He’s from Venice, but succeeds anywhere speckled trout and redfish swim.
Captain Ryan Williams was born and raised in the Buras/Venice area. He grew up fishing and, like most of us, couldn’t tell you when he first caught a speckled trout or redfish.
After Hurricane Katrina, his family moved to higher ground in Picayune, Mississippi. Being so far from his home water of Venice, he was forced to learn new areas, such as Lake Pontchartrain, Hopedale and more.
Today he is a fishing guide operating his own charter, based out of Hopedale, Louisiana.
He chose to fish Hopedale because it is so diverse, and has a lot of options to offer a guide. In Hopedale you can fish near-fresh brackish water or salty, clean and green water.
Given this wide range of fishing experience, he is accomplished at locating the Big Three.
He was on a fishing trip with some friends when they struck a submerged piling. It ripped the motor off the boat and he had to swim/walk through the marsh to get help.
This happened in the days before cell phones. Listen in to hear the details.
He is all about taking time to “pick poke” around new spots to locate new fish.
Fishing a New Area
He will do his homework on Google Earth before picking out some spots to fish. He loves fishing oyster reefs and isn’t scared to make the run to cover water to locate fish.
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Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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