Captain Crickett

Captain Crickett

Captain Crickett was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1945. At the age of 5 years old, his father, a New Orleans Fireman, would take young Crickett fishing on his days off of duty. This gave him the love he has for the sport of fishing. 

In the 1970’s, Captain Crickett started a fishing charter company, Captain Crickett’s Charters, where he first started guiding fishing trips. By the 1990’s, he met Captain Theophile Bourgeois, owner of Bourgeois Fishing Charters, where he then decided to join Bourgeois’ team. All while pursuing his career in fishing, Captain Crickett, retired from his service as an officer of law enforcement in 1996. 

Following Captain Theophile’s untimely death, Captain Cricket says he is proud to work along side Theophile’s son, Theophile IV, now owner of Bourgeois Fishing Charters. 

The most important piece of advice that Captain Crickett has learned after his many years of fishing, he says is that, “No two days are alike.” Ask any experienced fisherman and he’d whole-heartedly agree. 


Watching other people you know who fish well and learning what they do. Sounds simple, but it is effective and essential to becoming a skilled fisherman. 

That is why we believe that you can learn so much more in one day fishing with a guide, than a few months trying to learn on your own.

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