Bayou Country Charters is a New Orleans Fishing Guide Service that Specializes in catching Redfish & Speckled Trout.

Captain Joel Barras' professional fishing guide service delivers an unforgettable New Orleans charter fishing experience. We’re located in Lafitte, Louisiana just 40 minutes from the New Orleans French Quarter. This means you can be on New Orleans Redfish & Speckled Trout within minutes. We always have a bay boat on hand that will seat 1-5 people and a professional fishing guide that will get you hooked up with fish. Additional boats are available at all times for larger groups. All captains are US Coast Guard licensed, insured and trained in first aid.

Daily Rates – Rates are Per Boat Not Per Person

  • 1 – 2 Persons $450.00 Total Fishing Trip
  • 3 Persons $500.00 Total Fishing Trip
  • 4 Persons $550.00 Total Fishing Trip

Call 504-881-6016 or Book your trip online!

For safety reasons, most of our captains only fish 4 anglers per boat. We have 2 boats that can fish up to 5 Persons. If you have a group of 6 or more people we can accommodate you by using more than one boat. We operate multiple boats each day.

We offer morning and afternoon chartered fishing trips. Our morning trips normally depart at safe-light and return by 1–2:00 pm. Our afternoon fishing trips depart 1:30–2:00 pm and return before dark. Times can be modified to meet your schedule. guided fishing trips are normally 6.5–8 hours.

What's included in your charter fishing trip:

  • 21-25 foot Bay Fishing Boat
  • Fuel, Oil
  • Rods and reels
  • Fishing Bait
  • Ice
  • Bottled Water
  • Fish cleaned and bagged at no additional charge

Live bait is available for an additional charge.

3-Day Charter License

Unless you are exempt or hold a Louisiana Saltwater License you will need a 3-day fishing charter license which can be obtained here:

Buy 3-Day Charter License

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because we catch fish.

Bayou Country Charters charter captains are very confident that you will catch fish, South Louisiana has some of the best fishing in the country for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheephead and Black Drum. It’s our job to put you on fish and that’s what we’re experts at.


Deposit amount is $150.00 per boat.

Our chartered fishing trip rates include :

  • Fishing rods, reels, and tackle (bait)
  • Ice
  • Fuel
  • Your CATCH cleaned and bagged.

Lodging and transportation are available with with our Fishing Vacation Packages – contact us for prices! We can also make arrangements to have your CATCH shipped home to you.

Tips are not required but are always appreciated.

Seasonal Fishing Conditions in Lafitte Louisiana

Spring months are normally a little windy so expect to fish inside the marshes on those days

Summer normally allows for a few more trips into open water to fish structures 

Fall is a lot like spring with fronts moving thru the area look to fish more inside the marsh also fishing are starting to move into there winter areas 

Winter fish normally look for deeper holes on the colder days and the marsh on warmer ones

Payment & Cancellation Info

Full payment of charter is due upon completion of your fishing trip.

If you cancel your fishing trip you must contact us, in writing, a minimum of 10 days prior to your scheduled trip to receive a credit.

All fishing trips are subject to cancellation by the CAPTAIN due to severe weather conditions. If a trip is cancelled by your captain it will be rescheduled. All cancellations take place prior to leaving the dock.


6 months ago

6 months ago

This little fellow come hung out by the boat while we were fishing

6 months ago

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Some pictures from this weeks fishing

7 months ago

Another windy day but managed to catch

7 months ago

Nice little afternoon trip

7 months ago

Photos from Bayou Country Charters, LLC.’s post

A few photos from last weeks fishing

8 months ago

Another windy April day we had to work for the reds but gotem

8 months ago

Photos from Bayou Country Charters, LLC.’s post

A few pictures from last weeks trips

8 months ago

Despite some windy conditions the DC crew managed to put some fish in the box

8 months ago

Tough day with Johnson’s but managed to squeeze out a limit

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  • Justin HEld
    Justin HEld
    17:03 30 Jul 17
    This was such a fun experience! Joel was so funny and fantastic to fish with and was a great guide. We limited out within 2 hours and Joel was nice enough for us to continue to fish for other fish for another 5 hours. Amazing venture for an amazing price. Whether you are from Louisiana or else where Bayou Country Chart is the place to go!
    Mike Abbruzzese
    Mike Abbruzzese
    13:40 17 May 17
    Joel from Bayou Country Charters was super helpful. I contacted him only a few weeks before I was headed to New Orleans and he was already booked. He made several calls to reputable charters and connected me with 3 guys who were very professional and helped us catch lots of fish. We had a great day and caught a bunch of keepers - red fish, speckled trout and sheeps head, which we had cooked locally creole style. Joel followed up with me to make sure everything was going as planned. I would highly recommend Bayou Country Charters. Top Notch!
    Dylan Docker
    Dylan Docker
    16:20 07 Aug 17
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! My dad and I (from Colorado) had never fished the bayou, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Captain Joel was great and the fishing was even better!
    Eric Lee
    Eric Lee
    00:23 30 Apr 17
    Had a great time with the boys and Captain Joel today! Although the wind was tough he put us on redfish for a limit and picked up a couple catfish, drum and a sheep head. We really appreciate Captain Joel's efforts in tough condition and his jokes. We will be going back for another trip for sure! We highly recommend his charter service.
    Michael Leverrier
    Michael Leverrier
    19:47 20 May 17
    Great time, second trip I've been on with Joel and he takes great care of us every time.
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