Louisiana Fishing Charters

152 Fishing Charters

Louisiana Fishing Charters

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Louisiana: 152 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(110 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $475
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(86 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Lake Charles
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $525
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Slidell
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
New Orleans
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Venice
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trips from $850
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Lafitte
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 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 $609, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $919 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 – $513
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $633
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $615
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $592
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $801

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 27959 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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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.
Jeremy  G.
Jeremy G.
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!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
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.
Jenifer  J.
Jenifer J.
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.
Tina  T.
Tina T.
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!
Ally  T.
Ally T.
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.
Michael  L.
Michael L.
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
Jon  W.
Jon W.
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.
Patti  L.
Patti L.
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
Jonathan  R.
Jonathan R.
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.
Daniel  H.
Daniel H.
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.
George  C.
George C. 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!
James  K.
James K.
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.
Larry  B.
Larry B. 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.
Mike  P.
Mike P. 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
James  M.
James M. 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.
James  W.
James W. Lutcher, Louisiana
Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to have someone who knows their way around and what they are doing
Diamond  D.
Diamond D. United States
Sea trout are the ones that are the best to catch, red fish are better in Oct/nov
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sea trout are the ones that are the best to catch, red fish are better in Oct/nov
Laurie  B.
Laurie B. Madison, AL
It’s a great atmosphere at the dock! The fish are there, Venice is a hot spot!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great atmosphere at the dock! The fish are there, Venice is a hot spot!
Shawn  W.
Shawn W. Mont Belvieu, TX
Great fishing! It's warm in July so wear sunscreen and/or cover up. The scenery is absolutely beautiful as well. And inland fishing is great because for those who get seasick, there are minimal waves. Great for all ages and abilities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing! It's warm in July so wear sunscreen and/or cover up. The scenery is absolutely beautiful as well. And inland fishing is great because for those who get seasick, there are minimal waves. Great for all ages and abilities.
Julie  K.
Julie K. New Orleans, Louisiana

Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Captain Ryan has a great demeanor. Very patient and professional and pleasant to be around. Kept the action moving. When there was fish, we stayed. When there wasn’t, we moved. The wife and I really enjoyed the trip!
Dean  S.
Dean S.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Capt. D'Alfonso did a great job. The weather wasn't perfect, but capt. managed to keep us out of the wind and rain and we still caught a limit of fish. He was personable, knowledgeable, and it was an overall great experience. You will not find a better all-around inshore charter captain. I cannot recommend "Spek Dat" enough!
Coleman  J.
Coleman J.
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Hadn’t been fishing with my son in years. Although I own a boat, I wanted to give us a better chance to catch fish. The action was pretty much non stop for most of the day. Caught plenty white trout, two bull reds and too many drumfish to count. Captain Chad kept us busy and entertained us with many stories. Great trip. So happy I decided to go this route.
Steven  E.
Steven E.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
Captain deArmas was awesome, his boat was top notch and he simply put us on fish. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!!!🎣🐟👍
Jeremy  G.
Jeremy G.
Drum & Co. Fishing
Drum & Co. Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
I take a lot of charters. It takes the right combination of fishing skill, knowledge of the water and targeted species, and of course a good conversation. Drum & Co had all of it in spades. Great trip, will book again.
Clark  R.
Clark R.
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain put us on fish and made sure we had a great time from start to finish.
Philip  W.
Philip W.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
Non stop fishing,catching limits and played great music and knew all the best spots! Trust me when I say you don’t want to book anyone else! We have and won’t ever again. He’s professional and all about customer service.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
Jean Lafitte Harbor Charters – 30'
Jean Lafitte Harbor Charters – 30'
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had three generations together, and Captain Gavin got us hooked up with A TON of fish - a bull redfish and a bull black drum, several good sized reds, and lots of sheepsheads. Great trip Thanksgiving week!
Norman  C.
Norman C.
Wicked Fishing
Wicked Fishing
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had an amazing time! Got put on some amazing fish as well as had a blast talking with the captain!
Sam  F.
Sam F.
Wicked Fishing Charters
Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Boost your chances of hooking in that once in lifetime fish with Wicked. Communication for booking, confirming, and getting updates was as smooth as the experience.
Amber  W.
Amber W.
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Captain/guide was amazing, very friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and fun. Would highly recommend this charter.
Jamie  H.
Jamie H.
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Cajun Outcast Inshore Charter
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
My son and I were able to have our annual fishing trip, this year was with Captain Chad in Hopedale. Captain Chad was extremely knowledgeable about the area and entertaining. We had a great time catching speckled trout and a few red fish. I would highly recommend Captain Chad, and hope to fish with him again!!
James  R.
James R.
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain was excellent. Had great knowledge of the area and his equipment. Worked at finding the fish.
Stuart  B.
Stuart B.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Our trip couldn’t have been better, we got tired of catching fish! Captain Brad is the man, we had such a great time.
Stephen  K.
Stephen K.
New Orleans Best Charters
New Orleans Best Charters
Fishing charter in Slidell
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Always had us on the fish. He put in a full day of fishing. Was a great trip.
Grady  E.
Grady E.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
We booked this trip about 6 weeks in advance so glad we did. Captain Clinton deArmas is the fishing scientist. He knows where to go, the right bait, the right spot to caste and can tell you how to improve so you will catch fish.If you get the chance book with him. You'll be glad you did!
Tina  T.
Tina T.
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Capt Kevin was very accommodating and made this trip a great experience. Will be back!
Kenneth  P.
Kenneth P.
Precision Fishing Charters LLC
Precision Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Chauvin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Our captain, Casey Lombard, put us on the fish, both speckled trout and some bull redfish. He has a great attitude and knowledge of the area. Highly recommended!
Edgar  L.
Edgar L.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
I have been on a ton of fishing charters everywhere but Captain Clinton was one of the best charters I have ever been on! He was so knowledgeable and able to teach you with so much patience! We will definitely be booking with Capt. Clinton again!
Ally  T.
Ally T.
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Southern Angler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Grand Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Kevin was awesome. The wind however, was atrocious, and blowing hard out of the northeast. Normally, that's a serious nail in the coffin of a day fishing. Didn't seem to matter. Kevin put us on the fish in multiple locations. Very good, experienced guide. I can only imagine how good we'd have done under more favorable conditions. 9.5/10
Michael  L.
Michael L.