New Orleans, Louisiana Fishing Overview

Many people know New Orleans for its unique history, delicious local cuisine, and nightlife. As it turns out, the distance from Bourbon Street to top-class sportfishing isn't that far and there are plenty of fishing charters in New Orleans. Just a short boat ride away are winding backwaters, bayous, and lakes chock full of Redfish, Gulf Flounder, Speckled Trout and more. Contact Captain Experiences today to book the New Orleans fishing charter of a lifetime!

Everything You Need to Know About New Orleans, Louisiana Fishing

Fishing Charters in New Orleans

Fishing Charters in New Orleans offer unparalleled inshore and deep sea fishing. From stalking redfish in the skinny-water marshes around Delacroix and Shell Beach, to Venice deep sea fishing charters, Louisiana, aka The Boot!, has it all.

Closer to New Orleans you'll have a few options. You can head north to Lake Pontchartrain, which is actually a brackish estuary that is connected to the Gulf. Fishing Lake Pontchartrain you'll find the classic inshore options: redfish, trout, and flounder, but you might now know that Pontchartrain is home to some massive sheepshead - the record was caught here.

You can also get these classic "big three" inshore fish if you follow the coasts and marshes south of New Orleans or over by Shell Beach.

If you're looking for offshore action, your best bet is to head down to Venice, LA, which is known to have short travel times to high quality fishing.

New Orleans Tides and Weather

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Places to Stay in New Orleans, Louisiana