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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In the video below, Captain Kevin Beach, of the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company (MGFC) captured a massive bait ball in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pogies formed a column just beneath the water surface, and swam together in a concentric movement for as far as the eye can see. Bait balls are a defensive tactic deployed by forager fish and some small pelagic species. Bait balls like the one shown in this video are common in the Gulf of Mexico off Venice, LA, from October through January each year.

Defense mechanism that it is, the maneuver still attracts predators, and charter fishing captains, keen to put their customers on big yellowfin tuna.

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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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venice louisiana sunset photo. MGFC

It’s true: Sunsets look better when seen from the back of an MGFC Offshore charter.

This image was sent to us after a recent trip by our friend John Strome. He fished with Capt. Billy Wells on the f/v Wild Bill in August, 2014.

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offshore fishing venice. yellowfin tuna fishing photo. John Strome, MGFC, venice, LA

Offshore fishing Venice: MGFC fishes from Venice Marina. We take anglers on trips for  yellowfin tuna, wahoo, amberjack, marlin, sharks, and other tasty sea critters such as grouper, red snapper, mangrove snapper and mahi-mahi.

Fishing has been great all summer. We’ve had some mild days, and a few hot ones. But, the heat doesn’t seem to matter when you’re landing big fish and putting smiles on everyone’s faces.

Offshore Fishing Venice: An MGFC photo gallery, provided by J. Strome. Click below to see more.

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