Inshore Fishing 101

Inshore Fishing 101

In this course you will gain the foundational knowledge needed to select the correct tackle, safely navigate the marsh, find your own fishing spots and put limits of specks and reds in the boat.

Course Instructor

Captain Devin Captain Devin Chief Instructor

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 called LAFB Elite where he hosts courses teaching inshore anglers his knowledge of fishing Louisiana’s coast.

Member Pricing


LAFB Elite members access this course for free. Are you a member? Enroll to add Inshore Fishing 101 to your Student Dashboard and start watching videos.


Getting Started

Speckled Trout


Fishing Tackle

Live Bait

Understanding How and Why the Water Moves

Find Speckled Trout and Redfish

Intro to Google Earth

Using Google Earth to Find GREAT Fishing Spots


More Fishing Spot Types

Man Made Fishing Spots

Clean Water 

Deep Holes

Discover Safe Routes and Avoid Dangerous Water

Case Study of a Boating Accident

Create Routes & Upload to Your GPS

What To Do When You Get To Your First Fishing Spot

What To Do If You Don’t Catch Fish

The Ultimate Key to Angling Success

Congrats! You’re done!

Additional Support

  • Gianpiero Perez-Presti says:

    I’m just starting fishing for Spec and Red, my main place is Cypremont Point. I’m a kayak angler. Would this course work for me?. Thank you!

    • Yes, because it’s the foundational knowledge needed to understand and fish Louisiana’s coast. Everything else builds on top of it.

      Additionally, Cypremort Point is one of the more challenging locations to fish. It’s directly affected by nearby river water and features lots of open water, forcing you to choose your wind.

      The Cove gets loaded with boats when the fishing gets good, too.

      I’d suggest making the longer drive to somewhere more protected, like Pointe aux Chene Marina. They’re also kayak friendly.

      I know that’s a drive, but it’s hell of a lot better than getting your ass kicked in V-Bay all day. If you’re just starting out and wanting to catch fish I’d strongly recommend only fishing V-Bay when the conditions are good (low river, strong tide and low wind).

  • Tim Shepard says:

    i am in eastern nc can this info help me

    • Things are a little different around there, there’s certainly a taller tide and more exposure to wind, but I think that IF101 will give you a good foundation of knowledge with which to work with.

  • Jeffrey Shelton says:

    Do you address how to determine when very low tides are likely to occur? Specifically, if I am planning a trip two or three weeks ahead of time?

    • Hey Jeffrey, thanks for asking.

      Yes, that exact thing is covered in detail inside Inshore Fishing 101, specifically inside the Master The Tide section.

      In it I cover how there’s more to water levels than just the predicted tide, such as wind velocity, false neap tides, the influence of large rivers such as the Mississippi River and how the shape of Louisiana’s coast causes water levels to vary with the wind.

      However I would like to note that it’s virtually impossible to know what the exact water level would be 2-3 weeks ahead of time. A more realistic time table would be 2-3 days. The closer you get to the day of fishing, the more accurate your forecast would be.

      Hope that helps, and please don’t hesitate to reach out again.

      Tight lines!

  • Wayne Bendily says:

    Learning more each time from you thanks for the help