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Old 05-14-2019, 07:01 PM
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Be careful in the marshes off of Baptiste. That is my primary fishing area and I had to have Sea Tow come get me a month back. Go slow in areas you donít know. SpeAking of Sea Tow, I highly recommend you get a membership before you go and put Capt Robs number in your cell phone. If stuff does happen, it is nice being able to call them.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cwhite6 View Post
Be careful in the marshes off of Baptiste. That is my primary fishing area and I had to have Sea Tow come get me a month back. Go slow in areas you donít know. SpeAking of Sea Tow, I highly recommend you get a membership before you go and put Capt Robs number in your cell phone. If stuff does happen, it is nice being able to call them.
I have had tow boat US for a while now with trailer assist. Boat is insured. My wife will be with me. No choice but to take it slow. You guys will all be gone by the time my boat leaves.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:58 PM
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I called the local sea tow captain last june before I went down as boat us wasn’t listed in the venice area. He told me he will only come for sea tow members. Not sure if he was trying to get a new member but I was due to renew and I went with sea tow. I hired a local guide on my first day to learn the area and lay some safe track and it made for a great week. Good luck.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:42 AM
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I have had tow boat US for a while now with trailer assist. Boat is insured. My wife will be with me. No choice but to take it slow. You guys will all be gone by the time my boat leaves.
Fisherman, I'm heading there as well on June 7th - 14th, this will be our 4th annual trip. Hang around the fish cleaning tables and talk to some Capt. and crew members to gain some current local knowledge for navigation.
I'm pretty sure Towboat US does not service the Venice area. Make sure that you have a good working VHS, you will truly be in the middle of now where and cell phone coverage is spotty at best.
What kind of boat do you have and what are you fishing for?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:18 AM
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Fisherman, I'm heading there as well on June 7th - 14th, this will be our 4th annual trip. Hang around the fish cleaning tables and talk to some Capt. and crew members to gain some current local knowledge for navigation.
I'm pretty sure Towboat US does not service the Venice area. Make sure that you have a good working VHS, you will truly be in the middle of now where and cell phone coverage is spotty at best.
What kind of boat do you have and what are you fishing for?
Tow boat US policy is if they do not have a boat in the area they would contact the nearest commercial tow company and cover the charges after I payed them first. My main fishing hole is Sabine lake and Sabine oil rigs. They don't have a current boat there either. I was concerned and contacted them and that is what they told me. Now, with that being said I hope they honor that if I ever need them. I have a kicker that I take when I venture offshore. Also have all the other safety items along with extra prop, primer bulb, etc. I own 3 boats and have had a boat since age 15. Got my first one before I got my first truck. My boat has about a 150 mile range. So I will be limited on offshore. I regularly go 30-40 miles out of Sabine. I do know my limits and never push them. I hope to catch anything that fights. Also want to get some trout. Reds are ok but I catch plenty of them at Sabine. Sabine is full of em. The folks on the Gulf forum are awesome. Always helpful and truthful. Thanks!

This is the boat that I'm trailering next week. Can handle 2' max but not comfortable. 1.5 and below are ideal.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:56 AM
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You should do good heading out Red Pass and hitting the rigs out there.

Have fun, Good luck and be safe.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:36 AM
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In that boat to fish rigs I would get someone to show me the back way into east bay through.....You take grand pass across some bay and through some cuts and then cross the river and then pop out in east bay. (i dont know how to do it) You will be in protected water and can fish the beach for redfish all the way to 70-80 ft depth for snapper etc. Tons of rig options and safer. Do not take that boat out of South Pass. Red is an option but isn't going to provide you with nearly as many options for close fishing. You can safely go fill your boat up with fish in east bay pending weather. Even if it gets rough you have an easy out
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:24 PM
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Nice Polar. I will say I was warned before I went about the head boats and the wake they produce. I have a 24 foot bay boat and if you use baptise collete just be careful. Not much room to avoid them. Those things throw a serious wake! Best of luck and I know youíll be booking your next trip soon after you leave. Iíve been fishing the gulf coast for 20+ years and nothing compares to Venice, La.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:21 PM
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I am a member of Sea Tow and keep my boat in Venice but don't have Capt. Rob's cell. Does anyone have it please. Is that his Sea Tow boat kept at End of the Line storage
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by russcue1 View Post
Nice Polar. I will say I was warned before I went about the head boats and the wake they produce. I have a 24 foot bay boat and if you use baptise collete just be careful. Not much room to avoid them. Those things throw a serious wake! Best of luck and I know youíll be booking your next trip soon after you leave. Iíve been fishing the gulf coast for 20+ years and nothing compares to Venice, La.
In my experience most of those guys will slow down to pass you if your anchored/fishing; now if you're trying to overtake them then yes, the wakes are serious...
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Venice Cobia View Post
I am a member of Sea Tow and keep my boat in Venice but don't have Capt. Rob's cell. Does anyone have it please. Is that his Sea Tow boat kept at End of the Line storage
Just sent it to you via PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:56 AM
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Thanks to everyone I now have a starting plan. Lots of valuable info. The wind forecast is looking good which opens it up a little more. Hopefully, keeping fingers crossed. No sw, south or se passes for me. I can handle some waves but strong currents with wind and waves is no place to be for my size boat. I still have more area to fish than I have time. I am so excited that I can't think, sleep or work (don't tell my boss). At Bass pro right now waiting for 10 am. Good luck everyone. Anybody ever needs any help in the Houston Area, get ahold of me. I owe you.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Venice Cobia View Post
I am a member of Sea Tow and keep my boat in Venice but don't have Capt. Rob's cell. Does anyone have it please. Is that his Sea Tow boat kept at End of the Line storage
not sure if itís his cell or not but I got a hold of him at 504-433-4869
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by russcue1 View Post


not sure if itís his cell or not but I got a hold of him at 504-433-4869
My local call center number is 504-433-4869 and if you have little or no service you may try getting a text to that number and we should get that info.
Re : Venice
Very dangerous at the moment with the river cresting around 5/31. Then itís expected to drop very quick.
Logs, current, traffic are just a few issues. Be aware that the river will leave many new challenges for all. We do go out and sound routes to help out but those are not fool proof. Please be safe, as we have had 6 Lost lives in the river in the last
6 months. Good luck
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RBuck View Post

My local call center number is 504-433-4869 and if you have little or no service you may try getting a text to that number and we should get that info.
Re : Venice
Very dangerous at the moment with the river cresting around 5/31. Then itís expected to drop very quick.
Logs, current, traffic are just a few issues. Be aware that the river will leave many new challenges for all. We do go out and sound routes to help out but those are not fool proof. Please be safe, as we have had 6 Lost lives in the river in the last
6 months. Good luck
Thanks for chiming in Capt Rob!
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:02 PM
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Dolphin and all the almaco jacks you can handle east of south pass
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:36 PM
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Dolphin and all the almaco jacks you can handle east of south pass
Nice catch!
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for the report!!!
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:36 PM
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Sucked today got like 10 dolphin chickens lol was rough and just couldnt find the x weedline wise big clumps scattered. Got tossed around a bit but good weekend got 20 hour breakin in 2 days on new motor ! Really hope this weather changes 2 to 4s with 5s thrown in especially around pass is a whoopin lol.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:04 PM
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Capt. Rob how can i tap into the soundings y'all are taking on the passes. Is that a Seatow perk or something that can be found on navionics live charts?
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