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Louisiana Fishing Charters

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Louisiana: 155 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from $595
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
New Orleans
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Venice
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Venice
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Barataria
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Louisiana

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Louisiana fishing trip is $606, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $910 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Waterside Charters, Speck Dat Charters LLC, and A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter) 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 26046 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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New to offshore . . . Trust your captain Experienced offshore . . . How you fished before there is different here, trust your captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
New to offshore . . . Trust your captain Experienced offshore . . . How you fished before there is different here, trust your captain
Darrell  S.
Darrell S. Lisbon, WI
May/June and Sept/Oct are better times to fish, but we did ok for such a cold and windy day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May/June and Sept/Oct are better times to fish, but we did ok for such a cold and windy day
Tycee  B.
Tycee B. Atlanta, Georgia
You never know what is on your hook. We caught just about everything in the water. Redfish, Black drum, sheepshead, freshwater catfish, NOT ONE HARDHEAD! A Stingray It was a wonderful experience Thanks Captain Chad. Cannot recommend higher.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You never know what is on your hook. We caught just about everything in the water. Redfish, Black drum, sheepshead, freshwater catfish, NOT ONE HARDHEAD! A Stingray It was a wonderful experience Thanks Captain Chad. Cannot recommend higher.
CHARLES  P.
CHARLES P. Kenner, LA
Make sure you find a good guide like captain Clinton who's eager to share generational fishing knowledge, clean and bag all the fish, and be ready to have a great time. In addition, don't forget the sunscreen protection.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you find a good guide like captain Clinton who's eager to share generational fishing knowledge, clean and bag all the fish, and be ready to have a great time. In addition, don't forget the sunscreen protection.
Anthony  B.
Anthony B. St. Peters, MO
We come from the upper Midwest so we had no idea how to approach the Chauvin area in terms of fishing. Using a charter made all the difference.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come from the upper Midwest so we had no idea how to approach the Chauvin area in terms of fishing. Using a charter made all the difference.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Eau Claire, WI
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

Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Everything was awesome!! Captain put us on the fish even in the wind.There was a little wind but to ended up catching probably 25 to 30 fish. Reds drum catfish and flounder. Everything was awesome. The boat equipment and Guide thank you so much. Joe Joyce
Joe  J.
Joe J.
Ronronfishing Charters LLC
Ronronfishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Was a great trip fishing with the fam! Would definitely go with Ron if we were ever down this way again!!
Amanda  B.
Amanda B. Mason, MI
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
As a family of four, Capt James showed us each a great time based on ages and experience. He was laid back, had a great boat, quality equipment t, and was a lot of fun to be around. He is personable, great with kids, and is consumed with a life of fishing and it shows. He knows how to catch fish. Highly recommended!!
Jeremy  S.
Jeremy S.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
Capt Clinton knows these waters. And he knows how to find and put you on really nice Red Fish! He runs a smooth riding boat. He has everything on board you'll need to catch fish. He's friendly, safe,clear, precise and professional. My wife and I had a great time. What an Awesome day of fishing. This was the 1st of many fishing trips we plan to book with Capt Clinton at Get'N Hooked Inshore Adventures. Oh and there's a good chance you'll catch many other species too!
Craig  L.
Craig L. Apple Valley, MN
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
I would recommend Capt Brad with Speck Dat charters for any of your fishing needs . We caught a variety different of species with some really nice Red Fish . He put us on some nice fish and kept us out of the wind best he could . He was an excellent Captain and did everything we asked of him including cleaning and filleting 20 fish.
Layne  M.
Layne M. Wadesville, IN
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Went out fishing with the family and we had a great time. Would definitely do again. Thanks for a great experience.
Jason  K.
Jason K. United States
Calcutta Gold
Calcutta Gold
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Eric knows what he's doing! Gentleman's limit on tuna, landed a swordfish and a fight with a Wahoo but the fish won! 3 species day offshore . . . Great boat too. Seating for passengers . . . This is a must have. Thank you Captains Eric and Josh - we are coming back for sure!
Darrell  S.
Darrell S. Lisbon, WI
FishHeads Inshore Cocodrie LA
FishHeads Inshore Cocodrie LA
Fishing charter in Chauvin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
The weather and the seas were perfect, and the Captain treated us so well, plus, we caught fish!!
Shawn  M.
Shawn M.
Southern Access Charters
Southern Access Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Had a great day fishing for Red Fish with Chad he knew exactly where to go and put us on some big Reds!! He's a great person and a friend for life!! If you want a great day on the water and catch your limit! Then you better call Chad !!!!
David  W.
David W. North Richland Hills, TX
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Knew all the best places. Kind, humble, fair fellow. Knew what he was talking about. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Wicked Fishing!
Michael  H.
Michael H. Altoona, IA
Southern Angler Fishing Charters–22
Southern Angler Fishing Charters–22
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had the best day fishing ever. Kevin was great gave 100 plus to put you on the fish,very nice I'm from Iowa and this charter is just one more reason for me to come back to Grand Ilse for another month.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Des Moines, IA
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
This was an awesome trip! I caught plenty of fish including a trophy speckled trout and a nice bull redfish. At times we could barely bait the hook fast enough and we’re tight lined again. Brad definitely knows the area well and grinds to get you on fish. I saw plenty of alligators and had an awesome day on the water. Thanks Brad!
Jesse  S.  A.
Jesse S. A. Church Point, Louisiana
Bayou Bandits
Bayou Bandits
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Water was cold, but capt put us on reddish. We moved when there were no bites, and had a great day on the water. We will be back. Rich
Richard  O.
Richard O. New Orleans, LA
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had an excellent trip with Mackie ! He was excellent with our 9 year old and even though s cold front had pushed through he put us on the fish! A couple of trout several big blue catfish and a 29 inch redfish that my daughter caught! A phenomenal trip and Captain! Jay
Jay  W.
Jay W.
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We dropped into Venice to hit a quick day trip and Capt Jay got us onto some big Reds and kept us on fish all day. The conditions were not ideal but that didn't stop Capt Jay from finding our limit of Redfish and we landed 8 species of fish. We take 3-4 guided trips a year and this one was our best day in at least 5 years. Thanks, Capt Jay. We'll be back.
Doug  M.
Doug M. Springdale, AR
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Had a great day fishing w Jay. Although the conditions were tough we were able to land plenty of Red Fish, catfish and a flounder. Great memories.
Sean  M.
Sean M. Lucedale, MS
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Bryan took me out on a solo trip during a heavy wind day. It limited where we could fish, but he got me on the Reds. We caught our limit plus in the middle of 5 other boats that were full of clients and we were the only ones really catching anything. We had 5 nice big bulls with the largest being 27.3lbs. It was a great trip.
James  R.
James R. Phoenix, AZ
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Sulphur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Had a great day with Capt. Shane. It was a windy cold day and we fished hard. He is a true fisherman and worked hard to get us on fish. We saw a lot the guy in front of the boat could have done a better job fishing. I would recommend this fly-fishing trip all day everyday. Can't wait to get out with him again
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. Bozeman, MT
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Our trip was great captin James had us on the fish 15min after we left the dock. And stayed on them for the rest of the time fishing. I think we were the only boat that day who caught fish. It's great to go out with a captain who knows what hes doing and where to go. Thanks Catherine James for a wonderful fishing trip
Peter  W.
Peter W. Jefferson City, TN
Drum & Co. Fishing – Port Sulphur
Drum & Co. Fishing – Port Sulphur
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Would recommend it - went with my two sons - had a great time. Caught a huge black drum fish and son caught a stingray!! Great weather and fun day!
Darla  B.
Darla B.