Winter Break Louisiana Redfish

Winter break spent chasing big bull reds from the bow of a flats boat.

Meet in New Orleans on December 26th and spend three full days chasing bull reds with local captains. Space is limited to 8 anglers, with two anglers per boat. Winter in LA is the best time to target these big aggressive fish in shallow water, but conditions can be challenging! Participants should come ready to brave the cold and wind. Get that double haul ready! At night we will enjoy big dinners in our fishing lodge. After three full days on the flats boats, we will cap it all off with a big cajun seafood boil. On December 30th we will head home, recharged to take on the new year.

Upcoming Trips

Dates Cost Arrive/Depart Location
Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2024Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2024Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2024Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2024





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What to Bring

We are working on a complete packing list for a successful and comfortable expedition. Here are some things to think about. We will be staying in a comfortable house, but the weather can be cold and rainy. Therefore, you should plan to pack rubber fishing bibs, a good rain jacket, lots of layers, some gloves, a warm hat, etc. Fishing-wise, our guides have just about everything we will need, including rods, reels, flies, etc., but if you want to bring your own 8-10 weight rods with a floating line will do the trick.

My son has gone on 2 Lillard Expeditions and both have been fantastic experiences. Lillard takes these kids to unforgettable locations, teaching them not only to fly fish but also about leadership and conservation. I would give this 6 stars if I could.


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204