There is simply no other place on earth with better snapper fishing grounds than Venice, LA. The nearshore Gulf of Mexico waters are teaming with American Red and Mangrove snappers – it’s common to catch the limit within two hours of fishing – sometimes faster.
Just offshore from Venice, LA is a vast array of pumping stations, which provide the perfect structure for enormous schools of voracious American Red Snappers. Considered to be the “best eating” fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
Snapper Fishing Charters are the ideal experience for families who are interested in “filling the cooler” but are not well suited for the intensity of chasing tuna or wahoo fishing, more than 40 miles offshore. Catching the limit of American Red Snapper and Mangrove Snappers is a fast-paced, satisfying, and memorable fishing experience for anglers of all ages, and skill levels. Red snappers are typically caught on light to moderate fishing tackle while bottom fishing, which makes for an exciting battle.
American Red Snapper and Mangrove Snapper (among other bottom and structure-based species in the Gulf of Mexico) can be caught year-round, but there is a specific season in which anglers are allowed to keep fish. The American Red Snapper population is tightly regulated, in order to protect this species from being overfished. Before booking a snapper fishing charter in Venice, LA, please call Captain Hunter to confirm that the Red Snapper season is open.
Casting topwater lures to pelagic fish that are aggressively feeding on the surface is an unparalleled thrill in the world of sportfishing. Predatory fish that actively feed on surface baits are ferociously powerful and often attracted to the “injured” motion a lure can present when skipping across the surface. This fishing style requires long-distance casting and rapid retrieval of large lures – making use of heavy-duty spinning tackle which can withstand immense pressure. Many pelagic species caught at the surface can be extremely acrobatic once hooked. Watching a “fired up” fish charge a surface lure is an incredible experience that should not be missed.
Just off the coast of Venice, LA, where the Mississippi opens into the Gulf of Mexico, nearshore pumping stations, shipwrecks, rockpiles, and submerged pipelines provide sanctuary to enormous schools of snappers.Just off the coast of Venice, LA, where the Mississippi opens into the Gulf of Mexico, nearshore pumping stations, shipwrecks, rockpiles, and submerged pipelines provide sanctuary to enormous schools of snappers.
Tightly Regulated Season. Typically Spring or Summer Months. Size Restrictions and Quantity Restrictions Apply.