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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Redfish Charter Company

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Hurricane Delta didn't stop us!
Hurricane Delta didn't stop us!
Hurricane Delta didn't stop us!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Ken Y.
Mount Pleasant, TN
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Hurricane Delta didn't stop us!

VERIFIED   Fishing Booker Special Package on October 6, 2020
Planned a father / son trip and it couldn’t have gone in better ....well except for hurricane Delta.  We fished Tuesday...
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James L.
Waskom, Texas
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Red fish fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Premium Package on 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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Gregory L.
Denver, CO
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   6 hour trip-Spring Special Package on 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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Tim L.
United States
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Damien Melancon

4 Hour Trip week day package on 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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Kurt D.
Decatur, GA
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Damien

VERIFIED   6 hour trip-Spring Special Package on October 22, 2018
My mom loves fishing so while visiting my home state of LA we decided to do a little Red fishing. It was a cool and cloudy...
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