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What are the best fishing charters in New Orleans?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 39 trips in New Orleans, and the most popular trips in the area are 3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter guided by Seth, New Orleans Fishing Excursion guided by Mike, and Backcountry Specks and Reds guided by Chad.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Lafitte, Hopedale and Mandeville.

What types of fishing charters are common in New Orleans?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in New Orleans as well as flats fishing.

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

The most common fishing techniques in New Orleans are light tackle fishing, jigging, and trolling but bottom fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do New Orleans fishing charters cost?

in New Orleans prices can range anywhere from $475 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in New Orleans is $783. The average price for a full day in New Orleans is $1,162.

When is the best month to go fishing in New Orleans?

The most popular season for fishing in New Orleans is winter, and most anglers book their trips 12 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

Fishing Charters in New Orleans offer a variety of unparalleled fishing opportunities, from stalking redfish in the skinny-water marshes around Delacroix and Shell Beach to Venice deep sea fishing charters. With freshwater, saltwater, and everything in between this is truly a one-of-a-kind fishery. Louisiana, aka The Boot!, has it all.

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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Other Things To Do In New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant vacation destination for people of all ages. With a well know reputation for its bars, Bourbon Street is the party spot for the 21+ crowd. If you are looking for a bite to eat the New Orleans culinary scene is top-notch and there are quality restaurants and eateries around every corner like Domilise's Po-Boy & Bar. With plenty of other adventures and oddities to be discovered in New Orleans, it has something for everyone.

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