Offshore Deep Sea Charter fishing from Venice, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, the home to some of the best charter fishing available anywhere. Venice is home to many calm sea days – which means excellent fishing more often. West Florida also offers the best grouper fishing, second to none. While there is an abundance of fishing available, you still have to know where to go to be on the fish. That is where Captain Tom Bailas, a Florida native and fisherman for over 40 years becomes your new best friend.
Captain Tom provides every group with expert advice and support to make your offshore expedition exciting. From Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack to Kingfish, Barracuda, Tuna, and Sharks, we have the capability to get you on the fish.
The diverse topography of the Gulf of Mexico includes natural and artificial reefs and rock piles, also deep ledges along with many ship wrecks combine to make great havens for all kinds of reef fish like Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia. We also have a great migration of Kingfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and Sharks giving you many offshore charter fishing options all year round. So whether you are a novice or an expert we will give you the best charter fishing trip available!
All bait, tackle and licenses are provided by Captain Tom, just bring sunscreen, drinks and food - alcoholic beverages are allowed. Your catch will be cleaned and bagged at no extra charge.
Offshore charter fishing trips are dependent on good weather and calm seas. If the waves are too big offshore then we will fish the Bay where it is calm.
Inshore charter fishing from Venice is great year round for Trout, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead and Tarpon (from May to July). We fish the docks, channels, bridges and grass flats. If you are prone to motion sickness then this may be the trip for you, as there's always calm waters. You can even try and mix it up by doing a half day inshore and a half day offshore, all in the one day.
Inshore charter fishing around Venice, Florida will give you a great experience with sightseeing an added bonus. Our shorelines and mangrove islands are home to large numbers of wildlife which include Bald Eagles, Herons, Egrets, Dolphins and Manatees.
We also offer night Snook fishing charters at the World famous Snook Alley in Venice, Florida. Also available are afternoon into the evening Shark fishing trips; we target Black Tip, Lemon, Bull, Hammerhead and the occasional Tiger Shark.
All bait and tackle is included in the charter trip. We use 40lb tackle for Sharks to add sport charter fishing to the battle and the fight can last up to several hours.
Ash Scattering Burial At Sea is another service that we offer. Most Ash Scattering Burial At Sea charter trips take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on the service you would like to have out at sea. We are a aware of all state and Federal laws and abide by them on all charter trips. We will also record the final resting place for your loved one.