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Fishing Venice, La.

Capt. Damon McKnight
May 26, 2008
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

We managed to get out again the past several days although the weather still has just not been that cooperative. Mahi Mahi are starting to show up, looking back from last year this upcoming weekend was the beginning of an absolutely incredible Mahi bite and lasted thru July, with the bite being the best in June, it should be the same way again this year. Tuna are out there but sharks have been a bit of a problem, we have had a lot of trouble getting past them, then when we do get past the sharks and hook a tuna, the sharks terrorize them all the way up, causing them to make explosive runs and fighting much harder than they normally would. But, if the sharks knock the tail off, it is easy reeling and straight to the boat. Not everywhere that we've been fishing has a shark problem but a good percentage of the closer in areas do. It is not unusual for this time of the year and as the temps. warm up more they will start moving back along the coastal areas. Amberjack have been a huge part of the fishing lately. Although we don't target A.J.'s that often, lately they have been so plentiful we have been making a quick stop and getting a limit very easy. Snapper season opens this Sunday, so now on top of A.J.s, tuna, and dolphin, you've got another species to add to the box. Snapper fishing will be easy pickens. Most of the caught and released snapper over the past few weeks have been averaging about 10lbs. with a few going over 15lbs. This is in areas that aren't known for holding the bigger snapper so I can't wait to get to the areas we would normally catch the big sows. Our report starts for this past Thurs. (Bad Weather), On Friday (Bad Weather), Finally on Saturday we got out and didn't have to cancel at the dock or come back in early. Capt. Bob K. had the Lear group down from Baton Rouge. They wanted to target tuna. After hitting several stops they finally found them late in the afternoon. At one point Capt. Bob said he had four next to the boat. They hooked one and after a five minute fight the hook pulled. Out of nowhere three dolphin swam up next to the boat they hooked all three and landed all three. Two 20lb. Cows and 1 25lb. Bull. After that the tuna disappeared and that was it for the day. I had the Givens crew and they just wanted to bend a rod. The seas were much rougher than forecasted so they decided to stay in close, with one member already sea-sick and 1 more on the way. They easily got a limit of A.J.'s and then we tried for grouper. No grouper, snapper were too thick. Couldn't get passed them. On Sunday Capt. Bob had the Lowe group, they stayed close and caught beeliners and Jacks. Capt. Josh's group went for tuna, the sharks ate them alive so they went and filled the box with A.J.'s as well. Capt. Bob is out today so I should get a report this evening. We have open days for this week and the first week of June, along with a few Sundays. For those interested in getting out and more than likely having one of the best offshore fishing trips you've ever been on this is the best time to go.

Capt. Damon Mcknight
Super Strike Charters
1.800.318.1720
www.superstrikecharters.com

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Offshore fishing for Tuna, Marlin, Dolphin, Wahoo, and many other species. As seen on ESPN Outdoors. We are located 1 hour south of New Orleans in Venice, La. at the Venice Marina

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Super Strike Charters
237 Sports Marina Road
Venice, LA 70460
Phone: 985.960.1900
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