Blue Line Charters in Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

Guided by Rich Mccloskey

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Rich is a native of south Louisiana and has been chasing fish out of Venice, LA for more than twenty years. Captain Rich loves all species of fish, but his true loves are Redfish and Spotted Trout from the coastal waters off of Venice. In addition to line fishing, Rich is also the current Vice President of the Hell Divers Spearfishing Club.

In addition to being a charter captain, Rich has worked as a narcotics detective for the past 12 years, and also also served on the SWAT team for 5 years. He loves taking police and veterans on trips they'll never forget! Any trip with Captain Rich is sure to be a good one.

Blue Line Charters Trips

Are you ready to chase trophy Redfish and hungry Speckled Trout in the world-renowned Venice, LA marshes? Anybody can take you fishing, but Captain Rich is focused on making sure you create memories you’ll never forget. Get out there and get after 'em aboard Captain Rich's 26' Blackjack center console—the perfect boat for chasing big-time Reds and other gamefish in Venice's shallow coastal waters and inshore marshes. He's an expert in this region, with years of experience guiding all kinds of guests, from seasoned anglers to first-timers. Prior to becoming a guide, Rich spent more than a decade in law enforcement, and loves taking out police, EMS, veterans, and others who've served their country or community. Captain Rich will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, bait and ice for your trip. All you have to bring is your Louisiana fishing license and your sunscreen, and Captain Rich will take care of the rest! Fuel cost will be added at the end of the trip when we return to the dock. Live bait and fish cleaning included in above trip prices. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Full Day Inshore - 26' Blackjack

100% (7)
26 ft 1 - 5 People From $260 / person

Recent Reviews of Blue Line Charters


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Great trip,couldn't ask for any better guide 👍

Sherri B.


Great trip. Great host. Will definitely go again. Thanks for the hospitality

Lindsey D.


Great fishing both trips! My son and daughter were very proud of the both of the huge red fish they caught! Can’t wait for the next trip!!

Joel C.


Great trip with my 3 boys. We were on some big red! Plus the Captain is a super nice guy!



Cpt Rich is definitely a go to charter captain. Very friendly and as soon as we made our first stop, lines went in the water out came the fish. Highly recommend

Richard H.


We fished two days with Rich. The first day was afternoon fishing and it was slow. The second day started at 7 and was very productive for redfish along the canes. Rich was very helpful for the 3 of us. We caught our limit of reds, some of which were of good size.

Rob L.


Rich was great from start to finish. We caught several reds, including a monster 42” that my buddy landed.


Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

237 Sports Marina Road, Venice, LA 70091, United States | Bodies of water fished: Grand Isle

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