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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 Tuna out on the Midnight Knob (~170 miles offshore)....Read More
Tuna fish patterns are notoriously difficult to the pattern but in general, they spend most of their time down at depths that are basically unreachable. In the wee hours of the morning however they are known to come up to feed. Thus most overnight trips will involve some bottom fishing and trolling during the day for billfish and her deepwater denizens, then you'll book it out further as the sun goes down to get into position for the early morning bite around 3-4 am.
The bill fishing is also good offshore of Venice, LA. You can target Marlin, Sailfish, and even happen to hook into a Swordfish!
You can also inquire about deep-dropping trips for Tilefish, Warsaw Grouper, and other tasty deepwater denizens.
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 ft Contender is equipped with bean bags for your lounging pleasure on the way offshore, and also comes with all the best rods, reels, electric reels, and tackle you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water!
Captain Donnie offers action-packed Venice fishing charters for Yellowfin Tuna and more. Captain Donnie's spent his entire life fishing the Gulf of Mexico waters of Venice, Louisiana, ever since his father, Captain Donnie Sr....Read More
Captain Donnie Jr. is a USCG 50 Ton licensed captain who takes after his father’s tournament style of fishing, bringing that same excitement and competitiveness to each charter he takes out.
Captain Donnie will host you aboard his prized 35-foot Contender center console. Equipped with state of the art fishing equipment and electronics, as well as the necessary safety gear, this vessel is outfitted for offshore success. The Contender is a serious fishing machine for anglers who want to target big fish while retaining considerable comfort and safety for children.
Tails Up Offshore Fishing Charters will take take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime for Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Swordfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mako Shark, Wahoo, and much more.
Back at the Venice docks, Captain Donnie and his crew will clean and fillet your catch, so be sure to bring a cooler with ice to transport home safely.
Please note that FUEL IS NOT INCLUDED in the price of this trip.
Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Donnie and Captain Experiences!
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 ...Read More and he and his crew are second to none.
We were catching doubles on the first cast!! ! Capt. Donnie and his first mate Jay are class dudes!!! They worked extremely hard to get us on some major tuna!!! We all had a blast and were exhausted at the end of the day reeling from reeling in tuna!!! Will ...Read More definitely be back fishing with Capt. Donnie I’m the future, he’s what you want from a charter trip…open, honest and determine to make your trip a success. “Tails up!!!”
Capt. Donnie and his deckhand Jay picked us up from the boathouse Nice, clean boat fully geared. They worked hard for us all day and put fish on the deck. Watched the weather and kept us clear of the storms. Great trip and will definitely book again. Thanks guys!
Words cannot describe the amazing day we had with Captain Donnie. It was an absolutely super experience and a full day of fishing action. Captain Donnie is very polite and personable, extremely knowledgeable, and energetic to say in the least. He knows the water, the fish, and ...Read More his boat, and gear are quality. We were blessed with good weather, and with his expertise, we boated a trophy tuna, swordfish, several mahi and red snapper. Going home with a cooler of fish was the icing on the cake after a fun day on the water. We will definitely be back for another trip with Tails Up! Thanks Captain Donnie for all your hard work, preparation, and getting us out to the Gulf of Mexico and back safely. #tailsuprocks!
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No live bait provided.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, fuel
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Louisiana saltwater fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
235 Cypress Cove Rd, Venice, LA 70091, USA