The offshore tuna fishing has been excellent over the past month most days.
We are primarily targeting Yellowfin tuna and Red Snapper this time of year. Tuna fishing, as always is a day by day fishery in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. You never know for sure how the next day will go when fishing Tuna, but there is nowhere better than fishing off the coast of Venice for this species.
As we move out of June and into July, Yellowfin tuna fishing will still be the prime target.
We will also have the opportunity to catch Mahi-Mahi, Blue or White Marlin, Swordfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and Red Snapper. These are the species that are the most abundant this time of year. Although the Mahi-Mahi really haven’t show up in big numbers yet, we expect them to be here in July. The grass-lines are forming up nicely and Blue-Water has not been very far offshore. So with these two combinations the rip lines should produce a lot of fish this summer.
Day time Sword fishing is getting more and more popular in our area.
Mainly due to the amount of fish we have along the edges. They are a big fish, excellent eating, and not many people have caught one. Avg. size is about 150lbs., but they do get over 300lbs, and can be a handful for the majority of anglers. We fish them on manual reels or we can fish them with electric reels. We leave this up to the customer to decide.
So right now, if your coming to Venice to fish with us you can expect to catch Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna most days, followed up by Red Snapper, Swordfish, and Mahi-Mahi.
These 4 species are the easiest to target right now. The other species that could require a little more time fishing would be grouper, cobia, mangrove snapper, blue and white marlin.