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Fishing in Grand Isle

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Grand Isle

Shrimp Trawling Adventure

100% (1)
1 - 3 People $
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Full Day Inshore - 26' Blackjack

100% (1)
26 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Fishing in Mandeville

Lake Fishing Trip in Mandeville

Lake Pontchartrain Gar Trip

100% (3)
22 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Slam With Captain David

100% (2)
40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Grand Isle

Inshore Fishing Charter in Grand Isle

Full Day Fishing Trip - Inshore

100% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Saint Bernard

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Half Day Fishing Trip

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 5 People $$

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Red Snapper Fishing Charters In Louisiana

Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Extended Trip - 35' Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Overnight Trip - 35' Contender

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Dash To The Deep - 41' Onslow

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41 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in New Orleans

Inshore Fishing Charter in New Orleans

All-Inclusive Chandeleur Islands

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1 - 24 People $$$
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Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

LA Offshore Adventure

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40 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Bayous And Backwaters - 24’ Triton

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Fishing in Chauvin

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chauvin

Overnight Cocodrie Trip

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Slam With Captain David

100% (2)
40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Chauvin

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chauvin

Cocodrie Offshore Run - 42’ Freeman

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Overnight Trip - 35' Contender

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Dash To The Deep - 41' Onslow

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41 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Extended Trip - 35' Contender

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Inshore Fishing Charters In Louisiana

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Fishing in Saint Bernard

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard Artificials Trip

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Saint Bernard

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Full Day Inshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Saint Bernard

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Fishing in Sulphur

Inshore Fishing Charter in Sulphur

Calcasieu Lake Inshore Frenzy

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Sulphur

Inshore Fishing Charter in Sulphur

Overnight Calcasieu Lake Slam

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Saint Bernard

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Speckled Trout & Redfish Full Day

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Flats Fishing Charters In Louisiana

Fishing in New Orleans

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in New Orleans

New Orleans Shallow Water Slam

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23 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Hopedale

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Hopedale

Hopedale Redfish On The Fly

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24 ft 1 - 2 People $$
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Fishing in Slidell

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Slidell

New Orleans Fishing Excursion

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Saint Bernard

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Sportsman’s Paradise Trip

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26 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
Fishing in New Orleans

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in New Orleans

Exploring The Louisiana Marsh

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Fishing in Saint Bernard

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

Half Day Fishing Trip

100% (4)
23 ft 1 - 5 People $$

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for 3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter in Saint Bernard

Come on down to Saint Bernard, Louisiana, and cast away with Captain Seth! On these 6-hour action-packed adventures, Captain Seth likes to chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. No matter your age or skill level, Captain Seth will lead the way! His 24’ Skeeter bay boat is great for slipping out into the bay and backcountry waters to get on the fish! 4 guests can fit comfortably on his boat, but his boat can handle 6 if you bring kids or small adults (You will need to get in touch with us or Captain Seth before this can be arranged) Captain Seth will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a Texas fishing license, which you’ll need to bring yourself. You will also want to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Seth will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. They will also provide bottled waters and a cooler to store any food and drinks you choose to bring. They will also prepare live bait for you prior to the trip. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Saint Bernard

3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
trip description for New Orleans Fishing Excursion in Slidell

When it comes to fishing the waters in and around New Orleans, Captain Mike has generations of experience that he brings to your fishing excursion. Whether going out with the family, retired, or getting the college gang back together, charter fishing in Louisiana is the place to be if you are angling for Speckled Trout, Flounder, or the many Redfish that call Lake Ponchatrain, Biloxi Marsh & all surrounding areas (waterways) areas home, in pursuit of catching a great box of fish. Captain Mike Specializes in coastal fishing with light tackle for Speckle Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheephead (Bay Snapper) and a variety of other gulf coast fish as well. Captain Mike is always willing to cater to your species of choice, but will provide the best advice for which bite is hottest that day! Make sure you bring a valid Louisiana saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest to take home your day’s catch. Captain Mike provide all of the rods, reels, lures, and fish cleaning so all you have to do is focus on having a great time! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Slidell

New Orleans Fishing Excursion

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Lafitte
Fishing in Lafitte
Fishing in Lafitte
trip description for Bad Ass Bow Fishing in Lafitte

Tired of regular old rod n’ reel fishing? Try out bowfishing with Captain Gavin! This amazing trip takes you into the shallow marshlands of southeast Louisiana, where you have the opportunity to pick off fish the old fashioned (and more bad ass) way. At night, you will set out for a 6 hour journey aboard an 18’ Alumatech Air Boat. This stealthy fish catching machine allows you to sneak up on your prey. It comfortably fits up to 4 guests and the Captain. You will be targeting Redfish, but many Drum, Gar, Sheephead, and Catfish can be found too. Captain Gavin will clean your catch, provide all the necessary equipment, and bring a cooler to keep your catch fresh. You also need to bring your own food and drinks, as well as a jacket to stay warm in the cold night air. All bows and arrows are provided by the Captain. This once-in-a-lifetime experience should be both fun and rewarding. You should definitely bring a camera to document this unique trip! Read More

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in Lafitte

Bad Ass Bow Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 10 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
trip description for Venice Offshore Extravaganza in Boothville-Venice

Are you ready for some prime-time offshore sportfishing on board one of Venice's finest fishing vessels? Join Captain Troy on his sleek 39' Contender center console, and chase down epic Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper and more! Venice is the heart of Louisiana sportfishing, and there's no better way to take advantage than this trip with Captain Tony. He's an expert captain with years of experience on this water, so you'll be in great hands when you go aboard with him. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the ropes, or an experienced saltwater angler, this will be the trip of a lifetime. You'll be out there on board a 39' Contender that's purpose-built for offshore fishing. She can handle all kinds of weather, and with three Yamaha 350s, you'll be out deep in a flash. The size and speed of this vessel enable you to be the first ones catching bait, and the first in line at the Tuna grounds. Plus, she has every bell and whistle that a dealer can come up with, including state-of-the-art radar and fish finding equipment. When it comes to comfort while fishing, you got it! There's a full bathroom to keep everyone comfortable all day. Captain Troy will provide you with everything you need for a thrilling and memorable trip, and will clean your keepers so you can take home an amazing meal! The only things you'll need to bring are your fishing licenses, sunscreen (no spray please!), a pair of sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Offshore Extravaganza

100% (2)
39 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
Fishing in Boothville-Venice
trip description for Venice Offshore Adventure in Boothville-Venice

On this extraordinary offshore fishing experience in Venice, Louisiana, you'll be heading offshore to take on fast, strong sportfish species including Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! You'll be in expert hands with Captain Troy; he's been fishing here for decades, and knows how to show his guests the time of their lives on the water! You won't find another fishing charter quite like this one. Captain Troy's purpose-built 44' sportfishing vessel is a one-of-a-kind Dave Sintes design, and she's completely kitted out for amazing offshore fishing. She was built in old-school fashion for the hard-core fisherman, and runs on two 450 C-Series Cummings engines with a brand new 5 kW Kubota generator. Plus, she has 7” Kevlar spray rails and a SeaFlex hull. The cabin has the luxuries of a yacht, including a private bath, shower, four queen size bunks, air conditioning, state-of-the-art electronics and stereo system, microwave, BBQ grill, and an 80-gallon fresh water tank.  An easy open latch door accesses a swim platform at the stern. It has a 16’x 28’ covered fishing area with 1st class rods, reels and all the top professional gear for tuna fishing, sword-fishing, and rig fishing.  Your catch will be loaded and stored in a 5,000 lbs. ice box and filleted at the end of the day. But it's not just the vessel that makes this fishing charter so unique. Captain Troy is a master of his craft, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he's eager to share with you. He'll take you to the best fishing spots and provide expert guidance on everything from trolling techniques to reeling in your catch. Whether you're an experienced angler looking for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to hook your first fish, Captain troy will tailor the experience to your skill level and interests. As you bask in the warmth of the Venice sun and the thrill of the open sea, you'll know that you're on a fishing charter that's truly one-of-a-kind. So come aboard, cast your line, and let the adventure begin! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Offshore Adventure

100% (1)
44 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
trip description for Louisiana redfish, speckled trout, and sheepshead trip in New Orleans

Come aboard for an unforgettable fishing adventure on the beautiful waters of Lake Pontchartrain! Join Captain Mack on his top-of-the-line 22' Triton bay boat as you set out to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the area, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and many other exciting species. Captain Mack is a seasoned fishing expert who knows the best spots to catch the big ones, and he's eager to share his knowledge and expertise with you. He'll provide all the gear and tackle you need, so you can focus on reeling in your catch and enjoying the breathtaking views of the lake. As you cruise along the serene waters of Lake Pontchartrain, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural scenery and wildlife. The lake is teeming with fish, so get ready for a thrilling day of angling! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, Captain Mack will make sure you have a great time and catch plenty of fish. With comfortable seating and state-of-the-art equipment, Captain Mack's boat is the perfect vessel for your fishing adventure. So grab your family, friends, or colleagues and join him for a day on the water that you'll never forget! Read More

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in New Orleans

Louisiana Redfish, Speckled Trout, And Sheepshead Trip

100% (1)
22 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Louisiana

What are the best fishing charters in Louisiana?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 99 trips in Louisiana, and the most popular trips in the area are Shrimp Trawling Adventure guided by Daryl, Full Day Inshore - 26' Blackjack guided by Rich, and Lake Pontchartrain Gar Trip guided by Mackie.

Our guides in Louisiana are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 2528 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in Louisiana are Boothville-Venice, Saint Bernard and New Orleans.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Louisiana? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Louisiana.

What types of fishing charters are common in Louisiana?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Louisiana as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Louisiana are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Louisiana are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and live bait fishing but trolling and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Louisiana fishing charters cost?

in Louisiana prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Louisiana is $1,146. The average price for a full day trip in Louisiana is $2,153.

What month is best for fishing in Louisiana?

The most popular season for fishing in Louisiana is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a Louisiana fishing license and what are the bag limits in Louisiana?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Louisiana, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Louisiana. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Louisiana.

Fishing in the Pelican State

Louisiana, also known as the Bayou State, the Pelican State, or the Sportsman's Paradise, is a top sportfishing destination on the Gulf Coast. Hackberry, located in the southwestern part of the state on the west shore of Calcasieu Lake, offers a diverse range of productive fisheries for anglers of all levels. The area is known as the "Speckled Trout Capital of the World," and fishing charters can take you to explore Calcasieu Lake, Black Lake, the Gulf of Mexico, and other productive fisheries in the area. The Holy Trinity of Redfish, Trout, and Flounder are the primary targets, but other species such as Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Cobia can also be found. Hackberry fishing guides use both artificial and live bait, with shrimps being a popular choice. Regulations require a Basic Fishing License for all fishermen age 16 and older who want to keep their catch, as well as a LA Saltwater License for saltwater species. Full-day trips cost $600-$750 for a party of four, while half-day trips cost $500-$550. Hackberry is easily accessible by car via I-10 or Louisiana State Highway 27, or by flying into Lake Charles Regional Airport or Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

Fishing Louisiana’s Coasts

**Louisiana Inshore Fishing**

Louisiana is the “Inshore Fishing Capital of the World” thanks to the sheer amount of coastline and having more marshes than any other coastal state. The intricate Louisiana Coastline was created by the Mississippi River, which built up a delta (where sediment is deposited when the river meets the Gulf) for thousands of years, then changed directions to create a new delta. This created bayous and estuaries with varying tidal depths and salinity perfect for a multitude of inshore fish.

**Louisiana Nearshore Fishing**

Louisana nearshore waters are full of wrecks, oil rigs, and other structures that make excellent fishing spots. This allows access to a mixed bag of fish species including redfish, black drum, and red snapper in state waters. Within a few miles of shore, there’s plenty of fishing to be done, and it’s sure to be a truly unique experience.

**Louisiana Offshore Fishing**

With direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana has some of the best offshore fishing in the world. Louisiana shores provide a muddy bottom that gently slopes to a drop-off, in the Gulf providing an ideal environment for offshore fish species. Around 80 miles off the coast, the water drops to 2,500 feet making it the perfect place to hook into a giant.

Top Saltwater Catches in Louisiana

**Inshore Target Species in Louisiana**

**Speckled Trout**

Speckled trout are the most targeted saltwater fish in Louisiana by recreational fishermen, both for being great fighters and for excellent table fare. The sandy bottoms, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds that Louisiana has are a perfect environment for them to thrive and a great place to fish.

**Redfish**



The warm and fertile waters of Louisiana make it excellent for redfish who hide in the wetlands and cruise the canals. Louisiana is special with excellent opportunities to catch redfish throughout the year making it the perfect spot to take a trip.

**Flounder**

Flounder are considered some of the most challenging and tasty inshore fish, making them a highly rewarding catch. On their annual migration flounder travel out of the Mississippi River to the deep sea where anglers have the best perfect shot at catching one.

**And more!**

There are plenty of other species to be caught in the inshore waters of Louisiana including black drum, sheepshead, and more. The fertile waters and estuaries created by the Mississippi meeting the Gulf, along with then endless coastline and marsh areas, there’s plenty of places to explore looking for fish.

**Nearshore Target Species in Louisiana**

**Cobia**

Known as ling or lemonfish in Louisiana, cobia are found right off the coasts where they congregate in the Gulf of Mexico and come especially close to shore to spawn. They are typically found around oil rigs and other structures, feeding on smaller fish and squid. Cobia are a very curious fish and will sometimes swim right up to the side of the boat.

**Red Snapper**

Louisiana state fishery managers have worked hard to help rebuild a now strong, but once depleted red snapper population. They can be found circling both manmade and natural structures off the coasts of Louisiana, especially during their spawning season from May to September.

**Tripletail**

In Louisiana, tripletail are often called blackfish and can be found floating on their sides near cover. This is particularly common around the oil rigs out in Western Louisiana. Venice is one of the most productive locations in the world due to the incredible amount of structure in nearby waters. The waters surrounding Louisiana are a prime spot to head to catch your first or next tripletail.

**And more!**

The nearshore waters of Louisiana are known for the plethora of fish species that live here giving anglers the chance to catch a mixed bag on any trip. With bigger species hiding out amongst the structures and mud bottoms, jack crevalle, blacktip shark, and more can be caught here.

**Offshore Target Species in Louisiana**

**Yellowfin Tuna**

Yellowfin are a world-renowned sportfish, prized for their speed, strength, and stamina. With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana provides great yellowfin fishing spots that are easy to reach and navigate. Although they are a migratory species, yellowfin tuna are known to never leave the Gulf itself, which is partly what makes Louisiana such a promising spot to target them.

**Mahi Mahi**

Mahi-mahi are highly regarded sportfish for their beautiful color and strength on the hook. The “bull run” is when giant bull and cow mahi cruise the Gulf of Mexico during the spring and summer months in large schools and has become a favorite season of anglers in Louisiana.

**Wahoo**

Known for their fierce and tenacious personalities, wahoo are a fan favorite for an exciting fight in the salt. Louisiana is a top spot to land wahoo thanks again to all the structures throughout the Gulf that wahoo love to roam searching for prey. Wahoo in the area are so plentiful that Louisiana is regarded as the top place to fish for them in the United States and the world often outranking exotic locations like Cuba and Baja Mexico.

**And more!**

With access to some of the most productive feeding grounds in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana has some of the best offshore fishing spots in the world. Many more species such as amberjack, marlin, blackfin tuna, and sharks are also abundant in these waters.

Top Freshwater Catches in Louisiana

**Largemouth Bass**

Largemouth Bass are an iconic freshwater fish with a cult following, and Louisiana is full of monsters known as the southern largemouth. Almost every single freshwater lake, pond, and river in the state has excellent bass fishing, with several spots polling in the top 100 of Bassmasters places to fish in the US with some even cracking the top ten.

**Catfish**

Flathead, blue, and channel catfish are considered the kings of Louisiana and are considered a delicacy on the plate. They can be caught in rivers, streams, lakes, and backwaters nearly year-round and can weigh well over 100 pounds. Des Allemands, LA is the “Catfish Capital of the Universe” and even hosts a festival every year.

**Freshwater Drum**

Freshwater drum, or gou, are underrated fish that put up a terrific fight and make excellent table fare. Gou is short for gaspergou and has been a staple fish of Louisiana since written about by French adventurer, historian, and naturalist Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz in 1758.

**And more!**

The Mississippi River and its tributaries provide rich waters across the state of Louisiana, and some of the best freshwater fishing in the world. Species like bluegill, sunfish, crappie, and many more can be found throughout the state.

Best Places to Fish Louisiana's Saltwaters

**Grand Isle**

With over 280 fish species and year-round fishing, Grand Isle is a sportfishing paradise. Being only eight miles wide, Grand Isle makes up for lack of land with hundreds of productive waterways teeming with excellent fishing. Being in a location right where marshland meets the Gulf gives access to everything from inshore fishing for bull reds, to offshore fishing for Mahi Mahi and everything in between.

**Venice**

Venice is right where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico, which makes it one of the most fertile and productive fishing regions in the world. It’s known as both “Tuna Town” and the “Redfish Capital of the World,” Venice is full of excellent fishing from coastal brackish estuaries to deep offshore water and around every oil rig and structure in between.

**Saint Bernard**

Saint Bernard is known for its diverse fisheries and is a premier fishing destination in Louisiana. Saint Bernard itself is surrounded by marshes, wetlands, and bayous which attract a variety of fish species. There’s incredible year-round fishing in the swamps and bayous for redfish and speckled trout or you can drive over to New Orleans and have both.

**And more!**

Louisiana itself has so much access to water, that it is almost impossible to find a bad spot to fish. The diversity of species and environments creates one of the best fisheries in the world and a great spot to take a fishing trip.

Best Places to Fish Louisiana’s Freshwaters

**Calcasieu Lake**

Located only a few hours from the major hub of Houston, Calcasieu Lake is a popular spot for anglers to target sought-after species. Freshwater from the Calcasieu River mixes with saltwater from Calcasieu Pass to create the perfect brackish water home to a variety of species including redfish, sheepshead, catfish, largemouth bass, tripletail, and even cobia. The gem of Calcasieu Lake is speckled trout, where they are known to weigh well over seven pounds.

**Delacroix**

Delacroix is known as the “Bass Mecca” of the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from New Orleans. Full of canals and lakes, the bass fishing here is great throughout the year. Anglers can spend years cruising the channels and casting the banks and never fish the same spot twice. Delacroix isn’t just great for bass though. It is home to marshes that hide redfish, catfish, and more.

**Toledo Bend Reservoir**

Along the Shelby River, Toledo Bend Reservoir joins Texas and Louisiana together with excellent freshwater fishing for catfish, crappie, and sunfish. The real prize in this reservoir is bass, especially largemouth. With plenty of vegetation and standing timber, largemouth bass are available year-round. With over 100 regional and national tournaments a year, Toledo Bend Reservoir is a top choice for freshwater anglers.

**And more!**

The amount of water available to anglers in Louisiana is amazing. There are hundreds of lakes, rivers, canals, channels, streams, and more throughout the state with thousands of honey holes full of bass, catfish, crappie, and more. No matter where you go in Louisiana, the fishing will be top-notch.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    5 star Captain!! James is one of the best guides we have ever been out with. He put us on fish all day and worked hard to make sure we always had what we needed- he even shared his ball cap with me when he realized I had forgotten mine. I can not say enough good things about him, great fisherman and a great guy!!!

    Charlie B. with James K. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    10/10 with Mackie!! He went above and beyond and created an enjoyable and fun-filled experience catching numerous fish! Our recommendation is book with him and have a wonderful fishing trip! We rate him a 5 star captain!!

    Janitra S. with Mackie B. of Mandeville, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Top notch captain. We caught trout, flounder, and a ton of catfish. Mackie is a great guy and a great pre trip communicator. Would book again!

    Joseph L. with Mackie B. of New Orleans, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Jace was awesome. Communicated well, was right on time, and took us right to the fish. Definitely recommend.

    Eli P. with Jace O. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Daryl was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and laid-back. He made our fishing trip beginner-friendly and went above and beyond to ensure we caught the fish we were after. We reeled in every species you’d want during our inshore adventure! His teaching skills were top-notch, and he never once made me feel inadequate due to my lack of fishing experience. Plus, he had a great sense of humor that kept us laughing throughout the trip. Best fishing trip I’ve been on! I can't wait to go fishing with him again!

    Brittany B. with Daryl C. of Grand Isle, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! Thanks Captain Mackie,!

    George F. with Mackie B. of Mandeville, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip,couldn't ask for any better guide 👍

    Robert J. with Rich M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Had an awesome time! Highly recommend!

    James P. with Jace O. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip with Gavin! Will definitely go again.

    Toni P. with Kevin D. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
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    Bridget N. with Mackie B. of Mandeville, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Brad was great! The fishing was amazing. It was easy and convenient to set up the trip. My husband and son had a fantastic time. It was definitely the highlight of our trip!

    Sarah E. with Brad D. of New Orleans, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Good guide, knows where the fish are, would have like to see tactical changes made for different species or when the bit slowed down. I’d like to see a variety in the arsenal you know. That’s just me being my hardcore fishing self. My wife loved it because we didn’t have to clean or fuel our boat. I agree it’s nice just being a paying customer. The hard thing for me and being very expirienced is you expect everyone to be like you. Tommy did us right and I appreciate his hard work. I’d use Tommy again and would recommend Tommy to others

    Doug F. with Tommy A. of Sulphur, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    I’ve fished in several states all over the country including AK and Troy was by far the best “Captain “ we have used. Picked us up right off our house boat! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Was also patient with kids. Will definitely be going back!

    Chris D. with Troy W. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    the trip was so awful. There are no fish and the trip was so expensive. There was no memory

    Quyet D. with Troy W. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Went out with Captain Davide on June 5,2023. His in depth knowledge of the waters ( fishing he area since he was 9y.o.) really made the difference. We were on fish almost all day. He knew how to target each species and the best place to get them. He organized the day to target species that would keep us reeling fish in. Combination of American reds (15), Tuna(6), and variety of other species . Not to mention the wahoo that broke me off ( Damn near the biggest I ever saw). Ended with a day of heat exhaustion for me, 2 hours of fish cleaning for David, and buying 3 extra coolers for the haul home. Be careful...... There is alot of mean mugging at the cleaning station. Most everyone else got skunked that day. Thanks Capt. David Dr, James Hill Ft. Lauderdale Fl.

    James H. with Jacob M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Jace is a great captain, he knew exactly where the fish were and we had non stop action. We went on a MEAT HUNT.

    Brad G. with Jace O. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jacob gets 5 BIG stars from my son Tyler and I. We had a fantastic trip with him yesterday. I cannot imagine there is a better fishing guide in the area . He had us on huge donkey red snappers in no time and he took us to many other locations for other species, since we had limited out on red snapper in the first 2 hours of fishing. His boat was immaculate. As a marine surveyor I look at these things as the safety of my son and myself is very important. Captain Jacob has a great sense of humor and makes sure his guests have a great time. Definitely choose him for your trio.

    William T. with Jacob M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Darrel was a wonderful captain he made the entire 2 days awesome

    Johnny F. with Daryl C. of Grand Isle, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Mike did a great job trying to put us on fish we had a 25 mph wind all day which is tough fishing for anyone my 5 year old and my 10 year old went out with us Mike was patient with both of them and helped both of them land some fish while I was fishing as well Mike's boat is also top notch smooth ride got to listen to some good tunes as well thanks again Mike for making my boys first time on the water memorable we will be back to fish with you again!

    Brian H. with Mike D. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was very good and interesting to talk with. Our first day out his deck hand had misunderstood our fishing days and was unable to go so David had to do the trip himself. He did his very best but unfortunately we didn't catch anything and helped him as much as possible. The second day he had two deckhands and it went so much more smoothly and they were very informative and very knowledgeable. They tried their best to put us on fish but it didn't work to our favor. We caught one swordfish. It was a very expressive trip for one fish but I understand that happens. I would definitely use captain David again and hope to try it again next year

    John R. with David M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

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