What: Marlin University
Dates: September 6 – 11, 2016
Location: Venice, Louisiana
And Event of: Marlin Magazine
Charter Company: The MGFC
What: Marlin University
Capt. Kevin Beach and the f/v Pale Horse are featured in an upcoming episode of Mark Davis’ Big Water Adventures.
Mark says, “one of the great things about fishing out of Venice Louisiana is the great options you have; offshore options.”
He says,”go fishing with a pro in Captain Kevin Beach and whatever you want you’re gonna land, and you’re gonna get a great show: yellowfin tuna, wahoo, you name it — a day on the water with the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company offers amazing opportunities at a wide variety of trophy fish.”
See Kevin with Mark Davis on the Outdoor Channel, starting this week.
This week on Big Water Adventures
FRI 02/26/16 at 2:30 PM EST
SAT 02/27/16 at 9:30 AM EST
SUN 02/28/16 at 6:00 AM EST
Golden Tilefish are caught throughout the Gulf of Mexico and in Atlantic waters, and the tilefish fishery off the coast of Venice, LA isn’t much different from other places the species is found — meaning it’s in deep water, it’s in cold water, and the fish are funny looking creatures. Tasty, but funny looking creatures.
We get requests for golden tilefish from anglers in the know. Mostly, they’re a curiosity because the fish are something different. We don’t book charters solely for tilefish because they can be caught before or after targeting more common and action packed big game species, but they’re always something interesting to add to a charter trip, and they’re always in deep cold waters, usually around 600-700 feet, but sometimes 900 feet or below.
Captain Colin Byrd and Capt. Billy Wells had several charter groups asking for tilefish on recent trips. They’re both happy to oblige, saying “you’ll get a tasty fish to take home and serve up to your family. I’m all about catching some tilefish, so long as first, we target the tuna,” (as he gives a wink and a nod).
Tilefish are one of our most beautiful fish. Their sides are aqua-blue with light green highlights, and their backs a blend of blue-yellow and blue-green. They have a reddish pink band that runs down each sides, which then blends into a silver-yellow belly. Golden, indeed they are, and the same accolades can be given for their taste — pure gold — tilefish is delectable.
Swordfish are known as denizens of the deep, dark sea. They live at great depths, only rarely come up to the top half of the water column, and they most often feed at night.
Going for swordfish is always an adventure. It’s even more so when you target swordfish during the day. It’s quite a treat, which requires patience, skill, precision, and an alert attitude by everyone on the boat.
The captains at Mexican Gulf Fishing Co. have all caught their fair share of daytime swordfish. This summer is no exception, but through May — the swordfish action has been frequent — and rewarding.
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.