Please Sign In


New To Sportsman Network?

Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing

Reply
 
Bringing my teenage boys to Grand Isle for my first ever trip there to fish Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday morning. Looks like a falling tide for Thursday afternoon and rising tide for Friday morning. Looking for trout and redfish so any suggestions on where to fish right now and what to use would be appreciated.

CG
Reply
Re: Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing
Surf fishing is always a good option in Grand Isle during the warmer months. The fish have been on and off the beaches in the general area all of 2019. With that being said, I fished GI yesterday, the beaches were dirty, but not too rough. There were quite a few wade fishermen and boaters out there. I didn’t see anyone catching and the boats were all moving from rock to rock fairly quickly, which is not a positive indicator. However, who knows what will be happening in 4 or 5 days(certainly not the weatherman!) I would fish the first couple of westernmost rocks as they are closest to the shoreline. Try shrimp under a cork or croakers Carolina rigged(or both). When you find them, it’s fast and furious, when you don’t it’s still fun. Just look for bait popping or if you get lucky, birds diving(except Terns). If you’re staying somewhere with a lighted dock on the backside(or know someone who has one) that can be fun and fruitful as well at night. Good luck!
Reply
Re: Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing
Thanks for the reply and suggestions!
Reply
Re: Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing
I wouldn't try the surf, it's been chocolate milk for 2 weeks, and it's still a tad early in the year. Try the 3 little bridges before you get to Caminada pass. Minnows on the bottom.
Reply
Re: Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing
Thanks for the reply....does Bridgeside or some other marina sell minnows?
Reply
Re: Suggestions for Grand Isle bank fishing
Bridgeside sells it all...but closes at 7:30 as I recall.
Reply