1-2 Angler Guided Trips
What you can expect:
Each day on the water will last anywhere between 5-8 hours. On a typical day, we will see a large number of redfish and have lots of shots, whether you connect with them is up to you. If you listen and follow directions well, then your odds will improve!
What you should bring:
-A positive attitude!
-Lunch, if you would like one.
-Rain Gear, jacket and pants/bibs.
-Appropriate insulating layers if need be.
-Sun protection, could be sun screen, long sleeve shirts, and pants.
-A camera for memories. (Your captain will use his for fish pics and be sure to get you copies!)
-Dramamine or Bonine for sea sickness.
-A small dry bag to keep personal items in.
-Louisiana Fishing License.
Deposit & Payment Info:
Make a deposit to secure your spot!
A $200 per day deposit is required to secure your spot on the boat. Please check the availability of your days before making the deposit! Thanks!
Date Range for the 2022/2023 season is Mid October through February.
Ways to make a payment:
-Check (Make payable to Benjamin Cooley)
-Credit Card (Through PayPal)
-Venmo (Ask How)
-Zelle (Ask How)
I use paypal to process credit cards.
What is included:
-5 to 8 hours on the water.
-Snacks and Beverages.
-High quality Orvis fly rods and reels with either Orvis or Scientific Anglers fly lines.
-Leaders, tippet, and flies (most of which have been tied by your captain).
-Conventional Tackle Available Also.
Where to Stay:
CocoMarina in Cocodrie, LA.
There are several AirBnBs and VRBOs in the Houma, Chauvin, Montegut, and Cocodrie area.
The nearest city with major hotels is Houma.
If you do not provide a 30 day notice regarding cancellation of your charter, your deposit will NOT be refunded. If you cancel before the 30 day mark, you will get fully refunded minus a $25 per cancelled day cancellation fee. If your charter is cancelled by the guide due to weather, then the cancelled day is refundable or can be put towards a future trip.
What to do if the weather is bad? There are different levels of bad weather on the water. If it is absolutely unsafe to be out there, then the above cancellation policy goes into action. If it is just making it difficult to cast a fly, then we have conventional tackle as an option. If you find yourself not out on the water casting to redfish, New Orleans is not that far away and is a pretty cool place to go explore for a day or even more. In fact I highly recommend planning your stay to include maybe a night or two in New Orleans, just to experience the culture. You'll have a tough time finding any place else that has such great food, wonderful music, and awesome vibe of the local residents.
*IT IS HIGHLY ADVISED TO GET TRIP/TRAVEL INSURANCE ON ALL MAJOR FLY FISHING TRIPS. FOR THE UNEXPECTED. REMEMBER WHEN YOU CANCEL, YOUR GUIDE IS MOST LIKELY LOSING THAT INCOME BECAUSE IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO REBOOK DURING THE SEASON.