass lines.The trout have been caught off of Oak River from Orange Bayou to Twin Pipe Lines on the bottom with live bait Carolina rigged or 3/8 jig heads with matrix shads. Call LFC for are great holiday rate at 504-669-1263 and check out are website at www.la-charters.com

December 23, 2013 at 5:50pm

The fishing in Delacroix is on fire this month! we are catching limits daily! With the northeast wind the reds have been deep in the marsh and we have been hunting them one by one. As for the trout they are stacked in are the winter hole fishing with popping corks and jig heads with live shrimp and Matrix shads. To get in on the December action check out are website to book a trip or for more reports.
504-669-1263 or www.La-Charters.com

November 26, 2013 at 12:35pm

It's been a nice weekend and great start to the week in Delacroix. The fish are turned on and it's been easy limits. We are fishing popping corks off of points in the rip lines. Not seeing a lot of shrimp this year but we are seeing shads. Call 504-669-1263 to book or www.la-charters.com charter/lodging/meals

October 30, 2013 at 2:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Post Front Fishing in response to a report titled: Post Front Fishing

A few things I would try are matrix shads, dead shrimp on a 1/4 oz jig head with no cork and gulp. Hope that helps you next time on the water.

January 30 at 7:07pm
A comment titled: Capt Payne in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

I have fished for captain jack many of times and have also put my customers and my wife in his lodging many of times. As far as my views I think it's one of the best out there.He is the first one to make it right if its a bad day.

August 08, 2013 at 8:13pm
A comment titled: Fishing Areas in response to a report titled: Best area for small boat

I would take a good look into Delacroix. Great Redfish and Drum on the inside in summer and every once and a while you will find some keeper trout. Now when the fall comes its a different story, trout are very thick and redfish seem to be a lot bigger. I once was fishing a redfish circuit and one tournament in Delacroix was all it took for me to make it home.

July 23, 2013 at 8:48am
A comment titled: charter trip in response to a report titled: Fall Charter

Take a look at Delacroix. the trout and reds are gret that time of the year.

July 18, 2013 at 8:55am
A comment titled: rods in response to a report titled: Baitcasters

take a look at castaway rods. I think the best value out there and right now there on sale due to them getting ready to launch an entire new line of rods.

July 18, 2013 at 8:53am
A comment titled: line choice in response to a report titled: Braid or Monofilament

when it comes to trout I agree with capt kim mono is the way to go, not having any give will rip the mouth more. Could be the difference between 10 trout or 30 trout. Now reds you will land more fish with braid(super stick is great).I don't know about not pulling back hard, when the trout hits the bait he needs a little give on the strike not to rip his mouth on his own not even counting the hook set.

July 11, 2013 at 11:35am
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