What about a fishing license?
Yes, you need to purchase a fishing license. You may do it online:
Purchase the 3-Day Charter Passenger License and bring a printout or save it on your phone.
Can we keep the fish?
99% of the time, we practice catch and release, but if you’d like to keep one for dinner, or take it home with you, you are welcome to do so. There is an amazing chef at a fantastic restaurant in New Orleans that will prepare your redfish nose to tail with full respect--just ask Capt. Pete to make arrangements.
What about payment?
Please visit our Contact page to make a reservation, or call Capt. Pete at (504) 459-9960. The balance may be paid in cash, Venmo or credit card. A typical tip/gratuity for the day is $100 or more. We work very hard to put you on fish and we want you to catch fish as much as or more than you do. Gratuity is greatly appreciated and respected.
How many people can you take?
We can take 2 people (guide plus 2) on a skiff. Booking multiple skiffs/guides is possible, as is booking a bay boat to spin fish on that can accommodate 4-6. A friend/spouse is welcome to come along and enjoy the spectacular scenery and watch the birds if they are not fishing.
Do we fish bait?
No. We cast artificial flies and lures at fish we can see, a tactic called sight-fishing. It is very exciting and challenging that way, much more akin to hunting. If you’ve never had the sight-fishing experience, you’ve been missing out. There is no more rewarding way to fish.
What if I want to sight-fish with a spinning rod or bait caster?
No problem. We don’t discriminate.
What are the average size of fish we can expect to see?
Redfish (2-40lbs) are the primary target, but we also encounter black drum (5-60lbs), sheepshead (2-10lbs), alligator gar( 2-6 feet), jack crevalle (15-30lbs), blacktip sharks (20-100lbs) etc.
What's the best time to fish?
Louisiana is a year-round fishery. Each season and every day is different. With good conditions, amazing fishing is possible every month of the year! We fish year round.