Chapman’s Charters specializes in light tackle inshore and nearshore fishing trips out of the Calcasieu Estuary in Hackberry, Louisiana. If you are looking for a fishing trip of a lifetime that you won’t soon forget, Chapman’s Charters is there to make it happen. Captain Billy is a very experienced guide who knows where the fish are biting and hiding.

Join Chapman’s Charters aboard a 24-foot Nautic Start center console, which is well-prepared for the current bite. It comes powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots to get you to the fishing grounds quickly. On board this spacious vessel, you will not miss the exhilarating Louisiana fishing experience. The navigational electronics include a Lowrance GPS and a fish finder. There is a Power-Pole shallow water anchor to make sure you stay rooted to the fishing grounds, as well as a Minn Kota wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride. The boat provides comfortable fishing space for up to four guests.

Chapman’s Charters will take you fishing the inshore and nearshore waters, as well as the flats and backcountry. You will be able to enjoy some light tackle action, along with spinning and popping where the opportunity presents itself. Chapman’s Charters offers four and eight-hour trips, where you will be catching Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum.

A trip with Chapman’s Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip at no additional charge so that you could take it home with you and taste for dinner later. For your fishing adventure, you will need to bring a Louisiana fishing license, sunscreen, your camera to take a lot of pictures, an ice chest with some soft drinks, appropriate clothes, food, and the desire to catch fish.

After a day out with Chapman’s Charters, you will leave with a box full of fish and lots of memories.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Casino Dock Pickup
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    If your group is enjoying a stay at one of our local casinos, our captains can pick you up and drop you off at the casino docks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    You will be fishing out of the Calcasieu Estuary for Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle will be provided, as well as the fish cleaning and filleting service. You need to bring a Louisiana fishing license, an ice chest with your own soft drinks, snacks, appropriate clothes, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Casino Dock Pickup
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $575
    If your group is enjoying a stay at one of our local casinos, our captains can pick you up and drop you off at the casino docks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $475
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About the Captain

Billy Chapman
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since March 2017
When Captain Billy Chapman first picked up a rod and reel, he was hooked. Having spent thousands of hours on the water, Billy has gained all the necessary experience and knowledge about the fish and where they are hiding. He enjoys taking his friends and clients out, no matter the age and expertise.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 21, 2017
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 31, 2017
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FAQs about Chapman’s Charters

Chapman’s Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Casino Dock Pickup (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Casino Dock Pickup (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Chapman’s Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Lowrance)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota)

Trips booked with Chapman’s Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Chapman’s Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Chapman’s Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Chapman’s Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail