Shell Beach, Louisiana Fishing Guides New Orleans Bayou
Fishing Magician Charters is a dedicated owned and operated business with insured and licensed captains. Based in Shell Beach, Louisiana, it is run by the well-known "Fishing Magician," Capt. Johnny Nunez, with two of his sons, Capts. John and Jason Nunez, following in the footsteps of their father.
Like much of coastal Louisiana, the Lake Borgne, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and Breton Sound areas have seen much change. But the one thing has remained constant – the fishing. These marshes with its intricate system of bayous, canals, bays, and open-water oil fields, offer anglers a multitude of diverse habitats and environs, which hold every saltwater coastal species imaginable. Shell Beach, Louisiana Fishing
Few charter captains can boast a record of success like Captain Johnny Nunez when it comes to using light tackle in coastal fishing for speckled trout and redfish. Depending on the season and conditions, other species such as flounder, bay snapper and black drum are regularly caught. To ensure "the magic," Nunez uses live bait, including shrimp, croakers or cocahoe minnows.
Shell Beach, Louisiana Winter Fishing
"I’ve found that when the shrimp are in season, there’s no bait that is that effective. When the trout are feeding under the birds, they’ll hit anything. But in any other situation – live bait is the ticket."
In the colder months The Fishing Magician targets areas such as Bayou Loutre, Bayou Sue, Bayou Grande, Biloxi marsh, Stump Lagoon, Bob’s Lake, Crooked Bayou and Bayou LeRoy.
In the spring as the fish leave their deep-water haunts and spread out across the coastal bays, Nunez changes his strategy. He concentrates his efforts on Lake Eugene, Bay Eloi and Lake Robin, in back of Hopedale.Shell Beach, Louisiana Spring and Summer Fishing
In late spring and summer, the speckled trout craze is on once again. Nunez heads to the Breton Sound, where he focuses on the gas and oil platforms of the big, open water. During this time of the year - peak season, the fishing is fast and frantic.
"The action is incredible," Nunez said. "This is when they're really stacked up. It’s not unusual to catch 150 or 175 before 10:30 a.m."
It’s the kind of day that customers dream about. Shell Beach, Louisiana Fishing Rates and Boats
The Fishing Magician Charters targets speckled trout and redfish. The package includes:
- Licensed captain
- Fuel and oil
- All tackle, rods, reels and fishing equipment
- Live bait when available
* We offer overnight accomodations. Call for availability.
- 25-foot Privateer
- Yamaha 300 hp outboard motor
- Trolling motor
- Fishes six comfortably
The Privateer has been called one of the best all-around fishing vessels ever built. It is an extremely versatile boat, and spacious, with enough room for six anglers to fish comfortably. It cuts through the waves in the Breton Sound, while accessing the marsh interiors and shallow coastal bays with less than a foot of water.
Join us for a New Orleans Bayou fishing trips in Shell Beach, Louisiana for Speckled Trout and Redfish!