New Orleans Deep Sea Fishing Charters

New Orleans Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in New Orleans

Deep Sea Fishing in New Orleans

Thanks to its proximity to the deep reaches of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore fishing in New Orleans and nearby towns is nothing short of fantastic. Add to that 3,700 oil rigs, each a habitat for a number of tasty fish and you're in for a treat. Sign up for a trip with one of the deep sea fishing charters in New Orleans and experience it for yourself.

As elsewhere in the gulf, big game fishing means you're in for a fight to remember. Pelagic species are the most popular targets on these kinds of trips. Specifically, we're talking about Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, and Mahi Mahi. On the other hand, you can also do some bottom fishing and deep dropping for a number of Groupers and Snappers.

But when's the best time to go fishing in these parts? Honestly, it depends on what you're looking to reel in. For Marlin, June–October is your best bet. Swordfish pear earlier in the year, from April to June. Like you'd expect Red Snapper are strictly a summertime option. Finally, Tuna fish is good throughout the year so any time is a good time to be on the water!

The length of a deep sea fishing trip out of New Orleans will depend on exactly where you're setting sail from. Trips from New Orleans proper are rare because there are several smaller towns closer to the Gulf of Mexico that are just a short drive away. These allow you to reach deeper waters even on a shorter trip. But if you're looking for the ultimate big game adventure, you'll need to set a full day aside.

New Orleans
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,547 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in New Orleans

It's good in the morning and possibly evening but once it's hot they stop biting. Hydrate early and often. It was recommended to go October thru January for speckled trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's good in the morning and possibly evening but once it's hot they stop biting. Hydrate early and often. It was recommended to go October thru January for speckled trout.
Anna  S.
Anna S. New Orleans, LA
we had a wonderful time/caught more than we thought for this time of year-great adventure/experience. Bring a rainsuit just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
we had a wonderful time/caught more than we thought for this time of year-great adventure/experience. Bring a rainsuit just in case.
Toni  B.
Toni B. Riverton, VA
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a better time fishing out of New Orleans, as compared to a destination that is twice as far away.
Donna  L.
Donna L. Baton Rouge, LA
Dress appropriate which is what the captain recommend. Glad we listened because it was chilly! Don't let that stop you from having a great time. 1st time won't be the last time with Victory Bay Charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriate which is what the captain recommend. Glad we listened because it was chilly! Don't let that stop you from having a great time. 1st time won't be the last time with Victory Bay Charter.
Kristina  L.
Kristina L. New Orleans, Louisiana
Overall fishing is New Orleans is fun and your going to catchy something some days are better then others.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall fishing is New Orleans is fun and your going to catchy something some days are better then others.
Anthonel  R.
Anthonel R. New Orleans, LA

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in New Orleans