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Fishing in Venice
South of Sarasota you’ll find some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches, as well as a diverse fishery. Fishing in Venice, Florida has something for everyone – from freshwater rivers, brackish estuaries, and expansive grass flats, all the way to the offshore reefs and wrecks of the Gulf of Mexico.
This area is teeming with wildlife, and it’s home to some of the most sought-after fish species. Snook and Tarpon are prized inshore catches, while some of the pelagic species you can target offshore include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Hit the reefs for Gag, Black, and Red Grouper, as well as Red, Yellowtail, and Mangrove Snapper.
A half day trip is a perfect choice if you're looking to spend some quality time with family, or a relaxing day in nature, closer to shore. Full day and extended trips are geared towards the more serious angler looking to reel in a trophy catch offshore. There’s also a variety of specialized trips targeting specific species, so you can finally reel in one of your dream fish!
Head down to the docks on Roberts Bay and you’ll be fishing the Gulf within minutes, thanks to the Venice Inlet. There’s also a variety of charters to choose from all along the Venice Waterway Park, so just take your pick. No matter where you are in Venice, you’ll be fishing in productive waters in no time!
Rules & Regulations
If you’re fishing aboard a charter in Venice, there’s no need to worry about fishing licenses, as the captain will cover them for you. There are strict regulations that apply to certain species like Red Snapper, Tarpon, and Grouper, so it's best to head out with an experienced captain to ensure you're fishing within the law.
Venice Fishing Seasons
If you’re fishing inshore, expect to reel in Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish. Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel are biting hot, and Black and Red Grouper are great targets as well.
Hit the calm inshore waters for a chance to reel in Redfish, Sheepshead, and Snook, while the Amberjack bite is heating up in the reefs. Spend a relaxing day in nature, and recharge your batteries!
Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish are all great inshore targets, while heading nearshore gives you a chance to reel in Kingfish and Jack Crevalle. Offshore, Wahoo is starting to bite and you’ll spot the occasional Blackfin Tuna.
As the fishing season starts to heat up, Black Drum, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Tarpon are dominating the inshore waters. Expect to catch some Barracuda, King Mackerel, Bonito, and Amberjack a little further out.
Tarpon and Snook are abundant inshore at this time of the year, and Amberjack is a great target in the reefs. The bite is also great for Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and Black Grouper. An offshore trip will have you battling Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna!
With the Red Snapper season arriving, reef fishing is at its best! Other targets include Cobia, Yellowtail Snapper, and Mahi Mahi. Inshore you’ll find that Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish are all possible catches.
With the fishing season in full swing, Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna are prized species you can target offshore, alongside Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Grouper. Inshore, Permit, Snook, and Tarpon are biting hot.
Venice fishing in August is great wherever you decide to go. Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna are possible catches offshore, and Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi are all biting as well. Inshore you still have the chance to reel in Permit, Snook, and Tarpon.
King and Spanish Mackerel are both biting in September, if you want to hit up the reefs and wrecks. If you want to spend the day closer to shore, there’s a variety of species you can target including Redfish, Tarpon, Permit, and Black Drum.
With some of the richest inshore waters in Florida, Venice fishing is adventurous year-round. In October you can expect to battle Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum inshore. An offshore trip will see you targeting Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel.
With the fall slowly coming to an end, inshore fishing will still yield a productive day out, while Black and Red Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and King Mackerel are still biting a little further from the shore.
This is a great month to go out and have a peaceful day in these productive fishing grounds. You’ll get the chance to reel in some prized species including Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Mutton and Yellowtail Snapper, as well as Red and Black Grouper.