Full-Service Louisiana Fishing Charter & Fishing Tours

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Redfish Nation
5.0
Based on 27 reviews
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Jake Guilbeaux
Jake Guilbeaux
15:45 15 Mar 20
Words don't do justice to how great the fishing trip was we took with Redfish Nation from start to finish. Capt David is a top notch guide and a even better individual that always has a smile on his face. From the first contact I made with him he treated us like family, he helped me and my wife... with lodging reservations which was awesome stayed on the water and got pick up by boat to head out fishing. The fishing was awesome caught tons of fish even watched dolphins both days so close to the boat you could almost touch them. From the very beginning Capt David recommend that we let him make dinner reservations for us where the chef would use the fish we caught to prepare dinner for us. That was the best dinning experience I have ever had, highly recommend every one else take him up on his offer will not be disappointed. The trip was great, the people we met were great, and the Capt is 1st class, we will be back.read more
john betz
john betz
13:16 13 Jan 20
We are southern NJ. We went down to visit family and took a fishing trip. What a fantastic time. A absolute perfect trip, from beginning to end. He took us to several location, and we were always active with fish. Highly recommended scheduling a trip.
Britten De an
Britten De an
05:07 08 Jan 20
If your looking for a charter fishing trip this is the guy to use. It was a treat for the whole family. It was a child-friendly fishing charter. He was focused on the kids and introduced them to saltwater fishing. Captain David took his time to explain all the different types of fish, gear, and... interesting facts. The kids caught a bunch of fish while having quality family time. Our trip created memories that will last forever.read more
Daniel Ricca
Daniel Ricca
22:42 30 Dec 19
To anyone thinking about booking a trip with redfish nation. I highly recommend. 2 trips so far this year both successful. The captain is very knowledgeable of the inside waters and can put you into the speaks and reds within minutes of leaving the dock. Not to mention, David is just an all around... great guy and fun to be out on the water with him. BOOK IT. you won't regret. Thanks Davidread more
Bryan Martin
Bryan Martin
12:39 18 Oct 19
We booked a 3 day trip in late September with Capt David. We have fished here for a few years and were looking for a new Capt. David was able to put us on fish every day. We mainly want Redfish and Sheepshead and that is what we got! Capt David was great to work with and we look forward to seeing... him again.read more
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We're a full-service guided Louisiana fishing charter on a fully equipped vessel! Your adventure will be the pursuit of the many inshore species of Louisiana's coast - speckled trout, black drum, flounder, sheepshead, largemouth bass, redfish, and more. This is an all-inclusive adventure and will be guided by a fully insured Captain licensed by Louisiana and the US Coast Guard.

Our fishing charters include bait, fuel, ice, cold drinking water, and fishing equipment. Your memories will be captured on photo and video, so you can look back on your adventure with family and friends. At the end of your journey, your fish will be cleaned, packaged, and iced for your ride home.

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Frequently asked questions

Do we need a fishing license?

Resident and nonresident recreational fishermen age 16 or older must have a Basic Fishing License and Saltwater License. The entire coast of Louisiana is brackish waters, so you'll be catching freshwater and saltwater species side-by-side!

If you do not currently possess a valid Louisiana fishing license, you can purchase a Charter Passenger License for only $10. The license is valid to fish from a charter vessel with a licensed guide on board at all times, and this license is is valid up to 3 days. You must provide the charter guide’s license number when you purchase a Charter Passenger License. Contact us if you need assistance!

Licenses are also available at special rates for seniors, military, students, and people with disabilities.

Purchase a Louisiana fishing license here.

More Information can be found at the following link:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

What should we bring?

Items to protect yourself: sunscreen, insect repellent, hat or visor, polarized sunglasses, and weather appropriate clothing such as rain gear

Fishing license and identification

Food or snacks

Ice chests to transport your fish filets home

Can we bring an ice chest on the boat?

There is no need! An area with ice will be provided to keep your beverages and food chilled; and your catch will be kept separately on ice, too.

Can we bring alcohol?

Beer and low volume alcohol drinks are allowed during the chartered trip, but no glass containers please. Liquor is not allowed. The Captain reserves the right to terminate any fishing trip for safety reasons due to the consumption of any alcohol without a refund.

Is lodging provided?

Lodging is not provided in your guided trip, but accommodations can be made for you at one of the many options nearby. We can help you arrange lodging at cabins in the area, and you can be picked up by boat at your choice of lodging! Contact the Captain to coordinate your stay by the water to make your fishing trip that much more enjoyable for you.

What if there is bad weather?

Every effort is made to monitor the current and forecasted weather conditions before your day of fishing!

Your safety is the number one priority. Your Captain reserves the right to terminate the trip for everyone's safety in the event of inclement weather, or you may return to the boat dock to wait out a small storm. If canceled before leaving the boat dock in the morning due to weather, then every effort will be made to reschedule your trip at no additional costs. Trips that are terminated due to weather after leaving the boat launch will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Can we cancel and get a refund?

There is a minimum 7-day notice for client cancellations. You must notify the Captain more than 7 days in advance to reschedule or cancel your scheduled fishing trip. Please understand clients usually schedule weeks in advance, and it is difficult to find another client on short notice causing the business a loss of revenue. Thank you for understanding of this policy. Every effort will always be made to ensure your satisfaction within business capabilities.

Can we bring children?

Anyone under the age of 16 is not required to have a fishing license, and we highly encourage children to get outdoors and enjoy life! Children fish for free in Louisiana, so get them outside!

We are a proud sponsor and supporter of Wish To Fish Louisiana, and the main goal is get kids out on the water! If you have children, then let us know when you schedule your trip; and we'll plan a memorable day on the water!

What is included in a chartered fishing trip?

You will enjoy a full-service guided fishing trip. Every effort is made to give you an enjoyable experience to create memories to last a lifetime. Just show up and fish! You only need to bring snacks and items to protect you from the weather (sun, cold, or rain). Full service includes the following:

Fuel

Bait (Live/Dead/Artificial)

Bottled Water

Life Jackets

Rods, Reels, & Tackle

Ice to keep food & drinks cool

Fish Cleaning & Packaging

Can we keep our fish?

Yes. You keep what you catch within state laws and regulations. Your catch will also be cleaned and packaged for you to take home. Just season and cook your delicious fish at home! Ask your Captain for some great recipe ideas.

What type of boat are we using?

Captain David Alphonso will guide you around the marsh of coastal Louisiana with a fully equipped Key West Bay Reef, which is a bay boat with a center console:

  • Remote controlled trolling motor to silently approach fish.
  • Remote controlled shallow water anchor that reaches up to 12 feet, so there's no mess or fuss with a loud anchor and chain!
  • A large 12 inch display to clearly see for navigation, fish finder, and depth finder.
  • A 40-gallon live well to keep your live bait alive.
  • Hydraulic jack plate to raise the engine for shallow water operation.
  • Electronic trim tabs to help make your ride smooth just in case the water get choppy. (Typically smooth waters for inshore fishing!)
Is there a limit on the fish we catch?

Yes. Your Captain will keep you informed on the many species and regulations while you're on the water. In the meantime, you can visit the following website address to view the current size and possession limits: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Recreational Fishing.

What techniques are used to catch fish?

Light tackle that can handle your catches from speckled trout to bull reds. You will be using a spinning rod & reel combo, and they can be adjusted for left-hand or right-hand persons. You will also utilize different methods of fishing, such as jigging, popping cork, or cast and retrieve. Your Captain will accommodate you to the best method for the conditions, your favorite method, or the method that works best for you.

What are the accepted payment methods?

The following payment methods are available: PayPal, Venmo, Cash, and Credit Card. Electronic payments may have a processing fee. No paper checks, please. Thank you!

How many people can a chartered fishing trip accommodate?

The vessel can accommodate a group up to four (4) persons. Multiple Captains and vessels can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us for more information if you have a large group of co-workers, clients, or family! You can have your own personal fishing tournament!

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