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 2021 25’ Blue Wave bay boat. This modern vessel is equipped with all the necessary electronics to help you navigate and find fish. It’s 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
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Departure times are slightly flexible, you will typically leave the dock at safe light. We'll target redfish, speckled trout, bay snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    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 or the local marshes and lakes for speckled trout, redfish, bay snapper, and more.
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About the Captain

Dracos Morvant
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
105 Fishing Reports
54 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

Blue Wave (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

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The fishing this fall is very good. As long as the weather continues to cooperate, we'll continue to see great catches of trout, redfish, bay snapper, and black drum. Victory Bay Charters guarantees fish and a great time. We may not have hundreds of reviews like some of the charters on FishingBooker, but we do have hundreds of pictures of successful trips, showing satisfied customers, that come back again and again. At your service, Capt. Drake Morvant

Customer Reviews

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Lee G.
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7 hour trip GREAT EXPERIENCE

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 1, 2021
I have been on a good many charters and have to say Captain Drake nailed it. Yes we caught fish, lots of fish but there is...
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A Great Day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on October 5, 2021
Draco is a pleasure to fish with. His boat is new, clean, and comfortable. He is knowledgeable re: different potential locations...
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Brett F.
MSC, UT
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Half day with Captain Dracos

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on April 5, 2021
My son and I had a truly wonderful day with Captain Dracos. We were hoping for redfish but he made it very clear from the beginning...
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Avi Z.
Atlanta, GA
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on December 28, 2020
Great communication in advance and had a great fishing day with Capt Andy and First Mate John.  Had to hunt for the fish,...
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on August 14, 2021
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FAQs about Victory Bay Charters

Victory Bay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Victory Bay Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Victory Bay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)

Victory Bay Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Victory Bay Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Victory Bay Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout