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The Red River Fishing Forecast

Russ McVey's Guide Service offers Professional Guide Service For Bass, Bream (seasonal), Crappie (seasonal) on The Red River.

Corporate and Family groups welcome

February and March 2015

BASS

If history repeats itself, as it has for the past several years, look for some big fish to be caught on the Red River in February. Typically, February in Northwest Louisiana means two things, hunting season is over, time to FISH!

 

With the water temperature still hovering in the 40ís and 50ís most of the bass will be on the deeper drop offs or outside bends of the oxbows. The magic depths seem to be 5 to 10 feet of water. This all depends on the weather and air temperature.

A Crawfish or Black Blue pattern 9/16oz. Southpaw Jig and pig combo or Texas rigged dark colored creature baits rigged with a 1/4oz weight and 17lb Vicious fluorocarbon should be the tackle of choice. Fish these baits slowly around the edge of the drop offs in the timber. If there is a warming trend move up shallow to the 5 foot areas near the deeper water.

For suspended fish in the same areas or along the rocks try a 100 or 200 series crawfish or Shad pattern crankbait. Fish the crankbait on 12 to 15lb Vicious monofilament line with a stop and go retrieve

 

Crappie

Shiners and small crappie jigs tipped with shiners fished along the edge of the ridges in the oxbows should be a good bet on the Crappie. Seven to 12 feet of water with standing timber should be a good place to start.

Bream

No report

 Tight Lines,

Russell McVey, email southpawguide@msn.com , phone 318-464-2277