Venice Fishing

Supported by an elaborate network of bluewater oil rigs, notorious seamounts and the profuse ecosystem of the Mississippi River, the game fish of Venice have been granted every possible opportunity to thrive. For the inshore aficionado, the area's vast estuary system comes replete with an annual supply of shrimp, menhaden, crabs and a variety of other baitfish, tenaciously alluring many of Lousiana's favorite shallow water quarry. The passes, channels and ponds of the Mississippi Delta are infested with Redfish and Speckled Seatrout all year long, with strong seasonal showings of the likes of Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Tripletail and more. On the other hand, a massive grid of over 4000 oil rigs lurking offshore provide an ideal backdrop for a wide range of bottom huggers, including Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia and Triggerfish. And for the ultimate in big game fishing, the famous Midnight Lump awaits in the Gulf waterways. Renowned for its sportfishing potential, the Lump is an underwater salt mountain where endless schools of baitfish and pelagics alike reside, some of the usual suspects including the Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Tuna, Marlin and more!

Rules & Regulations

Anglers 16 years of age or older who take or possess fish in Louisiana waters must possess a fishing license. All recreational anglers fishing south of the “saltwater line” for saltwater species must have in their possession a Louisiana saltwater angler’s license in addition to a basic Louisiana fishing license, except those persons otherwise exempted. An Offshore Landing Permit is required of all anglers, except those anglers on a paid for-hire trip where the captain possesses an Offshore Landing Permit.

Venice Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.