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Zach Lewis took delivery of MGFC’s newest 37ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran last week. So far, the boat has run three trips, and it’s turning heads all across the Southeast.

We ran an online contest asking fans and followers to chime in when they saw the vessel in transit from the Freeman facility in South Carolina to it’s MGFC home at Venice Marina. People sure do love these 37ft Freeman boats. How much? Well, if our numbers are any indication — tons (and that’s a technical term)!

That facebook post reached more than 40,000 people, was shared more than 175 times, liked by 1,254 fans, and 4,000 of you clicked through from those first photos to our website looking for open dates, reading about Freeman Boatworks, and learning exactly what it’s like to fish with MGFC on one of these precision crafted offshore fishing vessels.

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Zach calls the boat the f/v Freak Show, and he says, “that’s just what it is. A freak of a machine. It’s awesome in every way.”

simrad electronics 37ft freeman. zach lewis. mgfishing.comSporting the latest in Simrad electronics, powered by four Mercury outboards, and wrapped in a custom fitted ghost white silhouette provided thanks to Huk Gear, the Freak Show is the vessel everyone is talking about right now in Venice.

“On the ride cross country, we drew eyes and applause,” says Zach. “I stopped in Ocean Springs, my hometown, and ran it out in the Mississippi Sound one day, and hundreds of people were coming up and asking when they could book trips on it. Same thing once we got it down to Venice. It’s been the buzz of the harbor. We’re pretty stoked to have it in our fleet, and I’m excited to be able to take folks out on it this summer. Billy Freeman and his team did a great job with this one. A great job!”

This marks the fourth 37ft Freeman at MGFC. Other captains in the same class of vessel include: Billy Wells, Kevin Beach, and Jordan Ellis. Captains Colin Byrd and Parker Rodrigue share time on 37s with Beach and Wells, and Captain Richard Draper runs a 40ft Freeman classic — the f/v ShockWave which we’ve all come to know and love.

37ft freeman boat works contest winnerMatt Akridge who works at Austal shipping sent in the winning contest photo. He snapped a pic of the Freak Show while stopped at a Loves gas station in Loxley, Alabama. Thanks Matt. We’ll have an MGFC / Huk Gear prize pack on its way to you soon.

In the meantime for everyone else — jump online and search for open dates with Captain Zach Lewis. He’s running the Freak Show full time, so Captain Wade Wells can take over on the 39ft Contagious starting immediately.

With this, MGFC runs six boats with eight offshore charter captains. Do you want to go all day for yellowfin tuna, wahoo, marlin, swordfish and other hard fighting game fish species? Book a trip right here on Zach Lewis’ 37 Freeman, or book a two boat trip and ask one of our other captains to show your group offshore fishing at it’s best in the Gulf of Mexico.

Special thanks to: Freeman Boatworks, Mercury Marine, Simrad Yachting, E-SeaRider Beanbag Chairs, and Venice Marine.

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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