About Calcasieu Lake – “Big Lake”

Roughly 12 miles long by 9 miles wide, the big shallow lake known as Calcasieu Lake continues to hold impressive numbers of target sport fish year after year.

With an average depth of roughly 4 feet, Calcasieu Lake offers some of the finest light tackle saltwater fishing in the country. Boudreaux’s Guide Service fishes throughout the entire Calcasieu Estuary, which includes the Calcasieu River, Ship Channel, Marsh areas, Jetties and much more.

There are many species of fish to be caught throughout Calcasieu Lake. The most sought after being the Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Often times, Redfish can be found stacked up feeding on bait thoughout the lake where, on a good day, almost every cast can deliver a bite. Speckled Trout are typically found in schools under birds, where they too can be picked up in large numbers. Calcasieu Lake is probably most popular though for its trophy Speckled Trout. It is not unlikely to catch Specks pushing 20″ plus. Flounder are usually caught when chasing after Reds and make for an excellent meal.

Calcasieu Lake

We fish the lake on a daily basis and network with other fisherman to stay on top of where the fish are biting. Your trip may take you into the marsh, up the intracoastal or even a bit offshore to the local oil platforms. Don’t worry, we’ve been fishing the lake long enough to know where to find them, even on a tough day.

You can be assured that when fishing with Brad, James or any of our guides that you will be safe throughout the trip. They have spent years fishing Calcasieu Lake and are true professionals.


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