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Recently Booked Heavy Tackle Fishing Charters Near Venice, La
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Top Types of Heavy Tackle Fishing Trips in Venice
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Heavy Tackle Fishing Charters Near Venice, La
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
LA Offshore Adventure
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
"Cajun Classic" Red Snapper Trip
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
Venice Extended Trip
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
Venice Overnight Adventure
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
Intense Offshore Action
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! This is an overnight trip, so depending on when you choose to get off the dock, you'll be fishing most of one day and part of the next. This is an ideal opportunity to catch fish, as you'll get to go further and try you hand during a wider variety of times and conditions. 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
Overnight Offshore Special Trip
Get out there with Captain Lance and chase some of the baddest pelagic species that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer! Captain Lance's 31' Ocean Master is purpose-built for an unforgettable fishing experience, with state-of-the-art gear, tons of bait wells, and more. As you head out to the fishing grounds, Captain Lance will share his knowledge and expertise on the local fish species, including Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Mako Sharks, and more. What you target depends on what is in season and currently migrating. With his guidance, you'll have plenty of opportunities to cast your line and reel in some trophy fish, making for an adrenaline-fueled day on the water. So book your offshore fishing trip with Captain Lance today and experience the thrill of reeling in some of the most sought-after pelagic species in the Gulf of Mexico. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the water! Read More
Offshore Tuna Trip
Come on down to Saint Bernard, Louisiana, and cast away with Captain Seth! On these 6-hour action-packed adventures, Captain Seth likes to chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. No matter your age or skill level, Captain Seth will lead the way! His 24’ Skeeter bay boat is great for slipping out into the bay and backcountry waters to get on the fish! 4 guests can fit comfortably on his boat, but his boat can handle 6 if you bring kids or small adults (You will need to get in touch with us or Captain Seth before this can be arranged) Captain Seth will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a Texas fishing license, which you’ll need to bring yourself. You will also want to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Seth will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. They will also provide bottled waters and a cooler to store any food and drinks you choose to bring. They will also prepare live bait for you prior to the trip. Read More
3/4 Day Fishing - 24’ Skeeter
Everything to Know About Booking a Boothville-Venice heavy tackle fishing charter
What are the best heavy tackle fishing charters in Venice?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 heavy tackle fishing trips in Venice, and the most popular trips in the area are Deep Sea Slam with Captain David guided by David, Venice Offshore Adventure guided by Troy, and Venice Offshore Extravaganza guided by Troy.
Our guides in Venice are rated a 4.86 out of 5 based on 9594 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.
Looking for kid friendly heavy tackle fishing guides in Venice? Check out our beginner and family friendly heavy tackle fishing guides in Venice.
What types of heavy tackle fishing charters are common in Venice?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for heavy tackle fishing in Venice as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for heavy tackle fishing in Venice are: 1. yellowfin tuna, 2. wahoo, 3. red snapper, and 4. mahi mahi.
How much do Boothville-Venice heavy tackle fishing charters cost?
for heavy tackle fishing in Venice prices can range anywhere from an affordable $850 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for heavy tackle fishing in Venice is $3,089.
What month is best for on a heavy tackle fishing charter in Venice?
The most popular season to go on a heavy tackle fishing charter in Venice is winter, and most anglers book their trips 35 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.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
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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