Back when we lived in the Delta, some of my most anticipated fishing experiences took place out at the Chandeleur Islands, usually in April and May. Almost invariably I fly fished – both for the “early-season” reds and for the specks that came later on. In any case, the times out there were treasured. Just being there made it so, and any fish that came along – usually there being quite a number of those divided among the guys – just made it all even better. I really do miss it.
So the point is, if you have a chance to make it out to a barrier island this Spring, GO. It is a bit late, but certainly not too late!