Capt. Jerry Allen Venice, LA USA
The Tuna are still on the chew, Snapper season has been extended, the Marlin are still on an all out asault, and the Dolphin have finally made their appearance!!
The Tuna fishing might not be as fast and furious as it was prior to the storm, but what we may be lacking in total numbers we are way more making up for in SIZE! In the last five days we fished, we have caught at least one yellowfin over 100 lbs., not to mention the regular 50 to 70 lb fish.
The last two days we fished, the rip really got going good. As a matter of fact, the first day that it really went off big time, we came to a small section of it that was loaded with just about every species of fish you could think of. This spot on the rip was maybe only 300 yards long, but it had Tuna busting all over it, and Marlin knocking Dolphin into the sky just about everywhere you looked!! While we were making bait as fast as possible, a VERY LARGE Marlin started chasing a 30 lb Dolphin around, and the dolphin decided to use our boat to hide under. What a show!! With bait made, we pulled off the rip a way, and tossed a couple of baits out, A big bait for the Marlin, and a small bait for a Tuna. Both baits got creamed about the same time with a Tuna on the Tuna bait, and A giant Wahoo on the Marlin bait!?!?
The Wahoo turned out to be about 80lbs and the Tuna was about 60 lbs.
The biggest Tuna we pulled off this spot was about 140lb.
Capt Mike Gray and Capt Beach were in the same spot with us, and Capt Mike wound up releasing a nice Blue and his biggest Tuna was 147lb.
Beach got dumped by one VERY LARGE Tuna, but managed to put several BIG Yellows in the box as well as a 62lb Dolphin!!!
The only problem with this place was we all got to it toward the end of the day, and we had to leave it while it was still going off in order to get back to the fuel docks before they closed so we could refuel and ice up for the next morning.
We will be able to keep Snapper through July 17th, and I am open July 10th - 12, and 16th - 20th so if you want in on some of the fun, give us a call.
Check out the face book page for Jerry Allen for more pics from the last few trips as well as our web site www.pocolococharters.com
Text message and voice messages work well to contact me as I check them both on the way up the river every day.
Capt Jerry Allen