Topline Fishing Charters

Nothing beats getting back to nature, spending some quality time with your family, and catching your own dinner. All of this and more can be done with Topline Fishing Charters. Captain Chris Venable has been fishing his whole life, and has nearly 3 decades of experience fishing this area alone – he will make sure you have a great day out with him.

Hop on board Capt. Chris’ 24’ Skeeter SX, fresh on the water in 2017. This beautiful boat can comfortably fit you and 3 fishing friends, all fishing at once. If you decide to fly fish instead, only 2 will be able to fish at once.

This vessel has a 300 HP Yamaha engine which will have you to the fishing grounds before you know it. Pair this with the full navigational equipment on board, including fishfinder, and Capt. Chris’ extensive knowledge of the area, and you’ll be on top of the fish all day long.

The wireless trolling motor will help you get closer to your prey, which includes Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. These delicious fish will be filleted after your trip, so they are ready for you to cook! You just need to make the hard decision of how to prepare them!

Children are welcome to come on these trips – they’ll have some great stories to tell their friends back at school! It’s recommended for children who are able to hold a rod.

You’ll be using top quality rods and reels from Penn International. This great gear won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your trophy fish.

To save time live bait will be prepared in advance – this will only be used for some trips though, depending on which species you are targeting.

For all of these trips, you’ll need to purchase a fishing license before the day. You are welcome to bring along a packed lunch, but snacks and water will be provided.

There is no better time to book. Join Capt. Chris for an adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 8-hour trip will see you going after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. You'll be using Penn rods and reels. If you wish to fly fish, then only 2 can fly fish at once. For all other techniques, 4 can fish at once. You will need to buy a fishing license before the trip. You are welcome to bring along food and drink for the trip, but the captain will provide snacks and water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Have a great 4 hours on the water targetting Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. You will use top quality rods and reels, which are included in the price. You'll need to purchase a fishing license before the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Have a lie in and still have a great day fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. All rods and reels are provided, and when it is used, live bait is included too. You'll need to purchase a fishing license before the trip.
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About the Captain

Chris Venable
Cocodrie, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2018
For the last 25 year, Captain Chris Venable has been fishing the coastal waters of South Louisiana. He first began fishing with his grandfather and father, and has now passed the rod onto his own son, Blake. Blake now loves fishing just as much as his father. You're in safe hands with Capt. Chris, who will do everything he can to make sure you have a great time on the water with him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter SX (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Cocodrie Trip
Limits of specks and reds - day 1
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dianne A.
Downsville, LA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
I would definitely recommend this charter the boats and overall experience is awesome. They are very patient and they made...
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Bossier City, Louisiana
 5.00
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Best 3 days of fishing ever!!!

September 13, 2018
You won’t find a better Captain anywhere that Capt Chris. He puts you on the fish no matter what! I’ve used him many times...
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Justin S.
Metairie, LA
 5.00
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
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Jordan L.
Dallas, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Chase

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
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Chad M.
Kinder, Louisiana
 5.00
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Cocodrie Trip

September 15, 2018
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