Louisiana Inshore Fishing Charters

Louisiana Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Louisiana

Inshore Fishing in Louisiana

If you're an inshore fishing fanatic, why not cast your line in the unofficial inshore fishing capital of the world? Louisiana inshore fishing charters offer year-round adventures for anglers of all skill levels. One of the things that makes the Bayou State so special is that it has the highest acreage of marshes and wetlands on the Gulf Coast. It’s the perfect habitat for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, which is the main reason they’re present here in huge numbers.
 

Catch Limits

Louisiana fishing guides like to boast that they have some of the highest catch limits around. For example, the catch limit for Speckled Trout is five per person in Virginia and up to six in Florida, while in Louisiana one person can keep up to 25. Before you start worrying about conservation, you should know that the reason this limit is so high is that there’s simply more fish and fewer anglers than in Florida.
 

Where to Go

Most fishing charters are based along the eastern side of the state, where tidal depths are better than anywhere else. Starting in New Orleans, there are several main routes that spread to the south. Some of them will lead you to Hopedale, Delacroix, Venice, or Grand Isle. Opportunities for inshore fishing are similar and you’ll probably fill up your cooler with Specks or Redfish whichever location you choose. 
 

What to Expect

On a typical LA inshore trip, you’ll target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Largemouth Bass. Your fishing guide will supply you with rods, reels, and lures and you can keep the catch in most cases. Some captains also offer to clean and fillet your catch for free, but this differs from one guide to another, so check in advance. Trips are generally private, so you can count on having the whole boat for your group only. In most cases, you only need to bring your snacks and drinks.
 

Need to Know

  • Anglers age 16 or older must have a valid fishing license. If you’re fishing south of the “saltwater line,” you also need a Louisiana saltwater angler’s license (anything south of the Intracoastal Waterway is a saltwater fishing area). 
 
Fishing in waters that are very likely to reward you with a cooler full of fish is what makes Louisiana inshore fishing so attractive and exciting, even for novices. With so many locations and fishing guides to choose from, you'll want to keep coming back!
 
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Excellent
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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Louisiana

Book with Bayou Paradise! Great experience, easy drive and reasonable price!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Bayou Paradise! Great experience, easy drive and reasonable price!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Great time of year to fish. Weather is warm but not smoking hot and the red fish bite was on when we were there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time of year to fish. Weather is warm but not smoking hot and the red fish bite was on when we were there.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Long sleeve shirt pants and sunblock.conditions change so get sleep before you go. You will be tired at the end of the day .
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Long sleeve shirt pants and sunblock.conditions change so get sleep before you go. You will be tired at the end of the day .
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Listen to your Captain. They are the expert. They know the water. The fish. The right bait and the right technique for fishing in Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Captain. They are the expert. They know the water. The fish. The right bait and the right technique for fishing in Louisiana
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
The environment is beautiful, salt water species, some fresh water mixed in depending on salinity levels means you never know what you.may catch. The lakes and bayous are huge...dont forget bug spray ( though capt. Had some to use)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The environment is beautiful, salt water species, some fresh water mixed in depending on salinity levels means you never know what you.may catch. The lakes and bayous are huge...dont forget bug spray ( though capt. Had some to use)
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
The weather was windy and rough and our fish catching was 3 fish in the first 6 hours. The capt extended 3 more hours and we caught 18 more....it was a lot more fun in those 3 hours!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was windy and rough and our fish catching was 3 fish in the first 6 hours. The capt extended 3 more hours and we caught 18 more....it was a lot more fun in those 3 hours!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Weather was rough but the Capt was great. Wind and low pressure had us moving but Capt Jacob got the job done
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was rough but the Capt was great. Wind and low pressure had us moving but Capt Jacob got the job done
Louisiana Blast n Cast Charters
Louisiana Blast n Cast Charters
Come on down. This Captain will get you on fish and a pleasure to spend the day with
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come on down. This Captain will get you on fish and a pleasure to spend the day with
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
It’s a great time to go! We caught probably 100-120 fish (we lost count of the amount that we had to throw back).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great time to go! We caught probably 100-120 fish (we lost count of the amount that we had to throw back).
Marshland Adventures, LLC
Marshland Adventures, LLC
Absolutely, fishing with captain Brad made it so you just purchase your license (online, quick and easy) then show up and everything you need is there. Take a cooler if you plan on keeping it you can buy at the small shop at the dock.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely, fishing with captain Brad made it so you just purchase your license (online, quick and easy) then show up and everything you need is there. Take a cooler if you plan on keeping it you can buy at the small shop at the dock.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My recommendation is simply to call Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters. They will take care of you!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide that understands your level of experience and works with you for your best outcome.
Captain Frenchy
Captain Frenchy
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know where you are going or be sure to get a guide like Bayou charters.
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and it was well worth it. Great spots, great fish, all inclusive, WAY better than any French Quarters tour!!!
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Bayou Paradise Fishing Charters
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay at the Grand Isle Marina Hotel! Book an inshore trip with Southern Anlers charters! Bring beer and sunscreen!
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Southern Angler Fishing Charters – 22'
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captain. Captain Clinton knew where to fish, how to fish the spot, and how to read the water for the best chance.
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get’n Hooked Inshore Adventures
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a local guide like Rich at Blue Line Charters to take you out and put you on fish.
Blue Line Charter Service
Blue Line Charter Service
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When fishing in March be prepared for cooler weather than reported in the weather app.
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Bayou Bowfishing Charters
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Speck dat Charters! Captain Brad will put you in the fish and take care of you!!!
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Venice is not your typical family tourist stop. Lodging and food options are minimal. One of my favorite places because of this but, prepare accordingly.
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters

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