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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    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!
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About the Captain

Dustin Bounds
Boothville-Venice, Louisiana, United States
34 Fishing Reports
7 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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.
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
PayPal
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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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 13, 2021
The Captain is the man he put on fish even when the bite was slow plan to be back next time in Venice
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 1, 2021
Great days with Capt Dustin.  Super guy and great guide.  Will definitely be going back!
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Great Capt.!!!!

Full Day Trip on July 26, 2019
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Augusta, Georgia
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Full day wit Capt Dustin Bounds

Full Day Trip on April 4, 2019
This man will put you one the fish! Gone out several times with him and never disappointed!
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Captain Dustin gets it done!

Full Day Trip on October 4, 2018
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FAQs about Garden Bay Charters

Garden Bay Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Garden Bay Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Garden Bay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Garden Bay Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Garden Bay Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Garden Bay Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout