4 Louisiana Fish Species That Thrive in Colder Months

While most people assume that warmer waters provide for the best fishing, you may be surprised to hear that there are species of fish that thrive in the colder waters here in Venice, Louisiana! Some of these species even have distinct behaviors during the colder seasons that work to our advantage and increase our chances of landing a big one. Here at Super Strike Charters, we would love the opportunity to work with you and plan a fantastic charter for these colder months, and maybe even give you an experience completely different to any fishing trip you may have had during the summer!

Our inshore charters through the Mississippi River Delta will lead you to these two fish that you can easily fill the boat with during these colder months.

Redfish: You are likely to find these fantastic fish roaming throughout grassy edges, patches of cane, and everywhere in between during the colder months. These patches of food-rich areas that lie close to areas of deep water are the perfect place to catch Redfish. The deeper waters provide stability for the fish from changes in salinity, rapid changes in water temperature, and other unfavorable conditions.

Speckled Trout: With warmer weather, you can usually count on trout swimming freely and scattered from here to there. However, like Redfish, they tend to congregate in deep holes throughout the marsh and bayous during cold weather. That means when you find one of these hiding spots, you’re on the money and catching them quickly!

For those who are more interested in offshore fishing, there are two species of fish that we see in droves when the waters start to cool down.

Yellowfin (and Blackfin) Tuna: You can almost always find the Yellowfin in waters closer to shore during the colder months, rather than farther out during the heat of the summer. It’s also common to have the colder weather bring in Blackfin Tuna as well!

Wahoo: You can expect to find a large amount of Wahoo hunting around the shelter of our numerous oil and gas platforms offshore. Wahoo averaging over 50 pounds are common during the coldest months such as January and February, though it isn’t unheard of to reel in a big one upwards of 100 pounds! Check out this great article about winter wahoo fishing that features Super Strike Charters: https://www.sportfishingmag.com/venice-louisiana-fishing-wahoo/

No matter what time of year it may be, here at Super Strike Charters our captians are very knowledgable in being able to lead you to as many fish as they can find! Give us a call today or schedule a trip online to see what winter catches await you here out of Venice, Louisiana. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Redfish
Yellowfin Tuna