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I am planning on fishing in October, offshore for palagics, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kings, etc..

I know Venice is stellar for targeting these animals, but offers little for the non-fisherman (wives, girlfriends, etc.). Also, on blow days it offers little in entertainment and restaurants. I am not interested in fishing for Reds and trout.

With that said, can I have equal success fishing out of Grand Isle offshore?

The Mississippi offers protection on the route south to the rigs and shrimp boats. How far would I have to travel to get to productive rigs and water from Grand Isle in October?

Please feel free to offer comments on bait, fuel, lodging, food, etc...


October 12, 2017 at 9:35am


I'll be fishing in the Gulf, out of Venice starting in October and finishing in Port St. Joe in April.

I'd like to use the services of Hilton's, Rip Chart, or Roffer's.

I'd like your opinions of which is the most beneficial for finding Rigs, rip currents, temperature breaks, etc....

I should note my phone is an android.

Thanks for your help!

Capt. Ted

September 08, 2017 at 10:08am

We have four guys in Venice looking to go fishing Friday, 4/29.

Our boat and trailer had mechanical issues on the way down from Michigan. They won't be there until Saturday. So, we can only afford to cover expenses.

Contact: Capt. Ted 419/265-0126

April 27, 2016 at 7:36am
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle vs. Venice in response to a report titled: Grand Isle vs. Venice

Thanks pointealahache23.

Yes, we always go the first week of October to Venice. As our family grows, we are looking for a more family friendly area, beyond just a fish camp.

I'd like to also hear from the Grand Isle captains.

Are the tuna behind the shrimp boats any closer to Grand Isle this time of year?
Can the bigger, faster boats reach the tuna from Grand Isle?
How are the marinas, bait shops, restaurants over by Grand Isle?

October 13, 2017 at 9:55am
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