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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!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Trip - 4 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Inshore fishing mainly around the bridges with live bait or lures for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum depending on the season. Includes equipment and tackle, fish cleaning and tackle. Live Bait is extra cost if needed
  • Private trip
    Day trip - 3 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing inshore for species such as Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Everything is included: equipment and tackle, fish cleaning and packaging Live Bait is extra cost if needed
  • Private trip
    Day Trip - Up To 2 People
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing inshore around the bridges for Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. All included, equipment and tackle, and fish cleaning and packing, Live Bait is Extra Cost if needed

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Speckled Trout


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


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

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: 9 hours
Response rate: 92%

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