Oil Rigs Fishing in Venice, Louisiana

On a Charter Fishing Trip with Captain Brett Ryan

Locals know it, and fishermen travel from all over the world to fish the many oil rigs located just off the coast of Venice, Louisiana. Off the coast of Louisiana, there are over 3,700 rigs, and each one is a great place for a day of fishing in the gulf, as these rigs attract a variety of fish species.

There are many breeds of fish that are attracted to these structures, including:

  • Red Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Lane or Beeline Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Wahoo
  • Kingfish
  • And many others

The oil rigs act as giant manmade reefs out many miles off the Louisiana coast, and create a great habitat for small baitfish. This in turn attracts larger species of fish – the tasty ones that we are after! The rigs in shallower waters may sometimes produce a quick limit, while other times it may be better to target rigs in deeper waters, over fifty miles of the coast, when looking for larger fish.

What to Expect from Your Louisiana Rig Fishing Charter

First of all, we will supply not only a great boat, but also all of the equipment you will need during your day of fishing. From leaders to tackle, to live bait, to lines, you will have all of the gear necessary for a great catch, right at your fingertips.

Not only will you have the equipment you need, but also get the experience of Captain Brett Ryan who will take you right to the best fishing spots in the gulf. We have the advantage of having navigated these fishing waters many times before, and we know where the popular and lesser known fish gathering spots are located. If you are targeting a specific variety of fish, let us know and we will design a trip that will increase your chances of having a great catch.

Contact us today to reserve your date for an oil rig fishing charter off 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