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Lake Ponchartrain Lunkers

100% (2) 1 - 4 People 7 Hours From $600

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7 Hours
4 People
$875.00
3 People
$725.00
2 People
$600.00
1 Person
$600.00
Pay 15% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

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.

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.
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is provided for an additional fee.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 3 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain James

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide
Talkative
Instructional
Intense
Expert Oriented
Adventurous
Quality
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...

About Your Guide

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Captain James

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide
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!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
13 ft tiger shark
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Pastalaya

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
13 ft tiger shark
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Pastalaya
Whats your favorite band?
Van halen
Whats your favorite movie?
Fast and furious
Whats your favorite sports team?
Saints
Whats your drink of choice?
Coffee
What was your last halloween costume?
0
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Family time
How did you get started guiding?
Passion to help people catch fish.
What makes you different from other guides?
I love people.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
The Dock N Bait Shop, Harbor View Court, Slidell, LA, USA
Areas Fished
  • Lake Pontchartrain

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
2022 skeeter sx 240
Year Built
2022
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
2022 skeeter sx 240
Year Built
2022
Boat Length
24'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
300
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is provided for an additional fee.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 3 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Sunscreen, Sun glasses, Rain gear, Bug spray. Rods, reels & tackle included.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
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%).
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 2 reviews

Tim

Verified Review

June 15

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

Tim

Verified Review

June 15

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
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Charlie

Verified Review

April 8

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

Verified Review

April 8

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!!!
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Response from James:
Today was a very unpredictable day with a solar eclipse on at around 1:30 pm. We caught some good trout in the morning but only had a few. At 1pm things got crazy. The trout bite turned on and we put there limit in the box in about 30 minutes. Releasing several trout over 24 inches. What a great day . Thanks guys for an awesome day and thanks for hanging in there till the

Response from James:

Today was a very unpredictable day with a solar eclipse on at around 1:30 pm. We caught some good trout in the morning but only had a few. At 1pm things got crazy. The trout bite turned on and we put there limit in the box in about 30 minutes. Releasing several trout over 24 inches. What a great day . Thanks guys for an awesome day and thanks for hanging in there till the eclipse happened.
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!