Pelican State Charters are a USCG certified charter service that specialize in inshore saltwater fishing in the Batartaria Basin marsh system. Located just 40 minutes south of New Orleans, they are ideally situated to offer diverse fishing trips around Lafitte and Barataria.
The 23 ft Ranger boat was chosen by the captain because of its extremely smooth ride. The boat is powered by a 225 HP Honda engine and is equipped with a trolling motor and anchoring system to give you the best chance of catching a variety of inshore species. It also features a live bait tank and seating for up to five anglers.
Pelican State Charters primarily fish with artificial lures, and find Gulp!® lures particularly effective, although you are welcome to fish with live bait at an additional cost. They use Penn reels and All Star rods to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and other inshore species, depending on the season and the conditions on the day.
All rods, reels and terminal tackle that you will need throughout your trip are included in the price, and some snacks and drinks are also provided by the captain. Any fish you decide to keep will also be cleaned and filleted for you free of charge at the end of the day. All you need to bring is your lunch and a valid Louisiana fishing license.
Captain Dave will provide an informative and enjoyable trip for all levels of angler. Don’t forget to ask him for his blackened Redfish recipe before you go home!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Ranger bay (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.
About the Captain
Member since February 2016
Went fishing on September 22, 2018
Captain Dave was awesome! He is very friendly and has tons of tips to catch lots of fish. We will request Dave for our future fishing charters.
Fished September 2018Fished September 22, 2018Replied to this review on September 23, 2018
Thanks enjoy New Orleans see y’all again soonRyan Griffith recommends Pelican State Fishing Charters
Replied to this review on September 23, 2018
Thanks enjoy New Orleans see y’all again soon
Went fishing on September 19, 2018
My first fishing trip with a guide. Captain Dave was awesome. Kept me in the fish. My arm was actually sore from catching so many fish. I highly recommend a trip with Captain Dave.
Fished September 2018Fished September 19, 2018Replied to this review on September 21, 2018
Thanks Mark soak them arms in hot water lolMark Snyder recommends Pelican State Fishing Charters
Replied to this review on September 21, 2018
Thanks Mark soak them arms in hot water lol
Went fishing on August 19, 2018
Had a great day my son and I with Captain Dave, we had a little shower show up but captain Dave had that handled. We caught our limit of fish and beat the weather back to the dock for the fish cleaning. Awesome job we will make a trip we captain Dave when the trout start running. Thanks guys. We would like to get the pictures from captain Dave and the fishing trip so we can post them to friends. Thanks again!!
Fished August 2018Fished August 19, 2018Replied to this review on August 21, 2018
Thanks Craig Sr and Jr for a fun day see y’all again soonCraig Schieffler recommends Pelican State Fishing Charters
Replied to this review on August 21, 2018
Thanks Craig Sr and Jr for a fun day see y’all again soon