Venice, Louisiana - the World’s Best Fishing Location


Venice, Louisiana Fishing

beautiful sunset in Venice, Louisiana

Venice, Louisiana is THE best fishing destination. Hands down; No competition. We know that’s a bold statement to make. But as soon as you fish these marvelous waters, you’ll be saying the same thing. Why is Venice such an incredible location to get your hook in the water? Easy. There’s no other place that has as many fishing opportunities, with as many diverse species.

This is a great location to start your inshore fishing trip, offshore fishing trip, or those reef/wreck (especially around the oil-rigs) fishing trips. There’s just something special about this place that has anglers coming back year after year. Venice is near the Southeast tip of Louisiana, right where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The delta here is full of canals and rivers with ample fishing for you and your buddies. The season and the height of the river will determine just how deep you can travel into the delta, but there’s plenty of shoreline to cover for great flats fishing any time of year!

And of course there is the mighty Gulf of Mexico, which offers great fishing for anglers of all ages. The various habitats of Venice brings a variety of fish species. The many channels of the Mississippi Delta are filled with Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder, just to name a few. While the Gulf of Mexico brings opportunity for deep sea fishing and offshore excursions. The many pelagic species are waiting for your bait (such as Mahi Mahi and Marlin), as are the bottom dwellers (such as Grouper and Snapper). No matter where your vessel takes you, you’re bound to have a great day of fishing in Venice, Louisiana! What Fish are in Venice?

  Man holding bull red in Venice Louisiana

Variety, variety, variety. That’s the key-word when it comes to Venice Louisiana fish species. Among the many inshore and offshore species include:

  • Black Drum
  • Sheepshead
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Flounder
  • Tripletail
  • Grouper
  • Red Snapper
  • Ladyfish
  • Whiting
  • Bonito
  • Amberjack
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mahi Mahi (Dolphin)
  • Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Swordfish
  • Blue Marlin
  • White Marlin
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Cobia
  • Tarpon
  • Barracuda
  • Shark

For the health of the fisheries, some species are highly regulated. Make sure you have all required permits for both freshwater and saltwater fishing, and catch-and-release is recommended. Best Season to Fish Venice

For nearshore and inshore fishing: the height of the river will definitely determine your fishing options. When the water levels are high, you can reach far into the delta and fish can be found closer to the shore. When the water levels are low, you’ll want to stick to the middle of the Mississippi River and be ready to move where the fish are. Offshore fishing picks up late spring and is good until the fall season. During the winter months is a great time to fish inshore and pick up some Reds, Flounder, Drum, or Trout. No matter what time of year, the fishing is always great in Venice! Popular Types of Fishing in Venice

Whether you’re a novice angler or a professional one, you’ll have an incredible time fishing the beautiful waters of Venice, Louisisana. There are so many small ponds and canals in the Bayou, as well as every drop of water from the dock to the Gulf, there’s no limit to your adventures. And you can try each and every fishing technique your heart desires. Well… everything but ice fishing! Go bait fishing throughout the year for shrimp, crab, or small baitfish to get your adventure started. Try your hand at casting or spinning in the Mississippi River for Redfish during the spring. While visiting during the summer you can go fly fishing in the early morning for Tarpon. Or head offshore in the Gulf of Mexico to troll for Tuna. Bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper is also a must-do trip during the summer. With so many different fishing opportunities here, it’s difficult to suggest exact locations to try these various techniques; we recommend connecting with a local guide who has fished these waters their whole life. Just let them know what you want to catch, and they’ll get you on the fish!

silhouette of man fishing in Venice, LouisianaBooking a Fishing Trip in Venice

Some people think of Venice, Louisiana as the “End of the World” - but we beg to differ. We like to call it “The Beginning of Heaven”. If you’re an angler, get yourself to Venice, Louisiana to experience the BEST fishing in the world. Whether you try fly fishing near the flats, or hunt Redfish near the reeds, or go for the big Tuna in the Gulf… you will have an incredible day and a lifetime of memories. Start with a to get your Venice fishing trip started. We’ll get you hooked up with the best guides in the area. Then you’ll start calling it “The Beginning of Heaven” too!

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