High Tide Charters is run by Captain Andrew out of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is a full-time guide in the Lake Charles area and has spent his whole life on the water around these parts. He’s caught fish in just about every stretch of water from Calcasieu to Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico. He specializes in light tackle inshore fishing for Speckled Trout and Redfish.

Most of the year is spent fishing Redfish and Trout, and depending on the season you will also chase for Flounder, Cobia, and Tripletail. During wintertime, the coveted trophy sized Speckled Trout is a popular target. Whether you want to chase schooling Trout for fast action fishing, sight cast Redfish in the shallow Louisiana marshes, or go nearshore to try your hand at fighting a big Cobia or Tripletail, Captain Andrew has you covered.

You will be fishing out of a 2017 Haynie 25’ bay boat powered by a 350 HP Mercury Verado. The boat is built to ensure a safe ride and comfortable, spacious fishing room. It also includes all the necessary navigation and safety equipment, as well as a live well for bait.

Captain Andrew also offers pickup from the casinos in Lake Charles if you would like to stay there and be able to walk right out to the dock and head out on your trip. If you’re looking for an authentic experience in fishing on and around the Louisiana coast, he’s the man for the job. Those looking to bring their catch home should bring along an ice box if they have one. Live bait is not included and typically costs $10 per person, based upon the marina’s price. Apart from that, make sure to bring sunglasses, don’t forget your fishing license and you’ll be fishing before you know it.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM) – Casino Pickup
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    The full day trip is the experienced angler's choice. You will leave the dock at daylight and spend the day fishing for Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and Tripletail. Make sure to bring a fishing license. Live bait is not included and typically costs $10 per person, based upon the marina's price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    The full day trip is the experienced angler's choice. You will leave the dock at daylight and spend the day fishing for Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and Tripletail. Make sure to bring a fishing license. Live bait is not included and typically costs $10 per person, based upon the marina's price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Casino Pickup
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $550
    If you're a bit pressed for time but still want to have the whole charter experience, look no further. Captain Andrew will run you through the full process in half the time. Expect to encounter Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and Tripletail. Live bait is not included and typically costs $10 per person, based upon the marina's price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $500
    If you're a bit pressed for time but still want to have the whole charter experience, look no further. Captain Andrew will run you through the full process in half the time. Expect to encounter Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and Tripletail. Live bait is not included and typically costs $10 per person, based upon the marina's price.
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About the Captain

Andrew Soileau
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
34 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Fishing has always been my biggest passion. While growing up all I could think about was my next trip. Now my dream has come true being a full time fishing guide able to spend everyday on the water and share it with others.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Haynie Custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 70 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

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
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Lake Charles to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Full Day trip with Capt. Andrew and Capt. Billy
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Friendly captain
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97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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James K.
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Full Day trip with Capt. Andrew and Capt. Billy

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (AM) – Casino Pickup on May 29, 2021
This was my wife’s first charter. Capt. Billy made her feel safe and put us on tons of fish. We had a blast we will...
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Landon E.
Houston, TX
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Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 8, 2021
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Full day - Andrew with High Tide Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 12, 2021
Awesome day of fishing for trout, redfish and flounder. Andrew knows multiple spots for each species and is a great fisherman...
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Landon E.
Houston, TX
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Half day trip with captian Andrew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 15, 2020
Capt Andrew calls us hours before the trip asking us to reschedule because the fish were not biting. We insisted on going and...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 15, 2020
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FAQs about High Tide Charters

High Tide Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Casino Pickup (4 hours)
  • $700 per day per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) – Casino Pickup (8 hours)

When you book a trip with High Tide Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with High Tide Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

High Tide Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Calcasieu river and ship channel)
  • Lake Fishing (Calcasieu lake, also known as “Big Lake”)
  • Inshore Fishing (Calcasieu estuary)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to five miles out.)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Coastal salt marshes)

High Tide Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with High Tide Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail