Calcasieu Lake

19 Fishing Charters

Calcasieu Lake Fishing Charters

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Calcasieu Lake: 19 fishing charters available

Waterside Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Fishing Tom Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Hackberry Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
hackberry
 Instant Confirmation

Fleur De Lis Charters LLC

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(34 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Pullin' Skirts Fishing Charters

hackberry
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Daybreak Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

A’speck Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
hackberry
 Instant Confirmation

Reel Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $325

High Tide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Lake Charles
trips from $500

Louisiana Fins Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(18 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Calcasieu Lake

The average price for a private 4 hour Calcasieu Lake fishing trip is $604, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $682 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Waterside Charters, Fishing Tom Guide Service, and Hackberry Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Calcasieu Lake. Full list of top fishing charters in Calcasieu Lake.

Waterside Charters, Fishing Tom Guide Service, and Hackberry Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Calcasieu Lake.

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

A Lake Calcasieu fishing experience is unique and diverse. It’s connected to the Gulf of Mexico by a 5.5-mile-long stream, providing easy access to offshore fishing grounds. If you’re a newcomer, choose a fishing guide that knows the area well and get ready to explore Bayou Country!

When it comes to fishing in brackish water, “Big Lake” has been a top choice for Gulf Coast anglers for many decades, thanks to the species on offer. This lake is famous for its excellent Red and Black Drum fisheries, as well as Speckled Trout and Flounder. Other target species include Sheepshead, Cobia, and Tripletail.

Fishing guides in the area provide both half day and full day trips. Half days will see you fishing anywhere from 4–5 hours and are perfect for novice fishermen and families with kids. Longer trips are designed to cover more fishing grounds and locate a greater range of species, especially trophy-sized Trout. These trips are perfect for experienced anglers or those looking to spend more hours on the water.

A couple of towns in the area offer excellent guide services, such as Lake Charles and Hackberry. You can approach some great spots from both locations. Places such as Devils Elbow, Black Lake Bayou, and Turner Bay Reef provide great action for anglers of all skill levels. All you have to do is pick a local guide, find your favorite spot, and fill that bucket up with some delicious fish!

Rules & Regulations

All residents and non-residents over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing license. Since Lake Calcasieu is a brackish body of water, you’ll need to purchase both a basic and saltwater license. Residents joining a licensed saltwater skiff charter are covered. If you’re a non-resident, you’ll still have to pay for a 3-Day Skiff Charter License. All freshwater guides require you to buy a basic fishing license before your trip.

Calcasieu Lake
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start your year off in the right way by sampling some excellent inshore fishing. You can expect to target Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead.

February

Now is the time to go sight casting in the shallows. Choose a guide that will take you to the backcountry and target the likes of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder.

March

Springtime is approaching and the fishing is about to get real sweet! Stay inshore for some Redfish and Black Drum action or hit the Gulf and go after Kingfish.

April

Out in the Gulf, you can target Kingfish and many other pelagic species. In Lake Calcasieu, you’ll find solid numbers of Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and Flounder.

May

When the salinity gets high, you can target Mangrove Snapper. May is also a good time to go fishing for Cobia, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout.

June

June is an excellent time to plan a fishing trip in the Lake Charles area. You’ll be able to target everything from Cobia and Sheephead to Speckled Trout and Redfish.

July

In July, Tripletail start to show up in large numbers. Other likely catches this time of year include Sheepshead, Cobia, Redfish, and Black Drum.

August

The weather is really hot, so plan to dress light and be sure to pack some mosquito repellent as well. In terms of fishing, you’ll have lots of options both inshore and offshore.

September

The fishing remains hot throughout the fall. Cast off with a Lake Calcasieu fishing guide and get ready to explore the productive Turner Bay Reef as well as Mud Lake and West Cove.

October

Hit the Grand Bayou Weir for some great Redfish action. Here, you can also find lots of Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum.

November

November is a good time to hit the Gulf and go Tuna fishing. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, you can always choose to stay inshore and target Redfish and Black Drum.

December

Even though it’s winter, the fishing down in the bayou is always hot. Plan your next holiday vacation on Lake Calcasieu and get ready for some fun inshore action!

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Be sure to apply lots of sunscreen, wear a large brimmed hat, and long sleeve fishing shirt to protect from the sun. If you have issues tolerating extreme heat, bring shammies.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be sure to apply lots of sunscreen, wear a large brimmed hat, and long sleeve fishing shirt to protect from the sun. If you have issues tolerating extreme heat, bring shammies.
Shawn  O.
Shawn O. United States
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.
Very good
3.7 / 5
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
Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of beverages. Book your next trip with Gills and Bills.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, snacks and plenty of beverages. Book your next trip with Gills and Bills.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Henderson, TX
Bring clothes you can layer if it gets colder or hotter and bring a big cooler if you plan to take home your catch. Lake Charles was great and everyone was so nice and congenial.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring clothes you can layer if it gets colder or hotter and bring a big cooler if you plan to take home your catch. Lake Charles was great and everyone was so nice and congenial.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Dallas, Texas
Definitely book a trip with Reel Charters LLC if you are looking for a great fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book a trip with Reel Charters LLC if you are looking for a great fishing adventure.
George
George Lake Charles, Louisiana
If you love to fish then contact Captain Jordan Ardoin for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you love to fish then contact Captain Jordan Ardoin for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
BIlly
BIlly Lake Charles, Louisiana

Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We spent the afternoon and evening on Captain Shane's boat, and it was an absolute blast. He exceeded our expectations by far in taking care of us during our trip and making sure we had everything we needed. He made sure to educate us on all aspects of fishing this area from bait to the different types of fish, when and where to catch them, and threw in a few "tips for the day!" Highly recommend and plan to go again sooner than later!
Cassie  S.
Cassie S. Kilgore, TX
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Tom put us on fish! Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend him
Michael  N.
Michael N. Haughton, LA
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Fishing with captain mike was a blast, he is very knowledgeable on fishing and put us on some good fishing.will be using them again on the next trip.
Aaron  V.
Aaron V. Crowley, LA
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Told guide I wanted to catch anything that pulled hard & was good to eat. Went to first spot & caught 16 sheepshead & told him I was ready to look for speckled trout & redfish. For them it was tough but we caught a few & as you see one redfish over 27" (allowed 2 over that size)! Very pleased & the Captain worked very hart to find fish. Thanks!
Mike  R.
Mike R. Salesville, AR
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Very good
4.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We had a great time. It was Memorial weekend so there were a lot of people fishing the lake, but Capt. Devin kept driving around to different spots so that we were catching. I would definitely recommend this group to my friends and family.
Blaine  S.
Blaine S. San Antonio, TX
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Devin did a great job at finding us fish. If one spot wasn’t hitting well we moved in a timely manner. We hit our limit on reds pretty easily and had several trout as well. Solid guide, would return in the future.
Jared  S.
Jared S. Stafford, TX
Hackberry Guide Service
Hackberry Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hackberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Very patient with us beginner fishermens, baited the kids hooks & untangled the few messes we made all while keeping a smile😀
Darren  C.
Darren C. Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
It was a great experience caught a little of everything had a good time and fun can’t wait to go again
Justin  C.
Justin C. Deer Park, TX
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Awesome guide! Worked tirelessly to put us on the fish and was great to be around too.
Tom  C.
Tom C. Cedar Park, TX
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain worked very hard to put us on fish. We went to several spots. Water was up after rains and there were high winds. The grandkids caught a few fish but no keepers. Captain Billy did the best he could but the weather conditions weren't kind to us. He helped my grandson cast his bait for the whole trip. He was easy to talk with and made the better for the two boys and myself
Gary  H.
Gary H. Milan, IN
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Randy was a great guide! He was informative and tried very hard to put us on some fish. Although, we didn't catch as many as we would have liked, it was a great trip and great time with family!!
Robyn  M.
Robyn M. Carnegie, OK
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Waterside Charters does not disappoint. Amazing trip both days and am already planning our next trip with Captain Shane and Captain Randy. Memories that will last a lifetime. Excellent job and service. We WILL be back.
Michael  E.
Michael E. Italy
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I got this trip for my father in law, my son and I . Capt Devin was awesome he made sure my Son had an amazing trip. Even with the wind we were able to put plenty of fish in the boat. I would highly recommend this charter!!!!
Joe  H.
Joe H. Lake Charles, Louisiana
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Took my dad and boys fishing. We caught a diversity of fish. Captain Shane was great with the boys. Great family trip.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Wylie, TX
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Devan was great, he did not give up went above and beyond to put me on some fish.. Highly Recommended!!!
Abraham  E.
Abraham E. Humble, TX
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Awesome experience, top equipment, could not ask for more from the Captain. Great day.
Curtis  M.
Curtis M.
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Shane went above and beyond all expectations in providing excellent service, know how, and a great fishing experience. I will definitely book him again in the near future. I highly recommend anyone who wants to catch big fish, see Captain Shane.
Jason  J.
Jason J. Scott, LA
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Fished the 7th and 8th of September, had the best fishing ever, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Tom got us on some huge Redfish that were unbelievable, and plenty of trout to take home. Tom definitely knows his stuff, would highly recommend. We’ll definitely be back.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Inglewood, NE
Hackberry Guide Service
Hackberry Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hackberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 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
Waterside Charters
Waterside Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Shane Morein was the BEST! His boat was clean, he was on time and we were on the fish immediately! Did not even have to leave the spot. There were 4 of us and he worked hard keeping our lines going! We never stopped catching the fish!! What a Birthday for me!! Definitely be back!!
Kim  S.
Kim S. Monroe, LA