The Southern Fly

Whether you’re looking to pick up a rod for the first time, or you’re a seasoned pro looking for that fishing fix, The Southern Fly has you covered. Head out of the prominent fishing communities just south of New Orleans and discover some of Louisiana’s – and the country’s – best fishing opportunities.

Captain Dave Best will be your guide. A fishing addict for over 15 years, he fell in love with the sport after fishing these very waters and hauling in 30 Redfish. He hopes to get you reeling in with the same success rate, and promises to do whatever he can to help make your fishing dreams come true.

The 17’ Beavertail skiff is just the vessel to navigate the shallow waters of the marshlands. A light vessel, she can stay afloat in even the skinniest spots, and will speed off across the open waters with ease thanks to the 70 HP Yamaha engine. Up to 2 guests are welcome aboard for a true Louisiana fishing experience, making use of the rods, reels, fly equipment, or feel free to bring your own.

Chase after some highly prized fish throughout your time aboard and test your skills against these tough creatures. On the fly or while sight casting, you can expect to go after beautiful Redfish, while you’ll use a more conventional method to reel in a Trout, Black Drum, or Sheepshead. One thing that’s certain, though, is that you’re in for a thrilling day proving your strength against these beasts.

Capt. Dave strives to make you feel at home, so just ask him if there’s anything specific you would like to do. Children over the age of 6 are welcome to get hooked on fishing, just make sure that they are accompanied by a parent. Other than that, there’s nothing else to do but get booking, grab your fishing license, and hop aboard. You’re in for a memorable day with The Southern Fly.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Make the most of Louisiana's rich waters heading out in the Gulf. Along the shallow inshore waters, you'll sight cast in the hope of catching the bite of an exciting monster fish. Whether on the fly or by conventional rod and reel, you'll have the chance to practice your skills all year-round against some tough-fighting, huge fish. From Redfish to Sheepshead, Trout to Black Drum, among others, you'll get to see what these marshlands have to offer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    During the summer months, you'll have the chance to indulge in a morning's worth of thrilling fishing in Louisiana's productive inshore waters. Get out and work your way around the marshes testing your skills against some exciting, strong fish. Try your hand at fly fishing or on a conventional rod and reel, get ready to sight cast for the bite of Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more.

About the Captain

Dave Best
St. Bernard, Louisiana, United States
ID & License verified
Member since January 2017
An avid angler since childhood, Captain Dave has now been fishing these waters for over 15 years. In 2014, he decided to make a profession out of his passion and has been running guides ever since. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and can't wait to take you out. He specializes in targeting Redfish on the fly or by sight casting, as well as conventional fishing for Trout and Black Drum.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha F70 engine.

17 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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FAQs about The Southern Fly

The Southern Fly offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with The Southern Fly, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Southern Fly include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

The Southern Fly offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

The Southern Fly offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Southern Fly include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout