Grand Isle Fishing

While it may very well be less vocal about its sportfishing prospects compared to the neighboring powerhouses of Venice and New Orleans, don't let the low-pitched stature of the prolific Grand Isle fool you one bit. The only inhabited barrier island on the Louisiana coast, it features direct access to the Gulf's premier fishing grounds while flanking the nourishing waterways of the Mississippi River delta, making the area a coveted hotspot for inshore and bluewater fanatics alike. Brimming with game fish regardless of the season, the Grand Isle marshes are a year-round repository of Redfish and Speckled Seatrout, with a variety of seasonal forage to keep the anglers guessing, including Sheepshead, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, White Trout and even several shark species. Apart from its game, the inland marshes of Lousiana are commonly celebrated for its wildlife diversity, so you can also look forward to regular sightings of ducks, turtles, porpoises, herons, nutria, pelicans and more. If offshore fishing is more of your forte, the massive network of oil rigs and bluewater honey holes play host to many notorious rod-bending machines, such as the likes of Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and plenty of others!

Known For

Grand Isle State Park, The Butterfly Dome, Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, Sandy beaches, Migratory Bird Festival, Dophin Watch Tours, Kayaking, Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle Birding Trail, Fort Livingston, “The Old Fishin’ Bridge”

Rules & Regulations

Anglers 16 years of age or older who take or possess fish in Louisiana waters must possess a fishing license. All recreational anglers fishing south of the “saltwater line” for saltwater species must have in their possession a Louisiana saltwater angler’s license in addition to a basic Louisiana fishing license, except those persons otherwise exempted. An Offshore Landing Permit is required of all anglers, except those anglers on a paid for-hire trip where the captain possesses an Offshore Landing Permit.

Grand Isle Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.