Don’t Let Cold Weather Deter You from Fishing. 4 Louisiana Species that Thrive in Colder Months

Although we find ourselves in the colder months of the year, it doesn’t ever get too unbearably cold here in South Louisiana. In fact, there are many local species that we find thriving in the colder waters. Some of these species even have distinct behaviors during the colder seasons that work to our advantage as anglers in increasing our chances of landing a big one. SuperStrike would love the opportunity to work with you to plan a fantastic charter for you during the winter to give you a different experience than maybe you’ve encountered during the summer. Keep reading to see what you could expect to catch in the cool both nearshore and offshore on a SuperStrike Charter!

The backwater of the Mississippi River Delta is a honey hole for fishing 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 deepwater provides 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!

Further offshore, you can be sure to catch some great hauls as well!

Yellowfin (and Blackfin) Tuna: Although the water can be a little rougher in the winter months, you can almost always find the Yellowfin in closer to shore during the cold than 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. However, it wouldn’t be unheard of to reel in a big boy upwards of 100 pounds! Check out this great article about winter wahoo fishing that features SuperStrike Charters: https://www.sportfishingmag.com/venice-louisiana-fishing-wahoo/

As you can see, the colder weather doesn’t equate to terrible fishing opportunities. Give us a call today or schedule a trip online to see what winter catches await you here out of Venice, LA. We promise you won’t be disappointed!