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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Collins-Holton Crew (1/20/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Grady Collins and Shawn Holton crew out of Florida, in town to take their shot at these Delacroix redfish! We made a long run South and picked up a couple at our first few spots. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady big fish bite late in the day. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Patton-McDougald Crew (1/20/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with long-time clients John Alden Patton, Tori Brooke Patton, and the Rob McDougald crew. We started close and stayed close, getting on a great bite at our first stop and not leaving them until it was time to head for the dock. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Taylor Crew (1/20/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] Chris Taylor, Jim Lewis, Tyson, and Travis were in town for a financial planning conference and decided to take a break to chase a few redfish with us. We started close and stayed close, getting on a great bite at our first stop and not leaving them until it was time to head for the dock. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Williams-Dunlap Crew (1/06/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Ed Williams and Candace Lynn Dunlap crew out of Starkville, Mississippi. We started close with no luck and made a push further south, not really getting on a good bite until the afternoon…but then it turned on. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Crew From MS (1/06/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Jeff Graham crew out of Mississippi. We started close and stayed close, moving through the marsh, picking up one here and there until we got on a steady bite. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Crew From KS (1/06/2023)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Dean Porter crew out of Kansas! We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady bite. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
School Rodeo Crew (12/23/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with a pair of father-and-son teams fishing the St. Catherine of Siena School rodeo. They kept their share for the weigh-in and released the rest to fight another day. A great day with a great crew!
Repeat Marquette Crew (12/23/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with repeat corporate client Marquette Transportation Company. We made a long run South and picked up a couple at our first few spots. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady big fish bite late in the day.
Marquette Crew (12/09/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Anna Whittemore and crew showed up early to take their shot at these Delacroix redfish! We made a long run South and picked up a couple at our first few spots. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady big fish bite late in the day.
Crew From NC (11/25/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with repeat clients Eric Ander and son Chris out of North Carolina. We started close on our first stop with no luck. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady bite.
Crew From MS (11/25/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with repeat clients Ed Williams and Candace Lynn Dunlap out of Mississippi. We made a long run to our first stop with no luck. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady bite.
Patton and Staggers Crew (11/11/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] We made a long run to our first stop with no luck. We moved through the marsh picking up one here and there until we got on a steady bite. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Crew of MS and TN (11/11/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with longtime clients Richard Ezell, Arthur Goss and son Dylan out of Mississippi and Tennessee, respectively. We made a long run to our first stop and got on a good bite from the start. They kept their share and released the rest to fight another day.
Corley Crew of MS (11/11/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] The Doug Corley crew out of Jackson, MS came down for a trip. Wonderful weather and fair winds made for a super trip. A great crew with a great attitude made the day!
Turner-Ingram Crew (10/28/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A father-and-son trip for the Lance Turner and Phillip Ingram crew. Very tough cold-front conditions and very high winds did not stop these father-and-son teams from working over those Delacroix Redfish!
Brown Crew of KY (10/28/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Long-time clients, the Buckley Brown crew out of Kentucky, were in town for a two-day turn on the Majek chasing these Delacroix redfish! We picked up a few early and finally figured them out further south. They kept a few to eat and released the bigger fish to fight another day.
Crew from Starkville (10/14/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Father and son crew Richard Linley and James Lindsey out of Starkville, were in town for a two-day turn on the Majek chasing these Delacroix redfish! We picked up a few early and finally figured them out further south. They kept a few to eat and released the bigger fish to fight another day.
Der Crew Day Two (10/14/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two for the Dennis Der crew out of Plant City, FL. We picked up where we left off the day before and got right to work! Had a great bull, plenty of keepers and catfish.
Der Crew of Plant City, FL (10/14/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Dennis Der crew out of Plant City, FL. We picked up a few early and finally figured them out further south. They kept a few to eat and released the bigger fish to fight another day.
Manning Crew of IL (9/30/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Eileen Manning crew out of Chicago, IL. We had a few first redfish catches, some random by-catch, and lots of laughs! They kept a few to eat and released the bigger fish to fight another day.
Massel Crew of Louisiana (9/30/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Jason Massel crew out of central Louisiana. The fish ate on our first stop and continued until we called it a day. They kept a few to eat and released the bigger fish to fight another day.
Carlock Crew From Texas (9/16/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with David Carlock and his wife Christan out of Texas. They wanted to catch and release, and that’s exactly what we did! They kept a couple to eat and released the rest to fight another day.
Ryan Crew from AL (9/06/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Dr. Pat Ryan and his wife Susan out of Montgomery, AL. We started close to the ramp and worked our way south, picking up a few at each stop. They caught several and kept enough for lunch at Crave.
Albers Crew of CO (9/06/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with the Halley Albers crew out of Colorado. We started close to the ramp because of weather and worked our way south, picking up a few at each stop. They caught several and kept enough for lunch at Crave.
West Crew from Pensacola (8/22/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Rene and Hunter West out of Pensacola, Fl. We made a short run to our first stop and found them on grass edges just like the day before. They went to work, keeping a few and releasing the rest to fight another day.
Spivey Crew from Georgia (8/22/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Brian Spivey group out of Georgia. We made a short run to our first stop and never picked the Power Poles up! We found them on a grass edge, and they went to work, keeping a few and releasing the rest to fight another day.
Riley Crew (8/09/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] A recent trip with Willie and Lonzo Riley out of Chicago, IL. We made a long run to our first stop picking up a couple of reds and a flounder before pushing further south, dodging rain along the way. We found them on a grass edge, and they went to work, keeping a few and releasing the rest to fight another day.
MN Crew Day Two (7/22/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day two day with Roger and Sissy Notch out of Minnesota. We found them closer to the dock on our first stop! A great day with a great crew!
MN Crew Day One (7/22/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Day one of a two-day trip with Roger and Sissy Notch out of Minnesota. We made a long run to our first stop with no luck and pushed further south dodging rain along the way. We found them on a grass edge and they went to work, keeping a few and releasing the rest to fight another day. A great day with a great crew!
SC Crew Trip (7/22/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with our crew out of South Carolina. We started close to the ramp and worked our way south picking up a couple at each stop. High winds forced us to keep land behind us but this crew fought through!
Starkville Crew (7/09/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with the Steve and Steven Mecom crew out of Starkville, MS. We started close to the ramp and worked our way south picking up a couple at each stop. We finally found them stacked up further south.
Mecom-Tanner-Crew (7/09/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with the Chad Mecom crew out of Houston and Charlie Tanner out of North Dakota. A long 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.
Chicago Crew (7/09/2022)
[Delacroix,LA] Another recent trip with one of our regular clients out of Chicago. Tom Manning and crew came down for another shot at these Delacroix redfish. They didn’t let the weather stop them from having a great time.
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.
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