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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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.
Early Bite (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Two weeks ago, on the 17th, was day two for Everett and Debbie Atwood out of Northern Indiana aboard the Majek. The wind started ramping up around 10 and quickly got out of hand with 30+ MPH gust. Fortunately, we got on an early bite and had their limit in the box ahead of the weather.
A Steady Bite (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Just over two weeks ago we had Everett and Debbie Atwood out of Northern Indiana aboard the Majek. The wind was down first thing and the water was phenomenally clear. We got on a steady bite and had their limit in the box by 12:30 with a few catch and releases to round out the day.
Wind Down Water Good (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Over two weeks ago we had Timmy Johnson and son Eli out of Conway, South Carolina aboard the Majek. The wind was down, the water was good and the gnats were ferocious! We got on a steady bite and had their limit in the box by 12:30 with a few catch and releases to round out the day.
Fished Hard (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A little over two weeks ago we had Dan Lanford, his dad Bob and his sons Caleb and Fred out of Alabama aboard the Majek. The wind was down first thing but picked up; the water was up and looked great until the wind turned it over. We fished hard until 12:30 to finish with their limit.
Nine in the Box (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Three weeks ago we had Logan Martin and Stan out of Alabama aboard the Majek. That day was more of the same with very high winds, very low and very dirty water. We fished hard until 3:30 putting 9 in the box and missing the 10th at the boat twice.
Three Fish to Crave (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A few weeks ago we had Kathleen and Nancy out of Michigan aboard the Majek. Another day of very high winds, very low and very dirty water made it a challenge. We fished hard until 1:30 keeping 5, 3 to take to Crave for lunch, and 2 to grill on the half shell later.
High Winds Challenge (4/01/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A few weeks ago we had repeat clients Jarrod Barnes, John, Treyton, and Baedon out of Texas aboard the Majek. Another day of very high winds, very low and very dirty water made it a challenge. We fished hard until 1:30 putting 15 in the box plus a sheepshead while another 7 got away to fight another day.
15 Keepers (3/05/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Today we helped Captain Chad Dufrene with Dufrene's Guide Service on a two boat trip. The bite started slow but picked up as water temps rose. They ended the day with 15 keepers and 28 total on the clicker.
High Winds and Muddy Water (3/05/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Wednesday we had Richard Ezell aboard the Majek. Cold temps, high winds and muddy water were all on the menu but we managed to grind out a limit of redfish and get to the dock in time for lunch.
Rainstorms and Redfish (3/05/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Monday we had David Nichols, son Will and friend Alan Evans aboard the Majek. Rainstorms were all around this morning but my crew stayed with it until the last fish hit the ice!
Cold Rainy Day Fishing (2/23/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Just over two weeks ago we had Keith Wooley and Troy Wester out of Colorado and Missouri aboard the Majek. A cold Front greeted us once again with spitting rain and falling temps through the day and wind built steadily turning N N/E by mid-day. They weren’t keeping fish so we went to work, never finding anything stacked but we figured them out by 10 and caught and released 14 before calling it a day.
Redfish At Every Stop (2/23/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] A few weeks ago we headed out after some more of these winter Delacroix redfish but a steady rain greeted us as we backed the boat out. We got on a steady pattern and boated fish at every stop putting their limit together in time to make it to town for lunch.
Two Day Fishing Trip in the Marsh (1/23/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] This week we had a crew come out on a two-day fishing trip, looking for redfish in the Delacroix marsh. The bite started off slow on day one, but on day two we had some warmer temps and the bite was a bit better.
Delacroix Redfish (1/23/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] We were a little late leaving the dock due to cooler temps and the bite started off slow. However, we eventually got the bite dialed in and had a great time.
Looking for Delacroix Redfish (1/21/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Last weekend we headed out in search of some more Delacroix redfish. While the colder temps kept the bite slow in the morning, we managed to get a good bite by the early afternoon.
Winter Redfishing (1/21/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we helped out another charter captain with a 3-boat trip. We weren’t so lucky in the morning, but by the afternoon we managed to get a good bite.
Sunny Monday Fishing (1/02/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we had a crew board the Majek in search of some redfish here in the Delacroix marsh. The weather today was much better than it was on the previous trip and we caught some great fish!
Fishing on a Cold and Cloudy Day (1/02/2021)
[Delacroix,LA] Just recently had another crew board the Majek to catch some redfish in the Delacroix marsh. The weather was cold and windy, and the day started out slow, but we ended up making the best of it!
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