Just after New Year’s I went looking for some public water bass. I explored a couple of new spots somewhat close to home but didn’t have a whole lot of luck. I don’t do much cold weather bass fishing so I really didn’t know what I was doing and it showed. I didn’t skunk at either spot though so there’s something to be said for that.
Got in a little bit of river time back in late April/May. One was an afternoon trip with the girls to swim, the other a trip by myself with the fly rod. Fishing wasn’t good at all to be downright honest with you all. I might have caught one bass. Still it was nice be out during the pandemic, which I think is important, otherwise we’d all go insane.
Had an opportunity in June to get out and fish in the kayak and decided to head to da Parish so I could catch some marsh bass and reds. Summer time is a great time of year for those special places in Louisiana where you can catch bass and redfish (trout too!).
The weather was nice, a tad on the windy side in open water, the fishing was good too. I didn’t catch too many on the fly opting instead to throw a weedless rigged swimming fluke.
I caught mostly bass, only a few reds, which was just fine by me, because I was keeping bass to eat. I really like the taste of marsh bass, I think I’ve mentioned that here before, the meat is sweeter than their freshwater cousins, it’s one of my favorite marsh fish to eat.
It ended up being a great trip as I caught some nice fish and got to explore some new water. That’s one of those things I like to do each time I hit the marsh is try to find some new water to fish. Even if it’s a lousy trip it kind of makes it worth it to see new water.