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It’s Lump Time: Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo Action in Venice!

Posted on February 8th, 2021 by Captain Chandler

Venice, Louisiana is known all over the world as the Yellowfin Tuna epicenter and is known for huge Yellowfins during February and March as we shift to fishing the legendary “Lump”! Champion Charters is knee-deep in the middle of this red-hot Yellowfin Tuna bite and huge Wahoo to boot!

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!

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

Giant Winter Yellowfin Tuna!

It’s time to head for the Lump and 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 in the vicinity of the Lump, 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!

Football Season is Still On

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 “Footballs” don’t take a backseat to anything! They’re ranging in size from 25-35 lbs!

Monster Wahoos and Melting Drags!

The Winter Wahoo bite continues to be amazing and we expect this to continue into the Spring! We’re catching gigantic Wahoos that weigh 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.

Swordfish During the Day

The Swordfish bite continues to be strong! 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!

Legendary Bucket List Overnight Trips

Our Overnight Trips, which leave the dock at Noon and return at Noon the following day are action-packed trips! More Yellowfins, Blackfins, Wahoo and Swordfish than you can shake a stick at!

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!

Book your Snapper Fishing Charter NOW

The world famous Venice, Louisiana Red Snapper Season opens on June 1st and everyone is preparing to catch their share of Red Gold! We at Champion Charters will be pre-fishing certain areas in advance of the Season to nail down where the Red Snapper are holding up so that our clients can catch their limit of huge Red Snapper. This is one of our most in-demand charter trips and our calendar fills up fast! Give us a call to book your Red Snapper experience!

Tight Lines

Captain Chandler

Nighttime is the Right Time for Tunas!

Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Captain Chandler

Venice, Louisiana is known all over the world as the Yellowfin Tuna epicenter and is known for huge Yellowfins during February and March. Champion Charters is all over this red-hot Tuna bite and we’re making it happen with our exclusive OVERNIGHT fishing trips!

Tuna, Wahoo, Tuna, Wahoo, Tuna

Our Overnight Trips, which leave the dock at Noon and return at Noon the following day are action-packed trips! Our anglers are catching huge Wahoo (from 30 lbs to 80 lbs) during the daylight hours on our way out to the Tuna grounds by trolling various lures and lures rigged with dead baits.

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We will fish our way offshore to the point that we can get set up for the dusk “witching hour” when Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna and swarms of 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.

The Yellowfins we’re catching range in size from 60 lbs to 150 lbs plus the Bigeyes and Blackfins are up to 50 lbs!

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.

At this point, we need to give those sore arms a break as we make our way back in, targeting Wahoo and Mahi Mahi as targets of opportunity.

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!

Let Champion Charters get you to the fishing grounds at warp speed and fish all night in comfort aboard our custom 36′ and 39′ Yellowfin center console fishing machines. Nobody in Venice can get you to this amazing overnight bite quicker than Champion Charters!

Don’t forget to ask us about large parties! We can take up to 12 anglers!

Tight Lines

Captain Chandler