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Red Grouper Opens 2024 – Fishing Charter

Red Grouper Opens January 1, 2024 – Book a Fishing Charter

Finally the long wait is over and Red Grouper opens back up January 1, 2024. Seems like the Gulf Council is pretty firm with closing these species down ever year now. However, 2023 was a hard one for us charter captains. The Gulf Council ended up closing Red Grouper in July 2023, that’s almost 6 months that we all could not catch and keep these species. Every year the Gulf Council says we are over fishing Red Grouper when in all reality they are everywhere! The Council has no clue what they are doing nor do they have correct information but of course we need to obey the laws.

Now for the kicker, there has been word around charter captains that we will only have a short Red Grouper season again but this time even shorter! There is word that Red Grouper will be closing around April 2024. Why you might ask? well it has been mentioned by the Gulf Council that we yet again went over our catch limit. How? How do they know that we have went over our catch limit? THEY DON’T! Recreation anglers do no report any catches and us charter captain do not report our catches any longer after we won the lawsuit. Therefore, how are they getting these numbers?

The Gulf Council is only hurting the Fishing Charter Business in the whole Gulf of Mexico. What more can we do to open the Councils brains? we attend meetings, we right comments but they don’t listen!

Just beware that you are limited in the Red Grouper Season. Get out there Book a Charter aboard Angling with Adria Charters and lets go catch these species before they close!

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Contact to book a fishing charter 954-243-3949

Angling all the way to 2024

Angling all the way to 2024

This year (2023) has been filled with so many fishing trips, new clients and a new addition to the Angling with Adria Charters franchise. I couldn’t be Thankful enough for everyone who has supported me in a so called man’s industry. From my clients to my supporters on my social media, I would have not been able to be who I am today without you! I can only hope you continue this journey with me and continue watching me grow from my business to my YouTube channel.

With the Holidays approaching fast and only a few more weeks left to 2023 why not finish the year strong… Angling all the way to 2024! I can only hope that 2024 brings us many fish and many new memories. If I can help with fulfilling that, don’t forget I do offer Fishing Trips from Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore and Deep Sea Fishing Trips. Coming January 2024 Red Grouper season will be opening back up and all Reef Fish will be opened as well. The waters will be much cooler and fish should start moving in closer for us to catch.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: Capt Alex has joined me in growing our business and will be offering Nearshore fishing trips and Tarpon Trips.


Contact to book in advanced 954-243-3949

Also I have Gift Certificates for Giving the Gift of Fishing! You can contact me directly to gift a fishing trip 954-243-3949.


Book your Fishing Charter ahead of time!

Book your Fishing Charter ahead of time!

Looking to book your fishing charter with me this upcoming season? I suggest and strongly recommend to book ahead of time. Do you have your trip to the Venice, Florida area planned and booked? Give me a call ahead of schedule to book your fishing charter. Guarantee a spot on my calendar if you call ahead of time and reserve your fishing charter date with me.

Please make sure to contact me at 954-243-3949 or you can reach me on FaceBook – Click link:

Fishing Charter Near Me : Angling With Adria Charter Venice, Florida

Early 2023 I received many calls from clients and scheduled fishing trips, I want to make sure you get a spot on my calendar to fish with me on Angling with Adria Charters. Now that 2023 is soon coming to an end I would like to stress how important it is to call ahead of schedule as spots are limited and will be booked up quick. I start receiving calls for the upcoming year around November and get booked up pretty quickly. I will be offering 4, 6, 8 and 10 hour fishing charters.

If you do not know or have not yet planned your trip to the Venice, Florida area, not to worry dates are still available. Also I would like to introduce my Co-Captain Alex Masson, he will be taking my overflow and providing inshore and nearshore fishing trips along with Tarpon fishing trips. Captain Alex is very knowledgeable when it comes to fishing and is very passionate about fishing. Captain Alex and myself have fished together for many years and we both teach each other many different techniques which we both are excited to show you when you come aboard Angling with Adria Charters.

Book a Fishing Charter Angling with Adria

We both will do our best to fulfill your needs and will accommodate our schedule to make a memorable fishing trip for you and your group. We will be booking fishing trips for Deep Sea Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Tripletail fishing, Tarpon Fishing. Areas we will be booking are as follows: Venice, Florida , Placida, Florida / Boca Grande, Florida , Osprey / Blackburn, Florida , North Port, Florida (working the Myakka River ), Port Charlotte, Florida (Working Charlotte Harbor and El JoBean areas)


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Larry Atkins
Larry Atkins
September 12, 2023.
Great time fishing with her (Adria)
Dave Pritchard
Dave Pritchard
September 12, 2023.
Fished a morning trip with Adria and Alex. Fishing’s been slow after Idalia but we caught some fish and they both worked hard the whole trip to put me on fish. I’ll definitely be booking an offshore trip or two once I get back down in early October!!
Vince Lange
Vince Lange
September 12, 2023.
Adria was awesome The day we went the bite was a little slow she can’t help that but we still caught fish then towards the end of our trip we went just a little offshore and could have caught fish constantly all day if we wanted She has knowledge and she can drive the boat ! I am now hooked it will be offshore after this it was the best She n her mate filleted our catch and they both were very polite I’ve been on many charters she’s one of the best I can’t wait to fish with her again n trust me wherel we stayed a half hour from her. There were plenty of charters with in a 5 minutes drive but she’s definitely worth the drive n now she has a forever customer It’s offshore next time we are there for sure And she will not disappoint Her goal is for her customers to catch fish and have lifelong awesome memories n she will do that . Give her a shot!!
Duane Zobrist
Duane Zobrist
September 12, 2023.
Adria is awesome. Would fish with her again anytime. We had a wet, windy day and she handled it like the pro she is. Thanks.
William Schurak
William Schurak
September 12, 2023.
Had a great time with her! Knew exactly where the fish were and she even taught my son a few things. Definitely will be going on another when I’m back down in Florida
Matt Priola
Matt Priola
July 3, 2023.
Best captain around! Super friendly, knowledgeable, and she cares about her clients. Her first mate Alex is awesome, he always kept our hooks baited and took care of all the fish and tackle. Will definitely be booking another charter with her.
Brian Given
Brian Given
June 24, 2023.
Adria was great with our kids. Fantastic trip with a nice haul!
Abe Millsap
Abe Millsap
May 19, 2023.
Adria was awesome! Very friendly and informative. Took my wife and two young boys out (they have never been on a boat) and she made sure they felt safe and had fun. Highly recommend her for a fishing charter. We will definitely be back!
William Graham
William Graham
May 16, 2023.
Booked a 4 hour charter with my grandsons and had a great experience. Adria is very knowledgeable and personable. She put us on top of fish all day long, and we caught a ton of them. Highly recommend her for a day of fishing and fun.
Tyler Rogers
Tyler Rogers
May 16, 2023.
What an amazing experience and great atmosphere! Very knowledgeable, personable, great sense of humor, and professional. Caught a ton of fish with a chance to even wrestle with a Goliath grouper!! If you're looking for a place to share laughs, make memories, and have fun catching fish, this is the place to go! Just an absolute pleasure!!

RED GROUPER Closure in the Federal Waters – Gulf of Mexico



NOAA just announce the recreational closure of Red Grouper in the Federal water – Gulf of Mexico starting July 21st, 2023. This is not only hurting recreational fisherman but also Federally Permitted Vessels. In a bunch of Captain’s opinion including mine, NOAA has no clue what they are doing! NOAA is claiming that RED GROUPER is “OVER FISHED”. Honestly the Gulf of Mexico is loaded with millions of Red Grouper amongst other species.

There has never been a problem catching a Red Grouper in the Gulf waters. Although they only mentioned recreational closure, I have no doubt in my mind that they will close Red Grouper for Federally Permitted vessels as well. Therefore, I have been advertising the closure as part of my Charter Fishing Trips because to be honest it’s only a matter of time before they announce it.

Here is the link to the closure:

I recently wrote a Blog of the Court update with our fellow Captain’s lawsuit against NOAA which was a BIG WIN for us in the Gulf of Mexico. With that being said I have another feeling that they are “punishing” us for winning against NOAA and decided they wish to close species early because the quota was met. I highly doubt that, if any changes need to be made well they need to change the Commercial Fishermans who are allowed to keep Red Grouper at 18 inches and we are only allow to keep 20 inches. I don’t think that is fair at all, change those regulations! 

My little voice or your voice will never be heard by NOAA because they make all the rules as they please. I believe something has to be done about all these closures, I do this personally as well and not having the species I enjoy catching and bringing home for dinner is affecting my fishing experience and what fishing is all about. Not to mention closing Red Grouper during Red Snapper season is nonsense! And to only give us Gag Grouper for a really short time is not a great thing either. 

I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but I hope you all still want to come out fishing with me and catch the species that are still opened. Some of those species will be Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hog Fish, Yellowtail Snapper and that’s just to name a few. Also Red Snapper season is opened June 1 – August 25th, 2023

Contact to BOOK a Fishing Trip with me and let’s have some fun catching 954-243-3949





On February 23, 2023 The Court system set aside a Final Rule for the Southeast For-Hire Program in the Gulf of Mexico. This means ALL For-Hire Federally Permitted Charter Captains in the Gulf of Mexico are NOT REQUIRED to report any logbooks (report fish) or have a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) aboard. This is HUGE for the Gulf of Mexico Charter Captains.

Mid 2020 Captain Allen Walburn filed a Lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries in regards to the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and reporting system. In 2022 NOAA then made it a requirement that all Gulf of Mexico Federally Permitted Charter Vessels obtain a VMS.

This VMS had to be installed by a professional at our own expense, although NOAA did reimburse us for the purchase of the VMS equipment. However, it was still an invasion of our privacy. For a whole year all Charter Captains were required to give our hard worked locations (spots) and what fish we caught and kept.

Friday, February 24th, 2023 it was announced that the lawsuit against NOAA was won by Captain Allen Walburn. Exciting news for us Gulf of Mexico Charter Captains!

Here is the link to the COURT Case and all the Updates:

On February 27th, 2023 I called NOAA and spoke with the VMS department. I asked what the next steps are for renewing Federal Permits, they advised that the VMS is no longer a requirement to renew Permits. 

I waited a couple days and decided to call again and spoke with the Permit department this time. A lady answered and I asked my same question, she stated that we in fact do still need the VMS and Logbook to renew permits. It made me confused and decided to call a third time to the VMS department.  I advised I was confused and need clarity, the lady then said the there is no requirement at this time to renew Federal Permits.

The VMS department stated that not everyone has gotten the memo and that she will advise the managers to send out an email advising everyone.  She did however confirm again that VMS and Logbook is no longer a requirement for renewing Permits.

What a relief it was to myself that I at least was getting the right answers for my business.

On the morning of March 5th, 2023 I find out there was an article released by the Gulf Council pertaining to this Lawsuit which has a bunch of information for you to read through along with FAQs.

Here is the link to the Gulf Council NOAA Fisheries Court Update:

To summarize all this up, the Gulf of Mexico Federally Permitted For-Fire Charter Captains are NOT REQUIRED to obtain or have installed VMS and it is not a REQUIREMENT to submit LOGBOOKS.


However, the Atlantic Fisheries still battle with NOAA on their Rules. Send prayers for the Atlantic Fisheries.

THANK YOU TO CAPTAIN ALLEN WALBURN and his TEAM for filing this Lawsuit and WINNING!!!!!




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Here we go again!!! Yet another closure for us Charter Captains here in the Gulf of Mexico. Lane Snapper Closure will be closed November 15th, 2022 and will not reopen until January 1st, 2023. That is now two species closed for the remaining of the year which also includes Red Grouper closure. From Charters to personal fishing out Venice, FL I can tell you that the Gulf of Mexico in this area is loaded with Lane Snappers and Red Groupers and that those species are not over fished. It does suck the the fishing Council has no clue about our fishery. There is nothing us Charter Captains can do, we have fought before many times with no success in winning against NOAA. There actually was a few captains who hired an attorney on this matter and well that case is up in the air as of today. 

With Lane Snapper Closure for the remaining 2022, I must add there are still other species to target in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing after Hurricane Ian has been one of the best, the bite has been strong and has actually pushed a lot of other species who are not from this area like Dog Snappers and Yellow Jacks. Those species are considered to be from South Florida, and if you were to ask me I’d say Hurricane Ian helped with pushing those species to this coast.

Species to target. for the remainder of 2022 are:

Mangrove Snappers, Yellowtail Snappers, Gag Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Blacken Tuna, Cobia, King Fish, Trigger Fish, African Pompano, Black Sea Bass, Flounder (Opens December 1st) and Key West Grunts along with some not mentioned.

I would say that is still plenty of fish to target. 

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Red Grouper Closes 2022

Red Grouper Closes 2022

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Here we go again Gulf of Mexico! Red Grouper Closes 2022 for another 4 months again on 12:01am August 30th. Last year in 2021 NOAA announced Red Grouper closing which I have never heard of Red Groupers closing prior to 2021. Of course us Charter Captains all took a little hit on our business for this. NOAA announced that Red Groupers are over fished which in my opinion is non-sense. We catch Red Groupers all the time from big to small, trust me there is plenty. However, Now we just have to take another hit in 2022 and advise all our clients that Red Grouper is Catch and Release only. Of course there is still plenty of fish out there to target from Lane Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Yellowtail Snappers, Vermillion Snapper, Porgies, Key West Grunts, Scamp Groupers, Blackfin Tuna, African Pompano, Florida Pompano, Cobias also Gag Grouper and they are opened until December 31st, 2022 and thats just to name a few we are likely to catch. 

Angling with Adria Fishing Charters Venice, FL can target a bunch more species that are still opened. Here is a couple pics of what is expected to catch for the rest of the year:


Now that the summer is near over, Fall Season will be a great one for catching fish. The water temperature gets cooler which means fish move in closer inland. Sharks will start to settle down and not be as aggressive when reeling up fish. Another species to look forward to is Tripletail Fish. In October Commercial Carb traps get deployed offshore and Tripletail start to live around those crab trap buoys which allow us to target them from October through early May. As the weather gets warmer the Tripletail move offshore.

Even though Red Grouper is closing we still have so much more species to target and catch for a great meal. All we could do is follow the rules and have fun fishing. 

Click the link to learn more information about the Red Grouper Closure and any other regulations:

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Want to come fishing with me and target some of the species listed above?

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The last couple months Angling with Adria Fishing Charter and Boat Tours has been dealing with fluctuating Fuel prices. Not only has my Fishing Charter business slowed down but the Fuel prices are an all time high here in Florida. In the beginning of the year when I started to see the Fuel price changes I said to myself “oh it won’t get up more than this, I’ll be okay” and announcing on my social media that I was not increasing my Fishing Charter / Boat Tour rates.

 this photo was taken April 11th, 2022.

Fast forward a few months to-date May 26th, 2022 where our Fuel Prices have sky rocketed on Non-Ethanol (Boat Fuel) to $5.20 a gallon on land (luckily my boat is on a trailer). Never in the last 2.5 years of running my Fishing Charter business have I paid this high for Fuel. I love my business and what I have to offer, my clientele is the best and what can I say I love putting people on fish. Now pushed to changing something I was against changing for the sake of saving my business. I have had to raise my Fishing Charter rates and hopefully soon I will be able to change them back and be as reasonable as I have been,

On a better note American Red Snapper season is right around the corner opening June 1st, 2022 for Federally Permitted Vessels which I am offering again this season.  Also another species that is opening June 1st, 2022 is Gag Groupers. What better way to enjoy summer? Coming aboard and targeting highly regulated species and going for the boat limit!




Fishing Offshore for the first time in the Gulf of Mexico?

Fishing offshore for the first time in the Gulf of Mexico was the most amazing feeling I could experience as an angler. I grew a passion fairly quickly for offshore fishing. Offshore Fishing like any other style is a learning process. From lines, hooks to knots, tackle to current and tide conditions. Why? Because believe it or not THIS ALL MATTERED!
If you plan on fishing for the first time offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, I recommend to do a little research before heading out, know which depth of water you want to target species and bay different bait from your local tackle store. Knowledge of the depth will determine what rod/reel setup and tackle you need. Stick to my blog post and you will learn all techniques that I use for offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico out of Venice, FL
I come prepared with sinkers from all sizes 1/2 oz to 12 oz. In the Gulf of Mexico there are regulations you need to search regarding what hooks are allowed to catch species.

Please refer to

For hooks I use non-offset circle hooks offshore from 1/0 to 6/0. Depending on what you wish to target you might need bigger size hooks and sinkers, however, in the Gulf of Mexico what is mostly targeted are Groupers and Snappers, with the size hooks I mentioned that will be sufficient to begin fishing offshore.
I recommend to spool whichever reel you desire with Braid Line. If you are targeting Snappers (Mangrove Snappers, Lane Snappers, Yellowtail Snapper, HogFish and Key West Grunts), I use anywhere between 15 LBS  to 30 LBS Braid line.  Now, you also need to tie a Leader (Shock Leader) line to your main line and I use anywhere between 20 LBS to 50 LBS. Heavier Braid line and Leader line is highly recommended when targeting species like Red Groupers, Gag Groupers, Scamp Groupers, Strawberry Groupers, Red Snappers and other species that have a tougher fight. However, I have caught many species mentioned above on the lightest tackle, which takes a few months to learn and achieve but is very effective. I recommend you follow my fishing channel on YouTube for more tips on how to target species and what tackle to use.

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Now for the most important part is to find a good rod and reel setup or two setups that won’t break the bank. I recommend you do some research or ask your local tackle shop for information on rod and reels.
I hope this blog helps you and your new Offshore Fishing Journey. If you need any additional help or have questions please feel free to contact me at 954-243-3949. I am also a Fishing Charter and Boat Tour Captain based out of Venice, Florida and will be able to help you with all your fishing needs.

Want to come offshore and learn from me? Book a Fishing Charter Today! 954-243-3949

Captain Adria Gutierrez – Introduction

My name is Captain Adria Gutierrez. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida where I grew my passion for the water and fishing. My parents would take us to fishing piers, bank fishing, and boat fishing. I grew up just holding a rod and reel not knowing any of its functions just that I knew I was reeling up fish. The majority of my life was fishing at least a couple of times a month.
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Throughout the years almost every weekend, I was going to the Keys in Florida and fishing. We fast forward a few more years later to find out not only did I gain a passion for fishing but I was so interested in learning more too finally enjoying and loving going to Bass Pro Shops. I then went on to create my own YouTube Fishing Channel as the passion grew.
From Kayaks to little boats to a Boston Whaler where there I learned how to drive a boat and learn the sonar machine and GPR’S system. I learned so much about inshore fishing I decided to sell that boat as I was ready to take offshore fishing and got a nice Grady White vessel.
I loved it so much that in the year 2020 I started my career as a Licensed United States Coast Guard Captain. Ever since I have been running offshore fishing trips, day boat tours, dolphin tours, eco-tours, and sunset cruises. As far as my YouTube Fishing Channel I am still growing it and you will find different species I catch and different fishing techniques. Join my YouTube journey as I teach you how to catch fish how to clean fish and how to cook fish.

Please subscribe to my YouTube Fishing Channel and grow with me. Thank you for reading my first blog and stay tuned for more information on how to catch fish. Catch you guys later