Welcome to Episode nine of the Fishing Intelligence Podcast! This week I am talking with one of the highest rated guides for kayak fishing in Louisiana, Eric Muhoberac! Eric is the owner of the Louisiana Kayak Company and has won the Guide of the Year award for his fish catching abilities out of a kayak. I had the pleasure of fishing with him during the ANGLR Tour and got my personal best 31” redfish out of a kayak on artificial bait!
To see the cast to catch of this fish, check out Episode 16 of the ANGLR Tour!
Eric and I started off by talking about what makes Venice, Louisiana the fishing capital of the world. Inshore, you have some of the biggest, meanest redfish in the world and in less than an hour, you can be fishing for massive Blue Marlin that don’t even require a full offshore run. Combine that with a variety of other excellent saltwater game species such as flounder and massive speckled trout, and you can hit an inshore or offshore slam in no time.
The tidal flats of Venice are some of the most unique terrain in the fishing game and to say that it is overwhelming is an understatement. It takes years of learning and exploring to get comfortable on your own in these vast flats but once you learn them, Eric explained that patterning the redfish comes down to a few simple lure choices.
His best advice if you are going to be fishing for redfish, you absolutely need a gold spoon and a spinnerbait with chartreuse on it. The gold spoon is a true secret and Redfish weapon, catching more fish for Eric than any other lure he uses. He says that live bait is obviously a good option as well but for a truly unique experience, nothing beats tricking these beautiful giants into taking an artificial.
We finished up the podcast by discussing some of his favorite recipes for when he does want to take a few fish to the grill. The key is to work with fish on the smaller end of the slot and keep it simple. I wouldn’t recommend listening on an empty stomach, however, because these recipes will make you hungry! Make sure to check Eric out at the Louisiana Kayak Company on Facebook and Instagram and use him as your guide if you are in the area!