Chandeleur by Mothership
The most popular way to fish The Chandeleurs is by Mother Ship. The Mother Ship departs from Biloxi MS after midnight and arrives at the Chandeleurs by sunrise. The Mother Ship provides all the amenities including all food, snacks, beverages except alcohol, air conditioned living areas, and plenty of fresh water. Charters aboard our Mother Ship are for groups of 12, however we do have a will-call list for late cancellations and trips short of the minimum.
We provide the nicest Mother Ships operating in the Chandeleurs. At 118' and 127' in length and including all the amenities your time on this Mother Ship will be a most comfortable experience. However plan on full days of fishing and lots of fish.
Located 40 miles offshore in the waters of Louisiana, the Chandeleur Islands offer the finest Trout and Red Fishing in the world. These islands provide 45 miles of surf and over 30,000 acres of wadeable grass flats, coves and inlets. There are also many new underwater bars and deep passes due to the active tropical season of '98 . It is not uncommon to encounter huge schools of surface feeding Red Fish, Trout, or Bluefish. Tarpon and sharks are an added Midsummer bonus. Best months for wade fishing are April, May, and October. Best for fishing from the boat are June July August and September.
We depart the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi on Monday or Friday in the early AM, which allows your party to arrive at Chandeleur by daylight (flexible schedules). You may board the vessel after 5:00 PM the evening prior to your departure.
The Chandeleur Islands, offshore 35 miles due South of Biloxi, are spread over 40 miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Schools of redfish and speckled trout swim along the uninhabited beaches, in shallow grass flats that promise outstanding catches. The waters are calm and smooth at our anchorage on the lee side - a sheltered channel isolated from the rest of the Gulf. On the Gulf side of the Island, surf fishing is unparalleled.
Upon arrival at Chandeleur, the cook prepares a hearty breakfast. Your skiff will be launched and your adventure begins. Be ready to enjoy one of the best fishing days you’ve ever experienced. Take a break for a much deserved lunch, then is back out to the fishing. In the evening, enjoy an outstanding dinner, then settle in for a good night’s sleep.
You’ll never go hungry aboard our boats. We furnish hearty breakfasts, light lunches and full delicious dinners from steaks to specialties of the cook. In addition, there are always plenty of snacks available to you at all times.
revised: January 22, 2008