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If you’re visiting Venice, Louisiana, going fishing should be at the top of your list. Delicious inshore species and coveted pelagics make this one of the most productive fisheries in the US. Step aboard one of the many Venice, LA, fishing charters on offer and try your luck in this tiny Louisiana town!

Offshore anglers who come to Venice usually have one thing in mind – massive Tuna. It boasts a year-round population of Yellowfin Tuna, which is seasonally joined by Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and White and Blue Marlin. These fish thrive here in large part due to to the offshore oil rigs and deep canyons.

Fast-paced action is a trait of inshore fishing in Venice, too. You can battle big Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tripletail, and Black Drum. Head to the inshore rigs and more tasty table fare awaits. Gag and Scamp Grouper, as well as Red Snapper, can be caught here.

If you came to catch Tuna, extended full day or overnight trips are the ones for you. You’ll need to travel between 30–100 miles to get to productive grounds, after all! For you inshore anglers, a half day trip lets you go home with a few fish, while a full day trip can see you really stock the freezer.

Venice is a tiny community, so finding a fishing charter shouldn’t be too difficult. You’ll find boat ramps dotted all along the Mississippi, whereas Venice Marina, located on the southernmost edges of town, is your best bet for sourcing a sportfishing vessel.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 16 are responsible for purchasing a fishing license. If you’re fishing south of the “‘saltwater line,” you’ll need a Saltwater Fishing License, alongside a Louisiana Fishing License. If you plan on targeting certain pelagic species, make sure your captain covers Offshore Landing Permits for everyone on board, otherwise you’ll need to get your own.

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January

Winter is no excuse not to get out on the water in Venice, Louisiana. This can be the best month of the year to catch a huge Yellowfin Tuna or Wahoo. Multiple hookups are not out of the ordinary!

February

Wahoo, Blackfin, and trophy Yellowfin Tuna are biting. Conditions may be windy, but clear waters bring fish closer to shore. Inshore, explore the marshes for Redfish, or look for Sheepshead around the rigs just off the coast.

March

Seek out Tripletail in shallow waters. What's more, Speckled Trout start to spawn. Rains can dump muddy water from the Mississippi into the Gulf, pushing pelagics further offshore.

April

This is the best time of year to land one of Louisiana's hottest species – Swordfish. These delicious deep water-dwelling Billfish can be targeted with electric reels to save a laborious fight. 

May

Summer fishing begins in May in Venice, LA. This is prime time for offshore fishing, with deep sea favorites such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin coming into play on the warm loop current from the Southern Gulf.

June

Don't miss the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic if you want to qualify for the Offshore World Championship and the InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup. Even if you're not after a prize, charter a boat and go after a Marlin.

July

Everything is in season. Gag Grouper opens again, Wahoo is back in force, as are Blue and White Marlin, Mahi, and Sailfish. The Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo competition can't be missed.

August

Some of the offshore species have moved on, but now is coming into peak time to fish for White Marlin, which will start schooling up towards the end of the month. Look for huge Redfish inshore.

September

This is a great time of year to go after Cobia, which can be caught around the rigs in shallow water. Weighing in anything from 15 to 60 pounds, this is one of the most exciting fish to catch nearshore. 

October

Inshore and nearshore fishing is really exciting at this time of year. It's one of the best times to explore Venice's shallow waters for Flounder, Speckled Trout, and huge schooling Redfish.

November

This is one of the best times to catch Wahoo in Venice and Yellowfin Tuna is more plentiful than ever. Meanwhile, inshore fishing remains good, with Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum all biting well.

December

It's still warm in Venice, LA, so get out on the water! Redfish is as good as ever inshore, joined by Sheepshead, Drum, and Trout. Earn some real bragging rights by landing Yellowfin Tuna.

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Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
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Ask the research living accommodations and ask the the Captain about living accommodations Ask about fishing license
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Humble, TX
Lagniappe Chaters and Captain Scott Pelas is my top choice and he should be yours!!! Tight Lines
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lagniappe Chaters and Captain Scott Pelas is my top choice and he should be yours!!! Tight Lines
Ronnie  T.
Ronnie T. Orlando, FL
Contact your boat captain and bring all the items on the recommended list for a great fishing day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Contact your boat captain and bring all the items on the recommended list for a great fishing day.
Diana  C.
Diana C. Glenwood, AR
Be prepared for a longboat ride, but worth the trip. Beautiful water and weather the first of May. Can't wait to go back
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for a longboat ride, but worth the trip. Beautiful water and weather the first of May. Can't wait to go back
David  S.
David S. Post, TX
Be prepared to change up species of fish your looking for, if it's edible - eat it!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared to change up species of fish your looking for, if it's edible - eat it!
Jo  Y.
Jo Y. Custer, MI
Make sure you know what your getting in to. This is not your typical fish catching. It can be hard work, but with the right guide it helps a lot.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure you know what your getting in to. This is not your typical fish catching. It can be hard work, but with the right guide it helps a lot.
Thomas  J.
Thomas J. Festus, Missouri
Book and stay through the Port Eads Marina, High Adventure Outfitters. It is out of this World.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book and stay through the Port Eads Marina, High Adventure Outfitters. It is out of this World.
Bubby  G.
Bubby G. Fairhope, Alabama
Call Captain Scott Pelas to book a professional fishing trip. Bring plenty of drinks and snacks. Have a good time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call Captain Scott Pelas to book a professional fishing trip. Bring plenty of drinks and snacks. Have a good time.
Joe  D.
Joe D. United States
Bring some aspirin, because if you get onto big yellowfin tuna your whole body's going to be sore from the fight.
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Bring some aspirin, because if you get onto big yellowfin tuna your whole body's going to be sore from the fight.
Ed  D.
Ed D. Middletown, Connecticut
Be prepared. Be prepared for all that need be on the water: food, beverages, weather,...and be prepared to have fun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared. Be prepared for all that need be on the water: food, beverages, weather,...and be prepared to have fun.
Shawn  M.
Shawn M. United States

Southern Addiction Outfitters
Southern Addiction Outfitters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
Was a tough day on the water, but captain never gave up trying to get us on em.
Woodfin  G.
Woodfin G. Montgomery, AL
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
We had the best time! Captain Scott helped us find lodging before we even booked the trip. His boat was super nice and organized. We took our 3 kids and he was excellent with them. We caught fish all day! We will be back for sure!
Lindsey  T.
Lindsey T. Mobile, Alabama
Captain Morgan Charters
Captain Morgan Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Capt Morgan and Andy took 6 complete rookies and made us feel at home and accomplished at the end of the trip. Couldn’t of asked for a better trip. Thanks again!!
Christopher  B.
Christopher B. Brandon, MS
Captain Morgan Charters
Captain Morgan Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
we did a lot of running to find fish. went for tuna, amberjack and red snapper. Dave worked hard to put us on fish and his deck hand, Lisa , was better than a lot that we have had. unfortunately we only caught 4 red snapper and a few other snapper, but overall had a good time.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Sulphur, LA
Captain Morgan Charters
Captain Morgan Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
My party and I had a good time Limited out on red snapper Look forward to fishing with Captain Morgan and Crew in the future
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Humble, TX
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
The weather was not the most cooperative the day we went fishing. However, Captain Jay made the best effort for us and we eventually found a great fishing spot out of the weather. My boys and I caught a nice haul of fish and we had the best time. Captain Jay was great with my boys and was full of knowledge and told some great stories! I would recommend his charter to anyone. Thanks again Captain Jay!
Matt  B.
Matt B. Huntsville, AL
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
Good day to fish. Weather shortend our trip but Capt. Jay worked hard to put us on the fish. Will plan another trip with Jay as soon as weather clears up. Can't wait to go fishing in LA. again.
William  F.
William F. Gulf Breeze, FL
Captain Morgan Charters
Captain Morgan Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Captain David showed us a great time. He gave us exactly what we ask for and more. He accompanied us in every way and we couldn’t have ask for a better trip. He’s very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. We would definitely use him again.
Kim  B.
Kim B. Rensselaer, IN
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
We had a wonderful time with Capt. Jay. He's very knowledgeable and really fun to spend time with. We maxed out on Reds (hooked up 7 in the same spot along the sugar cane) and caught quite a few Sheepshead. Would highly recommend.
Laura  L.
Laura L. SANTA RSA BCH, FL
Southern Access Charters
Southern Access Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
We had an awesome time with Capt. Chad. We caught so many fish it was crazy. Maxed out on Reds and Sheepshead was abundant. Really enjoyed our time in Venice. Would highly recommend.
Laura  L.
Laura L. SANTA RSA BCH, FL
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
Great day fishing, drove almost 4 hours to fish with Cpt. Jay and definitely would do so again. Was more like fishing with a friend than a charter. He will put you on the fish.
Nicholas  B.
Nicholas B. Winter Garden, FL
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
We had a great day, caught our limit and had a wonderful ride on the Mississippi.
Mary  Q.
Mary Q. Pinson, Alabama
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
Man, we had an awesome day with Jay, he’s knows where they’re at and he’s a great captain thanks again brother
Michael  G.
Michael G. St. Louis, MO
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
We had a blast! Jay was a excellent guide. Kept us on them till the end. Looking forward to coming again.
Tina  L.
Tina L. United States
Southern Access Charters
Southern Access Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
Chad is awesome!!! I have done many guided trips before but this by far was one of the best. Chad really put us on fish right away and kept us fishing hard all day. We will be back in the future. Thanks Chad
Shah  K.
Shah K. Southaven, MS
Southern Access Charters
Southern Access Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 55 reviews
Amazing two days of fishing ! thank you so much Chad for going above and beyond our expectations. Chad went out of his way to make sure we caught fish and had fun doing it. He is the consummate professional ,clever ,informative ,and fun. Second day manuvering between two storms, we still caught fish ! and the"shell crackers"Chad LOL Southern Access Charters is highly recommended
John  S.
John S. Orlando, Florida
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Scott was the perfect guide. He allowed us to be as independent as we chose, yet he politely intervened when he observed a way that we could improve and his suggestions were spot on. It always helped us to improve our fishing. We would definitely use Scott again. Also, he was very polite and respectful to my husband and me. Thanks Scott!
Doug  D.
Doug D. FAIR OAKS, TX
Got To Fish
Got To Fish
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
We had a blast fishing for redfish and speckled trout! Jay was very patient with us! Of course we had a friendly bet with our husbands for most fish, biggest fish and “most spots” on a redfish... we had the perfect trifecta! (Sorry guys!) THANKS Jay! We’ll be back!
Sandra  S.
Sandra S. Prairieville, Louisiana
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Louisiana Lagniappe Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
We have a great time. Scott was patient and helpful with all of us. The day was windy and the fishing was tough but Scott found a good spot and we came home with a nice haul. We had three generations on board and everyone had a wonderful time!
Stephanie  M.
Stephanie M. Metairie, LA
Louisiana Offshore Fishing Charters
Louisiana Offshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Venice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
We had an amazing time. I can’t wait to book another trip with them. The morning started out rough with bad weather, but Capt. Andre had us out in the boat as soon as the weather improved. He got us out on a hot spot and him and the deck hand worked so hard to make this trip a trip of a life time. Our ice chest was completely full when we left, and we all had smiles on our faces that will last a long time. We have memories that last a life time.
Lisa  L.
Lisa L. United States

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Venice

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Venice costs, the average price for an 8 hour private trip is $1,270. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Venice is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Got To Fish, Captain Morgan Charters, and Southern Access Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Venice, Louisiana. Full list of top fishing charters in Venice.

Got To Fish, Captain Morgan Charters, and Southern Access Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Venice.

The best way to experience fishing in Venice is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Venice, Louisiana.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Red), Redfish, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include spinning, light tackle, and jigging. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

It's still warm in Venice, LA, so get out on the water! Redfish is as good as ever inshore, joined by Sheepshead, Drum, and Trout. Earn some real bragging rights by landing Yellowfin Tuna. Check availability for local fishing charters in Venice.

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