The last couple of weeks have seen the full range of conditions that challenge your knowledge. Low water days after a cold front have had us chasing Redfish in the shallows and this has been great. We still have shrimp coming out of the marsh and the reds are still running the shorelines like marauders fattening up before the cold really sets in. Other days have seen clean high tides where the trout make a late season appearance. Last week was all about the Speckled Trout. Calmer weather between the fronts let the trout gang up in all the usualy spots in the bay and that allowed for a lot of catching. The trout should stay around until we get the really cold weather and muddy water conditions of winter but when that happens we will be right back on the redfish and sheeps as they are already ganging up.  For more fishing reports, like our Facebook Page at Reel Screamers Guide Service and when time allows check the reports on Youtube under Grand Isle Fishing Report. Good times are ready to be had, come get you some!

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Daryl Carpenter Owner & Operator of Reel Screamers Guide ServiceDaryl Carpenter

Owner & Operator
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. Even thou I grew up fishing the freshwater spillways of south Louisiana, the constant quest for more and bigger eventually led to the banks of the Gulf of Mexico where I realized that I had stepped into heaven. I am fortunate in that I enjoy what I do and I enjoy giving you the opportunity to spend some time in what I call home.

Inshore fishing

We do everything we can to keep our prices reasonable and I think that you will find them competitive. Please call with any questions.


Inshore trips are based on the number of people on the boat. These trips include all you need for a day of fishing. All rods and reels are supplied. Ice, fuel and bait are included for these trips as well as fish cleaning.

Up to 2 people - $500.00
3 People - $650.00
4 People - $750.00

* We will occasionally place a 5th person on the 24' foot boat, but generally we try to keep these trips to 4 people per boat.

* Extended trips to areas such as the Sandy Point area may incur an additional fuel charge.



Offshore trips vary greatly from nearshore trips for Mangrove and Cobia to Canyon trips to add Amberjack and Grouper. We can continue south for Tuna,

Offshore fishing

Swordfish and Dolphin, it all depends on what you want and what Mother Ocean is giving us at the time. Due to the erratic nature of the fuel prices the last few years, we have gone to a flat fee plus the coast of the fuel. If this does not suit your needs or if this worries you, call us, we can generally give you an estimate on what the fuel burn will be or we can settle on a flat price for your trip.

Our offshore rate is $1200.00 plus the cost of the fuel. We can provide estimates depending on where we plan to go to catch fish. You can bring up to 6 people on these trips

Close in Mangrove trips can burn as little as 40 gallons of fuel. The average trip to the canyon to include Grouper and Amberjack, generally run about 90 to 100 gallons.  Tuna trips depend on where we are running for the fish.

Overnight trips generally run $2400.00 plus the cost of the fuel as they take the boat out of service for two days.



All trips require deposits. Inshore trips require a $200.00 deposit, Offshore trips require a $300.00 deposit. Deposits hold your trip and are refundable if we have to cancel for any reason, usually weather related issues. Other than the previously stated the deposit will not be refunded unless the boat reserved for you is rebooked. Refunds of deposits placed on a credit card will be minus the merchant charges unless the cancellation is made by Reel Screamers Guide Service. In the event that the date is not rebooked, your deposit is good for a period of 1 year, giving you plenty of time to pick another date. Deposits left on the books longer than 1 year are forfeited.

A note on deposits - I do not like having to deal with deposits but they are a necessary evil in the business. While our focus is to have fun and catch fish, we are a business and a booking is a commitment that takes resources out of circulation



credit cards we accept - Mastercard, Visa, American Express We accept cash, check or Visa, Master Card, American Express. There is a 3% convenance charge applied to all credit card payments.  The convenance charge is not refunded as part of a refundable deposit.


Terms / Conditions

Terms of Liabily Documents

Each Passenger will be provided with an information card, boarding pass if you will. The information card should be filled out prior to the trip and provided to your captain the morning of your trip. This card provides us vital information on the rare occasion we need it and it affirms agreement to these TERMS

As always, please feel free to call with any questions that you may have. (225) 937-6288


Grand Isle, LouisianaGrand Isle is the only inhabited barrier island in the State of Louisiana. It is located about a 90 minute drive from New Orleans. We are less than 5 hours from the Texas State line.

From the New Orleans area proceed west on I-310.  This will take you to Boutte, LA. where I-310 will dead end. Stay right and continue west on Hwy 90. You will approach an overpass at the intersection of Hwy 308, exit right and turn south on Hwy 308. Continue on Hwy 308 until it dead ends at Hwy 3235. Turn left onto Hwy 3235 and you will eventually rejoin old Hwy 1 south of Golden Meadow. Stay on Hwy 1, you will have to take a left at the end of the new elevated Highway and your almost there. (see toll information below)

If you are coming in from the west, exit I-10 at Lafayette Hwy 90 south (future I-10 corridor) As you approach Raceland, you will see an exit for Hwy 1. Get in the left lane. After the overpass enter the left turn lane and make a U-turn. Exit Hwy 308 and follow the directions above.

Once you have rejoined Hwy 1 you will follow Bayou Lafourche. You will come to the toll bridge. You will need to be in the right lane as you approach the bridge. When you turn onto the bridge there may be an attendant present to take your payment or you may have to use one of the ATM machines. There is only a toll headed south. There is no more post pay, you must pay at the bridge.

Reel Screamers Guide Service is home based at Bridgeside Marina. When you cross the bridge onto Grand Isle, Bridgeside will be on the right as soon as you exit the bridge.

WORD OF CAUTION: Watch the 50 MPH speed zone on Hwy 3235 in Golden Meadow. The Golden Meadow speed trap must be hurting for money, they are on a tear. Lately they are writing tickets for any little thing and their most current craze is writing for people driving in the left lane of the 4 lane.  If you are going to pass someone, do it then get back into the right lane. I do apologize to any and all of my customers that you have to drive through this place but there is just no way around it. Please do not honor them by buying anything in Golden Meadow. Watch the 25 MPH zone as you are getting close to Grand Isle.

We typically leave from my home on the bay side of Grand Isle. Rarely tidal conditions will dictate otherwise, you will received detailed departure instructions prior to your trip.

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing for redfish off Grand Isle, LA with Reel Screamers Guide Service

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, your desires should be stated and the trip tailored to your desires when possible. 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. LA, Elmer's Island or the many reefs just west of Venice, LA.  Speckled Trout and the ever famous Louisiana redfish are the primary targets with plenty of others to help fill the box.

Bountiful catches of speckled trout

The inshore fleet consists of two 24 foot Blazer Bays. The Blazer Bay Coastal is the epitome of what a charter boat should be. Forget all of the bells and whistles that let you look pretty at the dock, they offer 360-degree fishing with a very dry ride and shallow water access. 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. If you 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.

While we try to never say "no" we get a lot of requests to place 5 fishermen on a boat. In reality, this is not a good idea. Remember that an inshore trip involves a lot of casting and moving around. That 5th angler begins to affect your trip and comfort on the boat and when the conditions require that we try to get into skinny waters the extra weight can and will prevent that from happening a lot of times. We will gladly bring in additional boats when needed to fill your needs.


What do you need to do? 

All you will need to bring are your essentials such as sunscreen, camera, food and any beverages that you want. Make sure you dress for the conditions of the day. Please, no hard-soled shoes on the boat. Have your ice chest handy so your filets have a nice cold ride home.

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.

A 3 day Charter fishing license is available at the marina for $10.00 on online here

See our Rates page for pricing for inshore and inland trips.