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New Orleans Fishing Charters

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New Orleans: 67 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (60)
New Orleans
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trips from $450

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (216)
New Orleans
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trips from $450

Speck Dat Charters LLC

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (35)
New Orleans
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trips from $500

A2 Fishing Charters (LA)

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New Orleans
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trips from $500

Right Side Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (19)
New Orleans
trips from $425

Victory Bay Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (54)
New Orleans
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Wicked Fishing Charters Mandeville II

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (8)
New Orleans
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trips from $450

Bayou Obsession Charters

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Lafitte
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Pelican State Fishing Charters

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Barataria
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trips from $450

Bayou Boys Charter LLC

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St. Bernard
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New Orleans fishing charters will take you after the many fish that make this city one of the best in the US for seafood. You’ll have just as much fun chasing your targets as you will eating them! For an inshore fishing adventure that’s unparalleled in a city with fascinating history, look no further than New Orleans.

Explore the local bayous, marshes, and estuaries to find some of the Gulf’s most coveted inshore fish. They’re the perfect habitat for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Jack Crevalle. But it’s not all about saltwater fish, either. New Orleans is also home to some of the state’s best Bass fishing lakes.

Thanks to its warm and humid climate, New Orleans fishing charters operate year-round. How long you’ll spend on the water is up to you. A half day trip gives you a taste of the area’s world-famous inshore waters and sees you go home with a few fish. A full day trip is the equivalent of a seafood tower. You’ll have a variety of choice, from the fish you target to the locations you’ll target them in.

Once you’ve decided where to fish, you can bet there’s a marina or boat ramp close by. New Orleans is surrounded by water after all! Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne, and southern waterways such as the Breton Sound and Black Bay are all popular among local and visiting anglers.
 

Rules & Regulations

Your charter captain will provide everything you need for a successful day – except for your fishing license. All anglers over the age of 16 are required to purchase one before heading out on the water. Bear in the mind that if you plan to fish south of the “saltwater line” you’ll need to obtain a Louisiana saltwater angler’s license, as well as a basic Louisiana fishing license.

New Orleans
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January

As cold fronts arrive, look for Redfish gathering together at the top of the water column – this will make them easy to find and catch. On warmer days, look for Speckled Trout. Otherwise, fish for Black Drum in Lake Pontchartrain.

February

February is one of the best times to be in New Orleans. The city is talking about Mardi Gras, but if you want a break from festivities, expect "gin clear" waters and big Bull Redfish. Head to the Delacroix flats for great sight fishing.

March

Don't miss the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival in New Orleans City Park. If you prefer saltwater fishing, head to the marshes – they're kicking into gear as the weather warms. 

April

With temperatures in the mid 70s and low rainfall, New Orleans can be very pleasant in April (if a bit humid). Try targeting Redfish with artificial bait in shallow water (3 feett or less).

May

As the weather transitions from spring to summer, everyone wants to be outside. Which is good, because the bait is moving inshore and the fish come with it. Expect a lot of Redfish and some Speckled Trout.

June

Temperatures rise, averaging at 89º. Grab a deal at a hotel (it's officially low season) and stay a while! Enjoy explosive action on topwater lures from Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Aligator Gar, and more!

July

Expect very hot weather with a chance of storms. But don't let that stop you getting out on the water. Speckled Trout and Redfish are biting aggressively. The Delacroix and Black Bay area is excellent at this time of year.

August

The Breton Sound and Black Bay area is still producing well – look for limits of Speckled Trout around rigs and islands. Most fishing charters will leave before sunrise to escape the heat and catch the best bite.

September

September is still very hot in New Orleans, making early starts a necessity still. Once you get out, you can find Bull Redfish and big Jack Crevalles – this is a really fun time to fish if you don't mind the heat.

October

This is one of the busiest times of year for Lousiana Redfish guides. And rightly so – with clear waters and big schooling Bull Redfish, everyone wants to get out and sight fish for these beauties 

November

The fishing is still very good, with Bull Redfish and Flounder continuing to bite well. As fall transitions to winter, cold fronts push bait out of the marsh. The fish are hungry and feeding up it gets cold.

December

There's never a bad time to fish in New Orleans, and December proves it. Look for Redfish laid up across the marsh and big Bull Reds in 6–10 inches of water. Expect later starts and a nice variety of fish.

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It's good in the morning and possibly evening but once it's hot they stop biting. Hydrate early and often. It was recommended to go October thru January for speckled trout.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It's good in the morning and possibly evening but once it's hot they stop biting. Hydrate early and often. It was recommended to go October thru January for speckled trout.
Anna  S.
Anna S. New Orleans, LA
we had a wonderful time/caught more than we thought for this time of year-great adventure/experience. Bring a rainsuit just in case.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
we had a wonderful time/caught more than we thought for this time of year-great adventure/experience. Bring a rainsuit just in case.
Toni  B.
Toni B. Riverton, VA
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
Donna  L.
Donna L. Baton Rouge, LA
Dress appropriate which is what the captain recommend. Glad we listened because it was chilly! Don't let that stop you from having a great time. 1st time won't be the last time with Victory Bay Charter.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress appropriate which is what the captain recommend. Glad we listened because it was chilly! Don't let that stop you from having a great time. 1st time won't be the last time with Victory Bay Charter.
Kristina  L.
Kristina L. New Orleans, Louisiana
Overall fishing is New Orleans is fun and your going to catchy something some days are better then others.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Overall fishing is New Orleans is fun and your going to catchy something some days are better then others.
Anthonel  R.
Anthonel R. New Orleans, LA

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Had a blast catching bass great birthday trip thank you Captain Mike for looking out for us!!!
Jolie  L.
Jolie L. Marrero, LA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Captain Clinton was very accommodating and knowledgeable as a guide. Would highly recommend. He took very good care of us. With tough conditions he still put us on some fish. He baited all hooks and assisted with all catches.
Pete  B.
Pete B. Avon, MN
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Captain Clinton did a great job, my wife and son had a great time! Will be back!
Mitch  C.
Mitch C. Carmel, IN
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
I told Captain Clinton that I really wanted to learn how to catch some redfish and he was teaching me different stuff all day long. And the proof is in the pudding we had not much luck at the normal spots but captain Clinton found the fish and we started catching them so fast we could barely keep up! Had so much fun. Definitely would recommend it!
John  S.
John S. Kernersville, NC
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Captain Clinton was fantastic, great communication, and friendly, great attitude !!!
Peter  K.
Peter K. United States
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
VERY AMAZING CAPTAIN!!! He knew what he was doing for sure! Anytime you needed help he was right there by you. We caught a MESS of fish in no time, he takes to you the best honey holes! If you’re looking for a fishing charter this is THE BEST one!!! Definitely will be booking with him again!
Namon  S.
Namon S. Independence, MO
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 35 reviews
Captain Brad is on his game. Tough weather and he worked hard to get us on fish! Great day on the water and an awesome guy to take us fishing. Highly recommend!
Ken  P.
Ken P. Snohomish, WA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Captain Clinton was fantastic with the adults and kids in the boat. He patiently taught my daughter to cast and was a great guide all around.
Peter  B.
Peter B. Leesburg, VA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Last minute I was able to book a half day fishing trip for myself and my son. Captain Clinton called a few hours later and told me what we needed to bring. Fishing licenses,drinks and snacks is all we needed. The captain was very friendly and immediately put us on the fish. My son and I had a great time and look forward to the next trip we can book with Captain Clinton.
Russell  E.
Russell E. Tallahassee, FL
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Captain Mike was great. Plenty of action the whole time. 23 specs, 13 channel cats, 3 flounder, and a sheepshead. Will definitely charter with him again.
Eric  D.
Eric D.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
My brother-in-law and I, along with our four kids, had a great (and successful!) day with Capt. Clinton. He did a really nice job helping and encouraging the kids. Highly recommended!
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Atlanta, GA
Wicked Fishing Charters Mandeville II
Wicked Fishing Charters Mandeville II
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
We had the best time with Captain Andy! Would 100% book again! Everything went beyond are imagination!
Savannah  K.
Savannah K. Charleston, MO
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
We had a fantastic day of fishing the waters of Lake Catherine with Captain James. We caught a huge amount of fish and enjoyed the Captain’s company immensely. His boat and equipment is in excellent shape and his knowledge of all types of fishing is expansive. Captain James stayed in contact with me from date of booking until the day of our charter with weather updates and news of what was biting in the area. This was an all around wonderful experience.
Lou  A.  P.
Lou A. P. Chapmansboro, TN
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Took my two boys Captain Clinton was really helpful boat and fishing gear were first class caught a lot of fish and had a good time if you want to catch fish he’s your man
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Carrollton, GA
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Tons of fish caught! Two types of trout, stingrays, sheepshead, catfish, bass, and flounder. We used live shrimp and totally crushed it. The captain was very helpful and would 100% do this trip again.
Nathan  T.
Nathan T. Lenexa, KS
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Clinton knows every inch of the area, got us right on the fish and was full of great local history. I highly recommend booking with Clinton for anyone who is looking for a great local experience and wants to catch fish. For the record, we almost filled the cooler on our half day trip. Catfish, trout, sheepshead and some big reds.
Harry  H.
Harry H. Dublin, CA
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Simply a great experience with Capt Mike. He adjusted his schedule to work around the overnight gusty winds that were still persistent in the morning. First fish landed was an 18” Speck 🎣 Also caught flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and freshwater catfish. Already can’t wait to go back!! A++++++++
Bob  S.
Bob S. Sodus Center, NY
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
Had a great trip with Captain Clinton. Very friendly and personable. Went the extra mile to make sure we had a great experience. We will definitely be back! John and Ellen Galanis
John  G.
John G. Chesterfield, Missouri
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
By far the best inshore charter we have been on. Not only did Captain Clinton put us on some fish, he spent a lot of time coaching us as well. He was accommodating to both our beginner anglers and seasoned anglers. As a competitive redfish angler, Captain Clinton has a wealth of knowledge on the sport and was very willing to spread the wealth. We will definitely be booking with this charter again and also be making it an annual tradition.
Tony  D.
Tony D. Baton Rouge, LA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 35 reviews
Had a great day fishing with Captain Brad.. Caught all kinds of things out there! Great conversation and He went above and beyond to make the trip with every penny! Would book again in a heartbeat...
Vanessa  M.
Vanessa M. United States

FAQs about Fishing Charters in New Orleans

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in New Orleans costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $528, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $644. 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 New Orleans is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures, and Speck Dat Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in New Orleans, Louisiana. Full list of top fishing charters in New Orleans.

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures, and Speck Dat Charters LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New Orleans.

The best way to experience fishing in New Orleans 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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

As cold fronts arrive, look for Redfish gathering together at the top of the water column – this will make them easy to find and catch. On warmer days, look for Speckled Trout. Otherwise, fish for Black Drum in Lake Pontchartrain. Check availability for local fishing charters in New Orleans.

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