BIGFISH: Inshore fishing is as hot as the summer sun

Summer fishing often heads to the beaches just like our area families.

Right now, Louisiana’s inshore fishing action is as hot as the weather.

Where are the fish biting?

Captain Lane Zimmer and I left out of Lafitte in search of a scouting combo trip for both speckled trout and redfish.

We ran down to the beaches of Grand Isle and Elmer’s Island.

This time of year, Grand Isle is a great vacation destination, as well as fishing hot spot. You can find families having fun as well as fish along the beaches of the gulf.

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What will I catch?

On our way back to Lafitte, a quick redfish stop in the marshes near bay five was our hotspot.

“Redfish have been pretty much scattered throughout the marsh. it’s been kind of a redfish year for us. So Lake Salvador has some fish, Little Lake has some fish, the marsh ponds have fish, you just have to kind of fish your way around and find a good pile,” Captain Zimmer said.

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Sportsman Show & Fishing Rodeos 

And if you love the outdoors, the rest of July has a packed schedule.

Next weekend is New Orleans biggest outdoor show. The Louisiana Sportsman Show in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is back, and bigger than ever.

I’ll be there all weekend so make plans to say hi.

Then we’ll see the nation’s oldest fishing competition in the Grand Isle Fishing Rodeo as well as Venice’s Faux Pas Invitational.

So, whether you’re looking for redfish in Lafitte, speckled trout off the beaches of grand isle, right now is a great time to be fishing the bay area basin with Captain Lane Zimmer.

That’s this week’s big fish report, I’m Captain C.T. Williams with WAFB Channel 9 News.


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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