Living A Dream Guide Service

52250 U.S. 90
Slidell LA, United States

Living A Dream Guide Service is your choice for a fun, safe, and family-friendly fishing charter in the inshore waters of Slidell, Louisiana. Run by Captain Eric and Living A Dream that was sparked between him and his son Chris (RIP), this is a charter that will get you and your family out on the water with a smile on your faces.

During your trip, you will be fishing the way that the fish wants to bite. That means, if they are responding well to plastic, that’s what you will use! If they want like bait and that’s available, you fish with that instead. Depending on the season, you could be using shrimp and croakers, while lures and Carolina rigs are always an option, too. You will be fishing all the local bridges for species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Drum, and you may be able to catch a tasty Tripletail, too! 

Captain Eric’s boat is a 24 ft Ranger that can take up to six guests. Fitted with a powerful 250 HP Yamaha motor, it can go between fishing spots fast, and you can be sure you will be in the right place with the boat’s range of navigational electronics. The boat will come clean and ready to go with all the gear you and your group will need, as well as cold drinks for you to enjoy. If you like, the Captain can fill the bait tank with live bait at an extra cost.

Thank you for your interest and God bless each and every one of you!

Living A Dream Guide Service is your choice for a fun, safe, and family-friendly fishing charter in the inshore waters of Slidell, Louisiana. Run by Captain Eric and Living A Dream that was sparked between him and his son Chris (RIP), this is a chart

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Boat Specs

2400 Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Speckled Trout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Eric Dumas
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Member since February 2017
I am 41 years old and have spent my whole life fishing the local waters around Slidell, Louisiana. I am lucky to be married to an amazing woman who supports my job wholeheartedly. We are blessed with three wonderful kids and our Heart Jaylen, our grand baby. Our youngest daughter Kayla graduated from Mandeville High with top grades and our middle son, Terry, has recently left to serve in the US NAVY and is based in Illinois at the Great Lakes. We are proud of you Son!!! On March 17th, 2007, our oldest son Christopher was tragically killed (RIP OUR ANGEL). He is the reason I do what I do. Being a charter captain was a dream he had for me many years before his death. We wanted to do it together. He was the kind of person who left a mark on everyone he met. Everyone loved him and he was one HECK of a fishing and hunting partner. The best a Dad could ever ask for. After he passed I became passionate about doing what we had dreamed of doing together. So here I am - LIVING A DREAM.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Made sure we got really wet. Wanted to charge for cleaning when it was suppose to be with cost of trip. Bait should of been extra. If not for another charter boat captain he followed there would not of been much of a catch. What it cost and experience we had I would not recommend them. Being from here and doing a lot of fishing, this was a bad experience.

Fished July 25, 2017
Eric Dumas (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 8, 2017

Herbert Melson the minute you showed up at the dock and opened your mouth at 5:00am I wanted to cancel the trip.

Your the guy all charter guides hate to see show up. The one that knows it all but pays a charter service oh and a bargain shopper.

Your the guy that want to stay dry with 4 foot seas and a 25mph cross winds in a bayboat.

Ever though we caught over 100 fish that day with some solid trout and we fished next to a good friend of mines you will never be anybody’s happy client.

And the minute you told me you would be back for another trip. I stored your number under DO NOT ANWSER!!

As far as me charging to to clean your fish. I had another job to go to and I said.

I have a guy that I pay to clean them but you chose to take them home because you didn’t have time to wait.

But thank you for coming out and don’t bother to call again because your on the dont answer list.

Thank you!!

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