Fish Report Venice, LA – June, 2014
When asked to describe the action, Capt. Beach says, “bait, bait, bait, bait, bait, and more bait!” It’s here, and the fish are loving it.
The Fish Report Venice, La for June, 2014? All four of MGFC’s captains report plentiful bait in the Gulf right now. Pogies, redfin, herring, and hard tails are abundant.
When asked what they’ve been catching, Wells says, “tuna, tuna, tuna. We’ve been putting our customers on lots and lots of tuna. We had a phenomenal week at the end of June, and really hit July running with big mahi mahi, a few marlin, and lots of tuna.”
As Jordan Ellis says, “we’ve been having a lot of two cart days back at the dock.”
Snapper season, though short, was good. “The summer has just started, and it’s only going to get better,” says Beach.
Look for more bait to arrive, Mahi-Mahi to pick up, and the tuna fishing to remain strong.
Wells says a typical day for him has been, “load up on some dolphin, catch a wahoo, double up on tuna, catch a marlin, double up on tuna again.”
Not bad for a day’s work.
Most yellowfin are currently running in the 75-85 lb. range, with many over 100 lbs.
Ellis helped his customers land a 162 lb. yellowfin on the ShockWave, and Mayeux had a charter pull in a 148 lb. fish. Beach has put customers on tuna, and landed two marlin in just the past week.
On his most recent trip, Capt. Billy Wells had this series of bites brought to the boat in succession: dolphin, dolphin, dolphin, dolphin, dolphin, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, tuna, marlin, tuna, tuna.
Says Beach, “as the herring become more plentiful, you can book it: the tuna are going to get bigger and be more abundant.”
We still have a few spots open in July and August, but book fast, those dates are almost gone.
We’re taking booking requests for the Fall already. Use our booking form to tell us what time and what type of trip you want to take. Remember, we’ve got four boats to serve you at MGFC: the Pale Horse, the Wild Bill, the ShockWave and the Sweat Shop.