Grand Isle, LA
Daryl Carpenter, owner / operator of Reel Screamers Guide Service has been fishing the waters of South Louisiana for years, finally settling on the salty banks of Grand Isle. With a passion for being on the water it was only natural that Reel Screamers Guide Service would eventually be formed. Spending the day on the water with the prospect of fighting some of the many species of fish that the area has to offer is an intoxicating experience for Daryl and he wants to make sure that his customers have a chance to experience this for themselves. Your day will be challenging but fun and relaxing as you enjoy what the Louisiana outdoors has to offer.
Reel Screamers Guide Service provides guided fishing trips into the coastal marshes and the Gulf of Mexico from Grand Isle, LA. All of our trips are tailored to your request and we are capable of handling everyone from the novice to the die hard fisherman. Come, experience the best that the Louisiana Gulf Coast has to offer, all the time building memories that will last a lifetime. Bring a camera, bring the kids and we will see about the one that 'got away'.
Why Grand Isle?
Of the three major offshore fishing ports on the Louisiana coast, Grand Isle is perhaps the best kept secret. We are located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with direct access to all of the more popular waters that people are familiar with. We are the same distance from famous spots such as the midnight lump as any other port in the state. Grand Isle is a fully functional town with all of the comforts of home. We have hundreds of rental rooms, some starting at $59.00 a night. There are full service grocery stores, marinas, night life, beach access, etc. We rarely encounter the debilitating fog that is common to the Mississippi River. Grand Isle is the best kept secret on the Louisiana coast.
What we are about
Reel Screamers is committed to providing affordable fun fishing trips along the Louisiana Coast that will challenge your sense of adventure but leave you refreshed after a day of fun on the water. We are determined to assure that your time with us is fun and relaxing while also rewarding. We work hard to see to it that you get what you expect out of your charter fishing trip.
How we began
Daryl Carpenter, owner / operator of Reel Screamers Guide Service has been fishing the waters of South Louisiana for years, finally settling on the salty banks of Grand Isle. With a passion for being on the water, it was only natural that Reel Screamers Guide Service would eventually be formed. Spending the day on the water with the prospect of fighting some of the many species of fish that the area has to offer is an intoxicating experience for Daryl, and he wants to make sure that his customers have a chance to experience this for themselves. Your day will be challenging but fun and relaxing as you enjoy what the Louisiana outdoors has to offer.
The inshore fleet consists of two 24 foot Blazer Bay boats. These boats are large and spacious, providing plenty of room for 4 fishermen and the captain. The boats are equipped with all of the required safety equipment. Have a larger party, no need to worry, we try to never say "no" and will be more than happy to call in additional boats to fill your party.
Our inland trips, like all of our trips, can be tailored to your specific request. Remember whether you use us or someone else, you are the customer. The normal trip leaves the dock at safe light from Bridgeside Marina. The destination depends on the current activity of the targeted species. You could be fishing the beaches of Grand Isle and Elmer's Island for the summer time specks or hitting the inland reefs, canals, ponds and cuts for Specks or Red Fish.
All you will need to bring are your essentials such as sun screen, camera, food and any beverages that you want. Please, no hard soled shoes on the boat.
Aside from fishing, the inland marshes of South Louisiana are full of wildlife. You will enjoy a full day of cruising the marshes in search of your prey all the while enjoying what Louisiana has to offer.
The fishing usually ends around 2:00 PM where you return to Bridgeside Marina, where you are welcome to relax and enjoy the evening while your fish are cleaned and bagged for your ride home.
A 3 day Charter fishing license is available at the marina for $10.00.
Our offshore trips are run from a 28 foot Hydra Sport Vector Powered by twin Suzuki 250 HP outboards. This boat is fast, getting you to the fish without a long lumbering ride. The boat is licensed for up to 6 anglers per trip. (Additional boats are available for larger parties.)
Our offshore trips, like all of our trips, can be tailored to your specific needs. The normal trip leaves from Bridgeside Marina at first light. You will witness a spectacular sunrise over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you travel to one of the many offshore oil and gas platforms that dot the Louisiana coast. Breathtaking views as mother nature provides the backdrop for the start of a wonderful day. As you travel into the gulf most days, the porpoises are playing all around you. Often times you are treated to aerial displays by feeding King Mackerel and sharks.
When you arrive at the first stop of the day you will be provided with new equipment that is in good shape and the adventure begins. Your captain is there to help when needed, but rest assured, you do the fishing. The offshore trips will target a number of species including Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Grouper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia (Ling, Lemon Fish), Trigger Fish and Amber Jack. The truth is when you drop your line into the waters along side one of these rigs you never know what will take the bait.
Bluewater trips focus on Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and other species of the deep.
You, the customer, will be provided with all of the fishing equipment that you need. Further, we believe that there is no excuse for a captain or a crew that screams at it's customers for missing a hookset or breaking a line, it's all a part of fishing.
You will need to bring any beverages and food that you need for the day. Some catering can be arranged in advance.
Mangrove trips end at 2:00pm. Bluewater trips typically run about 12 hours. As the day draws to a close, the boat returns to Bridgeside Marina where you are free to relax and unwind as your fish are cleaned and bagged for the ride home.
This is an all inclusive trip with no hidden cost. Woman and children are always welcome, but beware they usually catch the most fish.
What do you need to do? Make sure you dress for the conditions of the day, have plenty of sun screen and your camera. Only soft soled, non marking shoes are allowed on the boat. Have your ice chest handy so your fillets have a nice cold ride home. All anglers will need a Louisiana Fishing License. Three day passes are available for $10.00.
Your deckhand is there to make your trip more enjoyable, please remember him at the end of the day.