Venice Louisiana Redfish fishing guides, Venice Louisiana Redfish charters , inshore fishing guides, Louisiana redfishing charters...so many different names for the same job! we all take you fishing for bull Redfish or other species and we hope you come back!

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Bull Redfish are on! Give us a call! Venice Louisiana is not too far from New Orleans if you come to Mardi Gras, spend an extra day and come discover fishing for Redfish!

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If you are in NOLA ( New Orleans Louisiana) for a conference, meeting or pleasure, why don’t you add a fishing day to your stay in the New Orleans area? We are 90 minutes away South of NOLA, and we have accommodations if you need to spend the night before ( or after) fishing. Wintertime Redfish fishing in Venice Louisiana can be very successful, the fish stay in the area, and you can catch Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout and whatever will be hungry that day... Wintertime redfish fishing in Venice Louisiana is on!  

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Tipping your Venice Louisiana charter captain or fishing guide is up to you.
This is an article from Daniel Cohen from Fin and Field magazine:

Tips for tipping your fishing guide

by Daniel Cohen Fin and field

Service industry jobs span travel, transportation, hospitality, finance and more. For some of these jobs tipping is standard and for others it is completely unheard of. Most sportsmen know that hunting and fishing guides work in the service industry, most even know that tipping is somewhat customary. But there seems to be a lot of confusion about how much to tip. There is a general rule of at least 8-10%, but that wont apply to every single situation.

Keep in mind that tips can make up a significant part of the guides income as the trip cost alone can be eaten up largely by expenses. Also, guides work harder than you know, there is a lot of prep before you show up and also clean up and maintenance after you leave. A 10 hour adventure might be a 16 hour commitment for the guide. Another common practice is for sportsmen to offer a gift as well as a tip for a guide that delivers a great adventure.

Below are some tips for tipping, if not a complete guide to tipping your guide.

Tips for Hunting and Fishing Guides

-Generally, as a starting point, consider tipping your guide 10% of the trip cost.

-If the guide went above and beyond you would be in line to increase your tip to 15% or even 20%.

-If the guide gets you a world class trophy or checks off something on your bucket list you should really consider what that experience was worth to you. Guides are always working hard, but when they can deliver something special they deserve recognition.

-A tip is NOT required, although much less than 10% usually indicates dissatisfaction.

-If you aren’t sure if you should tip you can always ask the guide if most clients leave a tip.

-Tip based on what the guide can control, don’t withhold a tip because of things that are out of their hands (like weather).

-If your trip includes cooks, hands, or other support staff it is customary to tip them as well. Consider $10-$15 a day. You can also ask the trip organizer or head guide what a customary tip would be for the other staff.

-When on an international adventure you should ask what currency is preferred, often they prefer USD.

-Plan ahead for tips and bring enough cash, you may not be able to easily hit up an ATM.

-Great gifts, beyond a tip, include a decorative knife, a piece of your kit that was admired, a favorite spirit, or meal in a nice restaurant.

 

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 Our Venice Louisiana Charter Captains are among the best in the area. They will work very hard at putting you on the fish!

The only thing that might prevent them to take you places to catch fish will be Mother Nature! Our fishing guides in Venice Louisiana

are all USCG licensed and are insured. They have the experience of the waters and know they way around...

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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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PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!

DO NOT FORGET TO PUT A NOTE WITH THE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER YOU ARE SENDING US FOR YOUR DEPOSIT. WRITE YOUR NAME, YOUR PHONE NUMBER, HOW MANY WILL BE IN YOUR PARTY AND THE DATES. IF YOU PAY WITH A COMPANY CHECK AND YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, WE WILL NOT KNOW WHO IT IS FOR WITHOUT THESE INFORMATION. THANK YOU. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK AND LIKE OUR FISH ON GUIDE SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE. OURS IS THE ONE WITH OUR FISH ON VAN ON THE PROFILE PAGE. LIKE US AND SHARE OUR PICTURES AND REPORTS. WE APPRECIATE YOU! IF YOU HAVE FISHED AND STAYED WITH US LEAVE A COMMENT...

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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. Come on down!

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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  ( choosing 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 ( 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.
We thank you for checking us out!

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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!
Give us a call!

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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!

 

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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...