Venice Island Fishing Charters

If you are looking for a great fishing trip, that combines beautiful scenery with excellent fishing, then Venice Island Fishing Charters is for you. With over 25 years of experience, Captain Mike Patterson will have you on the fish and making memories in no time.

You’ll be checking the bite off the coast of Venice aboard a 28’ Sea Cat. She was built in 1997 and fully rejuvenated in 2014 – the amenities are up-to-date for your comfort. You can bring 5 of your fishing buddies with you on this saltwater excursion.

Captain Mike is very family friendly. He was introduced to fishing at a young age and is grateful for that early experience. He knows the importance of passing on his knowledge to the younger generation, so does not have a minimum age requirement on board - if the parents are happy, he is happy. He loves seeing children catch their first fish, and hopes to instill in them the love of fishing that his dad gave him many years ago.

Fish on the menu include Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum and many more. The main targets are the various Snapper and Grouper species of the area, but who knows what’ll take the bait.

His 4-hour trips are perfect for kids. This is a great introduction to fishing for them. Kids can even get involved with helping catch the live bait, by casting nets for shrimp. Just let Capt. Mike know before the trip if you would like to help with catching live bait, otherwise he will prepare it for you before the trip begins.

All that’s left to do is grab your snacks, sunscreen, and an ice cooler to take your catch home. Capt. Mike will happily fillet your fish for you, so all you need to decide is how you will cook it. Venice Island Fishing Charters cannot wait to see you and start making some awesome fishing memories together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hr trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,750
    price breakdown
    $1,750
    35-50 miles out
  • Private trip
    10 hr trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    10 hr fishing trip 30-50 miles out
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Spend the entire day fishing the productive waters off the coast of Venice! You'll be targeting various Snappers and Groupers at their habitat – the many reefs and wrecks that can be found in nearby waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    If 4 hours isn't enough to get your fish on, this trip might do the trick. The captain will take you to the many underwater structures around Venice in pursuit of Red and Gag Grouper, as well as many species of Snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    This trip is meant for 6 anglers. You'll fish the many wrecks and reefs that can be found in the waters around Venice. Lane, Mangrove, Mutton, and Yellowtail Snapper are on the catch list, as well as Red and Gag Groupers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Bring 5 of your fishing partners with you on this afternoon trip. You will fish the reefs and wrecks that surround Venice. The catch list consists of various Snapper and Grouper species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    4 hr trip 9-12 miles offshore bottom fishing and trolling for up to 4 people
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About the Captain

Bobby Stambough
Venecia, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Abril 2018
Captain Bobby is born and raised in venice and has fished most his life here. He has a lot of experience on the water and also has great trips

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Sea Cat (Center console) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.80
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
March fishing trip
Great fight with this big Kingfish
4 hr PM trip with Mike
+3
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Brad S.
Bradenton, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Bobby

VERIFIED   Junio 21, 2020
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Shawn B.
Venice, FL
 4.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Marzo 18, 2020
Plenty of bottom feeders. Lost a couple fish on live bait. But that’s fishing. The misses favorite was the red snapper. Thanks...
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Jeff M.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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4 hr PM trip with Mike

VERIFIED   Abril 4, 2019
Mike and Joel has us on fish immediately as we trolled for Mackerel and got a bonus KingFish while doing so. Took 3 kids and...
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Debbie D.
Englewood, FL
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Marzo 22, 2019
We had a great time fishing with Mike and JT.  They worked hard to make sure that we caught a lot of fish - and we did...
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Rob K.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
 4.33
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VERIFIED   Febrero 19, 2020
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