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Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Full Day Inshore - 26' Blackjack

100% (7)
26 ft 1 - 5 People From $260 / person
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Deep Sea Slam With Captain David

100% (6)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $571 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Full Day Inshore - 24' Blue Wave

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $275 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Inshore Hook-Up

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Offshore Extravaganza

100% (7)
39 ft 1 - 6 People From $483 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Offshore Adventure

100% (6)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $583 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Venice

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Fishing Charters Near Venice, La

Head out of Venice, Louisiana to chase the big offshore fish with Captain John! You will leave early in the morning aboard his 41' Onslow and will travel approximately 12 to 60 miles offshore out of Venice, Louisiana. Bluewater specialist Capt. John will employ several techniques like trolling live baits, skirted baits, and naked ballyhoo to ensure that you have the best trip possible. You can expect to catch some Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and maybe even some Tuna! Fuel is not included in the trip price and can cost anywhere from 1000-1500$ But otherwise, Captain John's boat comes fully loaded with all the rods, reels, bait, tackle, coolers, lounging space, etc. that you could possibly need for an outstanding day out on the water. That way all you have to bring is your Louisiana fishing license, your sunscreen, a tip for the Captain, and Captain John will take care of the rest to make sure your hooking into the big ones! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Dash To The Deep - 41' Onslow

100% (9)
41 ft 1 - 6 People From $350 / person

Head out with Captain Donnie for an offshore adventure chasing some big game off the coast of Louisiana! On this 12-hour trip, you'll be targeting some monster Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. Captain Donnie will take you miles offshore to the prime spots where the fish are biting. Whether you want to troll the open waters or post up and do some bottom fishing, this luxurious 35' Contender center console will have you covered! You can even do some deep dropping once you get far enough offshore. On board will be all the rods, reels, tackle and fishing gear you need for a productive day on the water. There's even a bathroom aboard this luxurious vessel. Join Captain Donnie and let him send you home with a packed cooler! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Extended Trip - 35' Contender

100% (7)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $533 / person

On this epic trip, you'll run out up to 180 miles offshore with Captain Donnie to chase down some of the hardest-fighting and finest-tasting fish the ocean has to offer. These overnight trips are great for targeting big-time Yellowfin Tuna out on the Midnight Knob, located roughly ~170 miles offshore. In addition, you'll be able to go after Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and more! If you're an offshore angler looking to knock some species off your bucket list, there's no better way to do it. In order to fish as efficiently as possible, you'll switch up techniques in order to capitalize on the fishes' feeding patterns. For example, because Tuna spend most of their time feeding on squid down at great depths, and only rise to the surface in the early hours of the morning, you'll only troll for Tuna at that time, then switch back to drifting for Swordfish, chasing Sailfish, or targeting other species. Captain Donnie leaves it all out there when you choose to fish with him. He will work tirelessly to make sure you get the best opportunities at the fish you're trying to catch. His 35' Contender is equipped with all the best rods and reels (as well as electric reels for deep dropping), plus all the tackle you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water! The fish are biting—get out there and start fishing! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Overnight Trip - 35' Contender

100% (8)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $917 / person

Head out to explore the nearshore rigs and other structures with Captain Jacob for a fantastic day on the water with a fun and knowledgeable guide. On these nearshore adventures, you will join Captain Jacob on his customized Blazor Bay which he recently overhauled and customized for your comfort and enjoyment. You can expect to catch a Big Reds, Sheepshead, and Jacks. Captain Jacob's trips are great because he always knows where the fish are biting best and has a great sense of humor to provide levity and entertainment both while the fish are biting and even when their not. In addition to his excellent knowledge and unparalleled service, Captain Jacob provides the best reels, rods, tackle, bait, and licenses to ensure that your experience is easy and successful. All you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, you're sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Jacob will take care of the rest to make the most of your Venice Nearshore adventure! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Nearshore Rigs - 24’ Robalo Cayman

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person
Damn Good

If you've ever wanted to go after the biggest, baddest gamefish that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, then this trip is your ticket. There is no better opportunity to take a crack at all of the best-known offshore species, including Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. These lightning-fast pelagic predators are world-famous for a reason—they fight harder and fight longer than almost all other species, and should be on any self-respecting saltwater angler's lifetime bucket list. Captains John and Martha are true offshore specialists, and they know better than anyone how to put you on trophy fish and help you land them. If you don't believe us, just take a look at their pictures, and see for yourself the giants they're catching! On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling a variety of baits and lures, looking to attract fast-moving fish such as Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. There are also opportunities for bottomfishing as well, if you're interested in catching delicious eating fish such as Tilefish and Red Snapper, or photo-worthy prizewinners such as Red Grouper and Amberjack. You'll be chasing these fish aboard a 40' Invincible catamaran—an ideal vessel for comfort, performance, and speed! In the words of the boat manufacturer, "Sea-keeping ability is our objective with the 40’. We created a boat that would tear through seas from any direction, while still being able to maneuver turns at high speeds. It was designed to go far in less than optimal running conditions." She's powered by four 300 HP engines, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry! Your Captain will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Most importantly, John and Martha are genuine expert in their home waters and will do everything they can to get you hooked up on a personal best! Bring along proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to maximize your time on the water. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

LA Offshore Adventure

100% (5)
40 ft 1 - 4 People From $900 / person

The inshore marshes and channels off of Venice, Louisiana are world-famous for their populations of Redfish and Speckled Trout, and there's no better way to chase these gamefish than a trip with Captain Jesse! He's a pro when it comes to catching monster Reds and "gator" Speckled Trout in these waters, and he will do everything under the sun to get you on the fish and stack 'em up. On this trip, you can fish both artificials and bait, depending on your preferences, the conditions, and what the fish are biting on! Captain Jesse has tons of expert advice to improve your presentation and put you in the best position to hook a new personal best, so you'll be in great hands when you get out there with him. Jesse runs a 25' Skeeter bay boat that's ideal for fishing these shallow inshore areas. She's fitted out for fishing, with a 300-HP Yamaha and a full suite of amenities to enhance your experience. Captain Jesse 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 he'll take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Epic Inshore Fishing

100% (3)
25 ft 1 - 5 People From $310 / person

If you're looking for a classic Louisiana Red Snapper trip, you've found it. Join Captain Troy and get ready to experience the best fishing that the Louisiana coast has to offer! Captain Troy is a local expert who knows waters off Buras, LA like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best spots for catching Red Snapper, one of the most popular gamefish in the US. These fish are widely known for the excellent taste and are great on the grill, in the pan, or in the over! As you leave the dock, you'll feel the excitement building as you take in the beautiful scenery of the Louisiana coast. Troy's bay boat can handle anything your Gulf can throw your way, and she's equipped with all the necessary fishing gear and technology, including a live well and an ice chest. Captain Troy will provide you with the best quality fishing equipment and show you the right techniques for catching Snapper. He'll also share his local knowledge of the waters and fish behavior, so you can reel in the big ones. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain Troy will make sure you have a great time. After a day of fishing, Captain Troy will clean and fillet your catch, so it's ready for you to take home and enjoy. Get out there and start stackin' 'em! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

"Cajun Classic" Red Snapper Trip

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $263 / person

Are you ready for some prime-time offshore sportfishing on board one of Venice's finest fishing vessels? Join Captain Troy on his sleek 39' Contender center console, and chase down epic Wahoo, Tuna, Swordfish, Snapper and more! Venice is the heart of Louisiana sportfishing, and there's no better way to take advantage than this trip with Captain Tony. He's an expert captain with years of experience on this water, so you'll be in great hands when you go aboard with him. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the ropes, or an experienced saltwater angler, this will be the trip of a lifetime. You'll be out there on board a 39' Contender that's purpose-built for offshore fishing. She can handle all kinds of weather, and with three Yamaha 350s, you'll be out deep in a flash. The size and speed of this vessel enable you to be the first ones catching bait, and the first in line at the Tuna grounds. Plus, she has every bell and whistle that a dealer can come up with, including state-of-the-art radar and fish finding equipment. When it comes to comfort while fishing, you got it! There's a full bathroom to keep everyone comfortable all day. Captain Troy will provide you with everything you need for a thrilling and memorable trip, and will clean your keepers so you can take home an amazing meal! The only things you'll need to bring are your fishing licenses, sunscreen (no spray please!), a pair of sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Extended Trip

100% (5)
39 ft 1 - 6 People From $617 / person

Experience Venice, LA's Premier Inshore Fishing with Captain Kevin! Set sail on an extraordinary inshore fishing voyage in the heart of Venice, LA, alongside the seasoned expert, Captain Kevin. Prepare for an adventure like no other as you navigate the intricate bayous and marshes of the legendary Mississippi Delta. Captain Kevin's expertise ensures an unforgettable experience, guiding you to prime fishing spots where you'll tangle with flounder, redfish, speckled trout, and a variety of other local species using light tackle. Feel the adrenaline rush as you reel in these prized catches, all while surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of Venice, LA. Whether you're an angling novice or an experienced hand, this trip caters to all ages and skill levels, making it perfect for family and friends. Don't miss this chance to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Book your Venice, LA inshore fishing expedition today with Captain Kevin, and prepare for a day of light tackle fishing, natural wonder, and unforgettable memories! Call Captain Kevin at [Your Contact Information] to reserve your spot or visit our website at [Your Website URL] for more details. Hurry, spots fill up fast for this ultimate Louisiana fishing experience! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Inshore Venice

100% (6)
1 - 4 People From $250 / person

If you're looking for a classic Louisiana Red Snapper trip, you've found it. Join Captain Troy and get ready to experience the best fishing that the Louisiana coast has to offer! Captain Troy is a local expert who knows waters off Buras, LA like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best spots for catching Red Snapper, one of the most popular gamefish in the US. These fish are widely known for the excellent taste and are great on the grill, in the pan, or in the over! As you leave the dock, you'll feel the excitement building as you take in the beautiful scenery of the Louisiana coast. Troy's bay boat can handle anything your Gulf can throw your way, and she's equipped with all the necessary fishing gear and technology, including a live well and an ice chest. Captain Troy will provide you with the best quality fishing equipment and show you the right techniques for catching Snapper. He'll also share his local knowledge of the waters and fish behavior, so you can reel in the big ones. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain Troy will make sure you have a great time. After a day of fishing, Captain Troy will clean and fillet your catch, so it's ready for you to take home and enjoy. Get out there and start stackin' 'em! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Red Snapper Trip

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $263 / person

On this extraordinary overnight fishing experience in Venice, Louisiana, you'll be heading offshore to take on fast, strong sportfish species including Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! You'll be in expert hands with Captain Troy; he's been fishing here for decades, and knows how to show his guests the time of their lives on the water! You won't find another fishing charter quite like this one. Captain Troy's purpose-built 44' sportfishing vessel is a one-of-a-kind Dave Sintes design, and she's completely kitted out for amazing offshore fishing. She was built in old-school fashion for the hard-core fisherman, and runs on two 450 C-Series Cummings engines with a brand new 5 kW Kubota generator. Plus, she has 7” Kevlar spray rails and a SeaFlex hull. The cabin has the luxuries of a yacht, including a private bath, shower, four queen size bunks, air conditioning, state-of-the-art electronics and stereo system, microwave, BBQ grill, and an 80-gallon fresh water tank. An easy open latch door accesses a swim platform at the stern. It has a 16’x 28’ covered fishing area with 1st class rods, reels and all the top professional gear for tuna fishing, sword-fishing, and rig fishing. Your catch will be loaded and stored in a 5,000 lbs. ice box and filleted at the end of the day. But it's not just the vessel that makes this fishing charter so unique. Captain Troy is a master of his craft, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he's eager to share with you. He'll take you to the best fishing spots and provide expert guidance on everything from trolling techniques to reeling in your catch. Whether you're an experienced angler looking for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to hook your first fish, Captain Troy will tailor the experience to your skill level and interests. As you bask in the warmth of the Venice sun and the thrill of the open sea, you'll know that you're on a fishing charter that's truly one-of-a-kind. So come aboard, cast your line, and let the adventure begin! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Overnight Adventure

100% (5)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000 / person

The combination of a seemingly unlimited supply of hungry fish and miles and miles of shallow water, make coastal SE Louisiana one of the best kept secrets in the fly fishing world. If you haven’t heard about Louisiana Fly Fishing, it’s probably because a lot of people don’t want you to know about it so that they can have it all to themselves. As with any fly fishing trip, we don’t normally catch as many fish as we would on conventional tackle; however, multiple hook-ups are almost a certainty on every Louisiana guided fishing trip. On a good day you can expect to catch 5-10 fish per angler, on an exceptional day the numbers can reach 20+ fish per angler or more. There are also plenty of black drum and sheepshead, both of which will readily take a fly. Trust me, this truly is a place that fly fishermen fall in love with. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Nearshore Fly Fishing Adventure

100% (5)
22 ft 1 - 2 People From $425 / person

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Captain Jacob as he guides you through the enchanting marshes of Southern Louisiana on an exhilarating sheepshead fishing trip. Join this lively and experienced captain for a 6-hour sheepshead whack, where the excitement is as abundant as the catch! Pack your cooler with drinks and snacks, don your sunglasses, apply sunscreen, and bring along a positive attitude for a day that will leave lasting memories. Captain Jacob has everything else covered, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable fishing experience on the water. Get ready to reel in some sheepshead and soak in the scenic beauty of the Louisiana marshes as you spend a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the thrill of the catch. Book your trip now and make memories that will resonate for years to come with Captain Jacob at the helm! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Sheepshead Smash

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $300 / person

If you're looking for a classic Louisiana Tripletail trip, you've found it. Join Captain Troy and get ready to experience the best fishing that the Louisiana coast has to offer! Captain Troy is a local expert who knows waters off Venice, LA like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the best spots for catching Tripletails, one of the most popular gamefish in the US. These fish are widely known for the excellent taste and are great on the grill, in the pan, or in the over! As you leave the dock, you'll feel the excitement building as you take in the beautiful scenery of the Louisiana coast. Troy's bay boat can handle anything your Gulf can throw your way, and she's equipped with all the necessary fishing gear and technology, including a live well and an ice chest. Captain Troy will provide you with the best quality fishing equipment and show you the right techniques for catching Tripletails. He'll also share his local knowledge of the waters and fish behavior, so you can reel in the big ones. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain Troy will make sure you have a great time. After a day of fishing, Captain Troy will clean and fillet your catch, so it's ready for you to take home and enjoy. Get out there and start stackin' 'em! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Classic Tripletail Trip

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $263 / person

Welcome to the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico! Venice sits along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River just 20 miles from the mightyriver spills into the gulf of Mexico. The waters are plentiful and offer amazing fishing! We operate on 25 foot Skeeter Bay boats with the latest yamaha engines and up to date tackle to ensure your trip is nothing short of spectacular. Trout and redfish are our most commonly targeted species although sheepshead, flounder, red snapper, mangrove snapper, tripletail, bass, freshwater catfish, tarpon, and pompano are all possibilities. With over 35 years combined on these waters we will ensure we put you on the best possible bite each day. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Inshore Action

100% (4)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $325 / person

Join us down by the waters in Venice, Louisiana where you can fish at one of the best Tripletail fisheries you can find! If you're looking for some sight casting and a fish that gives you a wild fight, look no further than a Tripletail adventure. Tripletail are pretty crazy looking fish with their prehistoric, dinosaur-like features: razor-sharp gill plates, sharp fins, and you guessed it, 3 tails. There's some debate on their beauty. Some admire them while others are might double-take at the first sight of them. But one thing is undeniable: their wonderful taste. Captain Jacob usually finds these sneaky little guys floating motionless by nearshore structure until a potential prey wanders by and then they strike on their opportunity. Expect them to feed on fish and crabs, including gulf menhaden, Atlantic bumper, glass minnows, swimming red crabs, anchovies, shrimp, and squid. Thus, Captain Jacob will rig up some live bait (occasionally artificials as well) and sight fish these bad boys. Captain Jacob will help you through every step of this process to guarantee that your experience is memorable and successful! With your fully licensed and insured guide, our number one goal is to keep you safe! Be ready to bring drinks, food, sunglasses, sunscreen and a great attitude for a day that you'll remember years down the line. Other than that, Captain Jacob will take care of the rest. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Venice Tripletail Trip

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $333 / person

Arrive at the marina, get settled into your accommodations – either the houseboat you’ve rented or your hotel room. Head on over to Crawgators or Cypress Grill for a cold one and some fresh Louisiana seafood, then it’s time to get some shut eye. Your alarm clock signals the start of day. Grab a coffee, slap on some sunblock and get picked up by the boat at your house boat! Just jump on and head out. Staying at the hotel? Just walk over to the dock in the morning and off we go. The run to the fishing grounds starts with a 20 mile run down river. Listen to the quad suzuki purr in harmony as the smooth 42’ Razorhead hits cruising speed. Enjoy the ride from a bean bag chair. Stop to get bait. Get to the fishing grounds. Now it’s time to fish. Lines in, anxiously anticipating the first strike…then it happens, the clicker sounds….vrr, vrrr, vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Engage the reel and hang on as the circle fish finds its home in the corner of a yellowfin tuna’s mouth. Rod loads, drag peels off on the first massive run. You pump and wind, pump and wind to recover line. Then the tuna takes off for a second run. Pump and wind, pump and wind and finally you hear the mate shout ‘we’ve got color’. You look down and see the profile of a beautiful tuna, sicles and all, slowly coming up in a wide spiral. Finally the fish breaks the surface and the mate delivers a perfect gaff shot – fish caught. You’re overcome with happiness, satisfaction, relief, excitement all at once. The picture captures the moment for you to reflect on for years to come. Then, you do it again. Crack a cold one, have a sandwich and watch your buddy experience what you just went through yourself. After the tuna action, you decide to mix things up. It’s bonus fish time; switch your target and set your sights on swordfish, grouper, snapper, mahi, or wahoo. At the end of the day of catching, you’re back on plane and heading to the marina in the bean bag. Tired but accomplished. The crew cleans your catch so you can pack your coolers full of gorgeous tuna for the trip home. Don’t forget to save a piece for dinner! After a shower and change of clothes, bring a piece over to the restaurant and they’ll prepare it for you. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Enjoy a meal, a beverage, but not too many, because you booked a second day. Tomorrow, you experience Venice tuna fishing the way it’s meant to be all over again! You haven’t been to Tuna Town unless you’ve fished with Josh. Lock it in! You won't regret it! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Intense Offshore Action

100% (5)
42 ft 1 - 6 People From $617 / person

Head out with Captain Bryan for an incredible inshore experience in Venice Louisiana! On a typical day, you will leave the dock at “safe light” and will find yourself running through a maze of bayous, bays, and marshes on your way to one of the many Louisiana fishing locations in the area. Once arriving at the first “honey hole”, you will troll or drift along while casting to grass-covered areas or over one of the many oyster reefs in the marshes. These waters are so bountiful with rod bending redfish and tail walking speckled trout. The Louisiana fishing trip action is unbelievable. Venice, Louisiana is the undisputed “Redfish Capital of the World”. You will never go redfish fishing anywhere else and be able to catch more 20-30+ pound redfish, and that is a fact. Captain Bryan will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water! So all you need to bring is your Louisiana fishing license, your favorite snacks and drinks, and let Captain Bryan get you hooked into the fish! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Boothville-Venice

Bayous And Backwaters - 24’ Triton

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $250 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Venice

What are the best fishing charters in Venice?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 67 trips in Venice, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Inshore - 26' Blackjack guided by Rich, Deep Sea Slam with Captain David guided by David, and Full Day Inshore - 24' Blue Wave guided by Jay.

Our guides in Venice are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2204 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Buras and Port Sulphur.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Venice? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Venice.

What types of fishing charters are common in Venice?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Venice as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Venice are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Venice are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling but artificial lure fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Venice fishing charters cost?

in Venice prices can range anywhere from an affordable $325 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Venice is $1,031. The average price for a full day trip in Venice is $1,287.

What month is best for fishing in Venice?

The most popular season for fishing in Venice is summer, and most anglers book their trips 31 days in advance.

Do I need a Venice fishing license and what are the bag limits in Venice?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Venice, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Venice. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Venice.

What is fishing in Venice all about?

Venice, Louisiana, is a haven for anglers seeking a diverse range of species in its rich waters. Redfish, known for their powerful fights and distinctive copper hue, are a staple catch in these inshore waters. Whether sight casting along the marshy shorelines or exploring the winding bayous, Venice provides an ideal habitat for these prized gamefish. Anglers can test their skills against both bull reds and slot reds, creating an exciting and varied inshore fishing experience.

Speckled trout are another highly sought-after species in Venice's inshore waters. These voracious predators inhabit the estuaries and shallows, offering anglers the chance to reel in a bounty of these tasty and beautiful fish. As the seasons shift, the patterns for targeting speckled trout may change, providing a dynamic challenge for anglers throughout the year. The thrill of feeling a trout strike and the anticipation of a successful catch make speckled trout fishing a favorite pastime for those exploring the waters around Venice.

Beyond redfish and speckled trout, Venice's diverse ecosystem presents opportunities to target other species such as flounder, sheepshead, and black drum. Each brings its own unique characteristics and challenges, adding variety to the inshore fishing experience. Whether casting near the structures of the Mississippi River Delta or navigating the intricate bayous, anglers in Venice, Louisiana, can expect a rewarding mix of catches that contribute to the area's well-deserved reputation as a premier fishing destination.

What species are most popular to catch in Venice?

Venice, Louisiana, stands out as a mecca for anglers due to its incredibly diverse array of fish species inhabiting its waters. One of the most coveted catches is the redfish, a robust and hard-fighting species that populates the intricate network of marshes and estuaries. Whether you're pursuing bull reds or slot reds, the challenge of hooking into these formidable fish against the backdrop of the Mississippi River Delta's unique ecosystem makes for an unforgettable angling experience.

Speckled trout, with their distinctive markings and reputation for putting up a spirited fight, are another prized species found in abundance around Venice. These voracious predators inhabit the estuaries and coastal waters, making them a favorite among anglers year-round. Navigating the bayous and flats in pursuit of speckled trout provides a dynamic and engaging fishing experience, with each catch adding to the thrill of the adventure.

In addition to redfish and speckled trout, anglers in Venice, Louisiana, can target a variety of other species that add to the region's allure. Flounder, sheepshead, and black drum are just a few examples of the diverse marine life that calls these waters home. Whether casting near the submerged structures of the Mississippi River Delta or exploring the winding bayous, Venice offers a rich tapestry of fishing opportunities, ensuring that anglers of all preferences and skill levels can find their ideal catch in this angler's paradise.

What are the fishing seasons in Venice?

Fishing seasons in Venice, Louisiana, are characterized by a dynamic rhythm dictated by the changing patterns of the Mississippi River Delta's ecosystem. Spring signals the start of heightened activity as the waters warm, drawing in a diverse range of species. This season is particularly fruitful for targeting redfish and speckled trout as they become more active in the estuaries and marshes. Anglers revel in the abundance of life as they navigate the winding bayous, experiencing the thrill of the chase against the backdrop of emerging greenery.

As summer takes hold, Venice continues to offer prime fishing conditions. The warmer temperatures bring an increase in baitfish, attracting larger predatory species to the shallows. Redfish remain a popular target, and the pursuit of speckled trout continues to provide excitement for anglers seeking variety. The long, sun-drenched days offer ample opportunities for anglers to explore the vast network of waterways and experience the unique challenges presented by the shifting summer tides.

Fall ushers in a different kind of magic in Venice as the seasons transition. While the temperatures begin to cool, the fishing scene remains vibrant. Redfish continue to be a prominent catch, and the fall months are known for providing excellent opportunities to target other species like flounder and sheepshead. The changing colors of the marsh grasses and the mild weather create an inviting atmosphere for anglers, offering a serene and visually stunning backdrop to their inshore fishing adventures in Venice, Louisiana.

What techniques are popular for fishing in Venice?

In Venice, Louisiana, mastering a variety of fishing techniques is crucial for success in the diverse and dynamic waters of the Mississippi River Delta. Anglers often employ sight fishing when targeting redfish, a technique that involves visually spotting the fish in the shallows and making precise casts. The intricate network of marshes and estuaries provides ample opportunities for this visually engaging approach, requiring keen observation and quick reflexes to capitalize on the moment when a redfish is in range.

Topwater fishing is a popular and thrilling technique used by anglers in Venice, especially when pursuing speckled trout. The explosive strikes and surface action make topwater lures enticing for these aggressive predators. As the lure dances across the water's surface, anglers experience heart-pounding moments as speckled trout breach to attack, creating an exhilarating and memorable fishing experience. This technique is particularly effective during the warmer months when trout are more active near the surface.

In addition to these techniques, Venice, Louisiana, offers opportunities for anglers to hone their skills in bottom fishing, particularly when pursuing species like flounder and sheepshead. Dropping baited rigs near submerged structures, oyster beds, or channel edges can yield success for those seeking a different angling challenge. Whether casting inshore or exploring the deeper waters near the mouth of the Mississippi, adapting to the varied techniques required in Venice ensures that anglers can fully capitalize on the rich diversity of fish species inhabiting this renowned fishing destination.

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

    Robert J. with Rich M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip with Gavin! Will definitely go again.

    Toni P. with Kevin D. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    I’ve fished in several states all over the country including AK and Troy was by far the best “Captain “ we have used. Picked us up right off our house boat! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Was also patient with kids. Will definitely be going back!

    Chris D. with Troy W. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    the trip was so awful. There are no fish and the trip was so expensive. There was no memory

    Quyet D. with Troy W. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Went out with Captain Davide on June 5,2023. His in depth knowledge of the waters ( fishing he area since he was 9y.o.) really made the difference. We were on fish almost all day. He knew how to target each species and the best place to get them. He organized the day to target species that would keep us reeling fish in. Combination of American reds (15), Tuna(6), and variety of other species . Not to mention the wahoo that broke me off ( Damn near the biggest I ever saw). Ended with a day of heat exhaustion for me, 2 hours of fish cleaning for David, and buying 3 extra coolers for the haul home. Be careful...... There is alot of mean mugging at the cleaning station. Most everyone else got skunked that day. Thanks Capt. David Dr, James Hill Ft. Lauderdale Fl.

    James H. with Jacob M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jacob gets 5 BIG stars from my son Tyler and I. We had a fantastic trip with him yesterday. I cannot imagine there is a better fishing guide in the area . He had us on huge donkey red snappers in no time and he took us to many other locations for other species, since we had limited out on red snapper in the first 2 hours of fishing. His boat was immaculate. As a marine surveyor I look at these things as the safety of my son and myself is very important. Captain Jacob has a great sense of humor and makes sure his guests have a great time. Definitely choose him for your trio.

    William T. with Jacob M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was very good and interesting to talk with. Our first day out his deck hand had misunderstood our fishing days and was unable to go so David had to do the trip himself. He did his very best but unfortunately we didn't catch anything and helped him as much as possible. The second day he had two deckhands and it went so much more smoothly and they were very informative and very knowledgeable. They tried their best to put us on fish but it didn't work to our favor. We caught one swordfish. It was a very expressive trip for one fish but I understand that happens. I would definitely use captain David again and hope to try it again next year

    John R. with David M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Best day ever with this guide. It’s was cold out and we were able to find the fish we were looking for thank to him. Can’t wait to go back!! I’ll definitely use this guide again.

    John S. with Jay W. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Damn good Capton very smart and made the trip very fun he was all about getting us on the fish did a damn fine job of it also

    Dustin D. with David M. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip with Captain Donnie! An experience every sportsman needs. Tails Up/Sea Cruiser will be my only go to when fishing out of Venice. Donnie is a true professional and will make sure you get on the fish no matter what it takes. His new Contender is a battle wagon and he and his crew are second to none.

    Brad H. with Donnie J. of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana

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