If you are looking for a Redfish fishing guide and lodging in South Louisiana the Fish On Venice Lodge would be a good choice for you and your fishing buddies. We are located in Venice, Louisiana and our Fishing Charters are in the vast Mississippi Delta. So if you want to have a good time targeting Redfish (Red Fish, Reds, Red Drum, Spot Tail, Channel Bass, Sciaenops Ocellatus) and/or Speckled Trout (Specks, Spotted Sea Trout, Cynoscion Nebulosus) and other fish on artificial lures, then Fish On Guide Service will most likely work out for you.
Venice, Louisiana is the place to fish! The Gulf oil spill scared us but did not hurt the fishing. Here at the mouth of the Mississippi River it is for sure the Redfish capital of the world. A vast majority of my clients want to target the big Bull Redfish, and these big Redfish actually strike artificial lures better than live bait. Here in Venice, we have the brackish water that these 25 lb+ Redfish thrive in, and they stay in the area all year around. We catch these big bull Red Fish 12 months out of the year! Red fishing in Venice, Louisiana will become a tradition and you will be back!
I know that choosing a guide or charter captain can be difficult if you have not fished with them before. It is a roll of the dice. I do not have any big time credentials to impress you with. However, I do have a lot of satisfied fishing clients. One of the things I am knowledgeable about is fishing around the mouth of the Mississippi River. Everyday, the fishing conditions change, and we have to adapt to these conditions to be successful at finding the fish. Back in the day when I attended the Citadel, I remember being assigned to give a report on General Dwight Eisenhower. He was quoted as saying: "A plan is useless, but planning is invaluable." It sure is like that when it comes to fishing. We constantly have to adapt to different conditions Mother Nature gives us and figure out what the fish are doing for the day.
Most of my business comes from referrals from people that have had a good time fishing with me in the past. Take a look at my Louisiana fishing reports and the customers testimonials also, if you have a minute... These are the Fish my fishing charter service targets, using light tackle fishing gear, in the Venice area: Red Fish or Redfish, Speckled Trout and Tripletail (in season) in the fertile delta at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Because of their location at the mouth of the river, the Venice LA fishing grounds attract so many fish that it makes me look like a phenomenal fishing pro Wink. The truth is, after first fishing the area since 1991, and being a USCG licensed fishing guide since 2003, I've learned the marsh and the river system surrounding Venice LA. I know the fish patterns and I check the weather conditions, so I can put you on the fish. I really enjoy taking folks out to catch the Red Fish, also called red fishing or redfishing and Speckled Trout (Specks). If you are a beginner, no problem. I will teach you how to get the fish hooked and netted. If you have experience, great, you can probably show me a thing or two that you may have learned fishing somewhere else in the world.
I think there are a couple of things that make my guide service different that some others. First, I am not, nor do I want to be an "industrial scale" sportfishing operation. I don't want to be a booking agent. If you book a trip with me, you are fishing with me. I know other guides I can set you up with if I am booked on the dates you need. I just want to enjoy making a living doing what I like best. Second, I get excited when my clients get excited catching fish, especially the big Redfish. I makes me happy. Though being a guide is hard work, I have a good time being on the water. I value my days off as well.
Don't worry, Captain Shawn will never get mad at anyone because they missed a fish. The fishing trip is about you relaxing and enjoying yourself, it's not about me being mister perfect..
You need a place to stay in Venice?
Fish On Guide Service can accommodate corporate fishing trips, large and small groups as well as family adventures. The Fish On Lodge is a first class place to stay if you want to spend the night in the Venice, LA area (it is rated the #1 place to stay in the area by me, Captain Shawn Wink). We offer fishing and lodging package deals for anglers who want to spend several days on the water. Why not make it a fishing vacation!
We, at Fish On Guide Service, want you to have the best time in Venice, and help us promote this wonderful fishing spot! No need to go too far, it's all here in Venice, Louisiana!
I look forward to have a great and memorable fishing day with you!
Capt. Shawn Lanier.