Redfish are the most abundant fish species located in the inshore and offshore regions of Venice, Louisiana. This area is known as the redfish capitol of the world thanks to the abundant population of these sport fish. From the small eater size specimens to the 40-inch-plus bulls, the fishing is world class.
The nutrient-rich and high fertility, and widespread habitat of the marshy Mississippi Delta has allowed redfish populations to thrive. Conservation practices have helped build their populations even greater. Additionally, this same area also harbors the redfish preferred food sources such as baitfish, crabs and shrimp.Venice, Louisiana redfishing is so popular that it brings in several recreational and tournament fishermen each year.
We catch redfish with live bait under floats, but they can be caught by sight-casting the shallows, topwater lures, plastics, and hardbaits. Spinning rods and reels are the preferred methods.