Grand Isle is a fishing paradise! With over 280 species of fish and four seasons that bring a different variety, catching fish here is a year-round activity that is very special to Louisiana. There is something for everyone in our waters. Whether you love speckled trout, redfish, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, amberjack, wahoo, tuna, or other seafood, such as shrimp and crabs, we have a large variety awaiting you in Grand Isle. Fish from the beach, take a charter with a guide or take to one of Grand Isle’s fishing piers listed below.
- Please note that a valid fishing license is required to possess fish in Louisiana waters. Stop at Wal-mart in Galliano on your way down or purchase it online at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses/fishing.
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Fishing Pier at Grand Isle State Park
108 Admiral Craik Drive (985)787-2559
This 400 ft lighted fishing pier is within our beautiful state park’s natural haven. Grand Isle State Park is open Mondays through Thursdays, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, they open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. The entrance cost is $2.00 per person.
The Old Grand Isle Fishing Bridge
First built in 1932, the Caminada Pass (bridge) is situated next to Grand Isle, off Louisiana’s coast. Year-round it brings travelers to the Western end of the island; however, this channel of deep water, also known as ‘the cheniere’, has been closed to cars since the 1960s. The bridge attracts avid fishermen in Southeast Louisiana who see no need to fish anywhere else — since the redfish here can get really big.
The Pier at the end of Smith Lane
On Hwy 1
The pier at the end of Smith Lane is just a mile and a half past the Blue Dolphin Inn & Cottages. It is handicap accessible.
Fishing in the Gulf
Wear waders and fish from the shore. Staying at Blue Dolphin Inn & Cottages makes it convenient to wake up in the morning and walk directly on the beach to fish in the gulf.
Fishing in the bay
You can catch fish from the bank. Even though we do not have reefs in Grand Isle, we do have jetty rocks that more often than not hold fish. Even on slow days!
Deep sea fishing
Everyone who fishes knows that the gulf waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River are the richest waters in the southern part of the US. Hire a charter to take you deep out into the Gulf of Mexico for a new and rewarding fishing experience.
Real Screamers Guide Service (Inland, Coastal, Offshore) (225)-937-6288
Gotcha Charters (Offshore) Captain Bobby Terrebonne (985) 870-2142
To check on the tides click on the link below, then on the left-hand side of the page click on the “High tides and low tides” option. There is a number of other options available for the area, such as weather, water temperature, swell, and lunar activities.