Meet your guide and host, Captain Bernie Frueh.

Capt. Bernie Frueh has been a U.S.C.G. certified guide since 2005 and has over 30 years experience fishing across the United States, from Minnesota to Canada, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Dakota, Illinois, the West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. He is extremely enthusiastic about the sport and has a vast fund of knowledge that will make sure you hook some great fish and have fun doing it.

Even though Capt. Bernie was a bass tournament angler, and then a Lake Michigan salmon charter captain based out of Waukegan, IL, saltwater fishing is his true passion. From catering to his guests needs, to preparing all meals and providing all lodging, Capt. Bernie loves everything about his job and the deep sea fishing he and guests do.

Capt. Bernie has fished all over the country, but he quickly learned Venice, Lousiana is unbelievable, and that it’s the real deal. Venice is one of the premier fishing destinations in the world due to the number of big fish, and abundance of fishing spots.

Ten years ago Captain Bernie left his boat in Venice on a permanent basis, and now calls the Delta his home waters.


Affiliations and Fishing History

  • U.S.C.G. Certified Captain 2005-Present
  • Licensed PADI Diver 2008-Present
  • Licensed Rescue Diver 2013-Present
  • Professional Bass Angler Minnesota Pro Am 1998-2006
  • Lifetime Member BASS Federation 1998-2006
  • Lake Michigan Charter Captain 2005-2016


Fishing Trip Information


Why You Should Fish With Us

  • Your host and captain, Bernie Frueh, has over 25 years of fishing experience on these waters.
  • We are professional outfitters that will ensure you have a safe, fun time.
  • Everything from meals to lodging is all provided for, and prepared by your guides!
  • We are located the same distance (southward) as most Canadian destinations.
  • Our prices are comparable to most Canadian trips.
  • Our fishing requires no passports.
  • We have generous fish limits and creels.
  • We fish all year long!
Experience the best fully guided offshore and coastal fishing charters in Venice Louisiana with Bite Me Sportfishing. All-inclusive Gulf of Mexico fishing trip packages include all meals and lodging. Catch tuna, swordfish, redfish, snapper, wahoo, mahi mahi and a number of other species off the shores of Venice, Louisiana, #1 sportsman’s paradise in the USA. What are you waiting for? Book now!