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Blue Line Charter Service Captains
Your Venice La Fishing Guides

Top of the Line Captains combined with Top of the line Equipment to give our clients the trip they deserve.

Blue Line Charter Service is one of the few Charter Fishing companies in Venice, LA with In-house, Full time Fishing Guides.  Blue Line Charter Service now has three Full Time Charter Captains.  We are an Inshore charter fishing service whose Captains go above and beyond on a daily basis when it comes to giving our clients a charter fishing experience to remember. Our Charter Captains are great fishermen as well as great guys which easily sets us apart from many charter fishing companies.  With Blue Line you will always get a top notch Fishing Guide ready to show you why Venice Louisiana is a Sportsman's Paradise.  Our Charter Captains are the reason that our clients all become repeat clients and friends.  If more Captains are needed for very large groups we can line them up for your charter fishing trip as well.  

"Fish with Professional Full Time Captains, Don't settle for less!

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Captain Rich

Captain Rich McCloskey is a native of south Louisiana and has been chasing fish on the surface and below the surface of Louisiana Waters out of Venice, LA for 20 plus years. Rich is the current President of the Hell Divers Spearfishing club.  Rich is a current Elite Redfish Series Pro, fishoing the 2023 circuit along the gulfcoast.

Rich loves chasing all species of fish but his love is chasing redfish, tripletail and Speckled Trout in the marshes and coastal waters of Venice, LA.   He landed the #8 Tripletail last year for the record books.  Rich has worked as a Police Officer for the past 12 years where he served as a Narcotics Detective. He has also served on the Swat team for 5 1/2 years. Rich is also a member of the Storm 22 Po staff where he enjoys taking former Police Officers and Veterans on trips they will not forget.

Captain Rich McCloskey fishes on a Blackjack 256 with a 350hp Mercury Verado, Simrad electronics/radar, Blade Power Pole and Minn Kota trolling motor.

Request a date with Capt Rich


Captain Drew

A Soldier, an Officer and now a Charter Guide. Captain Drew White grew up in Slidell and has been fishing the waters of southeast Louisiana for over 35 years. Drew spent 7 years in the United States Army (Airborne), then graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a criminal justice degree. Drew then joined the Baton Rouge Police Department, where he spent 17 years in Narcotics and retired with 28 years of service. Drew is now pursuing his true passion, catching redfish and speckled trout in the waters of the Mississippi Delta. Drew enjoys sharing his fishing experience with people who come to south Louisiana to have a memorable trip on the water. Captain Drew White fishes on a Pathfinder 2500 equipped with a Yamaha 300, Garmin electronics, radar and a Minn Kota 36 volt Terrova trolling motor.

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Captain Shane

A native of Baton Rouge, Captain Shane Mouch grew up bass fishing in the Atchafalaya Spillway before shifting his focus to inshore fishing in the waters of Venice, Louisiana 25 years ago. He retired as a lieutenant from BRPD after nearly 30 years of service, including 18 years on the SWAT team, and is now pursuing his passion for chasing specks and reds full-time. He has passed his love of the water down to his daughter, who spent her weekends fishing with him in the marsh and is now a member of her high school bass fishing team. Captain Shane fishes on a Pathfinder 2400 equipped with a Yamaha 300, Garmin electronics and radar, and a Minn Kota 36vt Riptide Terrova


Fishing Charters run by Full-time Professional Fishing Guides who fish together daily. Are you ready for an action-packed day fishing in Venice Louisiana? Well you came to the right Charter fishing company. Our goal is to ensure anglers have a great time on their Venice Louisiana fishing trip at the mouth of the Mississippi River. A great trip, on great boats, using great tackle, with live bait or artificial lures and great charter captains, is the recipe that allows us to provide the best Venice Louisiana fishing charters. From the backwater marshes and coastal Roseau Cane shorelines to the near coastal oil rigs, Venice fishing charters with Blue Line Charter Service is ready to show you a great time on your fishing charter. Our fishing Guides can pick you up from the dock at Venice Marina and Cypress Cove Marina. If you choose lodging that's on the water at Venice Marina or Cypress Cove marina we can also pick you up straight from where you are staying.

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Experienced Captains

Venice Louisiana fishing charters run by the best Captains in the business. Blue Line Charter Service Captains are true professionals who run the best fishing charters in Venice daily out of Venice Marina. Our Captains show anglers great fishing trips as well as a great experiences while catching trophy fish in Venice. Hands down we have the best charter captains in the business with real world experience who choose to be fishing guides because they love their job running Venice Louisiana fishing charters. The Ultimate Venice experience awaits you with Blue Line Charter Service. Blue Line guides catch fish in Venice Louisiana daily and they also catch Clients. Once you fish with our Captains you will clearly see why we have become one of the premier inshore charter fishing companies in Venice Louisiana. We don't only fish, we fish for the fishing trips of a lifetime for our valued clients.

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What to Expect During Your Venice, LA Fishing Charter with Blue Line Charter Service.

When you arrive at Venice Marina located in the small town of Venice Louisiana inside Plaquemines parish, you will quickly realize why Venice is knows as "A Sportsmans Paradise" Whether you are here to target Redfish while inshore fishing or offshore anglers in Venice to target trophy Yellowfin Tuna and other Pelagic Species, Venice la fishing is truly a Fishermans paradise. Get your crew ready, get your fishing licenses, food, drinks and get aboard a Blue Line boat for a great time on your fishing charter. EXPECT to become a repeat client once you fish with one of our fishing guides, it seems to happen. Located just an hour and a half from New Orleans, Venice la offers some of the best fishing on the Gulf coast and hands down the best redfishing in the world. Call now to schedule Venice fishing experience, we can handle all your fishing and lodging needs. Book everything in-house to ensure you have a great trip while in Venice fishing.

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Are the fish biting in Venice, LA?

When you fish with professional full-time fishing guides the fish are always biting in Venice, LA. Venice is located where the Mississippi River delta empties into the Gulf of Mexico creating the perfect ecosystem for fish species to thrive. The marshes provide unlimited habitat for inshore species as the offshore oil rigs are vertical coral reefs offering offshore fish massive coral reef structures to hunt on. The Mississippi river feeds unlimited nutrients into the gulf making Venice a fishing destination like no other. So get onboard for an inshore Venice fishing charter you will remember. We can also get you lined up to fish offshore with some of the best offshore Charter Guides in the business. Venice fishing is on fire right now, Blue Line boats are waiting for you in "The Redfish Capital of the World". We have three boats available daily to handle any size fishing groups in-house. Blue Line Venice fishing charters are fishing charters the way they should be.

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The Venice Inshore Grand Slam
Speckled Trout - Redfish - Sheepshead - Tripletail - Flounder

How can I catch fish in Venice, LA?

Blue Line Charter Service fishing guides catch fish on Live Bait (Live Shrimp) and on Artificial lures. Live Shrimp is king in Venice Louisiana. Our fishing guides get Live bait for our clients even when other guide services don't. If Live shrimp is available anywhere in the area we will have it in the livewell when you arrive for your Venice La fishing charter. Blue Line Charter Service goes the extra mile for our clients who deserve to have the best Venice Louisiana fishing trip possible. A great trip is sure to be had on your ultimate venice la fishing trip experience.

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Blue Line Charter Service has partnered with the best Offshore charter companies in Venice Louisiana for our clients who want to experience offshore fishing while in Venice. Offshore anglers can experience the amazing offshore oil rigs and the famed midnight lump while big game fishing in the Bluewater of the Gulf of Mexico. Trophy Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, and Wahoo are just some of the offshore fish caught daily while offshore fishing out of Venice. Offshore fishing charters in Venice are a drag screaming experience that will show you why Venice is also called "Tuna Town". Catch Tuna and Catch Redfish on your trip to Venice. We can set you up with the top offshore fishing companies, just let us know. Offshore fish caught in Venice la daily: Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack

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Redfish (Slot Redfish and Bull Reds)– Speckled Trout – Black Drum – Flounder - Sheepshead - Tripletail - Red Snapper - Cobia (Lemonfish) - as well as other fish species

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