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|Monster yellowfin landed from 24-foot bay boat
June 14 at 8:44 am
Even though he’s still a young man, it’s a pretty safe bet Aaron Cortez will never get a bigger birthday present than the one he caught midday Wednesday out of Venice.
|Tuna trip is totally worth it
April 10 at 1:00 pm
"Where is the best place to get good sushi?" the stranger asked.
"About 120 miles that way," Joey Davis said, gesturing to the southwest.
Less than 48 hours later, Davis, Colton Wood and Hussein Zayed, all of Ocean Springs, Miss., were drifting cut bait on the Lump, south of Venice, in Zayed's 27 Conch.
|A labor of love — How the New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club began
February 01 at 7:00 am
Louisiana is blessed in all things that come from the water. Its reputation as a seafood-producing and consuming state is unequaled.
The first European explorers of what is now the state were amazed at the quality and quantity of freshwater fish present. Recreational saltwater fishing in Louisiana’s coastal waters, lakes and bays has long been the best in the United States.
Perhaps the abundance of these resources prevented the early development of deep-sea, big-game fishing.
|Cobia: The curious fish
February 01 at 7:00 am
Cobia, often called ling or lemonfish in Louisiana, are not bashful feeders. Although they can be stubborn at times, especially if a piece of hardwood or rubber is thrown at them to eat, they will usually grab almost any bait that is offered — often right next to the boat.
|LDWF launches permit system for offshore landings
January 02 at 3:13 pm
A newly launched program requires all recreational offshore anglers to be permitted to catch tuna, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers and snappers — and to report all catches of yellowfin tuna, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced last week.
The goal of the mandatory but free offshore landing permits is to provide more-accurate records of yellow fin tuna landings to help LDWF biologists better manage the fisheries, the agency said.
“In order to properly manage yellowfin tuna, LDWF needs more data on this important fishery, “LDWF’s Jason Adriance said. “LDWF is not comfortable with the current methods … providing recreational harvest estimates for yellowfin tuna, as there is a large amount of error associated with those data. These new data-collection methods will give us more-accurate and timely data to manage this important fishery in Louisiana.
|Giant California yellowfin tuna battle for world record
December 13, 2012 at 10:39 am
Two huge yellowfin tuna – the two biggest ever – have been caught in the past couple of months, but only one is being considered for a new world record.
John Petruescu caught a 445-pound yellowfin just before sunrise on Dec. 9 while fishing on the Excel, a long-range charterboat out of San Diego, Calif., Although his fish surpassed the existing world record by a full 40 pounds, it was will not be considered as a possible world record because the boat’s captain grabbed the fishing rod twice during the fight, disqualifying it under the rules of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
|Tuna thick off the mouth of the Mississippi River
October 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm
After a summer of finicky tuna fishing, the larger yellowfin have finally started to make their way into anglers’ ice chests with more consistency, and the landing of a pending state-record proves there are monsters out there.
Capt. Damon McKnight has been going out of Tiger Pass and has been finding lots of action.
|Pending state-record yellowfin caught out of Grand Isle
October 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm
A trip out of Grand Isle on Saturday (Oct. 13) ended with a pending new state-record yellowfin tuna hanging at the docks of Bridge Side Marina.
The catch of the 251-pound yellowfin by New Iberia's 22-year-old Elliot Sale will, if certified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, break an eight-year-old record.
|Calcasieu Heat: Tips for Big Lake speckled trout success
August 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Ten-year-old Phillip Rue was scrunched up on the bow seat of the boat, torquing the handle of the spinning reel ferociously.
“Hoo hoo, I got one!” he shouted.
The reel’s drag screeched in protest as the fish on the end of the line struggled to escape.
When the 2-foot-long blacktip shark thrashed to the surface, the young man went ballistic.
“It’s a mako; it’s a mako. I think that it’s a mako!” he shouted.
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
My transformation to a recreational angler is complete.
No longer do I subject myself to rolling waves and roaring winds all in the name of fishing. Rather than spend a day making myself miserable on the water, from my recliner I look forward to all the fish pictures in my inbox from friends whose invitations I turned down.
Rain I don’t mind so much, but wind? I would rather dance with Bobby Hebert in his dress than fish in anything over 15 m.p.h.
|Over $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in Louisiana Saltwater Series tournaments
March 19, 2012 at 11:04 am
The 2012 Louisiana Saltwater Series promises to be the biggest and best yet. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ annual catch and release tournament enters its third year, with last year’s competition drawing participants from across the Gulf Coast including Texas and Florida.
|LDWF kicks off yellowfin tuna tagging program
August 04, 2011 at 4:03 pm
A tag-and-release yellowfin tournament based out of Venice Marina on Sept. 24 will kick off a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries initiative to encourage recreational anglers to tag and release yellowfin while helping provide scientific data so managers can better understand the species, the agency announced today (Aug. 4).
“The new tuna-tagging program will provide baseline information for the population models used to assess the health of the stock of this valuable fishery,” LDWF’s Randy Pausina said. “It will also help clarify the evidence that yellowfin migratory patterns have been altered by the presence of offshore oil platforms.”
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