Capt Jerry Allen Venice, LA USA
Its been a while since my last report, but the fishing is still very good out of Venice. The fish seem to be getting bigger than they were earlier in the year, and one place in particular has had some REALLY BIG fish hanging around. The other day we were there, and had several in the boat over 100lbs. when we hooked the a really big fish at 2:30 PM and finally pulled the hook at 6:00 PM!! We never got more than half our spool back!!
Our bait situation is much better as the 'crack' finally showed up as well as Threadfin, so thats all good.
The Tuna aren't nearly as predictable as they were earlier as they seem to be here today and somewhere else tommorow, but all in all we are still able to stay on them and make a good day. We can keep AJ's again so it's always nice to stop and add them to the ice hole.
The craziest thing that has happened to us since the last report was a very close encounter with a VERY LARGE shark. We were Tuna fishing when this shark decided he wanted one of the Tuna we were bringing along side the boat. We were in clean green water so visability was not the greatest, but we knew something was up when the Tuna we had been fighting decided he really wanted in the boat with us. He swam to the boat with enough speed that he actually breached the surface in easy gaffing range. Jimmy reached for him with the gaff, and out of the depths I saw a shark coming up that was so big that my first thought was 'why would a whale shark want to eat our Tuna'. The next thing I thought was ' why does that whale shark have strips on it like a Tiger Shark!!!' Then I snapped. It was the biggest Tiger I have ever seen by far. Really cool.
I have some dates the last two weeks of August if you want to ride. Text message is always a good way to reach us.
Capt Jerry Allen