David Bourgeois

Member since May 2014

Barataria, United States

Background
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!

David Bourgeois

Barataria, United States
Background
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!

Our Charter Listings

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Barataria
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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

4.89 out of 5 stars from 47 reviews

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Being my first charter, I had no idea what to expect. Captian David was EXCELLENT! The trip was fun and safe. Capt. David, Susan, and the Big Dog team exceeded our expectations x10.

Thanks for the great trip.

Fished September 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 24, 2018

So happy we could take you on your 1st Charter!  And hope you will have many more great experiences. Thank you again for choosing Big Dog Fishing Charters

Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The only way i would not use David again is if he is not available. Can’t say enough good things about David and his operation.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jay - Thank yall so much for choosing to fish with Us


New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Beautiful brand new boat that blew us away.. Jason kept us on the fish all morning and had us back in time for the LSU game that afternoon.. Would recommend over and over again!

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thank yal so much for Fishing with Us today!


Lewisville, tx
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fished September 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thank yall so much for Fishing with us today !! We hope to have yall back withb Us


Riverview, fl
Went fishing on Monday, September 10, 2018

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New York, ny
Went fishing on Thursday, September 6, 2018

We booked a fishing trip as part of a bachelor party and it was a great decision. We had a great experience with Captain Mike and appreciate the flexibility with our travel delays. Captain Mike knew the area very well and brought us to areas where we were able to catch a lot of Red Fish. Definitely recommend whether you want to have a fun or relaxing experience - great way to spend the day.

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Overland Park, ks
Went fishing on Sunday, September 2, 2018

We had an absolute blast on our trip. We caught our limit and captain Chad kept us out of the rain. Captain Chad was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Got to see a nice gator while we were out.  We would definitely recommend this trip and we will book again next time we are in New Orleans!!

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Bunkie, la
Went fishing on Friday, August 3, 2018

My wife my son and I had the best time an really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great experience an we can’t wait to do it again!

Fished August 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 5, 2018

It was our pleasure to have your family fish with Us!! Thank you so much and we look forward to having Yall back.

Van Buren, ar
Went fishing on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Awesome time. Had fun on the water fishing.

Fished July 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rick - so happy yall enjoyed your day.  Thank you so much for choosing to CATCH with The Big Dogs !!

San Antonio, tx
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Captain Chad was a model of professionalism. He was exceptionally patient with my wife and daughters in their first fishing excursion.  He moved around when necessary to find fish and had a great personally and attitude.  Worth every penny.

Fished July 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mr. Ron,

Thank you so much for booking your Charter with us.  We are so happy that despite the tough day your family totally enjoyed your trip out with Capt. Chad.  We hope to have you back with Us on future visits to New Orleans area.

Thank you again,

Susan
Big Dog Fishing Charters


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, July 7, 2018

The experience was good but I was looking for a little bit more teaching and guidance with the beginners who were on the trip. A little more patience would have been nice too. Overall, I was okay with everything.

Fished July 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thank you Tommie for booking with Us and we appreciate your feedback on your trip with Capt. Mike. We strive to show all of our clients a great time and wonderful experience even on tough fishing days. Our client’s feedback assists us in continuing to improve. Thank you again


Abingdon, va
Went fishing on Monday, June 25, 2018

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thank you so much for fishing with Us - We are happy yall enjoyed and hope to have you back!

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, June 9, 2018

I grew in south Florida and have fished my whole life. I know what a top notch charter company looks like. This is an excellent charter. Susan, was extremely organized and friendly. She gave us a ton of local info abou the area (restaurants, grocery stores ect). So helpful!!. Cpt. Jason was awesome to fish with. He has an amazing boat. He gave great advice and instinctively knew what our needs were. We caught a ton redfish!! He really goes out of his way to make you feel welcomed.  I would highly recommend him for families and groups. Worth every penny!!

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Elijah - Thank you again for choosing to CATCH with Big Dog Fishing Charters.  We are thrilled that yall had such a great time out with Capt. Jason

Gretna, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, June 9, 2018

Captain Tony put us on the Redfish big time. Caught a limit of fish in just over an hour. Knowledgeable, professional, and a lot of fun, can’t recommend his services any higher! Great time.

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mr. Larry - Thank yall so much ! So happy it was such a good afternoon.

Pensacola, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 8, 2018

Got the big one! Excellent trip

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 8, 2018

Thanks Ben - it was a great time!! We appreciate you booking with Us. Thanks again


Johnston, ia
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

My daughter and I had a great time, my daughter had little experience in fishing and never caught fish like this. We limited out in redfish in less than an hour and a half. Captain Tony was great and really helped to make my daughter feel comfortable and helped her hook and bring in the redfish. This was a great experience and trip for her. Thank you.

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank you Mr. Garry - we are so happy Yall both had a great time

San Clemente, ca
Went fishing on Monday, June 4, 2018

Fished June 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thanks to you & Greg for fishing with Us this week!


Pensacola, fl
Went fishing on Monday, May 28, 2018

We had a great time. Everything was very clean and organized when we got there. Mike put us on the fish and did everything he could to make it a great day.

Fished May 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Robbie, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your day with Big Dog Fishing Charters. We hope to have you back in the future!

Franklin, oh
Went fishing on Friday, May 25, 2018

Fished May 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thank you again for fishing with Us

Virginia Beach, va
Went fishing on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Despite the summer storms Tony did a great job

Fished May 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thank yall again for Fishing with Us!  We hope to have yall back

Bonney Lake, wa
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

Beautiful day!  Headed out at 6:30am, first casts at 6:45.  Lots of bites getting us all excited then landed our first big keeper at 7:05!  Caught 10 total between the four of us!  Captain Chad is fun and knew all the hot spots!  Great new experience fishing in Louisiana.  We even played with an alligator that kept biting my bobber!  So fun!

Fished May 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ms. Kathy thank you so much for fishing with Us!  So happy yall had a great time and we hope to have yall fish with Us in the future - Thank You again

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, May 17, 2018

This trip was more than we had expected.  We caught Red Fish and Black Drum. Barry kept us moving and never let the bites die off. After our trip there is a great restaurant a few minutes a way that fried and grilled our catch that was amazing! Mrs. Susan made sure we had all the planning details and was the nicest lady. Next time we will just stay in the fishing cabins.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 18, 2018

Amy thank you so much for Fishing with Us!  It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to have you back with Us.  Enjoy the remainder of your stay and safe travels home

Austin, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, May 5, 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Thank you so much! We hope to have you back with Hs

Bossier City, Louisiana
Went fishing on Friday, May 4, 2018

The fishing was tough but Vernon not made the trip enjoyable, he made sure to take us to the best spots and we had a blast!  We caught some very nice Reds and would definitely do it again!

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Thanks tp You and Ms. Joy again for spending the day with Us

Port Perry, Ontario
Went fishing on Thursday, May 3, 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thank you so much for Fishing with Us and we hope to have you back

Metairie, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Captain Mike was excellent! He took us to the right spot and we caught all day!!! Got our limit! We will definitely be coming back to big dog and we will be requesting Captain Mike! Thanks for such a great fishing trip!!!

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thank you so much for Fishing with Us today! So happy Capt. Mike put yall on such a great day.

Dallas, tx
Went fishing on Saturday, April 21, 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thank yall so much for spending the day with Us! Hope to have yall Back

New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Friday, April 20, 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thank yall for fishing with us - despite the tough conditions hope yall had a fun day!

New Orleans, la
Went fishing on Monday, April 2, 2018

Big Dog Fishing Charters did a fantastic job from confirming our trip, to maintaining a fantastic camp and equipment, to Captain Chad working constantly and moving our fishing location to make sure we went home with an ice chest full of beautiful Redfish and great memories.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 2, 2018

Thank you so much for fishing with Us today! It was our pleasure to take Yall out. 

Thank you again and we hope to have yall back with Us


Fairhope, al
Went fishing on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Awesome day in the Barataria area. Not as far a drive as Venice so that was great. Captain Steib was a great guy and put us on fish right away. We definitely recommend Captain Michael Steib and Big Dog Fishing Charters.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thanks to your family for choosong to Spend the day with The Big dogs and getting on a Great day of Catching

Florissant, Missouri
Went fishing on Friday, March 16, 2018

We had a excellent day of fishing. We were catching fish at our first stop. We had our 4 person limit by 1030.  Captain Michael was great!  Very entertaining and informative. Can’t wait to come back

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 19, 2018

Mr. Roger - thank you so much for booking your family to fish with The Big Dogs. We look forward to having yall back with us

Wauchula, fl
Went fishing on Friday, March 16, 2018

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 16, 2018

Justin - thank you again for fishing with The Big Dogs.  We look forward to having you back

Inverness, ms
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Besides the fact that my 14 year old kicked my butt, the day was great and I plan on making plans to come back.

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David Bourgeois (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 16, 2018

Thank you so much for Fishing with Us today and we look forward to having yall back!


New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Sunday, February 4, 2018

Had a fantastic day out fishing, would recommend to anyone, caught heaps of redfish

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United States
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.

Fished September 2017

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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.


Houston, Texas
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!

Houston, Texas
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

New Orleans, Louisiana
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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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!!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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!

United States
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!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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

New Orleans, Louisiana
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!


Allen, Texas
Went fishing on Sunday, November 20, 2016

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New Port Richey, Florida
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

Opelika, Alabama
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.


Alba, Texas
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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