We typically pull out of the Venice Marina at first light on the hunt for redfish, speckled trout or flounder. The surrounding bays, inlets and ponds we fish are covered in them throughout the year. We may head southwest towards Fleur Pond, north towards Yellow Cotton Bay or south down towards the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. It just depends on what’s biting where and what you’re looking to catch. Anglers looking for the ultimate in-shore challenge know nothing beats site-casting to a tailing redfish with a fly rod. As Captain Blake stands on the poling platform in the back of the boat quietly pushing you toward the fish. These trips usually last eight hours; we leave the marina around 7:00 am and you’re back posing for pictures under the world-famous Cypress Cove Marina fish sign by 3:00 pm.
Like any job that requires talent, craft and a touch of luck, many boats are specialized to fulfill a specific purpose on the water. Some are built to handle far runs and angry seas offshore, some are built more for comfort and some are designed to cut through the water without making a sound. That’s why we have three proven models in the family.