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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Nice conditions not many fish
Went out for an overnight trip this last weekend. Found some decent water to the southeast of southwest pass with a nice grass line running across the colorchange. Trolled it for almost two hours with no strikes. The whole rip itself looked dead no life on it at all. Was able to make some good bait once we found a good patch and made some bait but just my luck the bait plump died while....  Read More
6 hours ago
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
I finally have a day off. Here is a pic from a few weeks ago of Cody Baker's 212 pound yellowfin tuna. One hour and twenty minute fight. I pitched the fish a bait and handed the rod off to him. It was his first yellowfin as well. Congrats Cody!

Capt. Brett Ryan
Venice, La
10 hours ago
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Hi guys, I'm launching out of Venice this Friday morning for an overnight trip hoping to catch my first yellowfin. I usually head out to the floaters around Noble Bully but it looks like the water is a bit dirty to the west.

Can someone give me some ballpark advice about where to go overnight in hopes of yellowfin?

thanks a lot
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October 13 at 1:58pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Big mahi mahi's went 5 for 8 this day
  • Monster wahoo! Lately I've seen some blue telephones hit the dick, such as this 1!
  • Plenty of these close to land, hand feed!
Many capt.'s that have been fishing Venice for years are saying this is the best fall they have seen in years! With tons of monster yellowfins and black fins, not far from land at all! Some giant yellowfins were caught in 62 feet of water the other day!! That is just crazy!! Also offshore at the floaters has been phenomenal fishing! With most days almost double digit numbers in yellowfins, and....  Read More
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October 15 at 1:07pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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This is this Tennessee boy's first post so hopefully y'all won't run me off! Went out of Venice for my first time this year and had a blast! Tried for tuna but we didn't have the right bait. Needed the smaller baits. Did get into some nice kings and this nice AJ. Can't wait to go back!
Yesterday at 10:46am
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Nathan Borror and Ryan Hountz from Atlanta, GA chartered the Topshotfishing team to do some big game deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale FL. Winds were out of the west at 7 mph, seas running 2-3 ft, blue skies, and temperature in the high 80's.

Ryan and Nathan are avid fishermen with many years experience fishing....  Read More
October 19 at 9:10am
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Offshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Cobia caught with Captain Clark Trosclair in Dulac, Louisiana.
www.seacreaturecharters.com
We took Fitzgerald Inspection out for cobia a few days ago. The bite was fast and furious and the guys had a blast! We used frozen sardines for bait. Give us a call to book your fishing trip 985-563-2531.
October 17 at 12:03pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 36' yellow fin
I have a tuna trip booked for the Sun 10/26. 2 of our 5 backed out so we need 2 more for cost (and fish) sharing purposes. It's a 1 day trip out of Venice marina. with 5 , the cost should be right at $500 per person, give or take depending on gas & tip(if warranted). If interested , let me know via email at cmandds01@yahoo.com.

A pic of the boat is pictured below.

Travel,....  Read More
October 16 at 3:19pm
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Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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  • picture of the capsized boat sunday morning
Some of you may have heard about the capsized catameran in grand isle saturday night. I wont get in to details about the whole inccident. about 8:45 pm we heard the chopper outside the camp, when i went out on the back deck i quickly noticed a boat in the beam of light. Being previous Coast Guard, an EMT, and on rescue squad at the chemical plant my instints kicked in and i headed to the....  Read More
August 26, 2013 at 6:36am
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Swordfish
Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Joe Florea from Aruba Construction and friends, Mike Cupp, Rick Muller and Caio Silva chartered the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea big game sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Joe, Mike, and I have been friends for the past 20 years, and we have fished in the Bahamas and Fort Lauderdale and have caught many different....  Read More
October 11 at 9:54am
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
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  • Jen Carrol showing off a Penn reel and an Ally rod.
Do you fish with Penn reels and Ally Rods? If not you should. Want to fish with Penn and Capt Tommy Pellegrin then contact him for your trip. The inshore fishing is getting started and the Offshore is great.
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September 16 at 9:43am
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Kingfish
Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Steven Woodiwiss, Darren Kempf, Ricky Pollen, Louis Barbuto and Matt McGarrity from New York and New Jersey chartered the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea big game sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Winds were out of the east at 4 mph, with sun showers on and off, seas running 2-3 ft. and two cases of chilled beer....  Read More
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October 05 at 10:20am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • This is about the big average size fish
  • Seeing hauls like this by most captains daily
  • The bite has been unreal!!
Tuna fishing has been unreal!! Almost every1 everyday, has been seeing yellowfins, and wacking them. I have been damn near everyday the past 2 weeks, and have seen yellowfins every trip, and getting them For the most part! Also i have not been further than 12 miles offshore those past 2 weeks!
Also going to the floaters is awesome right now, with most captains hauling in 8 to 12 solid 70 to....  Read More
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October 05 at 10:54pm
tunakillaProfile Photo
Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Tuna fishing has been unreal!! Almost every1 everyday, has been seeing yellowfins, and wacking them. I have been damn near everyday the past 2 weeks, and have seen yellowfins every trip, and getting them For the most part! Also i have not been further than 12 miles offshore those past 2 weeks!
Also going to the floaters is awesome right now, with most captains hauling in 8 to 12 solid 70 to....  Read More
October 05 at 10:53pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Capt. Peace and Will
  • Wills on top of the world
We left Venice Marina Wednesday morning aboard the Peacekeeper with high hopes of getting my son (will 13 years old) his largest tuna ever and Capt. Peace didn't disappoint. After making bait we set up on the shrimp boats and it didn't take long before we had a large yellowfin appear out of nowhere and streak through the chum line. Capt. Peace pitched out a bait and the yellowfin ate it....  Read More
October 03 at 3:11pm
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Mixed
Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Michael Kelhower from New Jersey and his nephew, Anthony, from Marathon chartered the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea big game sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This charter was Michaelís gift to his nephew, Anthony, who is an avid fisherman owning his boat in the Keys. Winds were out of the west at 6 miles an hour,....  Read More
October 01 at 2:38pm
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Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Why Not missed the state record by 3 pounds this week. Guess this gives us a good excuse to chase them again next week!
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September 12 at 8:43pm
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Sail hook up with a storm coming.
  • Got him by the nose.
  • Quick shot before revival and release.
The surf on Friday near Pensacola went from bad to worse. When we got to the launch site the surf wasnít too bad, but the Gulf was covered with T-storms. We headed to Waffle House to wait a while and see what would happen. After about an hour we headed back. Still had some storms, but it looked like we could get out. We did.

Finding bait was a little slow, but we managed some small cigs....  Read More
September 20 at 9:39pm
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Mixed
Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Corey Hilliard and his wife, Carol, along with friends, Brady and Amy from Illinois decided to do some big game deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL with the Topshotfishing team. We had winds running out of the east, southeast at 12 mph and seas running 3-4 ft.

Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock lines were in....  Read More
September 22 at 9:05am
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BDG
Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Hello to all,
I just moved to NOLA and I am planning to go fishing offshore out of Venice on a charter boat and have a couple of questions.

Is it customary to tip the Captain ? If so how much ? If there is a mate do you tip him as well and how much ?

I been fishing the outer banks of N.C. for the last 15 year and there, we only tip the mate.

Thanks,

Byron
September 20 at 12:54pm

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