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zach lewis tuna fishing The MGFC. Venice, LA. MGFC photo

Capt. Zach Lewis has been in love with the water for as far back as he can remember. Born and raised in Ocean Springs, MS, his family had him out on the water since birth. He grew up fishing and hunting with his dad at every possible opportunity. And now, he provides these services professionally to anglers and outdoors folks who wish to have an excellent time on open water out of Venice, LA.

His boat, Contagious, is a 2014 39′ ST Contender powered by triple 300 HP Yamahas. He believes in offering his customers the best possible accommodations. His boat is not only fast and fuel-efficient, but also offers a comfortable ride and ample room.

Contagious sports the latest in Simrad electronicsYamaha outboards, and tackle by Shimano and Mustad.

Zach is a member of the Yamaha and Simrad Pro Staff.

He’s also a decorated tournament captain, who has led his team to multiple first place finishes across the Gulf Coast. His competitive drive carries over to his daily charters, where he strives to give customers the best fishing experience possible.

Capt. Zach Lewis says:

  • I like to keep everything on my boat but the kitchen sink. When you fish with me, we’re prepared!
  • Fishing out of Venice is like nothing else. Such a rich fishery. So many options and opportunities.

Zach says he’s had a drive to be successful no matter what life throws at him. He found a competitive spark in offshore fishing, and turned this into a rewarding career. Among his favorite charters? He says, “I like taking children and families. I like taking novices. We can give them our advice, and when they listen we help them bring big fish to the boat. It’s a fun experience that I know will last a lifetime.”

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tuna fishing venice, LA. Tuna fishing photo with Zach Lewis, MGFC photo.Learn More about Capt. Zach

He lives in Ocean Springs, MS, with his wife Jacqueline, who is a teacher at Ocean Springs High School. When he is not fishing, Zach cherishes spending time with his family and hopes to one day pass on his love of the water to his son.

What attracts him to being a charter captain is a love for the ocean, a natural curiosity and respect for fish and all aquatic species, and “the opportunity to make people happy.” Says Lewis, “there’s nothing like seeing a customer on your boat, grinning from ear-to-ear, knowing that you helped them make that smile.” 

Smiles abound when people fish with Capt. Zach. He has a good natured attitude, and is dedicated to making sure his charters are fun.

Lewis fishes aboard the f/v Contagious, a 39 ft. Contender. Like all MGFC vessels, the Contagious is outfitted with gear from our sponsors such as Shimano, Yamaha, Mustad, Simrad, Seguar, and others.

Book now with Zach Lewis, and experience the best the Gulf has to offer.

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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