New Orleans Louisiana FLY FISHING Charters - Louisiana Light Tackle Fishing for bull redfish

Please confirm availability with Capt. Brandon for the dates you wish to reserve before booking them online.

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Contact:

Please email me to confirm availability for the dates you want to reserve by clicking the "EMAIL ME" button.  If I'm on the water I will contact you ASAP.  (Please check your "junk mail" just in case.)

If calling or texting please know that I’m on the water just about every day and usually unable to respond until I am done for the day. I look forward to responding to everyone as soon as I possibly can.

  • Please use the "Email Me" form below or use the address below

  • Capt. Brandon Keck

  • 318-458-6862 (Cell service is very limited in the marsh.)

  • captkeck@southernflyexpeditions.com

Rates:

  • $700 - Full Day per boat (Recommended - Available year-round)

  • $550 - Half Day per boat (Available May-August)

  • Gift certificates are available!  Please contact Capt. Brandon Keck for details.

  • Pricing is based on 1 or 2 anglers per boat.  At this time the maximum number of anglers per boat is 2.

  • Need hotel recommendations or looking for all-inclusive lodging? See the lodging page.

  • Gratuities:  Tips are not included and are not required, but are much appreciated.  A recommended tip is $100/day for your guide.  Help your guide know that you appreciate their efforts and enjoyed your time with them.

  • Cash & all major credit cards accepted. Please no checks or money orders. VENMO may also be used to pay the balance.

Deposit:

  • $350 deposit per day to reserve Capt. Brandon.

  • Pay deposit for Capt. Brandon by clicking "BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW". Clear instructions are provided at this link on how to choose the correct deposits and quantity as well as information on the confirmation email.

  • Booking online or by phone allows you to immediately reserve what you want with a deposit payment.  Deposit payments must be received to place reservations.

  • The balance is due at the time of the charter via cash or card.  Venmo may be an option as well to pay the balance. You may also choose to pay in full ahead of time via by clicking "BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW" and choosing the appropriate rate.

  • There is a 5% fee added to all card transactions.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Please see the "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" for more information.

  • All fly and light tackle (conventional spin) gear.  We encourage you to use your own equipment if that's more comfortable for you, but we have gear set up specifically for the Louisiana marsh if you’d like to use ours.  Please keep the amount of gear to a minimum.  If you choose to bring your own gear we recommend the following:

    • 8, 9, 10, & 11 wt fly rods and reels spooled with weight-forward floating fly line and plenty of 30lb or higher strength backing.  We use floating line 99.99% of the time. Intermediate line could work as well if that’s all you have and prefer not to buy more line. Sinking line is very rarely used, but has it’s place. The size rods needed will depend on the conditions and fish we are targeting. We typically only use 1 or 2 different rods during a day on the water so there’s no big need for bringing a bunch of rods each day. Most commonly used rods are the 9wt and 10wt.

    • Medium to Med-Heavy spin or casting rods and reels spooled with 20 or 30lb-test braided line.

  • Fuel, Boat launching fee, & Ice when needed.

  • Photos taken of you and your trophy (CATCH & RELEASE). These photos are not to be cropped, edited, or used for profit in any way.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Please see the "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" for more information.

  • Polarized sunglasses with amber/copper/brown/rose/yellow colored lenses (Gray lenses are NOT recommended as they typically decrease color contrast making it more difficult to see fish in the water.), Brimmed hat to shield the sun from your eyes.

  • Lunch, Sunblock (please no spray cans), Waterproof top and bottom outerwear to block wind and water spray/rain.

  • Warm layers of clothing for colder temperatures, Lightweight clothing for warmer temperatures. (Shorts and bare feet are NOT recommended due to the possibility of biting flies).  I recommend at least bringing pants and full-coverage shoes to put on in case the biting flies are too active for you.

  • Please do NOT wear boots or hiking shoes. Boat shoes or sneakers are best. If you’re wearing flip flops I may recommend you take them off while we are fishing.

  • A "Charter Passenger (3-day)" Louisiana fishing license is required for each angler, which can be purchased from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (if the website is down or you're having difficulty call 1-888-362-5393).  This will cover you for up to 3 consecutive days which you will request.  An authorization number will be given to have with you on your charter(s).  You shouldn't need the hard-copy of the license if you have the authorization number. This is the appropriate and still cheapest license even if only fishing for 1 or 2 days. The price is $10 per person last time I looked.

  • Medications that you may require.

  • Notify the captain of any special accommodations needed. For example, if you will require a grab/lean bar for the raised casting platform. This is typically for people who have balance issues and need a little more support.

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, bring a positive attitude and a willingness to adjust tactics and such depending on conditions. If you plan to fly fish, but the conditions just are not going to allow it or will greatly decrease productivity we can switch to conventional spin fishing gear to increase our chances and have a great time.

Cancellations:

  • Cancellations made outside of 30 days of the booked date may be rescheduled for up to 1 year of the original booked date or the deposit may be refunded.

  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the booked date will forfeit the deposit.

  • Cancellations made within 14 days of the booked date and no-shows will be required to pay in full.

  • Cancellations must be submitted to captkeck@southernflyexpeditions.com.

  • Cancellations made by the captain because of unsafe weather conditions, mechanical issues, or emergencies may be refunded or rescheduled for up to 1 year of the original booked date.

  • Travel insurance may be purchased through various providers.  It's not a bad idea to be prepared for the unexpected.

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Please confirm availability with Capt. Brandon for the dates you wish to reserve before booking them online.