Saltwater Fishing Charters in New Orleans
Can you think of a better way to spend time with family or friends than a New Orleans fishing charter? Catching huge, hard fighting Redfish and Speckled Trout will have your heart pounding on the first bite. Capt. John Pounders of Eccentric Fishing Charters can take you to some of the best hot spots in the south Louisiana marsh and help make memories you'll soon not forget. Lafitte is located just minutes from downtown New Orleans on the banks of Bayou Barataria. As you travel along Louisiana Hwy 45, which follows the Bayou, you'll see it's banks lined with Lafitte Skiffs. These shallow draft shrimp boats are ideally suited for shrimping the marsh which was once home to the famous buccaneer / pirate, Jean Lafitte.
No experience necessary
Even if you've never had a rod n reel in your hand, Capt. John will have you fishing like a pro in no time. While fishing with Eccentric Charters you will discover the true meaning of the word service. Capt. John will have everything set up and ready to go when you get to the marina. While fishing he'll bait the hook for you, take the fish off and place it in the huge ice chest on board. You'll never have to lay a hand on a fish if that's what you desire. His roomy 21 ft custom built fishing boat with brand new 225 Mercury Restitution can fish 4 people with ease.
The inland saltwater marsh can be an adventure for everyone with some of the greatest fishing in the world and a treasure of wildlife for all to enjoy. So what are you waiting for, make that call or send that E-Mail today and book your fishing vacation with Eccentric Charters.
New Orleans Fishing Charters
Your New Orleans fishing charter starts at safe light when you'll board the big 21 ft custom built boat with brand new 225 Mercury Restitution. After a scenic ride through the Lafitte marsh you'll arrive at one of the fishing hot spots Capt. John knows is holding fish at this time of the year. He'll bait your hook with a market shrimp and the fishing is on. When that lemon cork goes down, he will be right there with you to help any way he can to land that big Speckled Trout or monster Redfish. Once you get that big one to the boat he'll take him off for you, re bait the hook and you're fishing again. When the bite slows down you are off to another hot spot in the marsh.
Family Fishing Charter: Imagine, a fishing charter with the whole family and you actually get to fish and not worry about the kids. Capt. John attends to everything and everyone on the boat.
Fishing with Friends: Want to bring some friends along? With advanced notice Eccentric Fishing Charters can accommodate large groups, even your whole company.
Capt. John can provide private accommodations at his fishing lodge in Lafitte located right on the water. Private dock, patio, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
1-2 people - $425 | 3 - $475 | 4 - $525
1-2 people - $375 | 3 - $425 | 4 - $475
Your days catch can be cleaned and packed for a special rate or we can have your freshly caught fish cooked at one of our nearby Cajun Cafes.
Eccentric Charters has added new fishing cabins right next to the lodge at Seaway Marina in Lafitte. Each cabin sleeps 4 people comfortably and have their own porches for a relaxing afternoon before and after your fishing charter.
Each cabin has double bunk beds, refrigerater, microwave, coffee pot, sink, seperate baths and of course A/C.
On the morning of your charter it's only a few steps to the private dock and right into the boat. No need for those early morning drives from out of town or the city.
Fishing Lodge / Camp
Don't feel like making an early morning drive from New Orleans or home to meet your fishing charter? No problem. Located in a protective cove at Seaway marina is Capt. John's fishing lodge. Relaxing, spacious, comfortable 3 bedrooms / 2 baths and right on the water. In the morning just walk out the back door and you can board the boat from your own private dock.
The perfect spot for a late evening cook-out while you watch the kids fish on the dock. A good place to sit and relax with friends while enjoying your favorite beverage as well. Frying some of those speckled trout or redfish caught on your charter wouldn't be a bad idea either.
No better way to enjoy a multi-day or week long charter then at the lodge. Lafitte is just minutes from downtown New Orleans so you could fish in the morning and attend meetings in the afternoon. Eccentric Charters can make it easy to fit your fishing time in with your schedule. Experience the difference excellent service and customer satisfaction can make.
While at the lodge you may even catch some of those huge Lafitte crabs for the boiling pot. Should they not want to cooperate, crabs and fresh shrimp can be purchased at one of the local markets.
If mom didn't come along or she doesn't feel like cooking there are several local steak and seafood restaurants nearby.
Pan Fried Fish Recipe
Prep: 10 minutes cook:
6 minutes per batch
Makes: 4 serving
1 pound fresh or frozen Redfish, Speckled Trout, Catfish fillets. Good for all kinds of fish.
1/2 to 1 inch thick
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
Cooking oil for frying
1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4 serving-size pieces, if necessary. Measure thickness of fish. In a shallow dish combine egg and 2 tablespoons water. In another shallow dish stir together bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Dip fish into egg mixture; coat fish with bread crumbs mixture
2. In large skillet heat oil. Add half of the fish in a single layer, frying on 1 side until golden. Turn carefully fry until second side is golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a folk. Allow 3 to 4 minutes per side for 1/2- inch-thick fillets. Drain on paper towels; keep warm in a 300'F oven while frying remaining fish.
Crispy Oven Fried Fish Recipe
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 4 to 6 minutes until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Makes: 4 servings
1 pound fresh or frozen skinless catfish, Redfish fillets, Speckled Trout fillets.
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere's seasoning
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4 serving-size pieces, If necessary.
Measure the thickness of each piece. Place milk in a bowl. Place flour in another bowl. In a third bowl combine bread crumbs. Parmesan cheese, tony's seasoning, and pepper. Add melted butter, stir until combined.
2. Dip fish in milk; coat with flour. Dip again in milk, then in the bread crumbs mixture. Place fish on a greased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, in a 450' oven for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily when tested with a folk.
Creole Mustard Fillets
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
1 pound fresh or frozen fish fillets, 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Catfish.
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon Creole Mustard
2 teaspoons snipped fresh chives or chopped green onion tops
1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 4 serving-size pieces, if necessary. Measure thickness of fish. Place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Turn any thin portions under to make uniform thickness. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning.
2. Broil 4 inches from the heat until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
(If fillets are 1 Inch thick, turn once halfway through broiling.)
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan stir together sour cream, milk, mustard, and chives. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through (do not boil).
Spoon sauce over fish to serve.