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BIGFISH: Excellent fishing awaits in Lake Charles

If you’re looking to make fishing plans this weekend you’ve got lots of choices, but Lake Charles might be the best choice. 

If you’re looking to make fishing plans this weekend you’ve got lots of choices, but Lake Charles might be the best choice.

State of fishing

We’ve seen somewhat of an uptick in fishing in southeast Louisiana. It looks like it’s going to be a great late summer/early fall.

We’ve also got the Empire South Pass Tarpon Rodeo this weekend. Whether you compete or just go down to see some great fish come to the dock it’s a great event.

Fishing is red hot in Lake Charles

But if you’re looking to take fishing up a notch or put a little class to it. You might want to come to Lake Charles.

An invitation to Southern Salt Outdoors Lodge in Lake Charles is not something one easily says “no” to.

Owner Brandon Picou offers beautiful lodging, fine dining, and some of the best fishing southwest Louisiana has to offer.

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What you’ll catch

Brandon started the day in the canals on the northern side of Calcasieu Lake.  With clear water and lots of bait, we caught a wide variety of fish all along the banks.

With a plan to move farther south on the lake we ran into a flock of birds feeding. The fishing just got better right up to final fish of the day.

We caught redfish, speckled trout, drum, and ladyfish.

Brandon caught a 4 lb. speckled trout before we headed back to the lodge.

So you really have a lot of fishing choices this weekend. But if you’re looking for that first-class experience I suggest you check out something like Southern Salt Outdoors in Lake Charles.\

That’s this week’s BIGFISH report. I’m Captain CT Williams in Lake Charles for WAFB 9News.

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BIGFISH TV Show

Captain CT Williams has more hot spots tackle tips and even fish recipes every Saturday morning on the BIGFISH TV show.

The BIGFISH TV show airs on WAFB every Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. Don’t forget to set your DVR!

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