Captain Kevin Beach: Born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, I’ve been fishing the Venice area for thirty years. I grew up with one sister and five brothers, and fishing was the only thing I could do better than all of my brothers. I stuck to it, and when I was twelve or so, I started wanting to know why fish were found where they were, why they were doing what they were doing, how I could improve as a fisherman.
Something clicked for me, something that’s still there. I’m Capt. Kevin Beach, and I fish from Venice, LA.
I’ve been a full-time guide for twelve years, and I’ve been a First Mate on a 112-foot boat and Captain on 26-foot, 30-foot, and 61-foot boats.
I’ve won my share of tournaments, but my most notable catch was a 765-pound, short-fin Mako shark, a feat that currently qualifies as a state of Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico record. In 2006-2007, I was part of a team that conducted the most comprehensive yellowfin tuna study ever conducted in the Gulf of Mexico. We tagged more than 130 yellowfin and tracked their movements and depth patterns along the Louisiana Coast. Another amazing milestone for me: I was the first boat to ever video a live birth of a sperm whale in the wild.
My main hobby is fishing – what else could it be? I’m an avid spear fisherman, and I enjoy tank-diving for reef fish, as well as blue-water, free-diving for pelagics. On land, I switch to hunting deer with bows and chasing ducks in the marsh.
You saw it on the drawing board, and you saw it at the Miami Boat Show. It caught your eye riding on the Interstate from Florida to Louisiana, and this week ahead, … it makes its debut as the newest Freeman in our fleet of Freeman’s at The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company — a 42 foot Freeman Boatworks masterpiece.
Offshore Venice — is off to a good start in 2017. We’re seeing monster yellowfin tuna, plenty of blackfin tuna, wahoo of great size, and temps (water and air) that you just won’t believe.
“It’s been wild,” says Captain Wade Wells. “We’re seeing really nice temps making for some nice warm days. It’s bringing in the fish, too,” said Wade.
Captain Jordan Ellis agrees. “I’ve put customers on yellowfin and wahoo and we’re surprised at the size of both species. The ambient temps are great, and the water temps running a bit higher than normal too. It’s been a fun start to the new year. Looks to me like Spring is gonna be awesome.”
Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy, creates fishing videos on youtube and other social platforms. Lakeforkguy travels to freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help viewers catch more fish, and recently he wanted to make a yellowfin tuna video.
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Offshore Fees start at $2300 + fuel / per day, per boat. Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock. Charter includes bait, ice, tackle, and fish cleaning. Offshore boats can take 6 passengers (Max); inshore boats accommodate up to 4 passengers.
Inshore charters are $1,000 for 3 passengers; $1,200 for 4 passengers + live bait + fuel (avg. 25-30 gallons)
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