i'll try to give directions as best as i can. we usually run out Beniveau(sp?) Pass(about 2 miles down river from Venice on the left. there will be three big white tanks there that are visible on google earth) to the gulf and hook a left and go back into Octave Pass. there's a maze of channels and sloughs back there holding redfish. also when you come out of Beneveau Pass, the coast line holds fish, so don't over look that. when we run west, we go with a local guy and i never know where we are, except that he likes to fish the old pilings along the coast and the near rigs offshore. hope this helps.