As a fly fishing guide, I have the privilege of spending a lot of time on the water. Fly fishing for redfish is one of my favorite things to do. It’s a great way to spend a day on the water with friends or family. You don’t always catch fish, but always enjoy the experience.
South Louisiana is the Land of Giant Redfish
There is no better place to catch giant redfish than Louisiana! A typical Redfish can weigh anywhere between 10 to 50 pounds. Redfish Season is from late April to October The average redfish weighs about 10 to 50 pounds.
Part of the allure of the Redfish is the constant battle between angler and fish. The redfish will routinely make long runs, at any time of the day or night.
Redfish live in the shallower water and can be found in New Orleans and Biloxi, and the Mississippi and Alabama Coast, and Bayous. In the late fall, schools of redfish swim into the maze of Louisiana’s bays and lagoons, where they fatten up for the winter.
Fishing for redfish is a great way to spend quality time and create memories with friends and family on vacation! Let Captain Gregg Arnold introduce you to Luisisana’s monster redfish.
Meet Captain Gregg Arnold
Gregg Arnold has been fishing for over 20 years. He is a Louisiana Licensed Captain and holds an average of 3,000 angler days every year. Gregg loves to fish for Redfish in the Gulf of Mexico, in the Mississippi Sound, and in the Bayous. Gregg is also very experienced with catching Trout in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
He is excited about sharing his knowledge and experience with you on your next fishing trip.
Gregg will be your captain on an exciting day on the water. One rod set up for trolling, one rod set up for live bait, one rod set up for plugs, and one rod set up for the cast net for schooling mullet. The rods can be used by all members of your party.
Captain Gregg Arnold feels that redfish are one of the hardest fighting fish on the water. He will show you how to fillet and process your redfish at the end of the day.
For more information, contact Captain Gregg Arnold at 7821 Sycamore St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.
Fly Fishing For Redfish Tips
Fly fishing for redfish is a lot of fun. It can also be a great challenge for a beginner. The redfish are very wary fish and it’s not easy to get close to them. You’ll need a lot of patience and a lot of practice if you want to catch one. If you’re going to be fly fishing for redfish, you’re going to need the best beginner fly fishing combo. Here’s a list of the gear you’re going to need.
- Fly fishing rod
- Fly fishing reel
- A fly fishing line
- A weighted fly and a leader
- Fly fishing tackle box
- Waders (ideally watertight)
- Insect repellent
- A fly fishing hat and vest
- Polarized sunglasses
- Some dry clothes
Redfish are the biggest fish you can find. We’re not talking about small trout. We’re talking about monster-size redfish as long as your leg and as heavy as a man.