Captain
Chad Rudolph

Member since August 2015 Venice, United States
Background
Born into and raised by a family of fishermen in Venice, LA, Captain Chad has always been on the water growing up. Despite this, he claims that every trip is like his first day on the water. He wants you to experience why he's a fishing guide – that is, to put you on fish and to enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf of Mexico.
Techniques
Seasonal live shrimp/croakers for big trout and bull redfish. Carolina rig for rig fishing snapper. Popping cork for inland fishing trout and young redfish. Pogies/dead shrimp for rig fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Chad Rudolph

Venice, United States
Background
Born into and raised by a family of fishermen in Venice, LA, Captain Chad has always been on the water growing up. Despite this, he claims that every trip is like his first day on the water. He wants you to experience why he's a fishing guide – that is, to put you on fish and to enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi Delta and the Gulf of Mexico.
Techniques
Seasonal live shrimp/croakers for big trout and bull redfish. Carolina rig for rig fishing snapper. Popping cork for inland fishing trout and young redfish. Pogies/dead shrimp for rig fishing.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Venice
Trips from US $800

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (215)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Patrick Q.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Charter, Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 15, 2024
Fished February 15 with Captain Chad. (Southern Access) Buddy and I went out for a full day and had the best fishing...
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Ed S.
Dora, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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30 Bull Reds in 1 morning

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 13, 2023
I’ve fished my whole life (55 yo) and had some amazing days on the water.  One morning in Venice,La will be the holy grail....
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Chris E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2nd time, Great Time

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 8, 2024
Spent the day fighting high winds, but still caught limits of Reds,  Red Snapper, and lagniappe of trout,black drum, Sheepshead, ...
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Frank V.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Multi-species Bonanza

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 15, 2024
My wife and I took a trip with Captain Chad from Southern Access Charters on May 15 and it was an epic day!  We caught 64...
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Lisa G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip of a Lifetime!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 5, 2024
Captain Chad Rudolph was the best! He put us on some MONSTER bull reds, sheepshead and black drum. I 💯 recommend him as...
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