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Address: 4915 Joan Marie Dr, Barataria, LA 70036-4735
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+1 504-452-1413
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

New Orleans Fishing and Charter Guide Service specializing in redfish,...

New Orleans Fishing and Charter Guide Service specializing in redfish, speckled trout, and bass. Join Capt. E.J. Plaisance and his professional fishing guides on a fishing trip you won't forget. Located just 35 minutes from the New Orleans French Quarter in Lafitte, LA. While on your fishing trip, you will enjoy seeing alligators, bald eagles, blue and white herons, pelicans, ducks, nutria, and raccoons while having a great time catching your share of fish in our beautiful Louisiana marsh. Whether you are on vacation, in town for a convention, Sugar Bowl, Saints, Hornets, or Casinos, fishing New Orleans Style needs to be added to your agenda. Capt. E.J. has been fishing the bayous, marshes and swamps of Barataria for over 30 years. The Barataria Estuary begins roughly 20 miles south from the New Orleans French Quarter. Our guides are knowledgeable, friendly, USCG licensed, and trained in first aid. Our bay boats are in top condition and equipped with VHF radios and cellular phones, and navigational devices.

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Great Day of Fishing

My two sons and I spent yesterday with Captain Dave and had an incredible day. He put us on the Reds and Specks. Thanks Captain Dave!

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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two sons and I spent yesterday with Captain Dave and had an incredible day. He put us on the Reds and Specks. Thanks Captain Dave!

Thank Gojags85
Seymour, Connecticut
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure to go out with EJ. His knowledge and love of the outdoorss is evident. He educated us on the fish, local history, wildlife and so many other topics associated with the area. We got into approx 25-30 fish. All speckled trout and Reds. Also had the pleasure to get into a Bull Red... More 

1 Thank Brian S
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

My father, sister and I planned the fishing trip as part of NOLA visit. Captain Dave was very enjoyable company and was an excellent fisherman. (The 'fish whisperer'). It was a great day out and I highly recommend to anyone visiting New Orleans. Having the fresh fish fried and sautéed at Jan's Restaurant just down the road from marina was... More 

Thank Heather R
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Awesome day! Great weather, great fishing and would do this again in a heartbeat! Set up transportation from New Orleans and took us to a restaurant to have our catch cooked. Could not ask for more!

Thank Linda O
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Spent a day on the water with my daughter and Capt. Randy. One of the most memorable days of our life. The fishing was great! The Captain was awesome. Made a couple of amateurs feel like we knew what we were doing. My daughter asked when we could go again all the way home! Thanks Again for everything

Thank gbrody67
New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Capt E.J. put us on the fish big time! We had one morning to fish and he delivered. E.J. has the knowledge and equipment to provide you an excellent fishing trip and overall experience. It was amazing to watch him expertly put us on the fish while other boats around us just watched as we caught fish and they didn't.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a charter set up for today with Captain Nick. When we got there a storm was coming in that was too bad to go out and. I really wanted to go see if this was my last opportunity to fish today before leaving New Orleans. Captain it was very concerned about the children though. I like that he... More 

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We fished with Captain Dave. He met us promptly at 5:45 AM. He had everything ready and we hopped in the boat and headed out. He would know pretty quickly if the fish were biting in an area and, if not, we would move somewhere else. He was very patient and took his time in explaining how to do various... More 

1 Thank Melissa61166
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We are avid fisherman and have travelled many places to fish. Happened to be in Mew Orleans on business and called EJ to take us out for a morning. He recommended Tony for transportation, who is also terrific. EJ's equipment was top notch, boat beautiful. He was prompt picking us up and prompt delivering us back for a meeting. He... More 

Thank dcobyrne
Gretna, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2015

I fish with E.J Plaisance owner of Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters 2-3 times a year. I take friends, family and business associates on these well guided trips. E.J. is a great guide and fine southern gentleman. He has quality equipment including boat, motor, rods and electronics. He has put us on the fish every year since 2000. He makes everyone... More 

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