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Catch big fish in the Big Easy.

New Orleans is one of the most fun cities in the world. While the city itself is teeming with history and culture, the waters surrounding it are equally teeming with redfish, seatrout, and jack crevalle. Just minutes from downtown New Orleans, a guide can take you out to explore the bayous of Louisiana and the waters of the Gulf Coast. You can spend all day sight fishing for 20+ pound redfish in the unique ecosystem that is the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and then retire to one New Orlean's legendary seafood restaurants for crawfish, oysters, and poboys.

After a long day of fishing the bayou and a big seafood meal, you can relax in a one of New Orleans’ many jazz bars with a nice glass of bourbon, catch the famous Rebirth brass brand at the Maple Leaf Bar, or hit Bourbon Street with your buddies. With good fishing year round, this might be our number one recommendation for an urban angler.

Basic Info
  • 62° 45° Dec-Feb
  • 78° 60° Mar-May
  • 95° 71° Jun-Aug
  • 80° 63° Sep-Nov
Lousiana Bayou, Gulf Of Mexico
Fishing license info here: here

The Catch

Top fish species to target in New Orleans

Black Drum

A saltwater fish similar to the related Red Drum (or Redfish). Typically 5-30 lbs but can't be much larger.

Jack Crevalle

One of the biggest and more aggressive in the jack family, these predatory fish have yellow fins and silver bodies.


Reddish color along the back and white on the belly, Redfish are known for the distinct eyespot on their tail.

Sea Trout

Plentiful and good eating in the saltwater marshes of the South. Known for their spots, the sea trout is often called a speckled or spotted trout.


Gray or greenish above and light on the underside, usually with an overall reddish hue that can range from coppery to bright brick red.

More New Orleans Outfitters

Fishing with Salty Dog Charters in New Orleans

Salty Dog Charters

New Orleans, LA

Salty Dog Charters offers some of the best speckled trout and redfish action in all of Louisiana! It is just a bonus that we are located within 30 miles of the French Quarter and all the fun of New Orleans. We fish the marsh, bays, and islands located in the north east section of the Mississippi delta. We are harbored in Shell Beach Louisiana which gives us front door access to Lake Borgne, Biloxi Marsh, Breton Sound, MRGO, and many other top notch fishing locations. Whether you are after an ice chest full of tasty speckled trout, or the trophy line peeling redfish Salty Dog Charters will do everything we can to put you on the trip of a lifetime. This charter is run by Captain Markham Dickson. A full time charter captain, Captain Dickson is fully licensed and insured. It is his passion to ensure you catch fish and have fun. Your day on the water is your day. We do everything we can to put our clients on quality redfish and speckled trout fishing. A usual day begins dark and early at the dock making preparations and hitting the water before dawn. We run out to the sacred fishing grounds and watch the sun rise over the water before arriving at a location determined to be our best bet for action. This prediction is based on the recent trips and that is where being with a full time guide comes in handy. Before you get in the boat your captain has already been working for you in the past days chasing redfish and speckled trout all around the marsh, bays, and sound to find the best action for you. This is your day, and you catch the fish. Your captain will advise you on how and where to cast, how to fight a big fish ect... But we like nothing more then to see you cast, hook, and land your fish.

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