• Scores of fishermen line the banks in lower St. Bernard Parish to take part in the redfish bonanza. The action lasts a few days following severe cold fronts when the redfish stack up in the deep water of Bayous La Loutre and Yscloskey.

Redfish Bonanza

By Chris Holmes.
To hardcore fishermen, it’s no secret that redfish gang up in deep canals during winter. Boat fishermen have been taking limits of redfish in deep, dead-end canals for decades. However, bank fishermen are finding areas to load up on this cold-weather fishing bonanza. The side of many roadways in St. Bernard Parish are popular with bank fishermen year round. Patience and persistence usually pays off with a mixed bag of saltwater fish and crabs. Most shoreline anglers bring a chair and plan to spend the day catching something here and there and putting together a respectable catch at the end of the day.

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