Raymond Schmitt
Saltgrass Outdoors
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Raymond Schmitt

Venice, LA
Raymond Schmitt - Boat

Nearly seven-thousand square feet of elegance and delicacy, the Saltgrass Lodge in Venice, Louisiana is a beautiful antebellum-style home overlooking the Mississippi River. The home is located an hour south of New Orleans on the slender peninsula that forms the tip of the Louisiana boot and the mouth of the Mississippi river. A single highway hugs the western side of the river deep into the thick Louisiana marshland to the river’s end, the Mississippi river delta.

The home is a proud monument standing tall despite mother nature’s wrath. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina poured over the levee protection in south Louisiana. Flood waters rose to an astounding twenty-two feet in the interior of the then private residence that would become Saltgrass Outdoors first property. The flooding did not damage the resilient framework and in 2007 the structure was purchased by Saltgrass Outdoors and marked for a complete renovation. The post Katrina remodel was carefully crafted. Restoring and preserving southern Louisiana charm was paramount. The Lodge achieves a special type of nostalgic luxury with special consideration to classic Louisiana plantation architecture.

The lodge is now a quaint escape in the heart of bayou country Louisiana. Inviting rocking chairs on the wrap around porches keep watch over cargo and cruise ships navigating the currents of the Mississippi River. A cabana-lined pool deck, Jacuzzi bath, and gourmet meal complete the daily itinerary for visiting sportsmen and familes.

Saltgrass Lodge consists of four levels. The ground level is a covered open-air entertaining area that allows large groups a reprieve from the hot summer sun or inclement weather. Come dine on the Second Level where you’ll find the kitchen, dining and living rooms, as well as the Cypress Room- a cypress wood-lined room fit for card games . The level is also surrounded by a wraparound porch with French door entry and exit from all rooms. To the rear, an extended deck features an outdoor kitchen along with seating for dining or lounging. The Third and Fourth Levels are rooms and suites.

Inshore Fishing 
Saltgrass Outdoors provides all-inclusive excursion packages. All meals, accommodations, guides, & gear are included.

One full day of inshore fishing in the Mississippi River Delta, the most fruitful speckled trout and redfish waters in the Gulf of Mexico. All needed tackle and supplies are furnished along with a professional Coast Guard certified Captain and vessel. Vessels are 24 foot Skeeters with 250hp Yamaha motors. For guest of the Saltgrass Lodge, your Deli Sandwich or salad selection is prepared and packaged prior to departure then served on board during the trip. Each vessel accommodates four anglers.

*NOTE: 3% UPCHARGE ON ALL CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS.

To insure that you have an enjoyable fishing trip, you should bring the following items with you.
•Current Louisiana Fishing License
•Lunch | Drinks | Snacks
•Rain gear
•Polarized Sunglasses
•Sunscreen and a hat
•Camera
•Ice chest to take your catch home
•Warm clothing (it’s cooler as the boat is moving)

Out of state anglers may purchase a $5.00 Charter Trip License that is valid for three consecutive days. Visit the State of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website or by telephone at 1-888-765-2602.

Inshore Pricing 
2 anglers per vessel... $600
3 anglers per vessel... $700
4 anglers per vessel... $800

Offshore Fishing 
One full day of Offshore Fishing on the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico is everything that you have envisioned. From Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna to Wahoo and Mahi Mahi you will be surrounded with the biggest and most beautiful fish and action available to anglers the world over. Saltgrass runs the finest offshore fishing vessels available to optimize speed, comfort, and safety. Vessels included a 39′ Sea Vea with triple 350hp motors – 36′Yellow fin with double 350hp motors – 33′ Palmetto with double 250hp motors.

For guests of the Saltgrass Lodge, your Deli Sandwich or salad selection is prepared and packaged prior to departure then served on board during the trip. Each vessel accommodates up to six anglers.

Maximum six anglers per offshore vessel. Offshore fishing prices do not include fuel cost. Fuel divided among anglers in group

*NOTE: 3% UPCHARGE ON ALL CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS.

To insure that you have an enjoyable fishing trip, you should bring the following items with you.
•Current Louisiana Fishing License
•Lunch | Drinks | Snacks
•Rain gear
•Polarized Sunglasses
•Sunscreen and a hat
•Camera
•Ice chest to take your catch home
•Warm clothing (it’s cooler as the boat is moving)

Out of state anglers may purchase a $5.00 Charter Trip License that is valid for three consecutive days. Visit the State of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website or by telephone at 1-888-765-2602.

Offshore Pricing 
Up to 6 anglers per vessel... $1200 - Fuel not included.


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