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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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!
Looking for Redfish in the Marsh (12/21/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we had a crew looking for redfish in the Delacroix Marsh. Unfortunately, we were met with cold and windy weather. We did manage to catch some good fish though and still have a good time.
Chasing Redfish in Cold and Windy Weather (12/21/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just last week, I took a crew out in search of redfish in the Delacroix marsh. We were greeted with cold and windy weather but managed to catch some good fish and have a great time.
Chasing Redfish Limits in the Delacroix Marsh (12/17/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] This past Monday we had a great crew come visit us from Tennessee looking to catch some redfish. While the day started off slow, it eventually started to pick up and we had a great time!
Redfish Wednesday (12/17/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we helped another charter captain with a two-boat crew. It was a great day for fishing, and we caught their limit by early afternoon.
Two Day Redfishing Trip (12/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Last week we had a crew come out for a two-day fishing trip in search of these Delacroix redfish. The first day started out a bit slow but the second day we started on a steady bite. Both days were a blast!
Hunting for Redfish (12/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just last week we helped another charter captain with a large crew. The day was perfect and the fish were concentrated, allowing us to quickly reach their limit before lunchtime!
Fishing in Heavy Winds Part 2 (10/18/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just a little more than a week ago we had a four-man crew looking to catch some redfish in the Delacroix marsh. On day one of their trip we faced some heavy winds but put the limit in the boat, along with several other species.
Fishing in Heavy Winds Part 1 (10/18/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Not long ago, we had a four-man crew looking to catch some redfish in the Delacroix marsh. On day one of their trip, we faced some heavy winds but put the limit in the boat before bumping around the marsh for the remainder of the day.
Boating a Beast (10/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] It took several moves around the marsh, but we ended up catching their limit and even a beast of a redfish. What a fun day with an awesome crew!
Fishing in Heavy Northern Winds (10/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Despite some heavy winds hitting us from the North, we managed to have a successful fishing trip in the Delacroix marsh. We put their limit in the box early on before bumping around the marsh.
Redfishing Vacation (10/13/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just a few weeks ago we headed out on another charter searching for redfish. While the first few spots didn’t yield any results, we eventually came to a spot and boxed the limit!
Fishing in High Winds (9/30/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just went out on another charter searching for redfish in the Delacroix marsh. While the cold front and winds made things a bit more difficult, we still had a successful trip and caught some great fish!
Searching for Redfish in the Marsh (9/12/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Went out on day two of a two-boat fishing trip the other day looking for Redfish in the marsh. We caught some great fish and had a great time with an awesome crew!
Fishing for Redfish in the Marsh (9/12/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Went out on another fishing trip the other day looking for Redfish in the Delacroix marsh. We caught some great fish and had a great time!
Labor Day Fishing (9/10/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just recently went out fishing with a great crew. While the heat drove us back to shore, we were able to catch some great fish in the morning.
Weekend Fishing (9/09/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Had a great time fishing with a client the other day, chasing redfish in the Delacroix marsh. We picked up some here and there before reaching our limit.
Tuesday Fishing (9/01/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Went out on the marsh again in search of some Delacroix redfish. The morning started out slow, but it eventually turned around. Had a great time with a great crew!
Fishing in the Marsh (8/31/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Today we went out looking for redfish in the Delacroix marsh. We caught a few here and there before catching their limit and calling it a day.
Spur of the Moment Fishing Trip (8/21/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just the other day we headed out on the Delacroix marsh in search of redfish. The trip was a spur of the moment, and a lot of fun. And after, we had our catch cooked for us and it was delicious!
Early Day Fishing (8/18/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just recently went out on another fishing trip in search of redfish in the Delacroix marsh. Mostly played catch and release. Had a great time with an awesome crew.
Fishing in the Heat (8/17/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just helped another captain out with a fishing charter. We went out in search for redfish and had a great time before it got too hot to bear!
Early Morning Fishing (8/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Helped another Captain with a fishing charter the other day. We caught some great redfish and had a great time!
Fishing Before & After the Storm (8/16/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just went out on the Delacroix marsh again the other day in search of redfish. Got chased out by a storm, but we managed to get back out there after and catch some great fish!
Redfish Wednesday (8/15/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just the other day we went searching for redfish in the Delacroix marsh. Caught some awesome fish with an awesome crew.
Great Saturday for Catching Redfish (8/15/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just recently we had a two-boat crew head out on the Delacroix marsh in search of redfish. We had a great time and caught a lot of great fish!
First Unicorn of the Year (8/11/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just recently went out on another trip chasing these Delacroix redfish. We caught some great fish and had a great time!
Bonus Fish! (8/10/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Went out on another charter the other day with a great family from Texas. We had a very successful trip and even caught some bonus fish.
Fishing in the Marsh (8/10/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just the other day we had another great father and sons crew fishing the Delacroix marsh for redfish. We managed to catch some great fish before they had to head in to work!
Awesome Day for Fishing (8/04/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just took a father and sons out on a charter, chasing redfish. What a great crew and a great day for fishing in the Delacroix marsh!
Sunday Fishing (8/03/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just went out on another awesome fishing trip with a great crew. We had a lot of fun and caught some fantastic fish.
Great Saturday for Fishing! (8/02/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just yesterday we had another crew fishing for redfish aboard the Majek. The weather was great and we started early. We ending up making some great catches!
Friday Fishing (8/01/2020)
[Delacroix,LA] Just went on another fishing charter recently. We had a great time and caught some great fish!
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