January 19, 2018

VIDEO: Why did I release a limit of keeper redfish?


Such a thing is heresy in the eyes of inshore anglers, but I have a damn good reason.

Levels of Inshore Skill

There are different levels of inshore angling, just like there are different colored belts in karate.

I think this is obvious to you: Some anglers are more skilled than others.

Which is great, because this tells us that there is room for improvement!

I know that I’ve improved a lot, having the confidence to go anywhere and find speckled trout and redfish. 

And my journey in inshore fishing has changed from “gotta catch a limit” to “can I catch them despite the odds?”

I’ve learned that, for me, improving as an inshore angler is more rewarding than keeping and eating fish.

Of course, I’m not much of a foodie. I’m pretty stoic when it comes to food, meaning I eat to stop being hungry

Anyways, learning where fish are and catching them, in places I’ve never caught them before, gets my blood flowing more than anything else!

That’s why I threw these redfish back.

It's a journey...

Like I mentioned, improving as an inshore angler, obtaining knowledge, sharpening my skills and discovering new spots is what I do.

And I found the best way to share this journey is with fishing trip reviews.

It's the method used to share exactly how, why, when and where to catch fish.

(Yes, seriously! Exact fishing spots!)

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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