We had the opportunity to go to Venice, LA to do some filming this year. I made some calls and talked to many people who knew the area and had fished it for Bass, Redfish and Offshore species. One name kept coming up, Anthony Randazzo. I gave Anthony a call and I was certainly not dissapointed. Anthony knows more about the Venice, LA fishing than anyone I could have hoped for. He was generous with the fishing info and also was a guest star on Sweetwater.
Paradise PLUS Guide Service is a sure bet for outdoor enthusiasts, from novice to expert, seeking fun filled coastal Louisiana fishing and hunting charters. Within one hour of downtown New Orleans awaits the very best of Louisiana's saltwater marshes, bayous and bays for a fishing adventure sure to satisfy.
What makes Paradise PLUS Lodge unique, is that it offers superb fishing year round. Nutrient rich estuaries bordering the Mississippi Delta are what feeds the variety of game fishes that can be found in great numbers throughout the area.
Redfish can be caught literally every month of the year, while speckled trout are most common from March thru December. Trophy speckled trout are common in March, April, May, September, October and November. Bull Reds (those ranging from 12 to 35 pounds, and occasionally larger) are most common from February thru November, but can be encountered just about any month of the year. You'll stalk redfish and speckled trout in pristine shallow flats covered with marsh grass, near oyster reefs, along cane lined shores, on the sandy coastal beaches, next to granite boulder jetties, and around the many near shore oil and gas platforms.
If you are considering a trip to Venice, LA to experience some of this amazing fishing, definitely give Anthony a call.
Capt. Anthony & Julie Randazzo
Paradise Plus Guide Service, Inc.
37813 Hwy 23
Buras, LA 70041
I love implementing power-fishing techniques to find big bass in vegetation, so it is no surprise that I was very excited about fishing the most recent, and final, Bassmaster Open on the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
Last week I had the opportunity to enter the Bulldog division SuperTournament on Lake Eufaula, and ended up having a pretty good event despite some setbacks.
Everyone has a tough day on the water from time to time, and anyone that says they don't are lying! It's just part of the game we love and is something that honestly makes a true angler even hungrier for understanding and success. The key is limiting how often the tough frustrating days happen and there are definitely ways to do just that. While time on the water and an understanding of fish behaviors are very important there is one simple tip that can help you succeed on a daily basis.
Finesse fishing is a term that anglers use for explaining small subtle baits that work best when fished on light line with light equipment. For many years finesse fishing has been relatively unchanged with the drop shot rig and the shakey head being the best and most used options out there. These are in fact great ways to catch bass and are typically utilized most when the fishing is tough during either extreme heat or extreme cold temperatures. But guess what, there is a new kid in town and trust me it is here to stay.
This might seem like a silly article that is simple and obvious but the truth is a large number of bites in deep water go undetected to the untrained hand or eye. Of course having quality equipment is essential but aside from that having an understanding of exactly what you are feeling on the bottom is the key.
No matter what type of grass you are fishing whether it is floating water hyacinth or submergent deep cabbage beds there are some key factors that make almost every type of grass a great place to catch a bass. There are three main factors, cover, baitfish, and oxygen!