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 the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana’s coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won’t hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.

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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

  • 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