Pelican Charters

Pelican Charters invites you to explore the Bayou’s most prolific waters with Captain Zachary Ragas! He specializes in inshore and nearshore excursions off the coast of Venice and has been fishing here since the day he could walk. He knows all the local hide-outs, he’s fished every honey hole in the area, and knows a thing or two about landing a Bull Redfish.

His boat is a 24’ Gravois center console with plenty of walkaround space for 4 people to fish comfortably. She comes with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, a wireless trolling motor, a live bait tank, and safety gear. Kids ages 2 and up are welcome aboard and he has life vests for them, as well.

Capt. Zach will take you along the inshore flats and shallow waters to target Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. You’ll also have a chance to go a bit further out to catch Sheepshead and other nearshore species. Some of the techniques you’ll be using include jigging, popping, or spinning, and you can also purchase live shrimp to use as bait.

You’ll be provided with top-quality Shimano and Penn tackle so you don’t have to lug around your own equipment. There’s also a cooler on board with water, but feel free to bring own drinks and snacks as well. If you need overnight accommodation, let Capt. Zach know in advance and he’ll hook it up for you.

Last but not least, be sure to purchase a fishing license and show up at the marina 15 minutes prior to departure. Everything else is taken care of so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! Book your next fishing trip with Pelican Charters and get ready to land some monster fish down in the Bayou!

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  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Get ready for an exciting journey through the Bayou and further out into the nearshore waters of the Gulf! Your main target species are monster Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead. Pelican Charters will take care of the fishing tackle and you can also use live Shrimp at an extra cost. Just be sure to purchase a fishing license, bring snacks and drinks, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Captain John!
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About the Captain

John Duplass
Venice, Louisiana, United States
3 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Captain John Duplass was born and raised fishing the waters of Venice, LA. Taking customers on the water, meeting like-minded folks, and seeing smiles on peoples’ faces after they land a monster fish are among his favorite things in life. Captain John is ready to show you a great time, so join him down on the Bayou and book your next fishing trip with Pelican Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Gravois (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques



Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Morning out with Captain Zack
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Terry W.
Apopka, FL

Morning out with Captain Zack

VERIFIED   October 14, 2019
We had a wonderful day fishing and loved the nature tour. Zack was great!
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