Fish Reports Venice, LA - MGFC photo

Rick Couch Jr. knows how to celebrate birthdays in style — MGFC Style, that is.

Fishing on two consecutive days aboard the Wild Bill, with Capt. Billy Wells, and the ShockWave with Capt. Jordan Ellis, Rick Jr. his dad, Rick Sr. and their friend Donnie Davis booked two trips online at

The offshore trips were a gift to Rick Jr. from his dad and Donnie. Let’s just say it’s a gift all are pleased to have been a part of.

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blue marlin venice, la. MGFC photo. The Wild Bill - March, 2015

Captains Billy Wells and Collin Byrd were fishing on MGFC’s The Wild Bill out of Venice, LA last week. The targeted species — as is most often the case — was yellowfin tuna. Wells and Byrd successfully put their charter on yellowfin tuna, and the deep blue sea had something else in mind for this group, too.

“We had tuna everywhere,” says Wells. “Just boiling the surface really close to the boat. We already had landed seven yellowfin all at about 70 lbs., but there were plenty more to be had.”

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book charter fishing venice, la. MGFC photo. Book fishing charters

MGFC is proud to announce secure online booking for offshore charters.

The process is very simple. Follow this link to browse by boat / captain. Or, scroll on for direct links to each captain’s calendar.

Look for available dates, and plan your adventure today. Once you have decided on the dates you want, click and follow the simple prompts. If a particular dates is not open, no worries! We’ve got four boats with four experienced captains running big game fishing charters in blue water from Venice Marina.

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wahoo fishing venice, Louisiana. MGFC Fishing photo. Travis Mayeux

Offshore fishing has been up and down since early February, but wahoo fishing has been strong since the start of the new year. Wahoo and yellowfin tuna both showed up by the 2nd week in January, and the wahoo bite has been most consistent.

Shown above, Capt. Travis Mayeux on the f/v Sweat Shop, with seven wahoo. He’s had a keen eye  and a hot hand for nice fish all February and into March. On this one trip, his boat landed seven wahoo a couple of yellowfin, and a few blackfin tuna, too.

The late winter / early spring wahoo fishing that’s been booming in recent years held to form in 2015. The Gulf of Mexico just off Venice saw another January – March invasion of deep blue, toothy critters, and it made for joyful trips for plenty of our guests.

“They averaged 40 to 50 pounds mostly,” said Mayeux, “but we caught some some 60-plus pounders, too.”

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travis mayeux mgfc tuna photo. Ronnie James Dio

What’s it like to go yellowfin tuna fishing in Venice, LA? Get an inside look at what you get on a charter trip with Captain Travis Mayeux. Check out this video posted on You Tube from one of his recent offshore adventures. Appropriately scored to Ronnie James Dio, and posted for your viewing and listening pleasure on this Friday the 13th.

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