Big Dog Fishing Charters

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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. The trips last for about 6.5-7.5 hours, which allows you plenty of time to master the cast and make a great catch possible.

You will be fishing aboard a 24’ center console, which was fully uphauled in 2015. The boat’s 300 HP Mercury engine 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 Tim 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 a fishing license, grab some food and drink, and hop on board!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 will last for about 6.5-7.5 hours. You will return to the private dock by 1-2 pm.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip will depart at any time to fit your schedule. You will be fishing for Redfish, Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, and many other species. The ride to the fishing grounds lasts for 5-30 minutes.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

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
PayPal

About the Charter Operator

David Bourgeois
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
Member since May 2014
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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!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 99%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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David S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Solo trip with Capt Vernon at Big Dog

VERIFIED   October 27, 2018
Fished both artificials and shrimp under a cork.  The morning was a grind, checking out a few of the Captains spots. ...
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Seth Z.
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 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   September 6, 2018
We booked a fishing trip as part of a bachelor party and it was a great decision. We had a great experience with Captain Mike...
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Kathy W.
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 5.00
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Fantastic day with Captain Chad!

VERIFIED   May 18, 2018
Beautiful day!  Headed out at 6:30am, first casts at 6:45.  Lots of bites getting us all excited then landed our...
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Amy P.
United States
 5.00
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Day Trip w/Capt Barry

VERIFIED   May 17, 2018
This trip was more than we had expected.  We caught Red Fish and Black Drum. Barry kept us moving and never let the bites...
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Denis D.
Baton Rouge, LA
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   January 1, 2019
outstanding guide we had so much fun and took us to the places where fishing is what fishing is supposed to be , will be back...
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