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Exploring The Louisiana Marsh

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Catching New Orleans

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New Orleans Shallow Water Slam

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Fishing in New Orleans

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Fishing in Saint Bernard

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St. Bernard Red Snapper Special

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New Orleans Shallow Water Slam

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Fishing in Lafitte
Fishing in Lafitte
Fishing in Lafitte
trip description for Morning Big Group Excursions in Lafitte

The inshore flats in Southeast Louisiana are some of the best fishing grounds in the world. Join Captain Gavin and explore this marshy maze all day, searching for Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout in hidden holes. These fish are exceptionally tasty and can be caught by anglers of all experience levels. Since Captain Gavin’s 32’ Aluma Marine can fit up to 10 guests, this trip is the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends for a day on the water! If you choose, Captain Gavin is happy to clean and cook your catch for you, at an additional fee of $30 per person. The spacious deck aboard the vessel allows many lines to be cast at once, so fish can pile up in the icebox. There is also a large cabin with air conditioning whenever you want to take a break and cool down. The Louisiana heat is no joke! To avoid the heat you should bring plenty of water as well as appropriate clothing and sun protection. You also might want some snacks so you don’t get hungry during the full day on the water. Captain Gavin will provide everything else you need including rods, reels, light tackle, and bait. He is an experienced guide who will take you to the right fishing holes, meaning this could be the trip of a lifetime! Read More

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Morning Big Group Excursions

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Hopedale Hookfest in Saint Bernard

We will be targeting Speckled Trout, Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead, and occasionally Flounders. We supply everything you need except for a valid Louisiana fishing license, sunscreen, bug spray, drinks, and snacks. Captain does supply bottled water and ice! If you’re looking to have a great time and catch fish, come join our family! Read More

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Hopedale Hookfest

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Speckled Trout & Redfish Full Day in Saint Bernard

Hop on board with Captain Joe for an action-packed day of inshore fishing! Saint Bernard is home to plenty of fish-filled canals and bays that are great spots for catching some tasty Gulf Coast fish without venturing too far from the dock. On this 6-hour trip, Captain Joe will cruise you through some of these productive inshore waters where you'll be primarily targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. Venturing a bit into the nearshore waters will give you opportunities to reel in some Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead and more. All you need to use for these fish is classic light tackle. This trip is great for beginners, and experienced anglers are also sure to benefit from some of Captain Joe's expert tips and knowledge of the water! Captain Joe fishes aboard a 24’ Blue Wave center console with a capacity for 5 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to hard to reach spots in the inshores! She comes complete with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder and a Live Bait Well. Captain Joe will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want, and feel free to bring any of your own lures. Book your trip today and get ready for a productive day on the Gulf Coast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near New Orleans

Speckled Trout & Redfish Full Day

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Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
trip description for Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers in Slidell

Just 20min from the French Quarter, you can be boarding the boat, heading out with Captain James to fish Lake Pontchartrain and the surrounding backwater marshes for Redfish, Trout, and Drum with Captain James. These full day trips leave from "The Dock" in Slidell around 6-6:30am and run until around 1pm sometime alittle longer. Captain James is not one to watch his watch, he likes to watch the fish drop into the boat! The Dock in Slidell puts you a very short boat ride from premier fishing spots that Captain James knows like the back of his hand. On your trip you will do a lot of sight casting with artificials, live bait, and popping corks. Out on lake Pontchartrain, you can drift the bay and hit Captain James' honeyholes as well. Don't forget your Louisiana fishing license, but Captain James will provide all the fishing equipment (Rods, Reels, Bait, etc), water, sports drinks, and light snacks. He will even clean your fish for you at the end of the day! All he recommends you bring is you sun protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hats), Bug spray, and your rain gear just in case. Read More

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Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Exploring the Bayou in Saint Bernard

Captain Jacob is the perfect captain for your next Delacroix fishing adventure. He's super experienced in New Orleans-based fishing and knows how to find the best spots for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Drum, and Sheepshead. You'll go after these fish using a few different techniques, including sightcasting, jigging, and drifting. Captain Jacob is happy to help you refine your technique and make sure that you're using the best tackle for the job. You'll be fishing from his 24' Ranger bay boat, perfect for exploring the bayou. She's powered by a 250 HP Yamaha, and has all the standard gear and electronics, including GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait well, and more. There's also an icebox on board to keep your catch fresh! Captain Jacob will provide all the fishing gear you need, including rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle. You should bring your own sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, snacks, and drinks to make the most of your day! Read More

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Exploring The Bayou

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Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
Fishing in Saint Bernard
trip description for Half Day Fishing Trip in Saint Bernard

Join Captain Jace for an inshore fishing adventure off the coast of St. Bernard, Louisiana! This exciting charter will take you out on the beautiful waterways of the region, where you'll have the opportunity to target some of the most sought-after inshore species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. Captain Jace is a seasoned angler who knows the inshore waters of St. Bernard like the back of his hand. He will take you out aboard his 23' Blackjack bay boat, a purpose-built fishing vessel that's perfect for navigating the shallow inshore waters. As you journey out onto the fishing grounds, you'll also have the chance to take in the stunning natural beauty of the area. The crystal clear waters and lush mangroves provide the perfect backdrop for a day of fishing! Once you arrive at the fishing grounds, Captain Jace will provide you with all the necessary gear and tackle, as well as expert instruction to help you land these fun sportfish. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, this inshore fishing charter is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience. So come join Captain Jace and experience the thrill of inshore fishing off the coast of St. Bernard, Louisiana! Read More

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Half Day Fishing Trip

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in New Orleans

What are the best fishing charters in New Orleans?

Why should I book a fishing charter in New Orleans with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 50 trips in New Orleans, and the most popular trips in the area are Louisiana redfish, speckled trout, and sheepshead trip guided by Mackie, Exploring the Louisiana Marsh guided by Brad, and Catching New Orleans guided by Drake.

Our guides in New Orleans are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 2947 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.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in New Orleans?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in New Orleans as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and lake fishing.

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

The most common fishing techniques in New Orleans are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do New Orleans fishing charters cost?

in New Orleans prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day trip in New Orleans is $1,250. The average price for a full day trip in New Orleans is $1,674.

What month is best for fishing in New Orleans?

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

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

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

New Orleans Fishing Overview

New Orleans is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled inshore fishing adventure. The city's bayous, marshes, and estuaries offer a diverse range of habitats for coveted Gulf fish species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Jack Crevalle. Additionally, New Orleans boasts some of the state's best Bass fishing lakes.

Thanks to its warm and humid climate, New Orleans fishing charters operate year-round, offering half-day and full-day trips to explore the area's world-famous inshore waters. Popular fishing locations include Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne, and southern waterways such as the Breton Sound and Black Bay.

Before heading out on the water, anglers over the age of 16 must purchase a fishing license. Those planning to fish south of the ""saltwater line"" must obtain a Louisiana saltwater angler's license in addition to a basic Louisiana fishing license. Charter captains provide all necessary equipment for a successful day of fishing.

Lake Cataouatche Fishing

Being a freshwater lake this productive spot produces giant largemouth bass and blue catfish. The bass fishing in Lake Cataouatche is so good that the Bassmaster Classic was held here in 2011. Catfish are a classic in Lousiana and in Lake Cataouatche the blue catfish is king. Blue catfish are the largest catfish species and are known to grow over 100 pounds. Although their looks may not be appealing, catfish taste great and have become a staple of southern (and cajun) cuisine.

Lake Pontchartrain Fishing

Heading north of the city, Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary connected to the Gulf. Not only home to the longest bridge in the united states (the causeway runs from New Orleans north across the lake), fishing Lake Pontchartrain you'll find the classic inshore options: redfish, trout, and flounder. You might also know that Pontchartrain is home to some massive sheepshead. The world record sheepshead was caught here weighing over 21 lbs.

Delacroix Fishing

You can also get these classic "big three" inshore fish if you follow the coast and marshes south of New Orleans or over by Shell Beach and Delacroix. Although Delacroix is difficult to navigate, the shallow marshes are home to quality redfish and speckled trout fishing as well as a great place to land flounder. Fly fishing has become popular here for those anglers looking for a challenge. The intricate maze of marshland surrounding Delacroix Island creates ideal places for giants to lurk and our damn good guides have the experience to put you on the fish.

Offshore Fishing New Orleans

If you're looking for offshore action, your best bet is to head down to Venice, LA, which is known for having short travel times to high-quality fishing. If you want to catch Yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico, this is where you should head hands down.

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Popular Types of Fishing In New Orleans

New Orleans fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in New Orleans are inshore, offshore, and fly fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters are ideal for those who want to catch tuna, marlin, and wahoo. Fly fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish and speckled trout using a fly rod.

Some of the most common landmarks that New Orleans fishing charters visit include the Mississippi River Delta, Lake Pontchartrain, and the Gulf of Mexico.

If you're looking to catch redfish, speckled trout, and flounder, inshore fishing charters are your best bet. For those who want to catch tuna, marlin, and wahoo, offshore fishing charters are the way to go. And if you're looking for a unique experience, fly fishing charters are perfect for catching redfish and speckled trout using a fly rod. Whatever your preference, New Orleans fishing charters have got you covered.

Other Things To Do In New Orleans

While New Orleans fishing charters are a popular attraction, there is so much more to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll through the historic French Quarter, visit the iconic St. Louis Cathedral, or explore the unique architecture of the Garden District. For a taste of the city's famous cuisine, head to the bustling French Market or indulge in a beignet at Cafe Du Monde. Music lovers can catch a live jazz performance at Preservation Hall or the legendary Tipitina's. And of course, no trip to New Orleans is complete without experiencing the excitement of Mardi Gras, with parades, parties, and colorful costumes filling the streets.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    James is a true captain that has the fisherman in mind at all times. First he knows the area and is safe. He worked hard to get us on fish and we tried several areas before we were successful. He found the fish though and then we stayed to get some in the box. I have been on many fishing trips and James is at the top of my list. He is personable and cares about his clients. If your looking for a quality experienced Captain look no farther than James.

    Tim H. with James K. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Mackie is very knowledgeable about the lake and has great patience. Within minutes after stopping I had a 20" redfish and Eddie had one hooked in the front of the boat. While we were reeling in, Kenny started fighting a 28"er!!

    Stewart T. with Mackie B. of Mandeville, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    George F. with Mackie B. of Mandeville, Louisiana

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

    James P. with Jace O. of Saint Bernard, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Jace is an awesome captain. He knows where the fish are. He made it a great experience for my wife and I. I highly recommend him for and fishing you plan to do.

    Erik C. with Jace O. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mike was Professional, Punctual and productive !! I will definitely use him again when I come to New Orleans. He has us limits out in an off season. He did not try to oversell us initially and then totally exceeded our expectations. To top it off were eating fresh fish less than thirty minutes after we were docked !! Thank You ! Captain mike

    Eric H. with Mike B. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a trip with Captain Mike for a bachelor party, and we had an absolute blast. We caught fish, we cracked jokes, and we made some awesome memories. We will be booking with Captain Mike again soon

    Andrew N. with Mike B. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day with Seth despite the weather. I was only in town for 1 day and could not reschedule so we decided to go out and make the best of it. We caught a nice 22" redfish on first cast and after a few hours work we had another 22" and a fat 27" redfish in the boat. Seth stayed positive the whole day as we tried different spots and techniques. Will definitely fish with him again, hopefully in better weather.

    Simon S. with Seth H. of Saint Bernard, Louisiana

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