Reelivin Charters

30672 Louisiana 23
Buras LA, United States

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.

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Boat Specs

Express bay (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by 200HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

24 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Fishing takes places in the Empire/Buras area.
Inshore Fishing
Fishing takes places in the Empire/Buras area.
Fishing Techniques
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Carol Lecompte
Buras, Louisiana, United States
Member since December 2015
Capt. Carol LeCompte owns and operates Reel Livin' Charters. Born and raised in the marshes of south Louisiana, Mr. Carol has devoted his life to fishing the area. Over the years working the oil field around Buras and Venice, Carol has learnt that you can never know enough about fishing, and that the worst day of fishing is still better than a good day at work! The area's abundant fishery means catching fish is an everyday thing. The river tides bring fish to the area constantly, just leaving you to know where the fish are in order to get a catch.