J-Bar Sportsman’s Lodge

112 Galmiche Lane
Buras LA, United States

J-Bar Sportsman’s Lodge is a family owned and operated fishing lodge that was established in 2003. It is conveniently located on the Mississippi River, 20 miles north of Venice, in the quiet fishing community of Empire, Louisiana. The location has convenient access to both the east and west side of the great river.

You will be fishing aboard a 2015 24 ft Bluewave boat that has plenty of fishing space for up to four anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can get you to the fish in no time, and its ample casting space will delight any angler who comes on board.

J-Bar Sportsman’s Lodge specialize in light tackle fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout, although they have been known to hook a variety of other local species. They pride themselves on their exceptional customer service, treating all customers as guests from the minute they arrive until they depart. They can handle large groups with multiple boats but do not act as a booking agent for multiple parties. They run the trips for their dedicated guests, whether that is a group of two or twelve people.

Come join the J-Bar Family!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore light tackle fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Bluewave () originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Buras to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Jeff Johnson
Buras, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2016
Captain Jeff Johnson has been fishing the waters around New Orleans for many years and enjoys imparting the wealth of knowledge he has built up fishing the local area with his guests on charter trips. He specializes in catching Redfish and Speckled Trout on light tackle.