Captain Bob Hovey

Bob grew up fishing on the southeast coast of Florida and the Florida Keys, where he developed a true love for blue water fishing. Eager to expand his fishing horizons, Bob began fishing along the East Coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Eventually, this passion led Bob to become a charter boat captain, where he could realize his dream of being paid to fish every day!

Bob has guided sports fishing tournament trips and recreational charter fishing trips for just about every off-shore species you can think of:

  • Bluefin Tuna
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Sword Fish
  • Wahoo
  • Grouper
  • Snapper
  • Amber Jack
  • and more!

Today, Louisiana Bluewater Charter Company proudly provides guided fishing trips for everything from in-shore day trips to multi-day off-shore charter excursions. With our top-of-the-line Freeman boats, industry-leading gear, local knowledge, and experienced fishing guides, there’s no better choice for fishing charters out of Venice. Whether you’re a seasoned fishing pro looking for some local guidance, or you’ve never held a fishing reel in your life, Bob and the rest of the Louisiana Bluewater Charter team are ready to show you the bounty of Louisiana’s Gulf waters! Choose your charter trip, schedule your stay, and pack your bags. Let’s hit the waters and catch some fish!

“My soul and passion resides in off-shore fishing! I have seen breathtaking sunrises, caught some amazing fish, and created unforgettable memories. Nothing in this world makes me happier than sharing my passion with others!” – Captain Bob Hovey


“My favorite fish to catch are swordfish and tuna.” – Captain Bob Hovey