Call Captain Chad Rudolph (504) 270-5986

Call Captain Chad Rudolph
(504) 270-5986

Frequently Asked Questions About Venice, LA. Chartered Fishing Trips

What's included in your Venice fishing charter with Southern Access Charters:

What you need to bring:

What type of fishing techniques are used in Southern Louisiana?

Angling techniques include light tackle fishing, jigging, and trolling, while bottom fishing and drift fishing are also favored methods.

Which month is ideal for fishing in Venice?

The summer season is widely regarded as the prime time for fishing in Venice, LA and it is recommended to make reservations atleast 1 month ahead to secure a spot for your angling expedition.

Number of anglers per boat:

1 - 4 anglers per boat. We have multiple boats and other captains to accommodate large groups, contact us for more information


We have condos near the Venice Marina that can accommodate any group size.

Duration of the fishing trip:

Fishing charter trips with Southern Access Charters average between 6 - 8 hours (dock to dock).

Departure and return times:

Trips depart between 5 am - 6 am and return in the afternoon between 1 pm - 2 pm, depending on the time of the year.

Distance traveled:

Captain Chad will travel down the Mississippi Delta 8 - 10 miles and fish the passes and rock jetties that flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Also 1 - 3 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, depending on the time of year


Please refer to our booking calendar for dates and availability or contact us if you do not see your preferred date

Operating marina:

Venice Marina

Catch handling:

We ziplock bag your fillets. The Venice Marina can vacuum seal and ship your catch.

Expected catches:

Depending on the time of year, you can expect to catch redfish, drumfish, sheepshead, speckled trout, red snapper, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, Cobia, triple tail, sharks, flounder, and possibly more.

Kid-friendly trips:

Yes, we cater to all ages, including children and families!

Boat details:

You will be fishing on a top-of-the-line 24ft Key West Bay Reef with T-Top, GPS, radar, trolling motor, and power pole.

Weather conditions:

If the weather is going to be an all-day washout, we will contact you to consider a reschedule or cancellation. Captain Chad will monitor the weather and inform you ahead of time.

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