New Orleans fishing Charters

Charter fishing trips

Inshore Charter

If you are looking for an exciting New Orleans fishing Charter, look no further. Ellender Charters has exactly what you are looking for. 

A typical fishing charter starts off leaving the dock anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour before sunrise. The boat ride can range from twenty minutes to over an hour; this depends on the time of year and what type of fish we are targeting. The charter will usually last up to eight hours, but it can be more or less depending on the situation.

 For example, let’s say fishing is tough in the morning and we only have around twenty or thirty fish in the ice chest. All of the sudden, thirty minutes prior to heading back in, we find a great bite and are catching them one after another; we will be happy to extend the fishing trip at no extra cost. On the other hand, if the bite is great in the morning and we finish our limit early, some customers like to head back in to beat the heat.

No matter what your preference, Ellender Charters has the type of fishing guide New Orleans has been waiting for.

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Offshore Charter

Are you looking for the perfect New Orleans offshore fishing charter? Look no farther than Ellender Charters. We offer the absolute best in Offshore fishing trips.

An offshore trip can last anywhere from 8 to 12 hours or more. The time of year usually dictates what we can fish for. For example, red snapper season is a fairly short season in the summer months, which usually opens June 1st of each year and closes when the government decides the quota has been reached for that year. (The key to ensure you can book a charter for red snapper is to book early!) But even if the red snapper season is closed, there are plenty of other species to catch in the Gulf of Mexico.

We generally leave the dock a half an hour before sunrise and come back to the dock roughly 8-12 hours later. We also offer overnight tuna trips. These trips are 24 hours. We depart at noon and return the following day at noon. Depending on the species, we will either bottom fish, troll, or chunk for our catch. We provide the rod n reels and tackle. We also have bean bags to lounge on the ride.

We offer the best offshore fishing charters New Orleans has to offer

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What Do I Need To Bring?

You are encouraged to bring a cap or hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, soft soled non-marking shoes (preferably deck shoes, flip flops, crocs, or tennis shoes), food, drinks, ice chest to take your catch home, a camera, and a fishing license. All children under sixteen are required to wear a life-jacket while the boat is in transit. We do not have life-jackets for small children; please bring your own. We carry adult size life-jackets, and these will not work for small children.

Fishing License

A fishing license is required for each person sixteen years of age and older who wants to fish. Louisiana offers a three day resident or non-resident charter fishing license for $10.00 plus a handling fee. There are several ways to obtain a fishing license prior to your fishing trip. One way is to do so online at Another way is to call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 1-888-765-2602. The third way is to visit any Louisiana store that issues fishing licenses and purchase one there. A few stores throughout Louisiana who do this are Academy and Wal-Mart.