Fish Facts: Redfish, Lords of the Marsh

Orvis’s Chrissy Atkins shows off a South Carolina redfish caught from the spartina grass.
Photo by Tyler Atkins

A species known as much for its light flavor as for its sporting qualities, the redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus) is the only species in its genus, which sets it apart from the other fish commonly. . .

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Classic Story and Photos: My Quest for a First Redfish

It didn’t take long before I landed my first redfish, which made me immediately hungry for more.
All photos by Irene Kato

Driving around the coast of Slidell, Louisiana, you see lots of evidence of hurricanes, whether you’re talking about the mighty Katrina or the more recent Isaac. Right in front of the slip. . .

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Photos: Birthday Redfish in Louisiana

Written by: Matt Miles, Matt Miles Fly Fishing

This is why you head to Louisiana: to catch the biggest redfish of your life.
Photos courtesy Matt Miles

I had the most incredible birthday this week. A few months ago, I received a phone call from one of my best clients, Kool Uncle Kenny. Ken asked me if I would like to go with him to New. . .

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Photo: Alex’s Big Louisiana Redfish

Look at how firm that redfish is: no bosy sag at all.
Photo courtesy Dave Perkins

Store manager Alex Beane, or Orvis Baton Rouge, was fishing the Louisiana Marsh with Orvis vice chairman Dave Perkins (right) last week, when he landed this beautiful redfish. Though he’s. . .

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Video: Through the Guides Teaser 2

Here’s the second teaser for an upcoming film project called Through the Guides, which “explores and illuminates the person behind the reel, accentuating their passion to pursue the lifestyle. . .

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