Gripping Lips Guide Service

Book your next trip with Gripping Lips Guide Service and find out what keeps anglers coming back to Port Sulphur for more.

Top targets include Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper, and more if you come at the right time of year. You can expect to do some spinning, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

You’ll be dropping lines from a 25’ Sea Born bay boat with space for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

You will need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. You can’t go wrong when you bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen (non-spray). Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Get in touch with Capt. Shane below and start planning your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Louisiana Gumbo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $700
    This is an inshore trip for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and anything else that bites. This is our most popular trip. This trip is for up to 6 people. We do not keep any bull Redfish ( Redfish over 25 inches )!! These large reds are the breeders.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 31
    US $1,000
    This is a red snapper trip. This trip is seasonal. This is an offshore trip to the closest locations to possibly catch red snapper. This trip is also more dependent on weather. We will also usually fish for redfish on the same trip. If the weather is bad, we do not risk going offshore...we will probably fish redfish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish

FAQs about Gripping Lips Guide Service

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Louisiana Gumbo (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $200 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Gripping Lips Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gripping Lips Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Red Snapper and Offshore Fly Fishing)

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Offshore Fly Fishing)

Top targeted fish species with Gripping Lips Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Shane York
Port Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
36 Fishing Reports
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2017
Hello, my name is Capt. Shane and I own Gripping Lips Guide Service. We mostly fish the waters south of the New Orleans area. This includes Myrtle Grove, Lafitte, the Four Bayou area, and Grand Isle. We specialize in inshore fishing for giant Redfish and Speckled Trout. Shallow-water sight fishing is our specialty, and we excel in that type of fishing. The Spyder Vapor drafts in 7 inches of water. If fly fishing is your thing, this is the charter for you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Sea Born (Bay boat) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Red Snapper and Offshore Fly Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Offshore Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
We do NOT keep bull redfish.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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