Twisting and turning for what seems like an eternity – get lost on South Louisiana’s bayous with Fishtales Guide Service. Based out of Golden Meadows, you’ll have access to the incredibly productive shallow waters heading out into the Gulf. With a name like Captain Jim Thibodeaux, boy are you in for big fun on the bayou! A native to the area and a pro fisherman since 1995, he knows exactly where the biggest, tastiest fish are hiding.

You’ll navigate these intricate waterways aboard a 25’ Majek bay boat. A light vessel, she’s not only ideal for traversing the skinny waters, she can also be pushed to a staggering 55 knots thanks to the 300 HP Yamaha engine. You’ll chase the fish with the wind in your hair all day long, while the wireless trolling motor will keep you steady in the shallowest spots. Creep up gently on the spooky fish around you and get ready to reel in some beauties.

Capt. Jim likes to target food fish. Get ready to fill your fridge with tasty Black and Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and everyone’s favorite – Flounder.  Live bait will be prepared before the trip and you’ll use the latest Daiwa rods to get the best results while jigging to entice the bite. You can also use poppers, and experienced anglers are welcome to bring their fly fishing gear on board.

At the end of the trip, Capt. Jim will clean and fillet your fish to take home, so you’ll have plenty of fish to keep you going for days to come. Before the trip, just make sure to pick up a fishing license from any tackle store or a Walmart. Also feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you may want during the trip, and keep it in the onboard cooler. Fishtales Guide Service offers an authentic Louisiana fishing experience. Take advantage and come aboard!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    Follow the shallow waters up to 40 miles away to hit South Louisiana's sweetest fishing spots. You'll fish different areas depending on the season, due to the fish migration, but you're in safe hands with an experienced captain who will get you reeling in incredible inshore species between Golden Meadow and Grand Isle. Try jigging and popping with his Daiwa gear, or bring your own fly fishing equipment to catch one on the fly. Live bait will be prepared before the trip, so get ready to lure some beauties.
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About the Captain

Jim Thibodeaux
Golden Meadow, Louisiana, United States
1 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Jim was born and raised on the south Louisiana shores and has been fishing all his life, like any true native. In 1995, he became a professional fisherman and running charters is the highlight of this profession for him. He gets to spend all day every day doing what he loves, with the added bonus of helping others reel in plenty of fish, passing on his passion to them.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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Jerry P.
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FAQs about Fishtales Guide Service

Fishtales Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishtales Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Fishtales Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fishtales Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fishtales Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear)

Top targeted fish species with Fishtales Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout