Nola Redfish Trip – The Hunt for Bulls with Front Range Anglers

Nola Redfish Trip with Front Range Anglers

Late fall and winter in Louisiana is and excellent time for large Redfish less than an hour from New Orleans. On this trip we will stay in a lovely VRBO on the eastern side of the French Quarter in a neighborhood known as Marigny. This quiet neighborhood provides easy walking access to excellent restaurants and music that NOLA is known for. Your host is very knowledgeable of the many sights, sounds, and smells of New Orleans. Then, in the morning it gives us quick access to the road to Hopedale or Delacroix, where we will pick up our boats to go search for the large Louisiana Bull Reds. This is marsh fishing at it’s most pristine; sight casting to Reds that can be over 30lbs. Not only can the Redfishing be spectacular, you will be amazed at the expanse and beauty of fishery.

 

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Nola Redfish Trip

Details about fly fishing Nola Redfish Trip

Upcoming Nola Redfish Dates Available:

  • November 15th-November 19th, 2016

Cost: $1405.00 per angler

Packages Include:

  • 3 full days fishing, 4 nights lodging
  • round trip transfers between the lodge and boat launch.
  • Meals and Sodas

Packages do not include:

  • LA Fishing License
  • Beer, spirits, wines. Host will provision rental at beginning of trip and costs will be shared between group.
  • Gratuities for the guides and host
  • Airfare to and from Louis Armstrong International (MSY)
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Car Rental – Shared cost

 

Le Chateau de Pauger in Marigny, East Edge of the French Quart

Lodging Overview

On this trip we will stay in a lovely VRBO on the eastern side of the French Quarter in a neighborhood known as Marigny. This quiet neighborhood provides easy walking access to excellent restaurants and music that NOLA is known for. Your host is very knowledgeable of the many sights, sounds, and smells of New Orleans.  The rental itself is very comfortable, fully furnished, and your host will provision with food and drink prior to your arrival.  The rental house has a washer/dryer.  Weather and temperature can vary a lot this time of year but the run to the fishing grounds will be cool/cold.

Food and Beverages
Meals will be done family style, with the host provisioning for some, and going out to some of the excellent restaurants that are in walking distance from the rental.  This fishing trip gives the adventuring angler an opportunity to experience the New Orleans cuisine and the accompanying flavor of this famous city.

Typical Length of Stay
3 full days fishing, 4 nights lodging

Internet/Communications
The rental has internet and you will have cell service.

What to expect fly fishing Nola Redfish

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A nice Nola Bull.

The fall and winter in Nola is known as one of the best times to fish for Bull Reds.  Where talking about big, 15-30lb fish, some even bigger.  Fishing in the Marsh is very different than fishing flats.  Your guides will pole you through pristine marsh, in search of wakes and cruising reds.  Everything is sight casting, although popper fishing when lighting is low can also be very productive.  Not only can the Redfishing be great, the expansiveness and beauty of this fishery is unmatched.  Once you have done it once, you will be pulled back, again and again.

The full-time guides are extremely knoledgeable when it comes to this fishery and applicable angling techniques.  Redfish are the main target species, but you do occasionally bump into other fish such as Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Jack Crevalle.

9-10 weight rods with good saltwater reels will be the most used tool. Consult with FRA about the  condition of your current equipment and tackle connections and backing. FRA can also create a  custom fly box for your trip. Most fies will be crab or shrimp imitations

 

Boats/Equipment/Transportation
All of the fishing is done from your guides flats boats, as the pole you through the marsh.  Transportation to and from the rental is done in rental cars. Aside from rods/reels, anglers are expected to  have good Polarized sunglasses (amber or copper), rain jacket, sun protection (clothing  and cream), insect repellant, sunhat, fishing gloves, finger tape, camera. FRA has a complete  selection of saltwater fishing accessories.

Where is Nola?

 

Most anglers will know where New Orleans is, but the city can be a labyrinth. Fortunately, your host is well versed in the intricacies of travel here. Your rental is in Marigney, on the East edge of the French Quarter.  Your boat launch is out of Hopedaul or Delacroix.

How to Get There
You will fly into Louis Armstrong Internation (MSY).  From there and depending on your arrival time, your host will provide some pick-ups at the airport.

Documents Required

A drivers license and fishing license are needed.

Travel Arrangements
& Insurance
Front Range Anglers will assist with airline tickets, hotels, and all travel logistics for trips.  Contact us at 303.494.1375 or info@frontrangeanglers.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance..

Cancellation/Refund Policy

At time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 45 days the remainder is due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. if within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues. Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance is strongly advised & recommended.