Captain Austin Plaisance was born in Gretna, LA and has never strayed far from home. In fact, he actually caught his first fish in Delacroix at the age of only three years old- a largemouth bass with his father. Since then, Delacroix has held a sepcial place in Austin’s heart and that’s why he chose to be a professional fishing guide there.
As a growing boy, Captain Austin honed his fishing skills with his father as they participated in bass tournaments across Southern Louisiana. He quickly took to the challenging aspects of catching largemouth bass on a regular basis.
As a teenager Austin decided to take his tournament game to the next level as he competed in mid-level BASS circuits. It was during this time that Austin learned a lot about seasonal fish patterns as well as bait choices, water quality, and tide movement.
Ultimately, Louisiana’s robust inshore fishery pulled him in. The mighty redfish and it’s pound for pound fighting power hooked Captain Austin and by the age of 18 he was working as a Charter Captain.
His favorite part about guiding with Louisiana Fishing Charters is watching his clients fight big redfish. Also, the bass fisherman in him loves the challenge of finding fish every day and putting his clients where they need to be to succeed.
In his spare time Captain Austin operates Barataria Bait and Tackle in Marrero, LA. While the tackle shop doesn’t produce a pile of money, he loves having it as an opportunity to constantly talk to people about fishing and to have first access to the latest baits and gear.
Captain Austin is always prepped and ready to take our clients on the trip of a lifetime. He spends over 200 days a year on the water and can help guide you through the fish smashing adventures on your trip.