Venice Island Fishing Charters

If you are looking for a great fishing trip, that combines beautiful scenery with excellent fishing, then Venice Island Fishing Charters is for you. With over 25 years of experience, Captain Mike Patterson will have you on the fish and making memories in no time.

You’ll be checking the bite off the coast of Venice aboard a 28’ Sea Cat. She was built in 1997 and fully rejuvenated in 2014 – the amenities are up-to-date for your comfort. You can bring 5 of your fishing buddies with you on this saltwater excursion.

Captain Mike is very family friendly. He was introduced to fishing at a young age and is grateful for that early experience. He knows the importance of passing on his knowledge to the younger generation, so does not have a minimum age requirement on board - if the parents are happy, he is happy. He loves seeing children catch their first fish, and hopes to instill in them the love of fishing that his dad gave him many years ago.

Fish on the menu include Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum and many more. The main targets are the various Snapper and Grouper species of the area, but who knows what’ll take the bait.

His 4-hour trips are perfect for kids. This is a great introduction to fishing for them. Kids can even get involved with helping catch the live bait, by casting nets for shrimp. Just let Capt. Mike know before the trip if you would like to help with catching live bait, otherwise he will prepare it for you before the trip begins.

All that’s left to do is grab your snacks, sunscreen, and an ice cooler to take your catch home. Capt. Mike will happily fillet your fish for you, so all you need to decide is how you will cook it. Venice Island Fishing Charters cannot wait to see you and start making some awesome fishing memories together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,200
    You will be fishing for sharks and whatever may come along.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $800
    On this charter, you will be fishing for sharks and whatever else comes along.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tripletail
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This charter is a six-hour trip for Tripletail. You'll be fishing cruising up and down the coast searching Crab pots for Tripletail and you can also troll.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    This charter will see you fish for Tripletail. You will be cruising up and down the coast looking for Tripletail on Crab pots.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    This charger is for Tripletail starting in the afternoon. You will be cruising up and down the coast looking for Tripletail on the crab pots.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $550
    You will target Shark for 4 hours, starting at 7:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Bobby Stambough
Venice, Florida, United States
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Bobby is born and raised in venice and has fished most his life here. He has a lot of experience on the water and also has great trips

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Boat Specs

Sea Cat (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (AM) on March 20, 2021
Took four young kids on a fishing trip two of them had never been fishing before the captain and mate made the experience really...
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Exceeded my expectations!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Charter on April 6, 2021
Highly recommend Venice Island Fishing Charters! Booked a 4 hour and Captain Bobby knew exactly where to put us on fish! Caught...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (AM) on March 31, 2021
Captain Bobby took our crew of 2 adults and 3 kids (9, 6, 3) for a 7am departure.  He was super knowledgeable and accommodating. ...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shark Charter on July 9, 2021
Great day on the water! Caught the limit for red grouper and caught more snapper than we could count! Captain was great with...
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Laura W.
Venice, FL
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (AM) on June 5, 2021
Cousins got together for a fishing trip and had the best time ever!  Huge catch, great crew, and lots of memories.
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FAQs about Venice Island Fishing Charters

Venice Island Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Charter (4 hours)
  • $595 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (AM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Tripletail (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Shark Charter (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tripletail (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Shark Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Venice Island Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (15 inch screen garmin)
  • Fishfinder (same as above)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Venice Island Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Venice Island Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Venice Island Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Venice Island Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)