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Southern Access Charters, based in Venice, LA, provides outstanding inshore and nearshore rig fishing trips. Owned and operated by Captain Chad Rudolph, a local native from a fishing family, this charter offers a fantastic way to explore the abundant waters of Venice. With over 30 years of fishing experience, and 19 of those years dedicated to guiding anglers, Captain Chad leverages his extensive knowledge to ensure a successful and enjoyable outing.

The charter offers seasonal fishing opportunities throughout the year. From February through April, anglers can reel in hefty sheepshead and lane snapper. During the summer months, from late May through August, they can catch up to 25 speckled trout and five redfish per person, along with drum fish, red snapper, and mangrove snapper. The fall and early winter months, from September through January, bring opportunities to target triple tail and bull reds, the latter often involving catch and release of fish over 27 inches, while keeping limits for those measuring 16 to 27 inches in length.

The charter operates a 24 ft Bay Reef boat, equipped with a 300 Suzuki engine, a T-Top, radar, GPS, a trolling motor, and a power pole. Designed for small groups, the boat accommodates up to four people, ensuring a personalized fishing experience.

To book a fishing trip with Southern Access Charters, visitors can easily access information and make reservations through the charter’s website. With Captain Chad Rudolph’s expertise and the well-equipped boat, Southern Access Charters is a reliable choice for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the fishing opportunities of Venice, LA.



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  • Joshua Matthews
    Joshua Matthews
    3 months ago

    Capt. Chad put us on the fish. Around 94 caught n released many more. Me n my 5 year old son had a blast! I highly suggest booking him. He's fair priced as well n don't forget to tip BC this man puts u on them, takes care of u and knows his stuff!

  • Cassandra FRANKLIN
    Cassandra FRANKLIN
    4 weeks ago

    Captain Chad was just awesome! Southern Access Charters made my 53th birthday very memorable. He took time and care with me, too make sure I caught lots of fish of all species. I told my friends and family about my wonderful experience, and all of them want to book a trip with Southern Access Charters.

  • Reg Ullmann
    Reg Ullmann
    7 months ago

    Captain Chad is great. He's the kind of guy you'd like to go fishing with anytime even if he wasn't your captain. The day we fished with him was pretty breezy, so he had to adjust his plan to keep us out of the wind and chop as much as possible. We still caught our limit of Redfish by 9:00 AM and then went on to catch a load of Sheepshead including PB's for both of us and a handful of Drum.

  • Jessica Addis
    Jessica Addis
    2 months ago

    We had a wonderful trip! Chad was great and would definitely go out with him again.

  • Tara Yeager
    Tara Yeager
    11 months ago

    This year was my 7th trip with Captain Chad, and I will continue using him every year! We always have the best time, and the fishing is phenomenal. Thanks Chad for another great trip!

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