Is it OK if I ask a lot of questions?
Please do, I am very passionate about what I do, and I truly enjoy sharing what I know about the species we chase and the marsh we chase them in. Ask all the questions you want, and I will do my best to answer them.
I am not a very good fisherman, is that a problem?
Absolutely not!! I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction from helping people learn how to catch fish… In short, that is the part of the job I enjoy the most. I welcome folks that don’t fish much!!!
I want to catch [fill in the BLANK] species, can you guarantee that?
A very wise guide told me one time, “never guide the guide.” It is more important to me than it is to you that you catch a lot of fish and have a great day. I build my business of off repeat bookings, and that is difficult to do if you don’t have a successful trip. That being said, I will always target the species that we have the best chance of catching, based on the specific conditions we are presented with the day of your charter. I can guarantee effort. I cannot guarantee limits… that is why it is called fishing and not catching.
What fishing license is required & where/how to get it?
You will need a 3-day charter license. You can get it by phone 1-888 765-2602 or online at Louisiana Department of Wildlife And Fisheries.
What type of tackle will we use?
We use Diawa reels and rods for all of our charters – 3000 series BackBay reels and Tatula XT Spinning rods. We fish braided line on all of our gear, opting for Seaguar TACTX braided line in 20lb Test. You will ALWAYS fish with top-notch gear with no exceptions. I never want equipment failure to cause a client to have a bad trip.
What is provided with the trip?
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.
How long is a trip?
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.
What should I bring?
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.
What type of boat will we be on?
We fish off of a 2022 Majek 25+Xtreme bay boat powered by a Mercury Pro XS 300 4 stroke engine. We always maintain all of our gear in top shape to ensure you have a quality trip.
What if it rains?
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 on the weather.
What are some great places to eat?
6129 E.Saint Bernard Hwy.
Violet, LA 70092
3201 E Judge Perez Dr.
Where should I stay in the area?
New Delacroix Fishing Adventures
1521 Delacroix Highway
Saint Bernard, LA
Rates $225.00 per night plus $50.00 cleaning fee on week days
$250.00 per night plus $50.00 cleaning fee on weekends.
3 bedroom/ 1 bath, Kitchen, washer/dryer, Sleeps 11
4 miles from my dock
THE DELACROIX LODGE
$150.00 per night/ One room cabin, 2 bunk beds sleeps 4
BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL
Rooms average $110.00 per night depending upon the season.
20 miles from my dock.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Rooms starting at $115.00 depending upon the season
21 miles from my dock.
Whiskey Bayou RV Park
630 florissant hwy
$40 per night
Bayou Slam Hopedale Camp
4909 Hopedale Hwy
$285 per night
3 bed 2 bath
6205 Delacroix Hwy
Robins nest Lodge
5605 Hopedale Hwy
3 bed 2 bath
About Captain Joe
Learn the story behind the captain and the beginning of Whiskey Bayou Charters.
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