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New Orleans travel arrangements.


If you plan to just fish

The Dogwood Lodge is a great on the water option where we pick you up from the boat.  Click here to go to their website to book your stay.

Or we recommend staying at Best Western Plus in Chalmette, La (504) 309-6360 or in Slidell, La at the Sleep Inn (985) 641-2143 or Holiday Inn and Suites (985) 639-0890.


If you want to stay in New Orleans

The Ritz Carlton (504) 524-1331, Riverside Hilton (504) 561-0500, and Hotel Mazarin (504) 581-7300 are three great hotel options.  If you choose to stay in the city we ask you make necessary arrangements to get to Penny's Cafe on the days you fish.  Renting a car is a cheap option to explore the city and make your way to and from Penny's.  There are also cabs that will bring you to and from Penny's.


No matter where you stay, stopping at Penny’s Café on the way to the water is a daily tradition where we can grab a nice breakfast and lunch to go.


Penny's Cafe

5442 E. Judge Perez Rd

Violet, La 70092


On the Boat


  • Polarized Sunglasses (amber colored lens are best)
  • Baseball cap or wide brimmed hat.  
  • Protective clothing to combat cold or hot conditions (it's always more hot/cold on the water than at the launch).
  • Comfortable shoes with non-scuff soles.



Fishing License: 3-day license is the shortest license available and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 1-888-765-2602. Make sure to let your operator know you are fishing with a guide (Code 79).


Fishing Gear

I have all the gear you will need on the boat (fly rods 8 and 9 wt, spin gear, leaders, tippets, flies and baits) so if you don’t have any or don’t want to travel with it we have you covered.