So I'm looking to do a trip to New Orleans end of May-ish. I'm definitely going to poke around a little for Blue Cats and Flier in the freshwater. Potentially Rio Grande Cichlid and Blacktail Redhorse as well - gotta do some more research there.
However, I've never fished saltwater. So, naturally I want to spend most of my time on that. I've been finding some good information on beaches and salt lakes/marshes to start my looking.
So if anyone has any New Orleans specific tips a great but my biggest questions are big picture saltwater shore fishing stuff:
- Recommendations for hook sizes and baits for maxium fish diversity?
- How to handle stingrays should we catch any?
- Any other fish likely to catch from shore that would need special handling?
- Any answers to questions I didn't ask but should have as a total saltwater greenhorn
Thanks to any one who provides any insight