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Louisiana: 146 fishing charters available

A Fishing Fool (Coastal Charter)

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

Waterside Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(50 reviews)
Lake Charles
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $595

Chasen’ Limits

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
Chauvin
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trips from $400

Speck Dat Charters LLC

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

Right Side Charters

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

Drum & Co. Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $600

Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures

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

Bayou Obsession Charters

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

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Venice
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Got To Fish

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Venice
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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 $602, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $870 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 – $500
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $583
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $625
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $696
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $950

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 25065 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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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
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

Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Had a great time with Cap, tide wasn’t moving but still got put on a mess of fish.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Addis, LA
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(277 reviews)
This was an awesome experience! 2 and 1/2 of the patrons were having reservations about the trip because of possible harsh weather. Captain Clinton made us all comfortable and feel at ease about them. Which resulted in a gold mine expertise in fishing and we wouldn't have changed anything! Thank you a Captain Clinton!!
Jarod  R.
Jarod R. Aurora, CO
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Aldean was great, we caught redfish right away, caught our limit for myself and my wife, we caught and released at least 10 more because they were too big for the slot size. He also was a great help to my wife who was not an experienced fisherman. Great trip.
Douglas  N.
Douglas N. Princeton, MN
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Weather conditions were not good with high winds blowing all over the lake. The Capt. moved us out of the way several times to get us out of the wind and put us on the fish.
Famous  W.
Famous W. San Antonio, TX
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had a great trip with captain Ron! The day started out foggy and dreary and slowly turned to rain but captain Ron still put us on fish, was incredibly polite, helpful, and more than all fun to be around! We highly recommend Bayou Obsession and plan to come back!
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Gonzales, Louisiana
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We had a great time. Kevin was so attentive to all our needs. He was also good with my kids, very patient and helpful! We definitely recommend this trip!
Amanda  G.
Amanda G. Saginaw, TX
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Chad at Cajun Outfitters put us on fish all day. His attention to our happiness and satisfaction is unmatched. All we had to do was cast and reel in. We both learned a lot from him in fishing the area.
Tim  S.
Tim S. Mandeville, LA
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Super day catching a ton of fish with Captain James out of Slidell. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Learned a lot and loved his company. Great fishing spots. Will be back!
Janet  V.
Janet V. Bridgewater Township, NJ
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
My son and I had one of our best fishing trips ever. Our guide did everything to make our trip enjoyable and hassle free as he could. I would highly recommend the trip
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Kenner, LA
Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had our limit of redfish in 1 hr. Thanks Barry was great fishing with you!!
Chrias  T.
Chrias T. Winter Haven, FL
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Gripping Lips Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Sulphur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Cold, raining and windy, but Captain Shane put me (79 years old) and my twelve year old grandson on plenty of big redfish, for a very memorable experience. He was exceptionally patient with the extra attention necessary for a youth and an old guy!
Clay  J.
Clay J. Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had a great trip and would definitively recommend going fishing with these guys. They’re friendly and work hard to put you on the fish.
Barrett  P.
Barrett P. Clinton, Mississippi
Harvest Lodge
Harvest Lodge
Fishing charter in Hackberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Dominic is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. He also has a good sense of humor and will make everyone feel relaxed and have a good time. He knows the spots where the fish are hiding.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Houston, Texas
Harvest Lodge
Harvest Lodge
Fishing charter in Hackberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Dominique had our group of three catching 2-3 fish at a time, great experience.
Brandon  M.
Brandon M. Katy, Texas
Harvest Lodge
Harvest Lodge
Fishing charter in Hackberry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain Dominique put me right on the fish and I had the absolute best time! Definitely recommend!!
Bree  P.
Bree P. Lake Charles, Louisiana
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Weather was extremely cold, 40 degrees and windy. Capt Ken was upbeat and friendly despite the cold. He put us on plenty of fish and we limited out. Overall great experience and would come back!
Bradley  B.
Bradley B. Bastrop, TX
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We really had a great time with Capt Scott, he put us on the fish and was very professional and handled everything. Highly recommended!
Chad  S.
Chad S. Rollingwood, TX
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Mac. got us on fish first thing in the morning. If the fishing slowed down in that spot, he knew where to go. and kept us on fish all day. 40" 18.5lbs red was the biggest fish of the day, what a great experience. Don't hesitate about booking your trip here. He is fast to respond!!!!
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Goodland, KS
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had an excellent day fishing with Captain Ryan. With our first fish being the biggest of the day it started off right. Winds started to pick up not long after but Captain Ryan never stopped trying to find the fish. We ended the day getting some nice reds and a sheepshead to take back home with us. We will be back!
Dalton  K.
Dalton K. Old Town, FL
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fleur De Lis Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Lake Charles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
First let me say we went right after a full moon so the fishing should have been horrible. We started off catching tiny specks. Bunches of them. He took us to another spot. Found some birds and my dad caught the biggest redfish of his life. We also caught plenty of specs that were keepers. Great guide. He was always looking to move on if the fish slowed down. Stop looking just book it.
Joshua  P.
Joshua P. Westlake, LA