Nestled off the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana, the Chandeleur Islands stand as a fishing paradise captivating anglers with its unspoiled beauty and bountiful waters. Renowned for its fantastic fishing opportunities, this enchanting island chain has become a cherished destination for both seasoned fishermen and those seeking a thrilling fishing adventure.

ChandeleurChandeleur Islands boast an abundance of fishing opportunities that cater to all skill levels. From novices to seasoned anglers, there’s something for everyone in these pristine waters. Whether you’re casting your line from the shore or venturing offshore, the variety of species available is a true delight.

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The Chandeleur Islands and the Louisiana Marsh offer some of the finest trout, flounder and red fishing in the world and due to the seclusion of the Chandeleurs, the islands offer an unparalleled potential for that once in a lifetime fishing trip.

Chandeleur Islands Fishing

The Chandeleurs shallow flats attract schools of redfish and speckled trout, offering an ideal setting for inshore fishing. These waters are perfect for drift, wade and surf fishing enthusiasts, who can test their skills against the swift and elusive gamefish that call the area home.

For those seeking deeper waters and bigger challenges, offshore fishing around the Chandeleur Islands offers a thrilling experience. Venture into the Gulf of Mexico’s open waters and you’ll be met with prized catches like snapper, cobia, amberjack and various species of tuna. The thrill of reeling in a trophy-sized fish amidst the stunning backdrop of the islands is an unforgettable experience.

The Chandeleur Islands aren’t just a paradise for anglers; they also offer a haven for nature enthusiasts. The islands are part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge providing sanctuary to a myriad of bird species including pelicans, terns and egrets. Birdwatchers will be enchanted by the sight of these elegant creatures as they grace the skies and nest along the sandy shores.

The Chandeleurs natural beauty is simply breathtaking. Pristine white sand beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and the turquoise waters of the Gulf glisten under the sun’s warm embrace. For those who appreciate the tranquility of unspoiled nature the Chandeleur Islands offer a perfect escape.

What truly sets the Chandeleur Islands apart is their remote and isolated nature. Only accessible by boat or seaplane, these islands provide a sense of seclusion and adventure that is increasingly rare in today’s bustling world. As you navigate the tranquil waters, you’ll feel a connection to the raw and untouched wilderness that surrounds you.

This isolation not only enhances the fishing experience but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the natural world. The absence of crowds and noise allows you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty of the islands and the serenity of the sea.

The allure of the Chandeleur Islands lies not only in their extraordinary fishing opportunities but also in their preservation. Being part of a national wildlife refuge, the Chandeleur Islands are protected forever, ensuring that generations to come will have the chance to revel in the same natural wonders that we cherish today.

Our Chandeleur Islands Fishing Charters

This is personalized fishing at its best. We have at least two experienced guides on your trip to make sure you are fishing in productive areas. You are also welcome to take a skiff out on your own to explore every inch of the Chandeleur Islands and the adjacent waters. You might want to cross over to the east side of the Chandeleurs for some surf fishing or beach combing.

In the winter, the ponds and sloughs in the Chandeleurs are productive for big trout and reds. Wildlife and birds abound throughout the Chandeleur Islands. Birding is particularly good during the migration periods in spring and fall. Keep your eyes open for peregrine falcons.

The standard Chandeleur fishing charter includes three days of fishing. We can also create a custom fishing trip to match your interests to the time you have available. We use 16′ extra wide, unsinkable Mississippi and Louisiana Skiffs with well maintained 25-hp Yamaha outboards to give you the most comfortable and versatile means to fish. Depending on the tides and your preferences, you can wade fish, surf fish or drift fish. The Chandeleur Guide Fishing crew cleans and packages your catch for you.

You’ll stay aboard The Creperie our custom built Chandeleur Islands houseboat with plenty of room to move to stretch out your arms and legs. In addition to the outdoor grilling area and a fish cleaning station, there is a huge screened in porch and four covered porches to sit about and tell all the fishing stories.

The galley has plenty of rooms for the largest fishing party at mealtimes and it’s also a comfortable place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack. The best view in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chandeleur Islands is yours on the big second floor deck of the Creperie. You can see the most beautiful sunsets in the Southern USA here.

There’s a 360-degree view that extends for miles and miles across the islands, Chandeleur Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a fine place to relax in the evening and swap stories about the day’s fishing. A stay on The Creperie is definitely not about roughing it.

Electric power is provided by solar power. The galley and sleeping quarters are fully air conditioned during warm weather. There is a pressurized hot and cold water system with a hot tub, showers in the bathrooms and flush toilets. Bunk space is provided for up to 10 guests in addition to the Chandeleur Guide Fishing crew.

Bed linens and towels are provided. You’ll probably be too caught up in the beauty of the Chandeleurs and all the fine fishing to care, but there’s also a 70 inch color television and Internet for all the SEC football games.

You definitely won’t find finer food anywhere in the South and there are few places ashore that match our cooking. We don’t cut corners and you’ll not be disappointed. We can honor any reasonable dietary requests you have, but please let us know in plenty of time before your trip.

Typically, we serve grilled steaks on the first night. On the last night aboard we usually have a down home Southern fish fry with the freshest fish you’ll ever eat. Breakfasts are tailored to your plans. If you want to be up and out on the water in a hurry we’ll provide fresh coffee and something quick.

If you’d rather enjoy a full breakfast, we’ll do it up right with our five star famous Chandeleur crepes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and biscuits. Lunches are usually something light, most often sandwiches. You can pack your lunch and fish all day or return to The Creperie for lunch. We serve the best fresh Crepes you’ll ever eat.

Transportation to The Creperie is either by boat from Ocean Springs or seaplane from Belle Chasse, Louisiana. In either case, you’ll arrive at The Creperie about an hour after departure from land. The Creperie is anchored year round in the protected waters of Chandeleur Sound.

If you know where to look and how to read the weather and tides you can catch fish year round. We’ve fished the Chandeleurs for more than 50 years. We fish all year and almost every day and that provides us a competitive edge. We’re confident in guaranteeing you not only a great fishing vacation, but great fishing too!

If you seek an unparalleled fishing adventure amidst a breathtaking natural setting, the Chandeleur Islands beckon you with their beauty and abundance. From the thrill of the catch to the peaceful solitude of the surroundings, every moment spent here is an invitation to reconnect with nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.

So pack up your fishing gear and set sail for the Chandeleur Islands, and prepare yourself for an extraordinary angling experience like no other. Contact us at for more information and to book your guided fishing trip to the islands.

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