Here are the details behind the new season’s first episode of “The Ugly Tour.”
Ugly Stik is sending host Crew Wyard around the country once again in the second season of “The Ugly Tour,” searching for the best places to fish and get a feel for the local vibe at each stop.
The first episode of the newest season brought Crew to Venice, Louisiana, otherwise known as the Redfish Capital of the World. They hooked him up with Capt. Lloyd Landry, a native who’s guided the area for 20 years.
The two went full-bore after some redfish, but caught some other interesting fish as well. Here’s a rundown of what they used, where they went, and what happened.
- Ugly Stik Elite rod
- Abu Garcia Black Max reel
- Ugly Stik GX2 spinning combo
- Gulp! soft plastics (3″ Swimming Mullet in Chartreuse and Pearl White; 3″ Shrimp in Glow Chartreuse and New Penny)
- Trilene Braid 30 and 40 pound line
Of course, Crew and “The Ugly Tour” gang couldn’t leave Louisiana without visiting the French Quarter for some culture and Frelich Seafood and Bait for some behind the scenes access.
There’s nothing like 10,000 pounds of live shrimp to get the redfish excited.
The Black Tank is home to bull reds, but speckled trout will show up on the end of your line now and again. Hurricane Katrina contributed to plenty of underwater debris, which the fish just seem to love.
Fishing the Empire Jetty produces a variety of fish, but the eroded marshes surrounding the area make things a little unpredictable.
A tide before a full moon can produce massive success.
Brenton Sound has been known to hold lots of fish among the underwater structure of offshore oil rigs. Crew and Cap. Lloyd caught plenty of redfish under the platforms.