The offshore fishing in the later part of April has been very productive. The majority of the customers that we have taken have mainly wanted to target Yellowfin Tuna. Most days the Yellowfin Tuna have averaged 30-50 lbs, with the Blackfin Tuna averaging at about 15 lbs. We have also had an early run of Mahi Mahi in the area, so we are hoping for a good season catching them as well. The sword fishing has been very productive as well, if you’re willing to put in the time. Some days they bite on the first drop, with other days taking a bit longer. So for the next several months, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and Wahoo will be the main targets offshore.
On June 1st, red snapper season will open and last until July 31st. Then Amberjack season will open on August 1st and last until the quota is caught.
Inshore Fishing Report
A lot of people have been talking about the high river affecting the fishing down in South Louisiana. Lets just say that it has not slowed us down at all. The red fishing has been excellent this year with no sign of slowing down. The Speckled Trout bite has been good around some of the Chandeleur Islands. They have shown up along some of the passes in Venice but it has been inconsistent. As we move further into May and June, the trout should start to show up more consistently around Pass-o-loutre. And also around the South Pass Jetties. Along with the Redfish and Trout, we have been catching a mixture of Flounder and Sheephead as well.
We still have open days available for May and June, mostly on the weekdays. Lodging is available as well. You can contact us at (985)-960-1900.