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Old 01-20-2009, 09:12 AM
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Hi Everyone.
I have just come back from a few days fishing in Louisiana for redfish. I am posting it here in the Bonefish section as I always considered the redfish as a sort of tropical fish. I am not so sure now.

I stayed in New Orleans and the fishing was in an area of the Marsh that was an hour's drive south.
The weather was cold (frost at night) and on a couple of days blowing 20-25. A couple of cold fronts came through when I was there.
Needless to say the fishing was difficult.
On one occasion we could not get very far into the marsh as the wind was too strong and could only fish for smaller fish in some channels. On another day we could get to the larger fish but the water was so cold that they were not eating and those that took were such weak takes that after a short fight came off.
However it is a fantastic fishery with a lot of fish and on the one day when the weather was not too cold I caught a lot of fish including a few larger ones.
Even on this day you can see that I am wearing a lot of clothing.

Here's a few pics:


15lbs of redfish and biggest until:


28lbs



22lbs.

I can recommend this fishery to everyone.

Pete
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:27 AM
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Magnificent fish & great photos.

What flies, strategies and techniques did you use to catch these?

Great post

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Excellent adventure! Great pictures too!

Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Pete, beautiful! Looks like a good omen for 2009. Will we see you on the Cape for the spring clave?
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:05 AM
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The fish were caught on the outside edge of the marsh.
It was all sight fishing using a size 1/0 crab pattern.


Jim
I may come to the Spring Clave but I need better weather and better fishing than last year.


There is one thing that I forgot, there is a great bar that frequented in the Warehouse district of New Orleans with a very similar atmosphere to the Squire, it's called Lucy's.

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Wow Peter - looks like you got off the schneide in a big way! Great photos, I'm gonna have to give that a try.
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Hey, Juro,

"Schniede"? What gives?

German for "edge" (and other things)?

Sprechen wir Deutsch hier?

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Hey Eric
Ich kann auch etwas Deutsch sprechen vieleicht sollte ich euch ein paar Stunden geben.
Schöne Grüsse aus Deutschland.

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Those are some beautiful fish, Pete. Well done given the conditions.
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Very Nice Pete! Looks like great fun!
haven't been online for a while , glad to see you are still getting out and about.
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