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Last week we at The Venice Palms Lodge had a corporate group of 17 from McElvain Oil & Gas come down to Venice for 3 full days of offshore fishing. Our offshore charter boats and amazing captains delivered! These anglers caught so many fish that they filled up an entire super-sized freezer box and half of a refrigerator! They said that before this trip, they had never experienced fishing like this trip! One of them, Brian O’Haire from Denver, Colorado, who caught the #2 State of Louisiana record Amberjack (128lbs.) while fishing with us, told me that fishing Venice was truly a lifetime experience! And it is!
Each day, every one of our charter boats brought many Yellowfin Tuna back to the dock, with several weighing in over 150 pounds. The weather and the seas cooperated, allowing our anglers an opportunity to fish some of the Captains’ favorite rigs for Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Scamp, and King Mackerel (some for bait & others released), before heading to their tuna holes for Yellowfin, Blackfin, and Wahoo (50-100lbs.).
Many of the Yellowfin weighed 50 to 80 pounds, while more than a handful of them weighed 100 to 168 pounds. What fighters! Captain Hunter said that the 168 pound Yellowfin was all action and was thrilling to land. It took over an hour and a half to land because it wrapped around a long line, which made the group more determined than ever to land this mule. And they did.
The tuna bit is on! Wanna get in on the action? Call us to book your offshore charters and lodging. (504) 231-2238


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