Wahoo Fishing: Gulf Coast Fishing Report from Super Strike Charters
It has been just a little over a month since our last report but I was waiting until this time to post so I could say “It’s on” time to go fishing. The weather in January was pretty tough to deal with and as we move into February I am not going to say it will be smooth sailing, but it will hopefully be more mild than this past January with a few less windy days. The fish are in fairly close so the runs to the fishing grounds are not too bad even on some of the bumpier days. The Wahoo bite has been excellent over the past two weeks. Of course one day will differ from the next, as the past three days are a testament to that, but that is just offshore fishing in general. This past weekend was a sure sign as Capt. Willy B was able to put 20 Wahoo in the boat with the R. Saenz crew. That is not something that happens everyday and is not easy to do. It takes sheer numbers of fish in order to do that, so the fish are here. But, on Friday fishing the same areas produced only 1 wahoo and 1 black fin tuna, so that is how big a difference one day can make offshore fishing.
The Yellowfin Tuna fishing has picked up as well and will only get better from now till about the end of March in the winter hotspots.
All of the Wahoo have been caught on the troll, with the exception of Saturday when some were caught by just casting out. The Tuna are coming off the troll, chunk, and live bait. So, despite the weather the fishing is very good right now and should continue on for at least the next couple of months. On the windy days we can fish inside protected waters for red fish which can be a lot of fun on light tackle. We still have some weekdays left during February and March so if your planning on fishing with us this winter now is the time to book your reservation and let us show you how good the fishing is out of Venice, La.