Garden Bay Charters

The Mississippi River Delta offers some of the finest fishing in Gulf Coast. Whether it’s monster Bull Redfish, slot Trout, or anything in the inshore waters, Venice has an amazing fishery that can satisfy everyone’s needs.

You will be guided in a comfortable and dry 24’ Sea Fox bay boat, powered by a 250 HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboard engine. Sneaking up on the local beasts is easy as pie, thanks to the Power Pole and Xi5 Wireless trolling motor. They help position the boat so everyone has plenty of room to cast. Your live bait will stay spry and appetizing long after being caught, thanks to the onboard live bait tank.

Captain Dustin Bounds will take you fishing for the most sought-after species in the area. Whether it’s fighters like Redfish or Jack Crevalle, sneaky bottom feeders like Fluke or some of the other gorgeous fish you can target like Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and whatever else you run across. You’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment for this trip – high-quality gear made by Okuma.

After you get to the dock the captain will clean and fillet your catch for you free of charge, though gratuity for his hard work is appreciated.

Whether you’re an experienced sea wolf or a new angler yet to land his first fish, Capt. Dustin will work hard to ensure your trip with him becomes an unforgettable fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $200
    each additional person
    Departure times are flexible as they depend on the exact sunrise – you'll usually leave the dock around safe light. After that it will take you about 30-45 minutes before you get to the first fishing spot. You'll target a wide range of gorgeous species like Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and whatever else you run across!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a half day trip. We leave the dock around safe light and return by around 11 AM.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a half day trip starting at 1 PM and return around 6 PM.
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About the Captain

Dustin Bounds
Boothville-Venice, Louisiana, United States
32 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
As early as I can remember, my dad would take me fishing and I immediately developed a passion for it. After graduating from Southern Miss. University I got my license and began my journey in the fishing industry. I am also an avid tournament angler. I have fished Redfish tournaments such as the IFA and the Tito's Tour and also other rodeos along the Gulf Coast area. I have a wonderful supporting family. My wife Allison and 2 girls Ava and AnnaRie. I love sharing my passion with them and with others. Seeing the excitement in someone when they catch their first Redfish is what it's all about! When you book a charter with us we are dedicated to giving you the best experience possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Bay boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jason B.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Great Capt.!!!!

July 26, 2019
Man what a great trip with Capt. Dustin Bounds!!! No one cares more about their clients than Capt. Dustin! He’s there to...
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Captain Dustin gets it done!

October 4, 2018
Garden Bay Charters is where it’s at for inshore fishing in Venice! Not only did Captain Dustin put us on the fish, but we...
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Covington, Louisiana
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November 5, 2018
We had a terrific time with Captain Dustin of Garden Bay Charters.  Captain Dustin really knew how to put us on the fish…....
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Happy New Year

January 05, 2020

Happy new year everyone! Big thanks to everyone who came out in 2019. Book your 2020 trip with us today! Read Full Report →