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Join a Chandeleur Islands fishing charter and explore one of Louisiana’s most remote fisheries. You’ll have immediate access to the Chandeleur Sound, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, with plenty of opportunities to hook a trophy-size fish!

These barrier islands are famous for their world-class flats fishing, most notably for Redfish and Speckled Trout. These pristine waters also hold healthy populations of Black Drum, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Flounder, and many more. If you’d like to explore deeper waters, you can head to the Gulf and target Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Red Snapper, and Tuna.

Local charters offer half day, full day, and extended day trips. On a half day trip, you’ll most likely stay inshore in calm waters – a perfect option for beginners or families with kids. Longer trips will see you fishing further offshore, targeting larger species. These trips are great for more experienced anglers looking to fish multiple spots and target a wide range of species.

Some key spots to check out inshore are Shoalwater Bay and the Chandeleur Sound, to the west of the islands. To the east and to the south, you can explore the Gulf and target larger pelagic species. Some other productive spots to include on your list are Redfish Point and Freemason Island. Wherever you go, the fishing is great, so you won’t be disappointed!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re over 16, you’ll need to purchase a Louisiana fishing license. You can buy one online, at a local retailer, or a licensing office. Some species, such as Grouper and Snapper, are subject to seasonality and others have size and bag limits. It’s important to stay up to date on local regulations, so ask your guide if you have any questions.

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January

Start your year off on the right foot and head down to the Chandeleur Sound for some top-notch sight fishing. Your main targets this month include Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder.

February

The waters are still nice and cool, perfect for targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. February is also an excellent time to go after Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Black Drum for a tasty treat.

March

Black Drum, Tripletail, and Sheepshead start to show up in high numbers, making this a great time to hook a prized fish. Redfish and Flounder are also still putting up a fight, so bring that elbow grease and get ready for battle!

April

Now is a great time to hop on a charter and target Kingfish and Cobia. Closer to shore, you’ll be able to sight cast for Tripletail, Black Drum, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper.

May

If you’re looking for Bull Reds, then come to the shallows and get your fish on. You can also catch Tripletail, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Kingfish, and Blacktip Shark for a fun-filled day out.

June

Red Snapper season begins and everyone is trying to secure their spot on a charter. Plan your trip in advance and get ready to head offshore for an adventure in the Gulf! You can also expect to catch Red and Gag Grouper, as well as Lane and Vermilion Snapper.

July

Red Snapper is all the rage, so if you haven’t gone yet, book a trip in July. While you’re offshore, why not head to the Tuna grounds and try to land yourself a big Yellowfin for plenty of fun and a tasty treat.

August

Head offshore and target Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, and Vermilion Snapper. If you plan on staying closer to shore, you’ll encounter Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel.

September

Speckled Trout and Black Drum fishing picks back up. You can also target Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Sheepshead. Offshore, Mahi Mahi and Amberjack fishing remain hot.

October

Choose an extended day trip and hit the Tuna grounds for some intense action. Using trolling baits or lures when going after Yellowfin are effective. If not, try chumming and they’ll show up hungry, ready to put up a fight!

November

Black Drum and Redfish fishing are great this time of year. You may also see success in targeting Speckled Trout and Sheepshead. Have your guide help you locate inshore structures and you’ll have yourself a productive day of fishing.

December

December is a great time to snag yourself a juicy Grouper. Inshore, Black and Red Drum, as well as Speckled Trout and Sheepshead are putting up a good fight on light tackle.

Chandeleur Islands Fishing Calendar

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October fishing trip
Billy W. fished with Shearwater Charters on October 18, 2021
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Due to the high winds, we wasn't able to go Snapper fishing but Captain Brandon and Brandon made sure we caught fish. Highly recommend Shearwater. This was our 5th trip and we are planning a 6th trip with Captain Brandon and the Shearwater...
Half day trip with Captain Mike
Tim M. fished with Biloxi Sport Fishing on July 23, 2021
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We were fishing just to catch fish. We caught a lot of catfish, a few croaker and one nice redfish. Our fishing experience was excellent! Next time we’ll fish for gamefish only. ?
Red snapper fishing
Vincent M. fished with Captain Morgan Charters on July 22, 2021
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Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Best Fishing Trip Ever!
Carl S. fished with Got To Fish on July 9, 2021
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Come ready to catch fish and have a great time.
Half day off shore with Capt. John
Dave B. fished with Tuna Chasa Charters on June 16, 2021
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Great area to fish for a wide variety of fish in shore or off shore. Check what fish are in season when you plan on visiting then pick your charter based on that.
Bragging rights
William O. fished with Tuna Chasa Charters on June 11, 2021
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Offshore in a boat this small is not for a newbie. We had two newbie friends with us and they are proud of the bragging rights they earned. Definitely a trip for fishermen who will brave rough conditions to get the best memories and fish. If ins one. You will have many tales to tell. PS- one of our newbies caught the biggest Red Snapper
Half day trip with Capt. Bryan.
Ramon H. fished with Sting Raye Fishing Charters, LLC on May 24, 2021
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Have reasonable expectations wherever you fish. It's called fishing, not catching. We caught plenty!
3 hour trip
Elizabeth S. fished with Impulsive Charters on April 19, 2021
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As with any time of the year, great fishing on the Coast depends a lot on the weather conditions. Some months better than others but there are always plenty of fish to catch.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Chandeleur Islands

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Chandeleur Islands costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $500, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,035. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Chandeleur Islands is 28 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Double Hooker Charters, Blackdot Charters, and Biloxi Sport Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Chandeleur Islands. Full list of top fishing charters in Chandeleur Islands.

Double Hooker Charters, Blackdot Charters, and Biloxi Sport Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Chandeleur Islands.

The best way to experience fishing in Chandeleur Islands is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Chandeleur Islands.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Cobia, and Snapper (Red). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Choose an extended day trip and hit the Tuna grounds for some intense action. Using trolling baits or lures when going after Yellowfin are effective. If not, try chumming and they’ll show up hungry, ready to put up a fight! Check availability for local fishing charters in Chandeleur Islands.