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Captain Jason Shilling

New Orleans Fishing Charters with Captain Jason Shilling

I’m Capt Jason Shilling owner and fishing guide of this New Orleans Fishing Charter for red fish and speckle trout. I fish the back water marsh, lakes, bays, and bayous of Lafitte, Louisiana. Located just 40 mins south of New Orleans, Lafitte is home to some of the finest inshore fishing the New Orleans area has to offer. Catching the hard fighting red fish and the paper mouth speckle trout daily, as well as a variety of other species of fish such as black drum, flounder, and sheepshead. 

My New Orleans Fishing Charters are private charters for anglers of all skill levels of fishing. So if you’re an experienced angler or a family of first time fishermen, I will cater to everyone and have y’all reeling in fish in no time.

My New Orleans Fishing Charters begin at safe light from Joe’s Landing and run 5 hours. A $20 fishing license is required for anyone 18 years old or older. This license can be obtained easily in advance by phone or online.

As a local of the Lafitte and the New Orleans area, I know all the hot spots to take you to catch your share of fish in my 22 ft custom bay boat that’s powered by a 225hp Mercury Pro XS. This boat is equipped with all that is needed to accommodate up to 4 people plus the captain. Larger groups are welcome with advance notice. I have a network of professional captains available to take you on your New Orleans Fishing Charter if I’m already booked for the day.

These New Orleans Fishing Guides are United States Coast Guard licensed captains and locals of the Lafitte area. We have been fishing these waters our whole lives and know how to show y’all the true meaning of Fishing New Orleans Style with southern hospitality, good times, and lots of action. I will take you on a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget. We don’t just go fishing, we make memories.


1-2 people


All Inclusive – total cost, not per person

3 people


All Inclusive – total cost, not per person

4 people


All Inclusive – total cost, not per person

Charter Fees Include:

Boat & Captain

Including all gas and oil.

Fishing Equipment

Rod, Reel, Bait, and Tackle.

Cleaning & Packing of Fish

Your fish will be ready to cook and enjoy!

Carrie W
Carrie W
A Real Life Changing Experience This was a life changing event for us. We went to both weekends of Jazz Fest and in between rented a car and booked a fishing excursion with Captain Jason. It was super easy to get to. First, we rented the most wonderful house on a canal (cheap) from Captain Jason and his wife. It was spotless and perfect. It was just my husband and me, but this place can sleep i think 10. Captain Jason picked us up in the morning on his boat on our own dock attached to the rental house. Never have we ever had a more wonderful day. Captain Jason took us well into the bay and nearly to the gulf. It was a perfect weather day as well. My husband caught so many fish (like more than 30) and I caught the first one! We loved every minute of the fishing, the talking, the learning, the boating, the views, the pictures, and the new friendship. Jason is a true host and very proud of sharing his craft with his guests. I recommend this to everyone who visits New Orleans as a way to catch the most fish ever, and a way to learn about other real parts of Louisiana; and omg to see the most beautiful water views. I hope that we can do this again. Captain Jason, keep up the good work and if you and your family find yourself in Pennsylvania, we would be so happy to welcome you! Best and thanks for everything - Carrie and Jim Woods.
randy b
randy b
Awesome experience, lots of fish I took 3 of my sons fishing for speckled trout and we caught lots of fish, with action the whole time. Jason was an awesome captain and took great care of us. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone.
Stormy S
Stormy S
Awesome time on the swamp Went fishing with Captain Roy and had the best time. Had our limit of Redfish by 9AM along with a couple of Flounder. Captain Roy even caught a Stingray. Weather was perfect, not to hot or to cold. Got to see a gator and enjoyed it immensely. Captain Roy was fun and informative and we were extremely pleased with his professionalism and also his sense of humor, “here fishy, fishy.” LOL. Would and will recommend you guys to anyone. We will also be back.
Great captain Great experience Great fishing The experience was wonderful we fished with captain Roy very good fisherman we were limited out on red fish by 9 am I would recommend Jason to anyone tight lines from montana
Beth H
Beth H
Louisiana fishing at its best! We had a great day fishing with Captain Jimmy. This was planned last minute as my boys wanted to catch fish before our spring break trip was over - we didn't have any luck earlier in the week due to weather. Captain Jimmy delivered - boys caught a lot of fish - reds and black drum. When I called to book, Captain Jason was very helpful - not only with booking the boat but also transportation & even told the boys where to fish at City Park. Lafitte is a beautiful place to fish. Can't beat ending our trip with a dinner of freshly caught fish! Highly recommend booking a fishing trip!
Wonderful fishing trip!!! My husband’s bucket list included catching Bull Reds. Capt Jason delivered even if I caught more!! We had a great time and would recommend his services to anyone. We also rented their guest house for the stay. Wonderful!!!
Charles H
Charles H
Great trip Captain Michael was a great guide. He got us on fish right away and was great company while we fished
Cheryl Z
Cheryl Z
Great Lafitte fishing Our second time with Jason , we fish two days with him, so much fun , he put us on fish , beautiful places only seen by boat and he worked hard for us , nice fish . Can’t ask for a better guide who wants you to catch fish ( hopefully)🤣learned a lot .
Great fishing charter Had a great time with Capt. Jason for the 4th year in a row! We caught our limit of speckled trout and caught countless more we threw back. Can’t wait to fry these up! Every time we’ve been we have a great time and I’m already looking forward to next year
Allison E
Allison E
Amazing Fishing with Capt. Jason We had the best time on our guided fishing trip with Capt. Jason. He knew all the best spots to catch our limits on Trout, Reds and Black Drum. We appreciated his quick wit and funny personality as well as his knowledge and history of the areas we fished. We will definitely be booking another trip. Thanks again Capt. Jason.

Round-trip transportation from downtown available!

Lodging and fishing packages are available!

$150.00 per day deposit required to reserve the boat for the day.

A seven-day advanced cancellation notice is required for the return of your full deposit.

Fishing isn’t just for the experienced! If you’ve only fished a few times or if this is your first time, Capt. Jason Shilling can have you reeling in fish from the sportsman’s paradise in no time!

A visit to New Orleans isn’t complete until you’ve fished and enjoyed the scenery of South Louisiana’s marshland and the bayou of Lafitte.

Fully Insured

Captains are US Coast Guard Licensed.

LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Licensed

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