If you like fishing, you'll love Venice.

Otherwise, you may get a little bored. The town revolves around the marina, and the marina obviously revolves around fishing. So, if you're a fisherman and can fly into New Orleans, there is no excuse not to make the short trip down to Venice from there.venicesign

But there are a few things to keep in mind, and hand, while in Venice.rainyredfish

Remember that Venice is located at the southernmost tip of Louisiana- the target for some of the strongest and most frequent storms in the country. Because fish are everywhere, if it looks like the weather might turn ugly one day you usually can have a phenomenal day of fishing not too far from the marina. But, believe me, you will want to have some foul weather gear on the boat just in case. I recommend a heavy raincoat with long sleeves, and a hood never hurts.

dadinshoreWhat else happens when it rains? Bugs. Be sure to have an ample supply of bug spray with you all the time. The mosquitos that follow the rain seem strong enough to carry you away if you don't repell them. A citronella candle for your cabin isn't a bad idea either.venicetuna

But not every day is a rainy day, in fact most aren't. So be sure to bring sunscreen. There's nothing worst than getting a sun burn the first day of your trip and being miserable every subsequent day. Venice is not a shady place. When it's hot, it's hot and you don't want the excess sun causing pain on top of sweat.

The most important thing you'll want: a camera. Fisherman are notorious for stretching those arms out and adding a few pounds to their fish stories. In Venice, you really can catch those monstrous fish, but if your friends haven't seen it for themselves, they won't believe you. A picture is worth a thousand words, so if you document everything, you won't have to say a word.

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