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Using a fishing guide along the Louisiana coast is one of the best fishing decisions that you will ever make. You’ll find it a most rewarding fishing experience. How do you make fishing with a guide happen? It’s easy…just follow these 3 easy steps:

When it comes to fishing, everyone is looking for that little bit of “insider information” that can help change your day from a fishing trip into a catching trip!  For some it might be a type of bait, while for others it might be a special location based on a certain time of the year.

The problem is that most locals who earn this type of knowledge protect it carefully, and while you might pickup bits and pieces from a message board, they are not likely to reveal the exact location of their specific honey hole.

You Can’t Go Wrong Using a Guide for Your Freshwater Fishing

When you fish along the coast and decide to go after freshwater fish, you can still find great guides to take you where the fish are biting. In fact, along the coast, many guides are experts at both freshwater and saltwater. You may find yourself catching a speckled trout right after that largemouth bass.

How do you find a guide and what to expect?

Freshwater Fishing at Its Best

If you are a Louisiana native living near the coast and an avid fisherman, you already know the coastal area offers a lot more than just great saltwater fishing. There is also great freshwater fishing all along the coast. In fact, you can catch some of your favorite freshwater fish the first cast after pulling in a favorite saltwater fish. That’s because you find freshwater fish living in the brackish lake and estuaries that abound in South Louisiana.

While America is still the land of “do it yourself” activities, some things are better left to the professionals.  And if you are visiting Louisiana and only have a day or two to get out fishing, make sure you have a great experience by using a local guide for saltwater fishing.  You’ll guarantee yourself a trip that you will talk about for years to come.

Whether you are a Louisiana native or a visitor to our great state, we promise you won’t find better saltwater fishing anywhere in America. While many places make this type of claim, Louisiana backs it up! Just take a look at the marina docks on just about any afternoon next time you are around to see the proof. The great thing which separates Louisiana from many other saltwater fishing destinations is choice. You have so many choices that sometimes it is difficult to decide on just the way to go on any single day. You can fish all along the Louisiana coast and even further offshore.

Terrebonne Parish is the second largest parish in Louisiana, and you know what that means – plenty of places to fish! The parish is home to 69 lakes as well as miles and miles of marshland with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, where an abundance of fish can be caught.

Yellowfin tuna are migratory fish found in the gulf waters and can be caught year-round off the coast of Louisiana. The average yellowfin tuna weighs between 50 and 150 pounds, with the larger ones weighing as much as 200 pounds.

Red snapper season is just around the corner, and fishermen couldn’t be more hopeful, especially after a short and abundant season last year. The 2012 recreational season is set to start on June 1 and will close on July 10. Although the rules are the same as last year - two fish per licensed angler with a minimum size of 16 inches – the guidelines may be changing next year.


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