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Grand Isle Fishing

Grand Isle Fishing

Grand Isle is an inhabited barrier island in Louisiana that provides access to the Gulf of Mexico and Barataria Bay. As you may expect, Grand Isle fishing offers plenty of opportunities. People have been fishing at the island since the Chitimacha tribe. European settlement started in the 1780s when Spain ruled Louisiana. Settlers would fish on the coast and catch oysters and shrimp in addition to growing sugar cane, cotton and cattle. Pirates regularly sailed through the area in the early 1800s. Today, 1,500 people live on the island, and over 12,000 people visit every year.

With fishing opportunities available during any season and with hundreds of species of fish, Grand Isle is a prime location for angling. You can find Grand Isle fishing opportunities for all skill levels. Some of the top fish species you could catch while inshore Grand Isle fishing are Black Drum, Red Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon. A record 208-pound Tarpon was caught at Grand Isle. If you want to challenge yourself with a Tarpon, July through September are the best months to visit. Bluefin Tunas are not caught often in Louisiana, but a record Bluefin was reeled in at Grand Isle.

Nearshore fish you could target include Bluefish, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel. There is also good King Mackerel fishing much of the year. If you are venturing offshore, some of the top catches from the bottom include many different species of Grouper and Snapper. There are artificial reefs around Grand Isle as well as other structures where certain fish species like hanging out, such as Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, and Vermilion Snapper. It is common to catch hundred-pound Yellowfin Tunas while Grand Isle fishing. You can also target them any time of the year. Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo are also popular fish to target. Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and White Marlin are the around much of the year, making Grand Isle one of the top destinations for fishing in the US.



Top Grand Isle Fishing Spots

  1. sunday smackdown
    5/22/2016 5:37:12 PM - Arrived at 0530 and had my limit by 0700


  2. West Delta 117
    12/28/2012 12:17:50 AM -


  3. I-QRT
    2/9/2017 9:32:35 PM - I-QRT (21273) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/1956. I-QRT is considered a minor platform that stands in 23 feet of water and may pr


  4. A
    3/14/2015 12:02:09 AM - A (20491) is a gas/oil platform built by White Fleet Operating, LLC and installed on 01/01/1974. A is considered a major platform that stands in 90 feet of water and may provi


  5. DD
    2/9/2017 9:30:33 PM - DD (2537) is a gas/oil platform built by Renaissance Offshore, LLC and installed on 12/24/2013. DD is considered a minor platform that stands in 45 feet of water and may provi


  6. L-CMP-VALVE
    2/9/2017 9:24:09 PM - L-CMP-VALVE (20104) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/1956. L-CMP-VALVE is considered a major platform that stands in 55 feet of wate


  7. E-Auxiliary - REMOVED
    2/9/2017 9:45:41 PM - E-Auxiliary (24161) is a gas/oil platform built by Talos ERT LLC and installed on 08/14/2011. The structure was removed on 05/15/2019. Smaller pieces of the structure may sti


  8. spot two
    9/27/2014 9:16:30 AM -


  9. B - REMOVED
    3/14/2015 12:05:19 AM - B (870) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 01/17/2001. The structure was removed on 08/04/2019 and verified as clear on 08/16/2019. Smaller


  10. spot hot
    10/11/2014 9:05:43 AM -



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Grand Isle Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Grand Isle, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 41.34% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 9911 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Grand Isle Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Red Drum

  4. Red Drum

    There is a 26.76% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 6415 Red Drum counted.

    Grand Isle Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  5. Red Snapper

  6. Red Snapper

    There is a 6.42% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 1538 Red Snapper counted.

    Grand Isle Red Snapper Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  7. Black Drum

  8. Black Drum

    There is a 5.59% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 1340 Black Drum counted.

    Grand Isle Black Drum Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE BLACK DRUM COUNTS CHART


  9. Sheepshead

  10. Sheepshead

    There is a 4.93% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1183 Sheepshead counted.

    Grand Isle Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


  11. Vermilion Snapper

  12. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 3.57% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 855 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Grand Isle Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart
    Vermilion

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE VERMILION SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  13. Hardhead Catfish

  14. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 2.93% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 702 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Grand Isle Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart
    Hardhead

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Pinfish

  16. Pinfish

    There is a 1% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 240 Pinfish counted.

    Grand Isle Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Flounder

  18. Flounder

    There is a 0.91% catch rate for Flounder, based on 219 Flounder counted.

    Grand Isle Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  19. Grey Triggerfish

  20. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 0.91% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 219 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Grand Isle Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart
    Grey

    ENLARGE GRAND ISLE GREY TRIGGERFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 80 species of fish and 23974 fish counted for February around Grand Isle.

To date, there are 145 species of fish and a total of 612608 fish counted for Grand Isle and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1905 (118 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 2:24:50 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Grand Isle Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Fish Commander
    We offer a variety of Offshore Charter Fishing Trips in Grand isle, Venice, and Port Fourchon Louisiana. This area is known as the Tuna Fishing capital of the world. There are many methods we use to fish such as trolling, using live bait, chumming,

  2. Pair-A-Dice Charters
    The finest coastal charter fishing in Louisiana is in Grand Isle. The estuary and eco system here provides and abundance of food source for all species. Thats why our fishing is so great here in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Captain Keith "Herk" B

  3. Calmwater Charters


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Top Grand Isle Marinas

  1. Bobby Lynn's Marina Inc


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State GI 17S
State GI 17S (2702) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/2000. State GI 17S is considered a minor pla
Gag Grouper 14029

Yellowedge Grouper 12238

Warsaw Grouper 075

Red Snapper 34301

Red Snapper 33951

Red Snapper 33891

Red Snapper 33631

Red Snapper 33551

Red Snapper 33541

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