You’ll find the answers to most of your questions on the various pages throughout the Chandeleur Charters website. But if you’re looking for a quick reference guide to the most commonly asked questions about our Chandeleur Islands fishing trips, we’ve provided that below. If your question isn’t answered below, send us an E-mail using the contact form on the right, or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
Q: What kind of fishing license do I need to fish the Chandeleur Islands?
A: All you’ll need is the 3-day Louisiana Charter Skiff license ($30.00 at the time of this writing). It can be purchased online, or at the dock before your trip. A standard Louisiana saltwater fishing license (non-residents pay $60.00 for basic license + $30.00 for saltwater stamp) is also acceptable, but not required.
Q: Do I need to bring food and drinks with me?
A: Chandeleur Charters provides all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for our guests. We also provide water and various soft drinks. Alcohol is not provided, but guests are welcome to bring whatever they’d like. Please only bring canned beer and not glass. All glass bottles are prohibited.
Q: Can I bring a kayak?
A: Yes, we regularly accommodate kayak anglers. If you, or anyone in your group, plan to bring a kayak please let us know so that we can make arrangements.
Q: Can I bring my own boat? Can you tow it to the islands?
A: Maybe. Give us a call and let’s talk about it.
Q: What kind of tackle should I bring?
A: We’ve got that covered on our tackle and gear page.
Q: I read a lot about hurricanes and oil spills damaging the Chandeleur Islands. Is there anything left out there?
A: Numerous natural and man-made events have changed the islands over the past few decades, but the islands are still there, and they’re still holding fish. Come see for yourself.
Q: Where is the Compass Rose docked?
A: You’ll find the Compass Rose behind the newly renovated Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi, MS. When you pull into the Golden Nugget parking lot, you’ll see a parking garage on the left. If you enter the parking garage and head south you’ll find the docking area. The Compass Rose is docked by the octagonal shaped building with the blue metal roof.
Q: I know Capt. Troy offers Chandeleur Islands fishing trips, but does he go anywhere else?
A: Yes. It’s also possible to fish the outer reaches of what’s commonly known as the Biloxi Marsh system. If you’re interested in a trip to the Biloxi Marsh use the contact form on the right-hand side of the page to let us know.