New Orleans Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New Orleans

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in New Orleans, Louisiana are: Full list of top fishing charters in New Orleans

The average price for a private 4 hour New Orleans fishing trip is US $575, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $736 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in New Orleans that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in New Orleans provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in New Orleans are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in New Orleans are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – €484
  • 5-hour fishing trips – €934
  • 6-hour fishing trips – €483
  • 7-hour fishing trips – €632
  • 8-hour fishing trips – €890
  • 10-hour fishing trips – €833

Fishing in New Orleans

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in New Orleans

October/November is a better time if you're looking for specs and good temperatures.
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October/November is a better time if you're looking for specs and good temperatures.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
It was cold and windy with no insects and the overcast sky made it very comfortable. By far a great time to go fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was cold and windy with no insects and the overcast sky made it very comfortable. By far a great time to go fishing.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching. A great Captain can put you on fish, share their knowledge and give you a great experience.
Excellent
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Just remember it's called fishing and not catching. A great Captain can put you on fish, share their knowledge and give you a great experience.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
We caught 60 blue catfish! Plus specks , black drum , sheepshead and redfish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught 60 blue catfish! Plus specks , black drum , sheepshead and redfish!
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Bring bug spray. The mosquitos swarm for about 30 minutes at dusk. Other than that. Book with Captain Clinton deArmas. He is knowledgeable and great at communicating exactly how to get the fish in the boat. You'll have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring bug spray. The mosquitos swarm for about 30 minutes at dusk. Other than that. Book with Captain Clinton deArmas. He is knowledgeable and great at communicating exactly how to get the fish in the boat. You'll have a great time.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
So knowledgeable of fishing and patient! He could teach anyone how to fish I’m sure of it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
So knowledgeable of fishing and patient! He could teach anyone how to fish I’m sure of it!
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Talk to your guide ahead of time about the weather and what clothing to bring. Winter months may take several lays
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to your guide ahead of time about the weather and what clothing to bring. Winter months may take several lays
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Call Captain Brad D’ Alphonso now! He books dates like 3-4 months in advance. He has patience the only quality that makes an excellent fisherman. Not all Captains are patient.
Excellent
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Call Captain Brad D’ Alphonso now! He books dates like 3-4 months in advance. He has patience the only quality that makes an excellent fisherman. Not all Captains are patient.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
As with all guides call and speak to them, learn about what is going on before your trip.
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As with all guides call and speak to them, learn about what is going on before your trip.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC Livermore, CA
It’s is still humid and hot after 10am so bring a hat some mosquito repellent just incase.
Excellent
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It’s is still humid and hot after 10am so bring a hat some mosquito repellent just incase.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC Simi Valley, CA
Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Excellent
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Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures United States
Get a great Captain like Brad who knows the area you are fishing. Be prepared for the heat of July. We made sure to select a Captain with a boat that had shade. Dress appropriately for the sun and heat of July. We had a blast and caught a lot of fish even in July.
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Get a great Captain like Brad who knows the area you are fishing. Be prepared for the heat of July. We made sure to select a Captain with a boat that had shade. Dress appropriately for the sun and heat of July. We had a blast and caught a lot of fish even in July.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC College Station, TX
Make sure you bring sunscreen, hat, polarize sunglasses, and of course snacks !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring sunscreen, hat, polarize sunglasses, and of course snacks !
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters Sparta, TN
According to some of the locals and a couple of captains that I spoke to, the fishing around New Orleans has been tough this year, however I would not have known that, as I had an excellent day on the water and caught a variety of fish.
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According to some of the locals and a couple of captains that I spoke to, the fishing around New Orleans has been tough this year, however I would not have known that, as I had an excellent day on the water and caught a variety of fish.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures Elmira, MO
Bring a friend! You are going to catch a lot of fish. And bring something to eat and drink for trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a friend! You are going to catch a lot of fish. And bring something to eat and drink for trip!
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters El Paso, TX
Go see Wicked tours you will not be sorry we caught so much in a short period of time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go see Wicked tours you will not be sorry we caught so much in a short period of time
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters Stroudsburg, PA
Make sure you find a good guide like captain Clinton who's eager to share generational fishing knowledge, clean and bag all the fish, and be ready to have a great time. In addition, don't forget the sunscreen protection.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you find a good guide like captain Clinton who's eager to share generational fishing knowledge, clean and bag all the fish, and be ready to have a great time. In addition, don't forget the sunscreen protection.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures St. Peters, MO
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Victory Bay Charters
Victory Bay Charters 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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
we had a wonderful time/caught more than we thought for this time of year-great adventure/experience. Bring a rainsuit just in case.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures Riverton, VA
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
Victory Bay Charters
Victory Bay Charters Baton Rouge, LA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in New Orleans?

Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
It was such Awesome trip Capt.Brad did such a good job.I recommend everyone wanting to do a trip please do it with Capt. Brad at Spec Dat Charters
Jason  K.
Jason K.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Captain Clinton was very professional and put us on fish within 30 minutes. The boat was very clean and the gear was in good working condition. We reached our limit halfway through the trip but were able to keep fishing and release all the rest. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a fishing charter in the New Orleans' area.
Caleb  S.
Caleb S.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Did the 3/4 day trip for my boyfriends birthday & had an amazing time where we caught over 6 fish in our first 30 minutes. Captain had a wealth of knowledge to share around the art of fishing & ensured we knew what to look for to start reeling in the fish. The fact that he was able to then fillet all our fish & bag them was the icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend a charter with this Captain, where his speakers are second to none on his boat!
Ciera  C.
Ciera C.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Took my son to NOLA for his 21st birthday & while New Orleans was great, our fishing charter with Captain Max @ Drum & Co. Fishing was phenomenal. Aside from having a nice boat & quality rod and reels, Captain Max possesses the skills, the patience, and the superior knowledge of the area, thus making him a top tier captain! We’re already planning our next trip.
Terry  C.
Terry C.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
CAPT BRAD WAS GREAT WE WERE ON FISH RIGHT AWAY AND STAYED ON FISH ALL DAY!!! I LOOK FOWARD TO ANOTHER TRIP WITH SPECK DAT CHARTERS.
Bernard  H.
Bernard H.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Captain Clinton will go above and beyond to put you on fish. It was a tough day but he covered 55 miles and made sure the rods bent!! Would highly recommend going out with him. You get all the creature comforts of a larger center console with the incredibly shallow draft of what could be a flats boat - we were chasing reds in what looked like less than 12 inches of water.
Jacob  D.
Jacob D.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Captain Brad was great! Despite the colder conditions, Brad still put us on some fish. We caught some Reds/Specks and a nice Flounder and Blue Cat. We had a great time and will definitely use Captain Brad again.
Brian  C.
Brian C.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Captain Clinton is a genuine professional in every sense. He knows the waters, his craft, and customer service. He is thoughtful toward each individual and adapts to their levels and preferences. When it drizzled, he had a slicker for me and hand warmers for my wife. When we were on fish, he was active and enthusiastic. When there were lulls, he was patient and told great stories. We had a phenomenal time and plan to return just to fish with him in a different season.
Rafael  C.
Rafael C.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Wanted to have a quick trip to catch some drum and Captain got us out and onto the fish in no time! Had a great time and will definitely book with him again next time we come to Louisiana. Highly recommend Drum & Co for an excellent fishing adventure
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Fishing slows down significantly when they are cold, and it was indeed cold! Captain Brad contacted us to make sure we were properly geared so we would be comfortable on the trip. And his knowledge of the area, the tidal impacts, and where the fish like to be with these conditions were crucial for our success. We had an amazing day and Captain Brad got us into two great fishing spots in the dead of winter. Fantastic time and a great guide!
Charles  W.
Charles W.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Captain Clinton was a great guide and teacher; clearly knows his fish and his territory! Our day started slow due to cold weather and low water, but he put in extra time and work to get us to the fish and we ended the day with some gorgeous red drum. Would absolutely recommend!
Anthony  M.
Anthony M.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
My husband and I had a great time! Max was super attentive without being overbearing. It was quite cold for our trip, but we had so much fun we didn't even notice. We caught a few fish despite other anglers reporting difficulties. It's obvious that Max really cares about his customers and enjoys his job.
Bruce  S.
Bruce S.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Had a great time and made some good memories. Max the captain was awesome. We caught a ton of fish. We will definitely book with this captain again.
Jason  E.
Jason E.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Max was great. Patient. Will work hard. Not trying to show off. This will not be my last trip. On a windy day, we had 30 plus but they were just under. He worked us until we hit will bulls.
Collin  L.
Collin L.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Clinton! He was very knowledgeable about the area and a great angler. He took care of everything we needed and was determined to get us on some redfish. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a fun trip. Really was a great trip with an awesome guide! Will definitely book again next time we are in town! Highly suggest booking if you’ll be in the NOLA area!
Shelby  W.
Shelby W.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Capt. D'Alfonso did a great job. The weather wasn't perfect, but capt. managed to keep us out of the wind and rain and we still caught a limit of fish. He was personable, knowledgeable, and it was an overall great experience. You will not find a better all-around inshore charter captain. I cannot recommend "Spek Dat" enough!
Coleman  J.
Coleman J.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Captain deArmas was awesome, his boat was top notch and he simply put us on fish. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!!!🎣🐟👍
Jeremy  G.
Jeremy G.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
I take a lot of charters. It takes the right combination of fishing skill, knowledge of the water and targeted species, and of course a good conversation. Drum & Co had all of it in spades. Great trip, will book again.
Clark  R.
Clark R.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Non stop fishing,catching limits and played great music and knew all the best spots! Trust me when I say you don’t want to book anyone else! We have and won’t ever again. He’s professional and all about customer service.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Boost your chances of hooking in that once in lifetime fish with Wicked. Communication for booking, confirming, and getting updates was as smooth as the experience.
Amber  W.
Amber W.

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