Venice, LA Tripletail Charters

Where is Venice, Louisiana?

You might read other towns calling themselves the fishing capital of the world, but I’ll put Venice up against any of them. Located at the very end of Louisiana Hwy 23, Venice sts on the tip of Louisiana, roughly 90 minutes south of New Orleans.

There’s just one road in and one road out. It ends at the 2 major marina’s in Venice:

Cypress Cove Marina and Venice Marina

Our operation fishes out of Venice Marina. It’s a great marina run by people who love fishing. There’s a nice dock, a convenience store, restaurant and a well-stocked bar complete with friendly servers.

Venice Marina also has over 100 first-class cabins you can rent for the night at a super-reasonable rate. We love picking clients up right from their cabin since it’s so easy.

Tripletail fishing in Venice

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The Mississippi River Delta

The mighty Mississippi is the reason we have such great fishing in Venice. It’s also the reason why charter captains like us exist.

The river splits off a few miles past Venice at what the locals call Head of Passes. It also gets VERY shallow in different parts of the river and bayous which split off from the river, making it incredibly treacherous to navigate unless you were there recently.

Throughout the year, the river rises and falls as snow or rains make their way downriver from the midwest where it mixes with the saltwater in the Gulf of Mexico. The changing river levels and salinity make knowing where to fish on a daily basis challenging at best.

Also, the wind plays a huge factor in our fishery. The wind shifts around from all directions in Venice and impacts where you can fish on a given day. The good news though is that no matter which way the wind is blowing in Venice, most guides have a few good holes they can work on the leeward side of a wind.

Best Times of the Year?

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Fishing Tactics

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What Can We Expect to Catch?

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What’s a Typical Day On a Tripletail Charter?

Most charters leave the dock at sunrise. Depending on where we fish, it’s anywhere from a 15 – 45 minute boat ride to the fishing grounds across a combination of marsh, canals and a little open water. You’ll see Louisiana’s wildlife on full display – egrets, ducks, alligators and sometimes dolphins, nutria and deer. We typically pick an area and fish different spots in that area until we find fish. Some days it’s “one stop shopping”. Other days it takes a bit of moving around to find them. During our charter trips targeting redfish, we’ll sometimes catch:
  • Sheepshead
  • Flounder
  • Speckled trout
  • Black drum
  • Jack crevalle
  • Sharks
  • Redfish
  • Lemonfish (also called cobia)

Depending on the time of year, we can also target nearshore red snapper for an extra charge.

The bottom line is you never know what you’re going to catch on a Venice fishing trip, but you’re almost always guaranteed to come home with something yummy to eat and some great memories to cherish.

What Do I Need To Bring?

You don’t need much. A Louisiana fishing license is required for everyone over 16. If you’re from out of town, you can purchase a non-resident license for a small fee.

All licenses must be purchased through Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. Your guide cannot give you a fishing license.

Bring sunscreen, a hat, your favorite drinks, a sandwich or snacks and some sunscreen. Anything you’d need for a day on the water.

Otherwise, we supply the rest including poles, tackle, live bait, market bait and ice.

Also remember to bring your phone because you’ll definitely want to take pictures or a video fishing the redfish of a lifetime.

Prices: Inshore Fishing

  • Fuel included in pricing
  • Prices below are for cash trip. Add 4% is paying by credit card
 2 person trip $800
 3 person trip $900
 4 person trip $1000
 5 person trip $1100
 6 person trip $1200
 
* Police, Fire, EMS & Military get a $50 per trip discount

Specialty Trips:

 
Chandeleur island, Tripletail, Red Snapper and any oil rig trips fuel bill is not included in pricing. Fuel is NOT included for these specialty trips & the fuel bill is added on to total price at end of the trip.
 
***Live Shrimp is supplied at cost 
 
****All groups of 4 or more will have a 15% tip added automatically for your captain*****