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My name is Paul Ray and I will be your guide when you book with me. I wanted to make this site as straightforward as possible to show you what I offer and to assure you that you are booking with a great guide. I am as passionate and hard working as they come – I will stop at nothing to make sure my clients have a unforgettable experience and come back season after season. When I am not guiding in Louisiana (August- January), I am guiding in the Florida Everglades (March and April) and the Florida Keys (May-July). I have devoted my life to these fish we all love so much, and my family moves to each location with me to make sure I have no hurdles to being in the best places at the right times. This flexibility is key to my clients having the prime opportunities to sight-cast trophy fish when the season is on in each location. I am a passionate angler myself, and have found joy in instruction. I have dedicated my life to this dream job and will work hard for your experience. I look forward to proving this to you. I am passionate about conservation, and we practice catch and release fishing to keep the trophies for the future! 

Beginning caster or fly-or-die angler: I can customize a trip to fit your goals and skill level, while giving you an “authentic” fishing experience. Whether its fly fishing or spin fishing, I do anything and everything to get it done for my clients. Please take a look at my other Website, Facebook , magazine articles, and Youtube Videos to help you make the right decision. I know you have several options when you’re browsing guides online and I encourage you to do your research! 

If you are looking for a customer service driven Louisiana fly fishing guide and New Orleans fishing guide look no further. I am a highly driven individual with an extensive customer service background. I have been in the fishing industry nearly 15 years now and use my other talents to offer a broad client-driven experience. I am lucky enough to be sponsored by many great companies including Chittum Skiffs, G-Loomis, and Nautilus. I run an 18 foot state of the art 100% carbon fiber skiff– this is one of a kind and you’ve just got to hop on and see for yourself! I am using the Hal Chittum trademarked “Spider Cage”, a cage that gives the angler stability on the casting platform and allows them to sit or lean on the platform securely, with its own built-in fly line management system. This is a real game changer for keeping my anglers fresh throughout the day and saves us the the hassle of untangling line. Maintaining my gear and using top of the line products is a priority for me.

I am offering a $100 discount for first time anglers this season! I want to get you on my skiff and I know you will come back for years to come. I hope to have the opportunity to share this sport we all love so much, and provide you with a truly memorable experience doing so. Lets go have some fun!

Testimonials

Austin, Denver CO
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Paul is as passionate as they come about fishing and the marsh in general, a family man with two children, Paul not only is a great, heard working guide he is a great man to spend the day on the skiff having conversation with. I have fished with him in Louisiana and The Everglades and always look forward to our adventures!
David Nader, Boston MA
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Captain Paul is top notch. We did a beach and backcountry charter with him in June and the fishing was absolutely spectacular. He is a very friendly guide which is rare and we have been coming to New Orleans for many years. If you are in the area, you must experience the marsh with Captain Paul.
Ken and Mary Fisher, St Louis MO
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My wife and I went out with Captain Paul at sunrise. Not only did we catch a TON of fish, but we saw some incredible scenery and had a great morning on the water. We plan on coming back next year and calling Captain Paul to see what else there is to see around these barrier islands.
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