Captain Morgan Charters is the name to remember for deep sea anglers everywhere. Capt. David Morgan has been taking groups offshore for over a decade in search of Yellowfin Tuna and other bluewater favorites. He has made a name for himself as the man to go to in Venice, LA, fondly known as “The Fishing Capital of the World.”

The Louisiana Gulf Coast is the dream playground for big game anglers. Oil rigs litter the coastline 30-50 miles offshore and are magnets for a wide range of fish species. Captain David spends his life out at the rigs, making him the perfect man to get you on the huge fish they attract.

You will mainly be targeting Yellowfin Tuna, which can be caught year-round and are as loved for their fight as they are for their food value. You can also find Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and even Marlin hunting here, as well as bottom fish like Red Snapper, Scamp Grouper, and Amberjack.

With so many fish to choose from, you will need a sturdy boat and plenty of quality equipment. That is exactly what you will find with Captain Morgan Charters. Capt. David’s 38’ Fountain center console has high sides to keep you and your children safe, and rockets offshore in no time thanks to her triple 350HP Mercury Verados.

The boat is equipped with a full battery of marine electronics to make sure you find your target. Once you do, her outriggers and downriggers will get your lines exactly where they need to be. You will fish for fresh bait on your trip, so no hook will stay untouched for long. Once a fish bites, all-Shimano tackle will let you hold your own against the biggest fish in the Gulf.

At the end of your trip, all your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you, so remember to bring a cooler to put it all in! You will also need a valid saltwater fishing license for everyone onboard. Please be aware that fuel is not included, and could cost anywhere from $300 to $1000, depending on the trip.



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  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $3,400
    We spend the night 30-50 miles offshore at the oil rigs, fishing mainly for Tuna and other pelagic species. The oil rigs are lit up at night, attracting bait fish from the surrounding area. These trips aren’t as common as our day trips but they are very interesting and fun. In this trip, we are able to catch the morning bite and the evening bite. Fuel is not included and costs around $800-$1000 extra.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    We will be fishing the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In the mornings, you get to see our marshes, which are estuaries for all kinds of life. We usually travel down the Mississippi River and back up in the afternoon. We catch bait in the morning using cast nets and Sabikis. We then venture out to our oil rigs and will use different fishing techniques for different times of the year. We mainly target Yellowfin Tuna but can target other species too. Fuel is not included and costs $300-$600 for this trip.
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About the Captain

David Morgan
Venice, Louisiana, United States
2 Fishing Reports
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Member since March 2018
Captain David Morgan started his fishing career over 35 years ago, exploring these waters for food and fun. He has been running charters for more than a decade, taking groups offshore for their own angling adventures. His favorite part of the job is the smile that comes to any angler's face when they land a monster. He's a happy man then, with the huge fish he gets groups on every day!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fountain (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 3 350HP Mercury Verados engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on August 21, 2021
Capt Morgan and Andy took 6 complete rookies and made us feel at home and accomplished at the end of the trip. Couldn’t of...
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Rensselaer, IN
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All Day Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on July 16, 2021
Captain David showed us a great time. He gave us exactly what we ask for and more. He accompanied us in every way and we couldn’t...
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Sulphur, LA
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Tough day with a good guid

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on August 1, 2021
we did a lot of running to find fish.  went for tuna, amberjack and red snapper.  Dave worked hard to put us on fish and...
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Humble, TX
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Red snapper fishing

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on July 22, 2021
My party and I had a good time Limited out on red snapper Look forward to fishing with Captain Morgan and Crew...
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Bedford, TX
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VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on March 27, 2021
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FAQs about Captain Morgan Charters

Captain Morgan Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,400 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Morgan Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (115-quart Yeti cooler for your drinks and cold food)

Trips booked with Captain Morgan Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Captain Morgan Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Louisiana Gulf Coast's oil rigs, 30-50 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing

Captain Morgan Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (Stand up gear)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping (Yellowfin Tuna on top water!!)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Morgan Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo