Captain Matt Miranda
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Venice, LA
- Product code: CMM
Captain Matt Miranda grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, and spent plenty of time fishing the salt marshes and bayous which surround New Orleans, and South Louisiana. From his earliest days of fishing on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, to his first trips in a bay boat, and now as a licensed captain running in the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, one thing was sure to Matt, "these fishing trips we all take, it's about making life long memories."
And life long memories is what you'll get when you book an offshore trip with Captain Matt.
"Look, I'm here to help customers have a good time. I'm here to teach people what to look for, help them learn some technique, and to enrich their experience in a way that gives them memories that last," says Matt. "Best way for me to do that is deliver."
On that note, Matt says if you book with him, he's got one phrase of advice for you when making your decision:
"I'm a go big or go home, kinda guy. I like things fast, action packed, and loud. IF we're gonna do it; we're gonna do it. If you and your group are the kind of folks who like to cut up, and have a good time, I'm your captain. Let's roll."
Matt has been a licensed charter captain running offshore trips in Louisiana, since 2015. He knows the Gulf of Mexico as well as anyone around, and he's got the skins on the wall, so-to-speak.
"Biggest tuna I ever caught was a 258 lb yellowfin - it was a beast! And, everyone in the boat shared in that joy."
In addition to big yellowfin, Matt has hauled in plenty of swordfish, wahoo, and marlin.
He made a name for himself pretty quickly, and has been an affable and constant fixture on the Venice fishing scene ever since. Customers who fish with Matt give high praise — "best trip ever," "What a fun guy!", "I had no idea how good this could get, but Wow! Matt really put us on the fish."
When asked what's the best thing about fishing in Venice, Louisiana, Matt says it's the sheer variety of the fish. "We can go for everything from mangrove snapper to marlin in a day, and … it's tuna time, almost all-the-time."
Charter trips are $2,300 + fuel per boat, per day. Each boat holds up to six passengers (booked in one group).
Note: A 4% processing fee is charged to all credit card orders.
Charter trips are booked online and secured with a credit card.
Deposits must be paid by credit card.
Balances on each trip may be paid by cash or credit card, day of the trip, with Captain - at the dock.
Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock
Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning at the dockHis boat, the f/v Wild Bill, is a Freeman Boatworks 42-foot catamaran.
It is powered by Mercury, and outfitted with the latest in Simrad electronics.
You'll note the vessel when walking up to the dock because it sports one of our awesome graphical wraps by Huk Gear.