Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou

Type

Motherships

Fishing Style

Skiff

Season

Late Autumn and Winter Months

Rate

$$$$

Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou
Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou

Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou

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An angler’s paradise, the southern Louisiana marsh is the redfish capital of the world, vast and remote, yet only an hour from New Orleans and its famous dining, music and nightlife. Like the expansive West Side of Andros Island, Bahamas, it’s hard to picture the scope of the marsh unless you fly over it. It seems endless; a massive labyrinth of shallow bays, ponds, canals and channels, bayous, larger lakes and mud flats. And these fishing grounds south of Houma can only be accessed by the right shallow water skiffs captained by guides with the proper local knowledge, which means it’s rare to see any other anglers while you’re out enjoying the day. And this is the type of fishing fly anglers dream of; skinny water sight-casting to huge unpressured redfish that will eagerly smash your well-presented offering.

Anglers in the know understand Louisiana’s Gulf Coast is home to the largest population of Redfish anywhere, and if you’re looking for size, the area is unequaled for large bull reds. And while you’ll be focused on the fishing, it’s nice to take the time to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the abundant wildlife. A diversity of bird species share the marsh with sea otters, turtles, raccoons, and a variety of other game fish including Black Drum, Sheepshead, Alligator Gar, Jack Crevalle, and an occasional Tarpon. The marshes are considered an excellent year-round fishery, but the Outpost program will focus on the late autumn and winter months - prime time for the large bull redfish, spectacular copper-colored monsters that will run 20 to 40+ pounds. The adventure begins south of Houma, Louisiana, an hour or so drive from New Orleans airport. The Outpost Mothership Louisiana team will meet you at one of several different access point with skiffs or a tender for the run out to the ship which will be 10 to 45 minutes away.

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Species at Outpost Mothership, Louisiana Bayou

Jack Crevalle
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Tarpon
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Redfish
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The Louisiana coastal marshes and swamps make up over forty percent of the lower forty-eight states wetlands. This is a unique and resilient saltwater fishery. On your way out to the Mothership you’ll be greeted by a rich expansive landscape that is vibrant and teeming with life. Around every bend you encounter redfish habitat; quiet bays, meandering creeks, ponds and channels, where plentiful redfish forage for food in shallow water. And you’re here at prime time for those huge bull reds—late fall and winter season—a season that has grown in popularity, yet there is still very little pressure, which makes for happy aggressive fish. All our fishing is done from fully-outfitted customized flats skiffs made to get in skinny, and all our captains are highly skilled fly fishing guides with years of guiding experience. No wading here as most of the flats are soft mud. Yet everything is super visual as your professional guide leads you on the hunt for reds cruising in as little as four to five inches of water. It’s an amazing sight, spotting a hug single pushing a wake, seeing small pods tailing, and large schools stirring up nervous water. And aside from being happy and aggressive, redfish don’t have great vision. Most casts are between 10 and 40 feet, which makes this ideal for fly anglers of all ability levels. The key is a quick accurate shot. One back cast, put it on their nose and be ready to set the hook. Then hold on for a serious battle. Landing a bull red over 20 pounds, over 30, over 40, is a possibility any day. And we’re not just talking about casting shrimp, crab or baitfish patterns. These big boys will also crush a surface popper. Redfish are for sure the main target, but this spectacular fishery also features black drum and sheepshead on the shallow flats. Black drum are brutes, and sheepshead are wily adversaries. It’s also possible to run into jacks and speckled trout in deeper holes and canals, and tarpon along the gulf shorelines south of Cocodrie. We also fish the coastal waters and out around the rigs and reefs for amberjack, red snapper, cobia, mackerel, grouper, and tarpon, and offshore for tuna, Dorado, wahoo and marlin. The Louisiana coast is truly one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. And there’s no such thing as an 8-to-4 routine here. You can fish sunrise to sunset, all the while knowing the Mothership awaits your return, ready to refresh and recharge you.

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