Louisiana Backwater Charters

Louisiana Backwater Charters invites you on a fishing trip you’ll never forget. Captain Brian Hanchey specializes in fishing Calcasieu Lake and its surrounding estuaries, such as Sabine Lake. He’s been fishing in the area since he was 10 years old. He’s earned a reputation as one of the most productive and easy going fishing guide on Calcasieu Lake.

Capt. Brian will meet you in Hebert’s Marina and welcome you aboard his 25’ Haynie bay boat. The boat is powered by a mighty, 400 HP Mercury engine and features safety equipment, navigation electronics, and a live bait tank. The boat accommodates up to 4 guests for standard fishing trips but only 2 for fly fishing.

Your captain specializes in sight fishing in shallow, inshore waters. You’ll mainly go after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Tripletail. Capt. Brian will provide your fishing equipment, live bait, and show you different techniques, such as drift fishing, light tackle, popping, or bottom fishing. You only need to bring your own equipment if you plan on fly fishing.

After the trip, you can keep the catch and Capt. Brian will clean and fillet it for you. You need to purchase your fishing license in advance.

Capt. Brian loves teaching people how to fish, especially children. All ages are welcome and the trip can easily be customized for a family adventure. You’ll definitely want your camera ready to snap and capture amazing moments.

Louisiana Backwater Charters is on the lake year round. The only thing missing is you.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Fly Fishing (2 Guests)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Fly fishing is generally a technique that more experienced anglers use, so it's not recommended for beginners. Please bring your own fly fishing equipment. This trip is limited to 2 anglers only.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tripletail, or Black Drum. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, live bait, and lures. Pick up is available at additional costs, please contact the captain for more details. After the trip, Capt. Brian can clean and fillet your catch.
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About the Captain

Brian Hanchey
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Brian received his USCG charter boat license in 2011 after he graduated from Sowela Technical College. He's been fishing Calcasieu lake ever since childhood. He grew up on Prien Lake, just North of Calcasieu Lake. Captain Brian and his younger brother Scott fished together almost every day they could. He has a reputation as one of the hardest working, easy going, and productive fishing guides on Calcasieu Lake.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Haynie (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 400HP Mercury engine.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
full day with Brian Hanchey
Angler Rating
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
Catch intended fish
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Nick C.
Houston, TX

Full day with Brian Hanchey

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
I have fished in this area for at least 20 years and have gone thru many guides some retire some just are not friendly...
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Rand A.
Cameron, Louisiana

Full day with Capt. Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
We had a great day on the water! Capt. Brian made sure we were always on the fish, and was very patient with all our questions....
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