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. We really recommend catch and release to help preserve the redfish population, but clients are allowed to keep fish.

The Myrtle Grove area produces nice fish year-round. In the summertime, 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 Red 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 is a brand new 2022 Spyder Vapor. It drafts in only seven inches of water, and can get back where the big girls roam. The boat features a set of navigational electronics, as well as an ice box, a live bait well, and 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – September 25 Only!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $600
    September 25 only, I have a trip for up to two people only. Catch and release only. The price is $600, this is $100 off the normal price. Leaving out of Myrtle Grove Marina. The boat is ready. I'm ready. Are you ready? Bull Red is calling your name.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    If sight fishing for big redfish in the shallows is for you, then this is the trip. This trip is set to a max of two people to allow room for casting. Get ready to strip some line and hook up on some huge red!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    If you want drag-pulling action from big Redfish in the Louisiana delta, this is the trip for you. Speckled Trout is also on fire as the cooler weather approaches, and the trout make their way into the marshes. 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.
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About the Captain

Shane York
Port Sulphur, Louisiana, United States
35 Fishing Reports
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14 Customer reviews
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Member since November 2017
Hello, my name is Capt. Shane. I own Gripping Lips Guide Service. We mostly fish the waters south of the New Orleans area. This includes Myrtle Grove, Lafitte, the Four Bayou area, and Grand Isle. We specialize in inshore fishing for giant redfish and speckled trout. Shallow water sight fishing is our specialty, and we excel in that type of fishing. If fly fishing is your thing, this is the charter for you. The Spyder Vapor drafts in 7 inches of water.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Spyder (Flats boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
1 child accompanied with adult
You Keep Catch
Optional. Also practice catch and release
Catch and Release Allowed
We are all about conservation!

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Labor Day Weekend Bulls!
Labor Day Weekend Bulls!
September 1, 2022
The bulls are still running. Book now of you want to get in on the action!
Book NOW for bull reds.
Book NOW for bull reds.
August 28, 2022
Another awesome trip. The smallest redfish caught was 17 lbs. The biggest was just ever 25 lbs. My fall schedule is filling up. Book now to get on these giant redfish!

Customer reviews

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Cody P.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2) on March 12, 2022
Couldn’t have asked for a better time out on the water with a captain!!!! Cpt. Shane not only put us on the fish all day...
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Val N.
Morgan City, Louisiana
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2) 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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Don S.
Pearl River, NY
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Fishing the Flats with Capt Shane on Gripping Lips

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2) 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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Gary A.
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Fishing with Shane

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2) on June 26, 2021
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Catch and Release Only on May 17, 2021
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FAQs about Gripping Lips Guide Service

Gripping Lips Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – September 25 Only! (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip–Louisiana Gumbo (MAX 2) (6 hours)

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

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

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

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

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