Blue Line Charter Service and Captain Richard McCloskey offer you a fishing experience in Venice, Louisiana that you’ll never forget. You will travel inshore, nearshore, and offshore, and explore reefs, wrecks, and flats.

The adventure starts on a 26’ Blackjack 256 center console that can take up to 6 people. Its 350 HP Mercury engine will take you to the best spots in no time and the quality onboard navigation will make your ride safe and efficient. Your boat’s equipped with a wireless trolling motor and livewell.

Some of the lovely species you’ll encounter during your trip include Red Snapper, Tripletail, Black Drum, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead. Using light tackle, you’ll have the chance to try out spinning, fly fishing, and Flounder gigging. You can bring your whole family with you and have a great outing together. You’re also free to keep all the fish you catch.

You’re provided with all the fishing gear you’ll need, which includes rods, reels, tackle, and lures. The only thing you’ll need is your own fly fishing equipment. Don’t forget to bring your licenses and pack some food and drinks before you leave.

Come and have the trip of your life with Blue Line Charter Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $925
    Although generally guests leave the dock around 6:30 a.m. and arrive back at the dock around 1:30 p.m., the captain will customize departure times to fit your schedule. Just tell him how you would like your trip, and he'll do his best to address your needs.
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About the Captain

Rich Mccloskey
Venice, Louisiana, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2019
Come to Boothville-Venice and let Captain Rich take you to some of the best fishing grounds that Louisiana has to offer. He'll tailor your trip to your needs and will do his best to make it a memorable one.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Blackjack 256 (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 58 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Richard H.
Winnsboro, TX
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2 days inland fishing with Rich McCloskey

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 7, 2021
We fished two days with Rich.  The first day was afternoon fishing and it was slow. The second day started at 7 and was very...
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Rob L.
Austin, TX
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Reds

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 2, 2021
Rich was great from start to finish. We caught several reds, including a monster 42” that my buddy landed.
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Bryan D.
Lumberton, TX
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Excellent Captain, bad day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 26, 2021
Captain Richey was awesome! It was just an off day when we went. He tried everything he could to put us on fish (much appreciated)...
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FAQs about Blue Line Charter Service

Blue Line Charter Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $825 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Line Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Blue Line Charter Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Blue Line Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Blue Line Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Blue Line Charter Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail