Venice, La., charter fishing seasons
Winter – January-March
Winter charter fishing in Venice, La., brings us big tuna and our best wahoo fishing of the year. We generally troll for the wahoo and chunk for the tuna. It tends to be a little rougher this time of year but the good news is we don’t have to travel as far to get them. As a bonus, there are usually plenty big blackfin tuna and amberjacks to be had in the same areas.
Spring – April-May
Spring charter fishing in Venice, La., is usually when the tuna tend to get a little smaller but can be very plentiful. At this time, we employ a variety of techniques for catching fish including trolling, chunking and live baiting. There are still some wahoo around and the bonus is the dolphin (mahi mahi) show up in good numbers in May.
Summer – June-August
Summer charter fishing in Venice, La., is our most consistent time of year for good weather conditions. The tuna are usually very consistent and we start fishing a lot more live bait. The dolphin fishing can be spectacular and we usually cross paths with a few marlin. The season also opens up more variety of species to fish. Snapper (red and mangrove) fishing is incredible and grouper and cobia are around also.
Fall – September –November
Fall is Captain Jonathan Ruffin’s favorite time of year to fish because there are plenty of big tuna in close and the school size tuna are still readily available at the floaters. Many 150-pound-plus tuna are caught behind shrimp boats and oil rigs in 200 to 500 feet of water. This is truly the fight of a lifetime.
Come enjoy an easy day catching fish on Lake Ponchartrain, only 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Lake Ponchartain is well known as one of the best big speckled trout fisheries in the U.S. We also catch a wide range of other species including redfish, black drum, flounder and sheepshead. We can take up to four passengers on our 22’ bay boat.