After a busy Fall season of guiding, I took a good friend up on an offer to head down south and chase some big bull Redfish in the Louisiana Marsh. This is the time of year when the big Reds from the Gulf follow the shrimp and crab into the shallow marshy flats to chow down. Strictly a sight-fishing game – if you cant see em, ya aint gonna catch em.. it’s as simple as that. A series of conditions have to align for it all to happen. Sunlight, clean water, tides, and wind are the major factors. We were lucky to have primo conditions for 3 of the 6 days. The fishery down there is pretty darn special – I was absolutely blown away by the vastness of the marsh. I could talk forever about how bad ass Redfish are but will spare the words and let a weeks worth of photos tell the story.
Our home for the week:
Watching a 25lb Red cruise the grass line and pick off shrimp in a foot of water will make you shake like a little school girl..
Don’t fall off the poling platform!
Lookin’ for tail
Jim Beam did it..
Redfish eat really well too.
Late night, whiskey induced tying sessions
Game planning – endless options..
Pushing into virgin water
Redfish and Bacon wrapped Venison.
Captain Hunter Hutchinson grew up in the marsh and knows it as well as anybody. If you haven’t experienced Redfishin’ yet, I highly recommend setting up a few days with Hunter. Shoot me an email for his contact information and get in touch with him. You will not be disappointed.