Explore The Marsh

Come experience legendary sight-fishing for trophy redfish, black drum, sheepshead & more in the richest marshlands in North America.

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Hook Up With Expert Louisiana Fly Fishing Guides Out Of New Orleans & Venice!

Marsh On The Fly offers guided inshore saltwater fly fishing and light tackle adventures for all skill levels in the richest marshlands of North America out of New Orleans and Venice, Louisiana. Sight-fishing for huge redfish, black drum, sheepshead, and many other Gulf Coast species from the casting platform of a poling skiff can be one of the most rewarding fishing experiences an angler can have. There’s nothing like placing the perfect cast over a fish and watching them slam your fly or lure! Book your trip of a lifetime with one of our local Louisiana fly fishing guides.

 

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Louisiana fly fishing guides

WHERE WE FISH

Our fly fishing guides are dialed-in to the wind and tides. Bring your casting arm, a positive attitude, and sunscreen. We’ll do the rest!

We fish all over southern Louisiana, on the east or west side of the Mississippi River, at the end of the road out of Venice and as far west as Cocodrie. We will work with your interests and schedule and fish out of the best place for you. As we live in New Orleans we like fishing about 35 minutes southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana in the Biloxi Marsh – a big, bountiful area loaded with redfish (5-40 lbs), black drum (10-60 lbs), sheepshead (2-10 lbs), alligator gar (2-6 ft), and jack crevalle (15-30 lbs). Our trips typically launch out of Hopedale, Delacroix, or Shell Beach, but we also fish out of Myrtle Grove, Buras, Venice, and Cocodrie depending on what’s convenient for you.

The inshore marshes of Louisiana fish exceptionally well year-round. Each season – and each day – offers something different. Mother Nature aside, amazing fishing is possible every day of the year. We run guided fly fishing and light tackle trips all year long.

Your questions, answered.

 

We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most to help you plan the perfect fishing trip. From the best time of year to fish Louisiana to lodging options to fly casting lessons. We’ve got you covered.

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YOur FISHING Guides

We are local, Louisiana licensed and insured charter captains whose knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm for fishing is contagious!

Capt. Peter Scafaru

Fishing Guide, Casting Instructor

Capt. Peter's Bio...

Captain Peter Scafaru, C.I. caught his first fish, a bluegill, at 4 years old on a worm with a cane pole in Ohio.  Thanks, Grandpa! Boy, was he excited about that fish, and his passion continues for all the species he catches to this day.  Growing up spin fishing and baitcasting, he made fun of his older brother who was dabbling with fly fishing, but found it fascinating and started reading everything he could about it and casting in the pool.  As soon as he got a car he began taking trips every weekend to fly fish the wild creeks of northern and eastern Arizona and spent many summers as a trout bum fishing extensively in Arizona, Baja Mexico, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, California, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, Florida and Louisiana.  Peter is also an accomplished jazz musician and music instructor and is proud to call New Orleans his home- a place where both the music and fishing is world class.  His knowledge, enthusiasm, and patience with all things fishing will make for a great day with any skill level of anglers.  He is excited to get you out on the water and have some fun catching big fish!

Capt. Michael Evans

Fishing Guide

Capt. Michael's Bio...

Capt. Michael Evans was born and raised in South Louisiana where he began fishing the marshes of Louisiana as soon as he could hold a fishing rod. After graduating from LSU with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, Michael hit the road to Jackson, WY where he enriched his passion for fly fishing. It didn’t take long into his guiding career up north for him to realize this passion for sharing great fishing experiences was something he wanted to bring back home to the marshes of Louisiana where he could hunt down monster redfish and truly put folks on the fish of a lifetime.