The nearshore fishing is very good in the Venice, Florida area. There are many pieces of structure nearshore that allow you to target a variety of different fish. Some of the popular fish to catch nearshore are grouper, snapper, kingfish, cobia, permit, snook and goliath grouper. These are just some of the most common species of fish that you can catch. The time of year will dictate what fish will be more prevalent, but you can catch fish nearshore year-round in this area. There are fishing charters available that fish the nearshore waters of Venice.