FAQ - Venice Louisiana Fishing Charters

Here are some common questions before booking a Venice Louisiana Fishing Charter.  Venice has some of the best Tuna fishing in the world and you can expect a top of the line experience with fishing with Champion Charters!

What accommodations do you recommend?


Do we bring our own cooler for food / drinks?

  • You may bring your own cooler, but we have one on board that you may use that will be full of ice for you

Do you get much Wahoo?

  • In the summer time, the wahoo pile up on the rips and we often catch them, however the Winter is much better if you want to target Wahoo.

How long is the trip?

  • 12 Hour Trips (6am to 6pm) – We generally fish until you are happy.

How many people can you accommodate?

  • 1-6 People

IMG_11526057111034What is included?

What can we expect to catch?  

  • Target Species: Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Various Snapper Species, Various Shark Species
  • Yellowfin Tuna are the primary target daily.
  • Click HERE for our seasonal species chart

What’s an average size tuna in Venice, Louisiana.

  • We target Yellowfin Tuna foremost.
  • Average tuna is 40 pounds with some fish exceeding 100 pounds
  • Tunas typically yield 70% of their total weight as meat
  • The bigger fish are typically caught in October and November.

How far do you go?

  • Depending on conditions, anywhere from 5 miles to 70 miles

How big is the crew? 

  • Typical crew is Capt. Chandler and a deck hand

Do you fish with live bait?

  • We use both live bait and dead bait. Many times the dead bait will out fish live bait when chunked and vice versa.  Leave it to Captain Chandler to decide what is best to use for the day you book.

IMAG0231How much does fuel cost? 

  • Usually on a day trip we will burn around a 130 gallons, give or take 25 gallons. Due to heavy Gulf of Mexico currents and changing river stages clean water will push in and out so some days we are forced to run a little further.  In my eyes if it takes an extra 30 gallons to fill the box so be it.

Are the trip kids friendly?

  • Kid’s under 16 are required to wear a life jacket. It is best that you bring your own fitted life jacket as the child will need to wear it the full length of the tip.
  • We do not take infants or kids under 7 years old. These are hardcore fishing trips that go about 12 hours and we ask your crew be ready for a hardcore fishing adventure.

Do I need to give you a deposit to reserve a trip date?

  • Yes. We require a $600.00 Deposit to reserve the date on our calendar
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal for Deposits
  • The Deposit is non-refundable unless Captain Chandler cancels due to weather or mechanical issues.

Is Captain Chandler a full-time Captain?

  • Yes. Captain Chandler lives to fish and fishes to live
  • You will be fishing with Captain Chandler and nobody else unless you require a 2 boat trip for a party of 6 people or more.

What kind of boat will we be fishing on?

  • Captain Chandler’s 36’ Yellowfin is one of the premier center console fishing machines on the water today
  • Brand new 2015 Triple Yamaha 300 HP.
  • We’re fast enough to beat everyone else to the fishing grounds
  • Safety and comfort is second to none

IMG_11302941286248What is required to book?

  • $400 deposit to hold the date
  • You will owe the remainder of the trip once we return to the dock

What if the weather is bad?

  • We will move your deposit around to a different date
  • If another date doesn’t work for you, we will refund the deposit

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

  • A deposit of $400 is required to hold your date.  All deposits are non refundable unless Captain Chandler has to reschedule due to weather or mechanical issues.
  •  If trip is cancelled within 24 hours of the date booked, full price of the trip will be required.
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