Fish Reports Venice, LA - MGFC

e-SeaRider bean bag chairs onboard the ShockWave at MGFC. Capt. Jordan Ellis

E-SeaRider Bean Bags & Costa del Mar Sunglasses: A shout out to two of our favorite sponsors. We just couldn’t pass up posting this image (provided to us by Josh Friedman) from his recent trip with Capt. Jordan Ellis on the f/v ShockWave.

Look how cool and comfortable these guys are, with their tricked out shades in our plush E-SeaRider bean bag chairs.

On those fog days when you’re running down a cold Mississippi River, nothing better than to lay back in an E-SeaRider bean bag and stay low from the wind. Slap on a pair of the latest sunglasses from Costa del Mar, and you can’t help but look good, too.

All four boats at MGFC are outfitted with E-SeaRider marine bean bag chairs. Good for those times when you just wanna chill, when you want to lay low, or simply take a load off after a long day of hauling in trophy yellowfin tuna and monster big wahoo.

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costa del mar sunglasses gulf of mexico offshore fishing, mgfc.

Fast boats, big engines, carbon fiber rods and Shimano reels get all the glory when it comes to offshore fishing. But, never underestimate the value of a great pair of sunglasses.

More specifically, Costa del Mar sunglasses. As Captain Billy Wells says, “wear Costa del Mar once, and you’ll never go back.”

Open water on the Gulf of Mexico is bright year round, but the sun is particularly blinding on crisp, fall days from late September through early November.

Wells says he’s had no fewer than five trips in the past week where he gives the nod to his prescription Costa del Mar sunglasses for helping him put customers on fish.

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mustad circle hooks tarpon fishing louisiana. Photo, MGFC.

Capt. Billy Wells and the f/v Wild Bill, landed some nice tarpon recently near South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. He landed, three, as a matter of fact, and it’s a good tarpon tale, for all anglers keen on fishing for silver kings.

On a slick calm day, with water like a mirrored surface, Capt. Billy and a customer set out for a charter. Freeman Boat? Check. Shimano Rods & reels? Check. Simrad electronics? Check.

Mustad circle hooks (more on this later)? Check.

The sole purpose of the trip was to fight tarpon. They had to run around a bit to find them, but when they did, the game was on.

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Mustad Demon Perfect Circle hooks, MGFC photo.

Captain Travis Mayeux had a group on board his charter boat, the Sweat Shop, and all they wanted to do was catch tuna.

Lots and lots of yellowfin tuna. Mayeux, a man to oblige, put his group on four yellowfin before they had even moved to their second spot. By the time they arrived a spot No. 2, Mayeux’s customers hooked a beast of a fish that was fighting like mad.

While this yellowfin put on one heck of a battle, and a bit of a show, the rest of the boat was busy pulling in three other fish — all tuna, as well. Few things make the charter captain more proud than to see four out of four customers hooked up to big yellowfin tuna all at the same time. A feat, he says, “all thanks to Mustad Demon Perfect Circle hooks.”

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Simrad NSO photo - MGFC.

Simrad’s NSO evo2 multifunction navigation system combines charting, sonar, radar and entertainment into dual widescreen displays — setting what the company calls a “new standard in the glass bridge navigation experience.” But, what’s it like in real world use?

“I have two words for Simrad,” says Capt. Kevin Beach, of MGFC, “Unmatched and outstanding.”

MGFC uses Simrad NSO & Simrad NSS on all four of its boats. Beach says Simrad’s function and ease of use are fantastic, but makes the point “SIMRAD’s performance can’t be beat.”

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