Cajun South Guide Service - Hopedale, LA

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Grab the chance to spend a day fishing with Cajun South Guide Service! Captain Brett Matherne has been fishing the marsh, bayous, and bays of South Louisiana since he was old enough to hold a rod and reel! Capt. Brett has fished every part of Southeastern LA from Dularge/Cocodrie to the Breton Sound and everywhere in between for the better part of the last 20 years, even throughout his college years at LSU (probably could have graduated a little sooner had he not been obsessed with being on the water!). He predominantly focuses on targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout in the Shell Beach/Hopedale & Lafitte areas. The Shell Beach/Hopedale area lies about 45 minutes east of New Orleans and is one of the most diverse fisheries in Louisiana. The shallow, brackish marsh ponds, winding bayous, oyster reef-filled bays, and outer lakes into Lake Borgne and Breton Sound provide for an awesome year-round fishery! Understanding the changing conditions (weather, time of year, tidal movements) and their effect on fishing patterns is the biggest key to being successful out on the water. Common fishing techniques include live and dead bait fishing for Redfish, as well as artificials in the shallower marsh areas, where spinnerbaits, topwaters, and chatterbaits can provide for an awesome strike. When targeting Speckled Trout, conditions and time of year will dictate how you fish. You’ll generally be fishing with live bait either with a cork or on a Carolina/dropshot rig as well as artificials with or without a cork. Topwaters can also produce some amazing blowups and catch some of the biggest specks in the area! Join Cajun South Guide Service get out on the water!

Availability

Terms

Trip Includes
Guiding
Housekeeping
Rods and Reels
Tackle
Drinking Water
Ice

Trip does NOT Include
Meals
Fishing license
Transportation
Tips

Policies
You keep catch
Catch & release

Fishing

Species
Redfish
Speckled Trout
Bass
Sheepshead
Black Drum

Types of Fishing
Lake fishing
Backcountry fishing
Inshore fishing
Flats fishing

Fishing Techniques
Bottom fishing
Drift fishing
Fly fishing
Light tackle
Popping
Jigging
Spinning

Gear
Bait
I provide all bait and tackle, except for live shrimp (when live bait is needed)
Lure
Rod holders
Rods & Reels
Fish finder
Boat
Tackle box
Trolling motor

Boat Specs

Bay boat

Bay boat (Ranger) originally built in 2004. Powered by 1 engine (250HP, Mercury), with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
Length:
23 ft
Services And Facilities
GPS
Icebox
Life Jacket
Reels
Fishfinder

Operator

Captain

Brett Matherne

Since 2020 year
I have been fishing ever since I was old enough to hold a rod in my hand! I have been taking friends, family, coworkers, etc. out fishing for several years now, and I decided in the past year to pursue my dream of obtaining my Captain's License and making a business out of this lifelong passion. Not only do I love to fish, but I also love to share my passion and knowledge of our fisheries, as well as our state's rich habitat, with others in a way that can only be experienced out on the water! I ...

Brett Matherne

Captain
Since 2020 year

How to get there

Saint Bernard, Louisiana, United States

Book with 20% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 20% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter up to 1 day before the trip. The following payment methods are available: