Where are we going fishing? It depends on the wind and tides but usually 35 minutes southeast of New Orleans in the Biloxi Marsh. Beautiful, bountiful and big. Many days go by where we see no other people out there. We also fish out of Buras, Lafitte and Venice depending on where you'd like to stay.
Do you have lodging options? Absolutely. We partner with a few of the best lodges in the region. Package deals are available. We can accommodate 12 fly anglers and 20+ conventional anglers.
What if I am a beginner at fly fishing? As an FFF Casting Instructor, Capt. Peter is very patient and understanding with the different skill levels that people bring aboard the boat. He is also more than happy to spin cast and always keeps spin and bait casting tackle on board. If spin or bait casting is your game, bring it on!
Do you fish bait? No. We cast artificial flies and lures at fish we can see: sight-fishing. It is very exciting and challenging that way, much more akin to hunting. If you've never had the sight-fishing experience, you've been missing out. There is no more rewarding way to fish.
What if I want to sight-fish with a spinning rod or bait caster? No problem. We don't discriminate.
What do I need to bring? Appropriate clothing for the weather- bring clothes in which you will be comfortable in on the water- depending on the time of year it can be hot or chilly. A good pair of polarized sunglasses are a must! A hat to keep the sun off your face is also mandatory. Rain gear just in case. Non-marking soled shoes (boat shoes) are very appreciated.
What kind of boat do you run? Capt. Peter is the proud owner of a Beavertail BT3- the 2015 name for the Vengeance.
What about tackle? As far as tackle, Capt. Peter is on the St Croix Pro Staff and has plenty of fly fishing and spin fishing tackle, but you are of course welcome to bring your own. 8-10wt fly rods with floating line and medium to medium heavy spinning/casting rods are what we fish. There are a pile of flies on board, but of course you are welcome to fish yours.
What about a fishing license? Yes you need to purchase a fishing license. You may do it online: https://www.la.wildlifelicense.com/start.php Purchase the Charter Passenger License and bring a printout or save it on your phone. You may also call 1-888-765-2602 and buy the Charter Passenger Code 79 license. Make sure you bring the authorization code with you.
What about food and drinks? Water is provided. We stop to purchase a local breakfast and lunch on the way to the launch site. You are welcome to bring whatever food you wish.
Can we keep the fish? We generally practice catch and release, but if you'd like to keep some for dinner, or take it home with you, you are welcome to do so. There are fantastic chefs in New Orleans that will cook them up for you at their restaurant, just ask Captain Peter to make arrangements.