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Marsh Man Masson vid: Short run to big snapper, and a surprise fish!

For me, the peak of summer comes near the end of its second month, during the annual Faux Pas Lodge Invitational Fishing Rodeo, headquartered at Venice, near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It’s an event that attracts some of the best anglers in the region, who compete to catch the largest speckled trout, tuna, wahoo and more, but I’ve never actually entered the rodeo. For me, it’s a work weekend, since I’ve historically covered it for the print side of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

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Rip lines provide lots of options out of Venice

Summer is in full swing, and that means rip lines and red snapper. 

If tuna isn’t your thing, finding a well-defined rip line can be your key to finding mahi-mahi, wahoo and other pelagic species. And if you have larger live bait like hardtails or blackfin, you could even catch a blue marlin. 

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