Captain
Damien Melancon

Member since June 2017 Chauvin, United States
Background
I am a third generation commercial fisherman in southern Louisiana and I have been fishing the area since childhood. I first began guiding hunting and fishing trips in the Houma La area in 1993. I provide safe trips with guaranteed fish and plenty of local knowledge.
Techniques
The general techniques we use are to throw artificial lures on light tackle at tailing Redfish (4 to 15 pound size) over grassy flats in less than a foot of water. We will pick out the fish we want to catch and watch the fish eat the bait. If the weather is calm enough we will throw topwater plugs for the ultimate in shallow Redfish action. We also fish for Bull Redfish (15 to 50+ pounds) using cracked crab in the deeper passes when the season and the weather allows. We can also catch spotted sea trout as an option when the customer requests. The trout will be located along the barrier islands near the passes during the summer and move inshore during the other months. Redfish, spotted sea trout and several other species are available to catch year round in the Dularge,Cocodrie, Chauvin and Houma area.

Hey, I'm Captain Damien Melancon

Chauvin, United States
Background
I am a third generation commercial fisherman in southern Louisiana and I have been fishing the area since childhood. I first began guiding hunting and fishing trips in the Houma La area in 1993. I provide safe trips with guaranteed fish and plenty of local knowledge.
Techniques
The general techniques we use are to throw artificial lures on light tackle at tailing Redfish (4 to 15 pound size) over grassy flats in less than a foot of water. We will pick out the fish we want to catch and watch the fish eat the bait. If the weather is calm enough we will throw topwater plugs for the ultimate in shallow Redfish action. We also fish for Bull Redfish (15 to 50+ pounds) using cracked crab in the deeper passes when the season and the weather allows. We can also catch spotted sea trout as an option when the customer requests. The trout will be located along the barrier islands near the passes during the summer and move inshore during the other months. Redfish, spotted sea trout and several other species are available to catch year round in the Dularge,Cocodrie, Chauvin and Houma area.
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Fishing Reports

Great fishing in Cocodrie louisiana

June 11, 2019

The fishing is great in Cocodrie with Redfish Charter Company. Come down south and check us out along the coast. Read Full Report →


Redfish in Cocodrie

March 15, 2019

We’re catching good numbers of bull Redfish and slot sized Redfish out of the Chauvin Cocodrie area. The bull Redfish have been averaging about 20lbs so it’s one heck of a fight getting them in. Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Insane Redfish and Trout Action

June 21, 2018

We have had an incredible week so far with crazy good fishing out of Chauvin. The Redfish Charter Company invites you to join in on the fun this Summer and take a family fishing vacation with us. The summer… Read Full Report →


Cocodrie Redfish

May 26, 2018

Wow what a Memorial Day weekend it was fishing in Cocodrie as we remembered our fallen veterans and marked the start of Summer vacations for many families along the gulf coast of America. I fished with 3 great groups… Read Full Report →


Redfish bite over grass flats heats up i

March 31, 2018

The weather has been perfect with temps in the 60’s and 70’s everyday for the past month. Couldn’t ask for better Redfish action right now as you can see by the pics from this weekend. The fishing season is… Read Full Report →


Sight fishing for Redfish in Louisiana

March 18, 2018

Sight fishing for Redfish out of Sportman's Paradise Marina really starts to gain traction this month so get ready for a great year once again. The Redfish are schooling around the Cocodrie and Chauvin area and sight fishing is… Read Full Report →


Winter fishing Louisiana style

December 29, 2017

Catching beautiful limits of Redfish with Redfishcharterco right now. Book for Mardi Gras and come pass a good time. Read Full Report →


Coastal fishing Gulf of Mexico

December 27, 2017

Come enjoy the mild temps and great fishing this winter along the coast of Louisiana. The Redfish are biting on every cast right now! Come fishing with us Redfishcharterco. Read Full Report →


Coastal Cobia

September 20, 2017

The Cobia are back along the coast again in south Louisiana and just in time for the great weather. We used cut bait and crabs with great success the last few days. Check the video to see the rigs… Read Full Report →


Bull Redfish on fire in Louisiana

September 04, 2017

Now is the time and it's prime time for big Redfish. Caught and released over 20 bull Redfish on this 2 man 6 hour charter. Read Full Report →


Hurricane Harvey spared us in Cocodrie p

August 26, 2017

Fishing hasn't changed due to the storm. We've been spared the bad weather and caught 40 trout plus released 3 Bull Redfish on this 2 person charter. Weather is fine on the bayou. Book a trip with us and… Read Full Report →


Fishing is great!

August 23, 2017

Catching limits of speckle trout on double rigs in Cocodrie right now the spawn is still going strong. Plenty of big sow trout full of eggs yum yum. Bull redfish are getting started now as well and we're having… Read Full Report →


Chauvin Bull Redfish and speckle trout

August 18, 2017

Left cocomarina with my clients who wanted to catch bull Redfish around 8 to catch the mid morning falling tide. Caught and released 10 bull reds and kept our limit of 3 nice Redfish . We then caught 50… Read Full Report →


Bull Redfish smackdown

August 05, 2017

The bulls are here now! Charter a redfishing trip with us and have the adventure of a lifetime. Read Full Report →


Redfish are schooling

July 20, 2017

Had a charter for the Fire Chiefs today for our state. Pleasure taking these fireman out today.. We found some big schools of redfish south of cocodrie and had a ball! Read Full Report →


Big Reds starting in Cocodrie

July 13, 2017

Left the dock at 6am with my 2 guests under cloudy skies and made a fast run to my favorite spot. I located a nice school of redfish and put my clients to work. It didn't take long to… Read Full Report →


Trout Slam out of Dularge

July 11, 2017

We found the big sow trout today and they were hungry for double rigs. Nice schools of spawning trout along the beaches under diving birds. We kept 50 beautiful sea trout and released the really big females to spawn… Read Full Report →


4th of July Trout Fest at the beach!

July 04, 2017

Charter for a half day out of Cocomarina. Left on a beautiful 4th of July morning to put some Trout on the table for my hungry clients and boy was the action fast n hot. We located birds diving… Read Full Report →


Redfish Action out of Dularge today

July 01, 2017

Plenty of Redfish action with my new buddy Kyle and his dad Derek after they came down from New York for Manning Camp. They did great despite catching a few showers in the area. We used spinner baits while… Read Full Report →


Cocodrie

June 17, 2017

Trout bite is on fire and the big Redfish are patrolling the marsh. Book your trip today! Read Full Report →


Cocodrie

June 14, 2017

Action out of Cocomarina is amazing right now. 3 man limit of 75 trout all caught on artificial tandem jigs. Book a trip today!! Read Full Report →

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James L.
Waskom, Texas
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Red fish fishing

VERIFIED   May 10, 2019
bad a good trip with capt Damien. weather was not the greatest but we still caught a few fish . would book again with him but...
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Great day w my men and Captain Damien

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
Capt Damien kept us moving quick till we got on top, reds Drum specs a great day w family. Super nice captain Damien.
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Dallas, TX
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Half day trip with Captain D!

VERIFIED   February 17, 2019
My son and I couldn’t have had a better experience. We will 100% be coming back to do this again! Best captain, amazing adventure...
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
We went out early and spot fished but couldn’t land the “Moby Dick” of Red Fish lol (It was a BIG one) then we started...
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Damien Melancon

July 4, 2017
I booked a trip with Capt. Damien to take me and my two boys out fishing for the day. My boys are 12 and 14 and are novice...
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