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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    Afternoon trip departs approx. 2:00 p.m. and returns before dark, the starting time is based upon the sunset, you'll depart around 5 hours before it. 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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    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
14 Fishing Reports
179 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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 Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout 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
GPS

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
PayPal
Checks
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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July fishing trip
Awesome day of fishing!!!!!
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Catch intended fish
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  Morning Charter on December 29, 2021
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VERIFIED   Morning Charter on December 18, 2021
Had a great time with captain chad would definitely go out with him again
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1/2 day with Captain Chad.

VERIFIED   Afternoon Charter on March 26, 2021
Chad connected well with our 17 and 20 year old sons. They had a blast and caught fish. Highly recommended.
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Awesome day of fishing!!!!!

VERIFIED   Morning Charter on June 24, 2021
Captain was awesome and kept us in fish all day long!!!! Highly recommended. Great memories.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Morning Charter on July 6, 2021
good time just wish the fish had been a little hungryer
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FAQs about Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat

Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Afternoon Charter (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Morning Charter (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • GPS

Trips booked with Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout