What is the Redfish Jubilee? When does it happen? What’s the best tackle to use?
The Redfish Jubilee in Louisiana
The Redfish Jubilee is an event that takes place during winter when the conditions are just right.
Inshore anglers love it because it's an opportunity for easy redfish limits.
Not just any inshore angler, but those who typically fish along popular banks across Louisiana's coast.
After all, they spend most of the year fishing those banks regardless of conditions, so by the time the Jubilee rolls around they have it all figured out.
When does the Redfish Jubilee happen?
It can only happen in the winter when the weather becomes ridiculously cold.
December 2017 and January 2018 yielded such weather, so cold it actually snowed!
This qualifies as ridiculously cold for us thin-blooded Southerners.
Yup! It was actual snow, not sleet!
Just big, puffy snowflakes!
Read Fishing Reports
You don't want to miss out!
So make sure to read the latest fishing reports at LAFB Inshore on Facebook to know when the Jubilee kicks off.
Here's a good one from January 2018:
What causes the Redfish Jubilee?
Dropping water level and temperature.
A strong cold front (the only kind that can make it snow in Louisiana) will do both of those things, pushing virtually all redfish into the safety of deeper water.
Where is the Redfish Jubilee?
It's best known along the banks of Bayou LaLoutre in Yscloskey, Louisiana.
Specifically, around the drawbridge there.
But the banks of Delacroix Highway are a great location, too.
You should know the Redfish Jubilee is based upon conditions, not exact fishing spots.
If you have a complete understanding of redfish behavior, the conditions, and location of deep and shallow water, you will be able to find your own Redfish Jubilee and avoid the crowd.
What kind of fishing tackle should I bring?
That's a whole other topic, so I've broken it down with a few easy lists (and recommendations) in this blog post.
Who's allowed to go?
Anyone with a Louisiana fishing license.
You can bet on it being crowded, as the Jubilee is no secret.
Questions or comments? Chime in below!