My wife and I stayed at Saltgrass for two days during a road trip along the entire Gulf Coast.
We love inshore fishing so we included a day of light tackle fishing in the back water area.
The lodge is actually a beautifully finished home built alongside the Mississippi levee with spectacular views of the river and passing boat traffic.
There is a full time manager and two of the owners were on site during our stay, Capt. Raymond and his brother Chris. The Schmitt brothers made us feel at home. Nothing was left to chance—every meal was excellent; good wine, plenty of beer and soft drinks. There was always something cooking in the crockpot--, jambalaya or red beans and rice. Given that the weather had turned bitter cold, this was a nice touch.
The rooms were quite comfortable and up to date ensuite baths were first class. The lodge can sleep up to 16, but there were only 3 additional guests the first night and we had the lodge to ourselves the second.
We met our fishing guide Capt. Todd at the local marina, not two minutes from the lodge. We were sent out with a pre-made bag lunch and drinks for the day of fishing. We had a short ride across the river and into the back water area. Todd is incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and fish in the area and helped us get into how to fish for Redfish. Even though it was windy and cold, we had plenty of fishing action and kept a few 9 pounders for dinner. A great day of Louisiana fishing for the two of us
Back at the lodge, there is a very nice swimming pool area and huge decks off the bedrooms to enjoy the scenery. Even trap shooting if you are so inclined
My wife has already insisted that we come back again when the weather warms up. As an avid sportsman who is used to staying in some fairly spartan motels this was something on the opposite end of the spectrum. You will enjoy the lodge and learn why people love the low country of Louisiana.
You won’t be sorry!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saltgrass Outdoors Fishing and Hunting Lodge is an all-inclusive resort 60 miles south of New Orleans. Venice, Louisiana is in our back yard. Situated along the Mississippi River, and we offer fishing and hunting packages. The minimum price includes three gourmet meals a day. Cool off and have a beverage on our pool deck and relax in our cabanas. Ideal for team-building trips for businesses and corporate clients. ... more less