Partake in the adventure of a lifetime and book your next fishing trip with Wicked Fishing Charters! Captain Mackie Bellott will take you on an unforgettable journey through the untouched waters of Louisiana’s backcountry where you will be targeting some impressive species that hide below the surface. But beware, for it is said the legendary Kraken lurks beneath these waters!

Your boat for the day will be a 22’ Triton bay boat, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. It comes equipped with a fishfinder, GPS, wireless trolling motor, and necessary safety gear. The captain can take up to 5 guests at a time, including kids ages 7 and up. Something fun that he likes to do when taking kids on board is making them his first mate for the day. They absolutely enjoy this and end up falling in love with fishing after the trip!

Capt. Mack offers a number of different fishing experiences based on whatever your preferences are. You’ll mainly be fishing in the Mandeville, Slidell, and Lake Catherine areas where you’ll be using light tackle to troll, spin, or bottom fish for species like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and many more. Top-quality Duckett and Penn rods and reels are provided for you on each trip, as well as lures.

Over the past few years, these charters have become so popular that National Geographic has decided to feature the famous “Kraken Hunt” in a documentary that aired in April 2019. These expeditions are offered from their other listing location, across Lake Pontchartrain where there are lots of Alligator Gar and Bull Shark.

Capt. Mack is one of the humblest people you will meet. His aim is always to provide customers with the best and most affordable fishing experience while teaching people about sustainable fishing practices. Purchase a fishing license, pack some sunscreen and your favorite pair of sunglasses, and book your next fishing trip with Wicked Fishing Charters!

NOTE: You may purchase live bait for the trip at an additional cost approx $25 pp



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    The Aquarium Catch (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $475
    Lousiana is famous for its variety of fish species. On this trip, Captain Mack will bring you to fish for Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and plenty of others! Load up a cooler of fish and have a memorable day on the water! Experience the action of fishing in sportsmen's paradise by booking a trip with Wicked Fishing Charters today! Live Bait is an additonal cost added to the remaining balance! So keep in mind, roughly $15 per fisherman.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    The Aquarium Catch (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $475
    Lousiana is famous for its variety of fish species. On this trip, Captain Mack will bring you to fish for Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and plenty of others! Load up a cooler of fish and have a memorable day on the water! Experience the action of fishing in sportsmen's paradise by booking a trip with Wicked Fishing Charters today! Live Bait is an additional cost so keep in mind! Roughly $15 per passenger.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Catfish
    Catfish
  • Private trip
    The Kraken Hunt
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 10
    US $550
    On this trip, you will target the Lake Pontchartrain Kraken, a mythical monster that has been snapping fisherman’s rods around the Lake! Captain Mackie will take you to the feeding grounds, and help you and your crew reel in all sorts of beasts. You will be targeting Alligator Gar, Redfish and the infamous Lake Ponchatrain Bull Shark! This trip is predominately catch and release but the captain will clean whatever you’d like to bring back home – that is, if you can escape the Kraken!
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Alligator Gar
    Alligator Gar
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FAQs about Wicked Fishing Charters

Wicked Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - The Aquarium Catch (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - The Aquarium Catch (Morning) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - The Kraken Hunt (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Wicked Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box For fish only!

Trips booked with Wicked Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn Manly Black Ops)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I clean the fish after the trip! Free of charge. Usually takes about 20 minutes. )

Wicked Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Wicked Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Wicked Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Mackie Bellott
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
82 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
I have been fishing Lake Ponchatrain and it’s surrounding Bayous since I first could hold a rod. My passion became my career when I went to work for Captain Andy Jones over the summer of 19’. Captain Andy taught me everything there is to know about hunting the Kraken and I continue to heed his advice while on the water. While waiting for the Kraken to awaken from hibernation, we have become expert Redfish and Trout fisherman, finding the best spots across Lake Ponchatrain, Catherine, and Borgne to load a box full of fish for our customers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
For fish only!

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn Manly Black Ops
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
I clean the fish after the trip! Free of charge. Usually takes about 20 minutes.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 5 and up
You Keep Catch
We comply with all state Regulations.
Catch and Release Allowed
Keep what you need and take pics of the rest!

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
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Charles B.
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  The Aquarium Catch (Afternoon) on March 27, 2024
Capt is terrific and ensures a good time. He makes every effort to put you in good fishing area. We caught fish species we...
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Ryan G.
Excellent
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Very patient with a novice group & caught a bunch

VERIFIED   NEW  The Aquarium Catch (Morning) on March 26, 2024
Captain Mackie was very patient with our rookie group.  Caught a lot of fish.  Great trip and would definitely recommend...
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Kari H.
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Great overall experience

VERIFIED   The Kraken Hunt on September 12, 2023
We really enjoyed our trip and got to catch the Grand Slam which included a trophy red, and lots of “jimmys” (sail cats)....
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Amber W.
Excellent
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Reel Good Fishing

VERIFIED   The Aquarium Catch (Afternoon) on November 22, 2023
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Casey W.
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Excellent
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Most amazing fishing trip of our life.

VERIFIED   The Kraken Hunt on May 16, 2023
My fiancee and I chartered Captain Mack and had a wonderful time! Neither one of us have any fishing experience, and we caught...
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