Sweetwater Guide Service and Marina

 6205 Delacroix Hwy Delacroix, LA 70085

Hours of Operation

All Year Round

Payment Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Checks
  • Cash

About Us

Sweetwater Guide Service & Marina is now open down in Delacroix. We have a double wide boat launch that is open to the public. We will have the lodging and live bait coming very soon. We also will be opening a restaurant and plan to offer all inclusive packages with a variety of price ranges. Capt Jack C. Payne III has been doing charters since 1986 and specializes in redfish, speckled trout & bass. Get free boat launches with boat shed rental.

'Awesome catch Alex' Alex brought home a 19 lb Tripple Tail that was 27 1/2' long. She fished with live bait under a popping cork about 4'down in Bay Eloi. Sweetwater Marina are proud of all the kids that enjoyed their summer fishing. If you want to get the last few days in we have charters and lodging available, we also have plenty of beautiful Sweetwater live bait. 504-342-2368

The weather was the reason for a late start out of Sweetwater this morning, but eventhough it started slow the bite turned on at about 8:30. Captain Jack fished with the Goscha group and brought back 43 big beautiful Trout. Captain Billy brought in 61 Specks, some Bull Reds and a couple of Sheepshead. Captain Britt was back at the dock with 40 Specks some Big Reds and a couple of Sheepshead. They all used Sweetwater live bait and fished Black Bay. As fast as you can cast, you can reel em in. Fishing is spectacular out of Delacroix right now. Don't miss out, call and get on a charter today and reel in some of your own. We have plenty of live bait. Charters and lodging are available. Check out Nicholas Goscha with his catch, that's how memories are made.

Hats off to Captain Jack!! He left the dock of Sweetwater this morning with a crew of 4 kids. School opens next week and the kids wanted to reel in one more good time. It was 5:30 when he pulled away from the dock and headed for Battledore Reef. The bite started slow but then it took off. The Kids really impressed Captain Jack, reelin em in one after another. As fast as they could bait their hook and cast out, another one was being reeled in.They fished with Sweetwater live bait under a popping cork about 4'down. The kids got back to the dock around 11:00 with 58 trout,4 sheepshead and 1 drum. Good job Lonnie D, Tyler B, Lindsey and Jessie G. Captain Jack is very proud of you. Charters and lodging available.


Captain Jack is offering a special for the last weeks of August.

August 22nd thru August 31st Captain Jack will take you out on an EVENING (4pm til dark) charter $400.00 for up to 4 anglers, and you can lodge with us for $150.00/night if you have a charter booked with us.

The cold front has passed and the tides are looking good from now until the 31st. So, if you want a little change in your schedule, get off work and head to Delacroix, Fish the marsh for redfish, spend the night and head back to work with a whole new attitude.

Get in soon availabilities are limited.

After dodging thunderstorms this morning Captain Jack and Bob Marshall of the Times Picayune fished Black Bay. The water was a little choppy but all turned out well. They fished with Sweetwater live bait both under a popping cork and on the bottom, reeling in fish both ways. They brought in 53 Speckled Trout and 1 Red. Captain Jack also fished the marsh yesterday evening reeling in 9 beautiful Reds in 1 hours time. Sweetwater has a boat shed available for rent anyone interested can call the Marina @ 504-342-2368.

We are working hard to bring Sweetwater back even better than before to provide out customers with the great service and hospitality they are used to. The Lodge and Launch are back in business and the bait shop is projected to be back next Saturday the 29th. Sweetwater is now offering camper site rentals. We will have 12 35x15' sites available. The sites will lease on a 6 or 12 month basis. Anyone interested can call the lodge @ 504-342-2368. The weather is great and the Redfish are still in the marsh. If you are coming down please remember to pick up your live bait, ice, snacks and fuel because we can't offer it to you right now. As always we appreciate your business.

Captain Jack had an awesome morning on Saturday fishing with Mr. and Mrs Jim Fuchs (Fox). They fished Lake Campo bringing in 43 Speckled Trout, 9 White trout and 8 Reds. All caught on Sweetwater Live Bait and Matrix Shad under a popping cork. They were back at the dock for lunch.
Then he did it again Saturday evening with Mr. Jim Ponti and girls Mia & Mary and Mr. Dan with Alex and Christopher Marquez. They fished for Reds in the marsh and didn't take long to find them. The Kids caught 10 beautiful Reds using fresh market bait and had a great time. Then after a relaxing Sunday and an AWESOME Saints Game Captain Jack hit the water again today and scouted Lake Batola, Lake John and Point Fienne ending the day with 65 Trout using both live bait and plastics. Back at the dock for 11:30. The fishing should be spectacular in the afternoon all week because of the falling tide, so come on down to Sweetwater and let Captain Jack put you on the fish. Lodging and Charters available and we have plenty of Live Bait. 504-342-2368

Captain Jack has charters available this weekend due to cancellation, the weather is great and the fish are biting. We also have rooms available due to this cancel. If anyone is interested please call the lodge @ 504-342-2368

Captain Tommy, Bob Flurry and friends were back at the dock before lunch again today talking about the great trip they had. They fished Lake Campo and Dead Duck Pass reelin in 99 Specks, 20 White Trout and 2 Bull Reds. Captain Tommy said the bite was on with both Live Bait and Matrix Shad under a popping cork. We have charters and lodging available for the weekend. We also have plenty of Live Bait and our staff is waiting to serve you.

Captain Tommy smoked em again with Rubin Maul and friends. They fished Lake Campo with beautiful Sweetwater Live Bait under a popping cork about 30' down. Bringing in 117 Speckled Trout and calling it a day at 1:30pm. Captain Jack also fished Lake Campo with the Rimmer crew bringing 28 Specks and 35 White Trout back to the dock. They also fished with Live Bait, and Captain Jack says the water is a little stained but the fish don't mind a bit. The tide range is great this week so come on down and get some of your own. If you've never been to Sweetwater we are the second Marina down. Come and let us spoil you. If you want to go catching and not just fishing let Captain Jack put you in the action. Charters and Lodging available. 504-342-2368