Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte

Start your next fishing adventure with Cajun South Guide Service! Spend a day with Captain Brett, who’s been fishing these areas for over 20 years.

Lafitte lies about 45 minutes south of New Orleans and is considered by many to be the "Redfish Capital" of Louisiana!  Lafitte is located on the upper end of the Barataria Bay area of Louisiana, which features brackish water to the north, eventually leading to saltwater to the south along the coast near Grand Isle, LA. 

Somewhere in between these areas, anglers can catch Redfish and Speckled Trout 12 months out of the year! This area offers plenty of options and locations to choose from depending on weather and seasonal conditions, which makes it a great fishing destination along the coast.

Although Speckled Trout fishing can be excellent, it is often overshadowed by the amazing redfishing this area has to offer. You’ll go after Redfish with "market" shrimp either on the bottom or under a cork, as well as with artificial lures, including spoons, redfish spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and occasionally topwaters too!

Speckled Trout fishing depends on the conditions and is generally done with artificial lures in the Lafitte area, as live shrimp are often not readily available. This usually includes jigging soft plastics, as well as fishing them beneath a cork.

Captain Brett covers your fishing equipment and cleans your catch. You only need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks and drinks for the day.

Cajun South Guide Service can’t wait to take you for an adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    The captain will meet you at the marina at daybreak, ready to start an adventure. You'll be back at the dock around 2-3 PM, when the captain will clean your catch and bag it, so you can take it home with you. Your fishing equipment, bait, and fresh water are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    A half day trip is a great option for for summertime, when the weather gets hot fast. Beat the heat and get back to the marina before noon. Trips begin at daylight, with the boat returning to the dock around 11 AM or so. the captain will clean your catch after the trip.
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About the Captain

Brett Matherne
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2020
I have been fishing ever since I was old enough to hold a rod in my hand! I have been taking friends, family, coworkers, etc. out fishing for several years now, and I decided in the past year to pursue my dream of obtaining my Captain's License and making a business out of this lifelong passion. Not only do I love to fish, but I also love to share my passion and knowledge of our fisheries, as well as our state's rich habitat, with others in a way that can only be experienced out on the water! I am obsessed with the never-ending pursuit of chasing these fish all over South Louisiana and am always striving to keep up with what conditions and patterns are going on in each area I target in order to stay on top of the fish! I'll admit that often times, I'll end an 8-9 hour day of fishing with friends at the launch, only to clean their fish, drop them off, and head back out on the water to fish until after the sun is down. Let's go fishing!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP 2012 Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

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.

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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 24, 2021
Great fishing trip! Captain was super nice and helpful! Kids had a blast! Would definitely recommend. Caught sheep’s heads...
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Whole day with Captain Brett

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 3, 2021
There wasn’t really alot of catching but that’s why they call it fishing. But I promise you he took us to every spot he...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brett

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 22, 2021
We sent the boys out with Captain Brett for the day and they had a great time! Despite the windy weather, he still ensured...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 28, 2021
Capt, was amazing the weather was questionable but he pulled through for us, and put us on fish. I am not experienced by any...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
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FAQs about Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte

Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte include:
  • 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)

Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cajun South Guide Service – Lafitte include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout