BIG "O" CHARTERS, L.L.C.
|Be sure to catch the articles that Capt. O
writes for Coastal Angler Magazine. You
may also see his monthly predictions in
Louisiana Sportsman Magazine.
|Captain Owen Langridge
U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain
Louisiana is known as the "Sportsman's Paradise"
and this is never more evident than when you ride
through the vast network of bays and canals in the
Mississippi River Delta south of Venice, Louisiana
or the numerous oyster reefs behind Buras. This
massive estuary receives tons of nutrients from the
Mississippi River each year. Combine that with the
miles and miles of protective marsh and you have
the perfect environment for billions of juvenile fish
to flourish to maturity.
Capt. Owen Langridge has been fishing all of
south Louisiana for 45 years and has specialized in
fishing the lower river delta for the past 30 years.
His vast knowledge of this area is yours for the
taking when you book with Big "O" Charters.
"I started fishing south Louisiana when I
was 5 years old. At that age my targets
were bream, bass, and catfish. As I grew
older, bass took center stage for me. Then
I was introduced to saltwater fishing and I
Big "O", as his friends call him, fished from
Grand Isle to Delacroix and all points in
between. "Thirty years ago I was taken on
a trip to Venice, Louisiana. Since then I
have not had a reason to fish anywhere
else. The lower Mississippi River Delta is
the greatest fishing estuary in the world."
Capt. Owen targets redfish and speckled
trout. "I catch other species," says the
captain, "such as flounder, but reds and
specks are my favorite and my specialty."
Venice, Louisiana produces large numbers of
both reds and specks each year. Bull reds up to
30 pounds and large numbers of trout up to 8
pounds are not uncommon. "I feel a new state
record speckled trout is swimming in the waters
of the Delta and someday a lucky angler will land
Big "O" Charters caters to family outings and
enjoys seeing a child catch his first BIG fish. "I
love to see a daughter or son, even a spouse, do
battle with one of the bull reds or trophy specks
we have in Venice. Having that happen on one
of my trips is like icing on the cake - it makes my
Capt. Owen fishes out of a new 24 foot
Skeeter bay boat with a 300 HP Yamaha
four-stroke outboard. He is a member of the
Skeeter "Pro-Team" and gets a new boat
every five to ten months. Because of this you
get to fish in a new state-of-the-art rig every
time you book with Big "O". "Having the best
equipment is paramount in having a safe and
enjoyable trip. I use only the best equipment
and run only the finest boats." Capt. Owen is
also a member of the Bass Pro Staff which
gives him access to all the latest fishing gear
coming out on the market.
If you are interested in having a great fishing
trip in the most unique area in the world with
one of the best guides available, then contact
Capt. Owen with