Fish Reports Venice, LA - MGFC

yellowfin tuna venice, la. Winter fishing for yellowfin tuna is strong. MGFC photoYellowfin tuna can be found year round out of Venice, LA, but water temperature has a great deal to do with an abundance of the species. When the weather turns cool, the fish seem to be plentiful and hungry. Winter isn’t kind to much of the USA, but, it’s always pretty manageable down here.

In Venice — it’s not Sunny and 80+ in January and February — but, we have good water conditions for yellowfin tuna, and air temps are pretty kind to us, too, considering the snow drifts in Boston, and the frigid cold in the Midwest.

Most of the fish that swim on top migrate to warmer waters in cold months, but not yellowfin tuna. These bad boys stick around, and they’re big. Friggin nice and big.

Just ask Josh Friedman and his friends. They booked a February trip with Capt. Jordan Ellis on the ShockWave, a 40-ft Freeman BoatWorks catamaran run by MGFC.

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Looking for an offshore charter adventure? Look no further. Book offshore charter trips with MGFC. Mexican Gulf Fishing has an easy to use online booking system.

Book Now! For a great offshore fishing experience in Venice, LA. It’s easy with our online booking engine. View open dates, pick a day to fish, and click to book! We’ll have you on big fish in no time. Four captains and four fast Freeman Catamarans for your pleasure.


Our booking system is easy to use. You can view calendars and availability for each of our boats.

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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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billy-wells-yellowfin-tuna photo. Venice, LA

Captain Billy Wells and fellow MGFC Charter Captain, Jordan Ellis joined forces this week on a charter trip out of Venice Marina. Success came fast, and Billy says they can attribute that success directly to the gear used on MGFC’s boats.

“The day was beautiful, but the wind and the seas were a bit rough,” says Billy. “No problem though, we run Yamaha outboards on our Freeman Catamarans, we plowed through that chop like it was nothing, and had our customers on fish in record time.”

What’s record time? How bout a boat full of yellowfin tuna in under an hour!

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