Coates Charters

Yscloskey Highway
St. Bernard LA, United States

Coates Charters is an inshore fishing charter service based out of San Bernardo, LA, specializing in light tackle sight fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. Southeastern Louisiana is famous for its inshore and backcountry fishing, with sheltered bays and murky bayous hiding great fishing grounds full of huge fish just waiting to be reeled in, and Coates Charters will take you to all the best spots for the species you are after.

You will be spending the day aboard a 21 ft Champion center console which has room aboard for up to 4 guests. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, she can cruise at up to 45 knots to make sure you waste no time getting to the best fishing spots. The boat comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a live bait tank, and a trolling motor so you don’t scare off the fish as you navigate the winding backcountry.

Coates Charters is strictly light tackle, giving you the best fight possible against the big bull Reds which inhabit the area. You can choose between sight casting, spinning, and popping to bring in your catch your way, and will be given only the best quality tackle, lures, and live bait in order to give the highest chance possible of landing something special. If you prefer, Captain Jonathan Coates can also take you further out to bottom fish for some delicious Sheepshead and Black Drum in slightly deeper waters.

All trips come with tackle, bait, drinks, snacks, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch at the end of the trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    A 3 person full 8 hours on the water gives you the best chance possible of pulling in some monster specimens. Target species include Redfish, Trout, Drum and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    A 2 person 4 hour trip targeting inshore and nearshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout and Sheepshead.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Champion (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

21 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Jonathon Coates
St. Bernard, Louisiana, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Jonathan Coates is a light tackle expert who has spent many years honing his skills in the many bays and bayous of Southeastern Louisiana. He is truly passionate about the sport, and loves nothing more than taking groups out on his boat, and showing them a great time on their day out!

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