Louisiana

Fishing

Louisiana, nicknamed The Sportsman’s Paradise, is a legendary fishing territory with thousands of acres of waterways that lure fishermen from around the world. Louisiana's delta is one of the few places where you can catch redfish, flounder, speckled trout, and black-drum all in one spot. The Mississippi River is one of the main reasons for the abundance of fish in this area as it is the freshwater converging with saltwater that makes this region unique. As a result, the waters and marshlands here are some of the best nursery and feeding grounds for fish along the Gulf of Mexico.

Year after year, magazines like Field & Stream and Outdoor Life put Venice on their best-of lists, thanks to the fish that are caught year-round in the freshwater, saltwater, and brackish channels nearby. Grand Isle is home to the oldest fishing tournament in the U.S., and is always a popular destination.

Fish Species In Louisiana

Black Drum
Black Drum

Black drum are an inshore fish common to bays and lagoons. They are bottom dwellers and often found around oyster beds. Black drum may also be found...

Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevalle

These fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities. Typically, schools will corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that c...

Red Snapper
Red Snapper

Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms.

Redfish/Red Drum
Redfish/Red Drum

In winter, redfish are found in seagrass, over muddy or sand bottoms, or near oyster bars or spring fed creeks.

Sheepshead
Sheepshead

Sheepshead are an inshore species and are commonly found around oyster bars, seawalls and in tidal creeks. They move nearshore during late winter and...

Snapper
Snapper

They are strong fighters on light tackle and can be taken on natural baits or small lures fished or slowly trolled near the bottom.

Yellowfish
Yellowfish

Occurs worldwide in deep, warm temperate oceanic waters. It is both pelagic and seasonally migratory, but has been known to come fairly close to shore...

Black Drum
Black Drum

Black drum are an inshore fish common to bays and lagoons. They are bottom dwellers and often found around oyster beds. Black drum may also be found...

Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevalle

These fish can tolerate a wide range of salinities. Typically, schools will corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that c...

Red Snapper
Red Snapper

Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms.

Redfish/Red Drum
Redfish/Red Drum

In winter, redfish are found in seagrass, over muddy or sand bottoms, or near oyster bars or spring fed creeks.

Sheepshead
Sheepshead

Sheepshead are an inshore species and are commonly found around oyster bars, seawalls and in tidal creeks. They move nearshore during late winter and...

Snapper
Snapper

They are strong fighters on light tackle and can be taken on natural baits or small lures fished or slowly trolled near the bottom.

Yellowfish
Yellowfish

Occurs worldwide in deep, warm temperate oceanic waters. It is both pelagic and seasonally migratory, but has been known to come fairly close to shore...


Fishing Guides In Louisiana