Capt. Billy Wells, proud owner of the new 37ft Wild Bill, (built by Freeman Boatworks), had a nice day at the office this week when he put long-time customers Tom Steed and crew on a slew of fish.
Steed and his friends have been fishing with Wells for more than 10 years. They travel to Venice, LA from Key Largo, FL. They come for the non-stop action, and for big fish, and that’s exactly what Wells delivered with this outing.
All bites, in straight succession: dolphin, dolphin, dolphin, wahoo, dolphin, dolphin, dolphin. For the coda, his boat doubled up on tuna, and for the encore, they doubled up on tuna again. What did you produce on your last day at work?
Wells says he’s had a great start to the summer, and likes what he sees so far in July.
“The new boat is fantastic,” he says. “My customers love it, and the fishing has been great. We’re landing some nice, big dolphin, plenty of good size tuna, and a few big yellowfin.”
On recent trips he’s put his customers on a 148lb tuna and a 162 lb tuna. They’ve also caught wahoo and marlin.
“I’m taking 4th of July off to spend some time with my family, but we’ll be at it again on Monday.
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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