Experience a little slice of paradise fishing from Reel Livin’ Charters’ luxurious lodge in southern Louisiana. Bordered by the great Mississippi river to the east and saltwater flats and bays both east and west of the river, the area around Empire and Buras has a lot to offer any fisherman. In fact, the town of Empire is famous for its seafood production, and Reel Livin’ Charters offer you the chance to get a slice of the action.
Fishing usually takes place in the open saltwater bays or over oyster leases on both sides of the Mississippi, while in the winter it is more common to work the deep canals using winter pattern fishing. The area is well-known for its Bull Reds, but is also a productive spot to fish for Speckled Trout, Flounder and Bass. At Reel Livin’ Charters you will usually be fishing with plastics, with Capt. Carol LeCompte favoring Vudu Shrimp used under popping corks and saltwater Extreme Poppers. However, live shrimp might also be used on occasion.
Charters are held aboard a new 24ft Express Bay boat that has been built specifically for fishing in flat water. Its shallow drift allows it to access shallower waters than many other boats in the area, meaning you can fish corners that are out of the reach of many other anglers. Equipped with GPS, fishfinder and a VHF radio, the boat is well furnished to find fish. You will also find that the extremely experienced captain will be invaluable when it comes to tracking down your target species: he was born and raised in the area and devotes as much time as he can to exploring it and learning more about the local waterways.
If you are looking for accommodation during your fishing vacation in the Pelican State, Reel Livin’ Charters offer a 6 bedroom lodge in peaceful rural surroundings. There is a beautiful pool in the grounds and freshly cooked meals are provided in the all-inclusive rate.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About this listing
Express bay (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since December 2015