Bottom fishing over the many reefs and ledges offshore of Venice is very productive for several species of grouper and snapper.
The Gulf of Mexico is known for its calm sea conditions and excellent year round bottom fishing. Venice, Florida located just 15 minutes south of Sarasota and directly on the Gulf of Mexico is the perfect take-off point to access and enjoy this awesome grouper and bottom fishing.
Bottom fishing for grouper and snapper is good most any time of the year. Other game fish such as kingfish, cobia, tuna, amberjack, dolphin, barracuda, tarpon, mahi, permit, and giant redfish are all caught as they seasonally migrate through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico offshore of the Florida coastline.