Capt. Sal Fontana's Gotcha Hooked Guide Service
4425 Alexander Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
Contact: Capt. Sal Fontana
Phone: 504-812-7773
Email: gotchahooked@cox.net
Website: http://www.gotchahooked.com

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About Us

Gotcha Hooked Guide Service provides 8 hours of fishing and fun from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boat departs Hopedale at first safe light usually around 5 a.m. These trips target trout, redfish, flounder and sheepshead. You will enjoy fishing the shallow bays and interior marshes of Hopedale and Delacroix Louisiana. All Boats can Comfortably Accommodate up to 5 Fishermen per boat and with 12 boats ready to serve you can handle a total of up to 60 Anglers!! So Come Aboard and enjoy the experience!!
An Exciting Fishing Adventure is waiting for your Group Events, Team Building for your company, or just a creative way to show appreciation to your Partners, Clients, Vendors and Employees!!
With advance arrangements for Larger and Corporate Group charters we can accommodate up to 46 people with Dock side Lodging. Call and make your arrangements Today!!!

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Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Specks, Specks and more specks
Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a great bunch of guys. I had Stan, his friend Harry and Kenny and his son Champ. The guys caught fish after fish on every cast. This was the first time I had ever seen a teen say he had caught enough and put the pole in the rod holder. The guys finished the day with 75 nice specks, 10 reds and 6 sheep heads. Really great bunch of Guys and looking forward for their return. All fish were caught on Campo’s shrimp 3 feet under cork in the Hopedale. Call today to book your trip and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Still have a few days open this month so call and book a trip today.rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

late reports from Hopedale
5/30 & 5/31rnLate weekend reports from HopedalernThis Friday and Saturday I had the pleasure of fishing with a great group of Guys. I had Dan, Vance, Jason, and Benny. On Friday they had a great time limiting out on Redfish and Drum with a few Trout and heads mixed in. On Saturday we again decided to stay in close due to weather and proved to be the right choice. Once again the guys came in full force and limited out on Reds, Drum and a few Trout. All fish were caught on Campo’s shrimp under a cork in the Hopedale marsh. Great bunch of Guys and look forward for their return. Call today to book your trip and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime.rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Late reports from Hopedale
5/25/14rnLate reports from HopedalernI had the pleasure of fishing with Sean, Kalab and Faith on the boat today. With the weather being a little unpredictable we decided to stay in the marsh with the young anglers and fish Redfish and Drum. I set up Sean on his own and took both of the young ones to the front and got them rolling. After Faith missed the first few fish she final got the hang of it and for the rest of the day Sean and his son Kalab both had trouble keeping up with Faith. She danced and sang to the fish as she brought them to the boat. We finished the day with 15 Reds, 15 Drum, 2 heads and a hand full of Trout. All fish were caught on Campo’s live shrimp. I just had a few cancellations and some re-scheduling for next week and weekend. Call and book your trip today and have a fishing adventure of a lifetime to remember. Call today....rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Open Dates
Been catching fish even with the slack tides and high winds. Just had a few cancellations and some re-scheduling for this week and weekend. Call and book a trip and have a fishing adventure to remember. Call today....rnrnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

open weekend
Open Weekend!!!!rnrnJust had a cancellation for This Saturday 4/26 and Sunday 4/27. Give me a call to get in on some hot action in Hopedale.rnrnCapt. Salrn504-812-7773rnrnGotchahooked@cox.net

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Redfish everywhere
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Cal and 2 of his best friends from California and Tennessee. We made a short run and first stop netted 2 reds and 1 trout. Made a short run and put 3 more reds in the box. Third stop and BAM!!!! Redfish after redfish with Black Drum mixed in. after my guys limited out on reds and Black drum we decided to head to the dock. . The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in April and May so give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Windy but great day in Hopedale
4/4rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys Trip and Jeremy and their sons from Alabama and Arkansas. With the strong east winds and the treat of rain we got an early start and headed to the outer edges of the bay. Along the way made a stop and boated 2 drum and 1 Bull Red. After a short run we made a stop at one of the Honey Holes and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 45 minutes they managed to put 6 drum and 2 more Bull Red’s in the box. The bite stopped and we made a move to the outer Bay and fished a spot that has be producing really nice fish. Within the next hour my crew managed to boat the a few more Reds and Drums. Suddenly the wind and a rain storm popped up and we decided to call it a day and run from the approaching storms. My crew called it a day with a total of 5 Bull Reds, 12 slot Reds and 17 drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay is heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in April and May so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Late report 3/23 from Hopedale
Today we again had our same group from Alabama for round 2. Again we headed strait for deeper water and it proved to be the right choice. First stop and 30 minutes later and 25 Drum were in the box. Made a short run to look for some small Reds and BAM!!!!! First 3 cast produced 3 Bull Reds. Made another short run and within minutes all were hooked up with Drum and Reds. After putting 10 Reds in the box all decided to head to our 4th spot for a few Trout. Within the next hour the guys boxed another 40 trout and decided to call it quits for the day. After a short break for some refreshments we headed to the dock with a total of 25 Drum, 10 Reds, and 40 Trout. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com..

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Late Weekend 3/22 report from Hopedale
Late Weekend report from Hopedale. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Alabama. With the very low water and wind we took to plan B and headed to deeper water. Along the way made a stop and low water and only 1 drum. We then continued to our planned spot and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 5 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 20 minutes and 25 drum and 1 Bull Red were in the box. 2nd stop produced 3 more Reds and 1 sheephead. 3rd stop produced 2 more sheepheads and 1 Flounder. Made 1 more stop for trout but with the wind picking up all decided to head to the dock early with 4 Bull Reds, 3 sheephead, 25 drum, 4 Trout and 1 Flounder. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com..

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

More Bull Reds from Hopedale
3/18rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with my Honeymooners David and Ann from California. They arrived to the boat with very light clothes due to not expecting the very cold weather. After a few minutes of adjustments, the captain managed to get both covered up with Jackets and a set of his own bibs. With the water again gone with the wind we started with a long run to deeper water. Again it proved to be the right call. Both were hooked up from the first cast with BULL REDS!!!!!! After catching and releasing around 10 Bulls we made a move. 2nd stop and 5 smaller reds. 3rd stop and 1 hour later we headed to the dock with a total of 2 Bull Reds, 8 other smaller reds, and 10 really nice Black Drum. While I cleaned and packed the fish for shipping my Honeymooners warmed up and feed the Pelicans. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com..

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Weekend report from Hopedale
3/15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Fernando and his guest from Dallas Texas. Again the water was very low. With this in mind we again headed to deeper water and it again proved to be the right pick. First cast and BAM!!!! Both were hooked up with Bull Reds. Next few cast were with the same results, Bull Reds! We made a move down the bank a few hundred feet and within the next hour my crew had boated 2 Bull Reds, 8 other Reds between 6 to 7 ˝ pounds, 10 really nice Black Drum and 3 sheepheads. With the winds picking up we decided to head in for fish cleaning and some stories and beverages of choice. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com..

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Late Reports from Hopedale
3/14rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Tennessee. With the very low water and wind we took to plan 2 and headed to deeper water. First stop along the way proved to be a waste of time as the water was too low. We then continued to our planned spot and the First cast and BAM!!! Bull Red. 2nd cast and BAM another bull red. A few seconds later all 4 were hooked up at the same time. After 15 to 20 Bull Reds caught and released we made another move. As soon as the baits hit the water all 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 40 minutes all had limited out and we headed back to the dock with 4 Bull Reds, 12 other Reds from 6 to 7 pounds and 20 really nice Black drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com...

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

REDFISH LIMITS BY 8:15
Redfish Limits by 8:15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie’s Crew. Again with the weather threating we headed into the marsh for some RED FISH action. First stop and 8 REDS, 2 TROUT and 3 DRUM. Second stop and another 12 reds to finish off their Limit. With the weather getting bad everyone decided to head to the dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

REDFISH ACTION!!!!!!!
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana

Tough day in the Bay
Tough Day in the BAY!!!!rnSaturday I had the pleasure of fishing with Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds not that bad we headed to the Bay for some TROUT action. 1 stop and it was on. Trout after Trout for the next 2 hours, with 1 keeper for every 5 throw backs. After we boated 52 trout we headed further out in the Bay in search for some Monster Trout. After 3 stops and nothing but sharks we headed in for some RED action. Made 1 stop and managed to Limit out on REDS (15) and 4 drum before we headed to the Dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

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Phone: 504-812-7773

Metairie, Louisiana 75

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

Speck Time!!!!
Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a great bunch of guys. I had Stan, his friend Harry and Kenny and his son Champ. The guys caught fish after fish on every cast. This was the first time I had ever seen a teen say he had caught enough and put the pole in the rod holder. The guys finished the day with 75 nice specks, 10 reds and 6 sheep heads. Really great bunch of Guys and looking forward for their return. All fish were caught on Campo’s shrimp 3 feet under cork in the Hopedale. Call today to book your trip and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Still have a few days open this month so call and book a trip today.rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

OPEN DATES
Even with the slack tides and high winds Capt. Sal has been catching limits of fish. I just had a few cancellations and some re-scheduling for this week and weekend. Call and book a trip and have a fishing adventure of a lifetime to remember. Call today....rnrnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

Redfish limits
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

Windy but great day in Hopedale, LA
4/4rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys Trip and Jeremy and their sons from Alabama and Arkansas. With the strong east winds and the treat of rain we got an early start and headed to the outer edges of the bay. Along the way made a stop and boated 2 drum and 1 Bull Red. After a short run we made a stop at one of the Honey Holes and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 45 minutes they managed to put 6 drum and 2 more Bull Red’s in the box. The bite stopped and we made a move to the outer Bay and fished a spot that has be producing really nice fish. Within the next hour my crew managed to boat the a few more Reds and Drums. Suddenly the wind and a rain storm popped up and we decided to call it a day and run from the approaching storms. My crew called it a day with a total of 5 Bull Reds, 12 slot Reds and 17 drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay is heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in April and May so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

late 3/23 report from Hopedale LA
Today we again had our same group from Alabama for round 2. Again we headed strait for deeper water and it proved to be the right choice. First stop and 30 minutes later and 25 Drum were in the box. Made a short run to look for some small Reds and BAM!!!!! First 3 cast produced 3 Bull Reds. Made another short run and within minutes all were hooked up with Drum and Reds. After putting 10 Reds in the box all decided to head to our 4th spot for a few Trout. Within the next hour the guys boxed another 40 trout and decided to call it quits for the day. After a short break for some refreshments we headed to the dock with a total of 25 Drum, 10 Reds, and 40 Trout. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

later report from 3/22
Late Weekend report from Hopedale. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Alabama. With the very low water and wind we took to plan B and headed to deeper water. Along the way made a stop and low water and only 1 drum. We then continued to our planned spot and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 5 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 20 minutes and 25 drum and 1 Bull Red were in the box. 2nd stop produced 3 more Reds and 1 sheephead. 3rd stop produced 2 more sheepheads and 1 Flounder. Made 1 more stop for trout but with the wind picking up all decided to head to the dock early with 4 Bull Reds, 3 sheephead, 25 drum, 4 Trout and 1 Flounder. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

More Bull Reds from Hopedale, LA
3/15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Fernando and his guest from Dallas Texas. Again the water was very low. With this in mind we again headed to deeper water and it again proved to be the right pick. First cast and BAM!!!! Both were hooked up with Bull Reds. Next few cast were with the same results, Bull Reds! We made a move down the bank a few hundred feet and within the next hour my crew had boated 2 Bull Reds, 8 other Reds between 6 to 7 ˝ pounds, 10 really nice Black Drum and 3 sheepheads. With the winds picking up we decided to head in for fish cleaning and some stories and beverages of choice. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.rnrn3/18rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with my Honeymooners David and Ann from California. They arrived to the boat with very light clothes due to not expecting the very cold weather. After a few minutes of adjustments, the captain managed to get both covered up with Jackets and a set of his own bibs. With the water again gone with the wind we started with a long run to deeper water. Again it proved to be the right call. Both were hooked up from the first cast with BULL REDS!!!!!! After catching and releasing around 10 Bulls we made a move. 2nd stop and 5 smaller reds. 3rd stop and 1 hour later we headed to the dock with a total of 2 Bull Reds, 8 other smaller reds, and 10 really nice Black Drum. While I cleaned and packed the fish for shipping my Honeymooners warmed up and feed the Pelicans. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

Late reports from Hopedale,LA
3/14rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Tennessee. With the very low water and wind we took to plan 2 and headed to deeper water. First stop along the way proved to be a waste of time as the water was too low. We then continued to our planned spot and the First cast and BAM!!! Bull Red. 2nd cast and BAM another bull red. A few seconds later all 4 were hooked up at the same time. After 15 to 20 Bull Reds caught and released we made another move. As soon as the baits hit the water all 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 40 minutes all had limited out and we headed back to the dock with 4 Bull Reds, 12 other Reds from 6 to 7 pounds and 20 really nice Black drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

REDFISH LIMITS BY 8:30
Redfish Limits by 8:15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie’s Crew. Again with the weather threating we headed into the marsh for some RED FISH action. First stop and 8 REDS, 2 TROUT and 3 DRUM. Second stop and another 12 reds to finish off their Limit. With the weather getting bad everyone decided to head to the dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

REDFISH ACTION!!!!!!!!
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

tough day in the bay
Tough Day in the BAY!!!!rnSaturday I had the pleasure of fishing with Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds not that bad we headed to the Bay for some TROUT action. 1 stop and it was on. Trout after Trout for the next 2 hours, with 1 keeper for every 5 throw backs. After we boated 52 trout we headed further out in the Bay in search for some Monster Trout. After 3 stops and nothing but sharks we headed in for some RED action. Made 1 stop and managed to Limit out on REDS (15) and 4 drum before we headed to the Dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

Late report from Hopedale
After 3 days off I had Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and fight the winds on Friday. He had the pleasure of fishing with Andy and his sons. After 2 attempts at Trout in the Bay the wind WON!!! Headed straight to the Marsh and started busting the REDS!!! Within the next 2 hours all 5 people were limited out with 25 reds. Made a 2nd stop and managed to put 17 trout and 1 flounder in the boat before heading to the dock. Despite the high winds all still had a fun and productive day. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside Mississippi

REDFISH LIMIT'S BY 10:30 a.m.
For the second day in a row Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and also limited out on REDFISH by 10:30 a.m. With the winds blowing stronger than the previous day it was straight to the marsh for redfish. First stop 2 reds one after another and then completely nothing. Ran to a second stop and Jerry and his 3 young anglers was treated to fast and Furious Redfish action from the first cast. Within the next hour 25 REDFISH were in the box and it was now time to play. Made one more stop and put 2 flounder in the box and then headed to the dock for some relief from the heat. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. Call Capt. Sal today at 504-812-7773 and book your trip while dates are still available.

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Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Speck Time!!!!
Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a great bunch of guys. I had Stan, his friend Harry and Kenny and his son Champ. The guys caught fish after fish on every cast. This was the first time I had ever seen a teen say he had caught enough and put the pole in the rod holder. The guys finished the day with 75 nice specks, 10 reds and 6 sheep heads. Really great bunch of Guys and looking forward for their return. All fish were caught on Campo’s shrimp 3 feet under cork in the Hopedale. Call today to book your trip and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Still have a few days open this month so call and book a trip today.rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

OPEN DATES
Even with the slack tides and high winds Capt. Sal has been catching limits of fish. I just had a few cancellations and some re-scheduling for this week and weekend. Call and book a trip and have a fishing adventure of a lifetime to remember. Call today....rnrnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Redfish Limits
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Great day in Hopedale, La
4/4rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys Trip and Jeremy and their sons from Alabama and Arkansas. With the strong east winds and the treat of rain we got an early start and headed to the outer edges of the bay. Along the way made a stop and boated 2 drum and 1 Bull Red. After a short run we made a stop at one of the Honey Holes and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 45 minutes they managed to put 6 drum and 2 more Bull Red’s in the box. The bite stopped and we made a move to the outer Bay and fished a spot that has be producing really nice fish. Within the next hour my crew managed to boat the a few more Reds and Drums. Suddenly the wind and a rain storm popped up and we decided to call it a day and run from the approaching storms. My crew called it a day with a total of 5 Bull Reds, 12 slot Reds and 17 drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay is heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in April and May so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

3/23 Late report from Hopedale, la
Today we again had our same group from Alabama for round 2. Again we headed strait for deeper water and it proved to be the right choice. First stop and 30 minutes later and 25 Drum were in the box. Made a short run to look for some small Reds and BAM!!!!! First 3 cast produced 3 Bull Reds. Made another short run and within minutes all were hooked up with Drum and Reds. After putting 10 Reds in the box all decided to head to our 4th spot for a few Trout. Within the next hour the guys boxed another 40 trout and decided to call it quits for the day. After a short break for some refreshments we headed to the dock with a total of 25 Drum, 10 Reds, and 40 Trout. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

3/22 late report from hopedale, LA
Late Weekend report from Hopedale. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Alabama. With the very low water and wind we took to plan B and headed to deeper water. Along the way made a stop and low water and only 1 drum. We then continued to our planned spot and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 5 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 20 minutes and 25 drum and 1 Bull Red were in the box. 2nd stop produced 3 more Reds and 1 sheephead. 3rd stop produced 2 more sheepheads and 1 Flounder. Made 1 more stop for trout but with the wind picking up all decided to head to the dock early with 4 Bull Reds, 3 sheephead, 25 drum, 4 Trout and 1 Flounder. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

More Bull Reds from Hopedale, LA
3/15 & 3/18 ReportsrnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Fernando and his guest from Dallas Texas. Again the water was very low. With this in mind we again headed to deeper water and it again proved to be the right pick. First cast and BAM!!!! Both were hooked up with Bull Reds. Next few cast were with the same results, Bull Reds! We made a move down the bank a few hundred feet and within the next hour my crew had boated 2 Bull Reds, 8 other Reds between 6 to 7 ˝ pounds, 10 really nice Black Drum and 3 sheepheads. With the winds picking up we decided to head in for fish cleaning and some stories and beverages of choice. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.rnrn3/18rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with my Honeymooners David and Ann from California. They arrived to the boat with very light clothes due to not expecting the very cold weather. After a few minutes of adjustments, the captain managed to get both covered up with Jackets and a set of his own bibs. With the water again gone with the wind we started with a long run to deeper water. Again it proved to be the right call. Both were hooked up from the first cast with BULL REDS!!!!!! After catching and releasing around 10 Bulls we made a move. 2nd stop and 5 smaller reds. 3rd stop and 1 hour later we headed to the dock with a total of 2 Bull Reds, 8 other smaller reds, and 10 really nice Black Drum. While I cleaned and packed the fish for shipping my Honeymooners warmed up and feed the Pelicans. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Late reports from Hopedale, LA
3/14rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Tennessee. With the very low water and wind we took to plan 2 and headed to deeper water. First stop along the way proved to be a waste of time as the water was too low. We then continued to our planned spot and the First cast and BAM!!! Bull Red. 2nd cast and BAM another bull red. A few seconds later all 4 were hooked up at the same time. After 15 to 20 Bull Reds caught and released we made another move. As soon as the baits hit the water all 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 40 minutes all had limited out and we headed back to the dock with 4 Bull Reds, 12 other Reds from 6 to 7 pounds and 20 really nice Black drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

REDFISH LIMITS BY 8:30
Redfish Limits by 8:15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie’s Crew. Again with the weather threating we headed into the marsh for some RED FISH action. First stop and 8 REDS, 2 TROUT and 3 DRUM. Second stop and another 12 reds to finish off their Limit. With the weather getting bad everyone decided to head to the dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

REDFISH ACTION!!!!!!!
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Tough Day in the Bay
Tough Day in the BAY!!!!rnSaturday I had the pleasure of fishing with Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds not that bad we headed to the Bay for some TROUT action. 1 stop and it was on. Trout after Trout for the next 2 hours, with 1 keeper for every 5 throw backs. After we boated 52 trout we headed further out in the Bay in search for some Monster Trout. After 3 stops and nothing but sharks we headed in for some RED action. Made 1 stop and managed to Limit out on REDS (15) and 4 drum before we headed to the Dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

Late report from Hopedale, Louisiana
After 3 days off I had Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and fight the winds on Friday. He had the pleasure of fishing with Andy and his sons. After 2 attempts at Trout in the Bay the wind WON!!! Headed straight to the Marsh and started busting the REDS!!! Within the next 2 hours all 5 people were limited out with 25 reds. Made a 2nd stop and managed to put 17 trout and 1 flounder in the boat before heading to the dock. Despite the high winds all still had a fun and productive day. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside North Carolina

REDFISH LIMIT'S by 10:30 a.m.
For the second day in a row Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and also limited out on REDFISH by 10:30 a.m. With the winds blowing stronger than the previous day it was straight to the marsh for redfish. First stop 2 reds one after another and then completely nothing. Ran to a second stop and Jerry and his 3 young anglers was treated to fast and Furious Redfish action from the first cast. Within the next hour 25 REDFISH were in the box and it was now time to play. Made one more stop and put 2 flounder in the box and then headed to the dock for some relief from the heat. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. Call Capt. Sal today at 504-812-7773 and book your trip while dates are still available.

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Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Speck Time!!!!
Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a great bunch of guys. I had Stan, his friend Harry and Kenny and his son Champ. The guys caught fish after fish on every cast. This was the first time I had ever seen a teen say he had caught enough and put the pole in the rod holder. The guys finished the day with 75 nice specks, 10 reds and 6 sheep heads. Really great bunch of Guys and looking forward for their return. All fish were caught on Campo’s shrimp 3 feet under cork in the Hopedale. Call today to book your trip and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Still have a few days open this month so call and book a trip today.rnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

OPEN DATES
Even with the slack tides and high winds Capt. Sal has been catching limits of fish. I just had a few cancellations and some re-scheduling for this week and weekend. Call and book a trip and have a fishing adventure of a lifetime to remember. Call today....rnrnCapt. Sal FontanarnGotcha Hooked Guide Servicern504-812-7773

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Redfish Limits
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Windy day in hopedale, LA
4/4rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys Trip and Jeremy and their sons from Alabama and Arkansas. With the strong east winds and the treat of rain we got an early start and headed to the outer edges of the bay. Along the way made a stop and boated 2 drum and 1 Bull Red. After a short run we made a stop at one of the Honey Holes and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 45 minutes they managed to put 6 drum and 2 more Bull Red’s in the box. The bite stopped and we made a move to the outer Bay and fished a spot that has be producing really nice fish. Within the next hour my crew managed to boat the a few more Reds and Drums. Suddenly the wind and a rain storm popped up and we decided to call it a day and run from the approaching storms. My crew called it a day with a total of 5 Bull Reds, 12 slot Reds and 17 drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay is heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in April and May so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

3/23 late report from Hopedale, LA
Today we again had our same group from Alabama for round 2. Again we headed strait for deeper water and it proved to be the right choice. First stop and 30 minutes later and 25 Drum were in the box. Made a short run to look for some small Reds and BAM!!!!! First 3 cast produced 3 Bull Reds. Made another short run and within minutes all were hooked up with Drum and Reds. After putting 10 Reds in the box all decided to head to our 4th spot for a few Trout. Within the next hour the guys boxed another 40 trout and decided to call it quits for the day. After a short break for some refreshments we headed to the dock with a total of 25 Drum, 10 Reds, and 40 Trout. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

3/22 Late report from Hopedale, LA
Late Weekend report from Hopedale. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Alabama. With the very low water and wind we took to plan B and headed to deeper water. Along the way made a stop and low water and only 1 drum. We then continued to our planned spot and within the first minute and BAM!!! All 5 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 20 minutes and 25 drum and 1 Bull Red were in the box. 2nd stop produced 3 more Reds and 1 sheephead. 3rd stop produced 2 more sheepheads and 1 Flounder. Made 1 more stop for trout but with the wind picking up all decided to head to the dock early with 4 Bull Reds, 3 sheephead, 25 drum, 4 Trout and 1 Flounder. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

More Bull Reds from Hopedale, LA
3/15 & 3/18 ReportsrnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Fernando and his guest from Dallas Texas. Again the water was very low. With this in mind we again headed to deeper water and it again proved to be the right pick. First cast and BAM!!!! Both were hooked up with Bull Reds. Next few cast were with the same results, Bull Reds! We made a move down the bank a few hundred feet and within the next hour my crew had boated 2 Bull Reds, 8 other Reds between 6 to 7 ˝ pounds, 10 really nice Black Drum and 3 sheepheads. With the winds picking up we decided to head in for fish cleaning and some stories and beverages of choice. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.rnrn3/18rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with my Honeymooners David and Ann from California. They arrived to the boat with very light clothes due to not expecting the very cold weather. After a few minutes of adjustments, the captain managed to get both covered up with Jackets and a set of his own bibs. With the water again gone with the wind we started with a long run to deeper water. Again it proved to be the right call. Both were hooked up from the first cast with BULL REDS!!!!!! After catching and releasing around 10 Bulls we made a move. 2nd stop and 5 smaller reds. 3rd stop and 1 hour later we headed to the dock with a total of 2 Bull Reds, 8 other smaller reds, and 10 really nice Black Drum. While I cleaned and packed the fish for shipping my Honeymooners warmed up and feed the Pelicans. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Weekly Reports from Hopedale, LA
3/14rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of great guys from Tennessee. With the very low water and wind we took to plan 2 and headed to deeper water. First stop along the way proved to be a waste of time as the water was too low. We then continued to our planned spot and the First cast and BAM!!! Bull Red. 2nd cast and BAM another bull red. A few seconds later all 4 were hooked up at the same time. After 15 to 20 Bull Reds caught and released we made another move. As soon as the baits hit the water all 4 fishermen were hooked up. Within the next 40 minutes all had limited out and we headed back to the dock with 4 Bull Reds, 12 other Reds from 6 to 7 pounds and 20 really nice Black drum. The action in Hopedale, Delacroix and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.rnrnrnrnrn3/15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Fernando and his guest from Dallas Texas. Again the water was very low. With this in mind we again headed to deeper water and it again proved to be the right pick. First cast and BAM!!!! Both were hooked up with Bull Reds. Next few cast were with the same results, Bull Reds! We made a move down the bank a few hundred feet and within the next hour my crew had boated 2 Bull Reds, 8 other Reds between 6 to 7 ˝ pounds, 10 really nice Black Drum and 3 sheepheads. With the winds picking up we decided to head in for fish cleaning and some stories and beverages of choice. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.rnrn3/18rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with my Honeymooners David and Ann from California. They arrived to the boat with very light clothes due to not expecting the very cold weather. After a few minutes of adjustments, the captain managed to get both covered up with Jackets and a set of his own bibs. With the water again gone with the wind we started with a long run to deeper water. Again it proved to be the right call. Both were hooked up from the first cast with BULL REDS!!!!!! After catching and releasing around 10 Bulls we made a move. 2nd stop and 5 smaller reds. 3rd stop and 1 hour later we headed to the dock with a total of 2 Bull Reds, 8 other smaller reds, and 10 really nice Black Drum. While I cleaned and packed the fish for shipping my Honeymooners warmed up and feed the Pelicans. I have a couple weekends and weekday dates available in March and April so give Capt. Sal a call today at 504-812-7773 to get in on the bite or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

REDFISH LIMITS BY 8:30
Redfish Limits by 8:15rnToday I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie’s Crew. Again with the weather threating we headed into the marsh for some RED FISH action. First stop and 8 REDS, 2 TROUT and 3 DRUM. Second stop and another 12 reds to finish off their Limit. With the weather getting bad everyone decided to head to the dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

REDFISH ACTION!!!!!!!!!!
Redfish Action!!!!!!!!rnSunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain reseeded and we headed back to the redfish action. Within the next hour they managed to finish their Redfish limit. Total for the day was 15 reds, 9 trout and 5 drum. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Tough day in the Bay
Tough Day in the BAY!!!!rnSaturday I had the pleasure of fishing with Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds not that bad we headed to the Bay for some TROUT action. 1 stop and it was on. Trout after Trout for the next 2 hours, with 1 keeper for every 5 throw backs. After we boated 52 trout we headed further out in the Bay in search for some Monster Trout. After 3 stops and nothing but sharks we headed in for some RED action. Made 1 stop and managed to Limit out on REDS (15) and 4 drum before we headed to the Dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

Late report from Hopedale, Louisiana
After 3 days off I had Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and fight the winds on Friday. He had the pleasure of fishing with Andy and his sons. After 2 attempts at Trout in the Bay the wind WON!!! Headed straight to the Marsh and started busting the REDS!!! Within the next 2 hours all 5 people were limited out with 25 reds. Made a 2nd stop and managed to put 17 trout and 1 flounder in the boat before heading to the dock. Despite the high winds all still had a fun and productive day. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I have a couple weekend and weekday dates available in July give Capt. Sal a call today to get in on the bite 504-812-7773 or look us up for more info at www.gotchahooked.com.

Inshore Fishing

Outside South Carolina

REDFISH LIMIT'S by 10:30 a.m.
For the second day in a row Capt. Sal Fontana Jr. took my place and also limited out on REDFISH by 10:30 a.m. With the winds blowing stronger than the previous day it was straight to the marsh for redfish. First stop 2 reds one after another and then completely nothing. Ran to a second stop and Jerry and his 3 young anglers was treated to fast and Furious Redfish action from the first cast. Within the next hour 25 REDFISH were in the box and it was now time to play. Made one more stop and put 2 flounder in the box and then headed to the dock for some relief from the heat. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. Call Capt. Sal today at 504-812-7773 and book your trip while dates are still available.

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