Yellowfin Tuna Bite Is Strong Off Venice
<P>8-19 - Everyine cancelled today with the impending kingfish tournament that usually brings horrible seas and winds..but the forecast was actually correct a pleasent 3-5 Sonny said that slicked out by afternoon..he had 6 yellowfins for Tyler Dalgren our prop man in Mobile..I cancelled along with everyne else..maybe the wrong call..but with 5 consecutive beatings from mother ocean I wasnt wanting to risk a 6th..will post the pics and full story when available..
8-18 - Rough as heck again..we made it home from our overnighter while Sonny went out with the Rick Arguiles bunch from the coast..crappy day for a picnic but a great day for fishing though..they had tuna and bottomfish catch..a 160 pound yellowfin would be the prize of the 5 tuna they caught and when the bottomfish bite shut down on themafter a few fish they came home early..will post the pics and more detailed report when I get it..
8-16 - We absoultely packed the boat with fish today..Had Jared Langley bunch in from Oklahoma..the tuna bite was again strong..big fish as well..we actually had to get more ice from two other boats..the plan was to do some bigwater troling..but the weather offshore was more than less than favorable it was downright lousy..5-8 in the bluewater so we stayed on the shelf looking for the tuna bite..the first two live baits out were crushed and we wer einto a double..seas were about 3-5 with 15-20 knot winds..make sit tough to fish but we managed..ended up woth 6 yellowfins - 40-120 pounds about mid day it became too much and we haded in for a little bottomfishing..ended up with 4 scamps 5-20 pounds, two jacks a nd a 20 pound redsnapper..we made space for them in the drink box..Met up with Hunter who was on the way out for an overnight with Eddy Claycombe..
About The Author: Captain Scott Avanzino
Company: Paradise Outfitters
Area Reporting: Venice Louisiana
Bio: Capt. Scott Avanzino grew up fishing everyday with his younger brother Jamie, while living on the waters edge in Narraganset, Rhode Island. Capt. Scott spent his first 18 summers of his life chasing bluefish and stripers from the rocks and beaches lining Narragansett Bay, before discovering the fantastic offshore tuna fishery off Block Island, RI during his high school years. His exploits include numerous state records top 3 or higher and feature articles in regional and national outdoor publications.