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Trolling Charters Near Venice, La
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 Rigs - 24’ Robalo Cayman
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
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
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
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
Explore the inshore waters of Southern Lousiana with Captain Zach, to catch redfish, trout, black drum and maybe even some flounder down in the Sportsman's Paradise. All his trips include Bait, Ice, Fishing Rods, Tackle, and Fuel. And are run aboard his 24' Blue Wave with a Yamaha 300 hp. All Captain Zach Recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your camera, and your sun protection. Captain Zach and his team will take care of the rest! Read More
6 Hour Trip - 24’ Blue Wave
If you're looking to take a break from the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, LA then hop onto a boat with Captain John. Captain John grew up fishing the waters of Louisiana his entire life and has a passion for showing anglers all that the bayous and flats have to offer. You will be targeting the local species of the gulf, mainly Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Weather you're in search of large trophies or want to take home some delicious fresh fish Captain John is your man. Captain John's beautiful 2022 Blue Wave Boats Pure Bay 2400 is powered by a 300HP Yamaha and equipped with twin 10' Power Pole Blades making it the ideal vessel to navigate the inshore flats you'll be fishing. John also runs a Simrad Evo3 navigation system so he'll always get you to the numerous honey holes he has around the area. Captain John will provide you with all the angling equipment you will need on your trip including tackle. You will need to bring your fishing license as well as the proper fishing attire such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to keep you comfortable on the water. It is also recommended you bring along any snacks or drinks you may want throughout the day. And don't forget an ice chest so you can take your catch home to cook up. Read More
Sportsman's Paradise Inshore Trip
We will be targeting, Speckled Trout, Red and Black Drum, Sheepshead, and occasionally Flounders. We supply everything you need except for a valid Louisiana fishing license, sunscreen, bug spray, drinks, and snacks. Captain does supply bottled water and ice! Capt. Chad supplies everything you need except for a valid fishing license, sunblock/bug spray, drinks, and snacks. Read More
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
Hop on board with Captain Daryl for an exciting day of traditional shrimp trawlin' in the heart of Cajun country! The Louisiana coast is full-up with shrimp, and Grand Isle is right in the middle of all the inshore marshes, swamps and bays you need to catch some tasty keepers. On this 3-hour trip, you’ll participate in a quickly eroding practice of small boat shrimping the way that thousands of folks have provided food for their tables in past generations. This is a “hands on” experience trip where one should plan on getting a little wet and sometimes a lot dirty. You’ll participate in pulling a bottom trawl then exploring it’s catch as you pick out the shrimp that you want to keep. Captain Daryl will provide all the necessary trawling equipment. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want out on the water. We recommend a hat, sunscreen and polarized sunglasses, clothes that can get dirty, and remember to pack a cooler in your car so you can take your hard-trawled catch home with you! Read More
Shrimp Trawling Adventure
If you're planning on fishing in Southeast Louisiana and are looking for a top-notch fishing charter, come fish with the best! Whether you're just visiting the New Orleans area and looking for an enjoyable family outing, or a dedicated angler hoping to bag a trophy, Captain Mike has got you covered. On the day of your trip, you will be fishing out of Captain Mike's fish out of a 26' Caymas hybrid bay boat powered by a 300 Mercury. This shallow-draft fishing vessel is ideal for inshore angling, and you'll be able to maneuver around the marshes, channels, and flats with ease. Throughout spring, summer, and fall Captain Mike likes to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Flounder. During certain seasonal months, he also goes after Snapper and Cobia! Starting in early spring he switches his focus to the southern edge of Delacroix, north hitting deeper marshes and channels and targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. As the waters warm up, he will move further out, chasing the bait from Delacroix to Hopedale to Shell Beach. This allows him and his clients to get on some great Speckled Trout and Redfish bites! As water temperatures rise in the springtime, the action takes him to cleaner waters in search of large schools of Speckled Trout, plus tons of Flounder. Once water temperatures reach a certain level, he likes to go further out to the outer marshes and surrounding areas. This is where he goes to target Bull Reds, Speckled Trout and Tripletail! When you book a trip, you can be confident that Captain Mike will do the utmost to put you on some of the best fishing of your life! Southeast Louisiana isn't called the "Sportman's Paradise" for nothing, and the fishing here is truly legendary. Get out there and have the time of your life with Captain Mike! Read More
Sportsman’s Paradise Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Boothville-Venice trolling charter
What are the best trolling charters in Venice?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 18 trolling 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 4.88 out of 5 based on 9577 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 trolling guides in Venice? Check out our beginner and family friendly trolling guides in Venice.
What types of trolling charters are common in Venice?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for trolling in Venice as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for trolling in Venice are: 1. wahoo, 2. yellowfin tuna, 3. red snapper, and 4. mahi mahi.
How much do Boothville-Venice trolling fishing charters cost?
for trolling in Venice prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for trolling in Venice is $350. The average price for a full day trip for trolling in Venice is $2,213.
What month is best for on a trolling charter in Venice?
The most popular season to go on a trolling charter in Venice is summer, and most anglers book their trips 40 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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