VENICE, La. – With its vast network of offshore oil rigs, extreme depths and a nutrient driven Mississippi River, Venice, Louisiana has been called one the most prolific fisheries in the world. At the southern most extreme point of the lower Mississippi River Delta, it is often compared to some of the world’s most famous fishing charter destinations such as Hawaii, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica.
But there was a time not too long ago when Venice was seen as just another sleepy little port in lower Plaquemines Parish. It was largely unheard of, except for employees in the offshore oil and gas industry and a handful of big-game anglers who owned fishing camps downriver. There seemed to be little need for a fishing charter service in Venice.
Today, the crew boats, supply ships and helicopters still come and go frequently. But Venice has seen a huge increase in the number of vessels with recreational applications.
New marinas and lodges have sprung up along State Hwy. 1, and thousands of bay boats and tournament-rigged sportfishing vessels have found new homes here at the mouth of the Mississippi River. This rich area is perfect for tuna fishing charters, dolphin fishing, wahoo fishing, kite fishing and best of all, the elusive Marlin.
After spending years in the marsh interiors and coastal areas of southeast Louisiana, Capt. Trey Pique discovered Venice. Already an accomplished speckled trout angler, Pique wanted to master offshore fishing. He was soon learning from some of the best in the country. From the beginning, it was the diversity of this area that impressed Pique the most.
“Whatever kind of fishing you want to do, you can find it in here,” Pique said. “From speckled trout to redfish, to snapper, tuna fish and blue marlin. You don’t have to look any further than Venice.”
Whether you’re looking for great tuna fishing, a relaxing afternoon of dolphin or wahoo fishing, the excitement of blue marlin fishing or the more adventurous lump or offshore oil rig fishing, look to Voodoo Fishing Charters. Plan your next offshore fishing charter right here in Venice, Louisiana, with Capt. Pique and his experienced crew.