Hello,
I will be in New Orleans in a few weeks for a business trip. We are staying at the Marriot in downtown New Orleans. Can anyone offer advice on the best place to fish near downtown? I will sneak a limited amount of gear into my suitcase, so any advice on species / gear / elements would be much appreciated!

I have a goal of catching a fish in all 50 states & this is my first trip to Louisiana. Time will probably prevent me from getting a guide/charter. However, if anyone knows of guides that do half-day trips after 5pm, I would love to hear know about it.

Thanks in advance for your help!