When my client and friend Chris asked me if I wanted to go back to Louisiana, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. The first trip down last December was unbelievable. I don’t know how I got so lucky. I figured it would be a year or years before I would go back, not a month later from my first trip. I was getting excited the week before we left and I was trying to figure out what I was more excited about, the food or the fishing. Luckily the food and fishing is excellent in the Louisiana marsh. The fishing wasn’t as easy this go around due to the weather. The first day was very low light from an approaching storm and we never saw the sun. The second day was sunny but windy with stained water from the rising Mississippi river. Its all about sight fishing down there and when you can’t see the fish until its on top of you, its hard to get a cast on a fish that is fleeing the scene. The weather is a fishing guide’s biggest competition and a traveling fishermen’s worst nightmare, but its out of our control. One of the best stickers I ever saw summed it up “Guide not God.” Our guide, Lucas Bissett, did a great job on getting us on the fish given the conditions. I highly recommend going to Louisiana for redfishing on the fly. It’s the best fishery in the world for redfish and the sight fishing is unbelievable, especially when you see a 20 plus pound red cruising down the bank.