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Experience Tuna Fishing in Venice, LA

2010_03_05bigyellaYou would be hard pressed to find another destination in the U.S that provides anglers with a greater opportunity to catch yellowfin, blackfin, and bluefin tunas year round. The bottom line is that more yellowfin tuna are caught off the coast of Venice, LA than anywhere else and Paradise Outfitters is one of the top tuna fishing charters in town.

Offering full day and overnight trips, Paradise Outfitters is a professional Louisiana fishing charter that specializes in putting their customers on lots of yellowfin and blackfin tuna.

Fishing for tuna is an experience unlike any other and is a true test of strength and endurance. In the Gulf of Mexico, yellowfin tuna can be caught up to 240lbs! So prepare for battle and expect to test your might on a tuna fishing charter with Paradise Outfitters.

Yellowfin Tuna fishing in Venice, LA

Yellowfin tuna is a species of albacore, and is also known as the ahi fish. It is one of the largest species of tuna, in some cases weighing in at over 350 pounds; the same size of an Atlantic bluefin tuna. Although yellowfin is not the largest tuna, it is reputable for it’s incredible strength, rivaling the leviathan Pacific Blue Fin tunas which can reach up to 1000 pounds.

Yellowfin Tuna are a fast and powerful fish that can be found anywhere from the Gulf of Mexico to Hawaii, often traveling in large schools close to the surface where they hunt actively for food. Fishing for yellowfins in Venice, LA is a challenge in and of itself as these fish fight hard for their freedom and are unwavering in their endurance.

Most yellowfin tuna caught in Venice, LA are between 20 and 60lbs, but larger fish come into the area in the winter and fall months. Capt. Scott Leger of Paradise Outfitters holds the current Louisiana State Record for Yellowfin Tuna – 240lbs – and is tremendously experienced at honing in on these giant fish with precision.

There are several ways to fish for yellowfin tuna in Venice, LA

    • Top water fishing
      • In top water fishing, two kinds of lures may be used. The most common lure are the floating lures, which stay on the surface. The other option is the less buoyant bait, which does not float but rather the user must keep the lure at the surface by reeling and a series of jerks. In top water fishing, the fish are mostly lured in by the noise of the surface bait.
    • Chunking
    • Trolling
    • Live Baiting
    • Vertical Jigging
  • Jigging is a fishing technique where a bait is used that is similar to but distinct from spinner baits. The bait (a jig) is rigged to sink. You lure the fish with a series of jerks, much like when using a spinner bait. Great for catching fish near the bottom.
  • Live lining
  • Live lining is just as it suggests. Your pole is baited with live bait, such as anchovy or other fish that tuna find to be attractive.
  • Chumming
  • Chumming is a method used to attract schools of fish by throwing “chum” into the water. Chum usually consists of fish parts that will attract the type of fish that you’re fishing for.

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