Fishing Charter FAQs
Q: How long are the charters?
A: 5 hours
Q: Is alcohol allowed?
A: Yes, alcohol is allowed but not provided. Preferably, no glass bottles.
Q: Are tips included in the charter cost?
A: Tips aren’t included in the charter cost. Tips are accepted and appreciated but not expected.
Q: What should I bring on my trip?
A: Dress accordingly for the weather and don’t forget your fishing license, sunglasses, sun block, and any food, snacks or beverages you may want. You’ll also want a cooler to transport your fish after we filet them if you decide to keep fish from your trip.
Q: Do we have to keep the fish we catch?
A: It is your choice to keep fish or release them.
Q: What is included in the cost of the charter?
A: All the rod and reels, bait, tackle, ice, fuel, and bottled water needed for a 5-hour trip. We also clean your catch.
Q: What happens if the weather is too bad to go the day of our scheduled trip?
A: Depending on what the situation is, we may hold back and wait for the weather to pass and fish later in the day. We may also choose to reschedule if we have openings and you’re available. If we can’t fish due to inclement weather, no deposit will be charged.
Q: What time does the charter start?
A: Typically, we start just before sunrise. If you want to start later and get a little more coffee in you before fishing, we usually can accommodate your schedule. In the hottest months, July and August, we try and get on the water as early as possible.
Q: Do you offer evening trips?
A: Evening trips are sometimes available depending on scheduling.
Q: Do you guarantee we catch fish?
A: I don’t guarantee anything except that we’ll give 100% of our efforts to make your fishing trip the best that it can be for all situations presented for the day.
Q: What is the most people you can take out on a charter?
A: We can take a maximum of 4 customers per boat. If there’s more than 4 customers, we can arrange for multiple boats. We run 3-4 boats a day most days.
Q: Will there be other fisherman on my charter?
A: My charters are private charters so the only people on the boat will be the captain, you, and your guest(s).
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept CASH, credit/Debit cards, Venmo, Cash App and PayPal.
Q: Do you have an age requirement?
A: Anyone 4 yrs. old or older are welcome.
Transportation & Location
Q: How far are you from Bourbon Street?
A: Around 20 miles, which is about a 45 min drive.
Q: What is the best way to get to your location if I don’t have transportation?
A: I have a transportation company that we’ve worked closely with for 12 years who gives my customers a great rate for round trip transportation. Give Tony at Gone Fishing Transportation a call at (504) 913-4638 and tell him Captain Jason sent you.
Q: Can I get a Lyft/Uber to you?
A: You can but the problem is trying to get one for your return ride back to New Orleans. If you open your Uber/Lyft app at our location, you will be out of range for any potential rides.
Q: Do you have lodging nearby?
A: We do have a fully furnished house that sleeps up to eight people that we rent nightly for lodging. You can see pictures and descriptions on our lodging page.
Q: Where do we fish at? Offshore? Inland?
A: We fish the back water marsh, lakes, bays and bayous in and around the Lafitte, Barataria estuary. In most cases, we’re fishing in less than 5’ of water.
Q: What type of fish can we expect to catch?
A: Usually our main targeted species are red fish, speckle trout, sheepshead, and black drum.
Q: What are the limits on the fish we’re catching?
A: Currently the limits on our fish are Red fish 5 per person 16”-27”, Speckle trout 25 per person 12” min, Black drum is the same as red fish.
Q: What kind of gear will we be using?
A: I fish with a 7’ medium action spin casting rod and 2500 Penn reels which are universal for right and left-handed fisherman. I also have bait casters upon request.
Q: Do you fish with live bait?
A: We don’t. We do fish with popping corks, market shrimp, soft plastics, spoons, and spinner baits.
Q: Can you pack and ship fish home for us?
A: I do have a shipping company who will pack and ship fish anywhere in the U.S. We will clean your fish for you and pack them in zip locks for you to bring to the shipping company.
Q: How much does it cost to ship fish home?
A: Shipping cost is determined by weight and distance. Any questions about pricing can be directed to Louisiana Dry Ice & Shipping Co., (504)333-0286.
Q: When is the best time to come fishing?
A: In my opinion April, May, June, July, and October are our best months. November, December, January, February and March can also be very productive depending on weather. August and September are productive also but are our hottest months of the year.
Q: What is the easiest way to book a charter?
A: Call Capt. Jason Shilling @ (504) 416-5896 during business hours or use our contact form.