Louisiana saltwater fishing: December Recap / January Outlook

Posted Dec. 30, 2016

By Richard Fischer
LCBA Communications Manager

As always, December is one of the slower months on the calendar as both our charter captains and their customers opt to spend holiday time with their families.

But just cause business is slow, it does not mean fishing is slow. Easy limits of trout and redfish can still be found throughout Louisiana’s coastal marshes.


The mild Winter has extended the prime fishing fall we know and love in Louisiana, and there’s still time to get in on the action. Customers can depend on our talented, licensed and insured captains to know just what baits to use depending on weather variations on any given day.

Chartreuse under a cork has been successful catching trout for many of our captains lately. They’ve found success working it slowly on cold days and a little faster on warmer days. You can’t go wrong with soft plastics tightlined either.

As for the reds, a gulp swim mullet on an 1/8 oz. jig head has done the trick.

Mother Nature throws something a little different every day at us, but our captains are experts at knowing how to mimic her and put fish in the boat.

As a new year approaches, the ball dropping to signify a calendar flip also means an exciting thing for offshore anglers: It’s tuna time in south Louisiana!

Many of our offshore operations are gearing up for the winter tuna haul. So many repeat customers look forward to this time of year, and the tuna-conquering pictures that are already being posted on social media shows you why!


Many of our captains are open for business in January. Click here to browse through them and give them a call!


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