Captain Jonathan Allen

Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide in Louisiana

Captain Jonathan Allen


Soak up the wisdom of fly-fishing guide Captain Jonathan Allen on your next fly-fishing excursion in Louisiana.

"I specialize in sight fishing throughout the Louisiana marshes, an area known for its abundant redfish that are always willing to devour a well-placed fly. We will be fishing out of my 18' Hell's Bay Guide skiff. Come down and experience this amazing, one-of-a-kind fishery."



Daily rate is $700 per boat. See our rates.


Redfish, black drum and sheepshead are plentiful all year round. Summertime offers the added opportunity for jack crevalle and sometimes tripletail.


Here in Louisiana, we have a true year-round fishery. Spring and summer offer ample shots at fish in crystal clear grass-filled ponds, while fall and winter offer abundant shots at fish on clean open-water flats.


We will fish Port Sulphur, Venice, Delacroix, and Hopedale depending on which provide the best opportunity to have a successful day on the water. All boat ramps that we launch from are within one hour of New Orleans.

Typical Weather:

SPRING: Generally very comfortable with plenty of sunshine but can sometimes be breezy.

SUMMER: Can be hot and humid with the occasional afternoon thunderstorm.

FALL: The most comfortable and consistent season weather-wise. We typically have mild temperatures and light winds.

WINTER: Mild for the most part but can be cold. This time of the year is the most consistent for big bull redfish and black drum.

What is Provided:

Fly rods and reels ranging from 8 wt-10 wt will be provided. We carry all necessary flies and leader material for any occasion we will encounter. Spinning rods and tackle will always be available for use if conditions are not conducive for fly fishing. Cold, bottled water and lunch will be provided everyday. Extra sunscreen and bug repellent will be on board if needed as well.

What to Bring:

High quality polarized sunglasses are a necessity for sight fishing. Amber or rose lenses work the best in our waters. It is always recommended to have rain gear on board in case a storm pops up, especially in the summer months. Winter months can be very cold and you will need to dress accordingly. Windproof clothing will make all the difference in the world in keeping you comfortable on windy days.

Gear Recommendations:

If you would like to bring your own rods and reels we typically use 9 and 10 weights during the fall and winter. Spring and summer months we use 8 weights for slot fish and 10 weights on days we can get outside for the big fish. All fly lines should be weight-forward floating lines.

Additional Activities:

In between hunts, guests at Fishing Creek are welcome to make use of our fabulous five stand layout or fish for bass at one of our many ponds and lakes. In addition, a new driven-bird clay course, including driven grouse and pheasant layouts, is due to be completed in time for the 2018/19 hunting season.

As well as wingshooting, Fishing Creek also offers outstanding whitetail hunting in season. Both wingshooting and big game hunting trips can also be combined, for corporate events, with our state-of-the-art conference facility.


We encourage guests to bring their dogs and offer kennel space to make this process simple and stress-free. However, we do ask that you give notice if you wish to bring your canine companion, so that provision can be made.

Free airport shuttles to and from both Atlanta International and Greensboro airports are provided

We are also able to customize our hunts to accommodate anyone who may find walking difficult; let us know and we are happy to help!

Wi-Fi Internet access is available across all Fishing Creek buildings.


Captain Jonathan Allen
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
207 Nunez Road
Slidell, LA 70460

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