Redfish Lodge of Louisiana's Inshore Fishing Report
Capt. Mike Frenette
January 4, 2010
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report
Cold is Cold ….and then there is COLD. What is going on down here in the south? Global warming, what the heck is that? The past couple of days have been cold, weather that is not usually the norm around here. Sure we get some cold days every year but the average high normally for this time of the year is the upper 60's, so the highs in the upper 40's the past couple of days, have turned me into a snowman.
I spent the past couple of days fishing with Tyler and Andrew who wanted to spend a couple of days chasing the big Reds. Tyler who has fished with me several times was in New Orleans for the Sugar bowl and wanted to bring Andrew down for his first fishing trip ever.
Upon their arrival it was cold and windy, and all Tyler said was "we can book the trip, but we can't book the weather, any way I would rather be doing this than anything else". I can't wait to catch one of those giants! Most importantly I want to see Andrew catch one.
This was Andrews's first fishing trip ever, so that was pretty cool!
Headed out and yes it was cold!
Pulled up to our first stop fired out the Okuma's. Light tackle spinning equipment that were spooled with 20 pound braided line and on the third cast Tyler was on!! He was hooked up to a beast that was screaming line off the reel at speeds that still impress me day after day.
While we are on the subject, if you have never tried an Okuma spinning or bait casting reel they truly are smooth. Never does the drag "bite" on a large fish. Call me if you have any questions.
After about a 15 minute battle Tyler's fish was brought aboard, pictures taken and the fish released. Andrew's eyes widen with the size of the fish and asked "are they all that big?" "No not all" I said, but there are many others that are much larger. Ohhh is all I heard Andrew say.
Tyler caught and released a few others then it happened, Andrew shouted out "Got One!!" "Can't stop him, what do I do?" Tyler and I were laughing and just told him to hold on for the ride. After a tough battle, his first giant Red was in the net. "Wow what a fish!!!!" an elated Andrew exclaimed.
After his second Red, Andrew said "Now I know why people get excited, that was the kind of fight I was told about".
Finished the day with several Reds caught and released.
Second day……well cold again and must report the bad with the good. First day in quite a long time that was not productive. We really worked hard for only a couple of strikes. Good fish in the 25 pound range caught and released, but that was it. What a difference a day made.
Come and enjoy some great winter fishing. For southern hospitality, Cajun cuisine, and fine fishing give us a call.
Capt. Mike Frenette
Redfish Lodge of Louisiana/Teaser Fishing Team
Venice Fishing Forecast:
Expect excellent Redfish action for the rest of the winter. Plenty of Giants available on light tackle.
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