Fishing in March can be unpredictable, and trying to pinpoint the right day to tape a tv show,this time of year is not easy. So in late winter and early spring you go where you know that there are lots of fish, and that’s why we are going back to Venice on Wednesday to shoot with Captain Ross Barkhurst who you will see soon on LOATV Show that we shot last month. Ross has been fishing quite a bit and is on another outstanding redfish bite. And with the temperatures warming up who knows Wednesday may be the day that the big speckled trout show up. That would be fun lots of reds and a few specks!! I’m excited because they are also catching a few flounder which I love to eat. We have some of the best fishing guides in the world in south Louisiana, and Captain Ross is one of them. I’ve been doing tv for almost 15 years and I learn something new on every trip, which is one of the things that keeps me excited about shooting a tv show. Not only am I blessed to fish in the best saltwater fishery in the world, but also get to fish with the best guides in the world as well. We will let you know how the trip turns out!

Tight Lines,

Kevin Ford


  1. To whom it may concern: For starters I just want to say that I love the show. Looks like there is always a fun time to be had by all. I am looking for a place to hire a charter to fish for redfish and drum. Myself and my husband would like to stay a few days and am not sure where to start looking for lodging. I am looking for someone/someplace to work with our disabilities. I have what is called retinitis pigmentosis. I’m completely blind in my left eye and have tunnel vision in my right, which will eventually go blind also. Loosing my vision has made our lives very challenging to say the least. On top of my issues, my husband fell off of a step ladder trying to get out of the boat. He has major sciatic issues and walks with a cane awaiting surgery. We are not having a pity party but I love to fish for redfish. My time to do this will one day be closed and I think you can steer me in the right direction for me and my husband to have a lovely mini vacation catching fish. Any advice will be greatly helpful. Thanks. Donna Beasley

    1. It really depends on where you want to fish and what area of the state. You can visit the Louisiana Charter Boat Association website and get an idea for guides in the particular area you choose to fish. Some guides will have lodging they can provide alongside your charter trip. Others will recommend a lodge, hotel, or bed and breakfast type place that you can stay at. I would start by deciding an area of the state you would like to fish and then use the above website to contact a few guides in that area and explain your situation and tell them what you would like to do. Good luck!

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