Everything You Need to Know About Grand Isle, Louisiana Fishing

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

View Grand Isle tide times and charts here, and weather forecast here.

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