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Louisiana - Venice & the Gulf of Mexico

Capt. Damon McKnight
January 25, 2005
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

Incredible Tuna and Wahoo Fishing!

Once again it is that time of year when the big yellow fin tuna and wahoo move close to our shores to produce some incredible action. The wahoo so far have been averaging 50-85lbs. and the tuna have been in the 130lb. class with a few breaking the 180lb. mark.

The weather has been beautiful with the exception of a few foggy days but so far this winter has been mild and great for getting offshore.

Most of our fish have been coming off of cut bonita but a fresh menhadden will work as well. Most of the wahoo have been eating just about any type of plug you put in front of their face. Rapala, Stretch 30, Mirro-lure, Braid, and Yozuri have been the bait of choice. If you want to try for a 100+lb. wahoo then live bait fished King Mackerel style will usually do the trick.

We are putting our heavy tackle to the test right now and it is doing good. Our fishing outfits consist of Duel 6/0 and 4/0 wide reels on Cape Fear 80-130lb. stand up rods. The reels are spooled with Suffix 80lb. and 60lb. mono. The 60 is lighter than I like to fish but some days the tuna are line shy and this helps with your hook-up ratio.

We will be fishing everyday that the weather allows so stay tuned for more reports. We will be doing a T.V. show with Americana Outdoors which will air on Fox Sports and OLN. I will post exact dates and times after we film.

Capt. Damon McKnight/Super Strike Charters

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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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