From the left, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company’s Capt. Zach Lewis, mate Tanner Noakly, Capt. Kevin Beach and mate Clayton Walters pose with the 528-pound (left) and 543-pound bluefin tuna they caught May 3 about 35 miles south of Port Eads.

Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

Mexican Gulf captains bring in a couple of 500-plus-pounders
May 15 at 10:26am

Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

Epic day of fishing Tuesday 65 miles south of Venice
November 09, 2017 at 3:55pm
Huk's Thomas deOgburn, left, and Chris Ellis show off a nice yellowfin tuna caught during a trip out of Venice last week aboard Mexican Gulf Fishing Company Capt. Zach Lewis' 37-foot Freeman.

Tuna time out of Venice

Yellowfin crushing live bait in clean water offshore, guide says
August 21, 2017 at 8:59am
A Cush-It rod butt pad will lessen the bruising of a tuna fight.

Fighting formula

July 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Yellowfin are strong and can put up quite the fight.

Tuna Tamers

Yellowfin test tackle and resolve — but are worth it
July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Kaleb Richardson lays on top of the 835-pound bluefin tuna he reeled in Saturday afternoon near the Neptune platform about 120 miles southwest of Grand Isle. Pending certification, it could be the new No. 4-ranked bluefin in the Louisiana record books.

Lafayette 8th-grader lands potential Top 5 bluefin tuna in Green Canyon

Kaleb Richardson’s 835-pounder measured 113 inches — with an 86-inch girth
April 25, 2017 at 6:14pm
The men took tuna both by bump-trolling and chunking.

Venice is tuna heaven

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Step 1: Cut behind the head at a 45-degree angle to save as much of the meat behind the head as possible.

How to clean tuna

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Live bait fish are added to the Bait & Chum Bat through its open end.

The best tuna chumming tool

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
During one period, it seemed that either Pelas or Bruce was constantly hooked up.

Best live-bait tuna rigs

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Capt. Will Wall says that yellowfin tuna can be caught almost year-round out of the port of Venice.

Paradise redux — Venice is still a tuna heaven

Hurricane Katrina devastated Port Eads in 2005, but the powerful storm didn’t do any damage to the world-class tuna fishing to be had to the south. And this captain shares the secrets to success.
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
An epic yellowfin trip yielded 14 tuna — including two weighing more than 100 pounds — out of Venice on Feb. 5.

Epic trip yields 14 tuna out of Venice

Group catches more than 30 yellowfin over three days
February 20, 2017 at 7:45am
Oklahoma's David Loewen shows off the pending Louisiana state record blackfin tuna he landed Friday 18 miles out of Venice's Pass a Loutre.

State record blackfin tuna caught out of Venice

Oklahoma angler reels in 41-pounder Friday
January 31, 2017 at 9:40am
Yellowfin tuna will be moving closer to the mouth of the Mississippi as river levels drop in the fall, allowing guides like Capt. Joey Davis to put their customers on fish with shorter trips out of Venice.

Falling Mississippi brings tuna bite nearer to mouth of river

Less freshwater pouring out brings bait — and yellowfin — closer in to Venice
September 07, 2016 at 8:00pm