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On Thursday, two good friends made the drive in from Ohio to get on some of the action. The last trip they had was also following a storm. I'm not sure we can call this last episode a storm at all though. Our trip last year was postponed due to a storm and then road closures for at least two weeks. This time none of that to worry about except the good fishing. It didn't take long to put our....  Read More
October 16, 2013 at 4:00pm
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The weather finally let up on Wednesday and let us back where we left off. We had a crew of three from the sunshine state who specifically came to tuna town for the tuna. We started out slow with a search for boats that had fish following it. All morning hitting probably fifteen different boats with no luck was a surprise for sure. Instead of catching nothing, we opted for catching. We moved to....  Read More
October 13, 2013 at 12:23pm
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Been a while since reporting but I did happen to get on some of the shrimp boat action we all been waiting for. We started out last Friday with a crew of regulars who didn’t need much advice when it’s come to filling the boxes. We managed to fill the board with Yellowfin tuna, AJs, snappers. Saturday we decided to race everyone else to the shrimp boats and won. We pulled up to the Lucky Tommy....  Read More
October 06, 2013 at 9:26am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
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After two days of horrible rain and cancelations I was happy to see Monday come along. Most people hate Mondays. Quite the contrary for fisherman though. Especially in Venice or anywhere else the fishing is phenomenal. I guess it's the nature of the beast though. We all know you have to take the good with the bad. This Monday was a perfect example of the good. Unfortunately though the bad....  Read More
August 27, 2013 at 2:41pm
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Friday I had the pleasure of fishing a crew that pretty much knew everything needed to know about Venice and all its pleasures. Only on this day the pleasure was hard to see as the day started out. We traveled through heavy rain the whole way down river and then probably twenty miles out as well. As we broke through, the site in our rearview mirror was intimidating for sure. In case you are....  Read More
August 20, 2013 at 2:13pm
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Friday the 19th we set off with thunder and lightning on the horizon. Our group decided on this date for an overnight trip back in march. After some bad weather back then we all were praying for better fishing conditions. The seas were high all day due to the numerous boomers just off the coast. We procrastinated as long as we could. We finally shoved off to go check it out. As we approached the....  Read More
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July 21, 2013 at 9:20am
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On Friday after a long week of family commitments I finally made it out. Started early as usual. Being a Friday during the summer it was a must. Our bait came relatively easy, then we took off south only to find six boats already fishing where we expected success. We followed another captain to the spot, all the while thinking how the cat could have escaped the bag. Anyway, we figured we would....  Read More
July 03, 2013 at 9:12am
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I fished the 3rd and 4th with the same crew. Fished hard in the morning for bait then landed a nice haul of snapper then took off for the tuna. Hit a few rigs on the way to where I knew they would be just in case I miss something the day before. No encouraging signs so we continued to move on. I figured it to be a late bite anyway. Sure enough, first bait out we hooked up. Good yellowfin, 60 to....  Read More
June 11, 2013 at 9:05pm
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On Monday the 27th of may, we had the starting guard from TCU who happens to be the first team on our beloved Tigers schedule. This wasnt a problem for us today. If it were an Alabama player, well lets just say the report might be a little different. This biggest problem for us today was the 5 to 7 foot seas out of the south. After watching the eyes of our crew as we attempted to travel to the....  Read More
June 10, 2013 at 1:49pm
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Friday took off with a group of local guys to chase the yellowfin tuna. Blasted off from marina with the fountain early since the moon was making fish stop biting early. We left all hopes of catching live bait at home. We decided it wouldn't be wise since the fish would quit eating early. Instead we made our way to the hotspot to see three boats already there. We decided to pass them up for....  Read More
June 09, 2013 at 9:12am
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Took my son, Gray, and three of his friends from Fort Smith, Arkansas, fishing with Capt. Andy for their senior trip. The winds and seas were high and rough, but once again, Capt. Andy came through. He picked the right rig, and we limited out on red snapper in 30 minutes. The boys really enjoyed the experience of being in the Gulf and riding the surf with Capt. Andy. He is an extremely savvy and....  Read More
June 07, 2013 at 7:29am
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We ran 3 trips over the last weekend...
all pretty much similar results with a really strong tuna bite... adding in wahoo a couple of days over 60lbs... Sunday we started out for wahoo since Andy had pick up 2 nice ones hours prior..., but bailed quickly seeing tuna marks on the sounder. Set up and 1st drift we got into some nice black fin, drift after drift hooking up with singles, doubles,....  Read More
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April 30, 2013 at 4:08pm
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Friday 3/15 I had the pleasure of fishing with a group of friends on a private boat. We set off early to beat the other birds to the worms. It didn’t take long to get the action started. We worked hard all day and it seems like there was never a moment that someone didn’t have a fish on. Obviously not all the fish were keepers or the targeted species. However, the big fish seemed to be more....  Read More
March 25, 2013 at 11:53am
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Left late this day, 3/3, due to 20 to 25 knot winds out of the north. We had another local crew from the city celebrating a birthday. We once again were headed back to the spot that didn’t treat us too well on Friday. We first stopped to pick up some easy jacks and to also waste some time. We planned on letting the seas lay down a bit so jack fishing was a good start. Once done we moved west....  Read More
March 12, 2013 at 9:10am
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After canceling all week we finally had a window to make it out. Our crew was eager and so were we. We didn't take long to hook up. Our first bite almost spooled us. What a way to start. We didn't manage to land that one but after a few more passes had a good wahoo in the boat. We moved on after a while and then tripled up on yellowfin. Landed two of the three tuna. Then no others. Moved once....  Read More
February 27, 2013 at 10:06am
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Fished on Sunday for a birthday trip with group from Louisiana…some guys that enjoy fishing and the outdoors. We woke up to calm winds and beautiful skies after spending the better part of the previous day worried about the 6 foot seas. After a calm trip down the river we meet 2-3 seas. After a 30 min boat ride in the gulf we arrived at our destination. We started chumming and in less than five....  Read More
February 19, 2013 at 6:49pm
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Fished Friday with Chris and Blaine from Dallas, TX area… this was their first trip to Venice or fishing outside of Port Aransas – the access to variety of fish in Venice is awesome so we made a plan to get a variety of locals and fish to give them a sample of what Venice has to offer. Ran out the Delta in flat seas which was such a refreshment from conditions most of the month so far… found 2-3....  Read More
January 26, 2013 at 12:50pm
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Yellowfin action from the lump yesterday!
January 26, 2013 at 11:40am
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Offshore Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
First let me say Capt. Andy and Chris took the 6 of us out when no other captain would. I took my company on a sales goal trip and the captain I had booked backed out saying the seas were too rough..Not Andy he said it will be rough but we will catch fish,and catch fish we did ......8-10 seas and rain and we kicked butt. Rock on Capt. Andy and Chris I would fish with y'all in a hurricane....  Read More
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January 07, 2013 at 7:04pm
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After four cancellations in the last week of 2012, spirits were down for sure. Then the forecast for the first week of 2013 was released and nothing changed. All week long looking, looking, and more looking at NOAA wave forecast it seemed Saturday might be the only day of week to sneak out. Unfortunately no trip was scheduled for Saturday. It used to be in years past not only myself but every....  Read More
January 06, 2013 at 8:18pm

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