Venice Feb 2,3 Tough Fishing

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by jaredchasteen, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. jaredchasteen

    jaredchasteen Senior Member

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    Well i finally have a second to give a small report.

    We left the dock early in search of wahoo on Capt. Devlins 30ft Glacier Bay. The desc. to chase wahoo was made since the lump has been so inconsistant, and wahoo fishing has been worls class. Well first rig we get to we pick up one in very short order, and we think it will be banner day. The next one would be little harder to come by. We hopped to around 8 or 9 rigs and scratched out 3 hooters with the biggest at around 60 pounds. The first pass would yeild a single fish but no doubles or triples. At one of the rigs we saw surface action so we decided to jig with the setups kevin, bret, and fred brought. Good thing they brought them as we boated 16 BFT between 15-25 pounds. The oti 300 gram jigging rod was a blast to play with them with, The action of the rod produced more strikes than any other rod fished in both days. All tuna were caught on jigs benthos, oti jinkster.
    Last rig we stopped at in 210 ft of water to try for grouper. Well this is where its gets interesting. The oti jig proceded to produce 8 more different species caught. The jinkster was killin em. I was wackin the white trout, and this provided the best humor of the day....except the 10 dollar vesectamy.

    Me and Kevin both ended up with personal best wahoo.

    Pictures are courtesy of Bret

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  2. Ragman

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    Those wahoo sure have a set of teeth!

    Cool report!
     

  3. Bret

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    Thanks for posting the report Jared. I will try to get day two and some more pics up in a bit..
     
  4. Grescobia

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    Thanks for the pics
     
  5. Bret

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    Day two.. Jared,Kevin and I headed to the lump at 0600 with Capt Darryl Couvillon. I must say he was a great guy to fish with.. We arrived at the lump with about 16 other boats, anchored up and started chumming. We started picking up bonita pretty quick. It was slow.. but Jared and I kept it up. Kevin had the mal de mer and was contributing to the slick on occasion.
    I picked up a couple of decent blackfins and then nada.. We had one bonita on the kite.. and a beeliner and a squirrel snapper.. We stuck it out until about 12:30 when we made the call to head over to some other rigs and see what was up over there. Jared wanted to try for an aj. so Capt Darryl pulled out his AJ rig.. a 9/0senator w 300lb mono/capefearbentbutt combo.. and dropped down a big mullet.. Whammo!! In a matter of 4 secs he got spooled.. Capt said he hadnt ever seen that happen. We pull out the jigs and get to work on the blackfin and I caught 3 small ajs... I think we hammmered out 10 blkfins and then headed in to clean fish and watch the superbowl.

    I want to give a special thanks to Captain DarrylCouvillon for his Hospitality! He invited us over to his fish camp to watch the game and have some dinner before headed back to DFW. We cooked up some of my venison sausage and the cajun boys cooked up a mess of tuna and wahoo on the grill and we had us an awesome dinner and watched the game.. Thanks again.
    I was a little dissappointed that we didnt score on the Yfts.. but its always a gamble to fish the lump. You just have to put your time in.. There were some tuna caught on sunday.. but most of the bites didnt happen until late in the afternoon, after most of the boats had allready bailed. Here are some more pics.. That Venice area has some of the most beautiful scenery around..
     

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  6. gman

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    ha ha Do you mean the old senator in the background of this picture with the short stiff rod. Ouch he locks down the drag at 35 lbs on that rod.

    He broke that rod and reel out with 300# mono and Anthony had two huge AJ's in a matter of minutes, beat my son to hell though its not to forgiving but he has a really good rig for AJ's as we got nailed by atleast 4 big fish before landing these 2 slobs. Anthony is 5'2" to put it into perspective

    You just bought back good memories, great report sorry you didnt get the yellows but sure looks like you found some slob hoos
     

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  7. gman

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    Do you mean the cajun lodge? Thats where we stayed, sweet clean lodge with great home cooked meals 3 times a day and huge flat screen TV
     
  8. Bret

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    Do you mean the cajun lodge? Thats where we stayed, sweet clean lodge with great home cooked meals 3 times a day and huge flat screen TV
    No.. Capt Darryl's houseboat..

    That was the reel.. it got spooled very quickly.. I dont think that there was as much line on it as was in your pic...
     
  9. gman

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    thats a tough reel to use under that stress, meanwhile we are using 50w's for tuna ha ha how big were those wahoos. They were bad ass
     
  10. MrBill

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    Here's a fish for that 9/0 senator with 300# mono.

    This is the new Louisiana State grouper record fish caught in Nov 2007. This fish was caught in 400' of water and was 359.1 pounds. Cranking in this beast would cause sore muscles on any good size man.
     

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  11. gman

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    holy shit getting that thing off the bottom must have been like hell, he probably though he was hung up
     
  12. BretABaker

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    i'll pretend that's what I had when I hooked the lump a few weeks ago....
     
  13. MrBill

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    Here's another one that was caught this past Saturday 2/3/08. This one went 351 pounds. I was reading about a single fillet of grouper that was 114 pounds of net meat off one side.:eek: It might have been the 359 pounder.
     

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  14. txseadog

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    Here's another one that was caught this past Saturday 2/3/08. This one went 351 pounds. I was reading about a single fillet of grouper that was 114 pounds of net meat off one side.:eek: It might have been the 359 pounder.

    We saw this fish at Venice Marina and it was impressive.
     
  15. Pope

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    I am glad you guys were able to scratch out a nice weekend. I am sorry for the lack of yft, but like Kevin said when I call, "That is fishing."