Pelican Charters invites you to explore the Bayou’s most prolific waters! 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.

The crew 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 the crew know in advance and they’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. The fuel is not included in the prices and should be paid additionally. 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
    $800
    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 Charter Operator

Pelican Charters
Venice, Louisiana, United States
3 Fishing Reports
25 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 and the crew 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.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
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Michael M.
Mansfield, TX
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Delicious Trout!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 10, 2021
Clearly the pic above is a Bull Red, but the trout I prepared from some of our catch is outstanding. I went on the trip for...
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Seven Points, TX
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Best fishing trip ever

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on October 18, 2021
This was the best fishing trip we have ever experienced.  Jay with Pelican Charters put us on the fish and we maxed out. It...
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Craig L.
Owens Cross Roads, AL
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Captain Jimmy is great.

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on May 1, 2021
Fishing was pretty slow but Captain Jimmy worked hard for us and managed to get us a decent box.  We had a great time and...
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Joe E.
New Palestine, IN
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My inshore trips were sold - one great guide and one bad guide

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on October 13, 2021
I booked 2 inshore trips with Pelican Charters and a few weeks prior, found out we were going to be with 2 different guides. ...
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Daniel P.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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My son and I had a great day Catching fish with John, Katie, and Ed at Pelican Charters.  Can’t wait to go back.
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FAQs about Pelican Charters

Pelican Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Pelican Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano & Penn )
  • Lures

Pelican Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Pelican Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Pelican Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout