Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat

COVID-19 notice: Big Dog Fishing Charters are open and running daily trips now despite the current situation. In Louisiana, charter guides are exempt from stay at home order.

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 built in 2017. The boat’s 350 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! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    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 to 7 hours. You will return to our private dock between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    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. The ride to the fishing grounds lasts for 5-30 minutes.
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About the Captain

David Bourgeois
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
134 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 Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

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
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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on March 7, 2021
When they say kid friendly, they mean in.  My family and I had a wonderful experience and can’t recommend this charter enough. ...
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Chad is AMAZING

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on April 8, 2021
Miss Susan was great to work with. When the heavy storms went through, she was in constant contact with us to move the departure...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (PM) on April 29, 2021
What a fun guy! Captain Chas was very friendly and knowledgeable, we had a ton of fun and the weather was absolutely amazing!...
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Full Day trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on December 10, 2020
Outstanding Day with Captain Josh Great boat and equipment. Josh is extremely knowledgeable, very personable and just...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on October 31, 2020
Captain Chad , is very helpful , very patient with us , 2 of us never fishing before , I caught the biggest red fish . So excited...
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FAQs about Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat

Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (PM) (5 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

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