LouisianaSportsman.com regular Holy Mackerel (who goes by the every-day alias of John Gremillion when not on the site) experienced a great weekend trip out of Venice, targeting several different species.

Here's the story, in his own words, as posted on the LouisianaSportsman.com reports forum:

"Had to wait out windy storm with lightning stretching from eastern Chandeleur Islands to Baptiste Collette Sunday morning. Watching on radar my father (Big Boy) and I sat just on the edge of the storm inside Baptiste Collette missing most of the falling tide at Gosier (Island) but stayed dry and safe.

"Picked up three trout before tide quit, passed the time at the island catching a few tedfish to big to keep which were in mullet near the island on the Gulf side. Around 3:30 the incoming tide was moving well, it was flat calm with almost no wind and the trout responded well on tandem, clear/ chartreuse sparkle beetles.

"Fished tarpon off of South Pass Saturday with my cousin Mike Strohmeyer and his wife Ms.Gail tagging and releasing two tarpon.

Ms. Gail caught an estimated 160-pounder, I caught an estimated 140-pounder, and Mike had a tarpon pull the circle hook 20 feet from the back of the boat. We had two other tarpon on for a few jumps before throwing hooks. Tarpon were everywhere and cooperating with boats hooking plenty fish.

"Going this week to explore reliable report of trout near California Point caught on artificial after enjoying another great weekend Southern Louisiana style."

See all the photos from the trip by checking out Holy Mackerel's original post.

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