Victory Bay Charters

47 reviews
Going fast!

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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    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
    price breakdown
    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
    price breakdown
    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
    price breakdown
    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.
There are 5 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Dracos Morvant
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
75 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
47 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

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
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.

New Orleans Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (52)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great day on the redfish!
Great day on the redfish!
Great day on the redfish!
+49
Angler Rating
47
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 47 reviews
Phil H.
United States
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

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...
Phil H. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
3 persons find this review helpful
You and 3 people found this helpful
Phil H. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
3 persons find this review helpful
You and 3 people found this helpful

Shelby B.
Overland Park, KS
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great day on the redfish!

VERIFIED   June 11, 2020
Booked this trip on short notice and didn’t know what to expect.  Born and raised in the area, but now live in Kansas...
Shelby B. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Shelby B. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

John T.
Houston, TX
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

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....
John T. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful
John T. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful

Jon S.
Beloit, KS
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Excellent Trip, Drake was a great captain.

VERIFIED   January 22, 2020
We had a great time and caught a few red’s despite the 35 degree weather.  We will be back when it is warmer for...
Jon S. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Jon S. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Justin O.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 27, 2019
Excellent trip booked a half day trip captain Dracos was very knowledgeable first cast caught a fish went to many different...
Justin O. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Justin O. recommends Victory Bay Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Fishing Reports

Redfish and Speckled Trout Trip

July 03, 2020

I had the pleasure of helping another guide run a 2 boat trip for a small group. The guys went on one boat and the women on another for a little competition. I had the ladies, and let me… Read Full Report →


Great Summer Trips

June 20, 2020

Regular customers Mr. Kevin and son Taylor book several trips a year with me and recently came out to enjoy the great Redfish action the summer provides. We departed the Lake Catherine area at sunrise and made an easy… Read Full Report →