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Trolling Charters In Lake Pontchartrain

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Fishing in New Orleans

Inshore Fishing Charter in New Orleans

Catching New Orleans

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Fishing in Slidell

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in Slidell

Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Fishing in Slidell

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Slidell

New Orleans Area Fishing Trip

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $500

Top Species for Trolling in Lake Pontchartrain

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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

Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in Slidell

Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
trip description for Louisiana Slam with Capt Mack 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 Slam With Capt Mack

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $475
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Fishing in Mandeville
Fishing in Mandeville
Fishing in Mandeville
trip description for Lake Pontchartrain Gar Trip in Mandeville

On this trip, you will target the Lake Pontchartrain Kraken, a mythical monster that has been snapping fisherman’s rods and steel leaders around the Lake! If you can't manage to hook the beast, you'll still be able to go after trophy Alligator Gar, Bull Reds, and the infamous Lake Pontchartrain Bull Sharks! These species are a blast to catch, and they can open up a serious can when hooked. Captain Mack will take you to the best fishing holes and feeding grounds on the Lake, and make sure you have the best possible gear and tackle to hook up some monsters! This trip is typically "CPR" (Catch, Photo, Release). If you want to keep fish, let your captain know and he can make sure to find some slot fish. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Mandeville

Lake Pontchartrain Gar Trip

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
Fishing in New Orleans
trip description for Catching New Orleans in New Orleans

With hundreds of post-trip photos showing smiling faces and BIG catches, you’re in good hands. Families, groups, and individuals are all welcome! Whether you’re an avid angler or a beginner, you’ll receive excellent customer service while enjoying an adventurous day of catching fish. Captain Drake has well over 30 years of experience in the marshes around Lake Pontchartrain. As a full-time guide in South Louisiana, Captain Drake targets Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Bass, and Flounder on a daily basis. A trip with Drake means you’ll be riding in style in a brand new 2023 25’ Blue Wave bay boat. With plenty of space and comfortable seats, this modern vessel is equipped with all the necessary electronics to make catching fish easier. It’s the perfect vessel for pursuing Redfish in the shallows, or safely working the open water for Speckled Trout. After a morning of catching, Captain Drake will clean and bag your fish to your preference. All the ice you need to keep your filets fresh on your journey home will be provided at no additional cost. Kids aged 4 and above are welcome and vests in all sizes are provided. Bottled water is available on board. Bring your own snacks and any drinks you want to keep your energy up. Live bait, when needed, is an additional cost and can range from $10-25 per person. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in New Orleans

Catching New Orleans

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Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
Fishing in Slidell
trip description for New Orleans Area Fishing Trip in Slidell

When it comes to fishing the waters in and around New Orleans, Captain Larry 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 Larry 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 Larry 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 Larry 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 Area Fishing Trip

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $500
Fishing in Lacombe
Fishing in Lacombe
Fishing in Lacombe
trip description for Greater New Orleans Inshore Fishing in Lacombe

Captain Jim specializes in light tackle fishing using live or artificial bait for catching speckled trout, redfish, flounders, drum, sheepshead and triple-tail. His fishing areas range from Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne to the marshes, bayous, and bays from Reggio, Delacroix Island to Point A La Hache and all the open waters of Breton Sound and Black Bay. Come dressed in proper clothing (Long pants, long sleeve shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended. (No Flip Flops or Bathing Suits) with your Liscense/Hat/Sunglasses/Drinks & Lunch while we provide Rods-N-Reels, Tackle Equipment, Fuel, Ice! Fish Cleaning & Live Bait are available for an additional fee, but live bait is highly recommended Read More

Flats, Inshore, Lake Fishing Charter in Lacombe

Greater New Orleans Inshore Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $700

Everything to Know About Booking a Lake Pontchartrain trolling charter

What are the best trolling charters in Lake Pontchartrain?

The best trolling charters in Lake Pontchartrain are:

Why should I book a trolling charter in Lake Pontchartrain with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trolling trips in Lake Pontchartrain, and the most popular trips in the area are Catching New Orleans guided by Drake, New Orleans Area Fishing Trip guided by Mike, and Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers guided by James.

Our guides in Lake Pontchartrain are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3183 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 trolling guides / fishing lessons in Lake Pontchartrain? Check out our beginner and family friendly trolling guides in Lake Pontchartrain.

What types of trolling charters are common in Lake Pontchartrain?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for trolling in Lake Pontchartrain as well as flats fishing and lake fishing.

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

How much do Lake Pontchartrain trolling fishing charters cost?

for trolling in Lake Pontchartrain prices can range anywhere from about $608 to $1,038, but the average price for a half day trip for trolling in Lake Pontchartrain is $738. The average price for a full day trip for trolling in Lake Pontchartrain is $825.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for on a trolling charter in Lake Pontchartrain?

The most popular season to go on a trolling charter in Lake Pontchartrain is summer, and most anglers book their trips 46 days in advance.

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

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Capt James was great. Knows his way around the water was able to bring us right to the fish everytime. Definitely would recommend. Can’t wait to come out again.

    Torren C. with James K. of Slidell, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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