How To Catch Red Snapper (Venice Louisiana) (Oil Rigs)

How To Catch Red Snapper (Venice Louisiana) (Oil Rigs)
How to catch Red Snapper (Venice Louisiana) (Oil Rigs)

Explore the most wondrous waters of the world for fishing. Louisiana’s 3,000 miles of shoreline give even the most avid fisherman an unrivaled experience. The lakes, marshes, and gulf waters of the coast offer some of the most liberal catch limits in the country, meaning anglers can collect more fish than in any other place in the continental United States. Whether cruising down a bayou, led by a guide who chronicles folklore and history, or headingout for an exhilarating offshore charter boat adventure, anglers are invited to the thrill of Louisiana fishing. Red snapper, lemon fish, grouper, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, cobia, wahoo, amberjack, king mackerel, redfish and speckled trout are among the fish caught in these waters.
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I had a great time visiting what is known as “the end of the world”….
My wife and I traveled to Louisiana to visit her friends who moved from here and invited us to stay a week…
We enjoyed the experience of the “crawfish boil season” it was a blast and delish!
While we were making plans to travel, I had a fellow angler Chris A Boyd recently reach out to me about one of my videos in Pensacola “The second annual fathers day fishing weekend” trip.
Chris sent me pictures via email about his reports in Venice and wanted me to come out to get the experience!
I’m sure you know where this is going at this point… So while my wife and I were there, I ventured out for the day and Experienced Venice Louisiana’s Fishery with Chris and had the opportunity to produce a featured episode about him and his report and needless to say as you will see it in the video, I had a BLAST!
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Louisiana is called Sportsman’s Paradise for a reason. Our state has the best fishing in the world and the good news is you can catch fish in Louisiana 365 days a year and with our liberal limits there will be plenty for you to bring home.
Louisiana offers some of the finest saltwater fishing in North America! In fact, the Louisiana Gulf Coast is known world over for providing a wide variety of saltwater fish and fishing experiences, the likes of which are hard to find anywhere else.

Fifty years ago you could ride out many places along Louisiana’s Coast and rent one of the hundreds of wooden skiffs available at a number of locations. Visit inside, where there usually was a bar and maybe a lunch counter, and you’d see the walls adorned with photos of weekend fishermen and their catches. Those photos always included a few nice sized tarpon, speckled trout, redfish, or whatever the prized local catch was.

Today, many people bring their own boat or charter a trip with a local guide. But the fishing is just as great and the fish caught are the same as those their grandfather’s caught many years ago.

You can choose a morning’s outing close to home in the shallows and flats or you can enjoy a couple of days working baits with an off shore charter captain taking you out in deeper water fishing. No matter which type of fishing you prefer, you are bound to have some fun and catch some fish. And if you’re smart, you can even plan a day to try both deepwater and shallow water all in the same day!
Louisiana offers offshore fishing opportunities to target:

Trigger Fish
Amberjack
Grouper
Barracuda
Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna
Bonita
White and Blue Marlin
Mahi-Mahi
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo
Sailfish
Jack Crevall
Cobia
Many different species of Snapper including:

Red Snapper
Vermilion Snapper
White Snapper
Mangrove Snapper
Lane Snapper
Where to Go

The Louisiana coast is covered from one end to the other with great places to fish. You can start with exceptional shallow water fishing in and around Lake Pontchartrain surrounding St. Tammany Parish. This area includes Lake Borgne and Chandeleur Sound. If you are traveling to the area for business, you can easily find a guide to take you out to one of these areas.

Move a little south and you will find Plaquemine’s Parish – home to Buras, Empire and Venice – all of which offer direct access to both shallow and deep water saltwater fishing including the famous “Midnight Lump”. Head west from the Plaquemine’s Parish and you will find Cocodrie, LA in the Houma area. There is not a native Louisiana fisherman worth his bait who has not heard of Cocodrie. If you don’t know the area, finding an experienced and seasoned charter captain is easy.

Farther to the west, for Louisiana that is, you won’t find better fishing than in the Calcasieu Estuary. The Calcasieu River and Ship Channel from Lake Charles to the Gulf of Mexico to offshore provide some of the finest saltwater fishing in the state. There are plenty of guides who can show you the way if you need help and this area is just a few hours from Houston making it a short drive even from Texas.
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