Fishing Reports by Captain Joe Ezell

About The Author: Captain

Company: Whiskey Bayou Charters

Area Reporting: New Orleans

Bio: I’m Captain Joe Ezell and I own Whiskey Bayou Charters, a fishing charter service based in Delacroix, Louisiana, within 45 minutes of downtown New Orleans. My passion for fishing stems all the way back from my childhood. When taking a trip with Whiskey Bayou Charters, you’ll be aboard a 25’ Majek bay boat that’s equipped with all the necessary safety and navigation gear. You’ll be fishing with tournament quality equipment to ensure that you have a great experience when fishing with Whiskey Bayou Charters. Because I want to devote myself to my clients and make sure everyone has the best experience possible, I will not book any trips that are shorter than a full day. All the gear and bait will be ready prior to your arrival, so all you have to focus on is having a great time fishing the inshore waters in the Delacroix marsh for species such as Redfish and Speckled Trout. A typical trip lasts around 6 to 7 hours or until you’re tired of catching and are ready to head back. In order to be prepared, we suggest you bring weather appropriate clothing and any other personal supplies you’ll need such as sunscreen, rain gear, and snacks " and don’t forget a valid fishing license! Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included in the price of the trip. In addition, anything that you catch will be cleaned, filleted, and bagged for you. If it happens to be raining on the day of your trip, I may still be able to fish unless the weather is dangerous, at which point I can reschedule or refund your trip. Louisiana is considered to be the fishing capital of the world because of the variety of fish species and just the sheer number of fish that can be found here. Fishing is my passion here at Whiskey Bayou Charters, and my goal is sharing that passion with our clients by creating an exciting and memorable experience!

504-265-3405
Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain
Crew from Alabama (1/07/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip for long-time clients Bart Lassiter and Steve Keel crew out of Alabama. We got on a steady bite boating 3 quickly, then they slowed down. A short hop and we got back on them missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Crew From Arkansas (1/07/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Hank Vann out of Mississippi and friends Leo and Mason Dorrell out of Arkansas chasing these Delacroix redfish on a cold, windy day. It was cold, windy and the water was dirty but none of that stopped this crew from having a great trip. We caught several, released a few and had a great day!
Trip with MSUF Crew (1/07/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Mississippi State University Foundation. Jack McCarty and Wes Gordon hosted James Robinson and T Wingo on a trip chasing these Delacroix redfish. We caught several, released a few and kept enough for a fish fry.
North Mississippi Crew (12/27/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Wes Clay crew out of North Mississippi chasing these Delacroix redfish on a cold overcast day. It was cold, windy and the water was dirty but none of that stopped this crew from having a great trip. We caught several, released a few and kept enough for a fish fry.
New Crew From Milwaukee (12/27/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with a new crew out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fred and Erich Klett. It was cold, windy and the water was dirty but none of that stopped these fellas from having a great day. We caught several, released a few and kept enough for lunch at Crave with Chad Flaco Roig.
Tournament Redfish Trail Breakers (12/27/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip I was fortunate to make with a pair of tournament redfish trail breakers that were in the game from the start Greg Watts and Bryan Watts. Stephen Rampersad joined the party and we headed out after those Delacroix redfish. We caught a few, talked about lure collecting, I learned some tricks from the masters and we all just enjoyed the day fishing together.
Arkansas Crew Day 2 (11/29/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for the crew out of Arkansas. Mike Montgomery, Shane Proffer, Shane Miller and their neighbor Speck (80 years young) joined me on the Majek to make a run at these Delacroix red fish. Day two started with a longer run to our first spot and we got on them early and put their fish in the box and then some.
Arkansas Crew Day 1 (11/29/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent two day trip for a new crew out of Arkansas. Mike Montgomery, Shane Proffer, Shane Miller and their neighbor Speck (80 years young) joined me on the Majek to make a run at these Delacroix redfish. Day one started with a short run to our first spot and we picked at them all day putting together a good box.
Crew From Montgomery (11/29/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] We had Dr. Pat Ryan and wife Susan from Montgomery, AL aboard the Majek for two days. On the first day, we hit the first spot and put their limit in the boat quickly despite a heavy North wind. On day two we hit the first spot and put their limit in the boat quickly enough for them to head for an early lunch on the way home.
Corporate Trip (11/29/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent corporate trip for an electrical contracting firm out of Atlanta, GA. A great group of guys that got on a good bite two days in a row and made it count.
Bachelor Party Trip (11/12/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent bachelor party trip for the Logan Williams crew out of Baton Rogue. We got on an early bite boating 5 quickly, then they slowed down. A few moves and we got back on them catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Day Two For Crew (11/12/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for the crew from Shimano North America Fishing and MidwayUSA chasing bull reds! We got on a steady bite boating 2 quickly while dodging the sharks. We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Chasing Bull Reds (10/29/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with a crew from Shimano North America Fishing and MidwayUSA chasing bull reds! We got on a steady bite boating 3 quickly while dodging the sharks. We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Florida Crew Day 2 (10/15/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for our crew out of Florida chasing bull reds! We got on an early bite boating 3 quickly, then the sharks showed up, again, thick! We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day. A great day with a great crew!
Florida Crew Day 1 (10/15/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with a crew out of Florida chasing bull reds! We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Boating Five Quickly (10/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip for Matt Ezell, Shawn Taylor, Danial Casada and his son Nate out of Petal, MS chasing these Delacroix reds! We got on an early bite boating 5 quickly. We finished up their fish and beat the weather back to the dock.
Trip with Glatt Crew (10/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip for the Matt Glatt crew out of Baton Rogue chasing these Delacroix reds! We got on an early bite boating 5 quickly, then they slowed down. We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Day Two Shaw Crew (10/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for the Ethan Shaw crew out of Texas chasing bull reds! We got on an early bite boating 2 quickly, then the man in the grey suit showed up…thick again but this time we boated him! We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Shaw Crew Texas (9/20/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] We got on an early bite boating 2 quickly, then the man in the grey suit showed up…thick! A few moves and we got back on the bulls. We made several moves dodging weather, catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Jackson and New Orleans Crew (9/03/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip for Martha McGrew, Kelli Brister and Nikki Sistrunk out of Jackson, MS and New Orleans chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite and they didn’t let up until their limit was in the box. We made several moves catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Good Bite Both Days (8/21/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip for brothers Al and Mike Johnson out of Colorado and Minnesota chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on a good bite both days and they didn’t let up, catching several, keeping a couple for dinner at Crave and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in both days. Two great days with a great crew.
Limit in the Box (8/21/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip for William Baggett and Christian Grande out of Arkansas chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite and they didn’t let up until their limit was in the box. We made several moves catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in.
Crew Out of Picayune (8/21/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip for the Andrew Falia crew out of Picayune, MS chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite that played out. We made several moves catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in.
3 Generation Crew (7/26/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for 3 generations of the Jenkins crew Brad, Perry and Will out of Madison, MS aboard the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite that stayed steady catching several, missing a few and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in.
Catching a Few, Missing a Few (7/26/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Day one for 3 generations of the Jenkins crew Brad, Perry and Will out of Madison, MS aboard the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite that played out. We made several moves catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in.
Rain Storms Threatening (7/26/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Bart DuPont along with sons Blake and Cade out of Kingsville, TX were my crew aboard the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We stayed close to the dock as the rain storms were threatening from the time we left the dock. We got on a steady bite catching 15 plus a sheepshead and a green trout before the rain forced us in early.
Long Run, Steady Bite (7/26/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] James Russo aka “Chili” and grandson Parker were my crew in the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We made a long run and got on a steady bite catching 10 before noon plus 3 bonus flounder and a shark. We caught and released until they were ready to call it a day.
Early Bite, Shore Lunch (7/26/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Richard Ezell along with sons Michael and Nick were aboard the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite keeping enough for a shore lunch at Crave after the trip. We made several moves catching a few, missing a few and releasing the rest until the weather forced us in.
Bonus Flounder (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Don, Cat and Jeff hailing from Chicago, IL were aboard the Majek for their turn chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on an early bite catching 10 quickly plus a bonus flounder.
15 Caught (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Zack Gilyard out of Florida was on the Majek for his turn chasing these Delacroix redfish recently. We got on an early bite as the water was up and quickly put his limit on ice.
Biggest Black Drum (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Clinton Streeter, Glenn Lingle, Mike Mcmillin and Mike Marler were my crew as we pointed the Majek south to start the day. The bite was a little slow but steady. We picked up 17 reds and 3 sheepsheads, lost a few and released a few as we weeded through the catfish.
Multi-Boat Trip (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] We helped Chad Dufrene of Dufrene's Guide Service with a multi-boat trip. Matt (Big Nasty) Zito, Chris Reno, and MJ were my crew as we pointed the Majek south to start the day. The bite was a little slow but steady.
Keeping 10 (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Tom Manning, wife Eileen and friend Wendy out of Chicago, IL joined us on the Majek chasing these Delacroix redfish. We got on them at our first stop keeping 10 and released the rest before heading to the dock ahead of the heat.
Epic Sheepshead (7/09/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Bill Harrington, Ethan and Madison out of North Mississippi joined us for their run at these Delacroix redfish. We got on them early and found an epic Sheepshead bite along with a great redfish bite before heading to the dock ahead of the heat.
Bonus Sheepshead (5/28/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Sunday we had Mike and Bennett aboard the Majek chasing their share of these Delacroix redfish. We got on a steady bite and boated several, kept a few plus some bonus sheepshead as they flew in and had limited cooler space.
Crazy Weather Year (5/28/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we had Bart Lassiter, Boddy and Wade out of Alabama aboard the Majek chasing their share of these Delacroix redfish in 38+MPH winds. It has been a crazy weather year and today was some of the most extreme we have seen, super high water and almost tropical storm-force winds.
Chasing Their Share (5/28/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we had Lewis Kiella, son Dalton and friend Kyle Ward out of Florida aboard the Majek chasing their share of these Delacroix red fish in 25+ MPH winds. It has been a crazy weather year and we unfortunately have more of the same coming at us for the weekend.
Trip with Henson Crew (5/28/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] This is a trip from a week ago last Sunday with the Henson crew, Will, Lee Henson and Jim. We got on a steady bite and boated their limit plus a few bonus fish to round out the day.
Trip with Captain Casey (5/28/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] This is a trip from a week ago last Saturday with Captain Casey Brunning and Hurricane Bay Charters. We ran the second boat for Casey on a trip for the DeLoach family. We got on a steady bite and boated their limit plus a few bonus fish to round out the day.
Steady Bite Both Days (5/14/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Two weekends ago we helped Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene's Guide Service with longtime clients out of Mississippi. The Robin Dambrino group was in town for a two-day run at these Delacroix redfish.
Bonus Silver Fish (5/14/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] On a recent trip we helped Captain Jason Catchings with long-time clients out of Arkansas and Texas. Ross, Marty and Floyd Tim were aboard the Majek as we made run to fish some new water.
Year of Flounder Continues (5/14/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Two weeks ago we had Heather and Erik Erskine along with Belle and Harvey McCormick aboard the Majek. The year of the flounder continues as we picked up another one.
Recent Trip (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] On a recent trip we helped Captain Jason Catchings with longtime clients out of Florida. Tim and Mike Donovan were aboard the Majek as we made a long run South to fish some new water. We got on a steady bite that slowed as the wind picked up but they put their limit in the box in time for lunch.
Long Run South (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Monday we helped Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene's Guide Service with longtime clients out of Jacksonville, FL. Craig Boller, David Cooksey and Tom were aboard the Majek as we made a long run South to fish some new water. We got on a steady bite that slowed as the wind picked up but they put their limit in the box in time for lunch.
Second Boat (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Big thanks to Captain Matt Reitzellof Marsh Grass Guide Service Co. for running our second boat Sunday and taking care of the @Paul Distler crew.
The Year of the Flounder (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Monday we had repeat client Jimmy Hubbard and son Micah aboard the Majek. The year of the flounder continues as we picked up another one. We fished several spots and picked up their limit later in the day.
Another High Pressure, High Wind Day (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Saturday we had Richard Ezell and his father-in-law Raymond Miller aboard the Majek. It was another high pressure, high wind day but that has become the new normal. In spite of the weather they stuck with it and landed a couple over 8, 6 kept a few and left a few to fight another day.
Landed a Flatfish (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A week ago Monday was day two for Jodi and Bob Kunert along with his sister Cindy out of Wisconsin aboard the Majek. We fished hard today, kept a few, let a few go, landed a flatfish for the topper!
Cloudy, Cool and Windy (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A week ago Sunday we had Jodi and Bob Kunert along with his sister Cindy out of Wisconsin aboard the Majek. Today the weather was in transition remaining cloudy, cool and windy the bulk of the day.
Fishing Friends Since Grade School (4/30/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] The Saturday before last we had Richard Eitzen and Jim Hynes out of New Mexico. These characters are 77 and 78 years young, friends since grade school and an absolute blast to be around.
1   2   3   Next