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“Today, Louisiana Bluewater Charter Company proudly provides guided fishing trips for everything from in-shore day trips to multi-day off-shore charter excursions. With our top-of-the-line Freeman boats, industry-leading gear, local knowledge, and experienced fishing guides, there’s no better choice for fishing charters out of Venice. Whether you’re a seasoned fishing pro looking for some local guidance, or you’ve never held a fishing reel in your life, the Louisiana Bluewater Charter team are ready to show you the bounty of Louisiana’s Gulf waters! Choose your charter trip, schedule your stay, and pack your bags. Let’s hit the waters and catch some fish!” – Captain Bob Hovey


We’re as proud to be Gulf water fishermen as anyone from around these parts could be, and there is nothing we love more than sharing our passion with fellow sportsmen. Groomed by the most respected and recognized local charter fishing teams, our entire crew has the mindset, skills, and knowledge it takes to operate a successful Louisiana fishing charter. Being from Louisiana, we also know our way around a party or two and are always up for showing our guests a great time.

From dock to deep water, from sunrise to sunset, every moment of your guided fishing trip is designed to ensure that you and your group catch fish and have a great time doing so. We’ve gone overboard to make sure your every fishing fantasy is met using the industry’s best gear and top-of-the-line Freeman boats. The Gulf of Mexico is known for fertile fishing waters year-round, so you can book a charter trip for any season! With off-shore fishing charters, in-shore fishing charters, and combination charter trips available, we’re sure we can create the perfect fishing excursion for you!

Combining exceptional fishing and good ole fashioned southern hospitality, your Louisiana Bluewater team is eager to help you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Gulf is our playground, a cornucopia of scaled beauties. We’ll set out to catch yellowfin tuna, swordfish, marlin, and more, and you’ll return home with one epic tale.

You’ve heard about the bounty of the Gulf, now experience it for yourself by booking your next charter trip with us!


Captain Bob Hovey

I grew up a Florida boy fishing the Southeast Coast of Florida and the Keys. During my 16 year career as a Rescue Swimmer in the United States Coast Guard, I had the opportunity to move to many coastal cities and learn a new fishery and technique in each area. I have fished cobalt blue water off of every state along the East Coast and down along the Gulf. I have guided blue fin tuna trips off Cape Cod and fished sailfish tournaments down in Miami and the Keys.

Due to military demands, I found myself in Venice, Louisiana six years ago and discovered it is truly one of the top fishing destinations in the United States. Venice, LA has one of the greatest fisheries I have ever seen. My expertise and soul resides in offshore fishing. I have seen some breath taking sunrises, caught some unbelievable fish, and created memories I will never forget. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion with others!

Captain Alex Sewell

My love of fishing in Louisiana began as a young child with my Father. I was allowed to take his boat out before I even had my driver’s license. Soon after, I was fishing every chance I could get, exploring new waters and discovering my passion for offshore fishing in Venice.

Venice’s inshore and offshore fishery can range from bass to blue marlin. We catch some amazing fish including red fish, trout, red snapper, yellowfin tuna, swordfish and many others! The best part of this job, and what makes it enjoyable for me, is being able to share my customers’ excitement for fishing.

Captain Triston Elston

Growing up all over South Louisiana, I was able to fish all over our coastline. The Venice fishery fully embodies what our Sportsman's Paradise is all about. There is an opportunity here for every anglers, we are able to target a plethora of species within casting distance of each other. I put all my customer's needs first to provide a top-of-the-line experience and creating a lifelong friendship.

Come on down and take a ride on my spacious 2023 26' Bluewave Pure Bay for your next inshore and nearshore fishing adventure. We can target anything from Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheephead, Tripletail, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper and Cobia!"

Captain Charlie Burt

I was raised in the waters of South Louisiana catching anything that would bite my hook. My passion for fishing started at a young age and continues to grow. We only run with the best boats and gear with Louisiana Bluewater. In our 25' Blackjack we can get to all spots we need and more. Mainly targeting redfish, speckled trout and sheep head most days of the year; even getting the opportunity to get on some Red Snapper and Cobia during the Summer months! Venice is a top destination for many anglers due to its location- give us a call and get your dates set up! I look forward to getting you out there and creating some life long memories.

Captain Bob Hovey & President Trump