Call Captain Chad Rudolph (504) 270-5986

Call Captain Chad Rudolph
(504) 270-5986

Creating Memories That Last A Lifetime
Creating Memories That Last A Lifetime

Fishing Charters in Venice, LA. - "Redfish Capital of the World"

Fishing is our passion, and it shines through in everything we do.

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Southern Access Charters is your ultimate destination for an unforgettable fishing experience in Venice, Louisiana. Rated as one of the top private fishing charters in Southern Louisiana, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional inshore fishing and nearshore fishing excursions. Unlike other charters, our team is not only skilled but also down-to-earth and genuinely invested in your enjoyment. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, all ages and experience levels are welcome. Captain Chad and our knowledgeable crew are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you not only catch trophy fish but also create lifelong memories. There’s no intimidation factor here—just pure fishing excitement for everyone involved.

Our primary goal is to provide you with the most enjoyable and memorable experience on our boat. We take pride in helping our guests reel in trophy fish and create incredible fishing memories. Don’t just take our word for it—come and experience firsthand why we are consistently rated as one of the top fishing charter boats in Venice, Louisiana. Join us and discover the thrill and excitement of fishing with our dedicated team.

Southern Access Charters is your ultimate destination for an unforgettable fishing experience in Venice, Louisiana. Rated as one of the top private fishing charters in Southern Louisiana, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional inshore fishing and nearshore fishing excursions.

Unlike other charters, our team is not only skilled but also down-to-earth and genuinely invested in your enjoyment. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, all ages and experience levels are welcome. Captain Chad and our knowledgeable crew are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you not only catch trophy fish but also create lifelong memories. There’s no intimidation factor here—just pure fishing excitement for everyone involved.

Our primary goal is to provide you with the most enjoyable and memorable experience on our boat. We take pride in helping our guests reel in trophy fish and create incredible fishing memories. Don’t just take our word for it—come and experience firsthand why we are consistently rated as one of the top fishing charter boats in Venice, Louisiana. Join us and discover the thrill and excitement of fishing with our dedicated team.

Located in Venice, LA., fishing in the Southern Louisiana waters offers an abundance of opportunities to reel in an impressive variety of fish. This area is where the mighty Mississippi River converges with the Gulf of Mexico, creating a picturesque landscape of twisting bayous, ponds, and rivers. These diverse waterways provide a thriving ecosystem for numerous exciting fish species. The inshore waters, particularly, boast a rich population of fish during specific times of the year, thanks to the presence of oil rigs and deep canyons that serve as their ideal habitats. Depending on the season, you can expect to fill your boat with an array of catch including redfish (both bull and slot redfish), sheepshead, black drum, speckled trout, triple tail, flounder, red snapper, cobia, spanish mackerel, and more. For further information about our fishing charters, feel free to give us a call and discover the incredible fishing experiences that await you.

For more than 19 years, Captain Chad’s charter in Venice has been dedicated to helping customers achieve personal records and catch trophy fish. Whether you’re an experienced angler or new, we ensure that your day on the water will be enjoyable and filled with success. Venture down to Venice, Louisiana, and witness firsthand why Captain Chad and Southern Access Charters are recognized as the leading fishing guides in Louisiana.

Located in Venice, LA., fishing in the Southern Louisiana waters offers an abundance of opportunities to reel in an impressive variety of fish. This area is where the mighty Mississippi River converges with the Gulf of Mexico, creating a picturesque landscape of twisting bayous, ponds, and rivers. These diverse waterways provide a thriving ecosystem for numerous exciting fish species.

The inshore waters, particularly, boast a rich population of fish during specific times of the year, thanks to the presence of oil rigs and deep canyons that serve as their ideal habitats. Depending on the season, you can expect to fill your boat with an array of catch including redfish (both bull and slot redfish), sheepshead, black drum, speckled trout, triple tail, flounder, red snapper, cobia, spanish mackerel, and more. For further information about our fishing charters, feel free to give us a call and discover the incredible fishing experiences that await you.

For more than 19 years, Captain Chad’s charter in Venice has been dedicated to helping customers achieve personal records and catch trophy fish. Whether you’re an experienced angler or new, we ensure that your day on the water will be enjoyable and filled with success. Venture down to Venice, Louisiana, and witness firsthand why Captain Chad and Southern Access Charters are recognized as the leading fishing guides in Louisiana.

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Here are a Few Photos From Recent Venice, LA Fishing Trips

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Why Go Fishing Catch Fish With Us?

Great
Memories

You only live once! At Southern Access Charters, we specialize in assisting our customers in crafting unforgettable fishing adventures. Experiences spent on the etch themselves deeply into one's memories, creating enduring moments in a person's life. As fishing revolves around the art of forging shared memories, the experience of catching fish is truly enriched when shared with friends and family.

Experienced
Captains

Captain Chad has been immersed in the world of fishing since childhood, being born and raised in a family deeply rooted in this trade. With a remarkable track record of over 30 years navigating these waters and 19 years as a licensed fishing guide, his expertise is unmatched. We prioritize the well-being and enjoyment of our guests, ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and comfortable day on the water.

Everything's
Provided

Our state-of-the-art 24' sportfishing boat boasts modern conveniences, including a restroom, premium gear, and cutting-edge electronics. We take care of all the essential details, from providing dead bait, tackle, fishing licenses, a skilled captain, refreshing drinks, snacks, and ice, to filleting and packaging your fresh catch at the end of the trip. Live bait is available at an extra charge.

Coolers Full
of Slabs

We encourage you to harvest an appropriate number of fish for a few delicious meals or to bring home a satisfying bounty. Nonetheless, we prioritize and promote the practice of catch and release. If you have your sights set on species, Captain Chad can customize a plan to ensure an action-packed day, yielding ample catches to make your muscles burn and full coolers of fresh fish fillets.

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Ready to Book a Trip of a Lifetime? Call (504) 270-5986

What We’re Catching On A Daily Basis

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Redfish - Bulls & Slots

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Speckled Trout

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Sheepshead

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of fish can I expect to catch when using Southern Access Charters?

What fishing opportunities are available with Southern Access Charters?

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How many anglers per boat, how long is the fishing trip? And what times do the trips depart and return?

Our boats can accommodate 1 to 4 anglers each, and we have additional boats and captains available for larger groups. On average, our charter trips last around 6 to 8 hours, from departure to return (dock to dock). Departure times is typically between 5-6 am, with afternoon returns around 1-2 pm.

What does the trip price with Southern Access Charters include?

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