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Louisiana: 147 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

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

Speck Dat Charters LLC

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

Drum & Co. Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Port Sulphur
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trips from $600

Waterside Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from $595

Right Side Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $475

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

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

Chasen’ Limits

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Chauvin
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Bayou Obsession Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Barataria
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Southern Addiction Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Venice
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trips from $950

Pelican State Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
Barataria
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Louisiana

The average price for a private 4 hour Louisiana fishing trip is $580, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $870 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Speck Dat Charters LLC, and Drum & Co. Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Louisiana. Full list of top fishing charters in Louisiana.

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter), Speck Dat Charters LLC, and Drum & Co. Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Louisiana.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and popping. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25041 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Peoria, AZ
Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Humble, TX
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
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
Fresh water is in the area heavy but the fish are still there you just have to find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fresh water is in the area heavy but the fish are still there you just have to find them.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Denham Springs, LA
Boat was top notch. Captain Josh was a fish whisperer. Knew exactly where they were and how to get them on a hook.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat was top notch. Captain Josh was a fish whisperer. Knew exactly where they were and how to get them on a hook.
Rockne  A.
Rockne A. Mesquite, Texas
Fish midweek if possible. We went on a Tuesday, and Ryan had access to all of his honey holes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish midweek if possible. We went on a Tuesday, and Ryan had access to all of his honey holes.
Michael  N.
Michael N. Baton Rouge, LA
The time of year may have been a factor. We didn't catch many fish at all.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The time of year may have been a factor. We didn't catch many fish at all.
Marquis  B.
Marquis B. Overland Park, KS
Lagniappe Chaters and Captain Scott Pelas is my top choice and he should be yours!!! Tight Lines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lagniappe Chaters and Captain Scott Pelas is my top choice and he should be yours!!! Tight Lines
Ronnie  T.
Ronnie T. Orlando, FL
Try to pick the right day weather-wise. Listen to the captain's tips. I'm a long time fisherman but not at this type of fishing. Don's knowledge was very helpful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to pick the right day weather-wise. Listen to the captain's tips. I'm a long time fisherman but not at this type of fishing. Don's knowledge was very helpful.
Vernon  M.
Vernon M. Morganfield, Kentucky
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
If it's in December make sure you're dressed for it if your going out in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's in December make sure you're dressed for it if your going out in the morning.
Kary  Z.
Kary Z. Myakka City, FL
Please call Captain Shaw!! He will treat you RIGHT! We are avid fishermen and were very pleased! Courtesy and professionalism go along ways!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Please call Captain Shaw!! He will treat you RIGHT! We are avid fishermen and were very pleased! Courtesy and professionalism go along ways!
Rhonda  V.
Rhonda V. Ruidoso Downs, NM
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
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
I loved fishing this area. Beautiful scenery and calm waterways. Very different than fishng the NJ coast as I'm used to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I loved fishing this area. Beautiful scenery and calm waterways. Very different than fishng the NJ coast as I'm used to.
Steven  S.
Steven S. Pensacola, FL
If you are a beginner this is not the trip for you. But if you know how to fish this is a wonderful trip. Captain Dominic was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a beginner this is not the trip for you. But if you know how to fish this is a wonderful trip. Captain Dominic was awesome.
Louis  H.
Louis H. Metairie, LA
It’s all what you make of it, we chose to sight fish in shallow, clear water with artificials and had dozens of shots at fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s all what you make of it, we chose to sight fish in shallow, clear water with artificials and had dozens of shots at fish.
Zan  G.
Zan G. OCEAN BRZ PK, FL
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

Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Really enjoyed ourselves today. Everything was easy and accessible allowing us to jump in and start fishing straight away. Would go again if we return to the area
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. New Orleans, Louisiana
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My husband and I had a wonderful fishing experience with captain Bradley. We caught red fish, trout and sheep head! Had fun and ready to go fishing again!
Chanel  S.
Chanel S. McAlester, OK
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 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
(8 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
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Capt. John was by far the most laid back guy I’ve ever met the atmosphere on his boat is 10/10. We will be back
Dylan  M.
Dylan M. The Colony, Texas
Daybreak Fishing Charters
Daybreak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had an amazing time fishing with our captain Casey! We got to catch trout and redfish. Great experience and can not wait to go fishing again.
Chanel  S.
Chanel S. McAlester, OK
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Started early 6:00AM, 24’ boat, worked the brackish water and into the gulf. Worked red fish hard, couldn’t find any. Capt. Brian committed we were not going in until all of us hit our limit. Stated if we have to go back out in the evening we would. Morning was slow with the high tide, finally hit a pocket and on the boat made their limit. Great time.
Rick  L.
Rick L. Evesham, NJ
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Captain mike went above and beyond for us. He put us on fish right away. Not only did we fill the cooler but also went out of his way to drive us to a restaurant to have our catch cooked. Would highly recommend booking with him again and will be my go to guy for any kind of fishing down here. Don’t hesitate to book, you won’t regret it
Derek  H.  H.
Derek H. H. Bolingbrook, IL
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great half a day on a boat. Caught a bunch of Reds, Sheepshead, catfish almost got an alligator. Captain's very knowledgeable knew all the right spots to put us on the fish in a hurry. Boat is fast and smooth.
BORIS  P.
BORIS P. Baltimore, MD
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(86 reviews)
I've own a fishing tournament circuit, I've fished from cost to coast. I am impressed with Cpt. MIKE is a true service, responsible, dependable he went out of his way to accommodate everything we asked for and beyond. I highly recommend this company you will not be disappointed.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Peoria, AZ
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
We had a great time and caught many different species of fish. It was a beautiful day and the trip was very fun. Being in one part of the water was so peaceful. Can’t wait to book another fishing trip and bring our grandson.
THOMAS  R.
THOMAS R. Weatherford, TX
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Was a good overall day of fishing. Lots of small trout this time of year and had some bad wind days in front of our trip but Capt Barry worked hard to put us on some fish. Ended up with 5 reds and 5 specs. Made for a great trip and good meal on the backside.
Stephen  F.
Stephen F. New Orleans, LA
Reel Southern Fishing Charters
Reel Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Went on afternoon excursion. Didn’t have any luck for a few hours. Then finally at the last spot we started getting some reds. Overall it was a good trip and super glad we at least caught some fish. Just a note ** for anyone wishing to use the bathroom on the boat— sorry there isn’t one
Stacey  B.
Stacey B. New Orleans, LA
Black Dog Charters
Black Dog Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Adam was awesome. Caught a lot of fish!!! I would highly recommend Black Dog Charters. Will definitely book again when back in the area.
Cole  B.
Cole B. Benton, LA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Brad was an excellent guide. He really put us on the fish, even with the wind. He is really on top of everything in the boat too!
Eric  K.
Eric K. Zachary, LA
Rojo Charters
Rojo Charters
Fishing charter in Theriot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a great day sight fishing for reds. Capt Brandt put us on some awesome fish. We had a great day and a cooler of reds to go home with. We also got a tagged red which was a first for all of us. I highly recommend fishing with Rojo Charters. him if you can get him.., he’s on my calendar from now on! Ask him about the five gorillas…!
Ben  B.
Ben B. Cocoa, FL
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We took the half day trip leaving at 6 am. Captain was there waiting for us, boat was clean and in good repair. Captain put us on fish right away, and despite the wind kicking up, we caught fish all morning. Caught a couple of nice redfish along with 6 other species. Overall a very good time, would fully recommend
Tyler  V.
Tyler V. Niles, MI
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
if you have never been down here i highly recommend it, bryan is personable and knowledgeable, you’ll catch plenty of fish and see a fascinating part of the u s
Mike  L.
Mike L. Hudson Oaks, TX
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing Tom Guide Service
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
This was by far one of the best guided fishing trips I've ever been on. Capt Devin got on the Redfish quick! I highly recommend him. He knows the area, the fish and is just a fun guy to fish with. I will definitely be back next year!
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Fayetteville, AR
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 reviews)
Excellent captain, boat, and trip. Would highly recommend. It was a Great day 🐟 couldn't have asked for better!
Lance  H.
Lance H. Oregon, IL