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Venice Fishing

Venice Fishing

Venice, Lousiana has some phenomenal fishing and is frequently referred to as the Sportsman’s Paradise and Gateway to the Gulf. It is also one of the top destinations in the world to catch Yellowfin Tuna, giving it the nickname Tuna Town. From inshore fishing the marshes and flats, to offshore fishing the domes and oil platforms, Venice is indeed a fisherman’s paradise.

Fishing offshore Venice provides arguably the best Yellowfin Tuna fishing anywhere in the United States. The big ones are usually caught in the late winter and early spring, while the smaller ones are more plentiful in the summer months. You can also expect to catch Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish), Blackfin Tuna, Bonitas, and Wahoo, as well as a few Blue Marlin, Swordfish, or Bluefin Tuna, .

Bottom fishing will produce Amberjacks, many different species of Snapper and Grouper, along with Sharks. There are many reefs and platforms off the Venice coast so there is no problem finding a place to drop a line.

The Mississippi River Delta and it’s labyrinth of canals offer outstanding inshore fishing for Venice. You can expect to catch Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and Tripletail in these waters. Sight fishing and live baiting are popular methods for catching many different species.

Top Venice Fishing Spots

  1. AA East
    2/9/2017 9:39:13 PM - AA East (20478) is a gas/oil platform built by Whitney Oil & Gas, LLC and installed on 01/01/1960. AA East is considered a minor platform that stands in 65 feet of water and m

  2. A-VALVE
    3/14/2015 12:06:54 AM - A-VALVE (20320) is a gas/oil platform built by Kinetica Partners, LLC and installed on 01/01/1970. A-VALVE is considered a major platform that stands in 260 feet of water and

  3. sunday smackdown
    5/22/2016 5:37:12 PM - Arrived at 0530 and had my limit by 0700

  4. 89 - REMOVED
    2/9/2017 9:39:12 PM - 89 (20548) is a gas/oil platform built by Whitney Oil & Gas, LLC and installed on 01/01/1966. The structure was removed on 10/06/2012 and verified as clear on 09/06/2013. Sma

  5. SAT #42 - REMOVED
    2/9/2017 9:39:17 PM - SAT #42 (20283) is a gas/oil platform built by Whitney Oil & Gas, LLC and installed on 01/01/1958. The structure was removed on 09/20/2012 and verified as clear on 09/04/2013.

    2/24/2016 2:38:42 PM -

  7. I-QRT
    2/9/2017 9:32:35 PM - I-QRT (21273) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/1956. I-QRT is considered a minor platform that stands in 23 feet of water and may pr

  8. Flare Structure - REMOVED
    2/7/2018 7:53:45 PM - Flare Structure (22103) is a gas/oil platform built by Century Exploration New Orleans, LLC and installed on 01/01/1978. The structure was removed on 06/16/2020. Smaller piec

  9. Main Pass 138-B Jacket
    12/28/2012 12:18:25 AM - depth 154ft in site MP 138 Reef

  10. Heater Plf #2 - REMOVED
    2/7/2018 7:53:44 PM - Heater Plf #2 (22103) is a gas/oil platform built by Century Exploration New Orleans, LLC and installed on 01/01/2005. The structure was removed on 06/05/2020. Smaller pieces

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Venice Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Venice, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum

  2. Red Drum

    There is a 42.25% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 5335 Red Drum counted.

    Venice Red Drum Counts Chart


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 20.67% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 2610 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Venice Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  5. Red Snapper

  6. Red Snapper

    There is a 6.56% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 828 Red Snapper counted.

    Venice Red Snapper Counts Chart


  7. Blackfin Tuna

  8. Blackfin Tuna

    There is a 5.65% catch rate for Blackfin Tuna, based on 714 Blackfin Tuna counted.

    Venice Blackfin Tuna Counts Chart


  9. Sheepshead

  10. Sheepshead

    There is a 5.5% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 694 Sheepshead counted.

    Venice Sheepshead Counts Chart


  11. Yellowfin Tuna

  12. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 4.4% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 556 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Venice Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart


  13. Black Drum

  14. Black Drum

    There is a 2.43% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 307 Black Drum counted.

    Venice Black Drum Counts Chart


  15. Hardhead Catfish

  16. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 2.15% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 271 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Venice Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  17. Vermilion Snapper

  18. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 1.66% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 210 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Venice Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  19. Wahoo

  20. Wahoo

    There is a 1.23% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 155 Wahoo counted.

    Venice Wahoo Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 64 species of fish and 12628 fish counted for February around Venice.

To date, there are 121 species of fish and a total of 388227 fish counted for Venice and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1931 (92 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:47:11 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Venice Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Venice Fishing Reports

  • The Fireworks Are On The Water Fishing Out of Venice!
    7/11/2022 10:03:38 AM - We at Champion Charters would like to take a moment to remind you that we are thankful to be living in the GREATEST nation the world has ever seen: The United States of Ameri

  • It’s Lump Time: Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo Action in Venice!
    2/11/2021 8:26:02 PM - Venice Louisiana is known all over the world as the Yellowfin Tuna epicenter and is known for huge Yellowfins during February and March as we shift to fishing the legendary “

  • The Biggest Tuna’s of the Year!
    10/22/2020 9:02:59 AM - I just love our Fall Fishing Season here in Venice Louisiana. It means cool temperatures and more importantly…BIG TUNA! Our clients always ask “When is the best time to catch

  • It’s Time to Fall into Huge Yellowfin Tunas
    9/24/2020 8:51:07 PM - We’re now into the legendary Venice Louisiana Yellowfin Tuna bite and and fishing grounds have not let us down! We at Champion Charters continue to put our valued clients on

  • Yellowfins Up to Bat with Red Snapper on Deck!
    7/27/2020 12:06:32 AM - The legendary Venice Louisiana fishing grounds continue to deliver on Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish as well as other pelagic species. Champion Charters is OPEN FOR BUSINESS an

  • The Yellowfins are Marching into Venice for Spring
    3/3/2020 10:21:01 AM - The Venice fishery continues to live up to its legendary reputation and Champion Charters is here to put our anglers on the bite! The Yellowfin Tuna made an early appearance

  • Nighttime is the Right Time for Tunas!
    2/8/2020 5:01:23 PM - Venice Louisiana is known all over the world as the Yellowfin Tuna epicenter and is known for huge Yellowfins during February and March. Champion Charters is all over this re

  • The Yellowfins Start 2020 the Same Way we Ended 2019
    1/10/2020 6:30:52 PM - The ball has dropped in Times Square and the confetti has been swept up but the New Year’s celebration continues in Venice as the Yellowfin Tunas and Wahoo are partying like

  • Red Snapper Season is in Full Swing!
    7/6/2019 11:16:27 AM - Folks the Red Snapper fishing has been some of the best we’ve ever seen! With a little less than a month remaining in the 2019 Red Snapper season you need to book your trip w

  • Venice Tuna Fishing is Heating up For the Summer
    6/4/2019 6:56:06 AM - I can’t believe we are in June already and the fishing has been incredible. Not only are we covered up in nice tuna but there are also a lot of Mahi and wahoo around. While e

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Top Venice Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Venice Marina
    At Venice Marina we pride ourselves in customer service that is why we have such a large contingent of repeat customers. Fish where the locals fish!

  2. Delta Marina

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Top Venice Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Paradise Outfitters
    We are based in Venice, Louisiana, all the way down in southern Plaquemines Parish, nestled deep in the heart of the Mississippi River Delta. Home of the world famous year round tuna and wahoo fishing and increadible big game trolling and snapper fis

  2. The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company
    Yellowfin tuna Venice: Tag big fish with MGFC. Fish offshore in Louisiana with MGFC — the best in fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. When you book with us we guarantee it’s one of the best outdoor experiences you’ll ever have.

  3. Champion Fishing Charters
    Venice, United States Champion Charters the best Venice Louisiana Fishing Charters Company located in Venice Louisiana specializing in deep sea Tuna fishing trips. Our aim is to bring you to the fish as well as the helping you to catching them.

  4. Deep South Charters
    We fish out of Venice, Louisiana, which offers some of the best in the world! Here, we catch Yellowfin Tuna year round, with our tuna weighing an average of 50 to 150 pounds, some as big as 200 pounds.

  5. Venice Outdoors
    Nestled along the Mississippi Delta is Venice, Louisiana where some of the best fishing and hunting is found in the WORLD! Captain Brandon Ballay's only goal is to ensure that you relax, unwind, and have great experience catching quality fish and

  6. Cajun Culture Fishing Adventures
    Hello, I am Captain Herman DeMoll, jr, a fifth generation fisherman from Venice, La. If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime come and see what we have to offer at Cajun Culture Fishing Adventures. From bull reds to trout to memorable boat

  7. Go Long Charters

  8. Super Strike Charters
    Super Strike Charters specializes in corporate and private group clientele in search of only the finest in saltwater deep sea fishing charters. Based out of the Venice Marina in Venice, Louisiana, we take great pride in our ability to safely connec

  9. Reel Tite Fishing Guide Service LLC.

  10. Southern Exposure Inland Fishing Charters

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Top Venice Marinas

  1. Cypress Cove Marina
    World Class Fishing in Venice, Louisiana. Daily Charter Boats Available. Stay at the Lodge. Store your boat in a wet slip or dry stack.

  2. Venice Marina
    At Venice Marina we pride ourselves in customer service that is why we have such a large contingent of repeat customers. Fish where the locals fish!

  3. Delta Marina

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Latest Fishing Spots

State GI 17S
State GI 17S (2702) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/2000. State GI 17S is considered a minor pla
Gag Grouper 14038

Gag Grouper 14029

Yellowedge Grouper 12238

Warsaw Grouper 086

Warsaw Grouper 075

Red Snapper 34301

Red Snapper 33931

Red Snapper 33791

Red Snapper 33741

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Bouy Conditions

Station PILL1 - 8760721 - Pilottown, LA
February 8, 2023 10:30 pm CST
Location: 29.179N 89.259W
Wind Direction: S (180°)
Wind Speed: 13.0 knots
Wind Gust: 15.9 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1017.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 66.6°F (19.2°C)
Water Temperature: 46.6°F (8.1°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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