Charter Operator
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!

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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!

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(210 reviews)
Barataria
 Last booking: 6 hours ago
trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Barataria
trips from $475

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 230 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (264)
Fishing with David
Half day trip Aldean
Great trip
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Angler Rating
210
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Shelley S.
Moose Lake, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half-day of amazing fishing!

VERIFIED   Morning Charter on September 22, 2022
I’m a frequent visitor to the area but this was my hunter-fisherman husband’s first time. He asked our amazing guide, “China”...
Shelley S. recommends Big Dog Fishing Charters - 23' Boat
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Jared N.
Covington, Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on April 19, 2022
My brothers and I went on our first trip with Big Dog Fishing Charter and Steve was our guide. My brothers and I had an awesome...
Jared N. recommends Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
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Maeve F.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Captain Chad(?)

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on March 14, 2022
Sorry, I’m so bad at remembering names. I’m pretty sure it was captain Chad. He was awesome. We had a bad day out on the...
Maeve F. recommends Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
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Doug C.
Etna, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour afternoon

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on May 15, 2022
I apologize I’m bad with names but my captain was awesome. He took me to a spot he thought would work and literally my first...
Doug C. recommends Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
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Frank B.
Halifax, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Morning trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on September 11, 2022
We lost track of how many black drum we caught today. I’m guessing around 15. Many were huge. Captain Chad is a seasoned...
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