Bayou Obsession Charters

Enjoy Louisiana inshore saltwater fishing at its finest – head to Lafitte, find Bayou Obsession Charters and they’ll show you how it’s done. Captain Matt Mattice is a passionate angler with almost half a decade of fishing experience and he’ll do everything to make sure you have an awesome and relaxing experience on the water.

He welcomes you on his 22’ Pathfinder bay boat, out of the box in 2010. It’s powered by a 250 HP Suzuki motor and can easily carry to up to four anglers no matter the age. GPS and fishfinder on board are there to minimize the time spent on searching for the fish and maximize quality time spent on the water.

The captain will take you exploring local inshore and nearshore waters, and you’ll also have the opportunity to go reef and flats fishing. Spend your day spinning in pursuit of Sheepshead, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and whatever else you may run into.

A variety of bait will be on board at your disposal – both live and artificial. Live bait is used for inshore fishing and will be waiting for you on the boat in livewells. You’ll also get to use the best Shimano fishing gear free of charge.

Captain loves teaching beginners and kids; there’s no age limit. Just make sure to let him know if you’re bringing your little ones so he could prepare life jackets according to their weight.

And if one day of fishing just isn’t enough for you, this charter will provide you with a premium lodging package. What else can you ask for an ultimate fishing experience?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Holiday special ?????
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jan 31
    $500
    4 hr trip up to 4 people good for the month of December and January
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $600
    This amazing morning trip will take you fishing the bays and bayous of Jean Lafitte only 40 minutes from New Orleans. You'll be chasing Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife, from alligators to a variety of local birds.
  • Private trip
    Evening
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
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FAQs about Bayou Obsession Charters

Bayou Obsession Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Holiday special ????? (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Evening (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayou Obsession Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Bayou Obsession Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Bayou Obsession Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bayou Obsession Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Bayou Obsession Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Matt Mattice
Barataria, Louisiana, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
92 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2017
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Captain Matt Mattice own and operates Bayou Obsession Charters. He has been fishing for 45 years and his tournament experience of 15 years is what he is the proudest of. His favorite thing is fishing for Speckled Trout and Redfish. He loves teaching kids and beginners, but even avid anglers will get to learn a lot from him.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, lifejackets provided upon reques
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Full Day with Captain Christian

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 28, 2023
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Craig B.
Youngsville, Louisiana
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Great day out with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 17, 2023
I took my two 17 year old grandsons and a very good friend on this trip. There were at least five other boat captains going...
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William L.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Half day with Captain Joel (booked through Captain Matt)

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on March 17, 2023
I’ve done a handful of inshore charters around the Southeast and never have I fished with a guide who was capable of adapting...
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Claude W.
Murphy, TX
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Captain Christian

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 9, 2023
I contacted Bayou Obsession Charters and the administrative portion was handled by Captain Matt but we had the pleasure of...
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Douig H.
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5 JUN NOLA Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 5, 2023
Even with less than ideal fishing conditions (full moon the night prior, windy, rising tide), Captain Joel was able to put...
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