January 22, 2017

Wintertime Redfishing in Louisiana

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So far it hasn’t been much of a winter here in southern Louisiana. I don’t know about you, but I had the air-conditioning cranking in my house and car on Christmas Day. Santa must have been broiling in his suit. But this unseasonably warm weather hasn’t hurt the fishing. On the contrary, with the warmer water temperatures, the fish have been plenty active. So what about winter fishing when the cold fronts start rolling through more regularly in the coming weeks?

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November 22, 2016

On Stripping

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So you’re lucky enough to be on the casting platform of a poling skiff; your heart beats faster as you make a minimal amount of false casts and let one go, putting your fly directly in the path of a fat pumpkin. You strip, strip… the redfish sees it, turns to follow it. Strip, strip. The fish keeps up with the fly…

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