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Clark Charters

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The Bayou State, the Pelican State, or just simply the Sportsman's Paradise – whatever you decide to call it, Louisiana is definitely one of the top sportfishing destinations on the Gulf Coast. Located in the southwestern part of the state, on the west shore of Calcasieu Lake, Hackberry embodies the best of the best that the Creole State has to offer. Even the most hardcore anglers can find a challenge here. Come spend a little time in Hackberry, LA fishing the waters that locals call the "Speckled Trout Capital of the World." 
 

Hackberry Fishing Spots

Shallows, mangroves, bays, canals, brackish lakes, and of course, the great Gulf of Mexico – the list of productive fisheries in the area will impress any angling enthusiast. Hackberry fishing is usually synonymous with exploring Calcasieu Lake, Black Lake, and the Gulf, but this is just the beginning. Hackberry fishing charters might also take you to test the bite on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, Lake Charles, Intercoastal Canal, West Cove, Prien Lake, and Moss Lake. You'll be targeting "The Holy Trinity:" Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, but there's plenty of other fish in these prolific waters, as well. You can also go after Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Cobia, along with a variety of freshwater species. You just need to know where to look, or simply book a trip with some of the experienced local captains. 
 

Calcasieu Lake

 
Hackberry fishing wouldn't be what it is without Calcasieu Lake, also known as “the Big Lake” among locals. Surrounded by marshland, dotted with oyster reefs, and famous for its trophy Speckled Trout, this brackish lake measures around 80 square miles and averages 4–6 feet in depth. Calcasieu Lake is a multiple Trout record-holder – three out of 10 Louisiana Trout records originated here. Specks on the lake can often weigh 5–8 pounds, but 9–11 lb specimens are not uncommon. 
 
Large schools of Redfish can be found in abundance, along with delicious Flounder. Brown and white shrimp are inhabitants of the lake as well. Redfishing is incredible throughout the year and Flounder are usually caught during the same trips. Apart from these species, Calcasieu Lake will give you the chance to come face-to-gills with Sheepshead, Cobia, Black Drum, and Tripletail. Whether you're focusing on the marshes, intercoastal areas, or oil rig hot spots, Calcasieu Lake has you covered. 
 

Black Lake

 
Located only 4.7 miles west of Hackberry, Black Lake is another good option, especially if you want to try something completely different compared to Calcasieu Lake. Unlike chasing after Reds, Specks, and Flounder in most of the Calcasieu Estuary fisheries, Black Lake will have you focusing on other species. Here you'll find Striped, Smallmouth, and Largemouth Bass, along with Walleye, Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Pike, Perch, and much more. Spinning, fly fishing, and baitcasting are the most popular techniques on the lake – choose your weapon and get ready to fight. Just make sure that the stream is open for fishing before booking a trip.
 

Gulf of Mexico

 
In addition to its incredible inland fisheries, Hackberry offers Gulf fishing trips as well. Before passing the marches, Calcasieu Ship Channel enters the Gulf at Calcasieu Pass, south of Calcasieu Lake. Lined with a 2 mile-long stretch of rock jetties, the Pass attracts schools of fish, especially during summer. Monster Trout can be caught in the Gulf during mid and late summer, moving into colder waters. Fishing for them is especially productive near oil platforms. Redfish and Flounder can also be found in these waters, along with Cobia, Tripletail, and more. And if you want to venture even further out into the Gulf, the possibilities are endless. 
 

Hackberry Fishing Tips

  • Most of the Hackberry fishing guides use both artificial and live bait. When it comes to live bait, shrimps are especially popular, along with croakers, pinfish, and mullets.
 
  • If you want to focus on catching the trophy Trout this area is famous for, you'll need bigger bait than usual. Specks over 3–4 pounds will usually be hungry for fish rather than shrimp. Pinfish, menhaden, mullets, croakers, and even juvenile Trout is what they'll go for. Topwater baits are also a good option. Pro tip: look for schools of big Redfish when searching for big Trout – they’re usually found swimming nearby. 
 
  • Light tackle is almost the default option in the area. Depending on the targeted species and the fishery, you can try your hand at spinning, fly fishing, drifting, jigging, popping, and bottom fishing. 

 

Need to Know

Regulations

A Basic Fishing License is required for all fishermen age 16 and older who want to keep their catch. In addition to that, you'll need a LA Saltwater License if you decide to go after saltwater species. 
 

Budget 

If you want to go on a full-day trip, eight hours on the water will cost you $600–$750 for a party of four. Half-day trips take 4–5 hours and will usually make your wallet $500–$550 lighter. 
 

Getting There

Located three-and-a-half hours from New Orleans and two-and-a-half hours from Houston, Hackberry is easily accessible by car via I-10. You can also use Louisiana State Highway 27 if you're coming from the direction of Holly Beach on the south or Sulphur on the north. Flying in? Your best choice would be Lake Charles Regional Airport, located 33 miles from Hackberry. Your other option is Jack Brooks Regional Airport, located 68 miles away in Beaumont.
 
Whether you're looking to land that larger-than-life Trout or have an unforgettable day on the water with your family, you can't go wrong with Hackberry, LA fishing. 
 
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January
Redfishing in January is usually amazing regardless of the location. Redfish and Trout can often be found on the mud flats. West Cove and Joe's Cove are especially productive.
 
February
February can be freezing, but Redfishing is still on fire! They can be caught anywhere from flats to deeper waters. This is usually the prime Trout season, too.
 
March
March is usually the best time to catch that trophy Trout – don't miss the chance to reel in your next personal best. You can also go for Reds. 
 
April
April can be windy, but it brings great Redfishing. Reds are found in the southern part of Calcasieu Lake, while the largest specimens are swimming in schools near the center of the lake. 
 
May
Trout fishing in May can be incredible – catching fish bigger than 2–3 pounds is not uncommon. Reds can also be found in abundance, grab as many as you can!
 
June
This is the perfect time if you want to limit out on Trout. Reds are usually found in the marshes and close to shore in the bay. 
 
July
Both Redfish and Trout are extremely abundant during July. Deeper waters of the ship channel tend to be the most productive areas. Go for soft plastics or live shrimp. 
 
August
August is the perfect time for limiting out on Reds and Specks. Large schools of both Redfish and Trout can be found in the lake – look for the birds to locate them.
 
September
Fishing for Reds in the lake can be very productive in September, as well as Trout fishing. Gulf fishing can also be amazing – fish are coming closer to shore.
 
October
This is fall fishing at its best! Schools of Trout and Redfish are found feeding under diving seagulls. The fall Flounder run finally starts – don't miss the chance to land these delicious fish!
 
November
Fall fishing is peaking, with Flounder action consistently great throughout the month, especially in the ship channel. Speckled Trout can also be found if you look for feeding birds. 
 
December
Flounder fishing is slowing down as the waters are getting colder. Trout can still be found on the flats, but most of them will move to deeper waters. 
 

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if its windy and cold and the lake is dirty dont go. if its just cold and water is clear go get on some speckled trout, its a blast. flownder are running in november and the redfishing is usually always good. its a big lake and alot of water to cover so i would get a map of the area or fish with someone that knows the area well.
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if its windy and cold and the lake is dirty dont go. if its just cold and water is clear go get on some speckled trout, its a blast. flownder are running in november and the redfishing is usually always good. its a big lake and alot of water to cover so i would get a map of the area or fish with someone that knows the area well.
Waylon  S.
Waylon S. Lake Charles, LA

Hackberry Guide Service
Hackberry Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
We booked a half day trip out of Hackberry with Captain Gary. We meet him at the Spicers Marina in Hackberry. Captain Gary was extremely knowledgeable of the area and knew all the hot spots. Captain Gary had a great personality but most importantly knew where the fish were. Overall it was a great day. We caught 20 redfish, 10 trout, 2 flounder and a several others including black drum. We will certainly book with Captain Gary next time.
RONNIE  F.
RONNIE F. Washington, LA
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
We cannot complain at all about our fishing trip. We caught plenty of fish, the weather was awesome and even got to enjoy watching some dolphins (even an albino one). Considering we had four people, plus the captain, Capt Eric made sure we were all taken care of. Thank you for the awesome experience.
Karen  R.
Karen R. Oakdale, LA
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Full day trip was great, brought us right to the fish, then to the next, was very knowledgeable and fun, which is why we went catching the fish was lagniappe
John  B.
John B. Houston, Texas
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
We didn’t catch any red fish, and only a few speckled trout, but we did catch about 15 flounders. Raymond worked hard trying to get us on the fish. I think going a different month would have been better, (Aug 2020)
Angela  R.
Angela R. United States
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
What a crazy morning!!! Our weather did not cooperate at all!!! Captain Eric did a tremendous job first and for most of keeping us safe and out of the storms. We bounced around from spot to spot avoiding popup thunder storm and each spot had fish in it. My 13 year old girls were grinning from ear to ear and are definitely ready for next years adventure with Captain Eric!!
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Lufkin, TX
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Captain definitely knows his stuff. He’s a funnny guy to be around. Me and my buds are all experienced fishermen and had a blast. We caught a really good mess of reds and specs just two weeks after a hurricane. I highly recommend Clark charters
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Shepherd, TX
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
I booked a trip for my husband, father in law, brother in law, and cousin for Fathers Day. They could not stop talking about their trip! They had so much fun! They have been talking about it for thr last 2 days. They enjoyed the guide and thought he was professional and helpful. I could not have asked for better for them! Captain Eric answered every annoying question I had. Very happy with the trip! We will definitely book again!!
Cynthia  B.
Cynthia B. Eads, Tennessee
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
We had a great trip, even though fish weren’t biting at first but towards the end fish started biting.Eric was awesome and stayed longer than our 5 hrs. Will book again with Eric on our next trip.
Karen  L.
Karen L. Dallas, TX
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Great experience with Captain Eric. Even though the weather was bad he put us on a great catch. Looking forward to another trip soon.
Jose  S.
Jose S. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
The morning started as sun was rising in the east First fish was on in less than 10 minutes after we were set up! We limited on Reds before we knew it !! Great trip !!
Bryan  W.
Bryan W. Westlake, Louisiana
Clark Charters
Clark Charters
Fishing charter in Hackberry
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH CAPTAIN ERIC. HE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE WATER WAYS AND OUR TARGETED FISH SPECIES. WE BOOKED A 5 HOUR EVENING FISH BUT ENDED UP STAYING OUT THERE ALMOST SEVEN HOURS, CAPTAIN WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT WATCHING THE CLOCK; HE JUSTED WANTED US TO PUT AS MANY FISH IN THE BOAT AS WE WANTED. HIGHLY RECOMEND HIM. WE WILL BOOK HIM FOR OUR NEXT FISHING TRIP.
John  C.
John C. Dallas, Texas

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Hackberry

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in hackberry costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $632. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Hackberry is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Hackberry Guide Service, Clark Charters, and Louisiana Backwater Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hackberry, Louisiana. Full list of top fishing charters in Hackberry.

Hackberry Guide Service, Clark Charters, and Louisiana Backwater Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hackberry.

The best way to experience fishing in Hackberry is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Hackberry, Louisiana.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging. Inshore fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Redfishing in January is usually amazing regardless of the location. Redfish and Trout can often be found on the mud flats. West Cove and Joe's Cove are especially productive.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Hackberry.

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