If you are thinking about planning your fishing trip of a lifetime, and you don't know where to start, I've got everything you need right here! First of all, if you're not sure about where you'd like to go for this fishing trip, I'm going to save you some time right now and let you know that if you haven't come to Venice, Louisiana yet...you are wasting a lot of time and money going elsewhere! The fishery in Venice offers the best inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing you could ever ask for, and will leave you with memories that will last forever!
Captain Louis Thornton (my fiance), is able to take you to do it all, and if he's not available, then he knows everyone in the area and can get you booked with the best guides in town in no time! Just give him a call at (504)912-1041 to discuss dates, pricing and other questions you may have! If you'd like me to join you on your fishing adventure, just ask and I will be there!
Species to target inshore fishing: redfish, trout, flounder, black drum, tarpon, gar, sheepshead, and catfish.
Species to target nearshore: tripletail, mangrove snapper, cobia and red snapper.
Species to target offshore: yellowfin and blackfin tuna, wahoo, cobia, african pompano, marlin, swordfish, kingfish, mahi, and grouper.
The time of year that you come will determine what species you will target. Many people ask about tripletail, which is best from mid September into late October/early November. Yellowfin Tuna can be caught year round, however if you'd like to enjoy the famous "East Lump" fishing then you'd better come between the months of late January going into early April. Wahoo love cooler water temps during the months of January and February. The red fishing is also phenomenal year-round, however it is much more pleasant to fish for them in warmer months between late March and September/October. Swordfishing is excellent between May going into October and sometimes caught year round. Red Snapper season is usually open for the summer months! If you have any specific questions about a species that you'd like to target we can answer them, just give us a call to discuss and we will get you set up!
I plan on adding more to this, possibly creating a series on my YouTube channel to cover everything including lodging, places to eat, etc. Let me know what you think in the comments below and any questions or suggestions you may have for future guide info!