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 $582, 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:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips 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 – US $525
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $488
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $530
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $683
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $890
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $900

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
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Based on 28541 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
October/November is a better time if you're looking for specs and good temperatures.
Excellent
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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
5.0 / 5
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
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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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
5.0 / 5
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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5.0 / 5
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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5.0 / 5
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in New Orleans?

Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Super nice guide! Caught a variety of fish which is exactly what we asked for! He had everything we needed and then some. We would come back and fish with Mitchel again!
Debbie  S.  F.
Debbie S. F.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(368 reviews)
Cap Clint was very knowledgeable and down to earth, enjoyed our 5 hour booking. Conditions where rough do to incoming weather but we still had a blast and caught some fish.
Matthew  A.
Matthew A.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a last minute idea to go out fishing on my wifes bday, and Mitch was available. He put us on a bunch of fish, tons of speckled trout, a few reds, and even a little flounder. Mitch was super friendly and very accommodating. We loved our trip out on the water ! Would book him again in a heartbeat !
David  H.
David H.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
Redfish on bucket list. Not anymore! Captain Clinton is awesome. Great person and Captain. My wife and my 36th anniversary trip and Captain does not disappoint! Wife caught too!
Jim  C.
Jim C.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
My wife daughter and I had great time with Captain Max. My daughter was top angler of the day and Mom caught the big Red of the trip. Dad was happy all around. Highly recommend.
Corey  S.
Corey S.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Mitch worked his butt off trying to get us on fish with 30 mph winds. He succeeded!
David  P.
David P.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
It was a very windy day, however Capt. Mitch found a calm area and we hit on some nice fish. We will definitely book with him again!
Chuck  L.
Chuck L.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Capt Brad put us on the fish! If you want to see what lake Ponchartrain is capable of, book with Capt Brad! We had a grand slam +. Trout, flounder, pb redfish, sheepshead and blue cats. Full box. Great guide! Would definitely go out with him again!
Iris  G.
Iris G.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Great captian with experience to find fish even in poor windy conditions. Very helpful to teach anyone the basics of fishing
Zachary  D.
Zachary D.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Captain Brad went above and beyond the line of duty. He was very knowledgeable about the different types of fish and knew where to find them. The best fishing trip I’ve had.
Samuel  H.
Samuel H.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
Capt. Clinton is experienced and knowledgeable guide. His specialty is redfish but still put us on trout, our target fish. We highly recommend!
Gary  M.
Gary M.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
Captaon Clinton on us on so much, that we ended up maxing out!!! We had a 10 and 12 year who he was great with!!! Our boys thought he was so much fun!! He was patient and had a lot words for them!!
Ricardo  M.
Ricardo M.
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We caught lots of fish and boat captain was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this to anyone coming to the area.
Joseph  V.  E.
Joseph V. E.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great fishing, great times, great memories! Captain Mitchel knows these waters and he worked hard to give us an awesome trip. I brought my 11 year old son, and watching his face light up reeling in a big fish was a priceless memory. He came home, called his buddies, and bragged for an hour while I was smiling listening to him from the next room. We caught reds, flounder, trout, sheepshead, and drum. We will be fishing will Capt. Mitchel on our next trip to NOLA for sure!
James  M.
James M.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
We had a great time and caught our limit of redfish. Captain Clinton was really patient with us, and taught us a lot throughout the day. At the beginning of the trip he preached patience, and that we would hit multiple spots and likely pick up a few fish at each spot. Sure enough, that is what happened. Overall, great experience and great day on the the water. We would highly recommend Captain Clinton for a great and entertaining day on the water.
Darryl  G.
Darryl G.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
Ever since I was a young boy watching fishing shows up in Michigan, I had dreamed of catching redfish. Captain De Armas made my dreams come true. He put us on fish immediately, even with some tough winds. He was great with the rest of my party, that consisted of 2 newbies to fishing. They are already talking about doing again. We limited out on reds, with some bonus fish thrown in, but it was so much more than that! Thanks Captain!
John  F.
John F.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Mitchel knows his stuff and will get you on some good fish! I had a blast. We got on some beautiful redfish even in tough fishing conditions. Mitchel knows the waters well and you’ll feel like you’re fishing with an old buddy. Cutting up and catching fish, you can’t beat it.
Daniel  T.
Daniel T.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(368 reviews)
This was an amazing fishing trip. We took our 15 yo son, who had the time of his life. Captain Clinton was awesome. He showed our son what he needed to do and where he should be casting. Our son was catching a lot of the fish. I would highly recommend Gettin hooked adventures.
John  C.
John C.
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt is terrific and ensures a good time. He makes every effort to put you in good fishing area. We caught fish species we wanted. Highly recommend and we plan to book again in the future. Florida and Minn crew.
Charles  B.
Charles B.
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Frenchy not only knew where and how to find/catch fish but he did a great job keeping us all entertained and engaged. Next time we're in LA we'll absolutely book another trip. Bring and use sunscreen!!
Leigha  J.
Leigha J.

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