Freedom Charters

Rigolets Marina
Slidell LA, United States

Freedom Charters specialize in Redfish and Trout fishing in the Southeast Louisiana inshore waters. They are operated by Captain Mike May who has been fishing the local waters his whole life, and knows every nook and cranny where the fish like to spend their days. On your trip, you will enjoy catching the fish as well as learning about them and their environment.

Captain Mike will take you out on his 25 foot Ranger center console boat, powered by a 220 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots. This vessel is very fast and will get you to the productive fishing grounds very quickly. Equipped with all the safety and electronics in the form of life vests and Lowrance GPS and Fishfinder, you will find the boat safe and up to date.

Freedom Charters fishes the Hopedale, Delacroix, Breton Sound, Shell Beach, and the Black Bay Area. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and the super delicious Tripletail.

Captain Mike will provide you with the fishing gear and baits, but you can also bring your own fishing equipment. Just make sure you do not bring bait boxes in order to maximize the space you needed for moving on the boat.

Once you return to the dock, your catch will be cleaned and filleted so you can take it home. You are welcome to bring a cooler so you can transport it safely.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This is an 8-hour trip that will take you fishing in the beautiful waters of Southeast Louisiana. You will target Largemouth Bass, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Black Drum

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 220HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

25 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Mike May
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2015
My name is Captain Michael May. I grew up in New Orleans, LA and I have lived and fished in South Eastern Louisiana all of my life.
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