Hackberry Guide Service

In the nearshore waters of Louisiana, you can fetch yourself some superb game.Captain Gary Peloquin has been guiding people on these waters for 30 years and knows exactly where to take you for a splendid day of fishing.

He’ll take you out on his customized 24’ Haynie bay boat. This lightweight craft is powered by a huge 300 HP Suzuki engine that can take you up to high speeds of 55 knots. These flying speeds mean that you’ll be able to reach the region’s best fishing spots in no time at all.

Captain Gary tends to use light tackle when you’re on the hunt for the best fish in the area. Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout are among your most likely catches in these waters. He’ll clean the catch for you so it’s ready to be put straight in the pan or oven once you’re home.

You’ll use light tackle for this fishing and there’s a good range of rods for you to select. Lures are provided but live bait can also be provided with a $45/55 surcharge, which will be collected from the marina before your trip.

The drinks are included in the price, but you’ll need to take some food, sunshades, suncream, and rain gear with you. You’ll also need to get a $10 fishing license before your trip that can be bought at the marina or online. Once you’ve got all your stuff, all you need to do is wait for the fish to bite.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    If light tackle style fishing is your passion then this trip is the perfect option. This is primarily a light tackle fishing experience. Fly fishing is also an option if you have the equipment and you're an enthusiast for it.
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About the Captain

Gary Peloquin
hackberry, Louisiana, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2019
Captain Gary has been fishing in the waterways of South Louisiana for his whole life. He loves it so much that he couldn't dream of a job not doing it so he decided to become a fisherman. He loves to meet customers from all walks of life and the challenge that the job brings. His favorite challenge though is trying to catch more fish than you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Half day trip with Captain Gary
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bruce A.
Huffman, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day 8 hours of fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 21, 2021
We were at the docks at 6am and our guide was all ready there rigging up rods for the day. We had brought a couple of our own...
Bruce A. recommends Hackberry Guide Service
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Michael M.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2022
The charter operator canceled 3 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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RONNIE F.
Washington, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 24, 2021
We booked a half day trip out of Hackberry with Captain Gary.  We meet him at the Spicers Marina in Hackberry.  Captain Gary...
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Kathleen P.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Capt. Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on May 28, 2022
Fun guy.  We were entertained and he definitely knew the tricks.
Kathleen P. recommends Hackberry Guide Service
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Peter C.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Gary

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on June 22, 2022
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FAQs about Hackberry Guide Service

Hackberry Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Hackberry Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Hackberry Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Hackberry Guide Service offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Hackberry Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout