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Venice Louisiana is also famous for its Tuna Fishing, let me know if you want to book a trip or give you the info to get in touch with 

one of our licensed offshore Captains.

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Where to fish in Louisiana? That is a tough question. Louisiana, and South Louisiana more particularly, is one of the best place to fish in the U.S. The Venice area is one of the best spot due to its location: at the Mouth of the Mississippi River. It is the hunting ground of many fish species. That is why you need to get in touch with a guide (thank you for checking us out) and you ask him questions. It all depends what you are looking for, what kind of fishing do you want to do? Redfish? Speckled Trout? Tuna? Wahoo? It is all possible. Your guide also will ask you questions: how many are coming? When? Are you from Louisiana? Have you been in his area before? Have you fished with a guide before? Have you ever fished? Do not hesitate to call a potential guide. Emails are great but talking to him is generally preferred. Give us a call!

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Now is the time to book your Spring Redfish fishing trip. Call me and we can discuss the dates you are looking for. Remember that the Redfish stay in the area all year long. There is no best season for Redfishing, it is on all year!

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Venice has the best Redfish fishing Louisiana or even the United States have to offer. You don't have to travel out of the country to catch a monster bullred. They hang around the area all year long! We still have openings for December. Do not think that because it is a winter month,you cannot fish. Remember that our winters are pretty warm compared to a lot of other states...Think about it....If you live in the Great Lake area, it would be like spring for you! Come on down!!!

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Are you too cold to go out fishing in November, December where you live? Don't forget Venice, Louisiana. Our winters may be warmer than your springs! The Redfish are still here to be caught even when it is 45 degrees outside! Book now for a good day on the water no matter the temperature!

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Redfishing, Red Fishing, Redfish fishing, Red Fish Fishing: it is ALL the same! The best in the world is right here in Venice Louisiana.

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We get this question asked quite a bit: what about gratuity?

Well, let's see, when you go to a restaurant, you choose your meal  ( chosing a charter captain) and by ordering it ( sending your deposit), you agree to pay what is asked for it. When the service ( fishing with a licensed guide) and the food ( meals, lodging if applicable) is what you expected and more , do you leave a tip? Most people do. It is up to you...

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Fishing Redfish in South Louisiana and Venice in particular can get you hooked up!
Finding a fishing guide or a fishing charter captain in Louisiana can take a while and a lot of website reading and phone calls until you find the one you feel comfortable to go with.
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Spring is here, fish are here, where are you?
Tired of cold weather and snow in your state?
Come visit the area and fish with us for a few days...Warm up and have fun!
We still have openings for May and June. July and August are all yours if you don't mind the heat. Red fish sure don't mind it!
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If you have never fished the Venice area, Spring is a good time for a first!
March is pretty much booked up, but we still have openings for April and May.
Now is the time to book your Spring trips! Louisiana fishing is ON all year. Red fish stay around, they don't mind cold weather... We had a few clients who are used to ice fishing, coming in February, they had a blast: it was Spring time for them and they caught a lot of Reds!______________________________________________________________________________

September 14th Update after Hurricane Isaac:

We were the lucky ones this time, in our area. Some wind damage around us but no flooding.
The power and water are back on. The few stores we have are reopened and getting back to normal.If you come down our way, you will still see water on HWY 23, and you will see the damages done by flooding in lower areas. Captain Shawn is back on the water to do some scouting and getting ready for customers staying with us 4 nights and fishing 3 days next week.
Triple Tails should be showing up pretty soon in their favorite spots...Those fish are as good to eat as they are fun to catch!
Give Capt. Shawn a call for your fall fishing trip.

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Thank you all who came to see us in Jackson! It was a fun show! We hope to see you again in Venice very soon!__________________________________________________________________________________
We will be in Jackson MS from August 3rd to the 5th for the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Show. It is a fun show, with a lot of activities for kids and adults, guest speakers, food....Come see us if you are in the area. Our both is # 511.
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You have fished with us? Stayed at the Fish On Lodge?
You can now leave a testimonial about your experience Red Fishing in Venice Louisiana, catching Speckled Trout or Flounder in The Mississippi River...Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve.
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If you need an idea for a birthday present, a place to go on vacation, a bachelor party, an anniversary present think: fishing in Venice, Louisiana! You will make someone happy!_____________________________________________________________________

I still have some open dates for April so give me a call. Spring break is here, so take advantage

of a few days off with kids or friends....

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The 2012 season has opened with a bang! I took 3 gentlemen from Texas and they had a blast!

Read my reports if you want to learn more!  Reds are here to be caught! Waiting on you!

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Happy New Year!

and happy fishing in Venice Louisiana!

For all of you who enjoy fishing even in winter but do not like to freeze your bones, winter fishing in Venice is pretty nice compared to what you might have "up North"! January and February are good months to come down to pay us a visit and catch some Redfish. I had just a few charters lately but we caught quite a few keepers (good dinner size) and Bull Reds. So if you are ready for some warmer climate and some fun give me a call!

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We sure appreciate your calls and emails. Keep letting us know how we are doing.
When you call or email for the first time let us know how you found us: a friend told you about us? You found us on the internet? You clicked on our add with Google? We would like to know...

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Fish On Guide Service will be featured on the Outdoor Channel Outfitters show: best of surf "n" Turf this Tuesday 23rd at 7:30am ET. The show will air again Saturday 27th at 4:30pm ET. Set your VCR/ DVR and watch the show at your convenience!

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The Wildlife Extravaganza show was very good. We met with a lot of people who had never really heard about fishing in Venice. They knew about other places:Cocodrie, Lafitte, Grand Isle which are wonderful places too....but we got them interested in coming to Venice :)       
Monster bull reds are being caught right now...They are SO much fun to catch! Come on down to Venice Louisiana and have a blast!

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We will be in Jackson MS this coming weekend August 5-6-7 for the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Show at the Trademart. Our booth number is #511. Come see us and meet with Captain Shawn, ask him questions or tell him your fishing stories happening in Venice LA or not...
SHOW HOURS:
Friday: 3pm to 9pm kids under 12 enter free. Check www.mswildlife.org for more infos...
Saturday: 9am to 7pm.
Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

Come visit, it is a great show! Hope to meet you there!

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Recipe:

Italian Style Redfish Fillets.

Rinse fillets (scales must be still on) under cold water. Pat dry. In long pan ( 13" x 9" or bigger) lay fish down, meaty side up, pour enough liquid Italian dressing to cover fish. Let stand 30mn. Prepare your grill. When grill is ready, drain fish, put on grill scales side down. During cooking, pour fresh Italian dressing from time to time until fish is ready. Redfish Fillets will be ready when flaky to the touch. Add salt and pepper if needed.Enjoy!

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Recipe:

Redfish Fillets on the grill.

Prepare your grill( we use Lump charcoal). Rinse fish (scales must still be on) under cold water. Pat Dry. Sprinkle salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning ( we use Zatarain's Creole Seasoning) on the meaty side of the filet.When the pit is hot enough ( about 400*) spread mayonnaise ( as thick as you like. It will melt) and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Do not prepare too much in advance.  Put on grill, scales side on grill. Fish is ready when flaky to the touch , depending on thickness of your fillets, it may take 10-15 mn. Enjoy!

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Are you looking for a Fishing Charter or a Fishing Guide in Venice Louisiana that stays inshore in one of the finest fishing area in the world?

What species are you wanting to catch: Redfish (Red Fish, Red Drum, Spot Tail), Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tripletail, Flounder?

Are you looking for a fishing lodge in Venice Louisiana?

You have come to the right place: Fish On Guide Service, operates all year long and is based out of Venice Louisiana and specializes in inshore fishing targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tripletail and other species. Captain Shawn is a professional fishing guide that will take you to the fish. Our lodge is open all year long and ready to welcome you.

Give us a call to make your reservation for a Venice fishing trip you will never forget: 225-205-5353.

Fish On Guide Service, your redfish fishing charter in Venice Louisiana!

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Some info on the Red Drum from Wikipedia:

The Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as Channel Bass, Redfish, Spottail Bass or simply Reds, is a game fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Northern Mexico.[1] It is the only species in the genus Sciaenops. The red drum is a cousin to the Black Drum (Pogonias cromis), and the two species are often found in close proximity to each other, they can interbreed and form a robust hybrid, and younger fish are often indistinguishable in flavor.

Red Drum are a dark red color on the back, which fades into white on the belly. The red drum have a characteristic eyespot near the tail and are somewhat streamlined. Three year-old red drum typically weigh six to eight pounds. When they are near or over twenty-seven inches, they are called “bull reds”. The largest red drum on record weighed just over 94 pounds and was caught in 1984 on Hatteras Island. Red drum are relatives of the black drum and both make a croaking or drumming sound when distressed.

The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish but having no spots is extremely rare. As the fish with multiple spots grow older they seem to lose their excess spots. Scientists believe that the black spot near their tail helps fool predators into attacking the red drum's tail instead of their head, allowing the red drum to escape.[3] The red drum uses its senses of sight and touch and its down turned mouth, to locate forage on the bottom through vacuuming or biting the bottom. On the top and middle of the water column, it uses changes in the light that might look like food. In the summer and fall, adult red drum feed on crabs, shrimp, and sand dollars, in the spring and winter, adults primarily feed on menhaden, mullet, pinfish, sea robin, lizardfish, spot, Atlantic croaker, and flounder.

Red drum naturally occur along the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, including the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. Aquaculture activities involving Red Drum occur around the world.[4] Immature red drum prefer grass marsh areas of bays and estuaries when available. Both younger mature red drum (3-6 years of age) and bull red drum prefer rocky outcroppings including jetties and manmade structures, such as oil rigs and bridge posts. Around this type of structure, they are found throughout the water column.

Red drum are often found over sand and sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters and estuaries. They feed mainly on crustaceans, mollusks and fishes. They will readily accept any bait, but adults prefer menhaden (a small bait fish), shrimp, mud minnows and crabs.[10] Since they are bottom feeders, they are commonly caught with bait either on the bottom or suspended within a couple feet of the bottom. Shrimp is a typical bait that works well; squid can also be used and is less subject to bait stealing by hardhead catfish and Atlantic croakers which often frequent the same waters. There are times when the older, larger fish are more readily caught on a half or a quarter of a blue crab with the top shell removed and cut or broken to fit on a 4/0 to 9/0 hook. Baitfish such as pinfish can also be effective, along with a variety of other techniques.

Large, adult red drum grab the bait with a high amount of speed, keep going with a good amount of speed, and can put up a fight. An unsecured rod may easily be pulled into the water. Landing these big fish on light tackle can be challenging, and since drum are primarily scent-based feeders, there is little disadvantage in using heavier line and tackle, especially in stained or deeper water. A 40-lb braided line with a comparable weight fluorocarbon leader is a good compromise between castability and strength. However, big drum are frequently caught with everything from 8-lb monofilament to 100-lb braided lines with heavy steel leaders. The bigger red drum of the Atlantic surf usually like to mouth their food a little, and some fishermen prefer to wait 5 or 6 seconds before reeling in because they want the fish to fully swallow the bait.[11]

An effective strategy for fishing from a boat is to select a spot with a sandy bottom or oyster bed where food is plentiful at a time of day with some tidal movement. Pier or bank fishing should target jetties, structure, or a boat channel near a rapid increase in depth and some tidal movement. Because bigger drum can make a long, strong run right after taking the bait, preventing broken line often requires a relatively light drag setting early in the fight. 

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Venice Louisiana is home to many Fishing Charters and Fishing Guides and we welcome you in one of the best fishing spot in the United States.Make sure your guide is UCCG licensed.

Why pay for what seems to be a lot of money for hiring a fishing guide or a charter guide in Venice Louisiana or any where else?

- The Captain knows the waters, the spots where to take you depending on sea and weather conditions.
- He has the boat to take you there.
- He has all the tackle and equipment you will need. Most of the time you can bring yours if you like.
- He may know a place where you can stay overnight if he does not offer the lodging. Same with where to eat a good seafood platter or anything else that might please you.
- He takes care of boat insurance, boat maintenance, boat storage.
Lots of things you won't have to worry about....In the long run it is cheaper to hire a fishing guide than to own a boat with the economy we are in now. Think about it...