Capt. Jerry Allen Venice, LA USA
This may sound like a broken record, but the Tuna fishing out of Venice is as good as I have ever seen it!! The weather has temporarily put a halt to the slaughter fest we have been experiencing, but we should be back on the water Wednesday. The trips we got in before the weather went south were a BALL! We had some old, and new freinds aboard the Poco Loco. It's always great to see our old freinds and the new ones were special in that they were young familys complete with Mom, Dad, and children. Some of the children were 9- 10 years old, and they were really fun to have on the boat.
Back to the Tuna. The bite is the most insane thing I have ever seen!!!
Lots of live bait and being at the spot early in the morning are still key, but when it all comes together the bite is so crazy we don't even put baits in the water till after we live chum for a minute. After the live chum has been in the water for about 30 seconds it looks like a bomber just dropped a load of bombs 20 fteet behind the boat!! When the bombs start going off we start throwing baits with hooks into the carnage, and hook up as fast as they hit the water. We continue hooking up till we run out of anglers, and then start the dance of over, under, front, back. In general trying to do whatever it takes to keep the fish from tangeling up. I know our guests think we have lost our minds because we throw the fish staright into the ice holes or even on the deck without ever getting pics because as fast as we get the hook out we throw it back in the water with another bait on it because the fact is the bit ends pretty quick, and when it's over it's over. The good news is we normally have 8 - 12 Tuna in the boat before its over. Then we slow down a bit get some pics.
The Snapper are obviously easy to get, and are good size. Most of them are running 10-15 lbs, but a few have come in pushing 30lbs.
The Marlin are still on the rampage, and it seems like even if your not trying to get one you still have a good shot at tangling with one on any given day.
The only player that seems to be missing is the Dolphin. Maybe they will show after this blow.
I still have a few days during June and more in July. If you want to ride give us a call or text as the computer service in Venice is still poor, and I check voice mail and texts every day on the way back up the river.
Almost forgot!! Check face book for Jerry Allen. My youngest son / deck hand, Hunter just finished a pretty cool video. You can find it on my face book page or go to u-tube and search for 'a day aboard Poco Loco'
Hope you like it, we got some video of a 'sun' fish AKA mola mola.
Capt Jerry Allen