Did you know that one of the most recognizable features of a red fish is the large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Scientists believe that these spots may fool predators into thinking their tail is actually their head allowing them to escape dangerous situations.
Redfish are the most abundant species of fish in the Venice, La. area. This area is considered the Redfish capital of the world because of the variety and abundance of fish ranging from the smaller 16″ Rat Reds up to 45″ plus Bull Reds. There is nowhere better to enjoy your hand at fishing than here in Venice targeting Louisiana Redfish.
The Mississippi River has built the perfect ecosystem for Red fish to thrive. Although Redfish (also commonly known as Red Drum) can be found from New York to the coasts of Texas, the waters around the mouth of the Mighty Mississippi prove to be a perfect and prolific habitat. Roseau cane, grass filled ponds, and the interior marshes of the Mississippi Delta hold an abundance of different species of fish, crabs, and shrimp, which are the staple food source for Redfish. These inland areas are common ground for the smaller Reds while it’s more likely to find the Bull Reds (anything larger than 27 inches) near reefs and oil rigs where they can be found throughout the water column.
When you turn on your favorite fishing show on any channel, it is very likely that if you see anyone Red fishing, they are in the Venice area. Tournament anglers love to fish this area because they know it will be a day filled with catching fish. If the area is good enough for tournament anglers, then it’s definitely an area you should check out, too.
We mainly fish for Louisiana Redfish them using shrimp under a cork, but we can catch them in a variety of ways such as sight casting, top water plugs, live bait, plastics, and spoons. Spinning rods are the preferred reel matched with 7′ 10-17lb. rods. We do have bait casters available upon request. Louisiana Redfish are a fun and exciting fish to catch for anglers of all ages, and they sure do make a delicious dinner!