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Captain Wade Wells × × × × × × SOLD OUT
Captain Wade Wells

Captain Wade Wells

Fish with Capt. Wade Wells at The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company. $2300 + fuel per day for an offshore charter on a 37-foot Freeman. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day Capt. Wade looks forward to having you on board.

Fish with Capt. Wade Wells at The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company. 

$2300 + fuel per day for a blue water, offshore charter in the Gulf of Mexico out of Venice, LA.

Capt. Wade looks forward to having you on board his 37-foot Freeman. 

Wade has won and placed in a number tournaments, and truly enjoys showing his customers a memorable trip through his incredible passion for fishing in the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Wade was raised in Mississippi and Florida, but knew almost all along that he wanted to run offshore charters out of Venice. When asked why, he says, … "because Venice is one of the world’s best fisheries. It is THE Spot for yellowfin tuna, and that is sort of my game." 

Wade also loves to put his customers on wahoo , and relishes an opportunity to help charters land their first blue marlin.

He says, "Venice fishing is not only known for the large variety of species, but also for the size of the fish too! People come down here from everywhere and they're always thrilled to see the Blue Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and realize they didn't have to fly international to get to a gorgeous, deep blue fishery."

Anglers come to the Gulf for Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin), Cobia, Wahoo, varieties of Grouper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Shark, and marlin. Capt. Wade has experience putting customers on all those fish.

Offshore charters with MGFC include — but are not limited to — fishing the permanent oil rigs, which act as reefs for marine life, fishing the floaters, which are moving oil platforms, fishing the Lump, or trolling behind the shrimp boats when in season.

Book online with Capt. Wade Wells. You'll be hooked, for sure. 

Note: A 4% processing fee is charged on 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. Pay your captain on the day of the trip, at the dock. If cancelled by weather, send an email to scottymac@mgfishing.com — and request a new trip date. There is no need to rebook online, include your order number in the email. Deposits are good for up to one year.


  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Dawson Wells

Captain Dawson Wells

Fish with Capt. Dawson Wells at The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company. $2300 + fuel per day for a blue water, offshore charter on a 37-foot Freeman out of Venice, LA. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Fish with Capt. Dawson Wells at The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company, on a 37ft Freeman.

$2300 + fuel per day for a blue water, offshore charter in the Gulf of Mexico out of Venice, LA. - Venice Marina.

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Note: A 4% processing fee is charged on 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.

Capt. Dawson looks forward to having you on board his 37-foot Freeman. 

Dawson is from Ocean Springs, MS, and has been fishing all his life. He's been with MGFC since 2015.

"I grew up fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy sharing that experience/knowledge to take people from all over the world on a fishing trip of a lifetime and a good time right here in the gulf," says Captain Wells.


"You never know what you’re going to see being a charter Captain in the Gulf of Mexico. There are so many different varietys of species of fish that you can target here and the fishing changes everyday. So you never really know what adventure you will be going on. And it makes me enjoy being a charter Captain everyday."

His favorite time to fish is later in the year October to December because the tunas are at big in size, the wahoos start showing back up and the mahis are still around.

 One of the things he enjoys most about fishing from Venice, LA is the fact we can target so many different species. From Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and cobia to Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. "So whatever the people are wanting to target that day I’m all for it and we will try our hardest, catch a lot of fish and have a great time while doing it."  

Anglers come to the Gulf for Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin), Cobia, Wahoo, varieties of Grouper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Shark, and marlin. Capt. Dawson has experience putting customers on all those fish.

Offshore charters with MGFC include — but are not limited to — fishing the permanent oil rigs, which act as reefs for marine life, fishing the floaters, which are moving oil platforms, fishing the Lump, or trolling behind the shrimp boats when in season.

Book online with Capt. Wells. You'll be hooked. 

Fish with us one day offshore, then one or two days inshore, and don't forget … we have lodging, too.

If weather is an issue, captains will call 2-3 days in advance of your trip. 

Deposits are good for up to one year, and are non-refundable. To reschedule a weather-cancelled trip - send an email to us. A simple reply to your confirmation or follow-up emails, or use the contact form on our website to reschedule.

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Capts. Joseph Morgan & Cameron Alda

Capts. Joseph Morgan & Cameron Alda

Book a Charter with Captains Joseph Morgan and Cameron Alda on the f/v Wild Thing. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers (in one group) on a 37ft Freeman. $2,300 + fuel,fFuel average is 250 gallons/day

$2,300 + fuel per day - Book a trip with Captains Joseph Morgan and Cameron Alda on the f/v Wild Thing.

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock.

Capt. Joseph Morgan's family had a camp when he was young, and one day, his dad bought a boat, and started chartering it. Joseph has been inshore fishing in and around Venice since he was a kid, and started fishing on charter vessels in 2016.

Says Joseph: "I like live baiting for tuna, but my personal favorite is dropping for grouper, and tile fish. Marlin fishing really gets me going. When we can target them it’s a lot of fun." 

I've got a saying, said Joseph: “trust the process. Even though things can turn around on a light switch. Keep an open mind coming into it. We’ve got the skill and the mentality to give it our all, and every day holds the potential for great fishing. Not every day can bring us good fish, but we can promise you a good time.”

Why MGFC? Joseph says: Best in Venice; best in the US Gulf.

Why Freeman? Freeman boats give us a distinct and outright advantage.

"The live well system, storage, visibility — all that helps in what we’re able to do in a day-in/day-out basis, customers might not be able to put their finger on it, but these things add up, and help us to deliver a superior charter experience." 

Captain Cameron has been fishing in Louisiana and Mississippi all his life, and fishing professionally as a licensed charter Captain since 2020. Fish with Captain Cameron, and we're sure you'll have a great time.

Cameron has a passion for fishing, especially offshore fishing, and knew he just had to make it his career, and that's why he joined MGFC … "you want to be the best, you have got to fish with the best in the business," he says. 

Cameron says, "I have a love of fishing, and the outdoors, and just knew I wanted to show people what a full experience offshore can be like."

He came to MGFC on the recommendation of Capt. Paul Miller, our lead inshore program guide.

Hired for a trial as a deckhand, Cameron swiftly rose to the ranks of Captain, and now runs a 37-ft Freeman. 

"I grew up hearing about Venice, and dreaming about it, once the opportunity came up for a job with MGFC, I jumped at the chance," he says.

Cameron's advice for new customers: Don’t be scared. You can fight these fish, you can handle it. We’re going to help you out in every way. Don’t be scared that you’re not strong enough, too old, or too young — we’ve got you.

Advice for returning customers: the variety of fish in Venice is awesome. I recommend sword fishing, mangrove snapper is great fishing. There’s more on offer than just tuna. Be open to trying other things — mix it up, try something different.

Cameron says, there's "two things I can guarantee on a charter: we will try our best, and we are going to have a good time while doing it."

Book trips today, and experience offshore fishing with MGFC. 

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 can be paid in full, at the time of booking with MGFC. Or, balance may be paid by cash or credit card directly to your captain on the day of the trip — at the dock.

Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits on weather cancelled trips, or on trips which customers choose to cancel more than 31 days in advance of the scheduled trip date are available for transfer, those funds are valid for one year from the original trip date. Send an email to scottymac@mgfishing.com to reschedule any cancelled trip. 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Jordan Ellis × × × SOLD OUT × × SOLD OUT
Captain Jordan Ellis

Captain Jordan Ellis

Book a Charter with Capt. Jordan Ellis on the f/v Kimmi. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers (in one group) on a 37ft Freeman. $2,300 + fuel, Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

$2,300 + fuel per day - Book a trip with Captain Jordan Ellis on the f/v Kimmi

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain Jordan Ellis
has been fishing in Louisiana and Mississippi all his life. He has fished with MGFC as a deckhand, a 1st mate and a licensed offshore charter captain, and has a great rapport with his customers. Capt. Jordan knows and respects the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Book a trip with Jordan Ellis, and we're certain you'll have a great time. Charters are available for up to six people 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.

Fuel averages $1700+ per day

Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning at the dock

His boat, the f/v Kimmi, is the latest design, from Freeman Boatworks — a 37-foot Freeman catamaran. 
It sports the latest in Simrad electronics, tackle by Shimano and Mustad, and comfy bean bag chairs from E-SeaRider.

Captain Jordan's tips for offshore success:


  • fish from Venice, LA
  • take advantage of what each day gives you
  • keep it loose, have fun, come back for more

Anglers can expect a promise from Jordan when booking him for a charter trip, “this means as much to me as it does to you. That’s my promise. I want you to see what a great time we can have by being open to any opportunity. Everyday you can see something different, and I’m gonna make sure you don’t miss a thing.”

 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Colin Byrd

Captain Colin Byrd

Book an offshore Charter with Capt. Colin Byrd, and experience the best in offshore fishing. Blue water fishing at $2,500 + fuel. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

$2,500 + fuel per day - Book a trip with Captain Colin Byrd on a 42ft Freeman

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain Colin Byrd first fished as a 5 year old boy, and says he was charged by the experience on the very first cast. He caught his first sailfish at he age of 12 while on a family trip to Mexico, and says he knew from that moment he would be a life long fisherman, and that offshore was "his thing."

Colin is a charter captain with a 50-ton Masters license. He's fished as a 1st mate, and as a captain on many charter boats and private yachts. He's a seasoned vet of the MGFC team with years of experience at the helm, and in blue water.

Fish with Colin Byrd, and you'll see what it means to go the extra mile. Never content to shrug shoulders, or stop. Colin says, "I'm here for you. That is what I do. We'll fish, we'll keep an open mind, and we'll come back with broad smiles on our faces from having good camaraderie and a great day at sea."

Note: A 4% processing fee is added to all credit card orders. Deposits must be made online, and paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash or credit card. Pay your captain, day of the trips, 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 dock

Colin's favorite trips come in two styles. The first is when he has a defined target by his customers, and they're able to nail that target to the wall. The 2nd is when things go slightly awry. Fish as slow that day, target species just aren't there, perhaps he has bad weather to avoid, but with quick thinking and an open mind, he puts customers on fun fishing, and with necessity being the mother of invention — what once looked bleak comes up all action and overflowing ice chests.


Captain Colin's 3 tips for offshore success:


  • be prepared and pay attention to details
  • keep an open mind and remember to have fun
  • live life AND live it to the fullest

Colin's promise to anglers is this, “you let me worry about the first one above. I am 100% dedicated to being on the water. I fish weekends so you can come down on the days most convenient to you. Sit back, stand up, joke around and have fun. Keep an open mind and go with the flow of things. I've got the details covered, just listen up and live life through the thrilling experience of a blue water charter."

His favorite species include: yellowfin tuna, wahoo in the winters, and big blue marlin. 

In fact, ask him about that one Blue Marlin from few years ago at the World Billfish Championships.

Book now with Colin Byrd, and experience the best the Gulf has to offer. 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Zach Joseph

Captain Zach Joseph

Book an offshore Charter with Capt. Zach Joseph, and experience the best in offshore fishing. Blue water fishing at $2,500 + fuel. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

$2,500 + fuel per day - Book a trip with Captain Zach Joseph on a 42ft Freeman

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain Zach Joseph first fished as a young boy while living along the shores of the Mississippi Sound. His dad was in the Navy, and the family always lived near the water. 

They settled in Ocean Springs, MS, and that's where he says he first knew he would do something related to fishing for the rest of his life. It started out with wade fishing, then small boats, and by the time he made his first trip offshore, the hook already had been set … young Zach was on his way to one day becoming Captain Zach.

He worked on crew boats, supply boats, and in shipyards. Those experiences got him on the water, but that wasn't fishing, and that's what he really wanted to do. So … Zach found an opportunity to work as a deckhand on an offshore charter vessel; he loved it more than he had even imagined, and set his sights to become a licensed charter captain. 

He's been fishing offshore out of Venice for 10 years.


He first started fishing with MGFC as a 1st Mate to Capt. Colin Byrd, and now he runs one of our 42ft Freemans. 

"I came on with MGFC because I like the fact they strive to be the best," says Zach. "There’s no hidden content behind it — what you see is what you get. They just want to be the best, and … I get to work on a Freeman!"

He says, its that drive where each member on the MGFC team "strives to do what's best — even on days that aren't working out — where customers take notice. 

"Customers come down on vacation or they might be taking clients, so it’s important for us to show people a good time no matter what conditions we encounter. That's what keeps me going, I want to give it my all — every day."  

Fish with Zach, and you'll see what it means to go the extra mile.

He's never content to shrug shoulders, he is always willing to ask: OK, what else? The goal for Zach is to put smiles on customers' faces, and to earn respect for doing right by them. He says: "let's go out and have a good day."

Trips with Capt. Zach are $2,500 + fuel per boat, per day. His 42ft Freeman catamaran holds up to six passengers.

Note: A 4% processing fee is added to all credit card orders. Deposits must be made online, and paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash or credit card. Pay your captain, day of the trips, 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 dock

So what does an ideal day look like to Capt. Zach?


An ideal day would be able to go out there and whack the fish real quick.  On the days that doesn’t happen, I hope at the end of every day they see the work ethic that we just put in for them.


Book now with Zach Joseph, and experience the best the Gulf has to offer

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Chad Reinhardt

Captain Chad Reinhardt

Book a Charter with Capt. Chad Reinhardt on the f/v Handyman. Day trips in blue water on a 43-ft Freeman. $2,500 + fuel per day, up to six passengers. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

$2,500 + fuel per day - Book a trip with Chad Reinhardt on the f/v Handyman

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain Chad Reinhardt
 grew up on Louisiana waters. He's been a full-time guide since 2008, and served as a deckhand for many years before that.

Chad comes to MGFC after having fished all across the state. He ran vessels out of Fourchon and Grand Isle, Cocodrie, and Venice.

Whenever Chad is asked: What makes a good trip? His reply is consistent, "it's all about the possibilities. Just look at this fishery we have in Venice, Louisiana. We have access to, and we can go after 15-16 species of fish. I tell people, be open, communicate what it is you want to do, and I'll let them know what's possible. On most days — almost anything is possible out here. That's what makes it so great."

Charter trips are $2,300 + fuel per day. Each boat holds up to six passengers.

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, check, or credit card.

Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning at the dock

His boat, the f/v Handyman, is a Freeman Boatworks 43-foot catamaran. 
It is powered by Mercury, and outfitted with the latest in Simrad electronics.


Tackle by Accurate Fishing, Poseidon, and Eagle Claw, and comfy bean bag chairs from E-SeaRider.

You'll note the vessel when walking up to the dock because it sports one of our awesome graphical wraps by Mossy Oak.

Captain Chad's tips for offshore success:


  • fish with MGFC
  • ask what's possible; look for opportunities
  • fish from a Freeman, "these boats really are the best."

Chad says he knew he wanted to be a fishing guide following his first offshore trip. "I wasn't built to be in a cubicle," says Chad. When asked why MGFC, and why Freemans? He says, "because both are simply the best. With us, you get a team of guys who work well together, and who have been doing so for many years. We share ideas, we share knowledge, we share tips, and spots. With Freeman because they're the real deal: No one is on top of each other when you fish from a Freeman, it's a great ride with plenty of stability. Freemans rock!"

Fish with Chad at MGFC, and see how he makes things happen. 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Kyle Grey

Captain Kyle Grey

Book a Charter with Capt. Kyle Grey on the f/v Pale Horse. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers (in one group) on a 42-ft Freeman Catamaran. $2,500 + fuel, Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

$2,500 + fuel per boat, per day - Book a trip with Captain Kyle Gray on the Pale Horse

Fuel Average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock.

Captain Kyle has been fishing the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico all his life. A native to the area, he's been fishing professionally since 2010, but he has been a fixture on the Gulf since childhood when he first began fishing with family and friends.

"I have fishing from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, and everywhere in between," says Kyle. 

"When it comes to fishing here in Venice, I bring decades of knowledge and experience to the table. That being said — there isn't a guide out there that can make a fish bite when they don't want to, but I can promise I put in 110% effort every day, and I do bring the skill and knowledge to put your charter group on the fish. And that's what you want when you're looking for a successful charter."

To Kyle, he says it is all about "the ability to pivot. You've got to be willing to go with the flow, change things up when weather or sea conditions change, and know when to move on to that next spot in an effort to keep things fresh and fun."

He says fishing the oil rigs off the coast of Venice is some of the finest fishing grounds around. "the sheer variety of fishing just south of the Mississippi Delta is unsurpassed."

To his point, there's yellowfin tuna (available year round), wahoo, marlin, swordfish, grouper, and snapper. Throw in the ability to go after other species such as mahi-mahi, cobia, tarpon, and golden tile, and you've got a year-round fishery that offers the best from a wide range of fishing styles and types of fish — so you can see all the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. 

What does Capt. Kyle offer? 

He offers day trips on a Freeman Catamaran, fishing with the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company, which is known wide and far as the largest, and most relentless "go getting" charter fishing company in Louisiana.

And the best part? All of this action is just a short ride south of New Orleans, then a short boat ride out from Venice, LA  to the most fertile and productive fishing grounds in the U.S. 

Note: A 4% processing fee is added to all orders. This allows us to run the online business, and maintain assurances on our booking calendars. All charter deposits must be secured with a credit card, with a deposit due at the time of booking. Balance + fuel, and any tip you might want to give to the 1st Mate is payable on the day of the trip — pay directly to your captain (cash or charge). 

If you wish to pay your trip in full at the time of booking, you can do so online.

Fees include guided trip, plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fishing cleaning back at the dock. Contact Venice Marina about shipping fish home, or for travel after your time in Venice.  

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Matt Miranda

Book a Charter with Captain Matt Miranda on the f/v Wild Bill. Day trips in blue water on a 42ft Freeman Boatworks Catamaran. Fish from Venice, Louisiana — for year-round offshore fishing adventures.

Book a trip with Matt Miranda on the f/v Wild Bill


Pricing is: $2500 + fuel, and a tip for the deckhand

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."

Note: A 4% processing fee is charged to all credit card orders.

All booking takes place online. A deposit is required at the time of booking (secured with a credit card). 

Balances on each trip may be paid by cash or credit card, day of the trip, with your 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 dock

His 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.

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain JT O'Grady

Book a Charter with Capt. JT O'Grady on the f/v Freak Show. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers on a 44-ft Contender. $2,500 + fuel per boat, per day for up to six passengers. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price

$2,500 + fuel - Book a trip with Captain Jt O'Grady on the Freak Show
$468 deposit due at time of booking.


Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain JT has been in love with the water for as far back as he can remember. Born and raised in Ocean Springs, MS, his family had him out on the water since birth. He grew up fishing the Gulf of Mexico. And now, … he provides these services professionally at MGFC.

JT has been running charters since 2013, and fishing out of Venice, since 2017.

Charter trips are $2500 + fuel per day. Fuel average is $1800+, six passengers max in your group.

Note: a 4% processing fee is charged on all orders, and trips must be secured with a credit card, online.

Balances are payable with your captain on the day of each trip + fuel and gratuity for the deckhands. 

Fees include the guided trip, plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish boat, and cleaning fish at the dock.

The fish we catch are yours to keep. Ask the Marina about packing and shipping.

His boat, the f/v Freak Show, is  44-ft Contender, powered by Quad Mercury 400s.  He believes in offering his customers the best possible accommodations.  His boat is not only fast, but also offers a comfortable ride and ample room. 

His boat sports the latest in Simrad electronics, Mercury outboards, and the best tackle. 

Captain JT says:

  • In Venice, there's so much variety — we can always find something exciting to target
  • All the people we meet, the relationships we build, that's what makes this special.

Book an offshore charter with Capt. JT today. 

And consider an inshore trip with our guides while you're in Venice.

Fishing from Venice often makes for a perfect day: Blue water, wide open, lots of variety, accessible by our fast boats, outfitted with the latest in top-notch gear. Show up, and prepare for having fun. 

We’re here to show you how to fish, let us do that, and you’ll have a great day.

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Chris "Heavy" Helveston

Captain Chris "Heavy" Helveston

Book a Charter with Capt. Chris "Heavy" Helveston at MGFC. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers on a 42-ft Freeman Catamaran.

$2,500 + fuel per boat, per day - Book a trip with Captain Chris "Heavy" Helveston on a 42-ft Freeman catamaran.


Captain Heavy
has been fishing the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico all his life, and he's been fishing as a charter guide since the early 2000's. 

He's Louisiana bred, and Louisiana licensed — born in New Iberia — and he has solid reputation as one of the most reliable offshore charter fishing captains working from Venice, LA. Book a trip with Captain Heavy, and see what the buzz is all about. Big fish, and fun times await!

What drives Heavy? 

Big game fishing, and fowl hunting.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, and has spent the majority of his career on the water rather than at a desk. He says one of his career highlights was spending several months on a private yacht in Costa Rica where he bill fished and even navigated the Panama Canal.

His passion for adventure and the sport he loves have taken him all over the world in search of many species of fish. “There is nothing more sacred than time in the wild,” says Chris.

His customers tell tales of action packed days on the water, and they often return to the dock with big smiles, and plenty of swordfish, marlin, big eye, yellowfin, golden tile, snapper and dorado. 

Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning back at the dock

His boat is a 42-ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran.

Captain Heavy says:


  • respect mother nature and relish your time on the water
  • enjoy fishing and all it brings; each trip is new and invigorating
Book your trips with Capt. Heavy today, his Freeman awaits. 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From USD $2,500.00

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Captain Billy Wells

Captain Billy Wells

Book a Charter with Capt. Billy Wells on the f/v Wild Bill. Day trips in blue water on a 42-ft Freeman. $2,500 + fuel, per day for up to six passengers (in 2024). Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Book a trip with Captain Billy Wells on the Wild Bill

Captain Billy Wells
has been fishing "since I was old enough to hold a poll upright". I've fished for hire since I was 17, and I've been a licensed Captain once 2001. Much of that time has been with MGFC. Capt. Billy knows and respects the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Book a trip with Billy Wells, and learn what precision deep blue fishing is all about.

Charter trips are $2,500 + fuel per day (in 2024).

$2500 + fuel per day + tip for the deckhand. Each boat holds up to six passengers.

Note: A 4% processing fee is charged on all credit card orders. Charter trips are booked online and secured with a credit card. Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits made on weather cancelled trips are valid for transfer up to one year.

All bookings take place online. Deposits must be paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash, or credit card, with your captain on day of the trip - 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 back at the dock

His boat, the f/v Wild Bill, is one of the newest 42-ft Freeman Boatworks catamarans. Powered by Mercury. 
It sports the latest in Simrad electronics, tackle by Shimano and Mustad, and comfy bean bag chairs from E-SeaRider.

Captain Billy says he lives by three beliefs:


  • strive to be the best
  • make the most of every day
  • and go big or go home

Billy says his satisfaction comes from seeing the excitement, and smiles and exhaustion that come when clients defeat a big fish. Nothing compares to sinking the gaff into a large yellowfin tuna and seeing the beautiful contrast of streaming blood in cobalt blue water. Nothing beats catching large tuna, seeing the look on people’s faces as they wonder if the fish will ever stop and hearing, “I can’t believe a fish can pull that hard.”

 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
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Captain Kevin Beach

Captain Kevin Beach

Book a Charter with Capt. Kevin Beach on the f/v Pale Horse. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers (in one group) on a 42-ft Freeman Catamaran.

$2,500 + fuel per boat, per day - Book a trip with Captain Kevin Beach on the Pale Horse

Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock

Captain Kevin Beach
has been fishing the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico all his life. He's Louisiana bred, and Louisiana licensed, with a solid reputation as one of the most reliable offshore charter fishing captains working in the Gulf from Venice, LA. Book a trip with Kevin Beach, and we're certain you'll book with him again, and again.

Note: A 4% processing fee is added to all credit card orders. Charter trips must be booked online and secured with a credit card. Deposits must be paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.

Fuel averages $1800+ per day.

Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning back at the dock

His boat, the f/v Pale Horse, is a 42-ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran, powered by Suzuki Outboards.

It sports the latest in Simrad electronics, tackle by Shimano and Mustad, and comfy bean bag chairs from E-SeaRider. Day trips in blue water for up to six passengers (in one group) on a 42-ft Freeman Boatworks Catamaran.

Captain Beach says: Two professional philosophies drive me:


  • to push the limits in a safe and ethical manner
  • respect the resources we’re fortunate enough to enjoy
First trip, last trip, or any trip in between, I love them all, and I feel lucky to be able to do what I always dreamed of doing…fishing every day!
 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From USD $2,500.00

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