Fly Fishing for Red Drum
The saltwater marshes throughout Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta are home to abundant populations of redfish. Also called red drum, channel bass, and spottail bass, these gamefish are found from Massachusetts, down and around Florida, to the Texas Gulf Coast. But Louisiana is truly the mecca when it comes fly fishing for redfish. Redfish in Louisiana often tail, creating exciting sight-fishing opportunities. The Louisiana marsh offers outstanding fishing for the shallow-water fly angler with countless shallow bays, ponds, canals, and expansive mud flats. These areas can be fished almost year-round and hold an amazingly large and healthy population of redfish. Along with redfish, Louisiana fly fishing also serves up opportunities for black drum, sheepshead, jacks, alligator gar, and more.