Venice Overnighter 8-12-2017

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by Striker Tackle, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Striker Tackle

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    We were able to make our first overnighter on Saturday 8-12-17 out of our home base in Venice. We started heading down the river by 2 pm. After a 2 hr run we arrived at the targeted drillship. Started off a little slow with only (1)60Lb Yellowfin coming in the boat off of a chuck of red meat, we were marking fish but they were down between 150-200 ft. We made a few more drifts with no yellowfin and only caught one Blackfin on a 170 gram flat fall jig. From 6pm -10pm it was pretty slow with the tuna we just kept chumming and drifting free-lines without much luck. I think all the dolphin (porpoise) around the drillship shut the Tuna bite down.Around 10:30 we headed in closer to get our limit of snapper and called it a night.

    Overall we managed to put a small box of fish together.. Ended up with (1) 60lb yellowfin and (1) blackfin 25lb, 1 alamco jack and 8 red snappers.

    Will do it again soon.
    Jimmy and Raymond

    These are the jigs that produced some of snappers and one blackfin

    http://strikertackle.com/flat-fall-j...rams-set-of-5/

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  2. Snaphappy

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    Did you fish any live baits? We had one around 50-60 on a jig last week and three on poppers but but the other 12 (over two days) were on live bait. Heavy love chumming was the ticket.
     

  3. Snaphappy

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    I'm looking forward to putting some of your 250 gram jigs to work next weekend out at pulley ridge.
     
  4. Striker Tackle

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    No Live bait. Tried catch pogies at the end of northeast pass, but due to the light rain we could not locate them. Tried to catch hardtails at the in-betweens, 24 mile rigs, vk 989 with no luck. Should have went to the main pass area and caught horn bellys.

    I just think there were so many dolphin ( porpoises) around the drill ship it just shut the bite down.

    Let me know how you do with those jigs.
     
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