New Orleans Fishing in May

by | May 15, 2017

New Orleans fishing in May is always good . With the weather stabilizing from the transition of spring to summer . The temps warm up, the bait stats to move in and the fish get a little predictable in their patterns . The weather has been beautiful with the temps not exceeding 85 degrees and the humidity is still low . which makes for great fishing.

The red fish have been our main target species but we have been catching a few speckle trout. It just depends on what the customer wants to fish for. The weather plays a big role into where and what I fish for as well. I’ve been fishing for red in the back waters with spinner baits and spoons. Fishing shrimp under a cork when the water is stained has been effective also.

The speckle trout have been in the bigger lakes and on the oyster reefs. They haven’t been a one spot shop . We’ve had to fish around from point to point and reef to reef . Catching a few at each spot but putting together a box full by the days end.

So far this year has been a good year for business and fishing. With the unseasonable warm winter we have been able to keep a steady stride with bookings and staying on top the fish as well.  With summer vacation coming soon for the kids I don’t see anything slowing down anytime soon .

I’m currently running 2-3 boats a day so that we can accommodate everyone . The captains that I use are hand picked professionals who will treat you and put you on fish as I would . As much as I’d like to be able to fish everyone who books I just cant. I can ensure you that you will have a great day on the water fishing with any captain that I trust to represent me . 


I’m booking trips daily so feel free to give me a call with any questions or to schedule your charter today.

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New Orleans Style Fishing Charters – Capt Jason Shilling
5057 Kenal Road
Suite 100
Lafitte, LA 70067
(504) 416-5896

I’m Captain Jason Shilling, owner and fishing guide of New Orleans Style Fishing Charters. I fish the bayous of Lafitte, Louisiana for red fish and speckle trout. 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. I’ve been fishing these waters my whole life and know how to show y’all the true meaning of southern hospitality, good times, and lots of action.