Southern Access Charters

45 reviews
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Southern Access Charters offers some of the best inshore fishing trips on the fascinating waters of Venice, Louisiana. Here, the Mississippi River spills out into the Gulf of Mexico, producing diverse and twisting bayous, ponds and rivers that are home to a large number of exciting fish species, and you’ll have the chance to explore it all.

Step aboard the 24’ Key West bay boat, built specifically to peruse these waters. Built in 2011, she’s a modern vessel and comes powered by a 250 HP Suzuki outboard motor to get you to the fishing grounds in no time. Featuring a GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio and radar, you’ll head to the most productive spots with ease. Once you get there, the wireless trolling motor will kick in, keeping you afloat in the skinniest of waters.

Up to 4 anglers are welcome to make yourselves comfortable aboard, taking advantage of the comfortable seating and the T-top that provides shade throughout the day. You’ll be handed the latest rods and reels along with plenty of lures, while you can also fish with live bait at an additional cost (usually ranging from $80 to $130 based on the number of people).

Try a range of methods as you look to attract the bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish. Try bottom fishing and jigging for the best results, as you target Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Tripletail, Sheepshead and many more, on what promises to be a fun-filled trip to sea.

Everything you need for a productive day out awaits you on board. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks, and settle in for a thrilling fishing experience with Southern Access Charters. Come and discover the bays and bayous in true Louisiana style!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Explore the winding waterways of the Mississippi as it flows into the Gulf. The productive shallow waters are home to a range of exciting and delicious fish, and you'll get to go after 'em all. Test your angling skills against Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Tripletail, Sheepshead and many more, and head home with enough fish to fill the freezer for weeks to come. Live bait can be provided at an extra cost – usually ranging from $80 to $130.
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About the Captain

Chad Rudolph
Venice, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
67 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
45 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2015
Born into and raised by a family of fishermen in Venice, LA, Captain Chad has always been on the water growing up. Despite this, he claims that every trip is like his first day on the water. He wants you to experience why he's a fishing guide – that is, to put you on fish and to enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Joshua S.
Decatur, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 11, 2019
Capt Chad was awesome! Picked us up early right from our houseboat and we headed out fishing. First thing, we headed out to...
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Joe C.
Hillsboro, TX
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2 full day trips with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
Great trips with Captain Chad. Had to work around rain storms & weather, but he hustled all day long to find fish. We had...
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William G.
Flower Mound, Texas
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Full day trip with Capt. Chad Rudolph

VERIFIED   March 6, 2020
We had an awesome day of fishing. A cold front moved in the day before our trip and it was 50 degrees and the the wind was...
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North Logan, UT
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VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Chad.  He was very helpful and accommodating especially with the ladies in our group. ...
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Eleanor N.
Grand Bay, AL
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VERIFIED   February 2, 2020
Omg, what a very fun filled and exciting fishing trip with Capt. Chad. He’s punctual, respectful and very experience guide.....
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Fishing Reports

Redfish on fire

July 30, 2020

Heath Mathews, his good friend and their boys. Poles bent all morning long. Nonstop action on nice slot reds and bull red mix. With sheepshead in the mix made a nice box of fish. Fish are on fire. Red… Read Full Report →


August Redfish and sheepshead

July 27, 2020

Jackson family In competition on this fishing vacation. Mary and mom got so far ahead that the Joes got left behind on the reds. Sheepshead was an all team effort. Mary got the big red. It was worth the… Read Full Report →