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swordfish gulf of mexico. Venice, LA. MGFC photo. Jordan Ellis

If you’ve been lucky enough to fish on a charter with Captain Jordan Ellis you know his enthusiasm for all species of fish is something that doesn’t wane. One group of fish though, holds his attention more than most others. Billfish. And, … among the billfish species his favorite is perhaps swordfish. Big honking swordfish, preferably caught in the daytime.

That’s just what he did last week on back-to-back trips out of Venice, LA.

Jordan led a charter out of Venice Marina on June 2nd. It was a bright and sunny Tuesday morning. Conditions were ideal for offshore fishing, and his group was ready to have a great time. They set a path for open water, stopped off to catch bait, and soon thereafter they hauled in a six man limit of red snapper.

Following that haul of red snapper, Jordan turned his focus to yellowfin tuna. The charter saw more action here, and they pulled in four nice sized yellowfin with plenty of sunshine left on the afternoon.

Now, ice chests filled with two species of tasty treats, but with plenty of daylight ahead of them, Jordan says, “what would you guys be up for next? Does anyone wanna try for a daytime swordfish?” Hell yea! they said. And, … hell yea they did.

Catching Swordfish with Capt. Jordan Ellis

The f/v ShockWave, MGFC’s notorious 40-ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran sailed back into Venice Marina yesterday with one happy group. A full limit of red snapper, four solid yellowfin, and one mighty fine swordfish to show for their efforts.

The swordfish weighed in at 205 pounds.

Says Jordan, “that day right there is what fishing out of Venice is all about. We can show customers three totally different styles of fishing, and catch three different species, heck we could’a caught even more species if we wanted. It’s awesome. There’s nothing like it. We set out for one thing, and catch our limit. We change focus, and fill another ice chest. We turn things around once more, and achieve success. It’s like we’re able to give our customers three different fishing trips for the price of one.”

swordfish in daytime. Jordan Ellis. Gulf of Mexico, MGFC photo.Now, what’s a guy like Jordan do on his days off? He revs up the yamaha engines, readies his boat, calls his fiancé, and shows her what its like to catch swordfish in the daytime in the Gulf of Mexico.

On another perfect day, “absolutely fantastic weather,” says Jordan. “We went out, just the two of us. Our goal was to bring in a nice sized daytime swordfish. I had a good idea of where they’d be hiding, and I feel like I’ve got my technique dialed in right now. We did it. We got the fish we wanted.”

Jordan and his fiancé returned to Venice Marina with a 180 pound swordfish, and they were back at the dock before cocktail hour.

Book your next trip with Capt. Jordan Ellis. He has two days open in July, and a dozen or so open in August. He takes customers on offshore charters in his unique 40-ft boat called The ShockWave. See what it’s like to fish with a Captain who’s been at this for years, but who — every time — still gets a charge from landing the big ones.

swordfish in venice, louisiana. Caught onboard the ShockWave with Captain Jordan Ellis. MGFC photo

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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