Gulf Coast Fly Fishing
Gulf Coast fly fishing provides a unique opportunity for
anglers interested in the Cajun culture. The Gulf of Mexico
is unique and offers fishing experiences that can't be had
elsewhere. For centuries the local residents of south Louisiana
have been honing their skills when it comes to hunting and
fishing. Since I no longer hunt with a gun fly fishing has
evolved into a sport of stalking and sighting. Casting to
sighted fish is a thrill that is set aside for the hunter-at-heart.
I don't think of myself as a fisherman, I consider myself
those that are born and raised in this Cajun land, the water
is as important to life as the air we breath. This wonderful
Gulf Coast fly fishing takes place in wetlands, we call marsh.
Often the water depth is measured in inches rather than feet.
Many a majestic sight can be seen poling through these shallow
waters. Fish will stand on their heads in search of crabs
and other delicacies that hide in the mud. As they search
the bottoms their tails will rise above the waters surface.
Other times they will "crawl" as they seek food
in waters so shallow that their bellies slide along the fertile
mud bottoms and their bronze backs are exposed above the waters
line. Oh, what sights to see, what stories could be told
Two hurricanes attacked the Gulf Coast in 2005 and sent crashing
waves onto our coast, but Bless God, we survived intact. Our
fish love the wetlands and they remain today ready and most
willing to eat your fly.