If you are looking to experience Southern Louisiana from he water, give Got To Fish a try. With all fishing equipment provided, they will greet you with a warm welcome aboard their fishing machine and introduce you to the finest fishing grounds around.

Bring your family, kids, or fishing buddies out for a fun day on the water. Get ready to feel the ultimate connection to the beautiful world of the outdoors and test your angling skills. Head down to Venice for a relaxing day on the water that can result in some outstanding catches!

Got To Fish operates a 24’ Blue Wave bay boat, which was built in 2015. This vessel comes powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers. It features modern GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio to save your time while searching for the big one. There is also a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride. All aboard!

Your main targeted species for the day will be Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Jack Crevalle, and Black Drum. All keeper fish will be cleaned and the end of the trip so that you could take it home and get your weekly dinners sorted out.

You will be provided with quality Penn gear, tackle, lures, and a lot of fish stories. Don’t forget to pack your lunch with you if you want, along with anything you’d like to drink. Fishing licenses are also something you will need to purchase before the trip.

The local area has restaurants, gift shops, and bars, where you could relax after your fishing trip.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you will be able to get the waters all to yourselves and have a fun-filled adventure with your family or friends. Target Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, and other species. You will need to purchase a valid fishing license before the trip and bring your own lunch and drinks.
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About the Captain

Jay Winters
Venice, Louisiana, United States
10 Fishing Reports
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24 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
With Captain Jay Winters, you can expect a knowledgeable guide who will get you on fish in no time. Jay has been working as a captain for over a decade now. Initially, he was guiding only on weekends but realized that he could do something he was so passionate about full-time. Capt. Jay has successfully taken part in various tournaments from Texas to Florida. As well as that, he has participated in a lot of bowfishing tournaments. Capt. Jays' favorite species to catch is Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blue Wave (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Carl S.
Phenix City, Alabama
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Best Fishing Trip Ever!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 9, 2021
I booked this trip with Captain Jay because my ten year old daughter wanted to go fishing for her birthday.  She had never...
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Jason S.
Alexandria, VA
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Great Day with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 29, 2021
Under very challenging conditions Captain Jay never gave up on finding the fish for my 14 and 11 year old sons and me and provided...
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Paul K.
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Experienced Guide Will Put You on the Fish!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 16, 2021
My usual guide out of Venice wasn’t available on the days I could fish, so I booked Capt. Jay to take me out. Wanting to...
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Huntsville, AL
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Great Fishing Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 20, 2021
The weather was not the most cooperative the day we went fishing.  However, Captain Jay made the best effort for us and we...
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Michael G.
Cantonment, FL
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Spring break with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 6, 2021
My wife and I are both teachers and took advantage of spring break to do some fishing with Captain Jay. We had a great trip....
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FAQs about Got To Fish

Got To Fish offers the following trip to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Got To Fish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Got To Fish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Got To Fish offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Got To Fish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Got To Fish include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout