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Venice Louisiana Fishing Report

Capt. Shawn Lanier
January 14, 2017
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Venice Louisiana fishing report
January 14 2017

I had the pleasure of fishing with Darren, Judd, and Don from Venice, Florida this last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They originally were supposed to come fish last Fall but we decided to postpone fishing due to bad weather. We had descent weather this week, except for foggy conditions early on each day. We caught some really nice big Redfish, which is exactly what we were targeting, but we did not find many biting. We caught only nine "Bull" Redfish over a three day stretch. We had two just over twenty-six pounds, and some others over twenty. The bite was just lousy. We had some really low tides and a full Moon. I would guess the fish did not like the conditions. These guys fished really hard the whole time. They did not take breaks. They fish a lot at home, but cannot find big Redfish back around Venice, Florida. This week each of these guys caught the biggest Redfish they had ever caught, so they were happy about that. I sure do wish we would have had some solid fishing action while they were here. They said they wanted to come back this Summer to give it another shot. We can have some really productive days for the big Redfish in the Winter (just last week we did good), but June into November has more stable weather, which gives you more areas to try for fishing. I get asked a lot, "When is the best time to come fish for the big Redfish?". There is no honest answer to that question as far as I am concerned. We catch more during the Summer and Fall, but we catch some really big fish during the cold, nasty weather, but usually not as many.
It's almost noon here in Boothville, and the ships are still blowing their fog horns. The whole neighborhood has been fogged in today and yesterday morning. Fog horns all through the night. I have been hearing the Duck hunters shooting on the other side of the Mississippi River, and I can't imagine how those hunters see the Ducks in the Fog. I bet they end up killing plenty of Black Birds. Anyway, Capt. Pete is taking my clients fishing this week, because I have to have my boat worked on. He will probably do better than me anyway. We are usually not too busy this time of year, but we have a lot on the books for this mo

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nth and February. Hopefully, we can put everyone on some of these big Redfish and they won't get lock j

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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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