November 17, 2017

Why “Louisiana” Fishing Blog (and not Texas, Florida or Timbuktu)

It ought to be clear, but I feel a need to be honest here.

Why not include Texas to Virginia?

This "blog" (I use quotation marks because it's become more than that) started out as an outlet for my thoughts and ideas on inshore fishing when I used to guide fishing trips.

If you saw it then, you'd see a hodge-podge of fishing articles and pictures.

Actually, I'd be embarrassed if you saw it then (or now). Ha ha!

It really wasn't until 2015  that LAFB became what it is today.

What's in a name?

Let's face it, "Louisiana Fishing Blog" is a clunky name. (hence why I use "LAFB" so much)

Something like "Inshore Planet" or "Marsh Geek" would have been more appealing.

Not just to the ear and eye, but to business.

After all, a universal name would open doors to do business anywhere inshore species swim.

But I didn't change the name. Why?

Why "Louisiana"?

Because that is where I am from and where I know how to expertly fish.

If I went to Texas, the fish would probably kick my ass. (humility goes a long way)

A Florida inshore angler accustomed to the flats would probably get mopped by the Trestles and Hwy 11 bridges.

This is because every state's fishery  is unique, being different in some way from the other.

What's my point?

What works in one area won't work in the other.

Sure, redfish are redfish, but the smaller nuances are what separate each geographical location.

Louisiana Centric Inshore Knowledge

My inshore knowledge would help anyone outside The Boot State.

But not completely, not totally.

It would be incredibly dishonest of me to tell anyone from Maryland how to catch "spotted sea trout".

Because I have never fished in Maryland.

Which makes me anything but a subject matter expert on inshore fishing - in Maryland.


It would be dishonest of me to claim subject matter expertise on areas I've never been to.

So I don't, and would have a tough time believing anyone who did.

Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a former fishing guide and lifelong inshore angler. 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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  • Hey, Thanks Devin, this is great information and I thank you very much. I hope you had a great Christmas and a better New Year. I’ll be sure to let you know when we head your way. If you’re interested in trying the lagoon again I’d be happy to take you out on it.

  • I was supposed to fish Mosquito Lagoon earlier this year! But alas, a nasty cold front rolled through and, simultaneously, I got the mother of all sinus infections. :(

  • I totally agree with your point of view. I am from Florida and the fishery here for redfish can vary from coast to coast. I live very near the mosquito lagoon where there is very little to no tide whereas there is a great deal of tides that greatly impact the fishing in many other places throughout the state. A couple of buddies and I are in the exploration stage of planning a trip to Louisiana for redfish in the spring and I hope to learn something from your blog that may be useful to us.

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