It’s Time to Fall into Huge Yellowfin Tunas

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 by Captain Chandler

We’re now into the legendary Venice, Louisiana Yellowfin Tuna bite and and fishing grounds have not let us down! We at Champion Charters continue to put our valued clients on epic Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna as well as Wahoo, Swordfish and other pelagic species. Champion Charters is OPEN FOR BUSINESS and is ready to get you out to the grounds to take full advantage of this great action.

The Venice hotels and restaurants are open and have ready to welcome you back to the Yellowfin Tuna Capital of the world! Let’s get to the latest fishing report:

Huge Yellowfin Tuna!

We’re hitting the Gulf of Mexico in our custom 36′ and 39′ Yellowfins with our livewells crammed with live mullet and pogies and our hatches packed with chunk baits to make sure that we cover all of our bases. Our clients have been relaxing in comfort and safety as we rip it out to the tuna grounds to stalk jumbo Yellowfins and Blackfins.

Once we arrive at the target zone and get our baits in the water, we’re being greeted by huge Yellowfin Tunas ranging in size from 100 lbs to 200 lbs! Book your trip NOW to get in on this incredible Tuna action!

Blackfins Are Big…and Plentiful!

While fishing – and catching- big Yellowfins, our clients are blown away by the aggressiveness and size of the Blackfin Tunas that are mixed in with the jumbo Yellowfins! These Blackfins don’t take a backseat to anything! They’re ranging in size from 25-35 lbs!

Let’s Yell “Wahoo”!

Another species that is on fire right now is Wahoo! The Wahoo bite is off the chain and we’re catching gigantic Wahoos that weight between 30 and 100 lbs! These are record fish that we’re catching on the way to and from the tuna grounds. Unlike tunas, we’re targeting Wahoos on the troll using a various lures and ballyhoo combinations.

Swordfishing Remains Steady

Venice Tuna Charters

The Swordfish bite continues to be strong as well! We continue to put our clients on Swordfish in the 150 lb to 300 lb range during our daytiming trips as well as our specialty overnight trips. When you book your trip, let us know if you want to book the Tuna/Swordfish combination trip, where we target Yellowfins on the way out and target Swordfish once we’ve boated our limit of tunas. That’s what’s great about operating our 36′ and 39′ Yellowfins: We have the speed and range to tap BOTH fisheries…and more!

Overnight Fishing Experience

Our Overnight Trips, which leave the dock at Noon and return at Noon the following day are action-packed trips! Our anglers are catching the large Wahoo mentioned above plus Mahi Mahi and even a Blue Marlin or too during the daylight hours on our way out to the Tuna grounds by trolling various lures and lures rigged with dead baits.

We will fish our way offshore to the point that we can get set up for the dusk “witching hour” when Yellowfin Tuna and Blackfin Tuna launch into a feeding frenzy on schools of flying fish as we pitch live baits to them. After it gets dark, the action stays red-hot. We switch from live baits to “chunking” to keep the tunas around the boat and pitching jigs.

There is not time for rest as the bite is amazing all night! As the sun peeks above the horizon to begin the day, we’ll switch back to live baits as the first hour of daylight brings the big Yellowfins back on the bite.

Our Overnight Trips are worthy of your Bucket List. Call us NOW to book your Venice Overnight Trip to experience the angling experience of a lifetime!

Keep in mind that Champion Charters is in full compliance with CDC and State of Louisiana COVID guidelines. Our boats are continually cleaned and being offshore in the salt air is one of the best ways to AVOID infection. Fishing is great for your health and now is the best time to get out of the house!

If you want to FALL into the fishing trip of a lifetime, call NOW to reserve your date before we fill up!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chandler