You can spend the time, money, and energy required to learn how, when, and where to catch fish in Louisiana, or you could hire a fishing charter. The captains of these fishing charters have years of experience and will take you on a fishing trip of a lifetime. But how do you know which to choose?

Don’t always look for the cheapest charter. As the old adage goes, you usually get what you pay for. Experienced captains are worth the little bit of extra money you pay for them. Choose your charter by choosing the captain, not necessarily the boat. Make sure the captain has experience in the area you are looking to fish.

Ask about the tackle they use and the technique. Some boats troll, others cast light tackle, and some do both. Make sure you understand what you’re getting into and choose the one that you prefer. Don’t like deep sea fishing? Choose a charter that stays near shore or in the marsh.

If you are new to fishing and aren’t sure what you like, first try a half day charter. You’ll likely love it and can’t wait to schedule a full day charter soon.

Learn more about Salty South’s Louisiana Fishing Charters, and Captain Lacour.