Backwater Fishing in Venice LA

Backwater fishing in Venice LA offers some of the most incredible Red Fish, Speckled Trout and Flounder fishing there is.

Backwater fishing in Venice, LA, takes us fishing the flats, bayous, ponds, and through the numerous types of vegetation that surrounds our Delta. To fish these types of areas, we take our bay boats that have very shallow drafts to get into areas that hold fish. Most fish are caught fishing with artificial or natural bait under a cork. The most abundant species of backwater fish are  Red Fish.  They are very aggressive and make any anglers day.

The delta and coast line which is mostly Roseau Cane and Marsh surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, is home to an enormous population of Red Fish (drum).

They come in all sizes depending on the area you fish, from Bull Reds 15lbs. plus all the way down to the smaller 16-20 inch reds which are excellent table fare. Not only are they great eating but they put up a fight that most anglers will not soon forget. In the same areas we also catch Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Drum fish. Every once in a while the occasional green trout shows up as well. All months are excellent for inshoring fishing in Venice LA. The inlets, bays, and ponds that we fish are usually always calm and are protected from windy days most of the time, so your day on the water is very comfortable.

  • We can accommodate groups up to 4 anglers per boat, but 3 or less is ideal.
  • The day of fishing is usually about 8 hours, either casting artificial or natural bait under a cork or weight.
  • We fish from either a 24ft. Yellowfin Bay Boat or 25′ Black Jack Bay Boats that are perfect to fish our area.
  • You must provide your own food and drinks for the day.
  • We can accommodate large groups (30+ anglers).
  • Everyone 16 and older will need a La. Saltwater fishing license or a $10.00 charter pass (good for 3 days).
  • Live bait is available upon request at the market rate.
  • Fish cleaning and shipping is available at the Marina upon return.

Come try your hand at reeling in some of the best fish around with backwater fishing in Venice LA with SuperStrike Charters!

Pricing For Backwater Charters:

$750.00 for up to two people per boat.

$850.00 for three people per boat.

$950.00 for four people per boat.

Please call 985.640.0772 or you can use our website by clicking on the prices and reservations tab to book your trip!

Captains and Boats

Capt. Damon McKnight

Capt. Damon McKnight runs a 24ft. Yellowfin Bay Boat powered with a Mercury 350 Verado Four-Stroke. This boat is fully equipped with Chartplotter/GPS/Fishfinder. The boat also has Radar and AIS which is a must have for those foggy mornings.
March 7, 2016/by Damon McKnight

Capt. Alan Balladares

Capt. Alan runs a 25ft. Black Jack Bay Boat powered with a 350HP Mercury Verado to fish the inshore and coastal waters of Venice. Our inshore boats can fish up to 4 Anglers. We have oversized fish boxes for those anglers who prefer to catch and keep. The boats also have huge live wells for any live bait that is needed. If you don't want to pack your own ice chest our boats come equipped with large drink boxes if you prefer to use ours. We can take up to 4 anglers on this boat, but 3 or less is ideal.
January 28, 2018/by Damon McKnight

Capt. Stephen Crews

Capt. Stephen runs a 25ft. Black Jack Bay Boat powered with a 350HP Mercury Verado to fish the inshore and coastal waters of Venice. Our inshore boats comfortably fish up to 4 Anglers. We have oversized fish boxes for those anglers who prefer to catch and keep. The boats also have huge live wells for any live bait that is needed. If you don't want to pack your own ice chest our boats come equipped with large drink boxes if you prefer to use ours. We can take up to 4 anglers on this boat, but 3 or less is ideal.
May 13, 2019/by Damon McKnight

Capt. William Bradford

For Inshore trips Capt. William runs a 24ft. Blue Wave Bay Boat powered with a Yamaha 300 HP Four-Stroke. This boat is also equipped with all of the latest technology including radar for those early morning foggy days in the spring, Depth Sounder, Fish Finder, AIS, and VHF. This boat comfortably fishes 1-4 anglers with plenty of room.
May 13, 2019/by Damon McKnight