Venice,La. Tuna Fishing Report 8-25-13

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by Captain Chandler


After days of bad weather and trip cancelations I was happy to get out and see what was going on. Things started off slow with it hard to make bait.  We got lucky and found a grass patch that was loaded with perfect size hard tails. With a well full of baits we headed toward the tuna grounds.  As we closed in on the rig I could see tuna sky rocketing. We hooked up on a nice yellowfin as soon as we got there using a popper.  After soaking two live hard tails, nearly 20 minutes later both rods screamed. Both fish were in the 60lb range and were in the boat within 15 minutes or so. With a storm creeping up on us we were able to put 2 more fish in the boat. With a total of 4 yellowfin we were forced back to the dock at noon. October is around the corner. That means shrimp boat fishing for BIG tuna. Call to book your trip.

Capt. Chandler