Ultimate Fishing Experience
Inshore to Offshore, Fly Fishing to Conventional
Refined Culinary Creations
A reputation for unmatched quality and creativity.
True Southern Hospitality
Experience fishing and relaxing in great accommodations.
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About Journey South Outfitters
We're a Seasoned Team of Captains
Journey South Outfitters has put together a group of Captains that excel in all aspects of fishing the diverse fish species of Venice, La. We rely on many years of experience in the marsh, bayous, on the rigs, and in the offshore waters of South Louisiana to exceed your expectations. We meticulously plan every aspect of your journey to ensure your satisfaction from the boat to the table.
MOE SAVOY NEWMAN
She grew up fishing the Gulf Coast. From the shores of Pass Christian, Ms. to Port Fourchon, La. She has experienced it all. Captain Moe brings a new twist to the fishing industry with being the only female offshore captain known along the Gulf Coast. She has been featured in many Shimano adds as well as the cover of the November 2014 Saltwater Sportsman Magazine.
Capt. Eric Newman grew up fishing the waters of South Louisiana. With his passion for both fishing and the Louisiana lifestyle he quickly grew a love for cooking as well. From working in the fine dining restaurants to owning his own upscale bistro, he was able to share his love for southern cuisine with everyone. With his years of experience, both on the water and in the kitchen, he is able to bring Journey South Outfitters the best of the gulf to your table!
- Listen to you first
- Study fishing reports
- Pre-fish certain areas
- Develop a strategy
- Share strategy with you
- Help you prepare
- Test all equipment
- Stock the lodge
- Great accommodations
- Excellent food
- Southern hospitality
- Then we fish
Broad Expertise, Check.
For the fishing enthusiast Venice, La. should be at the top of your list. Spend a day inshore targeting specks or reds and then head offshore the following day chasing tuna or bottom fishing for grouper.
Whats better than eating your fresh catch for dinner? Captain Eric will make that happen. With his years of experience in fine dining, he is able to give you the southern cuisine Louisiana is known for.
We, at Journey South Outfitters, are committed in making your experience both on the water and at the lodge unforgettable. With great customer service and attention to detail our guest feel right at home.
- 18’ Beavertail BTV powered by 115hp Mercury
- 20’ Beavertail powered by a 150hp Mercury
- 37' SeaVeeZ powered by triple 350 Mercury Verados
- Shimano and Gloomis fishing gear for inshore and offshore
"THANK YOU, JOURNEY SOUTH OUTFITTERS, FOR AN AWESOME TRIP!"
The ﬂyﬁshing for tuna (along with all the other surprise species) was about as good as it gets! Not sure how many we caught, but I can tell you I had sore arms for a week and the hospitality was second to none. Eric… you cook a mean meal! Moe… you are the bomb! You make each day on the water a pleasure! Great accommodations, great food, great ﬁshing and great friends!!
Bruce Holt | PR/Media Communications | G.Loomis, Inc.
"Captains Eric & Moe made the trip a raging good time!"
I've been offshore fishing most of my life. Grouper, redfish, even shark. But it wasn't until I found my way to Venice, LA and more importantly Journey South Outfitters, that I finally got into yellow and black fin tuna. I landed two monster yellow fins on a top water bait and it blew my freaking mind! I've never had more fun offshore and I doubt I ever will ... Journey South Outfitters for life!
Jake Williams | Tulsa, OK
Awesome fishing trip with Journey South Outfitters in September, 2014.
1 and 1/2+ days full of quality fishing. Great weather, loads of fish (almost needed to change name of sport to 'catching.'). Delicious food and very nice accommodations. Have 2 other groups wanting to schedule trips for 2015. I'm in!!!
“I'd rather spend a day on the water with Moe and Eric Newman than just about anyone else in the world.”
Yes, they are the local experts of the Louisiana Delta, and they produce results both inshore and offshore for everything from redfish to tuna, but their biggest asset is people skills and a genuine love for the sport. You'll always remember a day of fishing with them!
"RSI uses Journey South Outfitters to entertain our customers."
Moe and Eric have been nothing but exceptional on each of our fishing trips. The food and and lodging were 1st class and we caught more fish than we ever expected! I have never been worried about my customers not having a good experience.
Our video gallery showcases our best catches, our best clients and our best food! Oh, and of course, we threw in a little lagniappe for everyone to enjoy.
meets Venice, LA
on the open water
a great day on the water
Best of Both Worlds
inshore & offshore fishing
Big First Bite
Cajun Canyons 2015
the best in southern hospitality
Frigate's and Flyers
Good Day to Be A Fly
Green Family Fun Day
your next family vacation
It's All On Top
Top Water Action
My Sweet Valentine
for the love of fishing
Texas Shake Down
Epic Tuna Bite
The Obsession Reds
Panama Fishing Club
Retreat from the real world on a private island lodge and world class fishing.
Where you come as friends and leave as family! The Tucan Lodge is a family owned and operated lodge sitting on an excluded island just off the coast of Panama. The Spragge family has made the quaint little retreat a special place to spend with some of your closet friends, family and fishing buddies. Juan Sr. and Juan Jr. grew up fishing the local waters of Hannibal Bank, Montuosa Island, and Coiba Island. The knowledge they have of the local waters helps make your trip one to remember.
- Whether you dream is to target fish casting poppers or live baiting for Marlin, Tucan Lodge will help make it happen. If you want to spend the day chasing Roosters or Cubera Snappers around the rock features, you can! Then change it up and chase Dolphin throwing Poppers at the Jumbo Yellowfin schools following along.
- Once you step off the boat you wont be disappointed with what awaits you, home cooked Panamanian cuisine. Wether they are cooking up some fresh catch from your day or some local favorites, you will be amazed.
- Nothing like feeling at home while over looking the local waters and getting fresh sea breeze to wake you in the mornings. Over after a long day on the water grab a seat in one of the many hammocks for a nice afternoon nap.