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New Orleans: 71 fishing charters available

Speck Dat Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500

Drum & Co. Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $600

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $475

Reel As It Gets Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
New Orleans
trips from $400

Victory Bay Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
New Orleans
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Wicked Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
New Orleans
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A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(86 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $575

Chase’m Down Bowfishing

Westwego
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Pelican State Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
Barataria
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Bayou Obsession Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Barataria
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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 $555, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $688 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in New Orleans are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in New Orleans 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 – $470
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $608

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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
This was an awesome experience! 2 and 1/2 of the patrons were having reservations about the trip because of possible harsh weather. Captain Clinton made us all comfortable and feel at ease about them. Which resulted in a gold mine expertise in fishing and we wouldn't have changed anything! Thank you a Captain Clinton!!
Jarod  R.
Jarod R. Aurora, CO
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Speck Dat Charters LLC, Captain Brad, greeted us with a smile! We had a great day on the lake with Brad and crew mate! As you can see from pics we had a very blessed day! Thank you both for an amazing day!
Raymond  R.
Raymond R. Pensacola, OK
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Mike was a true guide and really showed us an awesome fishing experience. Highly recommend!
Bryan  K.
Bryan K. Rocklin, CA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
The highlight of my trip to Louisiana was our day out fishing with Captain Brad. He prepared us for the cold weather and had everything ready to go when we got there. We caught redfish, trout, black drum, flounder and catfish. He knew the best spots, was extremely knowledgeable and fun to chat with! At the end of our trip, he filleted the fish for us. Highly recommend you book!
Nadia  Z.
Nadia Z. Shorewood, IL
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Mac. got us on fish first thing in the morning. If the fishing slowed down in that spot, he knew where to go. and kept us on fish all day. 40" 18.5lbs red was the biggest fish of the day, what a great experience. Don't hesitate about booking your trip here. He is fast to respond!!!!
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Goodland, KS
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
It was our first fishing experience in Louisiana and We got the best captain Brad!! Speck Dat Charters. His boat is soo clean, he is super kind!! The fact is we got 14fishes include 3big redfish and 1 big black dram fish!! I cooked at the hotel. It was very delicious!! I recomend his fishing trip!! Thank you Captain Brad😁
Kakusaburo  S.
Kakusaburo S. New York, NY
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Frederick was friendly, informative and overall great! AWESOME TRIP!!!
Arnulfo  P.
Arnulfo P. Pico Rivera, CA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
This was an epic day of fishing. At first there was another boat in "our spot" but they were not catching any fish and we anchored in. As soon as we started fishing we were catching fish. Pretty much none stop action the whole day. Cap'n was great and we were cracking jokes all day. One of the best days of fishing I've ever had
Thyer  M.
Thyer M. Spokane, WA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We had an amazing day out on the water. The weather was a questionable but Cap made it happen! Very good customer service and communication was impeccable. Great guy can't wait to go out again with him. I got a Cajun grand slam. Caught big bull red my PB to date. Our group caught 9 different species in one trip.
Austin  W.
Austin W. Denton, TX
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Fantastic fishing trip. Captain Frederick put us on top the fish. We never went longer than two minutes without catching a fish. Sixty -six white trout and two bull reds. State of the art boat and equipment. Captain Frederick very professional. I would recommend this trip to everyone.
John  M.
John M. Mandeville, LA
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Fred. The boat is tip top and well equipped. Captain Fred put us on fish when the bite was tough and we walked away with a nice box of fish. We also got a get of local history and a tour on our ride back to the dock which was the cherry on top. Bring sunglasses or eyewear, the bot is Fast!
Dan  B.
Dan B. United States
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Great guide! Super friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to get on fish. Highly recommend captain Clinton!
Richard  M.
Richard M. Valley Home, CA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
My family's experience during our fishing trip this service was beyond 5 stars and I hope whomever is reading this chose this charter; trust me you won't regret it.
Wayne  M.
Wayne M. New Berlin, TX
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Clinton. He is patient and you can tell he really loves what he does. But most importantly he led us to the fish! We had some great catches and loads of fun. Highly recommend this adventure.
Thomas  W.
Thomas W. Bellevue, WA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
The fishing was fantastic, and a brilliant Captain to do it with. He took us to some great spots with plenty of action. We not only landed big Redfish on my trip, but also a big variation of species including trouts, a couple of different catfish and even a suprise sting ray! Tucking into my Redfish at the moment, and would highly recommend one of Clinton's charters. I wouldnt think twice about booking again for myself next time I am in the area. Cheers for a great trip Clinton!
Rob  S.
Rob S. New Orleans, Louisiana
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Captain Clinton put us on the fish almost immediately! The black drum is the biggest fish I have ever caught! I would recommend this guide anytime!😎👍🇺🇸
Morris  M.
Morris M. New Orleans, Louisiana
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great Captain! He was ready to go as soon as we arrived on his spotless 24’ skeeter. He put us on fish and kept my son engaged. I would highly recommend him.
Robert  S.  J.
Robert S. J. Metairie, Louisiana
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We had a great experience fishing with Captain Clint. Was very friendly and gracious with us as we all needed help casting at first till we learned. Captain put us onto some big reddish and we had a blast.
Carter  M.
Carter M. New Orleans, Louisiana
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We had bite after bite and had a great experience. Highly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a family experience that will last a lifetime!
Jason  J.
Jason J. New Orleans, Louisiana
Reel As It Gets Charters
Reel As It Gets Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We had a great day with Capt Frederick celebrating my daughter's birthday! Highly recommend this charter. Beautiful boat, well equipped and experienced captain.
Bobbie  P.
Bobbie P. Palm Harbor, FL

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