Why Charter?

Have you found yourself asking, “What is charter fishing?” and wondering if a charter trip is right for you?

The truth is, there simply is no better way to enjoy Louisiana's vast fishing opportunities than with a licensed, professional Louisiana charter fishing captain. Our captains are the best in the world at creating an outdoor adventure you will never forget. 

Local Experienced Guides

Many of our guides have grown up in the areas that they explore with their customers. A lifetime of experience allows them to keep their customers on the fish.

Licensed & Insured

Every guide you find listed on this website is verified to be legally licensed to offer charter fishing trips in the state of Louisiana. We have also taken the additional step to ensure that every captain you'll find listed here posessess commercial liability insurance.

Equipment & Techniques

While providing all of the equipment for a wonderful day of fishing, our captains also understand the importance of being flexible and adaptable to changes in conditions or the needs of their clients.

Stress Free

Nothing could be easier. Just show up, step in the boat and leave the rest to us!


Louisiana fishing charters are the perfect way to experience Sportsman’s Paradise, regardless of skills or equipment. Once you book a fishing charter with one of our experienced charter fishing captains, all you have to do is sit back and wait to start casting lines. Our captains will provide you with everything from equipment to bait, tackle, food and drinks for your trip. 


If you’ve never done much fishing, there’s no shame in being new to the sport. If you’re looking to get started as a new angler, an inshore fishing trip led by an experienced fishing guide is a great way to get your feet wet. 

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How Does Charter Fishing Work?

Are you looking for a more traditional rod & reel experience? Or maybe more specialized fishing styles, like fly fishing, deep dropping or sight casting? Are you wanting to stay inshore for freshwater or saltwater fishing, or venture offshore?

No matter what type of fishing experience you’re looking for, our captains have got you covered. Visit our captain’s page and use the filters at the top to narrow your search until you find the perfect captain for your ideal trip.

Once you find your perfect match, it’s time to reach out. It’s as easy as calling or emailing your captain through their profile. Let them know how many people are attending, what timeframe you’re thinking about, as well as your skill ranges and any special requirements to make your trip perfect. You can also inquire with your captain about lodging at this time. 

Your captain will work with you to set up the ideal trip for you and your group. 

Most charters include everything you need, including bait, tackle, and food and drinks for the day, but check with the captain to make sure. Your captain will also advise you on other things to bring, like a jacket or sunscreen. Still unsure of what to expect? Take a look at our guides to attending your first charter fishing trip:

On the day of your trip, you’ll meet with your captain at the previously agreed upon time and location. Most days start at dawn, although captains can recommend departure times that fit your exact need. While the day is all about catching fish, even the ride to the fishing spots can be amazing. Louisiana has so many beautiful settings and scenes that you may see everything from bald eagles to diving gulls to bottlenose dolphins leaping out of the water – you just never know!

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Once you arrive at your destination, you can rely on your captain to hand you a rod, already rigged for fishing, with directions on the best spots to cast to and the techniques that are producing fish. And when the fish bite, just get it to the boat and your captain will be ready to land it and take it off the hook. What could be better?

When the day is done, find yourself a shady place to relax while your captain cleans and packs the day's catch for you to enjoy. Now that's fishing!

Get Started Today

Now that you have an answer to your question, “what is charter fishing?”, it’s time to get started. At Louisiana Charter Fishing, we have over 300 experienced charter fishing captains who are ready to provide you with a memorable experience. Explore all of your options on our charter fishing captains page, and we’ll see you on the water!