Captain Chad Rudolph

  (18 years experience)


Southern Access Charters


Venice, LA

Master GuideDeep Sea FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsFreshwater FishingLive Bait
Live BaitLuresReelsRods

Cast your line towards a thrilling day of adventure with Southern Access Charters, run by local Captain Chad Rudolph! Captain Chad will show you the best inshore fishing excursions to be had on the teeming waters of Venice, Louisiana. He is an experienced angler who has been fishing these waters for decades and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with fellow fishing enthusiasts. He's a renowned Redfish angler, ready to get you some action!

Captain Chad would love to have you on board, whether you’re just getting started in learning how to fish or a professional angler who is looking try new territory. He will take you to the finest fishing destinations where you can also bask in the breathtaking scenery of the LA Delta. The Gulf of Mexico is home to a variety of species such as Redfish, Snappers, Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Tripletail, Sheepshead and more! You'll also have an opportunity to try a range of methods and techniques to become a better all-around angler.

Hop aboard the 24’ Key West bay boat powered by a 300HP Suzuki outboard motor. She is a modern vessel equipped with state-of-the-art electronics that will get you to the most productive areas with ease. This boat can comfortably seat up to 4 guests and everything you'll need for a day of fishing will be taken care of by the captain. Sit back, relax and get ready for a journey in search of a fish to remember!

Come and explore the thrilling waters around Venice in true Louisiana style with Southern Access Charters today!

Guide Boat

Key West

Capacity: 4 Guests


Guide Territory


Gulf of Mexico

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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