For a special experience, if you’d like to sight fish for really huge redfish on fly or light tackle, Andy charters out of Venice, Louisiana in the fall. There is no better place to catch a monster redfish that you saw and targeted. Recommend a hearty breakfast as you will need your energy fighting these legendary monsters.
Redfish get into water that is so skinny you’d think they must be walking, not swimming. Andy’s Hells Bay skiff is ideal for chasing skinny-water fish. Perfect for the hunt!
Captain Andy Thompson is one of the most experienced and in-demand light tackle and fly-fishing guides in Venice during this time.
Captain Andy Thompson Bio:
Andy Thompson has been fishing the Florida Keys and South Florida since childhood. Born and raised in Miami, FL Andy has a wealth of knowledge and expertise fly fishing and light tackle fishing for South Florida gamefish. He also charters out of Venice Louisiana through the winter months when multitudes of bull Louisiana redfish move into the shallows.
Andy has been featured a total of twelve times on the saltwater television fishing program, Mark Sosin’s Saltwater Journal, which can be seen on the Outdoor Channel. He has guided Mark to a horde of pristine fishing locations and facilitated some magnificent fishing action with bonefish, sharks, permit, tarpon and snook. In addition to his Mark Sosin’s Saltwater Journal appearances, Andy has appeared on ESPN2’s North American Outdoors fishing for tarpon in Biscayne Bay, two shows with the Bill Dance Saltwater Show and the Professionals on the Outdoor Channel.
Andy was also featured in Andy Mill’s book, A Passion for Tarpon, as well as being featured in Saltwater Sportsman magazine three times.
Andy fishes all the major tournaments in the Florida Keys area and has amassed an impressive tournament résumé with more than 100 podium results.
It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to contact the guide to arrange and schedule your charter. Winning bidder is also reasonable for tipping, customarily 20%.
This trip is for 2 guests.