Offshore Fishing

The Ultimate Offshore Fishing Experience

Rates

Fishing trips leave out of Venice Marina, in Venice LA early in the morning and are available for groups of four, five and six anglers.

$1700.00 plus fuel for 1 to 6 anglers

Lodging is available at Venice Marina.

What to Bring

All gear necessary to catch fish are provided by the crew. Your responsibility as a customer is to bring sandwiches, snacks, and drinks for yourself and/or group. You may also want to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat/visor, rain coat and/or sweatshirt (for the morning run). Note that you should bring an ice chest to keep in your vehicle for returning home with your catch. You may also want to bring large zip lock bags and an extra filet knife in case you want to clean your own fish.

All Customers 16 and over will need a Louisiana fishing license. A 3 day charter pass can be purchased for $10 by calling 888-765-2602 or going to www.la.wildlifelicense.com

Tuna Fishing in South Louisiana

Yellowfin Tuna (aka: Yellowfin, Allison Tuna, Ahi) are found Gulfwide in the open sea away from shore. They are spawning and eating machines. No other fish can swim as far or as fast as tunas. Yellowfin tuna are common to 80 pounds and occasionally reach 200 pounds. Their maximum size is about 400 pounds.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on a offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Swordfish in South Louisiana

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 550 m (1,800 ft).

Cant Donnie has the expertise, experience and equipment to bring swordfish on the boat. You will enjoy this experience with Capt. Donnie and the Sea Cruiser.

Wahoo Fishing

Wahoo can be found Gulfwide, wherever blue water is found. Unlike the other members of the mackerel/tuna family which school or at least form small groups, wahoo are either solitary or found in very small, loosely associated groupsThey tend to be more common near banks (lumps), drop offs or weed lines. Wahoo can grow to 7 feet long and are relatively common at 50-75 pounds, and can exceed 100 pounds.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Dolphin Fishing

Dolphin (aka: Mahi Mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish) are found Gulfwide in all blue waters. Most commonly found near seaweed patches and rips, and floating objects. This fish may be one of the most colorful fish in the open Gulf of Mexico. It is azure blue to emerald green on its back, with cadmium yellow sides and a lighter belly. Small schooling dolphin, mixed with pompano dolphin, average under 3 pounds. Larger fish commonly run to 20 pounds with large males growing to over 50 pounds.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Marlin Fishing

The blue marlin ranges Gulfwide, near the surface in all blue waters. While this fish can be found almost anywhere, it is most common near weed lines and water temperature breaks, or where diapirs (lumps) or bottom canyons cause current changes. Usually under 400-500 pounds, although this species can grow to over 16 feet in length and nearly 2,000 pounds.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Amberjack Fishing

Amberjack are found Gulfwide, from nearshore waters out to depths of 300 feet and occasionally deeper. They come nearer to land in the southern part of the Gulf. Greater amberjacks are usually found near reefs, wrecks, artificial reefs, and in the northern Gulf of Mexico, offshore oil and gas platforms. Amberjacks are powerful fighters; large ones will test an angler’s endurance. They are most common at 20-50 pounds, but will reach 170 pounds.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Snapper Fishing

Red snapper are most common in the northern Gulf of Mexico, followed by the western Gulf and least common in southern Florida. Red snappers are caught more frequently in shallower offshore waters in the cooler months than in the warmer months. Red snappers are usually found in depths between 50 feet and 300 feet. The most common sizes are between 1½ and 10 pounds although fish in the low 30-pound range are not rare. The world record is 50 pounds, 4 ounces.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Grouper Fishing

Although there are many different types of grouper, The black grouper is most common in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, becoming less common westward, until only stragglers are found west of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is found in 30 to 400 feet of water. This fish will grow to 50 pounds, but most catches are 20 pounds or less. All the larger fish are males.

Whether heading down the Mississippi River or West through Red Pass, embarking on an offshore trip with Tails up Offshore Fishing Charters, is a fast paced exciting adventure that is sure to bring long lasting memories. Capt. Donnie will take you anywhere from 20 to 80 miles from Venice Marina to find fish.

Fish Descriptions by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries – LSU AgCenter

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