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Bottom Fishing Charters Near New Orleans, La
One day of fishing just isn’t enough? Make it a double! Captain Gavin and his experienced crew are stoked to take you out for a 48-hour fishing extravaganza! Up to 10 guests can comfortably fit aboard the 32’ Aluma Marine which you will use to extensively search the Louisiana marshland for Redfish and Speckled Trout. The network of canals stretches for miles, and over 2 days you will have plenty of time to explore it. Y'all will be staying in the newly renovated cabins, bunkhouses, or houseboats that sit on the bayou for a beautiful view of the bayou. Besides Redfish and Speckled Trout, the flats are home to Black Drum, Flounder, and Redfish, all of which are delicious. Each person on the trip should bring a large cooler to keep their catch fresh for dinner. Not to worry, lodging overnight is included. There, Captain Gavin will clean your catch for you and you can try your hand at the grill. He will also provide you with all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle necessary for a successful trip, as well as sodas during the hot days. You should also bring extra drinks and snacks for each day, because the weather down there can get pretty hot. Always feel free to take a break in the air-conditioned cabin aboard the vessel. You have 2 whole days to fish––no need to spend every second with a rod in hand. The twin 600hp Yamaha engines will guide you smoothly through the flats as Captain Gavin takes you to the best fishing holes in the area. Read More
Overnight Bayou Adventure
Come on down and experience the best of both worlds on this combination bowfishing and angling trip! Why choose one when you can do both? You'll start off the afternoon on board a 26' Caymas center console bay boat chasing Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. You'll leave the dock about 3 hours before sunset for your rod & reel fishing charter and enjoy the sunset while catching Louisiana's most popular fish. At sunset, you'll meet Captain Chris on the bayou, where you will hop on board a custom 20' airboat to continue your night of bowfishing for the next 3 hours. You trip will last approximately 6 hours. This combo rod & reel and bowfishing charter is perfect for customers who want to experience it all but do not want to stay out late into the night. Its the perfect opportunity to enjoy both styles of fishing in one trip! Fuel, bait, ice, rods, reels, bows, arrows, tackle, and fishing cleaning services are included. More time may be added to the beginning of your trip or the end of your trip. If you would like to do 4 or 5 hours of rod and reel fishing prior to the bowfishing charter, or if you would like to add an extra hour or two to the bowfishing charter, you may do so by requesting additional time prior to your trip. Additional time may be added at $200 per hour for the entire group! Read More
New Orleans Bowfishing & Angling
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
3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter
Climb aboard with Captain Gavin for a half day adventure on the inshore flats of Lafitte, LA. Captain Gavin’s 32’ Aluma Marine can fit up to 10 guests, giving you the opportunity for a fishing frenzy! The Barataria-Terrebonne estuarine complex is the largest and most dynamic fishing grounds in the world. Among the maze of marshes, you will be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout, which all make for a delicious dinner! Captain Gavin will clean any fish you catch, so you can take home an incredible meal. If you choose, Captain Gavin is happy to clean and cook your catch for you, at an additional fee of $30 per person. He also provides rods, reels, bait, and tackle for you and all your guests, so you only need to bring sun protection, food, and drinks. The vessel is a 36’ Aluma Marine equipped with twin 600hp Yamaha engines, which power the huge boat through the flats. The cabin has air conditioning to give you a break from the Louisiana heat, and the spacious deck accommodates up to 10 people. Captain Gavin is an experienced guide who can take you to the best fishing holes in grassy flats. Once there, you will cast using light tackle and hopefully reel in a monster! Read More
Afternoon Big Group Excursion
Spend the afternoon exploring the saltwater flats of southeast Louisiana! Join Captain Gavin in the twisting marshlands filled with fish just waiting to be caught. The drive from New Orleans is only an hour, so spend your afternoon on a beautiful boat with a line in the water before you return home with fresh fish for dinner. The trip targets the Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead that dominate the marshy flats outside Lafitte. These fish are a tasteful delicacy which are even more delicious when fresh-caught. Bring a cooler to keep your catch fresh for the ride home and get them on the grill! You should also bring snacks, drinks, sun protection, appropriate clothing, and a valid Louisiana Fishing License. Captain Gavin will provide everything else such as rods, bait, and light tackle. On board the 24’ Express Bay Boat you will have a comfortable and smooth ride. The 250HP Yamaha engine cuts through the smooth water, taking you to the best fishing holes. Captain Gavin will take you to the best spots quickly since his knowledge of the area is extensive. After spending an amazing day on the water, you can watch the beautiful Louisiana bayou sunset and hit the grill for a delicious dinner! If you choose, Captain Gavin is happy to clean and cook your catch for you, at an additional fee of $30 per person. Read More
Afternoon Shallow Water Assault
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
New Orleans Fishing Excursion
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
Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers
If you're planning on fishing in Southeast Louisiana and are looking for a top-notch fishing charter, come fish with the best! Whether you're just visiting the New Orleans area and looking for an enjoyable family outing, or a dedicated angler hoping to bag a trophy, Captain Mike has got you covered. On the day of your trip, you will be fishing out of Captain Mike's fish out of a 26' Caymas hybrid bay boat powered by a 300 Mercury. This shallow-draft fishing vessel is ideal for inshore angling, and you'll be able to maneuver around the marshes, channels, and flats with ease. Throughout spring, summer, and fall Captain Mike likes to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Flounder. During certain seasonal months, he also goes after Snapper and Cobia! Starting in early spring he switches his focus to the southern edge of Delacroix, north hitting deeper marshes and channels and targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. As the waters warm up, he will move further out, chasing the bait from Delacroix to Hopedale to Shell Beach. This allows him and his clients to get on some great Speckled Trout and Redfish bites! As water temperatures rise in the springtime, the action takes him to cleaner waters in search of large schools of Speckled Trout, plus tons of Flounder. Once water temperatures reach a certain level, he likes to go further out to the outer marshes and surrounding areas. This is where he goes to target Bull Reds, Speckled Trout and Tripletail! When you book a trip, you can be confident that Captain Mike will do the utmost to put you on some of the best fishing of your life! Southeast Louisiana isn't called the "Sportman's Paradise" for nothing, and the fishing here is truly legendary. Get out there and have the time of your life with Captain Mike! Read More
Sportsman’s Paradise Trip
Hop on board with Captain Joe for an action-packed day of inshore fishing in Saint Bernard! Saint Bernard is conveniently located right in the middle of the Louisiana marshes that provide plenty of opportunities to catch some tasty Gulf Coast fish. On this full-day trip, Captain Joe will cruise you through some of these productive inshore waters where you'll be targeting Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. A true entertainer, Captain Joe prefers to guide full-day trips so he can devote all his energy to giving guests a satisfying day of fishing. All you need to use for these fish is classic light tackle, so this trip is great for beginners and anyone else looking to have a productive day of fishing without any fuss! Captain Joe fishes aboard a 25’ Majek bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. 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. He will even prepare some live bait before your trip so you can get right to fishing. 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
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Everything to Know About Booking a New Orleans bottom fishing charter
What are the best bottom fishing charters in New Orleans?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 bottom fishing trips in New Orleans, and the most popular trips in the area are Exploring the Louisiana Marsh guided by Brad, Catching New Orleans guided by Drake, and NOLA Coastal Fishing guided by Eric.
Our guides in New Orleans are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9603 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.
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What types of bottom fishing charters are common in New Orleans?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in New Orleans as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and lake fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in New Orleans are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.
How much do New Orleans bottom fishing charters cost?
for bottom fishing in New Orleans prices can range anywhere from an affordable $500 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in New Orleans is $1,046. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in New Orleans is $1,239.
What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in New Orleans?
The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in New Orleans is winter, and most anglers book their trips 14 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.
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