Bonsack Guide Service

4847 Riverridge Drive
Lake Charles LA, United States

Bonsack Guide Service invites you on an extreme fishing experience in the shallow waters of Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Basin, Louisiana. You will be wade fishing and drifting along the lake the basin with the help of Guide and Captain Steven Bonsack. He has an unmatched passion for wading and shallow water fish which will rub off on you as you soon as you meet him.

Captain Steven will guide you in search of the shallow water species such as Spotted Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. These species are present year round, with Redfish being available in peak numbers every month of the year, Flounder peak season from March to November, and Trout from April through November. You can also fish for offshore species in the summer months.

You will go on one of Captain Steven’s boats: one is a 22-foot Kenner center console, powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine, and aided by a wireless trolling motor. The boat has a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as a livewell for the bait, and an icebox for the catch. The boat is also fully equipped with the necessary safety equipment such as life jackets and first-aid.

The second boat is a flats boat, with a Mercury engine, safety and electronics, and a wireless trolling motor. The boat that goes out is determined based on the number of people in your party.

Bonsack Guide Service will provide you with the necessary fishing gear that includes rods, reels, tackle, and lures, so all you have to bring is a valid fishing license. They will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, so you are welcome to bring a cooler to transport your fish home safely.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    You will do wade fishing for Flounder, Trout, and Redfish. The seasons run through the year, so whenever you go out, you are bound to have a productive trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Kenner (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

22 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Captain

Steven Bonsack
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Steven is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain who has spent his life on the waters of Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Basin, Louisiana. He loves wade fishing and drifting and encourages guests to try these methods that bring them into very close contact with the fish. He loves taking kids out and teaching them all about the fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%