February 6, 2019

How To Read Fishing Reports in LAFB Inshore Without Having Facebook


Don't have a Facebook account? Don't want one? Still want to read fishing reports to know where redfish are biting? Then this guide is for you.


How to Get Fishing Reports Without a Facebook Account

If you're like any angler with a pulse, you really like fishing reports.

Why wouldn't anyone?

You get to see where fish are biting, what they're biting on and what the conditions are like, helping you make a better decision as where to go fishing when your day finally comes.

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Feeling frisky?

Take it a step further by pairing what you read in fishing reports with real-time monitoring of the conditions to learn a lot more than the average angler.

Of course, you like reading fishing reports because it's a chance to live vicariously through those who did get to go fishing.

You love the fresh air, you love being on the water, you love to go fishing but, like most of us, cannot go every day and need fishing reports to get your fix.

devin facebook fishing report LAFB Inshore

Where are the most and best fishing reports?

Without a shade of a doubt, LAFB Inshore has both quality and quantity of fishing reports for inshore anglers to read.

With 11,000+ members (and growing), detailed moderation and a positive posting environment, LAFB Inshore has become the bee's knees of Louisiana inshore fishing reports.

But there's one tiny difference about LAFB Inshore compared to everything here on this site: it's located on Facebook.

Which is fine, because 2 billion of the world's population is on Facebook.

That's practically everybody.

But there's one tiny problem...

You can't access LAFB Inshore. You can't read those juicy fishing reports. All because you're a rogue human being without a Facebook account.

The plot thickens.

You have your reasons and they're all reasonable (or not):

  • You'll keep the NSA from collecting your personal information.
  • Your wife caught you adding Ivona Humpalot as a "friend".
  • You just crawled out of a bunker you've been hiding in since Bay of Pigs and have no idea what the Internet is
  • The public is annoying and Facebook is a giant Petri dish of thoughtless human consciousness
  • or whatever

Whatever the reason you're totally screwed and have to live life in isolation from the rest of the inshore angling world.

*cue sad music*

Why not have a website for fishing reports?

We did, actually.

It was abbreviated LAFR, for Louisiana Fishing Reports, and resides in retirement.

It was busy enough, but not busy enough to be worth it, and in November 2017 I finally bent a knee to his highness, The Zuck of House Facebook, First of His Name, and have lived somewhat happily ever after since.

Look, I do not like having a Facebook group for fishing reports, for too many reasons that won't be listed here, but I can tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, that there is far more juice from the squeeze than there was running a website.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know websites were used in the past with great success but, if you haven't noticed, it's not 1995 anymore.

There Is Hope

Okay, so it turns out that you're not totally screwed, that you can in fact enjoy fishing reports and reap the benefits of doing so.

But how?

Well, there's a couple ways:

You Don't Need a Facebook Account

This shocking revelation flies like a brick through a window pane.

No, you do NOT need a Facebook account to read fishing reports on LAFB Inshore.

facebook fishing reports

Would Facebook like for you to create an account and log in? Sure.

Do you have to? Nope.

Please Accept My Apologies

For everyone who has ever emailed me complaining they can't read fishing reports because they don't have a Facebook...well...turns out you can.

Please accept my apologies, as I could have pointed that out if I had known.

But, how could I? I, grudgingly, log into Facebook every day.

In all fairness, if you had made the 60-second effort to see for yourself you would haven't missed all those fishing reports from the last year and a half.

Just being fair.

However, if you're not logged in, a lot of the functionality is missing:

  • You won't be notified when new reports are posted
  • You can't comment or ask questions
  • You cannot post reports of your own
  • And other negative stuff

Which leads me to my next solution...

Create an Account Anyways

It's like that old saying:

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

It's not so bad, and the people running Facebook go out of their way to make it painfully easy to use.

Don't want to expose your identity on the Internet? Then don't.

Instead, create a spoof Facebook account with a fake name and fake profile picture.

Now, I'm pretty sure that violates Facebook's EULA, so you didn't get that really bad advice from me, mmm k?

But there are two billion people on that social platform, so it's a safe bet you could fly under the radar and enjoy fishing reports without getting busted by the Facebook fuzz.


Look, I really don't like Facebook, and for a lot of good reasons.

We humans were not made to consume that much mindless media at once.

I have better things to do during the day than fawn over crazy kitty videos or debate the incubation period of chicken eggs with someone I don't know.

After all, there are reasons I lovingly refer to this social platform as "FaceCrap".

But "FaceCrap" does have its strengths, one being the ability to pull people closer together where it counts, like the Cajun Navy or even something like inshore fishing reports. 

So, take it all in stride and enjoy getting your fishing report fix.

In the meantime, if you hate Facebook, humor us and describe how much, on a scale of 1-10, in the comments below.

Tight lines, y'all!

Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a veteran of the Iraq War and former fishing guide. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he's created a fishing university — LAFB Elite — where he teaches inshore anglers how to safely navigate Louisiana's coast and catch more fish.

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  • Thanks for commenting, I appreciate you speaking up.

    I don’t know if you noticed or not, but there is a search function you can use to find what you’re looking for inside LAFB Inshore, or any Facebook group for that matter.

    No, it’s not as detailed as I’d like it to be, but I use it regularly enough that I’m satisfied with it.

    Click this link for instructions.

    Otherwise, scrolling relentlessly is, for sure, the hardest way to do it.

    Tight lines

  • Let me explain my situation 1st.
    I only get a chance to make it down to fish LA inshore 1 or maybe 2x per year. And, that time veries each year.
    Lets say I’m planning a trip for March of this year and I’m going to be fishing near Empire.
    Naturally, I’d like to be able to search for reports from/near Empire around the month of March for 2016, 2017, 2018 etc. But the way it is set up now that is basically impossible. There are SOOOOOOOOOOOO many posts on the FB page that it is literally impossible to go back more than a few days. (try it…..scroll down to the bottom of LAFB page and let it populate and then scroll down some more and then let it auto populate…..do this for for 5 minutes straight and you’ll probably only be back 2 or 3 months…its literally impossible to get back to the info you need) and there isn’t a way to search or categorize the posts by date/location.

    It’s not your fault b/c that is just the way the platform is set up.

    I understand that current conditions supersede reports from years past; but having that info for general trends sure would be nice for someone in a situation like mine.

  • I understand where you’re coming from but, in all fairness, a picture of you at a party can still end up on social media whether you have a Facebook account or not.

    Whether or not it’s incriminating is up to you, sure. But I know how that puts a damper on fun-times and makes going out in the first place counterproductive.

    If I didn’t have LAFB I would not be on social media, not one iota!

    Thanks for commenting.

  • I hate it , but I have been enjoying all the reports, and I read them everyday, one day I may create an account and join but for now I cannot, biggest pain is when someone comes into court and asked me how I liked a party I was at and I didn’t see them there then they say they saw me in a picture that a friend posted can’t stand it

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