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"The success of every trip I run rest with the ability of my equipment to perform in any situation, Cajun Rods® get it done with my company, Whiskey Bayou Charters!"

Capt. Joe Ezell

I began fishing farm ponds and local lakes for bass, bream and catfish in grade school, balancing a tackle box and Zebco 33 from the handle bars of a bike. My dad bought an aluminum boat with a 9 horse-power Johnson tiller steer about the time I got my drivers license and I pulled that thing to every lake within a days ride behind an old 64 Ford pickup chasing Bass all over South East Mississippi.


After High School, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Soon after graduation, I went to work for a manufacturing company as a sales rep, working my way up to Vice President of Sales.


The old 17 foot aluminum boat was replaced with a TR186 Triton bass boat and a 2 stroke 150 Johnson. In 2008 my better half, Brenda Mayo, booked a inshore charter for us with Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene’s Guide Service. After catching the first redfish I told her, “I’m selling my bass stuff”. Two months later all of the bass gear was gone and had been replaced with inshore gear.


Fast forward to 2012 and the first bay boat was purchased. After many trips and several charters Captain Chad had seen enough potential to begin mentoring me and showing me the ropes in the charter business.In 2015 Brenda and I bought a piece of property in Delacroix, LA with a burned out trailer on pilings and overgrowth so bad it would take a year to clean up. That same year I got my USCG OUPV Captain’s license. It has been a long journey from the kid on that bicycle carrying the Zebco 33 to today, but the grin when I see a cork go down or fish hit the net is the same now as it was then. I truly enjoy seeing people catch fish and feel honored to share my passion for the outdoors and fishing with others. Come go fishing with me!


I strive to put the very best equipment on the market in my clients hands when they charter with me. After seeing the strength, quality , light weight and sensitivity of the entire line; I believe that Cajun Rods® are without a doubt the finest fishing rods being produced today.


Whiskey Bayou Charters
626 Florissant Hwy. Saint Bernard, Louisiana 70085