Before We Meet

What should I bring?

We recommend that you bring:

 

  • Your valid Louisiana Saltwater fishing license
  • A small Ice chest to transport your fish home
  • Your own rods
  • Snacks or a lunch
  • A hat
  • Polarized sunglasses with amber lenses
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes that can get wet

*Breakfast before we meet is highly recommended, as well as any drinks other than water or sports drinks.

Is weather a factor?

Weather plays a major factor in the kayaking experience. We monitor weather very closely and will not jeopardize the safety of anyone booking a trip with us. Inshore fishing isn’t much of a concern with factors such as wind or current, because there are alternate places to fish.

How are cancellations handled?

Cancellation Policy – All monies paid in advance for a reservation will be returned to you should you cancel your trip 14 days prior to the start of your scheduled trip. A gift certificate (good for 6 months) will be issued for cancellations made within 14 days of a scheduled trip. “No shows” forfeit all monies.

Bad Weather Policy – Unless you hear otherwise from us, your guide will be at the launch location at your reserved time. Each guide has access to up to the minute weather radar and watches the weather carefully.  Should threatening weather (lightning, high waves, high winds, etc.) force us to cancel the trip (decision made by your guide), every attempt will be made to give you priority when rescheduling. If you cannot reschedule, your deposit is good for a 6 months. After such time, the deposit is forfeited. Please allow up to 72 hours for refunds to be issued.

 

Regulations

Do I need a fishing license?

Children 15 years of age and younger do not need a license to fish in Louisiana.

 

A Louisiana saltwater fishing license (both basic fishing and saltwater fishing) is required for all adults , unless you are a resident of Louisiana born after June 1, 1940.

Which license do I need and where do I get it?

You will need either a resident or non-resident Louisiana saltwater fishing license. This license must have both, basic fishing and saltwater fishing, endorsements.

 

  • Residents without a current fishing license will need to purchase a saltwater fishing license. The basic fishing option will be added to this license for a total of $22.50.
  • Non-Residents can purchase a one day saltwater trip license for $22.50 or a basic fishing season license for $60.00 if booking more than three days within a calendar year starting July 1st.
  • Active military personnel (resident or non resident) can purchase a season license for $15.
  • Non-resident student fishing licenses (non-resident attending a Louisiana campus) are also available for $15.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has made online purchasing easy by visiting LDWF.
You can also purchase a fishing license over the telephone by calling (888)765-2602, or by visiting the fishing department of any Walmart throughout the state.

How many fish can we keep?

Louisiana fishing regulations allow the following fish per angler, per day:

 

  • 5 redfish, with 1 being 27″ or larger
  • 25 speckled trout – 12″ minimum; 15 speckled trout in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, with only two being 25″ or larger.
  • 10 flounder, no minimum length

 

On The Water

What’s provided?

Here’s what we supply:

 

  • Fully rigged fishing kayaks & gear
  • Fishing rods&reels Available upon request (no charge)
  • Artificial lures
  • Fish storage & ice
  • Life vest
  • Fish cleaning (upon request)

What are we going to do with the fish we catch?

It is the decision of each angler to keep or release any legal size fish that are caught.
If you decide to keep fish your legal catch will be placed on ice until the end of your trip, at that time your catch will be cleaned for you at no additional charge.

 

What species will we catch?

Redfish, speckled trout, and flounder are the three primary fish that we target but, because of the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, there’s really no telling what you may have on the end of your line!

 

After The Trip

What do we do if we would like to schedule another trip?

Our calendar fills up fast because many of our clients are repeat customers. If you have a tiny chance of wanting to book another trip at the end of your trip please let us know before we part ways. Clients who book within 7 days post trip will receive a discount for their next trip.

How much should we tip our guide?

Tipping is customary, the rate throughout the industry is typically 15-20%, but of course it’s your decision. Never feel obligated to hand over a tip, but if you feel your guide worked hard to make your trip a successful trip and you enjoyed your time on the water, there’s no greater compliment.

 

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