Whiskey Bayou Charters is a fishing charter service located in Delacroix, L.A. We target redfish and speckled trout.
USCG Licensed Captain
Meet Captain Joe Ezell and welcome to Whiskey Bayou Charters. Rest assured that you are fishing with a professional that is focused solely on you and your party having the trip of a lifetime while aboard our vessel. Fishing is our passion and sharing that passion with our clients is our number one priority.
Louisiana is considered by many (we certainly think so) to be the fishing capital of the world. The sheer numbers of fish, the variety of fish species, and the vast size of the estuary equate to more catching for our clients and more memories made on your trip with Whiskey Bayou Charters.
Tournament Grade Equipment
You will fish from a Majek 25+ Xtreme bay boat powered by a Yamaha F300 4 stroke outboard. Our attention to detail and efforts to make your trip an unparalleled success do not stop with the vessel. You will use tournament grade equipment, from the Cajun Custom Rods and Penn Conflict II reel, down to the Spiderwire braided line and custom corks I personally make to further ensure you have a quality experience while fishing with us.
Our customers keep coming back because they had the best fishing experience with us. Making Memories, One trip at a time!
“Cap Joe put us on the reds w/ first cast and tight lines! Great guy, very fun and knows his $*!^!!! Had a great day from the moment we stepped on the boat. Will fish with him again and highly recommend him!”
“Capt Ezell was the greatest – very courteous, knowledgeable and professional! I was physically spent after fighting this 42” bull red and his calm instructions and encouragement gave me the second wind needed to land him!! Trip of a lifetime! Will definitely fish with Capt. Joe again and highly recommend him.”
“Capt Joe made our fishing trip a success. He had us on fish all morning. We limited out on reds by 9 am and targeted another species. I would highly recommend booking with captain Joe. You will not be disappointed.”
Frequently asked questions
If it is not a severe downpour with lightning, the captain may fish (some of our best catches come in inclement weather). However, if I see that the weather is dangerous (lightning, strong winds) or we are not able to fish, we will gladly reschedule or refund your deposit. The guide will make the call…
We fish off of a 2017 Majek 25+Xtreme bay boat powered by a Yamaha F300 4 stroke engine. We always maintain all of our gear in top shape to ensure you have a quality trip.
In order to be prepared for all weather, it is suggested that you bring clothing appropriate for the forecasted weather during your trip. Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses (a spare if you have it), hat (a spare), rain gear, snacks and drinks/water, any medication you may require before we get back to the dock.
A typical trip lasts from first safe light until we limit, you are tired of catching or, we have been on the water 6-7 hours. We strive to make sure you have a fulfilling trip, but we have to call it around the 7-hour mark.
The following are provided as part of your excursion: rods and reels (spinning) for use on the charter, live and/or artificial baits, all fish cleaned and bagged.
We use Penn reels and Cajun Rods for all of our charters – 300 series Penn Conflict, Clash, or Battle II reels and Cajun Rods Savannah series SAV-844-1S or SAV-843-1S 7′ Spinning rods. We fish braided line on all of our gear, opting for SpiderWire Invisibraid or Ultimate braid in 20lb Test. You will ALWAYS…