Hi all, I was looking for some input on fishing for reds this Monday? I finally can fish from a kayak rather than the shore and wanted to try out the marshes after launching from Shell Beach around 6am. The tide will be rising and winds will be from the south at around 16mph by 9am. Will the winds dirty things up to the point where I won't catch anything? Went out to Fort Pike last Tuesday and the water was so dirty I couldn't get a crab to nibble. I'm confident in dealing with choppy water, but don't want to spend the whole day only testing out a new stakeout pole... I've studied locations, it's just advice that I'm seeking rather than a honey hole. Trying to learn the tides and winds so that I can be a better angler. Thanks in advance!
So Saturday is my birthday and with college back in session, I hardly get a chance to go out like I did during the summer. I would like to go for trout/redfish/flounder and whatever else comes out of the water along with them. I got to spend an hour bank fishing in the Rigolets a few days ago and consistently caught 6-10' trout. Fun, but I'd like at least a few keepers. I have no issue with driving to Grand Isle, Venice or Shell Beach, but it feels kind of limited at Shell Beach for bank fishing when I've been there in the past. The weather looks decent for Grand Isle, but I'd hate to drive out there and spend the night if the fish aren't going to be biting.
Any advice would help. I don't need anyone's secret spots, more of just a hint on which direction I should be heading. If I go to Grand Isle, I will end up staying the night at one of the motels, so I'm also totally fine with night fishing if they are hitting at the pier.
Thanks in advance! -J