Captain
Jeff Schneider

Member since April 2016

Venice, United States

Background
From a young age I always wanted to be a charter captain, although I ended up chasing my dream of riding motorcycles. As that career was winding down I turned all my focus on fishing. Moved from Florida to Louisiana and the rest is history. I am now pursuing my new career with the same determination and drive to be the best.
Techniques
Here in the Gulf off of the Louisiana coast we target fish in a wide variety of ways. live bait when available, drift and chunk also produces good fish. Trolling a spread is very affective on the rips in the spring. Deep dropping for swordfish and tiles. All kinds of artificials such as poppers and verticle jigs.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Schneider

Venice, United States
Background
From a young age I always wanted to be a charter captain, although I ended up chasing my dream of riding motorcycles. As that career was winding down I turned all my focus on fishing. Moved from Florida to Louisiana and the rest is history. I am now pursuing my new career with the same determination and drive to be the best.
Techniques
Here in the Gulf off of the Louisiana coast we target fish in a wide variety of ways. live bait when available, drift and chunk also produces good fish. Trolling a spread is very affective on the rips in the spring. Deep dropping for swordfish and tiles. All kinds of artificials such as poppers and verticle jigs.

My Charter Listings

Venice
trips from
US$ 1500

Fishing Reports

Tampa boys

April 22, 2016

Last weekend the seas were a little rough but if you made it out the bite was good. Both the shelf rigs and the floaters produced good Yellowfin. We fished the a shelf rig in the morning and had… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

It was a great experience. I just booked another trip for October 2917. It is worth the 12hour drive .

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

His prices were fair and included fuel. Some guides will price gouge but this wasn’t the case. Capt. Jeff was honest about the weather the day before and of and never once hesitated to back out even though we had rough seas the morning of. His knowledge and professionalism made for a good days catch. In short- we will be booking a Marlin trip with these guys soon! The experience was great, and you have to be reasonable with any guide, they can’t promise you a catch or limit. That’s just fact! If any guide promises you to put you on fish well they are blowing smoke up your ass. His honesty and pricing will keep us coming back. His equipment is very well kept. Very professional angler!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Captin Downs worked hard both days, no slacking, 100% effort. That in it self would be enough but he also produced - 110lb yellowfin, line peeling wahoo, 25lb snapper, in all we caught 8 species. And, moreover, he looked out for my wife and made sure she had a wonderful, memorable, 2 days. We are booking our next trip now. Can’t wait to spend another day or two with Captin Jeff Downs.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

I am an avid fisherman but never been to Venice LA. I was skeptical when Capt Jeff told us what all would had the chance to catch in one day. Long story short, we filled three big coolers full of fillets and still had a ton left over that we gave away to Jeff and the mate. I already have my next trip on the calendar with Capt Jeff.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

I recommend booking with Capt. Jeff. He did a great job with our group.

Fished February 2017

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Jeff Schneider (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks Billy, we had a allot of fun with your crew.


Went fishing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

we had a great time fishing with Captain Jeff. Very knowledgeable, personable and most importantly put us on some big fish. Tuna wore us out first day, second day Jeff got us on some swordfish. Highly recommend Louisiana Tuna Charters

Fished February 2017

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Jeff Schneider (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thanks Kevin we had allot of fun with you and your crew. See you next year.

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Excellent trip today with capt Jeff!  We hooked up early and often with the yellow fins.  We also hooked up with two swords but they proved allusive, but that certainly was not due to a lack of effort from the crew.  All in all capt Jeff and crew were top notch I would certainly recommend him and his boat to all my friends and family.  I will certainly be back!

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 22, 2016

We fished two days with Capt. Jeff last weekend and caught lots of tuna - both yellowfin and blackfin - as well as a swordfish. Capt. Jeff was very helpful guiding us through bringing in the fish and answered all of our questions. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We’re definitely planning another trip in the fall.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 21, 2016

We booked Capt. Jeff for a two day fishing trip and it was top notch! Comfortable boat, experienced, helpful captain and a damn good time! We fish in Florida but mostly inshore so it was nice to get into some deep water to catch our first swordfish and plenty of yellowfin and backfin tuna - I’m still sore! Highly recommend Louisiana Tuna Charters - we’ll be booking them again in October!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 15, 2016

We had a great time with Capt. Jeff and his mate . These guys worked hard to put us on the fish . We caught fish all day , when the bite slowed up on the Tuna , we moved and got on the big Amberjack . We will definitely book our next trip to Venice with Louisiana Tuna Charters. The boat was very comfortable, and they used all Shimano equipment that was in excellent condition. This is a top notch operation, and I would recommend them to anyone.

Fished April 2016

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