Captain
John Chauvin

Member since December 2015

Grand Isle, United States

Background
Capt. John has been fishing ever since he was a boy. First taught to fish by his Dad, he grew up absorbing the various techniques and methods of the anglers around him, giving him a large amount of experience in different ways of fishing. He has been chartering for quite a few years and loves to pass on his knowledge to his guests.
Techniques
A variety of techniques including fishing with rip-lines and free-line, popping with live or artificial bait.

Hey, I'm Captain John Chauvin

Grand Isle, United States
Background
Capt. John has been fishing ever since he was a boy. First taught to fish by his Dad, he grew up absorbing the various techniques and methods of the anglers around him, giving him a large amount of experience in different ways of fishing. He has been chartering for quite a few years and loves to pass on his knowledge to his guests.
Techniques
A variety of techniques including fishing with rip-lines and free-line, popping with live or artificial bait.
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My Charter Listings

Grand Isle
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US$ 600

Fishing Reports

Fun February Trip

February 08, 2017

Today our trip started out with plenty of fog, but we took our time and made our way to the first fishing hot-spot. We were using a mixture of live shrimp and plastic minnows under a popping cork. In… Read Full Report →


Fin-tastic Snapper Trip

June 29, 2016

It was a beautiful, calm Louisiana morning. My guest and I grabbed some breakfast and set out for our short ride to the fishing grounds. Within 15 min we were casting our lines. Immediately we were reeling in snapper,… Read Full Report →


Awesome Grand Isle Fishing

June 20, 2016

It was another beautiful day on the island for my crew from Florida. Ed, Bobby, Danny and John climbed aboard for their Fin-tastic Louisiana fishing trip, and we set sail to the promised land. We hit our first stop… Read Full Report →


Grand Isle Trout Bite

May 19, 2016

It's that time of year. The time of year people from all over the US come to Grand Isle La to have fun filling their freezers' full of Louisiana Speckled Trout. We left out at 6AM and made the… Read Full Report →


Fun times

May 05, 2016

My father & son crew from Wisconsin, Randy & Jason, had a great time reeling in some nice trout today. The winds were still blowing a good 15 - 20 mph from this last front that moved through, but… Read Full Report →


Beautiful, trout filled day

April 24, 2016

Man, you couldn't ask for a better day... "You could, but I don't think you would get it", lol. David, Daryl and Jeremy came down to wonderful Grand Isle and filled the boat with fish. The weather was great… Read Full Report →


Another great day in Grand Isle

April 22, 2016

Well Scott & Shannon had a awesome morning. We left the dock around 7am after a few rain showers passed. It was a breezy morning, but it was a nice ride to the fishing hole. First shannon reeled in… Read Full Report →


Another Fin-tastic Time

April 16, 2016

Well mother nature tried to put a damper on our day by sending high winds of 20+ mph, but she couldn't stop me and my Alabama crew for having a blast out on the water. We loaded the boat… Read Full Report →


Spring time in Grand Isle

April 15, 2016

Springtime fishing in Grand Isle is one of the best times you can treat yourself to. My clients, David and Daryl know this and was down for some redfish and speckled trout action. We headed out to the stomping… Read Full Report →


March winds

March 07, 2016

The March winds were blowing hard, but that didn't stop my Mississippi crew from catching plenty fish. We headed out from Bridge Side Marina at 6:30 AM and took a lil 15 min cruse to the honey hole. In… Read Full Report →


Another Fin-tastic trip

December 11, 2015

It was a beautiful bright December morning in south Louisiana. My clients and I headed out around 6AM for a inshore trout trip. It was a short ride to the fishing ground and in on time the guys were… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing in South Louisiana

December 05, 2015

Most people think of fishing, and automatically they think they can only catch plenty of fish in the hot summer months. But if your in South Louisiana, winter Fishing is just as hot as summer fishing. The fish move… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Only because of horrible easterly winds kept this trip from being perfect, don’t know why Captain John can’t control the weather..

Fished February 2017

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John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 27, 2017

That is so true Mr Mark. Unfortunately I have yet to harness the power to control mother nature. The winds were blowing in the morning at a steady 15-20mph and increasing to a steady 20-25. But despite the odds, yall still managed to catch over 40 trout with 20 keepers, and a couple of beautiful reds. I want to thank yall for a fun trip and hope Y’all have a wonderful stay in Grand Isle. You and your family were a pleasure to fish with.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Captain John did his best to make sure we had an amazing experience!

Fished August 2016

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John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thanks for the review Leslie. I had a fun time with y’all and I appreciate the gift. Hopefully next time the weather will be better. Thanks again, Y’all take care.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Our fishing trip was fantastic even though we only caught a few fish. Unfortunately a severe front came upon us quicker than forecast and winds were extremely strong. Captain John’s Fintastic Fishing Charter did everything in his power to make our trip memorable and help catch fish. The fishing was not what we had hoped for but Captain John still made it fun and lively. We hope to book another trip with him in the very near future when the weather isn’t so active.

Fished April 2016

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John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I had a great time with yall Terry, and I wish the weather would have been closer to what the weather man had predicted. Unfortunately, mother nature has yet again showed her unpredictability. Boy, she can be a pain sometimes. Lol. I’m looking forward to fishing with yall again. Thanks again for coming fishing with me. Take care buddy.

Went fishing on Monday, April 18, 2016

I had to cancel my trip . The trip was something I and a Canadian friend were looking quite forward to . I have gotten sick in the last few weeks and could make it . Capt. John made our dealings very easy . I hope in the coming months we will be able to set up another trip ...... Mike Dupuy

Fished April 2016

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John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thanks Mike, I hope everything goes well and we hope to hear from you soon. Take care.
Tight lines,
Capt John

Went fishing on Friday, April 22, 2016

Lots of fish and lots of fun! Capt John was a great guide, totally professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

Fished April 2016

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John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 25, 2016

Thanks guys. Hope everything continues going great for yall.

Went fishing on Friday, June 26, 2015

Capt. John and his Fin-tastic charters was definitely a day for the books! From the moment we set off for our day on the water, Capt. John blew me away with his Southern hospitality, personality, and his knowledge of the area and its wildlife. Throughout the day, we caught fish after fish and Capt. John knew exactly where to take us. We mentioned to him that were interested in speckled trout, he structured our trip on that. We caught fish after fish, seemed as soon as he could “rig a line” and we put it in the water, “specs” would shortly follow! Then I hooked a red fish! Capt. John coached me reeling that big “red” in and made it an experience I’ll never forget. The entire day was spent on the water with Capt. John and it won’t be the last! He made the day an amazing experience. You can tell he enjoys giving others a good time and being on the water. Will definitely be contacting Capt. John to plan our next Fin-tastic trip!

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

There is no better therapy than a day out on the water in beautiful South Louisiana.  My favorite catch of the day is the sunrise on the way out.  There is nothing better than just showing up stepping on the boat and taking off.  Captain John takes all the work out of fishing allowing us to just have a relaxing,  exhilarating, and fun day.  We have been on other charters before finding Captain John, and by far Captain John’s Charter trips are our favorites.  He is a good ole Cajun Guy.  His personality keeps us laughing.  He works hard to put us on the fish, and anticipates our needs.  The boat and equipment are very nice and well maintained.  I highly recommend you book your next charter with Captain John if you want to catch some fish, and Cajun humor, or just have a therapeutic day on the water.  Thanks Captain John for some of the best days of our lives.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 9, 2015

We had a great time on the water with captain John. He knew where to take us. We caught several trout & red fish. He is very professional, funny too. Knows how to have a good time & most of all put you on some nice fish. The boat & gear are in excellent shape. He takes pride in his boat. Very clean & orginazed. Don’t miss out on the chance to book a trip with him. We looking forward to booking another trip soon.

Fished May 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Our trip was so much fun! All 6 of us had the absolute best experience. We caught our limit in speckled trout. The captain was so nice, and very helpful with us inexperienced fishermen. He navigated the boat to the perfect fishing spots and aided us all in baiting our poles, casting, and reeling.  Would most definitely recommend to anybody.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My wife, Mary, and I used Captain John’s Fin-Tastic Charters this past October and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fishing guide.  Captain John is a southern gentleman and has vast knowledge of the area having spent his entire life nearby.  Four years ago we discovered Grand Isle and have been coming back annually.  The first year we were not pleased with the guide we choose.  The next several years we pier fished.  This past year we decided to try a guide and found Captain John.  We fished out of Port Frouchon.  It was a fun filled day and we caught a lot of trout and my wife hauled in a nice bull red fish.  We will definitely use Captain John on our next visit.  Kevin McGrath

Fished October 2015

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