Some of the best saltwater fishing and hunting can be found right here in the southwest corner of Louisiana. Originally founded in 1975 by Terry Shaughnessy and his wife Martha, Hackberry Rod and Gun has grown to be the largest and most respected guide service along the gulf coast. The Stansel brothers, Kirk, Guy, and Bobby began their fishing and hunting careers as teenagers right here on Lake Calcasieu. Thirty-eight years later they are among the most respected fisherman and hunters in the country and now own and operate Hackberry Rod and Gun.
Located in the southwest corner of Louisiana the small town of Hackberry has become known as the SPECKLED TROUT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. It produces big speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and lots of them.
The vast marshes surrounding Hackberry and Lake Calcasieu are like a magnet for waterfowl migrating down both the Central and Mississippi flyways. The waterways surrounding them provide for world-class hunting and fishing for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder.
The atmosphere is that of salty air, fishing tackle, hunting gear, and retrievers greeting new and returning customers. Dining at Hackberry Rod and Gun is also available and you will be able to enjoy some of the best Louisiana cooking you have ever tasted. The guides and staff are professional, full of personality and always want to make you stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.