Fishing Venice, La.

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Super Strike, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Super Strike

    Super Strike Member

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    Where to start? This has been a very unusual June. We have been very busy despite the condition of the economy and feel very lucky for that. We have been fishing a lot so we haven't had much time to do reports. The second half of June has been very unusual. We have had mild to moderately strong west to southwest to northwest winds. Usually we have south to southeast winds in June. Also, the Mississippi river has been higher than usual and stronger than normal currents pushing from West to East. With all of these conditions the bluewater which is usually very close this time of the year has pushed out somewhere between 90-100 miles. The good news is that it usually doesn't stay out for very long and now seems to be slowly creeping back in and should bring a lot of fish with it. Most of our catches have consisted of snapper and amberjack and the bite has been unbelievable and I have not seen it this good in years. Along with them we have been catching a few grouper and cobia. The tuna fishing is still O.K. but the runs for them have been further than most would like to make in one day and most of our closer usual fishing areas this time of the year have not been holding them. The Mahi-Mahi bite is almost non-existent without cleaner water or rip lines. This past weekend we had the Bill Petty group. 34 Anglers down from Arkansas to do their annual fishing trip. Saturday we kept it closer due to a strong west wind and easily caught limits of snapper and A.J.s. On Sunday the wind laid down and we ran out to our tuna holes. 4 boats went in one direction, the two other boats decided to go in the other chasing tuna. Upon arrival to the first spot there were tuna crashing on the surface but no takers, second spot same thing. They basically disappeared shortly after arrival so with more patience in the game then catching they opted to go for the quick action catching snapper and amberjack. The two boats that went in the opposite direction were a bit luckier with the tuna. One boat went 3 for 5 and the other went 1 for 3. They were all in the 40-50 lb. range. July should be an excellent month to fish offshore out of Venice just like it always is. The tuna bite is always better in July and the conditions for them will improve as well. This should be an excellent fishing month with calm seas and plenty of fish. We've got open days in July and August.
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    Damon McKnight
    Super Strike Charters
    1.800.318.1720

    Venice Louisiana Fishing. Sport Fishing Charters in Venice Louisiana.
    [email protected]
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  2. bigscrnman

    bigscrnman Senior Member

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    Hey Damon, congrats on getting named to the gulf council, hope you are able to have an impact on the thinking there. BTW did you get a weight on that one snap? Looks like a real pig!