Guided Fishing Trip Information

Bull Redfish on Guided Fishing Trip

Finding Redfish Guides or Redfish Charter Captains in South Louisiana and particularly in Venice is easy:there are many of us. Finding the one you will go with does take a bit of searching. We appreciate your interest.

Our Goals and How We Catch Speckled Trout and Redfish

Captain Shawn's goal as a fishing guide is for all his clients to have a chance at a fishing trip of a lifetime that they will remember as a positive experience. How do we achieve this goal? Well, the most obvious answer is to "catch fish", or better yet to catch "a limit of speckled trout or red fish". Don't worry, Captain Shawn will find fish to catch.However, there is more to it than catching fish.

This is what he says:

My # 1 goal is to get my clients to the fishing area and back to the dock safely. There are many hazards around the mouth of the Mississippi River like: fog, ships, ships waves, logs, electrical storms, high seas...The last thing we need is a collision with a log or any other problem. I have studied four years of Naval ROTC while attending The Citadel, and when I think of what I learned from that training it all leads back to one thing: safety. Fortunately, I have not had anyone injured on my boat or fallen overboard since I started fishing professionally.I can find safe areas to fish when the weather and the water are not cooperating.
I've had folks that have gone fishing with me that have commented that they had caught some nice speckled trout or redfish with other fishing guides, but the fishing guide was a jerk, so they are trying me out (most fishing guides are nice people by the way). I think that the most important thing for a client and fishing guide should do before a fishing trip is to communicate. What is it that you expect from the fishing guide? Does the client have any special needs or handicaps that need to be addressed? Please let me know if you have any special needs or particular expectations.


100_0576_640Targeting Specific Fish (Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum,Tripletail Etc.)

If a client wants to target a specific species of fish then I will direct my efforts toward catching that fish. Most of the time my clients want to target the big "bull' Redfish. Sometimes the Reds (Redfish, Red Fish, Spot Tail, Channel Bass) are biting, other times the Specks (Speckled Trout)  are biting, but I will try to get you what you want, the more fishing experience my clients have, the more fish they will catch and the more fishing spots we can explore. Most of the time we come back to the dock with an ice chest full of both, Redfish and Speckled Trout, and why not some Flounder or Tripletail too!

The creel limit for Redfish in Louisiana is 5 per person and the slot is 16 to 27 ". You may keep only 1 over 27" but it will go toward your limit of 5. 

The creel limit for Speckled Trout is 25 per person and they must be over 12".  

I specialize in light tackle inshore fishing but if you are interested in a bluewater trip from Venice to go after: Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Amberjack, Wahoo , Mako shark and more, I can arrange an offshore trip for you. Just let me know and I will set you up with one of our Venice Louisiana Tuna Fishing Charters or give you his info.

Don't forget to read my fishing reports: Venice Louisiana Fishing Report to learn more about what is going on in the best fishing area in the world!