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!

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Second Crew From New Orleans (6/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with a local crew out of New Orleans. A short run to our first spot was all it took. We never picked up the Power Poles!!
Crew From New Orleans (6/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with a local crew out of New Orleans. They liked cigars and redfish…they provided the cigars, we found the redfish. A short run to our first spot was all it took.
Crew From Chicago (6/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Tom Manning and son-in-law Dan Raftis came down for another shot at these Delacroix redfish. A short run to our first spot was all it took. They kept a few to eat and released the rest until they got tired of catching them.
Frequent Flyer Group (6/10/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] One of my frequent flyer groups from Georgia made the trip down to get on these Delacroix redfish and put a hurting on them! Absolutely phenomenal day for these fellas!
Redfish Tour (5/27/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Jason Catchings and I fished the Power-Pole Pro Redfish Tour open out of Delacroix, LA today. One fish at 27 inches and an eyelash that would measure one second and not the next went over board at 9+ pounds but that is tournament fishing.
Crew from Missouri (5/13/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with David "Happy" White and his wife Crystal out of Missouri. A few eaters started the day then the big fish came out to play. They had a great day boating several keeping a few and letting the rest go to fight another day.
Trip with Securro Crew (5/13/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Matt Securro crew out of South Carolina. While the wind has been insanely high all year, the warmer temps and sunshine are a welcome change. A few eaters started the day then the big fish came out to play.
Crew from KY (4/29/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Adam and Heather out of Kentucky. We made a long run south to some protected water out of the wind. A few eaters started the day then the big fish came out to play.
Group from IL (4/29/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Mark and Marnie Dick group out of Illinois. The wind was up but warm temps and sunshine were a welcome change as we made a short run to our first spot. A few eaters started the day then the big fish came out to play.
Crew from GA Day Two (4/29/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for the Scott Sherman and Chris Phillips crews out of Georgia. We targeted bigger fish on day two and they did not disappoint. Every stop produced as we made the day.
Crew from GA (4/29/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day one of a two-day trip for the Scott Sherman and Chris Phillips crews out of Georgia. We got on a slow bite boating a few eaters before moving further south and getting back on the fish. They had a great day boating several keeping a few and letting the rest go to fight another day.
Babin Group From LA (4/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Warm temps and sunshine were a welcome change as we made a long run to our first spot. We got on a slow bite boating a few eaters before moving further south and getting back on the fish. They had a great day boating several keeping a few and letting the rest go to fight another day.
Group From MS (4/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with repeat client the Jeff Graham group out of Mississippi. We got on a slow bite boating a few eaters before moving further south and getting back on the fish. They caught plenty and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Atwood Crew (4/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two with repeat clients Everett and Debbie Atwood out of Michigan. Much better weather for day two so we made a long run to our first spot. They caught plenty and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Crew from NC (4/01/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Daniel Baker and Matt Blackburn group out of North Carolina. Heavy fog greeted us first thing so we made a short, slow, safe run to our first spot. We got on a steady bite boating a few eaters and catching several rats (which kept the kids engaged).
Crew From Michigan (3/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with repeat clients Everett and Debbie Atwood out of Michigan. Heavy fog, rain and cold temperatures greeted us first thing so we made a long safe run to our first spot. They caught plenty and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Crew From Jackson (3/04/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Tanner Elders and his grandfather out of Jackson, MS. Same as the day before, our first spot produced a couple of big girls quickly, which was exactly what they wanted. Every move produced more bulls or big, nasty black drum. They caught most of them, missed a few and released them all before calling it a day.
Crew From St Louis (3/04/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Brad Holbrook, Theo Marshall and Matt Lemp out of St. Louis, MO. A long run to our first spot produced a couple of big girls quickly, which was exactly what they wanted. They caught most of them, missed a few and released them all before calling it a day.
Crew From Houston (3/04/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Dave Sudderth, his son Dean and family out of Houston, TX. Heavy fog, clouds, big north winds and cold temperatures greeted us first thing so we made a long safe run to our first spot. They caught plenty and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Trip With Pumilia Crew (2/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Joseph Pumilia crew. We got on a steady bite boating a few eaters and catching several rats before moving further north and getting back on the fish. They caught plenty and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Slow Safe Run (2/18/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Shannon Thortis, Kevin Willis and Bull Duncan of Jackson. MS. We got on a steady bite boating a few eaters and catching several rats before moving further south and getting on the big fish. They caught most of them, missed a few and released the big ones before calling it a day.
Florence MS Crew (1/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Jeff Baker, Steven Baker and Tyler Smith crew out of Florence, MS. A long run to our first spot produced a couple quickly, our only problem weeding through the overs to catch slot fish. A short hop and we got back on them catching several, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Baton Rouge Crew (1/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Dexter Blanchard crew out of Baton Rogue. A long run to our first spot produced a great bite quickly, our only problem weeding through the overs to catch slot fish. A short hop and we got back on them catching several, missing a few and releasing the rest before calling it a day.
Crew with BASF (1/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip we helped Dufrene's Guide Service and Captain Chad Dufrene with. The Matt Green crew with BASF out of Georgia made the ride down to chase these Delacroix redfish. A long run to our first spot produced a great bite quickly, our only problem weeding through the overs to catch slot fish.
Crew from Missouri (1/24/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with new clients Chris Gee, Greg Zielinski and Jeff Benoist out of Missouri. We made a short run to our first spot and got on a great bite immediately. The boys didn’t let up till they had what they wanted to eat in the cooler and caught and released the rest.
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.
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