August New Orleans Fishing Report

by | Apr 8, 2024

The Dog Days of Summer

August fishing in New Orleans can be hotter than a speckle trout bite in a school of white shrimp. If you don’t know what that’s like, you should make your way down on the bayou and let me show ya!  I get asked all the time how we manage the heat this time of year. To be honest fishing isn’t bad in the morning, late morning can warm up but if we have a light breeze, it’s not bad.

July and August have been productive with lots of speckled trout being caught and a few red fish when we target them. The red fish bite gets a little slower on the hottest days so we tend to target specks but will target what the customer prefers. Most fisherman want a good day of catching so we give our opinion on the day and proceed from there. We aim to please, so customer satisfaction is our #1 priority.

Since my last blog in early May, we’ve had lots of repeat and new customers come aboard to fish with us. It’s always a pleasure catching up with ole friends and making new ones. Thank ya’ll for coming out to fishing with us. Fishing has been good for the most part, as you know fishing can be day to day hour to hour. We manage to make the best of the days with what we’re handed. That’s not always easy but it’s what makes our job rewarding.

Before the dog days of summer set in, we were mainly targeting red fish and doing great with a few trips on speckle trout at that time, and now we’re focused primarily on specks. Mostly since the shallow water temps are in the high 90’s, which will slow the red fish bite. We can still catch reds now it’s just a tougher fishing day pounding the banks in the heat.

Working our way through August, September will bring cooler temperatures and the beginning of fall fishing in New Orleans. From the looks of the fishing now, the fall should be a good time on the bayou for both specks and reds. If you’re looking to get on the water and do some fishing, “COME FISH A ‘NAWLINS GOOD TIME!” I’m booking trips daily so feel free to give me a call with any questions or to schedule your 2023 fishing charter today.

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Capt Jason Shilling

I’m Captain Jason Shilling, owner and fishing guide of New Orleans Style Fishing Charters. I fish the bayous of Lafitte, Louisiana for red fish and speckle trout. Located just 40 mins south of New Orleans, Lafitte is home to some of the finest inshore fishing the New Orleans area has to offer. I’ve been fishing these waters my whole life and know how to show y’all the true meaning of southern hospitality, good times, and lots of action.