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Frequently Asked Questions2019-04-18T15:55:51-05:00
Where is Hackberry Rod & Gun and how do I get there?2019-04-17T02:42:54-05:00

We are located in Southwest Louisiana 2 1/2 hours East of Houston and 20 minutes South of Lake Charles on Lake Calcasieu. Click here for a map and directions.

How is your lodging for groups set up?2019-04-17T02:40:44-05:00

We do not mix parties. Your will have your own private condo for your group.

Can you accommodate someone with special dietary needs?2019-04-17T02:40:13-05:00

YES – Just give us a call before your trip and we can get you taken care of.

Are alcoholic beverages included in your packages?2019-04-17T02:39:39-05:00

We do not sell or include adult beverages in our package. However you are welcome to bring them with you on your trip. They are welcome anywhere at our lodge.

During duck season do you sell ammunition?2019-04-17T02:38:52-05:00

YES – We have shot gun shells for sale in our shop here the lodge.

Will we be wade fishing?2019-04-17T02:38:26-05:00

You will be drift fishing over oyster reefs out of the boat. There are certain times of the year and certain places to wade. If you prefer to wade let us know prior to getting your fishing license. There is a $20.00 non-resident per day fishing license for wading.

When is the best time to come fishing?2019-04-17T02:37:45-05:00

When the wind is calm, the water is clear and the fish are BITING LIKE CRAZY.

What type of equipment should I bring to fish with?2019-04-17T02:37:25-05:00

A medium/light bait casting or spinning rod and reel will work best when strung with 12/15 pound mono line. We use Fishing Tackle Unlimited rods and SHIMANO reels strung with BERKLEY big game line. We have found that this is the BEST equipment on the market. We will have equipment available for rent for $10.00 for your trip if needed.

What time do we leave the dock when fishing?2019-04-17T02:36:33-05:00

We normally leave at first light and return 8 hours later (with plenty of fish).

What should I bring for my fishing trip?2019-04-17T02:36:03-05:00

Bring loose fitting clothes, sun glasses, sun screen, rain gear, camera and a cooler to bring your fish home with you.

What kind of lures should I bring?2019-04-17T02:35:42-05:00

If you have a favorite lure bring it along. Your trip includes all of the artificial lures and your captain will have them on the boat for you. We use Mirrolure top water baits as well as Hackberry Hustler, DOA and Mister Twister soft plastic baits.

What kind and how big are the fishing boats?2019-04-17T02:44:17-05:00

We will be running 12 boats during the week and 18/20 boats on the weekends. They are mostly KENNER Center console boats and are 23′ feet long. All of our boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected each year for your safety.

What do you charge for a half day fishing trip?2019-04-17T02:34:10-05:00

We do not offer half day trips. We do however offer afternoon trips that begin at 3:00 P.M. and return to the dock around dark. The cost for this trip is $650.00 for the boat for up to 3 people.

How many fish can we keep?2019-04-17T02:33:28-05:00

Our daily creel limits are very liberal here in Louisiana. You may keep 15 speckled trout over 12″ and 5 redfish over 16″ and one over 27” each day. Each fisherman is allowed two speckled trout over 25″ each day.

How deep is Lake Calcasieu?2019-04-17T02:32:40-05:00

Generally Lake Calcasieu is 4′ to 6′ deep in most areas. There are some very shallow reefs in some areas that should be noted.

Do you sell fishing and hunting licenses at the lodge?2019-04-17T02:32:12-05:00

Yes – We sell resident and non-resident licenses. A 3 day trip licenses with our captains costs $10.00.

Do you have live bait?2019-04-17T02:31:35-05:00

Live shrimp is not available until late May. In most cases soft plastic work very well on Lake Calcasieu.

Can you handle large fishing parties for our office?2019-04-17T02:22:35-05:00

YES! We have the ability to provide a complete fishing/office meeting with a large area for dining and for your meetings!

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