Louisiana Local Guide Service

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service in Slidell, Louisiana

Louisiana Local Guide Service


Louisiana Local Guide Service hires only Louisiana resident, year-round, fly-fishing guides. Louisiana is a year-round fly-fishing destination, so the only way to know you are getting the best experience is to fish with a year-round guide. The guides who work with us have years of experience in Louisiana. Even in tough conditions, Louisiana Local Guides can provide the best opportunities to land that fish of a lifetime.

Date Range

Louisiana offers year round sight fishing due to aquatic grass filled brackish water areas in the spring and summer and crystal clear cold water spots in the fall and winter.

What is Provided to Customer

We have fly rods ranging from 7- to 9-weights depending on the season as well as all leader material and flies. All flies are hand-crafted and are tied specifically for our region and fish. Spin gear and light tackle is also provided for days where conditions aren't favorable for fly fishing or if someone feels more comfortable using that equipment. We also provide lunch for our customers as well as bottled water. We supply sunscreen, bug spray, and basic toiletries.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We fish out of the Hopedale and Delacroix areas which are both located a short distance to the southeast of New Orleans.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring and fall offer very comfortable temperatures and relatively predictable weather. In the spring, winds can be strong, but sunshine is abundant. Fall offers mild temperatures as well as calm winds. Summer here in Louisiana can be hot and muggy, but an early start allows us to beat the heat. Wintertime fishing is our busiest time of year due to our mild, cold months and opportunities at giant redfish and black drum!



Daily rates are $700 for one or two anglers.


Redfish, black drum, sheepshead, jack cravalle, and gar fish.


Louisiana has a prolific year-round fishery. No matter the season, fish are there and can be caught.


The areas we target are conveniently located just southeast of New Orleans. It's only a 45-minute drive back to the city after a day of great fishing.

Typical Weather:

Typically, spring and fall are our mildest seasons. Temperatures are comfortable and weather can be stable. Winters in Louisiana are warmer than surrounding areas and can offer some much needed relief from the brutal cold. Summers can be hot but so can the fishing. Summer is the best time to see hungry fish and no other boats!

What is Provided:

Louisiana Local Guides have the best in equipment that is available for any customer to use. We have rods, reels, line, leader, and tippet materials, as well as flies. We also provide spin gear if weather doesn't cooperate or someone is more comfortable using that type of gear.

What to Bring:

Must haves are: hat, sunglasses (polarized with amber colored lens), sunscreen, bug spray, and rain gear.

Gear Recommendations:

If you bring your own gear please bring fly rods that are between 8 and 10 weight, rigged with a floating line. We recommend that you bring leader material no less than 20-pound at the tippet. Flies are typically selected based on conditions but if you want to bring some, stick with redfish flies that are weighted and have size 4 or larger hook sizes.


We ask that all customers realize that we don't keep fish on our trips as we enjoy practicing CPR (catch, photograph, release).
If you stay in the city of New Orleans, you will need to either rent a car or take a ride service to meet your guide in a predetermined location.


Louisiana Local Guide Service
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Service
Capt. Lucas Bissett
321 Nicklaus Dr.
Slidell, LA 70458
Winner of the Orvis-Endorsed Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year Award

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