I am Captain Joey Kelsey, owner of Squealing Reelz Fishing Charters. I am pleased to meet you and thank you in advance for taking the time to get to know me.
I grew up fishing primarily in the freshwater lakes of Texas for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish until 1997 when while serving in the U.S. Navy I found a new passion for fishing the saltwater bays and marshes around Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and of course Louisiana. My fishing adventures during my Navy career allowed me to experience species such as tarpon, barracuda, snook, bonefish, snapper, grouper, shark, cobia, king fish and amberjack. My favorite fish species are still speckled trout, redfish and flounder due to their sheer numbers and excellent table fare. It is for this reason that in 2006, when I was honorably discharged from military service, I made a beeline for the Sportsman’s Paradise, South Louisiana.
I’m a regular guy who took a chance and decided to take the risky steps towards living my dream as a fishing guide. I won’t promise you limits of speckled trout, or redfish on your trip but I will promise you that we will have a great time in some of the most beautiful and fish rich areas that Galliano, Golden Meadow, Leeville and Grand Isle have to offer. We will ride comfortably in a safe, roomy, clean 24’ Skeeter SX240 which is outfitted with all of the necessary power, gear and the latest fishing electronics to give us the absolute best chance to find and catch our prey.
I choose to fish out of Bobby Lynn’s Marina in Leeville because I find it gives me the quickest access to all of the areas I love to fish. Together you and I can develop a plan to target your species of choice. I’ll show you how I use available information such as fish behavior, seasons, tides, temperature, winds, water clarity and imagery from google earth and Navionics Platinum+ to fish smarter. We will use quality tackle along with plastics, topwaters, spoons, spinner baits and jerk baits to get the strikes and blowups that are sure to get your blood pumping. If it is your wish cracked crab, cut mullet or bait shrimp can be purchased prior to your arrival. Live bait shrimp and minnows can also be provided when in season.
Of course if it’s your wish I will take care of all of the research. You simply show up and catch. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you in person out on the water
I look forward to meeting and getting to know you in person out on the water.