Pelican State Fishing Charters

4916 Fran Lane
Barataria LA, United States

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!

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 arou


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Boat Specs

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.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Flounder

 
Redfish
 
Sheepshead

 
Speckled Trout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
At customers request and expense
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
At customers request and expense
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

David Terese
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
Member since February 2016
Captain Dave has been fishing the South Louisiana marsh systems for over 40 years. he started his charter business after bringing his friends fishing with him every weekend and making friends with many local fishing guides, who respected his fishing style and inspired him to become a USCG licensed charter captain himself.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished June 18, 2017
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Had a great time even though it was a very hot day.

Fished June 25, 2016
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This was my first chartered fishing trip. Cap’n Dave did a great job of putting us right on top of the fish. His knowledge of the area is superb. It rained almost the entire time and I loved every moment. Can’t wait to go back next year.

Fished June 18, 2016
David Terese (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 19, 2016

Thanks Greg looking forward to our next trip.

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