Gills & Bills Guide Service

If you’re looking for a fishing trip of a lifetime that you will never forget, Gills & Bills Guide Service can make it happen. This is a professional charter service in Lake Charles, Louisiana run by Captain Conlon Brashear. Capt. Conlon is a very experienced guide that has been fishing the lake his entire life, and loves satisfying his customers by putting them on the fish.

Come aboard his 24’ Haynie center console boat, which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It is powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine, and is equipped with GPS and fishfinder. Its spacious deck will allow you to tackle any of the species found in these waters in comfort.

Lake Charles is home to the best fishing estuary in Louisiana, known as Big Lake or Calcasieu Lake. This place is known for its trophy Trout, big Bull Reds, and an abundance of Flounder. Other species you may encounter include Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Tripletail.

Capt. Conlon offers a variety of trips. For those looking for something more relaxing, there are scenic boating trips up the Calcasieu River. Regular bookings hold up to 4 people per boat, but the captain can also accommodate more guests.

All trips include fishing gear, tackle, and bait, as well as catch cleaning. As an added bonus, all guests will receive a free hat upon arrival.

Pick up is at Hebert’s Marina or Calcasieu Point Marina is recommended, while pick up and drop off (by boat) can be organized from Lauberge and Golden Nugget Casinos.

The possibilities are endless with Gills & Bills Guide Service, so come and have an amazing time in these prolific waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    Come along on this 8-hour day trip where you will target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Sheepshead and more. All fishing gear, tackle and bait is included, as well as cleaning, and a free shirt upon arrival. For cast and blast, let your captain know.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    This is a morning trip that will have you targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Sheepshead, and more. All fishing gear, tackle, and bait is included, as well as catch cleaning, and you'll get a free shirt upon arrival. Cast and blast can also be arranged.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    This afternoon trip will have you targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Sheepshead and more. All fishing gear, tackle, and bait is included, as well as catch cleaning, and a free shirt upon arrival. Cast and blast can be arranged as well.
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About the Captain

Conlon Brashear
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
1 Fishing Report
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2016
I love entertaining people and teaching them how to fish and have fun while doing it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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David J.
Willis, TX
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Fishing with Conlon

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on April 8, 2021
Captain Randy was an excellent guide for our 8 hour fishing trip! My husband wanted to fish for flounder, trout and reds and...
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Houston, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Conlon

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 3, 2021
Captain Conlon was a great guide for our half day trip out in the bay. He was great with communication leading up to the trip...
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Leonard E.
Westlake, LA
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 27, 2020
We desired a full day trip for Saturday June 27th but Captain Conlon contacted us early after we booked and explained that...
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Russell D.
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 12, 2020
Cpt Billy made making this last minute trip one to remember. He put us on some flounder and worked hard to keep us in the right...
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Brett L.
Duson, LA
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8 hour trip with Captain Conlon.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 22, 2020
Awesome day out on the water, even if it was just me baiting my wife’s hook so she could catch the fish. Thanks so much!
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FAQs about Gills & Bills Guide Service

Gills & Bills Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gills & Bills Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gills & Bills Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Gills & Bills Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Gills & Bills Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gills & Bills Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout