It’s no accident that restaurants in New Orleans offer some of the best seafood in the world. Lake, Gulf and bayou to table deliver shelled bounty to hungry seafood lovers. Informed by endless waterways fueled by the Gulf of Mexico, the mighty Mississippi, strings of freshwater lakes and hidden bayou fish camps, the region’s renowned fishing draws anglers from all over the world. Local guides offer inshore fishing charters for the like of flounder, redfish, and speckled trout, as well as bigger game fish including marlin and red snapper for a storied offshore experience.
Besides charter boats aimed at sport fishing, you can experience the windswept waters of Lake Pontchartrain with sailboat and other charters near Lakeside Airport and across on the Northshore out of Bayou Castine.