What to Bring on Your Chandleur Trip
6-1/2' to 7-1/2' medium or medium-light rods
Good quality casting or spinning reels capable
of long casts, with a good drag system. Shimano,
Lews, Abu Garcia, and Daiwa are some of the suggested
Premium monofilament in 10- to 14-pound test. Green
seems to be the best color. Suggested brands include
Trilene, Stren, and Silver Thread.
- Gold spoons - The Johnson Silver Minnow (weedless)
and Sprite are the classic choices at Chandeleur. Choose
sizes from 1/4 to 1/2 ounces.
- Plastics- Shrimp tails, cocohoe minnows, and stringray
grubs in these colors: smoke, motor oil, pearl,
white/red, and chartreuse
- Jig heads (for plastics) - 1/8 to 1/4 ounce sizes
in red, white, or chartreuse.
- Mansfield Mauler - Orange cork on a wire with two
beads at each end. The large Momma Mauler is
the best choice.
- Topwaters - Zara Spook, Rebel Jumpin' Minnow, Cordell
Redfin, and Mirrolure with propellers. Natural
colors such as silver with a black back, gold with
a black back, or pearl are best.
- Lightweight cotton or synthetic fabric clothing. Long
and short sleeve, shorts and long pants. They
should be fast drying fabrics.
- Good quality hats with a green underbill
- Polarized sunglasses
- Wading boots or old tennis shoes
- Chest waders (in cold weather)
- Comfortable slip-on shoes or flip-flops for evenings
on the Pelican
- Raingear and cold weather clothes as required
- Sunscreen and chapstick with sunscreen (15 SPF
minimum, 30 to 45 recommended)
- Wading stringer
- Insect repellant - Deep Woods Off is best
- Alcholic beverages if desired
- Soft drinks (tea is provided)
Sunrise - It's easy to get an early
start when you're at the Pelican.