Southern Access Charters

Capt. Chad Rudolph Boothville-Venice, LA Incorporated Licensed Insured

Southern Access Charters, the best private fishing charter in Venice, Louisiana.

Enjoy sharing our incredible Mississippi River delta and all its amazing waterway leading to a fishing adventure into the Gulf of Mexico.

Many waterways inland from the Mississippi River leading to the Gulf of Mexico are filled with so much bait fish and shrimp for the fish we target.

Unlimited oil wells, rock jetties and bays full of redfish, red snapper, speckled trout, drumfish and sheepshead.

Our team of charter guides are all local and family related guides. We will share with you the family good times of fishing and cooking ‘em up in Venice, LA.

Your group of 2-4 anglers fish aboard the Southern Access Charters 24ft Bay Boat with 250HP Suzuki engine. Vessel has head aboard for those needing to relieve themselves; we also provide cooler for your drinks.

Safety equipment is registered and certified by the United States Coast Guard; this includes life jackets for all passengers. Captain and Crew are CPR-Trained and we have a First-Aid Kit onboard in case of any emergency.

Fishing the Mississippi Delta is a great way to spend the day; whether you’re a seasoned angler or have never picked up a rod, let Southern Access Charters guide you to a successful day of fishing. No question is turned away and we’re happy to instruct and guide as needed.

Onboard we have GPS and FishFinder technology to help us track down the fish. The season & water temperatures will determine where the fish are located. Captains of Southern Access Charters know whether to fish the shores or the depths of the river… and we spend as much time needed to reach bag limit.

Southern Access Charters provides everything you need for a day of fishing: including gear and tackle. You will need to bring a Louisiana state fishing license; available online or at local stores. Dead bait is included in cost of trip; live bait is available at additional cost.

You will want to wear weather appropriate clothes (rain jacket or light jacket depending on weather), hat and sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses as we sight fish for Bull Reds. A ziplock bag to store your personal items is also recommended.

All the Captains of Southern Access Charters have grown up fishing and hunting the Bayou. We provide unparalleled premium Venice fishing, hunting, authentic Cajun cuisine, and a range of other offers to meet your outdoor adventure needs. Book today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Venice, Boothville-Venice, LA, USA, Boothville-Venice

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Trips start at $650

1 Trips

1-4 guests

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2011 24' Bay Boat

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • Crew Keeps Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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3/4 DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 1:00pm (7 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

depending on season, time of year for targeted fish.

redfish are targeted every trip year round.

Red Snapper and mangrove snapper are targeted early morning 1 to 8 miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico mostly around oil rigs and platforms.

Redfish, speckled trout, drumfish and sheepshead are caught near shore platforms, rocked jettys, barrier islands and all the inland and marsh waterways.

Leave dock at 5 or 6AM,

30 to 40 minute run to fishing location.

Fish 6-7 hours or end trip when fish have wore you out.

take pictures back at the dock of your catch. We clean and bag your catch.

Close details

Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Black Drum
    Mangrove Snapper
    Red Snapper
    Spotted Seatrout

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Radar

    Boat Features

    • Cooler


    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • Crew Keeps Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
    • Dead bait included
    • live bait has additional fee

    Minimum Age

    • No age limit

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • River

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Chad Rudolph

    Boat Type

    Bay Boat

    Boat Length


    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer


    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    250 HP