Marshland Adventures invites you on an unforgettable adventure fishing the Louisiana Coast and Lake Pontchartrain. This charter is dedicated to showing their guests exactly why Louisiana is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise”.

Your host will be Captain Steve Himel who has fished these waters professionally for over 20 years and is devoted to providing a memorable and enjoyable fishing experience to everyone on board.

Fishing is done aboard a 25-foot Custom center console originally built in 2014 with a capacity for 5 persons. Powered by a 250 HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, this boat is fast and reliable. Featuring a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the fish, this boat makes for a very productive fishing platform. It also features a livewell and an icebox for the catch.

Marshland Adventures offers the finest light tackle fishing on the Louisiana Coast, Lake Pontchartrain or the deep inland marshes and bayous. In these waters, you will be able to target trophy Speckled Trout during the Spring and Summer, hungry Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Croaker, Sheepshead, and more species ready to bite your bait.

Captain Steve’s charters include fuel, rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice. Once the trip is over, you can have a fish cleaning service, so bring an ice chest to transport it home in. Captain Steve will work hard to ensure your trip is enjoyable for you and your party.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Trip - Delacriox & Hopedale
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jun 30
    $650
    This is a full day trip in Delacroix or Hopedale during the Summer months. You will fish Black Bay and Breton Sound on these trips for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and other game fish available in season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Lake Pontchartrain
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $450
    This six-hour trip on Lake Pontchartrain targeting Speckled Trout and other species that are found near the lake's bridges, reefs, shorelines and surrounding waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Lake Pontchartrain
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $350
    This is a four-hour fishing charter on Lake Pontchartrain targeting Speckled Trout and other species that are found near the lake's bridges, reefs, shorelines and surrounding waters.
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About the Captain

Steve Himel
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2017
Captain Steve Himel is a USCG licensed captain who has fished in Southeast Louisiana most of his life. He lives on Lake Pontchartrain, which allows him to monitor the fishing conditions year round and thus provide his guests with the most productive fishing experience. Captain Himel is a Pro-Staffer for Mercury Marine and Pure Fishing, as well as a published outdoor writer with articles featured in the Louisiana Sportsman Magazine and others. Steve is a member of the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association and the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and Louisiana Charter Boat Association.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Optimax engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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\u201cHad a great trip with Catain Steve Himel ! Took my two sons to catch some trout and we had a great time ! \u201d
\u201cHad a great trip with Catain Steve Himel ! Took my two sons to catch some trout and we had a great time ! \u201d
\u201cHad a great trip with Catain Steve Himel ! Took my two sons to catch some trout and we had a great time ! \u201d
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Lake Pontchartrain on May 30, 2021
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Lake Pontchartrain on May 8, 2021
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Captain Steve Himel did a great job locating the trout and keeping us on the fish ! My sons and I had a great time ! We have...
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VERIFIED   Day Trip - Delacriox & Hopedale on August 11, 2018
Excellent trip.  Caught a lot of fish and some big reds.
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Stephen C.
Slidell, Louisiana
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Lake Pontchartrain Trip With Captain Steve

6 Hour Trip - Lake Pontchartrain on August 4, 2017
Had a great time fishing the lake and Rigolets area. Capt. Steve is one of the best in the area.
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FAQs about Marshland Adventures, LLC

Marshland Adventures, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Lake Pontchartrain (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Lake Pontchartrain (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Day Trip - Delacriox & Hopedale (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Marshland Adventures, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Marshland Adventures, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When Available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Marshland Adventures, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Marshland Adventures, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Marshland Adventures, LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout