Capt. Charlie Thomason has hand picked his professional Louisiana fishing guides. Knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly are just some of the words spoken of his team of Louisiana fishing guides. All of our guides are U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured. Our charter fishing guides are experts in conventional and spin fishing allowing them to produce great Louisiana fish for our customers every single day. Whether it is fishing Lousiana’s flats, reefs, wrecks or chasing huge redfish in shallow ponds our guides are experts in every scenario. In Louisiana, our fishing season is year-round, and each season offers its own unique style of angling.

Live and Artificial Baits, Rod & Reels, Tackle, Gas and Ice are provided with Bayou Charters fishing guides at No Additional cost to you and your guests. Fish Cleaning and Packaging are offered free from our guides at the end of the trip. Gratuity is accepted but not expected.

Each of our charter captains fish from 24-26 foot Bay Boats powered with 225hp-300hp four stroke outboard motors. We use only quality 13 fishing rods and spinning reels that are paired with strong abrasion resistant FINS and braided line. This allows you as an angler the sensitivity and confidence to bring in the biggest fish Louisiana has to offer.

Being the oldest and most popular full-time fishing guide service in Hopedale, LA gives our customers the confidence that our guides are on fish each and every day, giving you the best opportunity to have a trip of a lifetime. Our guides fish 7 Days a Week.

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Corporate Retreats

Reward your employees or spoil your clients with an unforgettable trip to Bayou Charters & SilverSide Lodges. Bayou Charters is a legendary host that combines outstanding fishing with luxury accommodations and 5-star service that is second to none. The lodge can accommodate up to 24 people and we can create a tailored package to suit your group. Click here to see our latest corporate party!

Call our office and reserve your Louisiana fishing trip today. (504) 278-3474

You can also submit a form online to request specific days for fishing and lodging by clicking here>

What Should You Bring?

  • Lunch/Drinks/Snacks
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • NO Black Sole Shoes
  • Camera
  • Ice Chest (to bring home your catch)
  • Warm Clothing (it is cooler as the boat is moving)
  • Basic Fishing/Saltwater License Required (Non-residents can purchase a 3-day charter passenger license Freshwater & Saltwater $30.00) Click here to purchase.

Even though our lodges are used primarily in conjunction with Bayou Charters for fishing clients, you don’t have to fish with Bayou Charters to stay at the Lodges.

Everyone is welcome!