BIGFISH: Options Galore! Redfish or Louisiana Sportsman Show

If you are a sportsman looking to find fish or great deals this weekend, Captain CT Williams has a hot spot for both in this week’s BIGFISH report.

Conditions this weekend won’t be perfect for fishing, but there’s really no reason that you can’t get out in difficult conditions to catch a few fish.

Despite high winds and dirty water, fish still have to feed. Often the tide and wind will work together to create feeding opportunities.

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The marshes south of Shell Beach Louisiana are one of those places.

Redfish Are Biting!

Even in tough conditions fishing south of Shell Beach isn’t bad. In high winds and dirty water Captain Eric Olsen, of Saltwater Therapy Charters, and I were able to get on a nice bite of redfish.

Captain Eric says these reds will be here for a while, “I think it’s going to go all the way to the spring. It’s usually pretty good down there. You know the dirty water doesn’t really affect the redfish as much as it affects the speckled trout.”

Red Hot Deals On Sporting Goods

Perhaps these tough conditions aren’t your cup of tea, well you got a great choice to head over to Gonzales at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center for the Louisiana Sportsman Show going on this weekend.

There are acres and acres of things to see, things to do, and deals to be had.

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“You got everybody here trying to make their best. This is when the season for all of your retailers kicks off. It’s a huge boat show, we got 400 booths over here, tractors, ATVs, two fantastic dog show, and great food. We got a kids’ area for the kids to hang out in. Everything you want for fishing and hunting. Everything for sportsman. The other good thing about is, it’s all on sale,” said Tony Taylor, the owner of Louisiana Sportsman.

Plenty Of Options For Anglers

So, whether you fight the wind and catch a whole bunch of redfish or head out to Gonzales for the Louisiana Sportsman Show make it an outdoors weekend.

That’s this week’s BIGFISH report. I’m Captain CT Williams with Captain Eric Olsen for WAFB 9 News.


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