Why Venice, Louisiana is the Preferred Destination for Serious Anglers
<p>First, is the proximity to deep water. If you look at a map; one of the first things you realize is Venice Louisiana is located on that peninsula south of New Orleans. Being able to drive 70 or so miles on land puts you that much farther into the Gulf once you board a fishing vessel. That's right; when you leave port in Venice you already have a head start towards the deep canyon waters of the Gulf. Pelagic fish which include Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Blue-Marlin only live in deep nutrient rich waters that provide current, bait, and cover.
Second, is cover. Just offshore from Venice are massive oil and gas platforms, which act as an artificial reef. South Louisiana has more structure than any other region of the Gulf bar none. AND the other areas don't even come close to having the structure we have. Oil Rigs create their own eco-system and produce the safe environment bait fish like to hide among. And if you've been reading you remember bait fish bring the big fish…
So, Walla; you have the ingredients for world class fishing right here in Venice Louisiana.
Many people do not realize this, but Venice Louisiana has the best offshore fishing in the United States.