Captain Zach Lewis has been in love with the water for as far back as he can remember. Born and raised in Ocean Springs, MS, his family had him out on the water since birth. He grew up fishing and hunting with his dad at every possible opportunity. And now, he provides these services professionally to anglers and outdoors folks who wish to have an excellent time on open water out of Venice, LA.
His boat, the Freak Show, is a 37ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran, powered by quad Mercury 350s. He believes in offering his customers the best possible accommodations. His boat is not only fast and fuel-efficient, but also offers a comfortable ride and ample room.
The boat sports the latest in Simrad electronics, Mercury outboards, and tackle by Shimano and Mustad.
Zach is a member of Simrad Pro Staff.
He's also a decorated tournament captain, who has led his team to multiple first place finishes across the Gulf Coast. His competitive drive carries over to his daily charters, where he strives to give customers the best fishing experience possible.
Captain Zach says:
I like to keep everything on my boat but the kitchen sink. When you fish with me, we're prepared!
Fishing out of Venice is like nothing else. Such a rich fishery. So many options and opportunities.
Zach says he's had a drive to be successful no matter what life throws at him. He found a competitive spark in offshore fishing, and turned this into a rewarding career. Among his favorite charters? He says, "I like taking children and families. I like taking novices. We can give them our advice, and when they listen we help them bring big fish to the boat. It's a fun experience that I know will last a lifetime."
He lives in Ocean Springs, MS, with his wife Jacqueline, who is a teacher at Ocean Springs High School. When he is not fishing, Zach cherishes spending time with his family and hopes to one day pass on his love of the water to his son.
What attracts him to being a charter captain is a love for the ocean, a natural curiosity and respect for fish and all aquatic species, and "the opportunity to make people happy." Says Lewis, "there's nothing like seeing a customer on your boat, grinning from ear-to-ear, knowing that you helped them make that smile."
Smiles abound when people fish with Capt. Zach. He has a good natured attitude, and is dedicated to making sure his charters are fun.
Lewis fishes aboard the f/v Freak Show, a 37 ft. Freeman. Like all MGFC vessels, the Freak Show is outfitted with gear from our sponsors such as Shimano, Mustad, Simrad, Seguar, and others.
Book now with Zach Lewis, and experience the best the Gulf has to offer.
Trips are $1700 + fuel per day. Fuel averages 150-200 gallons per trip. Note: A 3.5% surcharge is added to all credit card orders. Deposits must be paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.