Landing a 141 lb. Yellowfin Tuna is Family Affair
Captain Travis Mayeux, on board the F/V Sweat Shop, helped a family have a great day fishing for yellowfin tuna out of Venice, LA.
The Sweat Shop was out on a beautiful day.
Louisiana summers are known for their heat, but the weather has been fantastic lately, bright sun, calm winds, cool breezes and plenty of bait which means plenty of nice sized fish.
This charter already had landed 50 lb. and 90 lb. yellowfin, when they hooked a very nice sized fish.
The whole family got involved, and in just under one hour, they put a 141 lb. yellowfin into the boat.
Shown in the photos here are boys Alex and Ben, and mom and dad, Mrs. Chris and Mr. Tres. Look at the smiles on these faces. This is what family day on the water is all about. This is the goal for every MGFC charter trip.
And, … look at the beautiful Shimano Terez rods with Talica 25s bent over while these guys were doubled up on the tuna. It’s great gear like that, including the AFTCO belts that help even die hard couch potatoes reel in big fish. We outfit all our boats with Shimano and AFTCO gear to make the trip more enjoyable for you.
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.
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.
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.