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Amazing footage captured by an angler out of Venice shows a hooked-up hammerhead shark being attacked by a tiger shark estimated to weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

Video: Hooked-up 7-foot hammerhead attacked by giant tiger shark

Question: When does a 7-foot fish on your line turn into live bait?

Answer: When you’re fishing for tuna in Venice and get hooked up with a big hammerhead that draws the attention of a 1,000-plus pound tiger shark, that’s when. 

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18th Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 28-30 out of Venice Marina

The 18th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is set to roll next week out of Venice Marina, and this year’s event features a brand new five-fish red snapper stringer division made possible because the state waters line has been pushed beyond the old 3-mile boundary.

July 22 at 10:02am
Jeremy Croucher, left, and Capt. Frank Lawson show off the pending No. 7-ranked tripletail that Croucher landed on July 14 in East Bay out of Venice. It weighed 31.28 pounds, and measured 32 inches long.

Pending No. 7-ranked tripletail caught last week in East Bay

It’s hard not to do a double take when you lay your eyes on the monstrous 31-pound tripletail caught last week in East Bay.

July 21 at 10:24pm

Too Much Fun with Cajun Hookers

In this episode we drove down to Venice, Louisiana to have fun with Cajun Hookers.

July 14 at 6:00pm
Jerry Rouyea shows off the leopard redfish he caught on the west side of the Mississippi River out of Venice on July 2. The 28-inch red had 660 total spots, the result of a recessive pigment variation, according to a fish geneticist.

St. Amant angler reels in leopard redfish with 600-plus spots out of Venice

Jerry Rouyea was definitely seeing spots on a recent fishing trip on the west side of the Mississippi River, but it wasn’t because of the stifling 93-degree heat and lack of any breeze that day out of Venice.

July 13 at 10:30am
A 25-foot Grady-White lost its transom and two Yamaha 250 motors Saturday morning when it hit a sandbar in South Pass. The coordinates for the sandbar are 29° 1.233' north and 89° 10.369' west, according to Capt. Rob Buck with Sea Tow Westbank.

South Pass sandbar rips transom, two Yamaha outboards off 25-foot Grady-White

An overnight offshore trip came to an abrupt halt for four anglers heading out of Venice Saturday morning when their 25-foot Grady-White hit a sandbar in South Pass and ripped the transom and two Yamaha outboards completely off the boat.

July 05 at 4:37pm
Heat-sensitive trout often seek cooler water around nearshore rigs.

Rigging up

Everyone loves a hot Delta bite, but you can expect the action to cool off when the weather heats up.

OK, if you don’t mind wading through the pun puddles, this is actually a straightforward premise: When summer’s swelter has the inshore fish languishing in lethargy, you’ll find your brightest opportunities where the warm-season discomfort has minimal impact.

July 01 at 7:00am
Walking topwaters like the Live Target Mullet along the Southwest Pass jetties will result in explosions from hungry bull reds.

Pass time — Redfish swam in Southwest Pass

About 20 years ago, former Venice Marina owner Dave Ballay told me, “If someone held a gun to my head and said I had to catch a fish, 365 days a year, I’d go to Southwest Pass.”

Pretty strong endorsement, and not one with which many would argue. This place is a fish magnet.

July 01 at 7:00am
Meredith Ballay, of Buras, shows off one of the bull reds she caught during an unbelievable day of fishing with Capt. Kasye Bourn during the IWFA Venice Slam. Ballay went on to win the three-day competition.

Record redfish haul leads to IWFA win

Two anglers fishing an international women’s tournament in Venice last week found a honey hole that produced more than 50 bull reds and 50 rat redfish in one spot. 

June 22 at 11:40am
The father and son Bruce team show their pleasure at being on feeding fish.

How Tony Bruce caught the fever

Tony Bruce has done a lot of things in his 63 years. He was a school teacher and coach, owned an offshore oil-field boat rental business and developed property in Zachary for the Copper Mill Golf Course. 

June 15 at 7:00am
Tony Bruce’s STAR-winning speckled trout weighed 7.8 pounds.

Bruce finally scores STAR win

They say good things happen to nice guys.

On July 24, 2015, forty-nine days after our fishing trip — while fishing with trophy trout greats Ed Sexton and Dudley Vandenborre in the Faux Pas Lodge Invitational Rodeo — Tony Bruce finally caught his STAR-winning speckled trout.

June 15 at 7:00am
Kevin Diez (front) and Gene Hoover have been friends for many years and love to fish in the Atchafalaya Basin.

The making of two Atchafalaya Basin bass-fishing experts

Kevin Diez is an old friend.

I first met him fishing. We were both belly deep in the water at Elmer’s Island, clobbering speckled trout and white trout.

We were the only two on the island and the fishing was easy, so we started talking.

June 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Brian Sherman with Kayak Venice said June is a great month to target speckled trout and redfish via kayak out of Joshua’s Marina in Buras because fish are typically not far from the launch.

Great kayak angling options in Buras

In a typical kayak, there just isn’t a whole lot of extra room for a vast array of pre-rigged rods, or multiple tackle boxes crammed with an insane variety of hooks, topwater lures, soft plastics and other items you never use but couldn’t pass up during your last visit down the fishing aisle.

For the most part, it’s a minimalist sport — which makes Buras an ideal June location for speckled trout and redfish because of both close paddling proximity, and the ease of using artificial lures this month.

June 07 at 8:29am
Capt. Kris Robert, with One Last Cast Charters, holds up a stringer of speckled trout caught this week at the Compressor Rig in Lake Borgne. The key is positioning your boat well away from the rig, over the shell pad surrounding the structure.

Speckled trout transitioning from Lake Pontchartrain into Lake Borgne

Capt. Kris Robert spends well over 200 days on the water each year in and around Lake Pontchartrain tracking down speckled trout and redfish, and he keeps a daily journal of his trips: where he fished, what he caught, the most effective lures and bait, along with the day’s weather conditions. 

June 02 at 3:19pm
Chasing big speckled trout has become a passion in Tony Bruce’s life.

Spotted fever — Top tips for catching Venice’s trophy trout

He’s got it. He’s got it bad!

Tony Bruce has spotted fever — a burning desire to put big spotted seatrout in the boat.

The sine qua non of his fishing existence is to win the 100-day long Coastal Conservation Association STAR.

June 01 at 7:00am

Cover

Don't give up on Toldeo Bend just because the spawn is over. You just have to know the best tactics. And the big trout are lurking around structures out of Venice, and these guys proved the best tactics.

June 01 at 7:00am