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Louisiana - Venice & the Gulf of Mexico

Capt. Damon McKnight
September 28, 2003
Venice - Saltwater Fishing Report

Tunas and Snappers

The weather has definately changed today. On Thursday and Friday we took part of the Kirby Marine Group out. Thursday we planned on Tuna fishing but with the bad weather that was hanging on the East side of the river it was about 6-7ft. I talked to a captain that ventured out that way and he said the waves were so big he could see the sun through the tops of waves. We decided on rig fishing to the west side of the river and it was only 2-3ft. but the fishing was a little slow. They caught a handful of snapper, 1 amberjack, and 2 Cobia in the 25-30lb. range. We did lose 3 cobia because of 2 breakoffs and 1 jump off. Unluckily for us the jump off almost jumped in the boat. That would have been a first. On Friday the guys had to be back to the dock at noon so that didn't leave us much time. We fished hard but were only able to find bull reds at all of the snapper holes. Yesterday we had Gerald Bame and family down for some snapper fishing and you couldn't have asked for anything better. The fishing yesterday couldn't have been better. They caught 30 Mangrove snapper, 7 Red Snapper, a couple of grouper and some undesirables such as sharks, jacks, and 7lb. hardtails. The gulf was slick as a mirror. It is hard to think it went back to 5-6 footers today. Believe me with the way the tuna fishing has been this month, October should be unbelievable. Big Tuna are starting to show up now and they are much closer than they have been. Over the next couple of weeks the reports should be cluttered with talk of big yellowfin tuna being caught. 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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