Chase Billfish off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

With Captain Brett Ryan in Venice, Louisiana

Billfish are the ultimate big game fish, and are coveted by nearly all sport fishermen. Seeing the lines go down, and reeling in a blue or white marlin is an experience that you will never forget as these fish are not only known for being incredibly large, but also for providing a legendary fight.

Venice, Louisiana is a great place to target billfish. And no one gives you a better day on the water than Captain Brett Ryan!

Off the gulf coast of Louisiana, we typically target white or blue marlin on our offshore charter fishing trips. The smaller white marlin are great for light tackle action. But the giant blue marlin has no equal, and can put up a big fight that has been known to last for hours. It’s just a question of who will give up first – you, or the fish!

What to Expect from Louisiana Billfish

When chasing these types of fish, you have to be willing to put in the time and effort to really hunt for them. They are highly migratory fish that often travel alone, making them very elusive.

Billfish are most frequently found off the coast of Venice, LA in the deep waters near the continental shelf. They tend to meander through areas where a large number of baitfish can be found. On days when we are able to locate a good, clean rip line, we will often spend time trolling that rip as marlin are often nearby.

The Unique Marlin Fishing Experience

Fishing for marlin, or any other large billfish, is an experience unlike any other. These fish can be well over 100 inches and length, and easily over 1,000 pounds. It can be next to impossible for an angler to reel in a Marlin if they do not have the right crew, boat, and support behind them.

This is when our services make a billfish catch and release possible. We provide the right bait that will appease these finicky eaters, the boat, tackle, leaders, lines, and other necessary equipment in order to give you the support you need.

Of course, you also have an experienced captain as a crucial resource. Captain Brett and his crew provide the knowledge necessary to support you as you are attempting to reel in the catch of your life.

If you are interested in catching a massive billfish, including a white or blue marlin, off the coast of Venice Louisiana, contact us today to line up your dates for a charter fishing trip.

Contact Information

237 Sports Marina Rd
Venice, LA 70091

Telephone:(504) 231-1842

From Our Facebook Page

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Summertime in this here in the fishing is off to a great start! Here is the report from my Lodge.

Summertime is here!!!! Had an amazing Memorial weekend with the Fairbanks group. These guys have been fishing Memorial weekend with me for eight years now. And we always have a blast! Not forgetting the other trips they take here during the year as well!!
With tropical storm Alberto bearing down on us for the weekend we made the decision to take a quick Friday afternoon trip and not run offshore on Sunday. Friday afternoon we made a quick limit of mangrove snapper and headed back to the lodge for dinner. On Saturday we ran off shore in search of tuna. In the morning we added a couple of black fin tuna to the box then made a short stop to catch our limit of Amberjack. We then headed to pull trolling baits on the rip line. We ended up catching 114 pounds of what was left of probably a 150 pound yellowfin tuna that the sharks decided to take a few bites out of. Calling it a day after some great fishing we headed back to The Waypoint for a crawfish boil that evening. By this time tropical storm Alberto was making his presence known in Destin and far away from us. Even though it was too rough to go offshore on Sunday Captain Rok of Venice Guide Service Took the guys out inshore fishing for redfish. And they had a blast quickly catching their limits between two boats by 11 AM.

We hope everyone had as wonderful of a memorial day weekend as we did here in Venice. The summer is just starting and we have a few months left of some excellent fishing give us a call to get in on the action!

Capt Brett Ryan
Venice, La