Who We Are

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WHO DAT

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.

captain mike del toro

Captain
Mike DelToro

I am 43 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 25 foot Epic bay boat powered by a 250 Yamaha. Its fully rigged and ready for some serious fishing. I primarily focus on inshore 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.

captain mike helmstetter

Captain
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 24 foot Sportsman Bay Boat 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

CAPTAIN
RYAN WILLIAMS

I am 34 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 24 foot Avenger Bay Boat powered by a 300 Yamaha. 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 11 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 miguel del toro

CAPTAIN
MIGUEL DELTORO

My name is Miguel Del Toro but most people call me Sr. I was born and raised right here in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am 64 years old and I grew up fishing the waters of southeast Louisiana. My work and travels have taken me all over the world and I have had the opportunity to hunt and fish all of the country. Nothing even comes close to fishing the marshy waters of Louisiana. I can truly say there is no place like home and there is no place like "The Sportsman's Paradise".

I now live in Slidell, Louisiana. I have been married for over 40 years and have 2 sons who have the same passion and enthusiasm for hunting and fishing as I do. If you are looking for top notch Louisiana Fishing Charter or Fishing Charter near New Orleans, you will not find a more passionate group of professionals that love and work tirelessly at being the best at what they do.

My goal will always be to make sure you have the best fishing experience that Louisiana has to offer and ensure you leave Louisiana excited about coming back to fish with us.

Equipment & Partners

we put trust in our equipment everyday to ensure enjoyable and successful trips it’s top priority for us to keep and maintain the best available.

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