Today we had the Shelton crew out of Starkville, MS in town for the first of a two-day run at these Delacroix redfish. Big thanks to Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene’s Guide Service for running the second boat and putting them on fish as usual!

Scottie, Lawson, Michael, and William were with me and we started slow, landing 4 at our first stop. Then it was a while of fishing before getting back on the bite. With their limit in the boat and a few throwbacks we headed in around noon.


Today was day two for the Shelton crew out of Starkville, MS. Once again, big thanks to Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene’s Guide Service for running the second boat. Wes, Michael, and William were with me and we started on a steady bite, landing 8 at our first stop before the bite shut down. We made a move and picked them off steadily to get their limit. Great crew that was a pleasure to fish with!

Captain Joe Ezell

Whiskey Bayou Charters

626 Florissant Hwy. Saint Bernard, LA 70085


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About The Author: Captain Joe Ezell

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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