Grab the chance to spend a day fishing with Cajun South Guide Service! Captain Brett Matherne has been fishing the marsh, bayous, and bays of South Louisiana since he was old enough to hold a rod and reel!
Capt. Brett has fished every part of Southeastern LA from Dularge/Cocodrie to the Breton Sound and everywhere in between for the better part of the last 20 years, even throughout his college years at LSU (probably could have graduated a little sooner had he not been obsessed with being on the water!). He predominantly focuses on targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout in the Shell Beach/Hopedale & Lafitte areas.
The Shell Beach/Hopedale area lies about 45 minutes east of New Orleans and is one of the most diverse fisheries in Louisiana. The shallow, brackish marsh ponds, winding bayous, oyster reef-filled bays, and outer lakes into Lake Borgne and Breton Sound provide for an awesome year-round fishery! Understanding the changing conditions (weather, time of year, tidal movements) and their effect on fishing patterns is the biggest key to being successful out on the water.
Common fishing techniques include live and dead bait fishing for Redfish, as well as artificials in the shallower marsh areas, where spinnerbaits, topwaters, and chatterbaits can provide for an awesome strike.
When targeting Speckled Trout, conditions and time of year will dictate how you fish. You’ll generally be fishing with live bait either with a cork or on a Carolina/dropshot rig as well as artificials with or without a cork. Topwaters can also produce some amazing blowups and catch some of the biggest specks in the area!
Join Cajun South Guide Service get out on the water!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP 2012 Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
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FAQs about Cajun South Guide Service- Hopedale
- $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
- $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle (All rods and reels/tackle are furnished!)
- Lures (All artificial lures are provided!)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (I provide water and plenty of ice for other drinks)
- Inshore Fishing (I predominantly target speckled trout and redfish)
- Nearshore Fishing (Occasional snapper trips can be arranged nearshore)
- Light Tackle
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Bass (Largemouth)
- Black Drum
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Snapper (Red)
- Speckled Trout