Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

Starting at $550 | 7 Hour | Inshore, Lake | 4 People | Trip #2290

About Your Trip

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.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
2022 skeeter sx 240
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide James

Note from your Captain: "Hi, I am Captain James I am a Coast Guard licensed captain, a native of South Louisiana, and I have been fishing these waters my entire life. As a boy, my dream was to one day fish professionally. After many years of tournament fishing, I qualified for the 2006 Bassmaster Classic and for the next few years, fished nationally as an Elite Series angler. This was an experience of a lifetime that I will always treasure. Although that national circuit was a big part of my life, it is the local waters of South Louisiana that call my name. With the amount of time I have spent on these waters, I have become a master at tides and patterns. I enjoyed tournament fishing but there is nothing like taking someone out and watching them pull in a limit of reds and specks. Come fish with me and let's go enjoy some truly exciting and unique South Louisiana fishing!

Start Location

The Dock N Bait Shop, Harbor View Court, Slidell, LA, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Pontchartrain

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, at an additional fee


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


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

Boat Restroom

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


Black Drum, Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Speckled Trout


Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Sunscreen, Sun glasses, Rain gear, Bug spray. Rods, reels & tackle included.
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 QR code that acts like a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

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Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
You're in good hands

Our 4.9/5 average review score speaks for itself and we've got you covered with our 100% Weather Guarantee.


Kim K.


Awesome and knowledgeable Captain! One of the nicest and most patient guys you’ll ever meet. Highly recommend Captain James. You will NOT be disappointed.

James B.


This charter service is the most professional and knowledgeable with also having a great time!!! Highly recommended!! James is a true Captain!

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 QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code 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!