Captain Mark Stebly offers the very best Chandeleur fishing guide services & accommodations at The Pelican Houseboat Fishing Camp

Chandeleur Guide Fishing
& The Pelican Fishing Camp & Houseboat
Capt. Mark Stebly

228.875.9055
228.341.2882 cell
9353 Ridgeview Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  39564

A Chandeleur Island memory to last these kids for a lifetime

Mark Stebly with a client and a fine bunch of redfish and speckled trout

 

Captain Mark Stebly offers the very best Chandeleur fishing guide services & accommodations at The Pelican Houseboat Fishing Camp

 

The best way to fish the Chandeleur Islands

The Chandeleur Islands offer some of the best fishing for speckled trout and redfish on the planet and Chandeleur Guide Fishing is the best way to experience it in comfort and with the confidence that you're fishing with the best guides around. Captain Mark Stebly and First Mate Ty Cox have more than 60 years of experience fishing the Chandeleurs.  They'll guide you to the fish and tell you what they're hitting and even offer some tips on lure presentation if you like.  Then, the rest is up to you. 

The  Fishing

The Chandeleur Islands offers an amazing variety of fishing opportunities, so many that it can be a bit overwhelming to the newcomer.  Mark and Ty know the seasonal variations and they understand the effects of tides, winds, and weather.  You'll have the advantage of that experience and knowledge in selecting where to fish each day. 

The classic techniques are still the most popular - drift fishing from skiffs on the flats and wade fishing on the west side of the islands.  Surf fishing on the east side is highly productive for specks and reds and also gives you a shot at pompano, amberjack, jack crevalle, bluefish, ladyfish, and others.  You can also explore the bayous, creeks, and cuts on foot or in one of our Carolina Skiffs to search out that special deep hole or trench that holds the big ones.

The Pelican

During your time at Chandeleur Island your home base will be the Pelican, a floating fish camp that provides the only full-time accommodations in the islands.  The Pelican has been operating in Schooner Harbor at the Chandeleurs since 1985.  During that time it's been continually improved for comfort and convenience.  After a hard day of fishing you can have a hot shower and relax in the air conditioned bunk house or the galley.  Or you might want to enjoy a cool drink and the breeze inside the screen porch. If you're already thinking about the next morning's fishing, you can scout out the islands from rooftop deck and then enjoy the colorful sunset over the flats to the west.

Join us for the best wade fishing in North America or drift the flats or explore the bayous and bays in one of six Carolina Skiffs.  The beachcombing and birding are great, too.  In addition to guided and fully hosted stays, we also offer do-it-yourself trips.  We're open year-round.

Hurricane Katrina?

The Pelican was towed to Ocean Springs and weathered Hurricane Katrina anchored in a protected bayou.  It was moved back to Chandleur Island soon after the storm.  All equipment and systems are in first class condition and The Pelican is in full operation.

Photo Albums

Click here to view online albums of photographs recent fishing trips to The Pelican.

Contact Us

Captain Mark Stebly
228.875.9055
228.341.2882 cell
9353 Ridgeview Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  39564

Chaneleur redfish on the stringer