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Old 12-29-2015, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default New Orleans area charter

As title says I was hoping to get a charter boat near New Orleans this spring - we are willing to travel up to a couple of hours if worth it (better fishing/better captain etc..)

Taking a trip with some buddies in may/june and were hoping to do some offshore fishing.

My friend Jon reached out to a few captains but it seems like most of the boats limit passengers to 6 - is this a hard and fast rule or just a preference for captains? are there ones that allow more outside the "party boat" setup? We typically do a fishing trip every year with 5 guys but I invited my brother in-laws this year...bringing us to 7

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:26 AM   #2
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Most Capt. have only a USCG 6 pack licenses, that allows them to charter for no more than 6 people. Im sure there is a Charter down there that can take care of you, try the mariners at Venice La.
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Most Capt. have only a USCG 6 pack licenses, that allows them to charter for no more than 6 people. Im sure there is a Charter down there that can take care of you, try the mariners at Venice La.
Thanks - that explains it.

Tried one or two out of Venice and ran into the same problem. I'll keep looking but would appreciate any charters reaching out if they can help or if anyone knows someone in particular...

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Look into the Cougar out of Venice. He brings large parties all the time.
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Look into the Cougar out of Venice. He brings large parties all the time.
Thanks! looks like they go mainly for snapper/grouper etc.. are they experienced in wahoo/tuna and offshore?
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http://www.rodnreel.com/coulon/index.asp

http://www.rodnreel.com/coulon/index.asp?pg=rates
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Look into the Cougar out of Venice. He brings large parties all the time.
Any benefit to slimming group to 6 and going out on a smaller boat?
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Can you split up into two groups and have a friendly wager between the two boats?

Try these guys.......http://www.superstrikecharters.com/captainoffshore.html
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Can you split up into two groups and have a friendly wager between the two boats?

Try these guys.......http://www.superstrikecharters.com/captainoffshore.html
We definitely could. but also want to keep it cost sensitive (obviously twice as much fuel with two boats).
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Try to PM capt. Hoop on here. He hangs out in the Gulf section. I believe he has deck handed on the Cougar a few times. I believe they do tuna also.
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Captain Eddie Burger

(985) 788-5080

[email protected]

He is out fishing today call him tonight.

I would go with one or two "6 pack" boats if it were me.

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[URL="http://ospreycharters.net/URL]

known james my entire life. he started fishing as a baby on one of the first G&S built in Destin in the 70s. He has a big yellowfin that could probably handle 7
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if that url didnt work, it is ospreycharters.net

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Old 12-29-2015, 02:15 PM   #14
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The Mexican Gulf Fishing Co. has multiple boats so they could accommodate you if you needed to split up the group.

http://www.mgfishing.com/
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Trim the group to 6. You will have a much better trip on one of the faster 6 pack CC's or pony up for two boats!
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Running charters for 6 or less passengers means the vessel does not have to be inspected. To carry 6 or more people the boat has to meet stringent requirments and be inspected annually. It is expensive to meet the coastguards criteria especially with a recreational vessel.Therefore the 6 pack category.
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Do not use Tommeny out of Fourchon. He is one of the main forces trying to strangle the rec fishing industry in the Gulf.
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