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Best Fishing Guides in New Orleans
2021

Why These Fishing Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New Orleans Fishing Guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

After Hours Bowfishing

After Hours Bowfishing offers adventurous bow fishing excursions in the Plaquemines Parish, located just twenty minutes outside of New Orleans. No experience is necessary, and all gear plus ice is provided for any catches. Guests must bring a personal cooler, water, food, and a Louisiana basic and saltwater fishing license. Packages for up to four people begin at $750 and up and last approximately four hours.

Belle Chasse, LA 70037

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Big Dog Fishing Charters LLC

Big Dog Fishing Charters is a locally-owned and operated fishing guide in New Orleans. It provides boat charters for inland saline waters and transportation services in and out of the marina. Its boats are equipped with ice and fishing equipment, and its guides provide cleaning and bagging services for the fish caught during the trip. Furthermore, the company offers waterfront cabins and apartments for overnight lodging of up to 20 persons. The charter service is headed by Captain David Bourgeois.

5225 Privateer Blvd
Barataria, LA 70036

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Brock's Charter Fishing

Brock's Charter Fishing is owned by Brock Ledet and operates out of Barataria, Louisiana. Captain Ledet has been offering shallow water charters in the Barataria Estuary for over fifteen years and is certified by the USCG. Excursions include gear, bait/tackle, fuel, ice, sandwiches, water, and fish cleaning. Guests must provide a fresh/saltwater fishing license.

Barataria, LA 70036

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Cajun Fishing Adventures

Cajun Fishing Adventures offers premier fishing and fly fishing charters operating on the Lower Mississippi Delta System just an hour outside of New Orleans. Since 1980, the team of eighteen fishing guides have provided corporate, family, and customized charters. Typical fishing targets include redfish, spotted sea trout, black drum, and Gulf flounder. Guests must secure a valid Louisiana fishing license and all other necessary fishing gear is provided. Packages run anywhere from $450-$850. Top rated accommodations are available on-site through Cajun Fishing Adventures at one of three lodges. Ranked number five in Sport Fishing magazine's list of top fishing lodges in North America.

Luling, LA 70070

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Home Run Fishing Charters and Lodges

"We Never Strike Out" is the motto of Home Run Fishing Charters and Lodges based in Venice, Louisiana. Modern vessels offer inshore, blue water, and targeted fish charters and are equipped with the latest navigation and fish-finding tools. Tackle, bait, ice, and fish cleaning are provided on every excursion. Guests must purchase a one day non-resident Louisiana fishing license. Packages begin at $750 and up. Top rated accommodations are available onsite for guests who want to stay directly in the marina.

Metairie, LA 70005

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Jakamo South

Jakamo South is a year-round inshore fishing charter company and was founded by Captain Jacques Labourer in 2007. Based in Shell Beach, charters fish the Breton Sound region and specifically target redfish, flounder, speckled trout, and sheepshead. Captain Jacques is a local and knows the richest fishing holes since he has been fishing this region nearly all of his life. All skill levels are encouraged and accommodations can be customized for family outings, corporate groups, and bachelor parties. Pricing is $750 for three anglers which includes all gear, ice, and fish cleaning. Clients must provide their own valid fishing license.

New Orleans, LA 70124

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Louisiana Fly Fishing Charters

Louisiana Fly Fishing Charters is a fly fishing charter company based in Saint Bernard. Four highly experienced Captains provide various excursions in either the Louisiana or Biloxi Marsh focusing on jack crevalle, sheepshead, black drum, and redfish. All gear is provided and clients are asked to secure a three day non-resident Louisiana fishing license. Full and half day trips are offered with pricing beginning at $475 for up to two anglers.

Saint Bernard, LA 70085

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Low Tide Charters

Helmed by Captain Lucas Bissett, Low Tide Charters offers fly fishing charters out of the small town of Slidell, Louisiana. All gear is provided, but guests must purchase a three-day non-resident fishing license. Full day and half day excursions are available, and packages begin at $475.

Slidell, LA 70458

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Lucky 7 Charters

Lucky 7 Charters is a fishing charter company located only forty minutes from New Orleans. Excursions take place in the Barataria-Terrebone Estuary and target bass, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, and redfish. Captain Chad and his team have over seventy-five years of fishing experience and aim to provide safe and memorable trips. Each Captain is USCG licensed and certified. Nature tours, photography excursions, and large group tours are also available. All charters include tackle, ice, fuel, fish cleaning but clients must purchase a non-resident Louisiana fishing license. Packages begin at $450 and up.

Lafitte, LA 70067

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New Orleans Style Fishing Charters

New Orleans Style Fishing Charters is based out of LaFitte, Louisiana, and just a short thirty minutes from the heart of New Orleans. Enjoy charters exploring the Gulf, local marshes, and the bayous of Louisiana. Excursions include fishing gear, tackle, bait, ice, fuel, drinks, and fish cleaning. Guests must purchase a fishing license. All Captains are insured, USCG certified, and licensed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Lafitte, LA 70067

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Paradise Outfitters

Paradise Outfitters has helped customers in New Orleans and nearby areas experience the outdoors for over 20 years. It offers full-day fishing charters and assists guests with fishing equipment operation. The guides use boats fitted with modern radar and GPS systems to ensure customers enjoy a safe and comfortable offshore fishing experience. Paradise Outfitters is affiliated with The International Game Fish Association and gives customers the chance to catch species including tuna, marlin, and snapper.

235 Cypress Cove Rd
Venice, LA 70091

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Pelican State Fishing Charters

Pelican State Fishing Charters is located forty minutes from New Orleans in Lafitte, Louisiana. Owned and operated by Captain Dave Therese, this business specializes in redfish and speckled trout but also targets flounder on fishing excursions. All trips fish in the Barataria Basin and include a Captain, fishing gear, bait, fuel, ice, lunch, and fish cleaning. Each charter Captain is insured, certified in first aid, and licensed by the USCG. Overnight trips, sightseeing tours, and waterfront lodging are also available upon request.

Barataria, LA 70036

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The Big Outdoors Charters

The Big Outdoors Charters operates out of Hopedale, Louisiana, and offers fishing charters within a vibrant marsh estuary. Anglers can target redfish, speckled trout, black drum, flounder and more with any of the USCG licensed Captains. Owner and operator, Captain Britt Ordes, can accommodate small groups, families, and larger corporate events. Pricing varies from season to season, but all trips include fishing gear, bait/tackle, fuel, ice, and fish cleaning. Each guest must provide a three-day non-resident LA fishing license.

St. Bernard Parish, LA 70085

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