Gripping Lips Guide Service takes you fishing around the rich Louisiana delta in search of Redfish, and Speckled Trout. These waters fish well throughout the year, and Captain Shane has the experience and skills to make the most out of your day out.

You will be fishing around the Myrtle Grove and Lafitte area, well-known for its Redfish population. As long as the Redfish and Trout are within the size limits, you can keep them.

The Myrtle Grove area produces nice fish year-round. In summer time, you will head out in the early morning to get the fish before the heat. Winter months are productive as well. There are schools of big Reds you can get around the shallow waters. And, the scenery is striking. So you better get your camera ready when fishing with Capt. Shane.

Capt. Shane has a deep understanding of the local fisheries. He’s been fishing from an early age and has competed in a number of tournaments at the national level. And if you’re a novice angler, you won’t be after the captain briefs you on the techniques.

The boat features a set of navigational electronics, as well as an ice box, a live bait well, and the safety gear.

Gripping Lips Guide Service now accepts major credit cards. You’ll find all the tackle and gear you need on board. At the end of the trip, Capt. Shane will clean your catch for you.

Capt. Shane also films all his trips for his YouTube channel, this means you’ll be able to re-watch your exciting fishing adventure whenever you want!

So grab your favorite snacks and drinks, a camera, sunglasses, a cap, and sunscreen, then come aboard for a trip to remember. It’s a ride you’re sure to enjoy!



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  • Private trip
    Louisiana Gumbo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    $600
    If you want drag-pulling action from big Redfish in the Louisiana delta, this is the trip for you. It's the time of the year to pack the sunscreen, wear a hat, and hold on to your rod! The fish get aggressive as the water temps warm up. These trips fill up fast. Book early to reserve your spot.
  • Private trip
    Myrtle Grove 1/2 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    This is a half day trip out of Myrtle Grove, LA. With the days getting longer in the summer, these trips are made for people who either want to fish in the morning to beat the heat, or go out in the afternoon for the later bite. These trips are run out of Myrtle Grove, LA since this area is a little closer and easier access to New Orleans. These trips are limited to around 5 hours in order to try and fit in two trips a day, of possible. The take off times are 6:30 AM for the AM trip, and 1:00 PM for PM
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About the Captain

Shane York
Port Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
29 Fishing Reports
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Member since November 2017
Hello, my name is Capt Shane. I own Gripping Lips Guide Service. I also run charters for B&B Guide Service. We mostly fish the waters south of the New Orleans area. This includes Myrtle Grove, Delacroix, Lafitte, and all the way to Venice, LA. We specialize in inshore fishing for giant redfish, speckled trout, largemouth bass, and even go out and get some red snapper when season is in. We fish out of an original New Orleans-built Avenger 226. This model has a lot of open deck space, rides very dry and comfortable, and has the power to get us to the fish, with a Yamaha 250 on the back. It's equipped with a 10 ft Power Pole, the latest electronics, and a powerful trolling motor. We have all safety equipment on the boat, including life jackets and fire extinguishers. We have a large ice chest on the boat that we keep full of water, but if there is any special beverages that you would like to bring, feel free to do so. We partner with B&B Tackle to use the best fishing gear.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Louisiana Gumbo on June 25, 2021
Captain Shane was a GREAT guide for our first charter trip! He was very patient, friendly, and experienced. I did not know...
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VERIFIED   Catch and Release Only on May 17, 2021
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VERIFIED   Louisiana Gumbo on March 26, 2021
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Fishing the Flats with Capt Shane on Gripping Lips

VERIFIED   Louisiana Gumbo on April 13, 2018
Great Time fishing with Capt Shane York aboard Gripping Lips.  He was in no rush and would have stayed out long after we scheduled. ...
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FAQs about Gripping Lips Guide Service

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Louisiana Gumbo (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Myrtle Grove 1/2 Day Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Gripping Lips Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gripping Lips Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Gripping Lips Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout