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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
This question is directed to any recreational fisherman that fish for red snapper.

NMFS cut the season to 11 days and that will likely get shorter because of further actions due to noncompliance. This latest cut is the result of a lawsuit brought by a number of individuals.

Would you knowingly do business with any of them?


My answers is No! What is yours?
April 15 at 2:23pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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These r the pics of recent trips
Yesterday at 10:55pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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Well I had an overnighter daytime/nighttime swordfish/tuna trip booked, but they canceled due to personal issues!! I well now I'm open and this weekend is alledgedy predicting for ore than fare weather!! The tuna fishing has been great! Not as close in as they were a month ago, but they are not your typical April size!! There like 70lb min! Certain spots r hit n slam!!! Or not!! And you have to.... Read More
Yesterday at 10:44pm
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
I am in need of a diesel mechanic. I have one now but I have lost all faith in his ability to work on my boat. I have had nothing but problem with it since he has touched it. I am looking for someone who is willing to travel I usually keep my boat at Cypremort Point but I am will to travel to another port in order for someone to work on it as long as its not too far. If anyone has someone in.... Read More
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April 22 at 8:06pm
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
I'm planning a family vacation in July to Destin Fl. Im wondering if anyone knows a good charter captian there, and do the catch anyting there.
April 22 at 11:54am
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
Did any of you know that the NOAA and your council gave 19 headboats permits to harvest red snapper? They passed this Dec 24, 2013. The \'harvest\' began Jan. 1, 2014. Furthermore, did anyone realize that some of the members of the lawsuit also serve on the gulf council advisory panel for red snapper and reef fish. to name a few:
David Walker
James M Whitfield
James M.... Read More
April 22 at 10:28am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
http://youtu.be/Npk7oozcU4g
I don't really advertise my freelance services on here, as most of my trips get passed down from Hunter or word-of-mouth. For those of you who don't know me, I have been fortunate enough to have mated for Capt. Hunter Caballero of Paradise Outfitters, who is arguably one of Venice's finest tuna captains, since February of 2009. I have spent the last few winters mating for Capt. Nick Stanczyk.... Read More
April 22 at 9:34am
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Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Easter family trip to rigs close to Southwest Pass and my baby girl got the biggest snapper at 18 lbs. The trout are not here on the island in large numbers yet but I think 2 weeks away.
April 21 at 9:13am
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Ken Brown and son, Steve, from Orlando returned to land from cruising the Caribbean and needed more of the salt water so they chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Winds were out of the east at 12 mph, temperatures in the mid 80s, seas running.... Read More
April 21 at 9:10am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 18lb 44feet of water red nibbler!
  • A nother nice 1!
  • Left at 10am and was back at 2!! With doing a lot of pussyfoot'en around!
Well I went out today, didn't leave Venice marina Untill 10am, we waited for the wind to die down a good bit before we shoved off! The targeted species was red snapper, lane snapper, Cobia, and whatever wanted to bite our hooks in 50feet of water! Well we ended up with a real nice limit of pretty big red snapper!! Couldn't find any lane snapper or other species given our time out there! Our.... Read More
April 19 at 11:30pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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It's been awhile since I've posted so I figured now would be a good time since the winds blowing and I'm not fishing. Last trip I fished was Saterday, 4-12, the day before the front came through. The fishing was awesome! I had one guy come down that was eager to hammer on some yellow fins, and that we did! We had his limit of yellow fins in the boat, realeased two yellowfins and caught a few.... Read More
April 19 at 4:35pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Summertime is just around the corner folks. Our spring fishing in Venice has been about as good as it gets. The lumps produced a few decent tuna this year, but it was far from spectacular. That did not really matter though. Instead of chumming and drifrting all day we would run to the floaters on nice days. Live baiting 60 to 100 pound yellowfin tuna in early March was the ticket. There has been.... Read More
April 18 at 11:43am
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Offshore Fishing in Outside Louisiana
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  • Shark
Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Mr. Fuel and son, along with Mr. OShen and son, Todd, from Michigan chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The two sons and friends were down in Fort Lauderdale on college brakes, enjoying the weather and attractions. Winds were out of the.... Read More
April 17 at 10:43am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Beautiful snowy grouper 10 miles offshore!
  • These r a dime a dozen this time of year, this is only 20 miles offshore
  • This is a typical good day,of just reef fishing
From what I hear the state officials are fighting with the feds on the red snapper season. So rumor has it allegedly the state opened the red snapper season 12 months out of the year seven days a week! I have not read any literature as proof to this, or spoken to Law officials about this! But wouldn't it be really cool if it was true!! I'm pretty sure it Is!! But before I go out there catching.... Read More
April 14 at 10:43am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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This weekend is suppose to be calm as can be! I am open on Good Friday, and Easter Sunday! How about we make it a great Friday and some1 call me up to go on an offshore adventure out of Venice la! The wind has had me tied up too long!! And remember I am open to fish 7 days a week! I know some of y'all are enjoying the retired life! AND BEST OF ALL SNAPPER SEASON IS OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!! If.... Read More
April 17 at 5:01am
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
Just left the Gulf Council meeting and boy do I need some duct tape and tin foil.

As a result of the lawsuit filed by Gary Jarvis and a group of others, NMFS has entered into an agreement with the plaintiffs for a 'stay' in the proceedings and in exchange they are taking several actions at the Council level.

The first action is a severe reduction in the Recreational Red Snapper.... Read More
April 08 at 5:49pm
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Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Friday we went to my honey hole and the big girls were their. Denise Kessler had the biggest at 22 lbs. We caught others that were 10. to 15 lbs. The big snapper are still in shallow water.Most of the sows were caught just off the bottom.
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April 13 at 2:07pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Wanted to know if anyone has been to the lumps lately and if they have been doing any good on the tuna?

All comments appreciated
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April 08 at 6:35pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Great Board for Janet and Mike
  • Hooters!
Quick report. Had Janet and Mike from Idaho on board the Triple Threat. Yep, all the way from Idaho. Janet had set up the trip of inshore fishing, offshore fishing and lodging at Saltgrass as a birthday present to her husband. Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest so we opted to stay 'fairly close'. The decision was a good one as Wade and I had two exhausted fishermen after.... Read More
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April 07 at 3:36pm
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Offshore Fishing in Louisiana
A buddy and I have had a dream to catch some yellowfin for years and this last February we took the trip. After having the original trip postponed a month due to weather, we flew down from the midwest got on a nearly new beautiful big charter boat and motored out to a the gulf which had bright blue skys and flat seas.
It wasn't too long and we were hooked up with our first one... a 250lb.... Read More
April 12 at 8:46am

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