F/V Kimmi Makes Maiden Voyage with Blue Marlin & Yellowfin

f/v Kimmi maiden voyage with marlin flag flying. MGFC photo

So, … Capt. Jordan Ellis names his new boat after his beloved momma. And, … his momma’s favorite fish in the whole world is a blue marlin. And, … on the first trip out in the f/v Kimmi — they land a blue marlin. Coincidence? We think not. Powers above; lots of Love! Momma Kim would be proud.

Jordan and his charter braved iffy (nautical term there) weather, and headed out a bit later than normal from Venice Marina. First cast brought in a yellowfin, and the second fish to the boat was a blue marlin.

Yes, the Marlin flag flew high and mighty on the Kimmi as she made her maiden voyage, and smiles were wide all around when Jordan and his charter made it back to the dock. Final tally? Seven tuna and one marlin.

Congrats, Jordan! nicely done.

Kimmi makes maiden voyage from Venice Marina. Charter trip lands blue marlin and yellowfin tuna with Capt. Jordan Ellis. Customers Praise Jordan Ellis & f/v Kimmi

It’s one thing to hear us brag about Jordan, and it’s still a bit of the same to listen to us talk about offshore charter fishing with The MGFC, but it’s another when you get the words straight from our customer’s mouths. That’s just what Jennifer Bryan wrote in to tell us after her group’s charter trip with Captain Jordan — the 1st trip on the Kimmi. Here’s what Jennifer had to say, …

“Good Morning,

On Friday April 15th, we had our charter scheduled with Captain Jordan on his maiden voyage of his new boat the Kimmi. I have been on many charters over the years with the same crew each time we go. Each trip has provided us all with lifetime memories that we share on a regular basis, BUT there was something SPECIAL about this trip.”

“We had our first charter with MGFC two years ago and it was amazing!”

“I follow MGFC on Facebook on a regular basis to keep up with the fishing and what the different captains are doing. I recall when Captain Jordan joined the team officially and it was then that I knew I wanted to go fishing with him, it’s a reason I cannot explain. We call it faith.”

“Little did any of us know when we planned this trip that we would be going out on a new boat. From the first phone call to the moment we parted ways at the end of the day, Captain Jordan exceeded all of my expectations and those of my “crew”.

“This turned out to be a trip that held special meaning to all of us, Captain included (I am sure). 2nd fish on the line was a marlin, and then a whale off in the distance, a little bird that for no real reason just hung out on the boat as we fished. It’s the small things in life that show us signs that we are where and who we are supposed to be with!”

“Love the new boat and look forward to our next trip which I have already booked for later in the year!”

Until then, Blue Waters, Yellow Fins and Tight Lines
Wood – Jennifer Bryan

Thank you, Jennifer. Thank you for booking a trip with Jordan Ellis. Thank you for being a repeat customer at MGFC. And thank you, most sincerely, for taking the time to share a few words about your experience fishing with us on the beautiful and bountiful Gulf of Mexico. Customers like yourself, truly are the best.

Do you want to book a trip on the Kimmi? Do you want to fish offshore with Jordan Ellis. Book it online, then send us your fish report, and we’ll share it right here. Thanks, again, Jennifer. We’re all jazzed that you had such a memorable trip with MGFC.

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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