Subject: Gilf Of Mexico, Louisiana|
Submitted by Due south fishing (ip 18.104.22.168)
Date Fished: 6/24/2005
Water Temperature: .
Water Clarity: .
Fishing_for: tuna dolphin
Boat: Due South
captain: Capt Chris
The fishing over the last week has been nothing short of outstanding. We have been running mostly offshore trips with a few inshore mixed in. Most of the tuna trips have been to the floaters. We have been most successful with live bait which has been easy to come by on the grass patches. WE have had a lot of hook ups on every trip with many double and triple hook ups and numerous dolphin and wahoo while trolling. Most of the fishing trolling are hitting a cedar plug or blue/white tuna buster with a ballyhoo. The fish on live bait have been on the larger size for this time of the year. Most of the fish have been right around or just over the 100lb mark. Some of the greatest fish caught are the ones caught by the tuna virgins especially the kids. In the past week, we have had 5 kids catch their first tuna and one was as young as 10 years old!! There is nothing that makes you happier than to see their smile when the fish hits the deck! We have had some over night trip but most trips barely made it into darkness. The ice chest have been full so we hook a few just so they can see the awesome strike at night. At night, we are casting poppers and floating yummee birds back in the current where they are getting crushed. One suggestion people who are coming tuna fishing for the first time, bring enough ICE CHESTS!!!! One crew brought one 54 quart ice chest. When they left Venice, they were the proud owners of a new 120 and 90 quart ice chest. These fish yield a lot of meat and it dont take long for 4-5 100lb tuna filets to fill an ice chest.