Bayou Country Charters

23 reviews
In demand!

With Bayou Country Charters, the beautiful waters of Louisiana are yours for the taking. A day out with Captain Joel Barras will have you fishing the marshes, bays, lakes, and bayous of Lafitte the way it’s meant to be done.

Lafitte is located just a short drive south of New Orleans, and is home to some of the finest fishing in the area. Whether it’s Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, or Speckled Trout, you’ll definitely have your hands full.

Capt. Joel aims to run trips that are fun for anglers of all skill levels. You can count on him to put his talent to work and get you on a top-notch bite in no time.

Before you’re able to start reeling in the catch, you’ll need to buy a $10 Louisiana fishing license for anyone in your group who’s 16 or older. This can be done in advance by phone or online. All the necessary fishing gear, tackle, lures, as well as bottled water and complimentary fish cleaning services will be provided for your convenience.

This part of Louisiana is known for both amazing fishing and gracious hospitality. Let Capt. Joel take you on a fishing adventure aren’t likely to forget any time soon! The moment you set foot onboard, you’ll be hooked for life.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This is a Full day trip for a party of 5.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Nothing beats a day out inshore, fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout to your heart's delight! You'll be provided with all the necessary gear for the journey.
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About the Captain

Joel Barras
Lafitte, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
With several years of experience under his belt, Captain Joel Barras becomes more and more passionate about fishing as time goes by. His guests love his attention to detail and readiness to always crack a joke or two. He always goes the extra mile to make sure everybody has a fun time on the water, because that's what it's all about.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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William T.
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
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Richie M.
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VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
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Wade G.
Crowley, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 12, 2019
We had the MOST amazing day today with Captain Joel! The weather was not what any of us thought it would be, but Joel made...
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Don Z.
Port Huron, MI
 5.00
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Full day trip with Capt Joel

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
I had a very enjoyable day with Capt Joel in his clean and comfortable boat.  We met and started early at 6 in order to...
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Donald H.
Signal Mountain, TN
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VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Awesome experience.  Captain Joel took good care of 10 year old, put us on the fish all day, and provided a truly enjoyable...
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