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Venice Feb 2,3 Tough Fishing

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