Ellender Charters

Captain Joshua Ellender is the owner and operator of Ellender Charters, L.L.C. He has been fishing the coastal waters of Louisiana since he could walk and hasn’t stopped since.  His passion for fishing and dedication to great customer service is what sets him apart from other captains. 

You will be fishing aboard a 2015 Blue Wave 2400 PureBay bay boat. This nimble vessel is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, getting you to the best fishing grounds in no time. The boat can handle the choppy seas when running to the coast, but it can also float shallow enough to chase Redfish in the ponds.

Wherever you fish, you can rely on quality equipment and the latest electronics to get you hooked into some real monsters. The boat has a livewell onboard for if you want to buy live bait, and there’s a variety of lures to choose from if you don’t.

Try out a variety of techniques from bottom fishing to spinning and popping on the hunt for bull Reds and tasty Trout. If you’re more into fly or bow fishing, you’re also welcome to bring your own equipment along. Capt. Joshua will tailor each trip to your skills and preferences.

All charters come with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. You can buy licenses from Capt. Joshua at a discounted rate and he can also help with buying live bait for your trip. If you haven’t experienced Louisiana’s beautiful coastline and marshes, then do yourself a favor and book a trip with Ellender Charters – you will not regret it!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the whole day on the water on this full-day trip for 4 people. The time of year will determine what species you will target, and can include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, or Black Drum. Specific trips can be accommodated, for instance, site casting for tailing Redfish or topwater fishing for Speckled Trout. This trip is also popular for fly-fishers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Blue Wave 2400 PureBay (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Joshua Ellender
Chauvin, Louisiana, United States
Member since April 2015
Captain Joshua Ellender has spent his entire life fishing the local waters of the Louisiana Coast. He is a passionate angler and a skilled guide who loves every chance he gets to be on the water. Even on his days off, you'll find Capt. Joshua out catching fish. His knowledge and love of the local waters make him able to put clients on some real monsters, which he works hard to do on every trip.
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Response rate: 100%