Victory Bay Charters

Victory Bay Charters aims to provide you with a quality, fun fishing adventure, less than 40 minutes from Downtown New Orleans. Families, groups, and individuals are welcome. Whether you’re an avid angler or a beginner, you’ll receive great customer service while enjoying an adventurous day on the water.

Your guide, Captain Drake Morvant, has over 30 years of experience in the marsh around Lake Pontchartrain. As a full-time guide in South Louisiana, Captain Drake targets Redfish on a daily basis, as well as Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Bass, and Flounder. If you’re new to fishing, your guide will be happy to patiently teach you everything you need to know.

A trip with Captain Drake means you’ll be riding in comfort and using the best gear available. The boat is a 2018 22.5’ Nautic Star Tournament Series bay boat. This modern vessel has 3 cushioned seats in the rear, one large seat up front, and a spacious casting deck, front and back. This is the perfect vessel for pursuing Redfish in the shallows, or safely working the open lakes for Speckled Trout.

No expense is spared on rods and reels and all are kept clean and well maintained. After the adventure, Captain Drake will gladly clean and bag your day’s catch to your preference at no additional cost. Extra ice will be provided as well to keep your filets fresh on your journey home. 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 is an additional $20 per angler.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    Get the full experience and the best catch with the Full Day Trip! We'll leave at safe light to fish the vast wilderness of the Biloxi Marsh. We'll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Bay Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Departure times are slightly flexible, you will leave the dock at safe light. You can go after Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Catch the afternoon bite with the afternoon trip. We'll leave at 2 or 3pm, depending on the conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) Summer
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:20 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    Catch the afternoon bite with the afternoon trip. We'll leave between 1 and 3pm, depending on the conditions. Please note that during the summer, there are pop-up thunderstorms every afternoon in the area. Sometimes we can run around them. The storms can delay, or cancel a trip. If you're set on a half day trip, the morning trip is recommended.
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About the Captain

Dracos Morvant
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
72 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
46 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Most of my childhood was spent at our fishing camp on Lake Pontchartrain. After serving as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne I returned home to once again, pursue Redfish and Speckled Trout. Over time, I realized that sharing the experience of fishing in our scenic waterways was extremely rewarding. Few things compare to watching a young angler reel in a fish, or an avid fisherman catch their first Redfish. For these reasons, I began guiding. Before my guiding career began, I spent a decade in outside sales, where I learned the importance of customer service, which is a dying art these days. When you come aboard, the trip is all about you. I want you to enjoy yourself, be comfortable, and catch fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha F200 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
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Incredible Full Day Trip!
Fishing with Dracos
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Phil H.
United States
 5.00
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Amazing Redfish Trip

February 18, 2020
As a world traveler and proficient angler, I have been on countless charters. Without hesitation, I can say Captain Drake is...
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John T.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Dracos

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
A great charter to take even with beginners. Capt. Dracos was extremely patent with my wife who was having a hard time casting....
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Shawn B.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Fun Day on the Lake

VERIFIED   January 5, 2020
Captain Drake was a class act.  He was already at the marina and ready to go when we got there.  We caught fish thanks...
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Mike J.
Memphis, TN
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I’ll Be Back

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Captain Drake is simply one of the best captains and trips I have ever had. Having grown up and fished the waters he now fishes...
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Alajandro W.
United States
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Fishing with Dracos

December 14, 2019
Quick trip to Louisiana to fish with Captain Drake. Fished Lake Catherine for Reds. Caught a few other species too. Look up...
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Fishing Reports

Redfish and more wind.

May 18, 2020

Yesterday I had the Johnsons on board for a Redfish trip. They were willing to fish through the wind that has been absolutely relentless the last couple weeks. We left the dock before sunrise and made a run deep… Read Full Report →


Windy Days

May 08, 2020

The wind has been relentless the last couple weeks. With the water churned into chocolate milk in most areas, and our spring run of mullet and shrimp delayed by the cold fronts, I'm burning a little more gas than… Read Full Report →