Blue Mudd Fly Fishing

At Blue Mudd Fly Fishing we specialize in fly fishing for bull redfish in the marsh and estuaries surrounding New Orleans. We cater to both fly fishing and light tackle enthusiasts, but adhere to a catch and release policy on all trips.  


Take a fly fishing trip with me and discover the world class redfish in South Louisiana.


John West

Growing up as a Florida native, fishing was always my first priority from exploring local lakes for bass to fishing the flats of West Central Florida. I learned to fish the gin clear waters of the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka rivers where I acquired an affinity for sight fishing redfish.  While attending Texas A&M University I was able to further hone my skills fishing the upper Texas and Western Louisiana coast for speckled trout and Redfish. Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend some time in Central Arkansas. This is where I learned to fly fish for big browns and rainbows on the Little Red, White, and Norfork rivers. Returning to the coast I applied my newly acquired skills to sight casting for redfish with a fly rod. Several years ago I discovered the unparalleled fly fishing opportunities in the marshes of the Mississippi river delta surrounding New Orleans and South Louisiana. I knew right away that this was where I wanted to set up shop. This is how Blue Mudd Fly Fishing was born. When I’m not on the poling platform spotting big redfish, you can find me in the duck blind or at the bench building custom fly rods. Come spend a day fly fishing the pristine flats for giant bull redfish with me in Louisiana. - JLW