Frequently Asked Questions

Do we get to keep fish?2021-06-23T14:13:45+00:00

No. We practice catch-and-release with a few exceptions.

What do I wear?2021-06-23T14:12:36+00:00

Your essential attire includes non-scuff shoes, a baseball cap or some other brimmed hat, polarized sunglasses, and a sun shirt. Bring a sweatshirt or windbreaker for the ride out. Colder weather may call for heavier gear and it’s good to have a rain jacket just in case. Be sure to dress appropriately because being uncomfortable for 8 hours in the elements can take the fun down a few notches.

Equally important: Bring a positive attitude! We work as hard as we can to make sure you’re having the trip of a lifetime, but your man-vs-wild experience begins and ends with you. Sight-fishing can be hard. Fly-fishing can be really hard. This is a team activity, and we all need to hold up our end of the bargain.

Do I need my own gear?2021-06-23T14:15:28+00:00

We provide the rods, reels, and lures for the trip. You are welcome to bring your own setup, but if you’re not certain, double check with us to see that it’s appropriate for the species we are targeting. For example, our fly rods are all 8-12 weight, tip-flex, intermediate or floating line.

Do I need a license in Louisiana?2021-06-23T14:18:14+00:00

YES. Be sure to get your Louisiana saltwater fishing license online here. Bring a printout or screenshot it to your phone because we may be out of cell service should you need to whip it out.

What’s included?2021-06-23T14:18:36+00:00

We provide fuel, water, ice, and fun.

You provide your own lunch and snacks and anything you may want to drink (can be stashed in our coolers) and be sure to bring any medication, sunscreen, or other extras you may need. We usually have some extra sunscreen or bug spray on the boat, but if you’re specific about what you like, bring it.

Where do I stay?2021-06-23T14:19:25+00:00

We have a fishing camp in Buras, central to all the area launches. It’s clean and cozy, and you can let your proverbial hair down. You can make arrangements when booking your trip. If you prefer to stay in town or at a different lodge, let us know so we can make sure you stay on the proper side of the river for your trip.

Where do we launch?2021-06-23T14:19:48+00:00

We launch out of different marinas at different times of the year for maximum fishing enjoyment. We will make the game plan at the time of booking, so it will be in a specific zone. Weather is always subject to change so it may be a different launch in the same area.

How do I get there?2021-06-23T14:20:16+00:00

You are responsible for your transportation. Rent a car or drive your own. Ubers will be expensive and it will be harder to find one to bring you back to your home base.

How do I book?2021-06-23T14:20:39+00:00

Call, text, or email us. Let us know your name, contact information, when you want to come, and how many anglers you have.

What is the cancellation policy?2021-06-23T14:21:03+00:00

Cancellations over 30 days before the trip receive a full deposit refund.

Cancellations 11-30 days before must pay 50% of the cost of the trip.

No-shows and cancellations within 10 days must pay for the full trip.

What if the weather is bad?2021-06-23T14:21:26+00:00

Cancellations due to weather are at the discretion of the guide. We are happy to reschedule and work with you.

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Paul is a fishing guides – fishing guide. He knows the territory and has many options open depending on weather and tides. Paul takes care of everything all you have to do is show up with a good attitude. Time in the boat is productive and we spend most of the time laughing. I have recommended him to many people.

Mike Neary, Chums
I’ve been fishing with Paul every year for a long time. I always come back because we have a great time, Paul works his ass off, and we catch a lot of fish
John Snipes

Fishing with Capt. Paul is awesome! He works his butt off to get you on fish (no matter the situation) and cares about you having an enjoyable day. He understands that going fishing isn’t always about catching the biggest or most fish (although you probably will!), he knows it’s about having a fun time on the water. Some of the best and most productive days I’ve had on the water have been with Capt. Paul Lappin…he’s the man!

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