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Fly Fishing Mississippi River Delta, Louisana

03/06/19 Fishing Report - Mississippi River Delta (See Fishing Report Archive
at bottom of page)
Lots of redfish are being caught in marshes and grass flats, as well as the inlets from
the gulf. We are getting some great reports.

Description of the Inshore waters:
The Mississippi River Delta is located from near the edge of the Continental Shelf in
the Gulf of Mexico
up to an area near Venice, Louisana. It is approximately 521,000
acres of land and estuarine water areas. There
's a huge, abundance of coastal
marshes and shallow grass flats.
Although many species of fish inhibit the waters, it
is the redfish that's the main attraction. It includes East and West Bays and Pass A
Loutre State Wildlife Management Area.

Redfish, Sheepshead, Bonita, Black Drum, Tripletail, Jack Crevelle, Spanish
Mackerel, Bluefish, and Flounder, Speckled trout, King Mackerel, Cobia, Pompano,
Bluefish, Ladyfish, White Trout, Shark and Tarpon.

The fishing season is year-round.
There are several species of fish that migrate along the beaches that are great
for fly fishers – cobia, spanish mackerel and pompano will be in the area. White
Trout, redfish and Tripletail are also caught in the Spring.

King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Jack Crevelle are species normally
caught during the summer.

Many species of fish can be caught on the fly during the fall months including Black
Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, and

Fishing for Black Drum, Redfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and
Flounder is good during the cold months of the year.

Tide Chart: Port Eads (South Pass), Louisana

Weather: Venice

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Baby Crab
Baby Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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