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Old 08-21-2013, 01:05 PM
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I and a friend are looking to fly fish for reds. I have never fished for the species before. What is the best time to fish for them and any suggested areas? Any other advice would greatly be appreciated.
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Seeing Red ? The Bull Reds of Fall and Winter in the Louisiana Salt Marsh

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No worries, hope it helps!!!
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I hope it helps too because I am going with him!
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Are you looking to hire a guide or doing it on your own?
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Thinking about doing it alone. Any suggestions?
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Thinking about doing it alone. Any suggestions?

Just be careful if you don't have experience down there, dirty/shallow water can be dangerous...

I would make sure to have a radio/sat phone to ensure you can call for help should you run aground. The areas I fish down there, if you didn't know exactly where you were going, you could get in trouble pretty quick. There are underwater pipes which oil and gas flow through all over down there in some areas and at lower tides, while you cannot see them and they are not marked, you can hit them with the boat...

Also, some areas down there, the marsh is literally private property and patrolled by security, even the surface of the water, these are areas which were once land and have become marsh/water as the land is washed away. So if you see huge signs stating private property keep out on water channels, they are for real...

It is the only place I have ever been where I think even if you are an excellent angler, a guide who knows the area is almost mandatory...

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Default Re: Reds in Louisiana

ive never fly fished reds before but i will tell you that top water poppers work on any rod and reel. you have to sight fish for reds and remember that they can grow very large so be prepared for a good fight and a strong fish. Quicksand can be found without trying in the Louisiana bayous so i would recommend at least a kayak or a canoe. Good luck and keep a few they are great eatin.
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