Louisiana Fishing Charters

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Louisiana: 158 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from US $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(86 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from US $750
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from US $525
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
St. Bernard
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
Barataria
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Lafitte
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trips from US $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Louisiana

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Louisiana fishing trip is US $604, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $953 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Louisiana that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Louisiana are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Louisiana are:

Many fishing charters in Louisiana 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 Louisiana are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Louisiana?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Louisiana are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $533
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $708
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $592
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $844

Fishing in Louisiana

There are countless reasons why millions of anglers head to Louisiana every year. Boasting access to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as inshore marshes, lakes, and rivers, the Bayou State has something for everyone. Whether you hop aboard a Louisiana fishing charter and head into deep offshore waters or opt to weave through the canals, you’ll quickly discover why it’s known as the “Sportsman's Paradise.”

Let’s kick things off out in the deep. Louisiana is home to some of the finest Yellowfin Tuna fishing in the US. In your pursuit of these delicious fish, you could also encounter Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish. Do a little bottom fishing and there’s Red Snapper and a variety of Grouper for the taking, too.

The action inshore is just as exciting. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder make excellent year-round targets for both beginners and pros. More experienced anglers can also go after Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in the state’s many lakes. Black Drum, Sheepshead, Catfish, and Perch are just a few others you can add to your list.

Louisiana is covered in productive waterways but the type of experience you’re looking for will dictate which areas you want to explore. If you have time for a full day offshore adventure, don’t skip a trip out of Venice or Grand Isle. For excellent inshore action, New Orleans, Lake Pontrachain, and the Lake Charles areas are a great starting point. A half day trip will do the trick here but, if you have the time, treat yourself to a full day.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 16 will need to purchase a Louisiana fishing license. If you’re fishing south of the “saltwater line,” you’ll need to buy an additional saltwater license.

Louisiana Fishing Seasons

January

It’s very hard to go wrong when fishing Louisiana at the start of the year. The inshore bite is great near New Orleans, while the offshore Tuna is absolutely on fire.

February

If you happen to be spending February in New Orleans - enjoy Mardi Gras! You can also enjoy some fishing as well, especially if you’re a fan of Redfish and Trout.

March

Freshwater anglers will be flocking to New Orleans City Park for the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo. With a tradition of more than 70 years, it’s a big part of the local angling culture.

April

Any deep sea fishing fan will welcome the opportunity to go up against Swordfish in the Gulf. Inshore, this is usually when Speckled Trout start heading out of the marshes.

May

As summer finally sets in, so does prime season for a variety of offshore fishing. Anything from Mahi Mahi to Marlin and Sailfish is a valid angling target.

June

It’s usually around the start of the month that everybody looks forward to the start of Red Snapper season. How could they not, when it’s so tasty and fun to catch.

July

Like tournaments? Check out Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo if you’re up for going up against a Silver King. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be more than worth it if you’re successful.

August

The weather is still hot, and so is the fish bite! Plenty of huge Redfish can be found all over, while Marlin, Snapper, and Amberjack will be making the rounds offshore.

September

September is Redfish month in Louisiana, especially when it comes to Grand Isle. If you’re itching to go out to the rigs, you have a good shot at some huge Cobia.

October

The Redfish bite is stellar as ever, making it a very busy time for fishing guides all around the country. With schooling Bull Reds in clear water, nothing less can be expected.

November

As fall turns to winter you can expect to see Venice offshore fishing heat up. This is probably the best time to go after Wahoo, and Yellowfins are plentiful as ever.

December

It’s said that there’s no bad time to be fishing over at New Orleans - and it’s true! Nothing brings a smile to an angler's face as a Bull Redfish in 6 inches of water.

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What anglers said about fishing in Louisiana

It used to be a great time to fish but it’s not like it used to be. If I was a first time angler I’d wait until October to fish for tuna behind the shrimp boats.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It used to be a great time to fish but it’s not like it used to be. If I was a first time angler I’d wait until October to fish for tuna behind the shrimp boats.
Salty Hooker SportFishing
Salty Hooker SportFishing
Bring warm clothes if the temperatures are below 50. The wind from the boat ride made it a cold ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothes if the temperatures are below 50. The wind from the boat ride made it a cold ride.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
October/November is a better time if you're looking for specs and good temperatures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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
It rained hard the night before our trip, so the water was a bit more murky than our captain expected. But he was still able to put us on a lot of fish. The wind was a bit rough, so we couldn't go offshore like we originally wanted, but inshore was a hit. The ride home across the bay was a little bumpy but my boys loved the adventure and water in their faces.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It rained hard the night before our trip, so the water was a bit more murky than our captain expected. But he was still able to put us on a lot of fish. The wind was a bit rough, so we couldn't go offshore like we originally wanted, but inshore was a hit. The ride home across the bay was a little bumpy but my boys loved the adventure and water in their faces.
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
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
A guided trip really clues you in on what, where and how to fish. It all but guarantees fishing success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A guided trip really clues you in on what, where and how to fish. It all but guarantees fishing success.
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
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
5.0 / 5
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
Don’t give up sometimes it takes time to find them but when your captain does it’s awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t give up sometimes it takes time to find them but when your captain does it’s awesome
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Full moon fishing 36 hours out from a major cold front and these guys put us on the fish for hours straight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Full moon fishing 36 hours out from a major cold front and these guys put us on the fish for hours straight.
Gills & Bills Guide Service
Gills & Bills Guide Service
I recommend this trip to anybody that likes to fish. I'm 56 years old. This is the best trip I've had in my whole life can't wait to do it again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend this trip to anybody that likes to fish. I'm 56 years old. This is the best trip I've had in my whole life can't wait to do it again.
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters New Orleans, LA
Bring sunscreen and bugspray, accents, sunshine, and mosquitoes are big in New Orleans!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and bugspray, accents, sunshine, and mosquitoes are big in New Orleans!
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
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
5.0 / 5
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
september was good but have to watch weather, it rained heavy on us for short period both days. you can bring a cooler to put your cut up fish in, use frozen ice paks and you’ll get through TSA or put on plane as checked luggage. far cheaper than trying to ship
Excellent
5.0 / 5
september was good but have to watch weather, it rained heavy on us for short period both days. you can bring a cooler to put your cut up fish in, use frozen ice paks and you’ll get through TSA or put on plane as checked luggage. far cheaper than trying to ship
Tiger's Den Charters
Tiger's Den Charters Ashland, Virginia
Great area of protected water with plenty of options on types of game fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area of protected water with plenty of options on types of game fish.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing Lutcher, Louisiana

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Louisiana?

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 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.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Ryan was an excellent Captain. He tried to get us on the fish in 10 different places but they were not bitting no matter what we tried. But the trip was still fun. Will book with him again next time in NOLA
Ralph  F.
Ralph F.
Salty Hooker SportFishing
Salty Hooker SportFishing
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
It was a slow day fishing yesterday but Captain Doug worked hard for them and we finally caught 3 small yellow fin tuna in the afternoon. His new 40’ front runner with quad 300’s was the most comfortable boat we’ve fished on and we’ve been on quite a few of them. Definitely will be back to fish with him for sure.
Joe  T.
Joe T.
Wicked Fishing - Mandeville
Wicked Fishing - Mandeville
Fishing charter in Mandeville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Capt. Mackie was terrific. Busted his tail to get us on the fish today. My son and I decided last minute to take the trip and were very satisfied. Go- you won’t be disappointed!
Robert  F.
Robert F.
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Andy is an all star captain and was a blast to spend a day with. His knowledge of the waters off Louisiana is incredible and he was able to get my friend and I both on our first red fish and some bonus ones as well. They were all big ones too, will definitely be going back and fishing with Andy again!
Elliott  B.
Elliott B. Denver, Colorado
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great experience with Andy Jones. He was personable, knowledgeable, and put us on fish even in tough conditions.
Paul  J.
Paul J. Hamilton, Montana
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Andy was great! Very friendly and personable guy. And very accommodating, stayed late in spite of really tough conditions to get us the last two fish. I'd do it again.
Jared  J.
Jared J. United States
Southern Access Charters
Southern Access Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Chad Rudolph was the best! He put us on some MONSTER bull reds, sheepshead and black drum. I 💯 recommend him as a guide!
Lisa  G.
Lisa G.
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
(146 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
(357 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.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Capt Ryan is a great guide. Hired him for 2 days. Wish I had scheduled more days. Very personable. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this charter. We caught lots of fish, multiple species and many big ones. He does a great job filleting the fish which is included. Awesome job captain. I would fish with you anytime.
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Lafitte Fishing Charters
Lafitte Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
My fiancé and I enjoyed our trip very much. Captain was knowledgeable and knew just the right spot to take us to catch some fish! Thank you!
Michelle  P.
Michelle P.
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Sulphur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Capt. Shane definitely put me on the fish in a super cool spot. I had a great time all day and caught my first ever redfish!
David  L.
David L.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 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
(357 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.
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Capt. Andy Jones Fly & Spin Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
This trip was nothing short of amazing minus a little chilly weather. Zipping around the flats and getting put on fish every day. This was my first guided red fishing trip. I had a little difficulty seeing fish until capt. Andy pointed out exactly what I should be looking for. He instructed me on how to cast for these fish, set the hook, and fight these fish. I learned a lot and had a blast catching these tough fighting fish. Would 100% recommend a trip with capt. Andy.
Trevor  P.
Trevor P. United States
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(94 reviews)
When you push off and it’s 37 degrees on the water - you only know it’s going to be cold - but Capt Joel worked hard to find some fish and make it a good day in spite of the cold
Mike  L.
Mike L.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 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.

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