Lake Pontchartrain Gar Trip

Starting at $550 | 5 Hour | Lake | 6 People | Trip #4223

About Your Trip

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 ... Read More

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Triton Seaflight
Boat Length

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
I have been fishing Lake Ponchatrain and it’s surrounding Bayous since I first could hold a rod. My passion became my career when I went to work for Captain Andy Jones over the summer of 19’. Captain Andy taught me everything there is to know about hunting the Kraken and ... Read More

Start Location

Mandeville Boat Launch, Jackson Avenue, Mandeville, LA, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Pontchartrain

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.


No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


Alligator Gar, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Redfish


Cut Bait Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
All rods, reels, and tackle are included, but we also recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and any gear of your own you want to use on the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a refund).

Pricing & Availability

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Verified Review Fishing


Tom C.


Had a blast ! Great guy really knows what he’s doing .Helped me get on a monster redfish

Anthony H.


Captain Mack. got us on fish first thing in the morning. If the fishing slowed down in that spot, he knew where to go. and kept us on fish all day. 40” 18.5lbs red was the biggest fish of the day, what a great experience. Don’t hesitate about booking your ...Read More

Buck W.


Awesome time!!! One of the best fishing experiences I've had in a long while. Would highly recommend these fellows to anyone looking to bring in a hefty load of fish for dinner 👍🐟

Steve D.


These guys really know how to put you on fish, there was never a dull moment the whole day fishing. Super personable, Captain Mackey and the deck hand John we’re on top of it! Got put on 50+ fish with about 9-10 different species including some big red drum! I’ll ...Read More

Bryan A.


Mackie is great guide. He has awesome gear and knows how to put you on fish. Took my boy out for his first Redfish and trout. Lots of fish and a great time.

Annette R.


This was an awesome day with Mackie. We absolutely loved every minute of it. We caught some awesome fish. Hit the Grand Slam! We caught several alligator gar, shark, and bull red. Could not have asked for a prettier day nor a better Captain. Thank you ...Read More

Thomas R.


Amazing trip! Captain Andy and Mack put us on the fish and I got the gator gar of a lifetime! Best trip I have ever been on! Kraken trip is where it’s at! Great guys! I will definitely be back!

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!