36955 Hwy 23, Buras, La 70041
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36955 Hwy 23, Buras, La 70041
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THE GREATEST ESCAPE
Fish the Waters. Frame the Memories.
Venice Fishing Lodge House

The Comforts of Home

Welcome to Venice Fishing Lodge, located in Venice, Louisiana in the Mississippi River Delta and the vast marshes of Louisiana. Venice is the last town accessible by land along the Mississippi River and is square in the middle of the richest fishing grounds in North America. We are more than proud to be known worldwide as the Sport Fishing Capital of the United States. 

A trip to Venice Fishing Lodge means the Greatest Escape. You fish, eat, relax, and you remember. It's just an unforgettable experience, completely personalized and catered to your needs. Whether it's a family get away or a corporate retreat, Venice Fishing Lodge makes you the priority while you stay with us.   
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The Richest YEAR ROUND fishing ground in North America

We provide first class trips for the novice, the family, the hardcore trophy angler or corporate outings.  Personalized service is the key to our success, where quality and customer satisfaction come first.  We treat each person and each trip with great detail, personalized service and try to satisfy each and every customer within reason.  We are a full service company that can meet all of your saltwater fishing needs.  

The Whole Package!

Our Fish & Stay Packages are all-inclusive and include Lodging in our 6,400 Square Foot Lodge, delicious and authentic meals prepared by our very own Chef Teddy, and of course...guided fishing trips by one of our eight full-time captains on staff. After years fishing these waters, we know exactly how to give you an unforgettable trip.

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The guides at Venice Fishing Lodge are a class act. Great guides and great accommodations!
~ Kim W. ~

Friends of Venice Fishing Lodge

We are proud to partner with these companies to bring you the best Gulf Coast fishing in the world. Years of partnerships and friendships have created the thriving business we have today. Special thanks to each of these companies for contributing to the success of Venice Fishing Lodge.
Vexus boats
Choke Canyon Charters
Johnson Outdoors
Humminbird
Minn Kota

This Thursday will mark the twenty-fifth day after the second most destructive Hurricane to hit Louisiana made landfall. And we're going FISHING!


Our thoughts and prayers are with those still dealing with the aftermath, and we're so appreciative of the groundswell of support we've received from clients, friends, industry partners, and fellow charter captains.


The lodge received significant damage from water intrusion due to the roof becoming exposed. Hours of sustained Cat 4 winds can do that! As a result our team has been working night and day to get things back in order and we're in the final stages of being "reopened for business". So, for any with existing reservations or clients looking to book a trip this fall, come on!


Since the inception of VFL we've yet to see a situation where the post hurricane fishing conditions aren't OFF THE CHARTS! This year will be no different. The river is ultra clean from the introduction of gulf water and the bait is beyond plentiful. Come see for yourself, and let us help make memories that'll wash away the remnants of IDA for us all.


Hope to see you this fall,
Capt. Billy Nicholas and the VFL Team