Catch Prized Red Snapper Near Venice, Louisiana

On a Charter Fishing Trip with Captain Brett Ryan

Red snapper are arguably the most coveted variety of reef fish that we catch on our charter fishing trips of Venice, Louisiana. Maybe it’s because their white, flaky flesh tastes great no matter how you cook it (either filleted or on the “half shell”). But we think it’s because they’re just so much fun to catch! Rig fishing for red snapper offers fast action and tough fights, all wrapped up with a tasty reward at the end.

The Red Snapper Natural Habitat

The waters off the coast of Venice, Louisiana make the perfect location for a trophy red snapper hunt. While there are plenty of these fish available under ten pounds that inhabit shallower waters, the larger snappers stick to deeper spots, sometimes hundreds of feet bellow the surface.

Red snapper typically live under or within structures that are far off the coast and deep into the water. This makes the gulf waters off of Venice, Louisiana the perfect habitat because here are many drilling ships, oilrigs, and other large structures which lie just off our coast. Captain Brett will take you right to the best snapper hotspots for your fishing expedition.

The Venice, Louisiana Red Snapper Fishing Experience

There are many choices for red snapper fishing, using everything from live bait, cut bait and even artificial lures. Anglers have the option to drop deep and bottom fish, or to chum the water to bring snapper to the surface. Talk to Captain Brett to find out what sort of fishing adventure you would like, and there is a good chance we will find a rig or spot that fits in perfectly.

Another great part of snapper fishing is that you don’t always have to go far offshore, making it a great day for new anglers, families and those who tend to get seasick. We often catch snapper at nearby rigs, sometimes less than 5 miles from shore.

While snapper is generally a smaller species of fish as compared to the tuna, it is certainly not uncommon to catch one that is over thirty pounds, especially when fishing near a Louisiana oil rig. There is, however, a legal limit of only two per angler per day. If you want to keep fishing after you have reached your bag limit, there are many other great reef fish in the area, such as mangrove snapper or grouper.

Your fishing captain will direct you toward all of the best spots for Louisiana sport fishing, many of which only our highly experienced crews know about.

Contact us today to set up your unforgettable red snapper charter fishing trip out of Venice, Louisiana with Captain Brett Ryan.

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