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 salt water fish 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 salt water fish 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$ 1600

Fishing Reports

Father's Day to remember

June 17, 2017

We had a great Father's Day weekend. Rhett and Evan a father and son from Baton Rouge. Day 1 was Evans birthday but his dad out did him with a fish near 100lbs. Not to be outdone on day… Read Full Report →


I've had better days

May 16, 2017

Not gunna lie, this last front had a major impact on the fishing. We had several trips we had to grind away to get our fish. It wasn't easy but we put the time in and got them. I… Read Full Report →


Another awesome trip!

March 16, 2017

A spring break trip but not your usual booze filled drunken debauchery. It was a father son from the Midwest. Great people with a cool family dynamic. With almost no coaching, Luke a first timer actually got it. Understood… Read Full Report →


Awesome mixed bag!

March 10, 2017

We had an awesome trip with some of my regular clients. First day just tuna but the second day they wanted to get a variety of fish for the box. Well it worked out pretty good for us, and… Read Full Report →


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

4.89 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My name is Kosta and I had definitely with no question the most unforgettable fishing experience of my life. Capt Jeff Schneider was the most determined , professional , and experienced fishing charter out of the world famous Venice Marina I have ever been on. We successfully slammed Yellowfin Tuna in a variety of ways. Jeff was extremely focused on making action happen by using many different tactics. We also targeted and engaged in multiple Marlin strikes and successfully caught White Marlin. Red Snappers were of trophy grade and Mahi Mahi were not hard for Jeff to find. I was amazed at his experience and ability . He maximized success and wasted no time getting the job done. I would never think twice about booking anyone else out of Venice Marina. I plan to fish with him every time I am fishing out of Venice Marina. Fish with a real pro and see for yourself. I bet you anything it will be a fishing trip to remember with life long memories.

Fished July 2017

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Jeff Schneider (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thanks Kosta, you and your group made it easy on me. Everyone had at least a little experience and everyone listened and took direction. It was an awesome couple of days! Can’t wait to fish with you guys again. Thanks for the review and tell everyone I said hi.


Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Captain Jeff did his best to give us the best trip possible but unfortunately our trip was besieged by motor problems from the beginning of the trip Captain Jeff was able to get a hold of another charter captain eventually despite this our trip was delayed about 3 hours unfortunately cause we missed some prime tuna catching time. The new charter captain did help us put some meat in the box just not the prime yellowfin tuna we were hoping and the whole trip was dampened by the early technical difficulties. But things happen

Fished July 2017

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Jeff Schneider (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Guys I know that sucked for you as much as it did for me. I would like to get you back out there. Give me a call and I will cut you a deal to make sure you get your charter.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Captain tried his best

Fished May 2017

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Jeff Schneider (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 29, 2017

Thanks Leon definitely a tough day out there!

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We were originally scheduled with another boat and Captain but bad weather caused us to have to reschedule.  Luckily, Captain Jeff was open and able to take us out between stormy days.  It was a slow start but he finally got us on some good size yellowfin.  For just three of us fishing, we made a pretty good haul with the red snapper we picked up on the way in.  I would have like to hooked into a wahoo or dolphin but guess it will have to be next trip!  We’ll be scheduling a trip next year with Captain Jeff for some big tuna!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Jeff is very knowledgeable and knows how to catch fish!  Great time and will use him again!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Had a great experience ripping lips!!! Learned a lot and had a blast!!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Had a great trip with Captain Jeff and his first mate! Even though the fishing was a little rough early on, They stuck with it and worked hard and ended up having an awesome day..
We had so much fun and cant wait to go back!!!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 2, 2017

From the time we stepped foot on the dock Capt. Jeff made us feel welcome and part of the family! He had a well thought out plan and made our day a one for the books. Sometimes plans don’t always pan out in fishing but, i’m pretty sure he had a back of plan for his back-up plan. Capt. Jeff was patient and a wealth of knowledge. I can’t recommend him enough, if you’re in the area, and even if you’re not then plan a trip because it’s worth every penny! First class service all the way with this crew!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Capt. Jeff put us on the fish and had the tackle to get them up and fill up our box. Would definitely recommend to anyone of any skill level. Overall great experience and well worth the money.

Fished September 2016

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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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