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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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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
84%
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Captain Joel was awesome!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 27, 2021
We had a blast fishing with Captain Joel. He had a great sense of humor and really knew the waters. Each spot we went to he...
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Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 31, 2021
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 28, 2021
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Bayou trip with Captain Ken

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 23, 2021
Good day - fish were not biting a ton, but had a ton of fun!
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Bayou Country Charters - Captain Joel

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on 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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FAQs about Bayou Country Charters

Bayou Country Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayou Country Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bayou Country Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spinning Rod and reels)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned and Bagged)
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)

Bayou Country Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bayou Country Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bayou Country Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout