The beautiful waters off the coast of Louisiana are waiting to be explored, and A Fishing Fool Coastal Charter is here to make it happen! Join Captain Mike B, a third-generation charter captain, who’s ready to take you to the fish. He’ll show all the best spots in the area, as well as the best techniques to use to maximize your chances of reeling in big fish.

You’ll head out on his 22’ Shearwater bay boat, a safe and reliable vessel taking up to 6 anglers per trip. It’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, and it’s here to take you to the best fishing grounds in Louisiana. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience, as well as a wireless trolling motor so you can sneak up to those easily-spooked fish more easily.

Capt. Mike will take you out on the saltwater lakes out of New Orleans, where the views are beautiful and fish are abundant. There’s a variety of species inhabiting these lakes, and you can expect to fill up the ice box with the likes of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, as well as the beautiful Sheepshead.

Everything you need will be ready for you on board, including rods, reels, and tackle. You’ll be fishing using a range of artificial lures provided by Capt. Mike. He’s more than happy to carefully clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, so you can expect to have a delicious meal upon your return home.

These are nice and calm waters, so a trip with Capt. Mike is a great way of spending some quality family time. If you’d like to take your kids on an adventure, feel free to do so. You’ll some new memories together, and they’ll never forget the fun they’ve had fishing. Drinks are available on board, but make sure to bring some food for your refreshment, as well as sunscreen.

Join A Fishing Fool Coastal Charter and explore the waters of Louisiana in a completely new way!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $550
    If you'd like to spend the whole day exploring the waters off the coast of Louisiana, this is the trip for you! A full day trip with Capt. Mike will consist of a heavy dose of fish, water, and sun. It's your best option to really put a beat down on your favorite species of fish, including Flounder, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll have plenty of time to try out Capt. Mike favorites honey holes, and one of them is sure to pay off. Fish are a guarantee!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $450
    Head out on the stunning Louisiana waters on a half day trip, and spend 5 hours looking for the best catches. These trips are always exciting, and you can expect to locate the fish early and catch as many as possible to beat the heat. Expect to target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead. All the fishing gear will be provided for you, just bring some food and sunscreen, and get ready to have fun!
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About the Captain

Mike B
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
38 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2020
Captain Mike is a third-generation charter captain, and he's been fishing for as long as he can remember. He loves fishing in the saltwater lakes out of New Orleans, and enjoy putting people on the fish. "It's in my blood to be a fisherman. My grandfather was also a charter captain. I love to fish – plain and simple. I'm just as excited as my clients when they land a trophy fish."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shearwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 150 engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
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 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Redfish & Large Mouth Bass
Redfish & Large Mouth Bass
January 5, 2022
Well, the water temperature drop below 55, so we choose to fish for Bass & Redfish instead of Speckled Trout. We used poping corks along with live shrimp
Slammed Em'
Slammed Em'
December 31, 2021
We set out to fill the cooler today. We fished in Lake Ponchartrain along structure with drop shot rigs, using live bait along with artificial swim baits.
They were biting yall
They were biting yall
December 28, 2021
Dad planned to get the kids together for a meal haul, and I was glad to make it happen !!! We fished under the birds in Lake Borne throwing soft plastics.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dan L.
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Great time with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 8, 2021
First time fishing in Louisiana and August not the best time but had a productive day with Capt. Mike!  Lost track of how...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on January 7, 2022
VERY AMAZING CAPTAIN!!! He knew what he was doing for sure! Anytime you needed help he was right there by you. We caught a...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 8, 2021
We had an awesome trip with Captain Mike.  The fishing conditions may not have been ideal following a crazy storm, but he...
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 13, 2021
Captain Mike was incredible. He is the perfect person to go fishing with. He will make sure you catch fish and educate you...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on December 27, 2021
Captain Mike was great. Plenty of action the whole time. 23 specs, 13 channel cats, 3 flounder, and a sheepshead. Will definitely...
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FAQs about A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout