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billy wells yellowfin tuna venice, la. MGFC photo. July, 2016

Capt. Billly Wells and Capt. Colin Byrd are having a great summer on the f/v Wild Bill. This 37ft Freeman has been on the scene of many doubles and triples in July.

As in “doubled up on tuna, tripled up on tuna, doubled up on swordfish,” says Colin.

“We’ve had great success,” says Billy. “The boat runs like a charm with these new Mercury outboards, and we’re getting to the fish early and often.”

The Wild Bill is a 37ft Freeman Boatworks catamaran run by Wells and Byrd. Seven days a week, and nearly 365. These two captains share duties or individually put customers on yellowfin tuna and other pelagic and reef species in style. Byrd says it’s all about being prepared, and proper presentation of baits. Wells says it’s about a respect for whatever nature throws at you, and being able to think quick on your feet.

Customers say, “give me more of where that came from, because fishing with these guys is fun.”

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Recent trips on The Wild Bill …

Capt Billy and Capt Colin worked their tails off to put us on fish and we ended with 14 excellent mangrove snapper and two tasty scamp grouper, plus we caught an array of other species including cobia, amberjack, trigger fish, bonita, grunt, sharks, barracuda, and even red snapper!

Our rookies are rookies no more; we all had a spectacular time, and we will be back next year for our 12th year with Capt Billy Wells and the crew from the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company. Thank you.” — Matthew Upright

“Awesome! Captain Billy Wells was on a relentless pursuit to fill the box with Tuna, and after a day of scorching heat and difficulty catching desirable bait that is exactly what happened! See ya’ll next time. Tight lines to all!” — Billy Jonston

“We fished with Collin on 7/1 and had a great time. The fishing was great, and Collin is first class. I have enjoyed fishing with the MGFC over the past four years and look forward to booking out next trip. You have a customer for life!” — Clark Cooper

Looking to fish from the Wild Bill? It’s powered by Mercury outboards, and outfitted with the latest gear from Shimano. Book your trips with Captain Colin Byrd or Captain Billy Wells from our website:

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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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