Offshore Fishing Charters in Venice, Florida

 Offshore fishing in Venice offers exciting action, catching Tarpon, Grouper, Lane Snapper, Gray Snapper, hogfish, King Fish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and many other fish.

These are just a few options available to you on a guided offshore fishing charter. Several species of fish are caught bottom fishing and it not uncommon to catch 10-15 different types of great eating fish in the same day. We use light tackle spinning rods on our bottom fishing trips so everyone has a rod in their hands and even the smaller fish, feel big. Our is equipment is always like new and is easy for everyone to use. 

In the spring and summer we offer Tarpon fishing on a “catch and release” basis and these fish can exceed 200lbs. Many think the Tarpon is the most exciting fish you can catch with fights lasting over an hour.

image of full-day deep sea fishing charters in Venice, Florida, on our boat in secret spots along the coastline

What to Expect on Venice Offshore Fishing Charters

When we aren’t bottom fishing, we do what is called Trolling. When trolling, the boat never stops moving as we drag both artificial and live bait in an effort to catch Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna and occasionally a Sailfish. There is always lots of action and all these fish are great eating.

Near the beach, we fish for Tarpon or the ” Silver King”. This fish is highly prized by many fishermen, the waters are a prime Tarpon area from May to November along the beaches. The Venice area is not as well known as other areas but many of us feel it is the best with lots of fish and few anglers.

On all our fishing charters, all skill levels are welcome. We love having beginners of all ages and do our best to teach everyone the proper techniques to help them catch fish.

When we get back to the dock, we fillet your catch and can recommend some local restaurants that will cook your catch in a variety of ways, for a great price so be sure to ask us about it !

Scales 'N' Tails Charters

Address: 131 Argus Rd Venice, FL 

Phone: 727-324-8997


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