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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Grand Isle

What are the best fishing charters in Grand Isle?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trips in Grand Isle, and the most popular trips in the area are 3 Hour Trip – Shrimp Trawling guided by Daryl and Full Day Fishing Trip - Inshore guided by Daryl.

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Another popular fishing spot nearby for booking a charter is Port Sulphur.

What types of fishing charters are common in Grand Isle?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Grand Isle as well as offshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Grand Isle are: 1. blackfin tuna, 2. cobia, 3. wahoo, 4. yellowfin tuna, and 5. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Grand Isle are bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging but light tackle fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Grand Isle fishing charters cost?

in Grand Isle prices can range anywhere from $350 to $800, but the average price for a half day in Grand Isle is $350. The average price for a full day in Grand Isle is $683.

When is the best time to go fishing in Grand Isle?

The most popular season for fishing in Grand Isle is summer, and most anglers book their trips 31 days in advance.

Where can I get a Grand Isle fishing license and what are the bag limits in Grand Isle?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Grand Isle, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Grand Isle. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Grand Isle.

Fishing in Grand Isle

Part island, part town, part swamp, Grand Isle is a true angler's paradise. Located right where the marsh meets the Gulf, Grand Isle is arguably one of the best places to fish in the gulf. This is truly a four-season fishery with hundreds of species available and plenty of sportfishing for any angler. The population swells from 1500 to as much as 20000 in the summer months, and we can tell you that these people aren't just coming for the views.

Grand Isle Inshore Fishing

With the amount of shallow water available to anglers near Grand Isle, we'll be surprised if you don't catch some quality inshore fish. If you’re lucky, the inshore grand slam (Speckled trout, Redfish, Flounder) can be accomplished in Grand Isle with just a half-day charter. With endless fishing spots to explore you are sure to find what you are looking for whether it’s a relaxing day on the water or catching a bucket list fish.

The peak of speckled trout fishing happens from spring into summer. Overlapping with trout, redfish and flounder start to heat up from summer into fall. During the warmer months bait fills the area which means these fish are constantly feeding. You won't find much down-time in the winter because the sheepshead will be in large schools around hard structure. With so many peak fishing seasons it’s always the perfect time to take an inshore fishing trip in Grand Isle.

Grand Isle: The Tuna Capital of the Gulf?

Offshore means one thing in Grand Isle: hitting the offshore rigs for snapper and tuna. The year-round tuna bite is fantastic. Blackfin and yellowfin tuna know how to bring a fight and pack a ton of flavor. If it’s the middle of the summer you will want to head out and target red snapper before the quota is filled.

Grand Isle has plenty of offshore species for deep-sea anglers to target throughout the year. The peak bite for mahi-mahi fires up in the summer and with unusual looks and delicious meat, this is an amazing fish to catch. You can drop bait to the depths and catch various snapper and grouper species or go trolling for wahoo, kingfish, and tripletail. Wahoo over 70 lbs are not uncommon during their big run in the winter months. Offshore action in Grand Isle is almost guaranteed no matter what time of year.

Things To Do

People obviously come to Grand Isle for the fishing, but you can also enjoy great hiking, camping, swimming, and just relaxing on the beach. There is also a beautiful bridge with great ocean views in the state park that is worth checking out. If you are feeling hungry after a day on the water or at the beach, stop by the Starfish Restaurant. Looking to unwind? Head to Artie’s Sports bar and take a load off. If you or someone in your group loves history, head over and visit Fort Livingston.

Book Your Next Fishing Trip

With so many options, book the best Grand Isle fishing charters with Captain Experiences and take the trip of a lifetime. Charter fishing in Grand Isle is a blast for family and friends and we're excited to help get you on the water!

Grand Isle Tides and Weather

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How are fishing conditions in Grand Isle?

Grand Isle Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for Grand Isle.

    The trout fishing around Grand Isle has entered our typical summer time pattern. Large trout can usually be found near our beaches when Mother Nature cooperates while larger numbers of smaller trout can be found on many of our inland reefs. Like everywhere else in the SE, it's getting hot as the sun rises so it's best to try to get it done early then seek out the A/C and a cold pop.
    The trout fishing around Grand Isle has entered our typical summer time pattern. Large trout can usually be found near our beaches when Mother Nature cooperates while larger numbers of smaller trout can be found on many of our inland reefs. Like everywhere else in the SE, it's getting hot as the sun rises so it's best to try to get it done early then seek out the A/C and a cold pop.
    The trout fishing around Grand Isle has entered our typical summer time pattern. Large trout can usually be found near our beaches when Mother Nature cooperates while larger numbers of smaller trout can be found on many of our inland reefs. Like everywhere else in the SE, it's getting hot as the sun rises so it's best to try to get it done early then seek out the A/C and a cold pop.