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
(236 reviews)
Barataria
trips from US $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Barataria
trips from US $475

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 262 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (317)
Best fishing charter
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Monster
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
92%
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Eric T.
Oregon, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt Barry

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on May 19, 2023
My wife and I went out with Captain Barry.  We had great weather for the day.  Captain Barry chose to go to the bay rather...
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Tycee B.
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on March 18, 2023
My husband and I wanted to have a new fishing experience (cork bobber fishing in the bayou) for our anniversary while in New...
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Jamie S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Monster

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on November 5, 2023
The reds were phenomenal. Right out of the gate the capt put us on a monster bull red. Captain Harrison was amazing. He set...
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Frank B.
Halifax, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun day with Captain Chad.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sunrise Departure on March 9, 2023
It was tough fishing conditions, but we managed to catch about 20 fish of 5 different species. Captain Chad is a great guy...
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Jon C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   Morning Charter on June 22, 2023
Captain Alden was the best! Me and my son had a great time and filled a limit of Red’s. Captain Alden worked hard to put...
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