Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat

Big Dog Fishing Charters is a locally-run guide service offering exciting adventures in the shallow waters of Louisiana’s Lafitte Basin. Explore the local saltwater lakes, flats, bays, and backwaters in search of the area’s top gamefish. Bring your friends, your family, or just yourself and get ready to catch a ton of fish!

Captain David Bourgeois is the owner of the business and runs many of the trips himself. He operates several boats in the area and can’t run them all at once, though, so he has gathered together a team of the area’s best guides. It may not be Capt. David who takes you out, but he guarantees it will be someone who really knows their stuff.

You will heading out on a 23’ bay boat which has been custom-built to explore these winding waters without running aground. The vessel was built in 2012 and has been regularly maintained ever since to keep her in top working order. She can carry 4 guests in comfort and cruises at speed in open water, thanks to her 250 HP Mercury engine.

Anglers of any age or experience level are warmly welcome aboard. Whether you’re out to catch your first fish or you’re chasing your personal best after a lifetime of big hookups, the captain will work hard to give you an unforgettable day on the water.

You will be using quality light tackle and a selection of lures to bring in anything from Redfish and Trout to Flounder and Sheepshead. All necessary equipment is provided free of charge. The only thing you need to bring is a fishing license and a cooler to pack all your fish in at the end of the day. There’s going to be a lot of it!



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  • Private trip
    Afternoon Charter
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Afternoon trip departs approx. 2:00 p.m. and returns before dark. Enjoy an exciting afternoon in the Lafitte Basin, fishing for Red and Black Drum, Flounder, Trout, and more inshore favorites.
  • Private trip
    Morning Charter
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Come on down to Barataria and experience what fishing in the Lafitte Basin is really like. Targets bull Reds, Trout, Flounder, Drum, and more!
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About the Charter Operator

David Bourgeois
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
3 reports
71 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2014
Born and raised on the Bayous of Lafitte (Barataria Basin). There is no greater way of life or joy than to share our heritage with those visiting New Orleans. I love to see the light in people's eyes as they land their catch - whether it is their 1st or 100th fish, it is always a pleasure to share a bit of the Bayou with others. I own and operate Big Dog Fishing Charters and have a team of Captains waiting to show you a great time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Sheepshead

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Custom-built boat (Bay boat) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Afternoon trip with Cpt. Jason!
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Roy P.
Riverview, FL
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VERIFIED   September 10, 2018
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Elijah K.
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 5.00
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Afternoon trip with Cpt. Jason!

VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
I grew in south Florida and have fished my whole life. I know what a top notch charter company looks like. This is an excellent...
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Garry R.
Johnston, IA
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
My daughter and I had a great time, my daughter had little experience in fishing and never caught fish like this. We limited...
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Noal C.
Dallas, TX
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VERIFIED   April 21, 2018
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