March 2024 Fishing Report

March was nothing short of incredible for New Orleans fishing. To avoid the crowds of boats that show up annually in Lake Pontchartrain for the Spring trout run we left the dock at a later time to fish during the incoming tide. Every trip was a grand slam. Big trout, redfish and black drum made up the bulk of the catches. We had the lake to ourselves each afternoon, as other anglers and guides typically fish from sunrise to 10:30/11 am. The majority of the trips were catch and release as the customers did not have a way to send fish back to their home state. On a few trips my customers kept just enough to bring to a New Orleans restaurant for a “catch and cook”. Each and every one of the New Orleans fishing charters I ran offered an every cast bite until the bait ran out.

As we go into April, it will be time to start fishing Lake Borgne outside of New Orleans. The speckled trout will be on the rigs and on the oyster reefs in the Biloxi Marsh. The Biloxi Marsh is located in Louisiana and is about a 30 minute boat ride from the dock. Lake Borgne is about 15 minutes away from the dock.

New Orleans fishing will be good this summer. The salinity levels in the local water ways is still higher than normal due to the drought last year. Redfish, speckled trout, white trout, black drum, and flounder will be caught. Summer dates will fill up as we get closer, so it’s best to book ahead of time. Also, Fall is quickly filling up already.

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