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Big Dog Fishing Charters offers inland saltwater adventures out of Lafitte, Louisiana, just a short drive from New Orleans. Explore the beautiful and abundant marshes and bays. Have fun with your family and friends fishing with the locals like the locals.

The area’s beautiful bayous and the Barataria Basin offer some of the most amazing fishing in the South. The waters are home to Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Bass, and many more.

Big Dog Fishing Charters caters to your specific needs and wishes whether it’s your first time on the water or you’re an experienced angler. Your captain will guide you through the basics before you make your first cast. As well as that, he will assist you throughout the adventure.

All the charters are private and usually depart at safe light. Morning trips typically last approx. 6.5 - 7 hours, which allows you plenty of time to master the cast and make a great catch possible. Afternoon trips last approx. 5 hours.

You will be fishing aboard 21-24’ vessels with outboard engines that will power you and three fishing buddies to the hottest grounds in the area. As well as that, the modern navigational and fish-finding electronics will save your time while searching for fish.

All trips come with gear, tackle, and lures. When you’re done fishing, the captain will clean and bag the catch for you. All you have to do is purchase fishing licenses, grab some food and drinks, and hop on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $475
    This afternoon trip typically departs around 2:00 p.m. and will return before dark. You will be fishing for Redfish, Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, and many other species. It is approx. a 10 to 30-minute ride to the fishing area depending on where the captain chooses to fish. Note: when sunset is earlier, we offer an early departure time. 4 people max per boat plus the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    Enjoy the morning bite and target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Drum, Flounder, and more exciting species. This trip will begin approximately 15 minutes before sunrise. However, the departure time can be flexible to fit your schedule. This trip lasts approximately 6 hours. We usually return to our private dock between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 4 people maximum per boat plus the captain.
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About the Charter Operator

David Bourgeois
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
227 Customer reviews
Response time 3 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

Boat specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Barataria Basin

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Age 3+ due to length of Charter and Life Jacket
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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 207 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Half day trip Aldean
Morning trip with Captain China (2 days)
Morning trip with Captain China (2 days)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Douglas N.
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Half day trip Aldean

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on November 28, 2022
Aldean was great, we caught redfish right away, caught our limit for myself and my wife, we caught and released at least 10...
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Jared N.
Covington, Louisiana
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Half Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on April 19, 2022
My brothers and I went on our first trip with Big Dog Fishing Charter and Steve was our guide. My brothers and I had an awesome...
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Maeve F.
United States
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Half Day with Captain Chad(?)

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on March 14, 2022
Sorry, I’m so bad at remembering names. I’m pretty sure it was captain Chad. He was awesome. We had a bad day out on the...
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Famous W.
San Antonio, TX
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1/2 day trip with Capt. Barry

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on November 26, 2022
Weather conditions were not good with high winds blowing all over the lake. The Capt. moved us out of the way several times...
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Half day trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on November 20, 2022
My son and I had one of our best fishing trips ever. Our guide did everything to make our trip enjoyable and hassle free as...
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FAQs about Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat

Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Barataria Basin )

Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout