Reel Screamers Guide Service
13824 Red River Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Contact: Daryl Carpenter
Phone: 225-937-6288
Cell: 225-937-6288
Email: Daryl@reelscreamers.com
Website: http://www.reelscreamers.com

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About Us

Reel Screamers Guide Service is a full service fishing guide operation for Louisiana saltwater Fishing.
Our Inshore fishing trips typically target redfish and speckled trout in the marshes around Grand Isle, Louisiana and to the west of Venice, Louisiana. Louisiana's marshes are the greatest estuaries in the US and known for the abundance of fish. Depending on the time of the year and your wishes we could be fishing for sow trout on the beach fronts or going for numbers over the oyster reefs.  If trout is not your game and you like the fight of a mad redfish, we will hit the shorelines or duck ponds for just that.

 

Offshore trips open you up to a whole new world of game species to include Tuna, Grouper, various Snapper, Swordfish, Wahoo and many more. Everyone who fishes knows that the Gulf Waters off the mouth of the Mississippi River are the richest waters in the lower US. Offshore fishing from Venice, Louisiana is on every serious anglers mind. We fish those waters, departing from the only inhabited barrier island on Louisiana’s coast, Grand Isle, LA. Whether it is sight fishing Mangroves or Tuna, dropping deep for God knows what or blue water trolling for tuna, dolphin or wahoo, we have a lot to choose from and can tailor your trip to your desires.

 

Come experience the best that Louisiana Fishing has to offer and we will see what we can do about …. the one that got away.

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Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Great Season Opener
We had a great opening to the red snapper season as predicted. The best part was that we had folks from Florida who after catching great trout all day Sunday went offshore on Monday. Once they were finished they decided that there was no place else to fish other than Louisiana. rnrnOffshore the red snapper came fairly easy with several fish 20 to 25 pounds for everyone willing to work for them. The box also included Snowy Grouper, Barrel Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Porgies, Yellowfin tuna as well as Blackfin tuna. Needless to say the James family is sold on fishing Louisiana. rnrnThe seas were great with some river water still covering the West Delta area but there were plenty of fish under that water with many catching good Cobia under the mirk. There is a week weed line about 40 to 45 miles out that is holding some Dolphin, we just did not have time to mess with it.rnrnWill have to wait for the customers to forward the fish porn pictures because I was by myself yesterday and did not have time to mess with the camera.rnrnWe still have a few weekdays open should anyone want to jump on and stock the freezer.

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Open on a Beautiful Weekend
Well we have one of those beautiful weekends that we all look forward to. We had all of the inshore boats booked with one of our wonderful Charter Schools for a student retreat, only for them to cancel at the last minute. It will be a shame to not be on the water this weekend and we have it open and would love to fill the boats. 225-937-6288

Offshore Fishing

Louisiana

Red Snapper Update - Gulf Council
Just left the Gulf Council meeting and boy do I need some duct tape and tin foil.rnrnAs a result of the lawsuit filed by Gary Jarvis and a group of others, NMFS has entered into an agreement with the plaintiffs for a 'stay' in the proceedings and in exchange they are taking several actions at the Council level.rnrnThe first action is a severe reduction in the Recreational Red Snapper Season. The 'preferred alternative' that will come up for a vote tomorrow is that the red snapper season for 2014 will change to 11 days. This is a projection as the way that the math worked out this 11 days does not figure in dead discards and assumes that the states will not open their own seasons. Because of the lawsuit language there is concern that if between the 11 day federal season and the State Water seasons, should NMFS bad science say that we went over the limit again, there would be dire consequences. Because of this, there was a growing sentiment in the room to completely close Red Snapper season for 2014, get it ironed out and work toward something better for 2015.rnrnThe most disturbing part as I see it is that NMFS admits that their data sucks and DATA is their problem. Today they acknowledged that with the shorter seasons the data will only get worse! It is like trying to take a national poll but only asking 5 people what they think. They will only have a few days (if any) to conduct their surveys so there will be fewer of them and the data will be more suspect.rnrnWhat does getting it 'ironed out' mean? The lawsuit demands that the recreational sector develop accountability measures. The options for accountability include creating buffers in the allowable catch and payback measures.rnrnThe agreement that they signed onto for the 'stay' says that all of this must be in place by April 2015. People the decisions that will be made in the next several months is going to change fishing in the Gulf for decades to come.rnrnThe meeting continues tomorrow in Baton Rouge.

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Lets Get into the Super Bowl
Hey guys been a while since we have posted, we have been very busy having a great year. The fish have been hot one day and cold the next but man it has been a wonderful year.rnrnThis is not a fishing report, this is a request for YOUR help. Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks accounting software is having a contest where they are giving away a commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl to a small business. We have made it to the quarterfinals and we are now competing for one of 20 spots with businesses from across the country. Public vote will be the majority factor in this round. WE NEED YOUR VOTE.rnrnItís a long shot but with your help a local Louisiana small business can give them a run for their money. Please consider clicking this link http://intuit.me/17MIIdg you can vote once a day every day. You donít have to give them any info just vote and do it daily. THANKS Daryl

Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Grand Isle
The change has taken place on the island as the trout have made their move. While the wind has for the most part kept the boats off of the beach, the fishing has been good with good boxes coming in.

The fish that we have been on do not yet seem to be on turned onto the croackers but they have sure been happy with the live shrimp. While I love my Gulps the fish have for the most part wanted live over plastic. There are a ton of smaller fish under the birds that seem to be everywhere. We are hitting the oyster reefs right behind the island, waiting for the beach to get right and retreating to the Marsh when we have to. Both have been producing a mixed bag of fish.

No Limits yet but it will be any day.

We have had to move some trips around this week due to customer schedules and this has left boats available for the weekend with a GREAT forecast. Figures doesn't it, been doing what we can the last few weeks with the wind, now we have a calm weekend coming and circumstances leave us available.

Time to consider getting back to the Island, it is starting to happen.

Reel Screamers Guide Service
225-937-6288

Reel Screamers Guide Service
225-937-6288
Reel Screamers Guide Service
225-937-6288
Reel Screamers Guide Service
225-937-6288

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Offshore is heating up
Can you believe that it is almost the second week of April and we are still talking about the lump. Well this past Saturday was a little crowded on the lump. My customers were getting antsy as was I so as the crowd dwindled, we decided to make a a little move and boy was that the wrong call. Shortly after leaving I get a call from the infamous Lance Walker who stayed, telling me to get my &** back, too late by the time I was there, we caught the tail end of the action with one tuna to show for it. Lance had a good box full of fish that he worked hard for.


Sunday was a different story with light crowds, delightfully calm seas and fewer boats on the water. Picked up 3 tuna real quick but the bite died. We decided to head south where we found some slightly larger fish biting but the sharks were so thick, it was difficult stay. Our out-of-state crew decided that they wanted to try to catch as many species as they could so we traveled around looking and picking up a fish here and there but could not get away from the sharks. We then ran across an open water patch of grass and it was on. Grown men looking like 12 year old kids as they yanked dolphin after dolphin over the side of the boat. Most were what we would call large chicks but there was a gaffer or two mixed in. It was not until the clouds started to build and the wind started to blow that I was able to convince them to leave. We made it to the marina just before it closed and put icing on the cake with good company and good drink.


Put a small crack in the t-top Saturday that grew Sunday so the big boat is out of action until the welder can get there Thursday to get it repaired. After that there are plenty of days open and it looks like it is going to be a good summer. Remember the dolphin year we had in 2009, this could be just like that.


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Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Grand Isle Yellowmouths
Not being able to get offshore has been rough but by the grace of God the trout have now shown up around Grand Isle. We had a good trip this week and expect more tomorrow. With the water being high, we found the trout where you would expect to find redfish, in the duck ponds.

Looking forward to this action doing nothing but getting better. Top water is just around the corner.

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Grand Isle, LA.

Nice Red
Nice 16 inch trout
yellowmouth

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

THE BEST SNAPPER FISHING
We have been literally putting a hurt on the extinct red snapper since the opening of the season. The snapper are everywhere, if you are fishing offshore and not scoring on limits of snapper in the 10 to 20 pound range, you are in the wrong spot.The mangroves have been just as crazy. Pictured here is one of the trip from this weekend where we had about 35 mangroves a limit of red snapper and one of two lemon fish that we hooked. I will post more as I get time.

Doug's trip.  The kids wore out the adults.

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Saints Alumni Fishing Rodeo Benefiting Children's Hospital New Orleans
Saints Alumni Fishing Rodeo Benefiting Children's Hospital New Orleans.

Come Join us Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th at Bridgeside Marina on Grand Isle. Some of your favorite Saints players from yesteryear have joined together for a fun filled couple of days on Grand Isle.

We will start off Friday with a Captain's Party and get together. Food will be provided by the Louisiana Seafood and Promotion Board, you know that it will be good Louisiana Seafood. There will be auction items, door prizes and the former Saints players on hand to sign autographs and just have a general good time.

We are expecting players such as Stan Brock, John Tice, Steve Baumgartner, Tom Dempsey, Chuck Commiskey, Elo Grooms and more.

Saturday is a one day fishing event. You can either purchase a 'Player Boat' where you will be teamed with a Captain and a player and allowed to place threee people on the boat for a day of fishing or you can enter the open division for $25.00 a person.

First, Second and Third Prizes for Trout, Red Fish, Flounder and Bull Red. The winning trout will be eligible for a $50K mystery weight prize and if anyone fishing the event was to break the Louisiana State record trout, it will pay out $50K. There will be a kids division for the Red Fish with the most Spots. The winner of that division will receive a college savings account with an initial investment of $5000.00 dollars.

Contact myself or Bridgeside Marina to purchase the 'Player Boats', tickets for the open division will be available at Bridgeside Marina in the coming days.

Supporting a good cause, getting kids fishing and having a lot of fun in the process.

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Grand Isle
Fished a couple of hours yesterday to get some fresh film with Don. With the 20 knot plus wind still blowing out of the north, the only place we could get to was the beach. THe rollers were still a little stiff to try to hit the beach itself. We had a little bit if a slow start but finally found a group of rocks that were holding a few fish. The water was green and trying its best to clear up.

Did not matter yesterday weather it was shrimp or croackers, they were hitting both.

What a difference a day makes, calm today. If we can keep it from getting too dirty this week, it is going to be another good week of catching on the good ole Grand Isle.

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

IT'S ON OFFSHORE TOO
We ventured offshore today and stayed close. You name it, it will be on the plate tonight. Mangrove Snapper, Beeliner Snapper, Amberjack, and best of all the LEMONFISH ARE HERE. Fish were caught shallow near the beach and the canyon was great today.

The boats that went long were still out so I do not yet have a tuna report for you but the water was beautiful with 60+ feet of visibility in the canyon so it should be worth the trip.

Actually caught enough that the customers gave up some lemonfish, going put it on the grill now.

Come get you some.

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

IT'S ON !!!!
All it took was for the winds to lay down for a little bit. Good trout, bog trout were caught all morning this morning with most limiting out by mid morning. Typical summer time trout in the 2 to 3 pound range and it did not matter today, shrimp or croackers and Bridgeside had them all. The fish are on or near the beach. Waders on the beach had a good day and the boats were all back early fishing the bays.

IT'S ON !!!!!!

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Grand Isle
After a busy week of offshore fishing, we settled into an inshore pattern this past week. For the most part it was productive fishing and things are really shaping up.

Friday was our last trip this week as we had the weekend off and the way that the wind has decided to blow, I am happy for the chance to spend time with the family.

Friday was strange, I had a boat full of people who could really fish and wanted nothing but plastic. We started off before daylight and was in the marsh for twilight. With dead calm conditions we were dreading knats and headed to my first stop. As we passed one reef, we noticed that trout were blowing out of the water chasing shrimp. A quick stop and about a dozen or so trout hit the box, some off of top water. It was not every cast but any time a handful of shrimp would come through, it was a flurry.

As this stop slowed we moved to stop number two and I wish I would have just passed the intial stop. Same scenario here, the trout were blowing up on shrimp and it was on. Trout were laying 5 and 10 at a time on the floor of the boat.

Out of nowhere what looked like a front line came through with wind and clouds and even a little rain just for the fun of it and it shut the fish down like a switch. We kept thinking that they would turn back on but they never did. We spent a lot of time waiting on something that just was not going to happen.

We ran deep into the marsh to get away from a wind that just kept getting worse and worked canals with spinner baits to catch a bunch of reds. There were a lot of undersized reds but was managed to put 5 in the box.

The crew had brought steaks so it was fresh redfish and steaks for dinner and boy did it go down like a champ.

All of the female trout that we cleaned had well developed egg sacks so things are on track to really crank off here in the next couple of weeks. The crowds are still really light around Grand Isle and we have several open days. It is time to get back to what we do best, enjoy the absoloute best resource in the country.

Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Grand Isle Update
A quick update from the Island. We fished offshore this weekend and had some of the good, the bad and the ugly.

Let's get the ugly out of the way, we were a little late getting to the tuna spot and missed the tail end of the bite but there were fish everywhere. You make you calls and you live by them. The second ugly was that the fallout apparently continues. You had a beautiful weekend on the heels of GREAT fishing reports and there just was not very many people enjoying the water.

Offshore - we decided to cut our run a little short and work our way out to the floaters by stopping to check out the wahoo. I guess that I'm am just a little too glutinous because we found the wahoo but in doing so we were a little late getting to the floaters and missed the morning tuna bite. The wahoo were all big fish, with all of them going over 50 pounds and the largest topping 70 or so. After making our first wahoo stop and putting blood on the ice, we joined the floater crowd and we were greeted with tuna flying through the air like old times. The only problem was that we got there just as they were finished feeding. The folks who had been there early all reported good catches of fish early on but it died off quick.

After a few hours of trying to pick our way through the fish that were there, our crew decided to take it back to the canyon where we continued on the wahoo. It was typical wahooo fishing, pound away at it and just when it looks like everyone on the boat is about to go to sleep, all hell breaks loose with rods going off all around the boat. The AJ were huge, as is expected this time of the year.

We ended the day with enough fish that the crew had to go in search of more ice chest to fit all of the filets, then they were off to bed.

The reports from the guys who stayed in close was that the mangroves are already active but you have to be prepared to fight through the red snapper as they are seriously competeing with the mangroves on the surface. If you are willing to catch and release all day, there are plenty of Lane Snapper mixed in with the red snapper as well.

Inshore - my inshore trips were serious fishermen who were worried about what this front would do to the trout so they re-scheduled. It looks like the cool temps did very little to the trout around Grand Isle. The boats that I checked with all reported catches of 60+ trout even though the front had cooled things down a little bit.

Our fishery is alive, come get you some.

Be safe and be legal, enforcement was all over the Gulf this weekend.

Inshore Fishing

Louisiana

Another Stolen Boat
Guys please be on the lookout for my 2004 Blazer Bay Coastal 24 foot. It is all white with a 2004 200HP HPDI on the rear.

The boat was stolen recently from my house in Grand Isle while I was out of town. The boat was launched and they left me an empty trailer. The LA numbers are LA-1717-FJ. I hope that it is still running around in the marsh somewhere. You can contact me or any law enforcement officer

Daryl

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