Captain
Dracos Morvant

Member since July 2018 New Orleans, United States
Background
Most of my childhood was spent at our fishing camp on Lake Pontchartrain. After serving as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne I returned home to once again, pursue Redfish and Speckled Trout. Over time, I realized that sharing the experience of fishing in our scenic waterways was extremely rewarding. Few things compare to watching a young angler reel in a fish, or an avid fisherman catch their first Redfish. For these reasons, I began guiding. Before my guiding career began, I spent a decade in outside sales, where I learned the importance of customer service, which is a dying art these days. When you come aboard, the trip is all about you. I want you to enjoy yourself, be comfortable, and catch fish!
Techniques
During summer and early fall months, we'll target mostly redfish near the marina or over in the Biloxi Marsh. Speckled trout can still be caught in the summer on the exterior of the Biloxi Marsh. Late fall to early spring, it is best to stay near and fish the Inter-coastal Waterway, Lake Catherine, and Lake Pontchartrain. Live Bait is recommended on every trip, especially in the fall and winter. Gold spoons, chatterbaits, and spinner baits are deadly on redfish in the warmer months.

Hey, I'm Captain Dracos Morvant

New Orleans, United States
Background
Most of my childhood was spent at our fishing camp on Lake Pontchartrain. After serving as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne I returned home to once again, pursue Redfish and Speckled Trout. Over time, I realized that sharing the experience of fishing in our scenic waterways was extremely rewarding. Few things compare to watching a young angler reel in a fish, or an avid fisherman catch their first Redfish. For these reasons, I began guiding. Before my guiding career began, I spent a decade in outside sales, where I learned the importance of customer service, which is a dying art these days. When you come aboard, the trip is all about you. I want you to enjoy yourself, be comfortable, and catch fish!
Techniques
During summer and early fall months, we'll target mostly redfish near the marina or over in the Biloxi Marsh. Speckled trout can still be caught in the summer on the exterior of the Biloxi Marsh. Late fall to early spring, it is best to stay near and fish the Inter-coastal Waterway, Lake Catherine, and Lake Pontchartrain. Live Bait is recommended on every trip, especially in the fall and winter. Gold spoons, chatterbaits, and spinner baits are deadly on redfish in the warmer months.
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Victory Bay Charters

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Fishing Reports

Quick Limits

September 15, 2019

One stop was all it took to load up 20 FAT redfish. Using live shrimp under a cork, the crew literally filled the fish box in less than 45 minutes. What a day! Not every trip is like this,… Read Full Report →


Another Great Full Day Trip!

September 04, 2019

We ran far away from the other boats that were out and put together a nice variety of fish. Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Bay Snapper fell victim to the live shrimp we had on board. What you don't… Read Full Report →


More Limits of Redfish!

August 16, 2019

Every full day trip last week produced limits of Redfish in New Orleans. We had great tides which helped keep the fish feeding during the heat of the day. The Bonnie Carrie Spillway may have pushed the trout away,… Read Full Report →


Having Fun and Filling the Fish Box

August 14, 2019

Live Shrimp is still bringing in good catches of Redfish. Every full day trip has seen limits or near limits of Redfish. The Lake Catherine area is really improving since the closing of the Spillway. The last several trips… Read Full Report →


Filling the coolers with Redfish

July 28, 2019

The last several weeks, we've been catching limits and near limits every trip. We're finally starting to see a little salt water move in with the closing of the spillway. Live shrimp, when available, is key to getting the… Read Full Report →


Fishing Rodeo WIN

June 22, 2019

Yesterday it wasn't about loading the cooler, but finding a variety and good size. I had the pleasure of having Jim, Jimmy, and Garret who were competing in a local fishing rodeo. We set out to target a variety… Read Full Report →


Easy Day Today.

June 12, 2019

Today we switched things up and went in another direction. The morning was spent in the Biloxi Marsh trolling the shorelines. We threw various plastics and spinners. By noon, we had 15 gorgeous Redfish in the box. Just another… Read Full Report →


Bass, Drum, and Limits of Reds.

June 11, 2019

Another wild day on the water. We located schools of reds with bass mixed in on the shores of Lake Borgne. The water was boiling as they devoured bait fish and shrimp. As soon as the line would hit… Read Full Report →


Early Limits Again.

June 10, 2019

Today I had Paul and Donald on board. They are both from the area, but wanted to get a tour of where to fish in Lake Catherine. We made one stop, and had 10 reds and 2 drum by… Read Full Report →


More Early Limits

June 08, 2019

Jim and Mark had a fantastic trip yesterday. By 6:51 AM, they knocked out their limit of Redfish and Black Drum. After the early bite calmed down, we spent the rest of the trip moving around to a few… Read Full Report →


Limits of Drag Pulling Reds

June 05, 2019

Gilbert and Andrew knocked an early limit of Redfish out in the Biloxi Marsh and we were back at the dock before the heat set in. Thank you Gil and Andrew for letting Capt. Drake be your Guide for… Read Full Report →


LIMITS BEFORE 7 AM

June 04, 2019

The last two weeks the Redfish in Lake Catherine have been schooling up and eating everything in sight. We are catching our limits by 7 am most days, some days by 8 am. A couple days we had 5… Read Full Report →


Great Redfish Bite Continues On

May 10, 2019

Lately our full day trips have produced easy limits of redfish. It's not too hot outside, and the Redfish are feasting on crabs and shrimp moving back into the area. We're still dealing with dirty water from the Mississippi… Read Full Report →


Spring Time Reds

March 31, 2019

Our Spring Trout run is on hold while fresh water makes it's way through the area, but the Redfish don't mind. With water temps rising now, the Reds have been providing drag pulling fights. We've had some great trips… Read Full Report →


Spring Time Speckled Trout

February 21, 2019

We went out on Thursday to see if the trout moved in with the warmer water temps. Every spot held fish, but they were scattered. The last spot was a deep canal and once we figured out how they… Read Full Report →


Father and Son Slam the Reds.

February 17, 2019

Paul and his son Collin booked a trip to learn the area a little better. At the first stop, Collin pulled in 5 reds, back to back. After that we cruised around enjoying Spring like weather while I offered… Read Full Report →


Another Great Redfish Trip.

February 15, 2019

George and Christine booked a full day trip last week with Victory Bay Charters. We left a little later than usual to allow the fog to lift. Fishing started out slow, but we adjusted to the conditions and before… Read Full Report →


Aaron's First Redfish!

January 28, 2019

Aaron came in from Chicago to catch his first Redfish. We got an early start to catch the tail end of the falling tide. It was a tough day, compared to recent trips, but he still caught his limit… Read Full Report →


4 limits of redfish

January 25, 2019

Friday we had a group of 4 on board that wanted nothing but redfish. The fish were scattered and not as active as previous days, but we adjusted to the conditions and got it done. Read Full Report →


Cold Weather Fishing

January 24, 2019

We ran another trip on Thursday and even though it was cold and windy, we caught 22 reds, kept 10, and left them biting. Looking at the extended weather forecast, I predict the winter redfish bite will stay strong… Read Full Report →


Rick and Tom's Redfish Slam

January 21, 2019

Rick and Tom from Florida came in to catch some redfish this week. They were referred to Victory Bay Charters by their buddies who had a great trip with us last month. We got a late start to let… Read Full Report →


More Limits of Redfish

January 18, 2019

After we finished a morning trip, another captain and I ran out to do some fun fishing. We found more Redfish schooled up. We spent the afternoon catching them on plastics, spinners, cocahoes, and shrimp. Read Full Report →


Muddy water is gone, and fish are hungry

January 16, 2019

We left late yesterday morning to see if the muddy water has moved out. To our relief, 90% of the are has clean water again. First cast of the morning produced a redfish, which was a good sign. We… Read Full Report →


Tough conditions, but still a great catc

January 08, 2019

A couple guys wanted to get out the house and spend a day on the water last week. Like most others, they were holed up inside for a week straight when it seemed like it would never stop raining.… Read Full Report →


Biloxi Marsh Full Day Trip

December 26, 2018

Nathan came back for his 2nd trip in 2 months. This time he brought his father to show him how good the fishing is out here. They were a little disappointed though as I predicted they would have 15… Read Full Report →


Fun catching!

November 04, 2018

We had some tough conditions today, with extreme low water and a full moon the night before. The trout bite shut down not long after the sun rose, but quick catching and reeling put a good amount on ice.… Read Full Report →


Great trips

November 01, 2018

The last 2 weeks have produced some great catches. The fall pattern is still settling in and conditions continue to improve as we move into November. Redfish continues to be the most sought after fish, and we love pursuing… Read Full Report →


More Redfish and Trout

October 04, 2018

We ventured into the marsh today and had to sort through a lot of small fish, but still put together a nice box for a half day trip. Dan and Pat put some very nice speckled trout in the… Read Full Report →


Meat Haul

September 25, 2018

Fred and Lisa had a great morning trip yesterday. It was a pleasure spending time on the water with them. Once they caught their limit of redfish, we still had plenty of time left. They wanted a few trout,… Read Full Report →


Matthew’s Trip into the Biloxi Marsh

September 17, 2018

Thank you Matthew for choosing VBC on Sunday. We left as the eastern horizon started to glow with what turned into gorgeous sunrise. We made the run to the Biloxi Marsh wilderness and the first stop put 5 reds… Read Full Report →


Afternoon Trip with a Mixed Bag of Fish!

September 17, 2018

Victory Bay Charters had the pleasure of taking Tanya and Todd out for a fun filled evening of catching fish. The heat wave that has settled over the area had the larger reds out of sight. However, black drum,… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing Is Here

September 15, 2018

Made it back to the dock by 11 am with a limit of speckled trout and redfish. Fall fishing is officially here! Book your trip with Victory Bay Charters for an adventurous day of catching! Read Full Report →


Scout Day

September 10, 2018

Did a little scouting for a trip on Monday. The schools of redish were right were they are suppose to be. Left them biting to make it back before lunch. Stopped at a rig on the way in and… Read Full Report →


Bull Reds

September 08, 2018

Saturday the Bulls were at every stop we made. Weather was perfect and the drag was screaming all morning. We hooked several large spanish mackeral as well. it was a fun day in outside waters. Read Full Report →


Trout Are Coming In

August 26, 2018

On Sunday, August 26, the mission was to do some scouting for charters later this week. Speckled trout were caught at almost every stop. The last spot being just a few miles from the marina, was on fire. Cast… Read Full Report →


Fun Day!

August 25, 2018

Took a couple of guys out that trusted Victory Bay Charters with putting them on fish. The trout bite was slow, so I offered a chance at sight fishing redfish and they happily accepted. First shallow pond we entered… Read Full Report →

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Justin O.
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Excellent trip booked a half day trip captain Dracos was very knowledgeable first cast caught a fish went to many different...
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Houston, TX
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Fishing with Dracos

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
A great charter to take even with beginners. Capt. Dracos was extremely patent with my wife who was having a hard time casting....
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Debra W.
Tampa, FL
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Great Half Day with Captain Drake

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
This was a perfect experience for more experienced fishermen and also beginners. Captain Drake took us around to several of...
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Columbia, MO
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dracos Morvant

VERIFIED   December 14, 2018
I have traveled to the New Orleans area many times, but I had never had the experience of fishing on the Bayou. While I am...
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Memphis, TN
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I’ll Be Back

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Captain Drake is simply one of the best captains and trips I have ever had. Having grown up and fished the waters he now fishes...
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