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Fishing in Saint Bernard

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Inshore Spin Fishing

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26 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
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Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter near Saint Bernard

Bad Ass Bow Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 10 People From $1,250

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Speckled Trout & Redfish Full Day in Saint Bernard

Hop on board with Captain Joe for an action-packed day of inshore fishing! Saint Bernard is home to plenty of fish-filled canals and bays that are great spots for catching some tasty Gulf Coast fish without venturing too far from the dock. On this 6-hour trip, Captain Joe will cruise you through some of these productive inshore waters where you'll be primarily targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. Venturing a bit into the nearshore waters will give you opportunities to reel in some Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead and more. All you need to use for these fish is classic light tackle. This trip is great for beginners, and experienced anglers are also sure to benefit from some of Captain Joe's expert tips and knowledge of the water! Captain Joe fishes aboard a 24’ Blue Wave center console with a capacity for 5 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to hard to reach spots in the inshores! She comes complete with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder and a Live Bait Well. Captain Joe will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want, and feel free to bring any of your own lures. Book your trip today and get ready for a productive day on the Gulf Coast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Speckled Trout & Redfish Full Day

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Full Day Inshore in Saint Bernard

Hop on board with Captain Joe for an action-packed day of inshore fishing in Saint Bernard! Saint Bernard is conveniently located right in the middle of the Louisiana marshes that provide plenty of opportunities to catch some tasty Gulf Coast fish. On this full-day trip, Captain Joe will cruise you through some of these productive inshore waters where you'll be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. A true entertainer, Captain Joe prefers to guide full-day trips so he can devote all his energy to giving guests a satisfying day of fishing. All you need to use for these fish is classic light tackle, so this trip is great for beginners and anyone else looking to have a productive day of fishing without any fuss! Captain Joe fishes aboard a 25’ Majek bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to hard to reach spots in the inshores! She comes complete with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder and a Live Bait Well. Captain Joe will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. He will even prepare some live bait before your trip so you can get right to fishing. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want, and feel free to bring any of your own lures. Book your trip today and get ready for a productive day on the Gulf Coast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Full Day Inshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for 3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter in Saint Bernard

Come on down to Saint Bernard, Louisiana, and cast away with Captain Seth! On these 6-hour action-packed adventures, Captain Seth likes to chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. No matter your age or skill level, Captain Seth will lead the way! His 24’ Skeeter bay boat is great for slipping out into the bay and backcountry waters to get on the fish! 4 guests can fit comfortably on his boat, but his boat can handle 6 if you bring kids or small adults (You will need to get in touch with us or Captain Seth before this can be arranged) Captain Seth will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a Texas fishing license, which you’ll need to bring yourself. You will also want to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Seth will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. They will also provide bottled waters and a cooler to store any food and drinks you choose to bring. They will also prepare live bait for you prior to the trip. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter

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24 ft 1 - 5 People From $850
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Saint Bernard Artificials Trip in Saint Bernard

Head out with Captain Jimmy for a memorable day of fishing in the Louisiana marshes! These productive waters provide plenty of opportunities to land some tasty Gulf Coast fish. Saint Bernard is conveniently located right in the middle of these productive waters. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Jimmy will take you on a quick trek from Saint Bernard to some of these productive inshore waters where you'll be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. You'll be using light tackle with artificial lures to attract these tasty species. Captain Jimmy was born and raised in Saint Bernard and grew up fishing the area, so he's sure to take you where the fish are biting and get you set up with the best lures for the day! You'll be fishing aboard a 24’ Blazer Bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Rest assured this vessel will get you to the prime fishing spots with ease with its 300 HP Yamaha engine. She comes complete with everything you need for a productive day of fishing including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well and a Wireless Trolling Motor. Captain Jimmy will provide Penn gear rods, reels, and tackle. He will even provide snacks, drinks and a lunch to keep you on the water. Captain Jimmy will even clean any keepers for you to take home! All you need to bring is a Louisiana saltwater fishing license. Come aboard and get treated to a memorable trip with one of the locals! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard Artificials Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $900
Fishing in Hopedale
Fishing in Hopedale
Fishing in Hopedale
trip description for Hopedale Redfish On the Fly in Hopedale

Come join Captain John for the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime! On this full-day trip, Captain John will be your host as you fish and explore the Mississippi River delta, south of New Orleans. The focus is Redfish, specifically giant "bull" Redfish. Nothing compares to the thrill of watching 30 pound Red crawling, backing, and tailing on super clear, skinny water flats of the Mississippi River delta! You'll also have the opportunity to target oversized Black Drum and Sheepshead. Most days, these fish will readily eat just about any fly cast in front of them. That’s not to say these fish are easy, though. It takes quick accurate casts to get the fly in front of the fish. Whether this is your first trip or you’re a seasoned veteran to these waters, Captain John will take you hotspots and show you tips you won't soon forget! You'll be fishing aboard a 24' Yellowfin bay boat that can hold up to 2 guests. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado engine, this vessel will bounce you around the Louisiana flats with ease! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well and snorkeling equipment. Captain John will provide all rods, reels, tackle and flies. All you need to bring is a Louisiana fishing license. We also recommend bringing polarized glasses (possibly the most important piece of equipment besides the flyrod), sunscreen, a camera and appropriate clothing for the conditions. Goretex jackets and bibs are appropriate for all seasons. If you want to bring your own rod, Captain John recommends 8, 9, & 10wt fly rods with weight forward floating line and your favorite flies. Book your trip today and get ready to catch some massive Redfish! Read More

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Hopedale Redfish On The Fly

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $800
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
trip description for All-Inclusive Chandeleur Islands in New Orleans

Turn your ordinary fishing trip into an exciting offshore adventure with this one-of-a-kind experience! The Islander is an anchored platform located off the coast of Louisiana by the Chandeleur Islands, offering overnight lodging and hospitality for anglers out on the water. You can also fish from the platform or get set up with one of their affiliated guides! The Islander is your do-it-all spot in the Louisiana offshore. Park your boat right by the Islander and spend a night there to maximize your time on the water, venture off the Islander in one of their available rental skiff boats to get the offshore fishing experience without the long excursion, or leave the whole experience up to the expert crew and book a trip with one of their trusted guides. Once on board, you will enjoy a welcomed shower, a completely satisfying dinner, relaxation in air conditioned comfort, and perhaps drinks and a nice breeze on deck with your friends. Most importantly, you will sleep in clean, comfortable quarters, out of the water on a stationary platform, where you will have no further thought of winds, waves, or storms! You are welcome to bring your own boat or have the crew arrange transportation at a reasonable cost. If you decide to set up your transport through them, they have optional 3-person skiffs available to rent at a cost of $150 per day. Skiffs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The loading/offloading dock is not designed for the overnight docking of boats. Weather conditions can deteriorate rapidly therefore your boat must be anchored safely away from the Islander and other boats overnight. Shuttle service is available. The crew highly suggests to bring adequate strength and length of rope to secure your boat to one of the 8 anchor buoys. **Activities You Can Do from the Islander:** Guided Fishing Trips - Experienced local guides can provide you with a great trip experience. The Islander crew can help you locate one. Skiff Rentals - Venture out on your own in one of the 14' 3-man skiffs powered by 15 hp outboards. No additional fuel charges apply. Fly Fishing - Fish on your own in the surf, off the dock, or the crew can help you locate a local fly guide. Beach Life - Lounge, collect shells, observe coastal bird populations in their natural habitat. Surf Fishing - Grab your gear, head for the beach, enjoy the thrill of fishing in the surf! Night Fishing - 90' of illuminated dock area for night fishing. Lots of room, lots of fish! Crabbing - Enjoy running crab nets along the islands or the our dock! **Lodging:** There are four 6-man bunk rooms that come with private lockers, a sink/mirror station, and access to restroom/shower facilities. All meals and beverages are inclusive while on board the Islander. Should you desire any food, snacks, bottled drinks or alcoholic beverages while out fishing, please bring sufficient quantities for use during your stay. **Included in Each Overnight Stay:** Check-in Day: Check-in at 3 pm - Relax - Enjoy Dinner - Snacks - Comfortable Bed Full Day On Board: Enjoy Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Snacks - Comfortable Bed Check-out Day: Enjoy an Early Breakfast - Check-out at 11 am **Meals:** Breakfast: A selection of Eggs, Ham/Sausage, French Toast, Grits, Coffee, Milk, and Juice. Lunch: Entrees ranging from Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Wraps and Cold Cuts to Chips, Drinks and Cookies Dinner: Cuisines including New Orleans Style Creole, Cajun, Italian, BBQ, Mexican, and of course SEAFOOD! Side dishes matching cuisine, beverages and desserts are also available. **What to Bring:** You will need a Louisiana Fishing License to fish the Islands, and all Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries rules apply. Non-guided guests should consider bringing along: Wade Fishing Gear: Waders (Can use shorts, pants, old shoes), Wade Fishing Belt or Harness, Comfortable Life Jacket, 1-2 Rods and Reels of your choice, Needle Nose Pliers, Net or Fish Grabber, Floating Stringer, Fillet Knife/Gloves, Ice Chest and Ice Tackle Suggestions: Top Water Lures, Spoons, Saltwater Plastics Assortment, Jig Heads - 1/8 oz - 1/4 oz, Popping Corks, Mono-filament Leaders - 20 lb. Personal Protective Items: Wide-brimmed Hat, Sun Protective Clothing, Sun Screen, Sunglasses, Sunburn Relief Application, Bottled Water for Hydration, Over-the-Counter Medications, Personal Prescription Medications Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Saint Bernard

All-Inclusive Chandeleur Islands

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1 - 24 People From $500
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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Inshore Spin Fishing in Saint Bernard

Located only 30 minutes from downtown New Orleans, head out with Captain Nick for a morning or afternoon spin fishing the waters of Southern Louisiana. All trips are approximately 6 hours long. Morning trips depart between 6 & 6:30 AM. Afternoon trips depart around 1 PM. After you launch, Captain Nick will guide you thru the vast marshland and bayous that New Orleans, Delacroix, and St. Bernard have to offer as you watch cranes and other migratory birds fly up from the grass line and alligators storm off their perch on the bank while on your way to your fishing destination. He will put you in the best location to fish the rich marshes of the Louisiana delta for reel-stripping gamefish! Once the destination has been reached, Captain Nick will demonstrate numerous tips and strategies to make sure that you catch fish. Whether it be drift fishing a bay for speckled trout, chasing down tailing redfish or spin fishing for any of those other fabulous species Southeast Louisiana has to offer. Captain Nick will make sure you and your guests are well taken care of and get to experience a trip of a lifetime! Captain Nick will come prepared with all the rods, reels, and tackle you will need for your trip so all you need to do is bring a Louisiana fishing license, whatever snacks and beverages you prefer, and Captain Nick will take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Inshore Spin Fishing

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26 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Fly Fishing Trip in Saint Bernard

Hop on board with Captain Nick for an action-packed day of fly fishing in the Louisiana inshores! Delacroix provides easy access to productive marshes and bays perfect for catching some tasty Gulf fish on the fly. On this 6-hour trip, Captain Nick will guide you through the vast marsh land and bayous that New Orleans, Delacroix, and St. Bernard have to offer as you watch cranes and other migratory birds fly up from the grassline and alligators storm off their perch on the bank while on your way to your fishing destination. He will put you in the best location to fish the rich marshes of the Louisiana delta for reel-stripping gamefish! Once the destination has been reached, Captain Nick will demonstrate numerous tips and strategies to make sure that you catch fish. You'll be fly fishing for Black Drum, Flounder, Freshwater Drum, Largemouth Bass, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Captain Nick will make sure you and your guests are well taken care of and get to experience a trip of a lifetime! You'll be aboard a 24' Blazer Boats center console with capacity for 2 guests. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine, this vessel is designed for traversing the inshores and will do it with ease! She comes equipped with a Minn-Kota trolling motor, dual Power-Poles and a Kenwood sound system to make your day on the water productive and enjoyable. Captain Nick will provide all rods and reels, terminal tackle, live and/or dead bait, fuel, fish cleaning and bagging. All you need to bring is a Louisiana fishing License, any food or drinks you may need, sunscreen and bug spray, appropriate clothing and an ice chest to bring home your catch. Come aboard with Captain Nick and come home with some tasty meals! Read More

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Fly Fishing Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
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Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
trip description for Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers in Slidell

Just 20min from the French Quarter, you can be boarding the boat, heading out with Captain James to fish Lake Pontchartrain and the surrounding backwater marshes for Redfish, Trout, and Drum with Captain James. These full day trips leave from "The Dock" in Slidell around 6-6:30am and run until around 1pm sometime alittle longer. Captain James is not one to watch his watch, he likes to watch the fish drop into the boat! The Dock in Slidell puts you a very short boat ride from premier fishing spots that Captain James knows like the back of his hand. On your trip you will do a lot of sight casting with artificials, live bait, and popping corks. Out on lake Pontchartrain, you can drift the bay and hit Captain James' honeyholes as well. Don't forget your Louisiana fishing license, but Captain James will provide all the fishing equipment (Rods, Reels, Bait, etc), water, sports drinks, and light snacks. He will even clean your fish for you at the end of the day! All he recommends you bring is you sun protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hats), Bug spray, and your rain gear just in case. Read More

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter near Saint Bernard

Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
trip description for Exploring the Louisiana Marsh in New Orleans

Head out with Captain Brad for an epic day Exploring the lushes Louisiana marshland chasing down Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum and Flounder that call these abundant tidal waters home. Aboard Captain Brad's 24' Blazer Bay you can expect to use a variety of live baits and artificial bait to attack his favorite honey holes, or stalk his favorite shallow water estuaries to sight fish. Whether you choose a full or half-day adventure you can expect to target Redfish, Flounder, Black drum, and Trout as you explore the beautiful tidal marshes and backwater rivers. Longer trips give you exponentially better odds at catching both more and bigger fish, because you will have more time to explore different areas and find where the bite is hottest. Captain Brad will provide all you need for a great day of fishing the tidal bayous and bay area of the Southern Louisiana waterways including all the tackle, bait, coolers, ice, water, and safety equipment. Everything you could possibly need for a safe, enjoyable, and successful adventure. He will also clean and bag your catch for you at the end of the day. All he recommends you bring is your weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, non-marking shoes, snacks, personal beverages of choice. Read More

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Exploring The Louisiana Marsh

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24 ft 1 - 5 People From $525
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Sportsman’s Paradise Trip in Saint Bernard

If you're planning on fishing in Southeast Louisiana and are looking for a top-notch fishing charter, come fish with the best! Whether you're just visiting the New Orleans area and looking for an enjoyable family outing, or a dedicated angler hoping to bag a trophy, Captain Mike has got you covered. On the day of your trip, you will be fishing out of Captain Mike's fish out of a 26' Caymas hybrid bay boat powered by a 300 Mercury. This shallow-draft fishing vessel is ideal for inshore angling, and you'll be able to maneuver around the marshes, channels, and flats with ease. Throughout spring, summer, and fall Captain Mike likes to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Flounder. During certain seasonal months, he also goes after Snapper and Cobia! Starting in early spring he switches his focus to the southern edge of Delacroix, north hitting deeper marshes and channels and targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. As the waters warm up, he will move further out, chasing the bait from Delacroix to Hopedale to Shell Beach. This allows him and his clients to get on some great Speckled Trout and Redfish bites! As water temperatures rise in the springtime, the action takes him to cleaner waters in search of large schools of Speckled Trout, plus tons of Flounder. Once water temperatures reach a certain level, he likes to go further out to the outer marshes and surrounding areas. This is where he goes to target Bull Reds, Speckled Trout and Tripletail! When you book a trip, you can be confident that Captain Mike will do the utmost to put you on some of the best fishing of your life! Southeast Louisiana isn't called the "Sportman's Paradise" for nothing, and the fishing here is truly legendary. Get out there and have the time of your life with Captain Mike! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Sportsman’s Paradise Trip

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26 ft 1 - 5 People From $750
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
trip description for New Orleans Fishing Excursion in Slidell

When it comes to fishing the waters in and around New Orleans, Captain Mike has generations of experience that he brings to your fishing excursion. Whether going out with the family, retired, or getting the college gang back together, charter fishing in Louisiana is the place to be if you are angling for Speckled Trout, Flounder, or the many Redfish that call Lake Ponchatrain, Biloxi Marsh & all surrounding areas (waterways) areas home, in pursuit of catching a great box of fish. Captain Mike Specializes in coastal fishing with light tackle for Speckle Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheephead (Bay Snapper) and a variety of other gulf coast fish as well. Captain Mike is always willing to cater to your species of choice, but will provide the best advice for which bite is hottest that day! Make sure you bring a valid Louisiana saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest to take home your day’s catch. Captain Mike provide all of the rods, reels, lures, and fish cleaning so all you have to do is focus on having a great time! Read More

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New Orleans Fishing Excursion

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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $500

Everything to Know About Booking a Saint Bernard channel catfish fishing charter

What are the best channel catfish fishing charters in Saint Bernard?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 channel catfish trip in Saint Bernard: Inshore Spin Fishing guided by Nicholas.

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What types of channel catfish fishing charters are common in Saint Bernard?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for channel catfish in Saint Bernard as well as lake fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Saint Bernard are artificial lure fishing, light tackle fishing, and bowfishing.

How much do Saint Bernard channel catfish fishing charters cost?

for channel catfish in Saint Bernard prices can range anywhere from about $830 to $3,013, but the average price for a full day trip for channel catfish in Saint Bernard is $1,707.

What month is best for channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard?

The most popular season for channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard is spring, and most anglers book their trips 35 days in advance.

Do I need a Saint Bernard fishing license for channel catfish and what are the bag limits for channel catfish in Saint Bernard?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Saint Bernard, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Saint Bernard. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Saint Bernard.

What is channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard all about?

In Saint Bernard, Louisiana, channel catfish are a popular freshwater species sought after by anglers for their abundance, widespread distribution, and delectable flesh. These catfish are commonly found in freshwater bodies such as rivers, lakes, and ponds throughout Saint Bernard Parish. Channel catfish are known for their distinctive appearance, featuring deeply forked tails and a series of dark spots along their sides. They are opportunistic feeders, preying on a variety of aquatic organisms including fish, insects, crustaceans, and plant matter.

Anglers in Saint Bernard employ various techniques to target channel catfish, depending on the location and conditions of the fishing area. One common method is bottom fishing with bait such as chicken liver, shrimp, worms, or stink bait. Anglers rig their lines with sinkers to keep the bait on the bottom where channel catfish often feed. Additionally, some anglers use prepared dough baits specifically designed to attract catfish, adding scent and flavor to entice strikes. Patience is key when bottom fishing for channel catfish, as they may take some time to find and consume the bait.

Another effective technique for catching channel catfish in Saint Bernard is drift fishing or anchored fishing in rivers or tidal waters. Anglers drift or anchor their boats along current breaks, submerged structures, or deep holes where channel catfish congregate. They then cast their lines with bait and allow the current to carry the bait downstream, presenting it naturally to the fish. This method can be particularly successful during periods of active feeding, such as dawn or dusk, when channel catfish are more likely to be actively hunting for prey. Overall, channel catfish offer anglers in Saint Bernard exciting opportunities for freshwater fishing adventures and the chance to reel in impressive catches throughout the year.

What are the most popular months to fish for channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard?

In Saint Bernard, Louisiana, channel catfish can be caught throughout the year, but certain seasons may offer more favorable conditions for anglers. Spring and early summer are typically considered prime seasons for channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard. As the weather warms up, channel catfish become more active and begin feeding more aggressively, making them easier to catch. During this time, anglers can expect increased activity and better chances of landing a sizeable catch.

The fall season also presents excellent opportunities for channel catfish fishing in Saint Bernard. As temperatures begin to cool down, channel catfish may become more active in preparation for the winter months. In the fall, these fish may feed more voraciously to build up energy reserves, making them susceptible to angler bait. Anglers can take advantage of this feeding behavior by targeting channel catfish in areas with ample food sources, such as near submerged structures or along riverbanks.

While channel catfish can be caught year-round in Saint Bernard, some anglers may find that winter fishing can be challenging due to colder water temperatures. During the winter months, channel catfish may become less active and feed less frequently, requiring anglers to adjust their fishing strategies accordingly. However, with patience and persistence, anglers can still have success targeting channel catfish in Saint Bernard even during the winter season. Overall, channel catfish offer anglers in Saint Bernard exciting opportunities for freshwater fishing adventures throughout the year, with each season presenting unique challenges and rewards.

What techniques are popular for catching channel catfish in Saint Bernard?

In Saint Bernard, Louisiana, anglers employ various effective techniques to target channel catfish, taking advantage of their feeding habits and preferred habitat. One popular technique is bottom fishing with bait such as chicken liver, shrimp, worms, or stink bait. Anglers rig their lines with sinkers to keep the bait on the bottom where channel catfish often feed. Additionally, some anglers use prepared dough baits specifically designed to attract catfish, adding scent and flavor to entice strikes. Patience is key when bottom fishing for channel catfish, as they may take some time to find and consume the bait.

Drift fishing or anchored fishing in rivers or tidal waters is another successful technique for catching channel catfish in Saint Bernard. Anglers drift or anchor their boats along current breaks, submerged structures, or deep holes where channel catfish congregate. They then cast their lines with bait and allow the current to carry the bait downstream, presenting it naturally to the fish. This method can be particularly effective during periods of active feeding, such as dawn or dusk, when channel catfish are more likely to be actively hunting for prey.

Another technique for targeting channel catfish in Saint Bernard is jug fishing. Anglers set out jug lines baited with live or cut baitfish and allow them to drift with the current. Each jug is marked with a brightly colored flag or buoy for easy visibility. When a channel catfish takes the bait, the jug will bob or move, indicating a bite. Anglers then retrieve the jug line and reel in the catch. Jug fishing is a popular method for targeting channel catfish in Saint Bernard, offering anglers an exciting and hands-on fishing experience. Overall, with the right techniques and a bit of patience, anglers can enjoy successful channel catfish fishing adventures in Saint Bernard's freshwater bodies throughout the year.

What other species are popular in Saint Bernard?

Apart from channel catfish, Saint Bernard, Louisiana, offers anglers an abundance of other species to target, providing diverse and rewarding fishing opportunities. One popular species among anglers is the largemouth bass, known for its aggressive strikes and strong fighting abilities. Largemouth bass can be found in lakes, ponds, rivers, and bayous throughout Saint Bernard Parish, where they inhabit areas with aquatic vegetation, submerged structure, and ample cover. Anglers target largemouth bass using a variety of techniques, including casting with artificial lures, live bait, or fly fishing, making for exciting encounters on the water.

Another sought-after species in Saint Bernard is the bluegill, also known as bream or sunfish. Bluegill are commonly found in freshwater bodies such as ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams, where they feed on insects, small crustaceans, and plant matter. Anglers target bluegill using lightweight tackle and small hooks baited with live bait such as worms, crickets, or small artificial lures. Bluegill fishing is popular among families and beginner anglers, offering a relaxed and enjoyable fishing experience in Saint Bernard's serene freshwater environments.

In addition to largemouth bass and bluegill, anglers in Saint Bernard can target species such as crappie, freshwater drum, and bowfin, among others. Crappie are prized for their delicious flesh and are often found near submerged structure such as fallen trees, brush piles, or docks. Freshwater drum, also known as sheepshead or gaspergou, are known for their distinctive appearance and powerful fighting abilities, making them an exciting target for anglers. Bowfin, with their prehistoric appearance and voracious appetite, offer anglers a unique and challenging fishing experience in Saint Bernard's diverse freshwater ecosystems. Whether targeting channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, or other species, Saint Bernard provides anglers with ample opportunities to enjoy memorable fishing trips and reel in impressive catches throughout the year.

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