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Venice Louisiana fishing report

Capt. Shawn Lanier
January 4, 2017
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

Venice Louisiana Fishing Report.
January 4, 2017.

First of all, we want to wish you all our readers and customers a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!
It has been a while since I have given a fishing report for the Venice area, but that does not mean we have not been catching fish. Before Christmas the fishing was pretty good. December was fairly busy for us at the fish on lodge. We had some corporate groups fishing with us, as well as some tv show guys and just regular good folks who have known each other for years. They all came down for some of our big "BULL" Redfish action and we were able to deliver. We have had some days where the weather has been difficult as far as the rain, wind, and fog, so we have had to move around to different areas, but we have been finding the fish. Winter can be more difficult to fish than the rest of the year, but we catch some big Redfish during this time. We just have to be tougher this time of year. Overall, 2016 was a tougher year for fishing. Our best day for the big Redfish was 65 boated, and we had many days in the 35 to 50 fish boated, but we had some days we struggled to boat 10 fish. I don't think it's a long term thing, and I am confident that 2017 will be productive.
In December we had the "Hunting in the Sticks" guys fishing with us. Mark Stowe hosts the show. It is on the Pursuit channel. In this case we were "Hunting the big Redfish near the canes Sticks". We had three solid days of fishing while they were down filming. The first two days it took half the day to find the fish, but we hit pay dirt with some big Redfish. On the third day we found the fish early with good action. We left the fish biting. We were fishing with windy and foggy conditions a majority of the time, so we had to change locations every day, which is normal. I only wish we could go to the "sure thing" spot every day, but Mother Nature throws different conditions at us all the time and these Redfish move around. These big Reds just don't need structure, so they are on the move, which forces us to move and hunt them down. Some days are easier than others just like any other occupation.
2016 was a very busy year for us, and I really looked forward to the days I had off to regroup. I am thankful to be busy, but everyone needs a slow down. I am thankful for my other captain friends for giving me some great help on multiple boat trips. Today, my clients are Duck hunting with a fellow guide and we are going after the big Redfish tomorrow. The conditions look good for fishing tomorrow, so we are going to see how it goes. May you have a great 2017.

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Specialized in light tackle saltwater inshore fishing out of Venice Louisiana.Targeting: Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more.Lodging up to 16 people available. Open all year. You will be fishing out of a Sea Pro 23' Center Console Bay boat powered by a Yamaha 250 engine. We use top quality rods and reels.Visit our website for more info.

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Fish On Guide Service, LLC
PO Box 74
Boothville, LA 70038
Phone: 225-205-5353
Alt. Phone: 225-205-2752
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