Venice BIG Stuff

If you wanna go big, you gotta go to Venice. Cobia and bull reds were the targeted species in this episode of Sportsman TV and Venice did not disappoint.

Luckily we had Capt. Sal Gagliano of Southeast Charters to take us around and put us on some big fish.

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 10650 Views

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