Louisiana Fishing Guides

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WHO We Are

Our Louisiana Fishing Charter Captains and guide team is one of the most passionate and dedicated group of individuals that absolutely love fishing. Fishing is not just a sport for us, its a way of life! Our Fishing Charter Guides are all local southeast Louisiana natives. All of us were born and raised here and have spent a lifetime chasing Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum and Snapper in this place we call home “The Sportsman’s Paradise”.

Our goal is to make your Louisiana fishing charter trip an experience you will never forget.  You will not find another team more dedicated than the Hook Dat Fishing Team. Whether you are just visiting the New Orleans area, looking for an enjoyable family outing, a couple of buddies wanting to get out and enjoy some great fishing, corporate or small businesses wanting to entertain clients with an awesome saltwater fishing trip we got you covered.  If you are planning on fishing in Southeast Louisiana and looking for top notch fishing guides, boats & equipment, come fish with the best! We are a family based operation and when you come fish with the Hook Dat Fishing Charters Team, you will be treated like family.

It all about fun, fellowship and the quality of the fishing experience. We are confident once you come fish us, you will come back year after year to experience Southeast Louisiana / New Orleans Fishing at is finest.

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Mike DelToro

I am 46 years old born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was fortunate to grow up fishing the inshore and offshore waters of Louisiana. I have fished both salt and freshwater my entire life all over the country and one thing is for certain. Nothing beats the beautiful pristine waters and marshes of the Sportsman's Paradise! I spend my winters guiding waterfowl hunters in the duck capital of the world at Cupped Wings Guide Service in Arkansas and my spring, summer and fall chasing Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Snapper, Black Drum or anything that will bite in Louisiana.

I fish out of a 26 foot Caymas 26 HB hybrid center console bay boat. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado. Its fully rigged and ready for some serious fishing. I primarily focus on inshore and near coastal Fishing charters in Louisiana and offshore rig fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

We are a family friendly operation and are committed to making sure you, your friends, family and or clients have a safe, enjoyable and successful fishing experience. As a father of 3 beautiful girls, I feel it is important to gets more kids and women involved in our favorite outdoor sports like fishing and hunting.

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Mike Helmstetter

I was born and raised in southeast Louisiana and have been a Charter Fishing Boat Captain in Louisiana for over 25 years. I still reside in the New Orleans, Louisiana area and have been fishing the waters of Shell Beach, Hopedale, Delacroix and everything in between for most of my life. By day I am guiding fisherman on a 25 foot Sea Hunt powered by a 300 Yamaha through the marshy waters of southeast Louisiana chasing Speckled Trout, Red Fish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Red Snapper and several other species of fish. By night I am guiding bow fisherman on a 24 foot air boat through the back waters and marshy ground chasing Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Garfish, and Flounder

My goal is to make your Louisiana Charter Fishing Trip the best fishing experience of your life. If you are looking to come to New Orleans to experience why they call this place "The Sportsman's Paradise", then give us a call. You don't want to miss out on this exciting adventure in fishing!

captain ryan williams


I am 36 years old born and raised in Venice, Louisiana. I have been fishing the beautiful waters of south Louisiana for most of my life. The fishing here is second to none, and we catch fish year round.

I fish out of a the 26 foot Blue Wave Hybrid Bay Boat powered by a 300 Suzuki. It's fully rigged out ready to fish. I specialize in inshore fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder and Red Snapper.

After Hurricane Katrina I moved away from Venice, Louisiana and have been fishing the Shell Beach, Hopedale and Delacroix area ever since and the fishing is phenomenal. I have been guiding anglers for over 15 years and when I am not guiding I am on the water scouting. I am on the water nearly every day of the year.

I am married and have 3 kids and spend as much time with them on and off the water as possible. They are all avid fisherman and spend a lot of time with me scouting and on family fishing trips. We are a family-based operation and we have a great time together when we are out on the water. Whether you live locally or stay in the local fishing lodges, we can cook right there on the dock of the canal and enjoy the days end with good fish, good stories and fellowship!

Captain Chris Faler

Chris Faler

I am a native to New Orleans and grew up on Lake Ponchartrain. I learned from an early age how to navigate the marsh from a flat boat and harvest wildlife for survival. Catching crawfish, crabs, shrimp, frogs, bowfishing, and inshore fishing for reds, trout, flounder, black drum to going offshore for snapper, cobia, amberjack, etc. I have spent my life on the water and I have done it all. I proudly served my country for 8 years in the Marine Corps Infantry. Besides running bowfishing charters I am also a practicing Chiropractic for 18 years. All the being said, there is no better place than being on the water and sharing our southern way of life to those that appreciate the outdoors.

I fish out of a custom 20' airboat that will get you back into the beautiful Louisiana marsh to chase redfish, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, etc. decked out with more lights than you can shake a stick at! We will light up the world so you can get that shot at a fish of a lifetime.

Hope to see you on the water on your next bowfishing charter so we can show you what Louisiana Bowfishing is all about.

Equipment & Partners

We put trust in our high-end equipment everyday to ensure an enjoyable and successful trip. It is our top priority to invest in and maintain the best equipment available.

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