A’speck Charters

Lose yourself along southern Louisiana’s winding network of inshore bays, bayous, lakes, and rivers. A’speck Charters will keep you safe as you explore every nook and cranny of these intricate, productive skinny waters. Captain Norman Rester is a native to the area and has over 60 years of fishing experience on these waters. He’s living his lifelong dream as a professional angler, and has even passed on his passion to his grandchildren!

The 25’ Majek bay boat is just the craft you want for navigating these winding waterways. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, you’ll reach speeds of up to 40 knots as you head across the bays. When you get to the shallow waters, this light vessel will have no problem staying afloat and drifting to each sweet spot. There’s space for up to 4 guests on board, and you’ll even be given some sodas and waters to stay refreshed.

Capt. Norman will also provide top-of-the-line Shimano, Lewes, and Concept 13 rods and reels, along with a range of artificial lures to outwit your target species. Try spinning with light tackle to get the most out of a day on the water, and reel in plenty of delicious fish to take home for a tasty treat. Go after Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, among others, for a fun day’s fishing and even bigger rewards at the end of the day.

When you get back to shore, after taking a photo with your catch, Capt. Norman will clean and prepare your catch so that you’re all set to enjoy the fruits of your labor. All you need to do before hopping aboard is to grab your fishing license – online or at the marina before going. It couldn’t be easier! Come and discover Louisiana fishing in true local style with A’speck Charters.



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  • Private trip
    Fishing and Lodging Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Sep
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be fishing for 6 hours. Get ready for a fun filled day with an option of staying overnight in a nice lodge. Lodging includes: camp with 3 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Make sure to bring your own food and beverages.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    Make the most of your fishing trip and spend a full 8 hours on the water. Southern Louisiana's network of saltwater rivers, bays, bayous, and lakes will leave you mesmerized as you lose your way in the stunning nature, and focus on the fish. Target Trout, Flounder, and Redfish – each of whom will put up a fight to get away from your rod. Get ready for a fun, intense battle to hook them aboard, and go home with a delicious treat for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Up to 3 guests are welcome aboard to explore the winding inshore waterways of southern Louisiana. The shallow bays, lakes, rivers, and bayous are home to some tough-fighting and delicious game fish, and you'll have the chance to target Flounder, Trout, and Redfish for a fun and productive day. Using light tackle, you'll get the most out of your day, using all your strength to reel in these delightful creatures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Oct
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    During the summer months, you'll have the chance to discover southern Louisiana's range of incredible inshore fishing. Along the lakes, rivers, bays, and bayous, you'll access the flats and backwaters that are home to Trout, Flounder, Redfish, and more. These delicious creatures are also incredibly fun to catch, and by using light tackle, you'll get the most out of your trip.
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About the Captain

Norman Rester
Hackberry, Louisiana, United States
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Member since January 2019
Having been fishing with his father since the age of 5, becoming a professional angler was always Captain Norman's dream. He's fished all over Louisiana, targeting all of the incredible species that inhabit these inshore waters. His biggest catch was a 9 lb 13 oz Trout at Calcasieu Lake. However, he's more proud of having taught his grandchildren to fish – most recently, his 7-year old grandson caught an 8 lb Speckled Trout all on his own.

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Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
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Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Patrick H.
West Monroe, LA
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Day trip with Captain Norman

VERIFIED   April 19, 2019
Great experience.  Recommend using him as a guide. We will again.
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