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yellowfin tuna - venice, la. photo, mgfc.

Captains Kevin Beach, Billy Wells, Jordan Ellis and Travis Mayeux have been booked solid through the month of June, and the fishing has been fantastic.

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.

Capt. Billy Wells and customers with yellowfin tuna photo.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.


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.

That’s right — the f/v Wild Bill is ready for charters from Venice, Louisiana.

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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.”

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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.

In this video, he fished with MGFC out of Venice Marina. They targeted yellowfin tuna and swordfish, and got what they came for. View this yellowfin tuna video, and see what a day of offshore fishing is like when you fish with MGFC.

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