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Bigryno7
LSU Fan
Nola
Member since Jun 2009
596 posts

Venice Bass fishing
anyone have the skinny on when this may heat up this year? I’ve seen people fishing it the last few years in late August/September and would like to try to learn the area and make a few trips. Typically the water isn’t this high for as long as it was, so not sure how that would affect the bass fishing out there.




TunaTime
LSU Fan
LA
Member since Aug 2012
650 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
River needs to drop another 4' or more before it gets good.


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EveryoneGetsATrophy
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Member since Nov 2017
906 posts
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re: Venice Bass fishing
It's on right now. Fish the falling tide.


Da Hammer
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Folsom
Member since May 2008
5156 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
My camp neighbor has been catching them pretty well for weeks so I would say it's on but he knows the area for bass as well as anyone I've ever fished with down there.


PurpleFin
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2017
60 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Bump


High Tide 07
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2019
22 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
It’s on fire down here baws. That’s all I’m allowed to say on the matter


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tigerbass
LSU Fan
SE Louisiana hill country
Member since Sep 2016
233 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Yerp it’s been ON fire for over a month. Will only get better as the river drops but some hammers getting caught.


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LSUengr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
1138 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Been on fire for months, just fish have been small. My dad and son caught around 100 on a 2 day trip in July, but only 20 keepers. River finally dropping has pulled the bigger fish out.


No Colors
Ole Miss Fan
Dove Field
Member since Sep 2010
6580 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
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caught around 100 on a 2 day trip in July, but only 20 keepers

How do you define a "keeper" bass? I've always kept the little ones and released anything over about 1.5#.


Bigryno7
LSU Fan
Nola
Member since Jun 2009
596 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Would I be fine trying to learn the area in a 18' 6" Flats style boat? More like a flats/hyrbrid with a 150 hp. Or do you need something bigger for the river?


LSUengr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
1138 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Something you could filet. Lot of 10"-12" fish a couple months ago. We keep and clean all sizes though above that. Mostly catch 1.5#-3# in venice. Normally short and stocky, call them venice footballs.


High Tide 07
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2019
22 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
Yep we’ve had a nice 2 lb average. Shaped just like footballs. Been frying and blackening them suckers baw.


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LSUengr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
1138 posts

re: Venice Bass fishing
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Or do you need something bigger for the river?


The answer to boat size in the river changes depending on weather, but you should be good 95% of the time in a boat that size. Low sides on a flats style boat is only concern if you had a strong wind building waves in the river.


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AboveGroundPool
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the basin
Member since Aug 2010
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re: Venice Bass fishing
Beware of ship wakes downriver after you pass them just long enough to forget about them...


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