Captain
David Bourgeois

Member since May 2014

Barataria, United States

Background
I was born and raised on the Bayous of Lafitte (Barataria Basin). There is no greater way of life or joy than to share our heritage with those visiting New Orleans. I love to see the light in people's eyes as they land their CATCH - whether it is their 1st or 100th fish, it is always a pleasure to share a bit of the Bayou with others. I own and operate BIG DOG Fishing Charters and have a team of Captains waiting to show you a great time!
Techniques
Fishing style and technique varies depending on conditions and also client's abilities. From throwing Shrimp to Artificial / Sight Casting to dropping a line we do it all!

Hey, I'm Captain David Bourgeois

Barataria, United States
Background
I was born and raised on the Bayous of Lafitte (Barataria Basin). There is no greater way of life or joy than to share our heritage with those visiting New Orleans. I love to see the light in people's eyes as they land their CATCH - whether it is their 1st or 100th fish, it is always a pleasure to share a bit of the Bayou with others. I own and operate BIG DOG Fishing Charters and have a team of Captains waiting to show you a great time!
Techniques
Fishing style and technique varies depending on conditions and also client's abilities. From throwing Shrimp to Artificial / Sight Casting to dropping a line we do it all!

My Charter Listings

 
Barataria
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

COME ON DOWN AND CATCH YOU SOME REDS!

September 07, 2016

SEPTEMBER OFFERS AMAZING FISHING - WEATHER TENDS TO COOL DOWN A BIT STARTING THIS MONTH AND WE USUALLY SEE THE BULL REDS MOVING IN - BULL REDS ARE REDFISH THAT ARE 27" AND LARGER. REDFISH (EVEN THE SMALLER ONES)… Read Full Report →


REDFISH ARE HEATING UP ON THE BAYOU !!

September 06, 2016

SEPTEMBER IS AN AMAZING TIME ON THE BAYOU - REDS! REDS! AND MORE REDS! FISHING WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GET BETTER AS WE MOVE LATER INTO THIS MONTH AND MONTHS TO COME. COME ON DOWN AND CATCH WITH THE… Read Full Report →


GREAT LAFITTE FISHING ... HAPPENING NOW!

May 31, 2016

Now is the perfect time to book your fishing charter! Reds are running strong and also getting into some Trout, Flounders and occasional Black Drum and Sheephead. Come on down to Lafitte and experience the true Spirit of Louisiana Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, September 8, 2017

What a fun experience!! Better than what we expected. Chad was professional, friendly, helpful and fun. Helped my wife and daughter to make it an enjoyable day. Chad even took the time to take us sightseeing and found an alligator. I would recommend this for any family. Will go again if we are in the area.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thank yall so much for choosing to fish with Us - So happy Capt. Chad showed yall such a Great time! Thank you again and we look forward to having yall back if in New Orleans area.


Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Chad was great.  I don’t have a lot of patients fishing so he would get one on the hook and let me real her in, left handed real and all. My husband and I had a wonderful time. We will be back. Thanks.

Fished September 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Thank yall again for choosing Big Dog Fishing Charters.  We look forward to the opportunity to have you back with Us!

Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Our trip was very enjoyable… Captain David took great care of us we maxed out within a couple of hours!  Will definitely be taking another trip with BigDog!

Fished July 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ms. Jennifer - It was a pleasure to take you and your family out yesterday. So happy we were able to get on the REDS before the heat hit us.  Thank yall again and take care - - until next time

Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

These are the folks you want for your charter: professional and courteous and worth the price. We started out at 5:45 AM and had limited out on redfish before 9:00 AM. The captain then moved us to other sites to catch black drum and sheepshead using other techniques. The boat and equipment were first rate and in excellent operating condition. And the fish cleaning was done quickly and efficiently.  I wanted to provide my son and son-in-law with a great day on the water, and these folks delivered.  I give this company my highest recommendation.  Thanks!

Fished July 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Mr. Bob,

Thank you for fishing with us and the wonderful review.  We are so happy that yall had such a great time and look forward to the opportunity to have you back with us.

Thank you again,

Susan
Big Dog Fishing Charters

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Slow start beautiful finish. Captain Dom did a fantastic job would reccomend to anyone

Fished July 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Great Catch! Thank you again for Fishing with Big Dog Fishing Charters - we hope to have yall back!!

Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Had a wonderful trip… Non stop action. Caught our limit of reds quicky and released more! Can’t wait to take the kids next time. Thanks for a great time Captain Alden!

Fished June 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Tiffany, Thank you so much for booking and fishing with Us.  So happy yall had a great experience and we definitely look forward to having yall back with us.  And Happy Anniversary again!

Went fishing on Saturday, January 28, 2017

Great time on the water as always…Capt. Todd work his ass off to put us on the red fish!

Fished January 2017

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thank you so much for spending the day with Big Dog Fishing Charters - we hope to have you back with Us again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Caught plenty of fish. David was terrific. Would highly recommend this trip.

Fished December 2016

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thank you so much for choosing to CATCH with Capt. David and The BIG DOGS yesterday.  We are so happy that you had a great time and look forward to having you back.

Thank you again,

Susan Bourgeois
BIG DOG Fishing Charters

Went fishing on Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We arrived at the dock a bit early, but were greeted by the captains and actually left a bit early.  Aldon put us on fish almost immediately.  We fished several different spots, including many that most boats drove right by—all of which had fish on them.  We caught trout all day long and a few bull reds as well.  Aldon was great with our kids, ages 13 and 9.  He is very low-key and personable.  A real treat to spend the day with.  We’ll be back to fish with them again.

Fished November 2016

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jonathan it was such a pleasure to have you and your family fish with Us! So happy it was a great day on the water both Catching wise and weather.  Thank you again and we look forward to having yall back at a future date.

Enjoy the rest of your visit to New Orleans and have a safe trip home!


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The captain was knowledgeable, professional and effective. He put us on Big Red’s and it was a very productive day. We’re glad that we chose him!

Fished June 2016

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mr. Richard,  Thank you so much for choosing BIG DOG Fishing Charters to take you and your son out Fishing.  We are so happy that yall had a great time.

Thank you again,

Susan Bourgeois

Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

We fished with Capt’n Michael and had a great trip catching Redfish.  On board was a fishing group with ages of 5, 8, 40 and 65.  All ages had a great time.  The Capt’n was great with first time fishermen, and experienced anglers.  Book your trip, you will enjoy.

Fished May 2016

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank you so much Mr. David for bookinv with Us - it was a pleasure to take your group out last week.


Went fishing on Monday, July 27, 2015

Our guide Alton was great. We caught plenty of redfish and saw a to of gators and wildlife.

Fished July 2015

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