Venice has a world of inshore and offshore fishing area. alot of it depends on what the river is doing.we catch a lot more reds in Venice and the size regs are better than Texas, 16-27 i think and you can keep more trout. if you're looking for reds i'd go there.
Venice does have a lot of reds, fun to sight cast fish over there. But one thing people tend to over look is the bay systems in their own backyard sometimes. Don't get me wrong. I like traveling to other places to fish. But in the last couple years our San Antonio Bay system has seen a huge increase in redfish. I believe this past year has been because of Cedar Bayou being opened. Last year alone I saw more schools of 100-200 fish, than I have seen since 2005. Here is a video I took while wading this past September. This school is probably 150 fish, all crashing shade. Down around Cedar Bayou this past fall huge bait clouds of shade ran the south shoreline.
Edited by Captain Nathan Beabout (01/30/1610:32 PM)
Venice is great for going off shore. Nothing in Texas comes close. About the only thing better is fishing on the Pacific Coast or Florida. But in shore fishing, IMO, Venice isn't even the best in Louisiana. Other lakes and bays get less pressure and have just as many fish. I love fishing in Louisiana, that's where I grew up, but is it really worth the drive? I live in Texas now and go back maybe once a year. Its fun, but fishing in Texas close to home, wins in my book.
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